After skiing a solid 100k vertical feet in January, I was rewarded with this sunset on one of my last runs at Wisp to conclude my first weekend of skiing in February! It’s not everyday you see a sunset like this (and can capture it too).
I’m hoping for another solid month of skiing this February. At the end of the month I’ll be heading to Jackson Hole for a week! I absolutely love that town. I can’t wait! There’s just something genuine about that place you don’t find everywhere.
With 2015 just hours away, I thought it would be great idea (and cliche) to reflect on my greatest moment’s from 2014.
Last night, I came across a really cool DPS Skis video in an email from Teton Gravity Research. It’s a great video highlighting a dog named Conga who chases skier, Santiago Guzman, around the snow-capped peaks surrounding Bariloche, Argentina.
The Shadow Campaign // Sun Dog from DPS SKIS on Vimeo.
Today was my fourth day on snow this season and arguably the worst day of the season. Woke up around 8 AM to find it pouring rain outside! What a bummer after three days of half decent early season skiing.
It wasn’t until 12:30 PM that the rain let up and I was able to get on the hill. I got 4 runs in before it started to downpour and I retreated to my truck. About 15 minutes later, the rain ended and I got back on the lift. I got another 4 or 5 runs in before calling it a day.
In places, the snow wasn’t too bad but in others it was a thick, sticky mess of snow that made getting any speed on the flats impossible. The forecast is calling for snow tonight through tomorrow afternoon so here’s to hoping to a great day on the slopes tomorrow!
I kicked off the 2014-15 ski season at Wisp Resort in Maryland where I’m a season pass holder. Unfortunately, I had work over Thanksgiving and missed some pretty solid early season Midatlantic skiing. After some great early season skiing, we were plagued with warm weather and rain which annihilated any based Wisp built up.
My first day on the slopes was misty one. Visibility was not great. At times you were lucky if you could see 50 feet in front of you. (Made me happy to have fog-lights one my new RAM EcoDiesel)!
Overall conditions were not too bad minus the fact you could barely see. I’m optimistic tomorrow will bring better conditions!