Bob shot this at Beaver Mountain Saturday, January 28. I think there are a couple of things we can learn from this.
#1. A short hike 48 hours after the last storm and one can find untracked powder. Lesson: Small areas can indeed rock.
#2. In our haste to get on the rocker/fat ski band wagon, we forget that once upon a time, powder was skied with narrow waist skis. And we actually had fun. More work at times, but still fun. Well, if the powder is only a foot or so deep, fun can still be had with a pair of Dynastar Contact Limited skis, 122-72-102, as this photo shows. Lesson: I'm not sure I need a midfat ski. Rossi 7's for the deep stuff, Dynastars for the rest.
#3. A beautiful, sunny day combined with great snow, family, and friends is always fun. Lesson: I'll keep skiing for as long as I can.