I hear some of my Homies got quite the earful today. Apparently some folks were peeved because out South, only Silver Basin was open today, as Avalanche Basin was held for some movie-shooting that Warren Miller’s crew was doing for one of his upcoming annual ski season teasers.
My heart goes out to anyone who feels like they didn’t get what they deserved. I know how it feels when a certain thing I get attached to, doesn’t come through. But my point here isn’t to discuss THAT. My point is to share a little ski secret about sniffin’ out the pow
While my radio was squakin’ about all the discussions taking place out South, those of us assigned to Northway were gettin’ some pretty sweet freshies–even ON SWEEP at the end of the day!! (I crossed exactly 3 tracks down the entirety of Glory Days except for right at the exit chute) It made me think of something I heard come from one of those pick-up soccer games at Green Lake last summer…."Are we gonna argue or are we gonna play?"
Does this sound too preachy? I don’t mean to! My point is just that there’s some wisdom to be had to get the most fun out of your day! I don’t know how you learn to be where all the other people AREN’T, but for me, today was a good day to stumble upon that! Anyone want to share their powder sniffing tips? (No, of course they don’t! We all gotta learn the hard way!)
There’ll be a little more of this limited access to particular terrain for the next few days, for the Mountain Challenge Silver King Freeride competition. In the past, the location has varied a little based on visibility. Come watch some crazy hucks and sick lines that’ll turn your stomach!
Do you want your turn to be one of the "Special People"? If the weather cooperates, you can get a jump start on Silver Basin tracks this Saturday (March 7th) by entering Crystal’s somethingth-annual Powder 8’s competition. $60 per team of 2 skiers, boarders, 3-pinners (how do you spell tele-ers?) or mixed. Bragging rights and sweet valuable prizes abound! Keep an eye on that little "events" list on Crystal’s website (not here on this blog!) for updates. It’s a fundraiser for the Ski Patrol education & avi dog training fund, so it’s near-&-dear to my heart!