Powder Skiing at Winter Park and Mary Jane
The snow has been just unbelievable so far at Winter Park this year. And with all that fluffy white comes the oh so awesome powder days of skiing. Since we have so much early snow it has allowed us to get out fairly often and check out the conditions. Grade A is what we give Winter Park and Mary Jane this year.
The video was shot in early December after about seven inches of new snow. The light wasn’t the greatest but the skiing was phenomenal. After spending the morning over on Mary Jane we headed for the un-skied tracks over in the trees at Vasquez Ridge. Aces & Eights trees are what we are skiing and man it was fresh pow turn after fresh pow turn. A truly unbelievable day was had on the slopes.
Skiers in the video are yours truly and my buddy Mr. Steve Worth. The song Negative Attitude (some may say that describes me to a T) is from an old favorite, Lloyd Cole, off the Negatives album. demo skies were provided by Epic Mountain Sports, the finest ski fitters in all of Grand County. I was skiing the Rossignol S86’s and they were just about perfect for the day.
If you are looking for some small stashes of fresh late on a powder day, head over to Vasquez Ridge. It takes some effort to get over there but you will be rewarded with some hidden powder in the trees and usually no snowboarders as the run out usually has them shying away. Vasquez Ridge is served by the Propspector lift and at the top are some of the best views you can get ov the Town of Winter Park and The Fraser Valley. That is Sarah, the hotty, below taking in the view from the top of Prospector.
There is snow falling now outside the window here in WP, so it may just be another powder day tomorrow.
Chris December 15th, 2010