Friday, December 31, 2010
After six years with Elan skis I've switched ski sponsors to Volkl Skis and Marker Bindings. This is a great switch for me since I've always loved the way Volkls ski. I got a pair of Katanas and pair of Gotamas. I took my Katanas out for a few laps on Hidden Peak the other day while it was storming and it appears that they ski Powder very well. Avalanche Danger was really high so we kept it in the trees and took three really fun runs. Keep the snow coming!!!!
So we rafted down the Grand Canyon for 25 days. It was one of the most amazing adventures I've ever been on. More about that later on. Since we got home on the 18th of December the skiing is as good as I've ever seen before and around Christmas. We've got 200 percent of our usual snowpack for this time of year, and that is making for some great skiing. Both the resorts and the backcountry have been absolutely going off and my first week of skiing for the season included plenty of runs that often don't fill in until February. Pretty much everyday that I've skied this season has been a powder day and thats a hell of a way to start the season. Here's a little video I shot the other day on the 27th of December at Alpine Meadows.