Jan 19: Socked in and snowing

Jan 19: Socked in and snowing

Winter amazes me. In the summer, if it’s overcast and drizzling and ugly and cold, no one in their right mind goes out hiking. But make those conditions winter and… it’s a POW day, and everyone is excited to be on the hill. It was like that today. Save for the odd sort of, sunny-ish, […]

Jan 18: Cruzy

Jan 18: Cruzy

Having not snowed anything of consequence in the last +15 days, I was not expecting to find much powder around, and my expectations were met pretty well. The hill was reporting 6 cm yesterday, and that’s what you could find in the lesser tracked areas. Under that was… well… firm most everywhere I was. I […]

Back Door & Side Door: A Guide that could Save Your Life

Back Door & Side Door: A Guide that could Save Your Life

Back Door and Side Door (and Wawa Ridge)… just saying those names gets folks excited about riding powder at Sunshine. After riding them for 15 straight years, several times per year, I last rode both ‘Doors ~18 years ago (I’ve never been on Wawa Ridge for reasons I’ll talk about later), so this is a […]

Jan 12: More blue, more fast

Jan 12: More blue, more fast

While the day dawned with a high overcast this morning… However, by 10:30 AM, the sun had cleared the clouds, the high haze dissipated, ¬†and the sun was out in full force. I took a tour out today of some REALLY good skiers from the New York City area. We played in challenging terrain all […]