Powder Addiction Skiing on Jones Pass
We had day number two with Powder Addiction on Jones pass this week. It was supposed to be day number four but a good bout of pink eye and an avalanche on US Highway 40 has postponed the other two trips. The group that went up this time was full of Winter Park locals, a father-son WP second home team and a video and still camera professional.
What a senational day. Temps were in the high 30’s and there were a few inches of fluffy white powder. The above photos of Ed Reagner were shot later in the day as we were attempting a south facing wall that had baked all day and gotten a nice crusty layer on top that all us skiers had a little trouble with.
Mr. Scott Hefel was the professional photog along for the day and he took some spectacular pictures. Check out Scott Hefel Photography to see the photos. Click on Powder Addiction (bottom right) and use password: 3.15.10
We also had “T” from RSN Winter Park Channel 18 filming for an upcoming RSN sking special. Maybe all us will be back-country skiing stars someday? I am not holding my breath or quitting the day job though.
On the trip was a father and son team and for a 15 year old Chase could really rip it up. I do wish I was skiing this terrain when I was 15 years old. Anywho, it was a great day skiing. I would like to thank, Jamie, Waldo and Scott for the expert guiding and safety provided.
If you have any desire to do some cat skiing Powder Addiction can not be beat. It is reasonably priced, especially compared to other snow cat skiing operations, and the terrain and snow is fantastic. Jones Pass is a short ride from Powder Addiction headquarters in the Winter Park Village with snow that drops from all storms coming through Central Colorado. At the end of the day you get to enjoy a couple free Steamworks Brewery beers.
The snow is still coming and it’s not too late to get your cat skiing in this year. Now is the time to sign up and take a snow cat skiing trip with Powder Addiction.
Chris March 18th, 2010