I cannot remember the last time I saw snow falling as fast as it was late yesterday afternoon in to last night. I found myself staring out the window into the sea of falling snowflakes and just imagining what the next day would bring.
I reached challenger by 9:30am and rode right onto the lift. From the chair I witnessed skiers and boarders getting blasted with face shot after face shot all the way down 17th Green and BRT. I followed their tracks into 17th and immediately knew that this was going to be one of the best days of the season. I took two more solo laps on Challenger then decided that it was time for a Tram run.
In the Tram line I met up with good friends Adam, Ronnie and Justin who were covered in snow and looked like they had just rolled down the Big. Ben the ticket checker scanned our passes and let us onto the machine that gets us to the top of the world. We skied Otter Slide to Marx and it was better than I would have ever guessed; easily knee deep powder with the occasional drifts that would reach past your waist. Marx was so good that we ended up lapping it a few more times, each time better than the last.
Towards the end of the day we ventured into Shedhorn to hit a few jumps and cruise through the Meadows of Dude Park. The turns were effortless, bottomless and so smooth that they were nearly silent.
As I sit here writing this I am full of anticipation for tomorrow. I know it is going to be just as good out there, if not better, and day’s like today remind me why I live in Montana and why I work at Big Sky Resort.
P.S. I got some good video of the guys ripping today, so check the website soon to see what I am talking about.