Board Insiders Day 2 at Stevens Pass
25 Feb, 2009
I’m still on Colorado time, which means I go to bed early and I wake up early for Washington. I’ve been lucky to stay in Skykomish, just down the road from where Johan has a cabin and I could poach his kids Skull Mountain Terrain Park but the WA snow is definitely pushing my riding enough.
Our first run of the day was to find and enjoy the powder so we hiked up to get to the best snow. It was a hike and while it wasn’t so much the hike that got me it was the hiking along a steep ridge and my fears of falling down steep ridge. I’m not so good with narrow trails and I have my own fears of falling that come into play. Luckily one of the guys grabbed my board so I could just look down and hike up without worrying about my board.
We stopped just at the Ski Area Boundary to ride in-bounds. Plenty of skiers and riders past by to get out of bounds but they made sure to have the proper equipment and warned us of the avalanche dangers in the area. It’s still a good time to be careful.
One by one each of dropped in, I went second and found a line to the left coming down that I could make wide open powder turns in fresh snow with no one before me. I came down and then took a photo of it. It was good, deep powder with no other lines.
The boards I rode today were the Option Redline, Rome Detail and Flow Jewel. I was really glad to ride the redline in the morning when the conditions were perfect for it. I rode the detail and jewel later on easy groomers and through the park with them which suited them better.