Early season reminders
It's that time of year again. People are getting turns outside of the ski area. Yay!
Just some reminders for the n00bs and old vets alike.
If there is enough snow to ride there is enough snow to slide. Keep that in mind. You should be packing full avy gear regardless. This is the time of year where if the snow does decide to go it can pop in unexpected places. In the late 1990's the Plume that runs through the 90's on Berthoud Pass went to the ground. Arguably the most popular run on the pass. It forms bumps during the season. We got a 40+" dump, add a rider to it and we got that end result. Fortunately no one was carried. We have a pretty similar set up all over the West. It can happen.
Keep in mind the consequence if you do get carried. Slides are likely to go to the ground, dragging you through rocks, fallen tree limbs, stumps, etc. In other words, you are probably going to get beat up pretty bad if caught.
Change the batteries in your beacon for the start of the season. Just do it.
Remember, the season is a marathon, not a sprint.
Tons of stuff I could add to this. If you feel it's worth mentioning, post up!
Practice good habits, and have fun out there.
Last edited by killclimbz; 10-26-2012 at 10:05 AM.