May powder is not easy to get given the high sun angle. But if you go on a cool day shortly after the snowfall, and ski steep north slopes at high elevation, it is possible. I went to the northern Sawtooths this weekend.
Saturday featured snowsqualls:
Followed by sunshine a few minutes later:
Some of the squalls were so intense I had to hunker down:
But was then skiing sunny powder shortly afterward:
Was thinking I should have brought the fishing pole:
Today was bluebird:
Highlight was skiing deep powder in a remote setting, ~10 miles from the trailhead. I was solo so I skied conservative runs:
Could see my tracks from miles away:
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