Sunday, March 30, 2014

Fast Moving Storm- 3.27.2014- Solitude Mountain Resort

After what seemed like spring was here to stay, winter showed up again and gave us a quick punch of snow. The day started out in the mist, visibility was low at times, and there was a bit of crust in play under the new snow. I lapped the whole mountain, as everything has pretty much welded most aspects as far as avy conditions are concerned. It continued snowing all morning, then the clouds started to break. Giving the mountain a whole different feel. I found some incredible spots that were knee deep, and had so much fun slashing it up out there. After a while of getting really nice snow, the sun started to cook the snow, turning it into crud in rapid fashion. My knees could not take the chop, and I decided to call it in the afternoon. Looks like we have more powder on the way! Get some- Closing day is 3 weeks away. Shred it up while you can! Enjoy the video and Pray 4 Snow!

Fast Moving Storm 3 27 14 from Christian Paul on Vimeo.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Fun Powdery Tuesday- 3.11.2014- Solitude Mountain Resort

A quick punch storm started Monday night, and continued to dump the cold smoke into the morning on Tuesday. The snow was the fluff this place is famous for. There were a few crusty bumps, but not enough to ruin the ride. With low pressure from the lack of crowds on the hill, and some great work back in Honeycomb, this was one of the funnest days of the season for sure. Just cruising around, finding really good snow to slash it up in. Really this day was just about enjoying what snowboarding is all about, the ride! When all was said and done, I finished with a huge smile on my face, which is what I do this for. March has started out nicely, lets hope it finishes strong. Enjoy the edit below, and keep Prayin' 4 Snow!

Fun Powdery Tuesday 3 11 14 from Christian Paul on Vimeo.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

February Out- March In- 2.28/3.1.2014- Solitude Mountain Resort

What an amazing set of storms to usher out February, and to bring in March. Friday was a bluebird powder day up Big Cottonwood, and plenty of medium density snow to slash your heart out in. Pressure was light, and the vibe was good. I found some great lines, and once again I got the rope pull off the top of Summit riding Honeycomb untracked all the way to the return. Saturday was a much colder snow, with graupel lining the top. It made for some really smooth riding, and you could blast that snow all over the place. I got to ride with my friend Phil, and despite the crowds we found some incredible snow. It lightly snowed all day, and the goods were there for the taking. What a way to send off last month and bring on March with a one-two punch of much needed powder! We have hit 100" for our base, so the whole resort is in play. Enjoy this edit from this weekend, and keep the party rockin'- Pray 4 Snow!

February out March in 2 28 3 1 2014 from Christian Paul on Vimeo.