i do like snow

January 9, 2009

Remember a few weeks ago, how paltry the snowpack was up in the Silver Fork  Meadow Chutes?

silver fork tyler and mark standing

Yeah, those days are gone.

climbing

tyler ready to ski

rob silver far

dug tips up

There’s something about 2700 feet of vert, 12 inches of fresh (although, a fresh little zipper crust on it too), and still getting in to work by 9:30.

Okay, that last part I’m not so crazy about. But the rest I’m very in to.

8 Responses to “i do like snow”

  1. Jeff Says:

    Once again I am rife with East Coast jealousy…

  2. bikemike Says:

    beautiful,*sniff*.

  3. MOCougFan Says:

    It was fun snow shoeing last week. There was a ton of powder.

  4. mark Says:

    MOCougFan, I am trying to figure out how snowshoeing in powder is fun. Please enlighten me. Breaking trail in deep snow is not fun, but the descent is. Seems like snowshoeing in it would be all breaking trail without the fun part.

    Dug, it was a lot more than a zipper crust at the bottom, but we won’t get into that, as it might make bikemike every so slightly less jealous. Oh, and you forgot to mention the views yesterday with the sun rising and the alpenglow on the peaks and how we all decided it was worth the hike just for the view before we even skied down and discovered the snow was even better than we expected.

    I wish it were going to snow again next week. Especially with the avy situation settling down. Except that I think I need to be to work by 9 every day next week, so perhaps a lack of snow is a good thing for a few days.

  5. forgingahead Says:

    Awesome! Nuff said.

  6. andy Says:

    do you have any snowboarders that shoe up with you and then switch to the board?

  7. Jonnie Says:

    Good times Dug. If you are into skiing pow and sick of the resorts let the shepherd guide you to the promised land. It makes the 4:30 am wakeup call all worth it.

  8. dug Says:

    andy, generally not, but not because we’re opposed (too much), but because none of us snowboard. we get the occasional split boarder, and the occasional snowshoe snowboarder, but rarely.

    you could be the one.


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