I had a nice long ski season.
Started @ Sunday River somewhere around halloween and skied a half dozen days on the EC while piling up the funds.
Mid December drove across to Tahoe, getting rid of some stuff I had stored in Denver on the way.
arrived in Tahoe to virtually no snow. skied groomers everyday and played up on the rim trail (hike/bike) in the afternoon. Some days I jst skied 9-4. Somewhere about Mid January I hit the road for Utah as they (and tahoe) were getting a decent storm. Skied lcc/bcc/pow mow for 11 days...following terrain openings for the year, snowpack was low tide but soft.
Drove back to Tahoe for a few days and decided to return to Utah for a few more...this time I didn't drive which was a nice rest. Skied a few days on ok snow....packed down at Pow Mow. First time was much softer.
Returned to Tahoe and skied more groomers into Mid Feb. Finally the snow was starting to fall abit at places like Kirkwood and some exploring could happen. This was the beginning of the good season for me. It came very very late.
Late February I grew impatient once again and chased a storm that sorta busted into Utah. Had a couple fun days at Pow Mow (WJenness had the best day that week I would say), then moves even further east as the Western Slope was getting pounded. Stayed with a friend in Grand JCT and skied three EMPTY two foot cold smoke days at Powderhorn. Two areas that were going off were Steamboat and Powderhorn. Also did some Mountain Biking in Fruitta and went out a couple nights, this trip turned out to be 9 days and tons of driving.
Returned literally the day before it went off in Tahoe. The month of march was a fucking dream! Skied till exhaustion every day....not too many lesiurely days. Somewhere around mid month things really started ramping up and even Heavenly was skiing pretty good, Mott, Killbrew and the slack stuff. April first was a big day and we got onthat one! skied a day at Squaw in Early April and confirmed that's where I'd like to spend a good deal of time next winter, the place is hyped but there definitely is a reason.
Was enticed into stepping back into my former job for the summer so I packed it up around mid month and stuffed my ski poles with some quality mendecino souvineers and got back a couple weeks ago. I am now in full on work mode till just before halloween when I start the cycle all over again...
Overall it was a tough year for many. I'm not gonna bitch tooo much as I did ski 100+ days and got a nice break from working. I road tripped WAYYY too much and spent too much money in doing so but what are ya gonna do when its so dry? I will pay for my sins this summer. I did manage to make things happen under the circumstances and can only imagine next year will be a drastic improvment for many. Driving back Colorado snowpack was as low as I've ever seen it in the month of april. LL pass looked like memorial day weekend so I'm not feeling any regrets about not going back to Colorado this season.
Edit-forgot to add I got home the day before closing day @ the river, so ultimately I opened and closed my season at Sunday River!