2015 Blizzard Backcountry

We received about 15 inches of snow from the Blizzard on Tuesday.  Wednesday morning I ventured out solo into the local backcountry.  I brought both my AT skis and my splitboard, but I decided to splitboard because the consistency of the snow seemed to be more how I like it for snowboarding. I Made 2 summit to road runs one on the Chat Noir side of the mountain and one down the Son of Guido Trail.  The top 100 vertical feet of the mountain tended to be a little scratchy due to having less base and  the high winds carried a lot of the snow away.  In the Hemlocks it was only about 6 inches deep in spots.  But lower on the mountain conditions were epic.  Knee deep Dry Powder made for some of the best turns I’ve made in a while.  After 2 runs I went home grabbed some food and then headed back up the hill again with Jeremy.  Jeremy used my Icelantic Nomads and we hit up the other side of the mountain for 2 more runs.  Here’s some pics of conditions.  I’ll try to add some video later.
The wind had its way with the snow up high making for thin cover in spots


But down lower its was lovely

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2 thoughts on “2015 Blizzard Backcountry

  1. Nice to know conditions are good.
    The backside is good??
    we went to our local hill (about half the vert there) and could only ride the steepest of the steep stuff…..else we got bogged down in the knee deep pow.
    Hoping to get up there tomorrow afternoon and meet up w/boog.
    Will keep an eye out for you

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