longest mid-season gap in skiing i've ever had. i was fiending by the end of this 23 day drought. one weekend of bad weather, another weekend of life stuff. then western canada.



11/11 - K - North Ridge Homecoming
11/17 - K - Skiing trees in November
11/24 - Magic - Soft opening, soft powder
11/30 - Mad River Glen - Last minute personal day, 33" leftovers, knee deep drifts
12/01 - Smugglers - Madonna opening, 33" leftovers, calf-knee deep all day long
12/08 - K - ~4-5" dust on crust in the woods. Rope ducks for fresh tracks all day.
12/09 - Stratton - Oh wow, I remember why Stratton fucking sucks - the people and the terrain and everything being groomed to ice.
12/23 - Copper - Day of arrival. Land at 9 AM. Ski at 12:30 PM. 5" storm leftovers. bluebird.
12/24 - Copper - 5" storm skiing. Girlfriend took a group lesson - money wasted, bad instruction. Copper is kinda like Stratton of Colorado. Meh.
12/25 - Copper - Bluebird leftovers on Xmas day.
12/26 - Winter Park - Gave girlfriend a lesson myself. Much more useful for her. Heavy snow began around 12 PM.
12/27 - Winter Park - 6" overnight. Bluebird.
12/28 - Winter Park - Late start due to unusually cold temps. Gave girlfriend a lesson 12-1. Skied leftover pow 1-4:30.
12/29 - Winter Park - Linked up with a buddy who is a less strong skier. Ended the trip on groomers and low angle trees.
01/05 - Smuggler's - 7" leftovers - Poacher's Paradise
01/06 - Stratton - Stratton sucks so bad.
01/12 - Sugarbush - leftovers from big storm
01/13 - Killington - excellent day, K skied fantastic
01/19 - Copper - 12" leftovers, but so crowded, quality over quantity
01/20 - A-Basin - with good friends from denver. the new beavers terrain is incredible.
01/21 - Copper - solo...sun and snow. my parents had to put their dog down this morning. these runs were for siena
01/26 - Sugarbush Lincoln Peak - No good, very bad. Ice. People. Barf.
01/27 - Sugarbush Mount Ellen - Very good. Not bad. Snow. No People. No Barf.
02/17 - Kicking Horse - 3". Hiked O-Zone and T2. So Steep.
02/18 - Revelstoke - 5600 vertical of steeps and trees is pretty cool.
02/19 - Revelstoke - 3". A little bit of snow to freshen things up.
02/20 - Revelstoke - More steep skiing.
02/21 - Banff Sunshine - Barf. Not a cool place. Short vertical. Very intermediate. The only real steeps were closed and would require avalanche gear if they were open.
02/22 - Lake Louise - Awesome place. Amazing access to steeps. No hiking required with a shitload of steep options.
02/23 - Lake Louise - 2". A little soft snow to end the trip.

I love western canada, but i'd be lying if i did not say i was bummed to be committed to my destination while CO, CA, WA, and UT were all skiing super deep. first world problems. was a fun trip and i skied world class steeps.