Skiing in the backcountry is typically peaceful and quiet, just you and your friends enjoying the cold, scenic solitude that for me can only be created by the mountain winterscape. Take away the sunshine, and replace it with the blue-white glow of a full moon, and the snow crystals come alive with a sparkle not seen in the daylight. The reflection is so bright that there's no need for a headlamp, and your shadow follows you across the land many hours after the sun has set.
This chilly slice of paradise is best served with a side of cabin, fire, cheeses, meats, beer, wine and spirits at the end of the skin track. After the camaraderie and warmth of these libations, crank the headlamp to max and get your ski on, chasing your shadow back down to wherever you started!
A couple good evening snow shots somewhere in here: