Thanks for answering my question RA . After making that post I went to the Snowbowl's website and checked out there trail map. I love mountains that have backcountry and sidecountry access from the top of lifts.It must be torture looking up at that bowl on days you can't ski it. Your condition thread has spiked my interest in skiing the Snowbowl , especially if you keep getting dumped on . For the last 4 years my stepson and I have done some pretty serious storm chasing out west. We wait until most of the ski areas on our passes have a majority of there terrain open and hit the road a few days before a major storm cycle is predicted. Every year we hit at least one area not on our passes. First 2 years we had Epic passes ,last two we had Ikon Passes, this year we have both because my home mtn. (Hunter) was bought out by Vail Resorts. I've been wanting to do a southern trip . Something like CB for at least 2-3 days , a day at Wolf Creek, then on to Taos . At that point Snowbowl might fit in on our way to Utah or California.
CB is awesome btw but it’s best to wait until they have enough snow to open up the north face stuff. It’s a great mountain for steeps but kind of falls short on anything else imo. It’s not very good low tide skiing and there aren’t any really good cruisers or mid level expert trees or whatever.
I’m headed over to Taos soon hopefully. I’ve never been but it’s apparently another super technical steep skiing mountain.
I always forget about Silverton, thanks, Taos has been on my bucket list for ever. Good advice on CB it's pretty arid around there. I finally got back to CB in 2017 after spending the winter of 1973-74 out there. It was just after some huge storms. Was able to ski most of the north face terrain we skied back in 1974.We use to have to hike to that terrain now it's accessed via a T-bar. Some terrain past the north face was still closed for avie work . Looked like a big slide ripped thru the Banana Chutes. All that snow and my partner still managed to get a bad core shot to his board.
Ooooo! I want to feel that warmth right now. We just froze our asses off for seven days camping with night time lows from 10 to 20 degrees. Florida bass fishing sounds especially really nice after that.
I was back in Caliente this past week to continue my mini-x training as well as do some trail Flagging and design. It was so much fun! I can honestly say that this is the first time in my life where I actually love the work I’m doing.
I haven’t really been fired up lately to go skiing. I think camping in the cold for work has me desiring warmer activities on my free time and it’s been a real shit winds sort of season. After every storm the alpine gets hammered by destructive winds making the ski touring not really worth the effort. That’s ok, I’m really stoked for different experiences and advancing my career and skills set. Is it weird that all I can think about right now is trail? :D