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Old 12-20-2010, 02:50 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Mt Washington BC 12/19/10

What a great time I had at Mt Washington, had a few days there for a mini vacation and some days of shred. My friend Kent and I were stoked to board so went up for night riding on the 11, got up there about 7:30 and were surprised how good the snow quality was. There was a 20 cm dump that day and since it was almost a full moon there was still plenty of powder tucked away in the glades. A premonition of things to come.
Needless to say it was great to be back on the board for the first time this season.
The next day we tried to get up to the hill early but as all parents know time is now dictated by the kid. The wife and I got our daughter to the sitter, picked up Kent and breakfast and We were on our way to the hill again, first tracks turned into hitting the lift at 10:00. This time we were greeted by a mega blizzard, as we were gearing up it was blowing snow sideways so hard it went straight into out trunk into our boots and gloves and wherever else it could. Despite the wind it was one of my best powder days to date. The snow quality was just top notch, that windblown powder that holds an edge really well, but still light as can be. It would just float in the air for ever as we carved out way down, when I speed check or stop I would be in the middle of a powder smoke screen and have to wait a few seconds before I could see again.
There was seriously no bad part of the mountain, we were finding fresh tracks of waist deep snow all day wherever we went. We started to make our way to the six pack chair and wanted to check out the new terrain I havent seen, but that boomerang chair was closed. We had many nice and deep runs here anyway. When we got over to the sunrise chair it was heavenly, you couldent even notice the blizzard like conditions because the steep and deep terrain just took your mind off it. This area cemented the day as one of my best ever. I mean it was an hour before close and we were still finding untouched snow in the most beautifully spaced trees with a few mellow cliff drops into puffy clouds of ecstasy. I couldent ask for anything more, about as perfect of a day as they come. Finished it off with a great dinner with old friends, new kids and a pack of dogs. Good times.
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Old 12-20-2010, 08:33 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Sounds like amazing conditions!

You mentioned lifts, which mountain(s) were you at? I'm trying to convince one of my friends to get a day in before x-mas but he is unsure of the conditions. :/
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