Heather Canyon opened up from Moon Bowl down Friday at Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort. Following avalanche reduction efforts and a final lift maintenance check, patrol opened the access gates to lower Heather for the first time this season. Also opened was the steep cliffed terrain of S&R Cliffs.
Pierce Hodges was on hand to video the first day in the Canyon.
And photographers Grant Myrdal and Richard Hallman were captured the rapture of fresh, untouched in the Canyon.
See more of Grant Myrdal's pictures here.