Spring is a glorious time on the West Coast. The flowers are blooming in the city, but the mountains are still cloaked in snow. Deep snow, filling up glaciers, forming perfect couloirs and hugging steep north faces. It is a time to get after the mental checklist of mountains that builds in skier’s minds through the dark days of winter. It is a time to spend full days in the high country with like-minded friends, and end those days in the sun-warmed green grass of the valleys, celebrating a great day over cold beers.