UPDATE! Here are the rest of the best of my photos from Amurrrica! All in all, I had a blast thanks to the wonderful people, mountains and snow of Colorado, Utah and Wyoming! Many thanks, and I WILL be back!
The tradeshow scene is a unique experience within the ski community… I have never experienced the commercial endeavor quite as hard as I have in this last week, but the snow gods have favoured Utah and Colorado and are apparently following the ski-tradeshow route. After a casual 14 hour drive from Vancouver down to the Great Salt Lake, we did some serious tradeshowing before I had a chance to get out in the beginnings of a storm that eventually resulted in chest-deep pow. Unfortunately, the deepest day was right when we had to make the move to Denver, but we had some great boot to thigh deep low-density pow at both Alta and Snowbird.
G3 crew rolls out during the storm at the Bird
After the show wound up in the SLC we packed up all the gear and rolled on to the SIA show in Denver, after a quick detour through a snowy Moab and the epic Colorado Canyon…
Taking Snoab for Granted… otherwise it would’ve been cold.
…we arrived in a ColoRADo wonderland of summer in the city and winter in the mountains. I had the privilege (??) of not really being needed at the tradeshow booth, so I took the fortuitous opportunity to truck a pile of skis up to a raging storm in some local high mountain passes.
Jeff goes down
After storming hard all night, the clouds scattered and left a high dusting of awesome light snow on Berthoud Pass. I, along with thousands of other people, rushed back to the mountains and shredded the beginnings of a real Rocky Mountain winter. Coverage was still thin in spots, but my guides (Joe, Adam and Shukah) led the way to some beautiful meadow lines and some tight and fast tree pow.
Not even close.