This was taken in March of 2006 when Nick and I skied Red Slate Couloir...seen to the right...the obvious chute cutting diagonnaly down Red Slate Mtn.
Next to the mountain is a 22 deg Circular Halo... as described here. http://www.atoptics.co.uk/halo/circular.htm
The pallid sun accompanied by a Circular Halo, along with a Sun Dog on the right side... http://www.atoptics.co.uk/halo/parhelia.htm
...caused by ice crystals in the upper atmosphere.