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Toughest Ski Weather?

Since I am never out in the backcountry without a guide, I have mostly resort limited experiences, but I would like to hear from anyone who has been far from the safety of a lodge what kind of challenges you have faced.

Aside from very cold temperatures (which I can generally prepare for), the most interesting times for me involve fog.  I have had times where I am almost skiing blind, visibility in the 10s of feet, but add another level of difficulty when the fog is freezing to all your gear.  I have to spend the lift ride scraping myself off, so I am ready for the next run and then sometimes scrapping goggles a couple times to get back to the lift!

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Frozen Shell

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The next day, still foggy, but not freezing to me.

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I can't say I have ever accidentally skied into another country, wow!

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