It was Saturday morning and the snow had been falling for 24 hours. Even better, snow was in the forecast for the next 4 days. Ullr had finally gifted us with snow But, being a southwestern flow, Crested Butte was not as favored as the San Juans. Wolf Creek ski area was simply getting pounded with snow. And we made it our mission to travel there the next day.
Let’s be frank – the drive sucked. But the 52+ inches of fresh combined with a $35 lift ticket (early season price) made for a 67-cent per inch powder day. The pictures will show that the drive was worth it.
I’ve had a lot of powder days. But the number of days that I can truly call “ridonkulously deep” are less than 10. The number of “ridonkulously deep” days I’ve had in-bounds can be counted on one hand. Throw in some of the lightest powder I’ve ever skied and now we’ve got one heck of a memorable day. I’ll be re-living this moment for years to come.
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