Saturday, November 9, 2013

Opening Day 13/14- Solitude Mountain Resort 11.8.13

The day has finally arrived! First lift served turns of the season! Solitude Mountain Resort kicked things off nicely with Moonbeam and Apex for your lapping enjoyment. I went with the Big Cottonwood Pass this season, after being treated poorly as a customer by Snowbird. I am glad I choose the BCP this season! I got there about 8:30 AM, then had to quickly pick up my pass. Boots on, gear ready, I headed up just after 9 AM and took my first runs. I really missed snowboarding. The freedom of movement, the feel of the board under my feet, and flying through the glades was just so awesome! I rallied runs all day, hot lapping Apex and Moonbeam. It is early season, so venturing off trail was just not something I was interested. I saw a few brave souls not fearing the core shot, but the snow off trail had a sun crust to it, so not ideal by my standards. I just soaked up the sun, and got my legs and muscle memory dialed back in as we wait for the big cycle to return. This was one of the better opening days in recent memory, and the snow was in great condition. This party has just started, and it is only going to get better as winter sets in here in the Wasatch. Pray 4 Snow!

Opening Day Solitude 11 8 13 from Christian Paul on Vimeo.

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