Analysing terrain data
Eagle Wind Trail is a short, black bump run that starts halfway down Thunderbird trail, and offers a more direct route to the bottom of Eagle Wind Lift.
Trees get thicker as you descend.
(The trails are less defined in Eagle Wind Territory, and folks go down through the trees where their skis and boards lead them.) Before the Eagle Wind Lift opened in 2006, this area was called “Backside Parsenn,” and it was open when snowpack allowed.
It was a vast area of gnar-gnar backcountry tree-skiing and riding, with some trees just barely wide enough to navigate.
Many pairs of goggles were scratched up back there! Even today, there is no cell phone service, so don’t go back there without a buddy.
Prepare like you were venturing into the backcountry.