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The Bird 3/1 - 3/3

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This is my 4th annual buddy trip with a friend I used to ski with growing up. We were both raised in San Diego and once we reached driving age there were many a road trip to Mammoth and Tahoe. We skied together quite a bit until our early 20s but then life drifted us apart and both of our skiing experiences diminished. He actually didn't ski for about 15 consecutive years at one point and I would go for a couple days here and there. About 5 years ago I decided that skiing was much too important for me to remain so casual and began making much more of an effort to plan trips. My first order of business was to reach out to my old friend and try to convince him to take a yearly trip with me. It didn't take much convincing...

 

Year 1: Taos

Year 2: Alta

Year 3: Summit county (Copper/Loveland)

Year 4: THE BIRD!!!

 

We planned the trip in October and I was getting quite worried about conditions leading up to the trip. Ice ice baby. I kept hearing about a pattern change coming 2 weeks prior to our departure and did my daily prayers to Ullr and was super nice to everybody. Usually I'm an A-hole... JK. It worked!!! I think Snowbird received approx. 36" of snow from the day before we arrived up till the moment we left (give or take).

 

We could feel the ice layer a bit on 3/1, much less on 3/2, and not at all on 3/3. Here is a little edit I made of the trip. All video was day 2 and 3. My friend is in the purple pants and still wears a fanny pack (not that there is anything wrong with that :)). He is skiing in the 1st 2 sequences and then me the next 2. We didn't take much video since we were having too much fun. I used slow mo in order to fit the song properly. My 2nd attempt at an edit. I hope you enjoy it...

 

 

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Good snow, good song, and good skiing.  Timing is everything and you timed that right.

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UGH! I was gonna leave NM to hit Alta/Bird then but we had just as much snow falling here too! If your ever coming back to ride Taos let me know. Ill show you around. Nice vid! Thanks!

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Thanks for the powder view - haven't seen anything more than 3 inches this year.

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cptpowder: I wouldn't have left Taos either. Im sure the crowds died down nicely midweek. I'd love to be in Taos on a powder day especially midweek nowadays. Ill be back there soon and will take you up on your offer. Thanks!!!

 

Pete: Im sorry for your subpar season this year. Any road trips for ya???

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agreen - sorry we missed you this time in Utah.  It looks like your timing was spot-on with the new snow.

Love the video as well as the vintage Rush accompaniment.  Nice job!!

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Monday and Tuesday were very good. We were there testing skis. It was the first time in numerous years where I got to test powder skis..in actual powder. 

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agreen - sorry we missed you this time in Utah.  It looks like your timing was spot-on with the new snow.

Love the video as well as the vintage Rush accompaniment.  Nice job!!


Thank you!!! Glad you found the goods in Aspen. See you next time...

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