First, a shout out to the parking crew at JHMR. Good folks, with their little huts and colorful papers and buses that remind me of red caterpillars…
Sunday morning I roll into the Village really early– 8:59AM- and behold what looks to be a solid 3 tram wait. I place myself at the end of the line and contemplate life. Roughly 5 seconds later I bail to the Gondi, grumbling about all the awesomeness I’m missing out on. Alas, not all is lost; The subsequent inbounds laps were some of my favorites from this season. Warmer temps, winds, and some fresh snow steamrolled old moguls that might conspire against efforts to Send and Mach. I was on my new 192cm Line Influence 115s, (biased review coming soon!) and the combination of sick conditions, dope equipment, and downright dandy terrain forced me to have fun. I hope you were doing the same- just watch out for bamboo poles or you’ll have to get all old school racer on them.
By about noon the sun and warmer temps warmed up most of the mountain. There have been a couple close calls with slides since then and the storm that’s rolling in right now is falling on a lot of sun crusts. Be careful, yo!
…annnnnd I’m off to Europe with the Meatheads. Auf Wiedersehen, bitches!