TR: Vail Pass 3-8-2009
Location: Vail Pass
Cody and Bella (dogs)
On Sunday the plan was to hit a semi secret spot that drops right off of the continental divide. Wide open Alpine lines with the recently good snow stability seemed that this would make it a go. Light snow had fallen and this area is known to get wind loaded with about double what the local resorts are reporting. So the morning report of 3-4" seemed to mean good things were going to happen. We got to the parking lot and looked up high at the ridge where our first run would start. The giant snow flume blowing off the ridge was not backing off. It looked like steady 40mph winds. Too much misery for our blood. Vail was reporting 6" of fresh, so we packed up and went to Vail Pass, expecting more snow than that. We got about a foot of new snow. The skies were sunny and absolutely no wind, unlike just 20 miles away. This was a good call on our part.
Chris and Pete scoping their lines.
Last edited by killclimbz; 03-10-2009 at 05:43 PM.