I was thinking a bit deeper...
But, any time sliding around on something white is better than the alternative (he says, sitting in an office in Peoria, IL!)...
|Head toward Keystone. You'll be skiing 18" of fresh snow as of 5:00am this morning (last 48 hours).
|Rule #1: (everyone knows Rule #1)|
|1. How quickly you pick up powder skiing depends on your skill level on groomed. If you are adept at carving, you are already familiar with getting the ski on edge, letting the ski do the turning and fore/aft pressure/balance; you should adapt to the "traditional" powder technique|
And here I am, sitting in a Holiday Inn Express in Gunnison, watching it DUMP outside... Didn't bring my boots with me, as we were heavily loaded. : We almost had to call off our approach last night because it was snowing so hard, and visibility was minimal. But we got in... There was already about 2" on the runway when we landed...
Am going to head up to Crested Butte anyway to visit some friends and see what I'm missing... :
But I have no doubt that now the snow has finally arrived, that I will be getting a lot of trips back to Co over the next several weeks.
To all my Colo friends, place your shrimp orders now! You never know when I'll be knocking on your door!
Enjoy the snow... and remember- if you aren't the lead dog, the view is always the same!
The two biggest issues I see in people trying to ski powder are these:
Friday, December 7, 2007:
If you aren't used to skiing powder, remember this:
Rule #1: (everyone knows Rule #1)
Rule #2: Zip everything.
Rule #3: Speed is your friend.
Rule #4: Keep your skis going the direction they're pointed.
Rule #5: If rule #4 doesn't work, point them the direction you're going!
Rule #6: To develop a good taste for powder, you've got to eat some!
Wouldn't know! Between the clouds, the snow and the darkness, I never got to see a thing... Just came back down to Gunnison from Crested Butte- since 4am yesterday, they have received over 38 inches of snow... it did look awesome! And I will attest- they got every one of those 38!
Why didn't I bring my boots? What a first day of the season it would have been!
They are still expecting 1-2 more FEET by Sunday.