Early 2016 Season Snowboarding at Snowbird and Brighton
For perspective we are only at about 95% of average for snowfall so far this season. These powder shots are just “average” or even slightly “below average” for Utah. I’n the past month I’ve done lots of resort riding, splitboarding and even some pow surfing. I have been so lucky to ride so much with my family and friends. It’s nice for a 41 year old weekend warrior like me to have the storms line up with my holiday vacations. Let’s just say I took advantage of my time off!
They call this zone “Hokkaido” at Brighton. Obviously named after pow zones of Japan.
My teenage son throwing up pow plumes at Snowbird.
Snowbird can be frustrating with closures, crowds, angry tourists and locals, but sometimes you will have the run of your life that keeps you going back!
My wife rips Snowbird! Give it up to the mom shredders out there!
Avalanche danger had many frustrating closures at Snowbird and I wasn’t about to venture out in the backcountry either.
The catwalks made for some fun jumps at Snowbird!
POW SURFING, NO BINDINGS
About to drop without bindings. Yes my heart is pounding. You really have to think about your line. It is not like you can come to an instant stop like you can on your snowboard. You really have to surf the mountain, think ahead even more than usual. It is super addicting.
You can see my line in the center. Not to brag but I think it is so much more fluid than the ski and snowboard tracks to my skiers left and right.
Deep powder turns on a board without bindings might be the ultimate high in powder snowboarding and skiing.
Always grateful to get a shot of me. I invested in an airbag this season. Float 22 BCA. Good day pack, but pack light. the Float 32 might be better for those that like to pack a bit more than the essentials.
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