With a warm February thaw destroying nearly all of the snowpack in New England, Bjorn Werner and I decided to head even farther north in search of snow and winter. We travelled 14 hours north of Boston towards the Gaspésie peninsula and the Chic Choc Mountains. We were blessed with close to 45 cm of snow during our trip but strong swirly winds caused some problematic wind slabs at tree line. Twice our guides found themselves on the wrong side of a ski cut and there were some very close calls. It was a scary reminder how quickly things can go wrong when you are our in the backcountry. Luckily they were able to ski away without a scratch and we found some great snow at lower elevations and had a great time!