Monday, December 22, 2008

Solstice Came in with a Bang

The weekend of the winter solstice brought in two pretty gnarly storms and lots of good skiing was had by all. Friday night into Saturday brought about 8 inches and then Sunday afternoon into Monday we got another 12-14. Unfortunately PSU only delayed opening Monday until 10am so I wasn't able to get to Cannon and take advantage of the latest dump. Bill is there now and I am very jealous.

I think Saturday morning were the best conditions overall but really all weekend was pretty good for this early in the season. Looks like it might be another great year. Saturday morning myself, Bill, Dustin, Amanda and Jomo ducked a rope to head over to Ravine to see how things were shaping up on that side of the mountain. Snow was awesome but it wasn't quite deep enough yet. We got great turns in but each one of us did some pretty significant damage to our bases. But each of us also thought it was worth it.

Bill and I returning from Ravine

Sunday was very windy so we hung out on the front five for much of the morning to avoid it. We were able to find some great spots and Jomo took some sequence shots. It started snowing hard in the afternoon and after a short break to get some calories in we went back and took some laps off the Peabody and the snow was already starting to fill in nicely. The conditions today must be ridiculous, really bummed I am missing out. But at least Cannon is getting a great base to work with and we will be shredding the good stuff in no time.

Please notice the flipped up brim and the bent pole. This will be 'new school' by the end of the season I guarantee.

Shaun and I discussing the finer points of shredding.


  1. yes! i skied butternut basin (look it up) today, fast loose granular was slayed by me and my mom

  2. i think i had a race there once....also, i really do hope park rats start following your bent pole/flipped brim look...i bent both my poles and already i can do a front flip