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‘Tree skiers’ pack Christmas tradition out of the mountains

Sarah Brede of Spokane went
Sarah Brede of Spokane went "tree skiing" near Thompson Pass on Nov. 19, bringing a fresh Christmas tree nearly 1,000 vertical feet back to the vehicle. (Mike Brede)

WINTERSPORTS -- Sarah Brede of Spokane went "tree skiing" near Thompson Pass on Sunday, bringing a fresh Christmas tree nearly 1,000 vertical feet back to the vehicle.

“We had a great day looking for a tree while making some powder turns,” said her husband, Mike Brede.

The backcountry skiers made tracks for about four hours relishing the day and searching for the perfect tree.

“The $5 permit was well worth it!” Mike said, noting that they both were in the Christmas spirit, as this video shows.

Christmas Tree Ski Touring from Mike Brede on Vimeo.




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