To some, backcountry ski guiding is more than just a job. It's a passion, a lifestyle, a dream and a reality all in one. The opportunity to work in the mountains, [...]
We hope we never wake up from this snowy dreamlike state we are in. 6" on the stake when we arrived at 9:00 am to the cabin this morning and another 3" fell during the day. Say what? It's as if our own fairy snow mother has waved her wand over Northwestern Colorado and her crystalized magic is falling from the heavens.
After 10 years of guiding with our Powdercats family, Matt Weingartner, the handsome stud of a man and mentor for many of us is parting ways. Today was his last day guiding with us as tomorrow he hits the road heading back to the Ipswitch where his wife and baby-to-be are waiting.
Happy Valentine's Day, Folks! This morning we were greeted with a loving gift of 12 fresh inches from Mother Nature and boy do we LOVE that!! Though the air temps were the warmest we've seen in several weeks, the snow was super fast and playful which made for a very entertaining day in the backcountry!
Most of us who have anywhere from moderate to severe snow sports addictions, look to the storm cycle forecast in order to get an idea for what we will hopefully experience on the mountain. This morning, even though I could see with my own eyes that it hadn't stopped snowing at all since yesterday, I read our local snow forecaster. Joel, our area's meteorologist, got straight to the point this morning my mentioning phrases like "deep fluffy snow", "there will be face shots", and "you will have fun".