Skiing the Deepest 2" of Powder

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Photo: Brian Thurber

The caption above explains just how I feel about skiing yesterday. The double punch of being both a snow day and President's day, I headed up to Solitude just after lunch hoping to miss at least a portion of the crowd. Nearing the first entry, the sight of an unusually packed parking lot hit my eyes. Cars were spilling out onto the shoulder of the highway. Ugh. There goes my powder day... if you can call two inches of snow a "powder day." 

However, as a Solitude regular, I should know better than to ever be worried about finding snow. As if rewarding my efforts to ski, the resort always hands over a plentiful amount, and yesterday was no exception. Giving over the groomed runs to the holiday skiers and checking out the off-piste, there were suddenly no crowds and plenty of face shots. 

Here's a little insider tip: I'm not going to complain about an official report of two inches. When Soli says two inches, consider it their way of keeping the powder stashes fresh for those who know better...

More shots of the 2" pow day:

Photo: Brian Thurber

Rockin' the powder in these hot pink Salomon Pants
Photo: Brian Thurber


Solitude Powder Powder Photography


Photo: Brian Thurber

Deep Powder

Photo: Brian Thurber
Yeah, I fell.
Photo: Brian Thurber (thanks)
Not bad for "2 inches," eh?

4 comments:

  1. A whole 2 inches???? I know you meant foot, but you used " instead of '...

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  2. Ah, my reading comprehension failed me. That's what I get for being a grammar Nazi. Sorry.

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  3. You are an incredible skier, Gina. :) And Thurber is a fantastic photographer. :) It feels so natural to read about it, and see all the snow while you perform so well.

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