Enough with the blue skies of September Labor Day skiing, now its time for some early season “real” skiing in which mostly results in copious amounts of hiking and little skiing.  This years snow pack which has slowly crept down the mountains has made for great early skiing in Crow Pass.  Usually hiking up Crow Pass in the winter results in risking your life in a horrible terrain trap but this year, with the snow situation it has been safe.  As you can see in the pictures, the early season terrain on the Jewel, Milk, and Raven glaciers in Crow Pass will get the mind skiing activated and further cloud your decision making on where you want to ski this winter.