11 Feb 2016, Posted by Ben Saheb in Blog, 0 Comments
It’s been a few days since our last storm (7 days but who’s counting) and as it does, our approach to guiding in the backcountry has changed a little. Rather than the traditional lines and powder free for all we normally use during a storm cycle, we now get into a rhythm of sundial guiding and heading into the deep country to locate the best snow. When the sun is out, starting off on the north aspects in the morning then moving to the southern aspects around lunch tends to allow us to find the best conditions most every time during droughts like this.
Thanks to the Vail Mountain Club and the other cat of folks from all over the world who brought eclectic passions for skiing and riding today. As always, it was our pleasure and just love doing what we do.
10 Feb 2016, Posted by Ben Saheb in Blog, 0 Comments
The world of GoPro descended upon Buffalo Pass today with 2 cats of camera wearing hero’s shredding the goods. Along with representatives from GoPro, these guys invited friends from all over Colorado including superstars from Aspen Ski Co, Base Mountain, Gorsuch, Pioneer Sports, Sun Logic, Eye Pieces of Vail, Incline Snowmass, Ute Mountaineer, Bent Gate, Craniologie, Double Diamond, Intrawest, Copper Mountain and Ski Haus.
Certainly some footage should come out of this adventure and we’ll be posting accordingly when the edits come in.
Thanks for visiting GoProers, you guys gave it a great go up on Buffalo Pass. We hope this experience in the fluff was as good for you as it was for us.
09 Feb 2016, Posted by Ben Saheb in Blog, 0 Comments
When the fresh pow delivery system shuts down for a few days, some people can get nervous about the skiing conditions. Worry not though… nature has a magical way of creating more pow without it even snowing!
You see… When the skies clear up at night, the dry air sucks the latent moisture right out of the snowpack. As this moisture exits the surface of the snow, that moisture then freezes and crystallizes right on the surface creating a beautiful blanket of crystallized pow that only billions of diamonds could mimic. This natural phenomenon is called “Surface Hoar” and aside from its beauty, its excitingly fun skiing. Its fast, its loud and its carvy.
To see all the hoarny shots from today’s adventures, click here.
08 Feb 2016, Posted by Ben Saheb in Blog, 0 Comments
Yesterday one of our super guests Cliff (Panthers Fan) placed a cash bet with our guide Kevo (Broncos Fan) that the Broncos would lose the Super Bowl. To make a longer story short Cliff paid up. Pretty good day to be Broncos fan!
Aside from all the football smack being talked in the cats, it was indeed a fantastic day for skiing pow. Sunshine, good friends and beautiful scenery.
See all shots from today here.
07 Feb 2016, Posted by Master of Chaos in Blog, 0 Comments
Oh yea, we are celebrating this year’s Powderbowl in style with tons of Bronco fans on the cats, a birthday party for our friend Charlie from Mahogany Ridge and a bunch of returning guests who come every year this time frame.
Love it long time and GO BRONCOS!