Thursday, January 30, 2014

High Density Powder Day- 1.30.2014- Solitude Mountain Resort

After a very long drought with no snow, we finally got a storm that gave us a much needed paint job. The goods were of the high density variety, which cushioned the ride nicely, and bonded with the old snow, leaving that scratchy, greasy, worn out old layer a distant memory. I started out my day on the front side finding smooth lines and deep pockets you could just charge through. As I made my way across the mountain, I found even better snow, and deeper pockets of untouched perfection. I hit the Headwall Forest off Summit, and it was money! Honeycomb opened after some blasting, and it was very nice back there. This was just what the doctor ordered, and I took full advantage of the off trail goods that were there for the taking. It looks to be that we may have finally broke the back of that high pressure that has robbed us of so many storms over the last few weeks. This new deposit has opened up even more terrain and buried any nastiness that would have otherwise cursed us for the foreseeable future. Thank you snow gods for showing up just when we needed you. High flying slashable goodness was had by all. Enjoy the highlights in this edit, and lets keep this party going! Pray 4 Snow!

High Density Pow Day 1 30 14 from Christian Paul on Vimeo.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

First Snow 2014- Solitude Mountain Resort, Utah

Well, after what seemed a hiatus from old man winter, we finally got a set of storms to get the hill going again. I was lucky enough to get up for a couple of days to ride some really nice fresh with very little hill pressure at all. The conditions were great, and I got to ride the whole resort. I even found some new lines that had filled in nicely and are now going to be on my hit list the rest of the season. The snow was really good, and riding with my friend Gabe was a total blast! I found so much good snow, and had some epic days out of this last storm. A little bit of everything to be had, wind, powder, sun breaks, and leftovers to be gobbled up. I feel lucky to have been able to get up and enjoy this. We are heading into high pressure this week, and things are gonna be a bit slow in the falling flakes department. Still, riding conditions are gonna be sweet, so I will be back up soon to get after it once more. Enjoy this video, which contains some of the highlights of some great days snowboarding to start off the new year! Pray 4 Snow!

First Pow 2014 Solitude Mountain Resort from Christian Paul on Vimeo.