February 27, 2017

I'm just going to say it - this week was ALL TIME!!!

Wow. It's hard to even know what to say anymore. Another week, another storm that surpassed all expectations. I've thrown around some big remarks about how we are having the best days/weeks/months skiing of our lives, but somehow it keeps getting BETTER. And I'm truly not exaggerating - the guy who just broke the world record for most backcountry skiing in a year said that Thursday was the deepest skiing of his life. If there was ever a credible source, that's it, being that he was on skis for like 330+ days last year!

A storm came in big midweek and dropped 4+ feet of snow in a little over 2 days. We are talking the lighest, blower powder snow you can imagine. Actually lighter and deeper than you can imagine because I've skied a lot of powder days and I had never expereinced anything like this before.

Then the storm backed off, but it stayed really cold, so once the snow settled out a bit, it was downright hero snow over the weekend... capped off with a gorgeous bluebird pow day on Sunday. I skied over 29,000 feet over the weekend because who knows when this is going to happen again?!?! Calling it an Everest Weekend for obvious reasons.

This is a storm!...

When your twitter feed looks like this, its going to be great skiing!...

My favorite...

Thursday February 23

Got up LCC after work in between the road closures (lucky!). We skied 4 laps off Emma Ridge, and maybe made 4 turns. Like nothing we had ever experienced before. Waist deep snow - just point your skis to the road and hope you can carry enough speed. It was downright ridiclious! If you opened your mouth it would fill up with snow!

Friday February 24

Dawn Patrol in Mill D. Still almost too much snow to ski but it had settled out a little bit so you could actually turn. Our fattest skis still felt overmatched. Two Short Swings and then 3 x Tom's Hill. Every turn was a faceshot.

Saturday February 25

Andrea had Bioventures class so we started with another dawn patrol in Mill D - short swing and then 2 x Tom's. She was done at 7:45 and then I headed up Days Fork and skied Day Draw six times. Absolute hero snow. You could just do anything you want - tiny turns, giant turns, bouncy turns... just playful and amazing. Arguably the best skiing of my life. Definitely the biggest - 16.5K!!! And I didn't take a single picture. Andrea took a couple...

Sunday February 26

I challenged Andrea to go for her biggest day ever - she was totally on board after making about two turns and realizing how amazing the snow was. Hero snow again. This time under sunny blue skies. We started from Alta and skied 5 south facing laps (Flagstaff/Emma), then dropped Oingo Boingo into Days, then skied two wide open runs in Main Days, then climbed back out and skied to the car via Toledo Bowl. Just an unreal day... and somehow despite how many people were out, everything was untracked. We ended up skiing about 13K. Andrea is the best!

Its been snowing hard again today (Monday). Whether this season is better than 2010-2011 might be up for debate, but one thing is for certain - I picked the right winter to be done with competitive running for good and for us to take advantage of the nonstop deep powder days!


  1. Dude, leave some for the rest of us!

    1. Jim - don't worry... we farm turns and ski tight 8s whenever possible... trying to set a good example :-)