Morning Glory is a glade run in Siberia Bowl, which features a mix of terrain and difficulties. When the conditions are good, it can be an excellent introduction to skiing off piste.
Directly in front of you as you get off of the Timber Chair is an intermediate run that runs a short way down to Falling Star. It starts off quite flat and soon comes to a fork. At this point if you stay to your left and veer left into the trees just past the little uphill section, you will find yourself on Morning Glory.
Although not immediately obvious as your traverse into the trees, this opens up into a lightly gladed and fairly gentle slope The right hand side of these glades is the part that would be a perfect place for someone's inaugural foray into off trail glade skiing. However while the pitch is generally moderate and the trees well spaced, but the conditions can be the normal mixed bag of powder, crust or whatever depending on the recent weather.
The easiest route down is to just follow the fall line and open areas down while gently drifting to the skier's left. Eventually things will open right up and the various options will be obvious. If you stay high and go left though, the terrain gets progressively steeper and you could eventually find yourself in the fairly tight and quite steep trees between Morning Glory and Mars.
An alternative way to Morning Glory is to climb up the ridge (Siberia Ridge) to your left as you get off of the Timber Trail. Although not a long climb, it is still enough to get you breathing, but the reward is some additional nice turns.
Around the middle of the Morning Glory glades.
Any farther to the skier's left and the run gets considerably tighter and steeper, although below where this picture was taken it is quite open and you can traverse over to the open area below Mars.
The area to the skier's right is fairly gentle and open and can be a good introduction to glade skiing when the conditions are right.
At the top of the Morning Glory tree in the pre season.
Last modified on 2007-11-19
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