Sunday, February 27, 2011

recent skiing fun

The snow has stayed incredibly good and we even got 4 more feet through the past week. Here's a few little videos I put together from the past several days...


Monday, February 21, 2011

Snow-maggedon!!!

After six weeks of the driest winter weather I think I have ever experienced, the pow has returned to Lake Tahoe. Winter has returned with a vengeance. Most people couldn't be happier, I for one, am overjoyed. I wrote a little article for ESPN.com and got into a few photos with local photographers. Check it out here:
http://espn.go.com/action/freeskiing/blog/_/post/6144605/return-pow

The snow has been staying really cold and we're still skiing powder all over the place. Here's a short little video of me trying out my new Volkl Shiro's. Best skis ever made, quite possibly...

video

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Milking the Powder

After pretty good success finding reasonable snow conditions yesterday I went out on a little tour on Stanford Rock with my buddy Oscar. We found some more good snow, still dust on crust and transforming into a thinner and denser layer of powder. We explored a few lines that we don't regularly ski in an attempt to search out some untracked. We found good open slopes but some discontinuous fall lines. It was pretty fun to ski some more powder and play around with POV camera.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

A little tour with Lynn

Today Lynn and I went out for a little tour in Ward Valley, just outside the ski area boundary of Alpine Meadows and roughly up the street from our house. It was pretty good, considering that the powder we got a few days ago is super light and on top of a hard crust, and the east wind was blowing about 60 mph threatening to blow away or ruin all of our new snow.