Friday, May 9, 2014

Mayday Pow- 5.8.2014- Snowbird

Old Man Winter decided to give us a surprise 10" overnight at Snowbird. I connected with my friend Jason for one more day this season with some lift served turns. There was a small crowd to start it off, so the snow was wide open right off the Tram. After about three laps, word had surely gotten out that there was powder in them hills, so the Tram line backed up for a bit. But then Mineral was opened, then things mellowed out. I did two laps back there, then moved it back up front into Peruvian Gulch. Traffic was very light, even to say non-existent would not be a lie. Walk on Trams at that point, and a really nice stash of pow left in Peruvian to slash it up in. I made a lap out Road to Provo when they opened that area. But it had sat till nearly 1 PM, and by that time those aspects had set up quite a bit more than that the cold stuff we were riding in the AM. Still fun, but more of a hero snow consistency and roller balls of death hiding everywhere. I for sure got some unintentional air out there. Nice to finish off the lift served turns with a pow day. Some touring if we get more snow, but this was one of the last days of the season for sure. It has been a good one. It has been a great one this season. Powder, some cold smoke, but a wetter snow pack than in recent memory. I hear the mountains calling me to go backpacking and exploring. I think I will answer that call.

5 8 14 Mayday Pow Snowbird from Christian Paul on Vimeo.

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