Sunday, February 26, 2012

February Bluebird- 2.24.2012

A bluebird pow day with the opening of Road To Provo and Mineral Basin after being closed for two days. The whole mountain was in play, and a great day to remember with how thin our snow year has been. Got slashers everywhere! Sunshine, powder and being in the mountains, can't beat it!

Powder And Windbuff- 2.19&22.2012

This is an edit from snowboarding Sunday and Wednesday of this last week. We have had good new snow which is making up for this drought of a season we have had this year. Just goes to show you even in the thinnest of times, Little Cottonwood Canyon will deliver the goods. A very fun couple of days riding in the fluff at Snowbird.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Powder Surprise- 2.12-13.2012- Snowbird, Utah

These were by far the two best days of the season! The quality of snow, the coverage, and the under reported depths kept the hordes away for sure. Sunday was no traffic and some of the deepest turns of the season. It snowed hard all day long, the kind of storm that just keeps refilling everything as the day progresses. Me and my friend Dave, who I rarely get to see, got to make turns on the best day of the year. Dave is a really good skier, so it was nice to have someone pushing you all day. We had so many good runs, you would reload the chair thinking it could not get any better, and sure enough, more epicness! I have not had a day like this since last season!!! Not thinking it could be any better Monday was almost a repeat performance, with the opening of Mineral, and RTP to the Knucklehead, and Tiger Tail to boot. The only thing that could make it better was it being Bluebird, which it was as close as you get. I am still soaked in the memory of those two days, and I am very happy for the redemption which came at the hands of a very late arriving Old Man Winter. I hope you enjoy the video as much as I did making these turns! Pow Pow for now!!!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Starting Off February Proper- 2.2-3.2012- Snowbird

The first week of February, old man winter sent a little present of the ultralight snow that the Wasatch is famous for. With the thin pickings this year, this was a welcome addition to our snow pack. Thursday the storm came in, and visibility was nil. I did a lot of flying blind to get my runs in, flat as the light was. But still managed to do a lot more off trail riding since the last storm cemented in more terrain to be accessible. Friday was a fun leftovers day, with the Bookends and the Sunday Cliffs opening. Finally had a nice lap out Road to Provo, and then headed to Tigertail. Nice but technical run to get out there, where I ended up going down Tiny Tiger. On my way back up the Baby T chair, saw that no one was over there, and it was fresh just about everywhere. Spent some laps over there putting my mark in the hill, and then headed to Gadzoom for some fun cruising and finding leftovers. A great couple of days to start the month, but we are not even close to being where we need to be. Hoping for a wet spring, if not this season might go down and the drought of 2012. Watching the weather closely, looks like some blue bird cruising coming up for us for the next week.