Last week, Mar. 20-24th, I was able to make a trip north to Boyne Highlands in MI. and arrive in time for some AWESOME conditions! I took some vacation days at the last minute hoping the weather channels forecast for a late season storm of 6-8 inches over Mon.-Tues. would pan out and lucked into an 18+ inch dump!!!
I've been there for some 5-6 inch dumps over the course of a day or two and thought that was pretty great! (...and it was!) But this
trip, this snow, was something else entirely
There were stashes where I was riding in shit THIGH deep! Absolutely the best snow I've ridden in the 2-1/2 seasons I've been riding!! Even with the sun out, It was cold as hell all week, day & night. Snow stayed light and fluffy. Totally mixed high clouds & "Bluebird Days" and yet the snow didn't warm up or crust over until the last day on Sun. Even the packed down & regroomed stuff Fri. & Sat. was REALLY good shredding snow! And absolutely the very
best part of it all,..
...The place was practically Deserted all week!!! Even Sat. & Sun.!!!! Only a few dozen people on the whole hill all week. I got first tracks on a lot of the trails 2-3 days in a row!! Most mornings I would have entire trails almost all to myself for an hour or two!!!!
It was amazing!! I almost felt like I was learning how to ride all over again, but thought I got the hang of it pretty fast! 1st day on my first 1/2 mile run, I get down to the lift & couldn't believe how my back leg & thigh were burning something fierce!!
After only three hours of riding all that knee deep stuff & I felt like I usually do after riding HARD all day 1st to last chair!! It felt GREAT
!!! Man!!! I just GOTTA
get me some more of THAT!!!!!
[Last Minute Edit}
Oh yeah,.. and I logged my fasted speed this trip! 48.9mph!!! According to Alpine Replay & Ski Trax! Not bad considering I couldn't crack 30 mph all last season!!