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Reprise

Ol’ Man Winter looks like he’s coming back for round two in the Rocky Mountains! With snow in the forecast practically every day of this week, we shot up to A-Basin for a quick refresher over the weekend.  Even after enduring a largely dry February and March, a 4″ reload did wonders for the slopes. The whole place was skiing better than we’d imagined.

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Powder Chasin’

In contrast to January’s outstanding start to winter, February has been mostly dry, characterized by the fleeting dusting every few days in the northern mountains.  Still, with a well above average snow pack, that’s really all we’ve needed to maintain great conditions.  Coupled with some blood, sweat, tears and some insider info (thanks Alex) we were able to find some of the only remaining un-tracked powder in Vail.  We sure did make the best of it.

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RMNP Blues

A cool respite from the blistering heat of summer…

When the Snow Gods give you lemons, you don’t even get lemon flavored snow.  You just get windburn and bullet proof wind-buff.  Eventually we found some creamy fluff away from the wind.

Honestly the skiing wasn’t great, which you’ll see in the video.  On the other hand, it was a really nice day for a hike, and a good excuse to play with cameras and work on my Adobe Premier skills…

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PNW Winter is Here

After telling myself continually to wait it out through early season conditions, I managed to get a day in on the Friday before my birthday. One of Catherine’s co-workers, Sean, offered to drive up for the day, hoping to catch the projected two feet of snow on top of the recent back to back storms we’d had.

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