June 8, 2016

Final Turns of the 15-16 Ski Season (Century Club!)

Panoramic from Red Stack - Andrea looking down Little Cottonwood Canyon. White Pine to the left, Gad Valley to the right.

This past weekend (June 4-5) wrapped up the 2015-2015 ski season for us. We could get in some more days on snow, but we're headed to Europe in a couple days! I got in 100 days, while Andrea skied 76 days. It was a hell of a season!

Now things are about to get busy... Europe, Wedding, Europe again... I'm destined to fall way behind on the blog over the next two months. Instagram will probably be the place to follow along on our non-skiing adventures for a while.

Some thoughts that I'm copying and pasting from my running log, and then pictures...

I think we took advantage of just about every flake of snow we possibly could have this year: Lots of Wasatch powder days. Road trips to Sun Valley, Jackson, and Aspen. Spring/Summer chuting. Explored new terrain and re-visited old favorites. Crossed a few items off the bucket list, and added plenty more. Chasing 100 days might seem silly in some ways, but 100 days on skis is 100 days in the mountains, sliding around on snow... and I don't know how you can really top that.

Last winter my excitement for skiing was renewed, but this year it really became my primary passion again and I just loved it. I've already been thinking about the places I want to ski next year - Uintas, La Sals, Rubys, etc. There are so many places to explore and enjoy, even right in the Central Wasatch, that we haven't scratched the surface on yet.

Saturday June 4th

Snowbird's forbidden fruit - Pipeline Couloir followed by Red Stack's NE face.

Sunday June 5th

Two hot laps on Main Chute to finish it off!

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