Best of Both Worlds

Today we enjoyed both fantastic slope conditions AND a break in the weather.

Stormy skies have delivered more than a foot of fresh snow since Thursday.

That snow, coupled with dropping temperatures, created some top-notch slope conditions today.

The groomed runs were smooth and velvety this morning. The corduroy was just calling for us to carve in our edges.

Off-trail, the upper mountain delivered soft, forgiving turns, even where tracked.

And if you were lucky (or savvy) enough to seek out the fresh lines, it was soft, forgiving, AND deep.

The brightness of the sun made it that much more fun to frolic in the powder.

This was a great way to top off our Beer & Gear Festival weekend, and to be honest, I was a little surprised to see the skies clear this morning.

Snow was falling all day yesterday and into the night hours as we hosted the Backcountry Film Festival portion of the Beer & Gear event.

We were grateful to have Hometown Sports and Gravity Sports here all day with free demos.

For the evening event, even more of our local ski partners turned out to show the crowd some of what makes our local ski culture so special.

Ullr Ski Company was here to show people how they hand-craft custom skis for exactly the terrain and conditions you choose.

Gravity Sports was showing off the latest avalanche safety gear and more traditional wares like bindings and boots.

Our friends at Payette Powder Guides were explaining their unique guided backcountry program.

Our own Brundage Mountain SnowCat Adventures showcased the highlights of our 17,000 acre backcountry program.

It was a great place to check out the cutting edge in ski technology.

And to enjoy some of the best backcountry ski films of the year. Thanks to Winter Wildland Alliance for putting on the film festival, and thanks to everyone else for joining us!

- April

 

Comments

  1. pwdrhound says

    not related to this but a position for the summit cam, how bout some where next to the little concrete building on the hike to outback ridge, theres always good deposits near there.

    • says

      Hi Pwdrhound – That is a good suggestion, I think the snow depths there would be pretty consistent. We have a hard time getting cable pulled that far under the snow. We are working on an alternate and may end up going with a mid-mountain cam because the wind creates so much havoc on the summit.

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