Pfeifferhorn skiing & snowboarding - May 1st 2011

AKA, "Little Matterhorn", is a nice little shark tooth of a mountain. Easily recognized by its similarity to the famous peak in the Alps, its the 5th highest in the Wasatch. On may 1st, it was not our original objective, but the unexpected sun forced us to bail on a more exposed line down the road. We were equally stoked on the new mission, and the incredible powder it would deliver for the first day of May.

Photo of the mighty Pfeifferhorn in mid winter 2010.
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VIDEO

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Morning light comes though the trees and consumes you with intense heat, than its back to the frigid shadows.
Then up into the high country!
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The south faces of little cottonwood canyon looked tremendous.
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LEVITATION break!
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Ian makes his way closer to the objective.
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Dropping into the Northwest Couloir off the Pfeifferhorn- the top section was ICE!
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Well that was fun. Finished it off with a four thousand foot exit gully. The strong sun had worked the snow down low, turning it from dry crystal powder to wet mank in a hurry. Its that time of the year. Eventually the snow will melt, but with another cold storm on the horizon, the endless winter continues.
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Words: Ian Provo -Photos and Video by Neil & Ian Provo

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