Buffalo Pass 1/10/10
10 Jan, 2010
After yesterday’s amazing riding at Buffalo Pass, it wasn’t a hard decision to go back there today for more snowboarding. Despite a late night out, some of us rallied this morning with much needed coffee and made it back to the sleds for more powder turns. We had less people and ended up being more organized with the sleds so we were able to make a ton of laps during the day.
From Buffalo Pass we could see the Steamboat ski area in the distance
We ended up going farther out in Buffalo Pass to find a new location to make tracks in and today was even better than yesterday on great conditions and turns. I kept thinking today how good the turns were, despite being a bit haggard this morning nothing beats waking up and getting powder turns every run.
John, Trent and Shane at the top
We went to three different spots today. The first was wide open with some tree turns on the way to the field, the second was endless aspen trees and the third was in between the road where no tracks were at. The third was my favorite turns of the day, we strapped in at the top and I found myself riding down with Trent on my left making his turns and me with fresh tracks on the right side. It was amazing.
Liz from Zumiez getting a powder turn in
Kate from Zumiez coming down the 3rd location
Trent getting some powder turns in the aspens at our second location during the day.
I snapped this shot of the first location in the morning, all you can see is our lines. We got some many turns in there and it was just our group getting those turns in.
Not sure who this is but it’s one of my favorite shots from today getting freshies
We ended the day getting back to the parking lot and loading up the sleds with people to get out, some carrying people and others strapped in riding next to the sled.
On the way out, we snapped a group photo for today.
A huge thanks to Marty Carrigan, Trent Bush and Shane Kofoed for inviting me to hang out for the weekend with everyone. It was amazing meeting everyone and all about having fun snowboarding. I got to meet a lot of the Zumiez headquarter employees before they head to the Zumiez 100K at Keystone this week. I can’t imagine a more fun weekend than spending it in the backcountry with rad riders making turns.