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This is a collection of my blog entries about snowboarding.
You can find all the pictures I've taken here, and read below for the more recent trips that I have recorded in blog entries:

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2012/04/13 Very Late Season Dump in Tahoe
π 2012-04-13 00:00 in Snow
While the bay got a nice thunderstorm with unusual thunder and lightening. Good excuse to go check out Kirkwood for a late season powder day or two.

The driver up was "interesting" to say the least. We drove Jennifer's Toyota and I got to Jackson in record time considering the pouring rain. Said rain turned to snow soon after jackson, and we were left with a long drive in the snow, and that snow was quite slippery, making for some 'interesting driving'.


caltrans plowing was 'minimal' as you can see.
caltrans plowing was 'minimal' as you can see.

somehow with flimsy chains and skillful driving, we made it up
somehow with flimsy chains and skillful driving, we made it up


We got there a bit late due to both conditions and the fact that Carson Spur was actually closed for over an hour for snow clearly, but by ten, I had one of the first chairs up to the wall with 2ft of fresh dry powder, so it wasn't too bad :)



Jennifer learned to get under the rope :)
Jennifer learned to get under the rope :)

Did I mention powder on the wall? :)
Did I mention powder on the wall? :)

That evening, we spent a nice evening in a place I got for us:


And the next morning, we were joined by Arturo, and spent most of the day on the backside:



Arturo just had to ride chair 3...
Arturo just had to ride chair 3...

Backside had plenty of pow for us
Backside had plenty of pow for us


I got down this :)
I got down this :)

A bit of a line at 4, but didn't last long
A bit of a line at 4, but didn't last long





bit scared :)
bit scared :)


This friday/saturday was a great two days in Kirkwood: great snow and few crowds.

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2012/04/01 Another Powder Day trip at Kirkwood
π 2012-04-01 00:00 in Snow
Just 4 days after my previous day, kirkwood got another dump, this time on a sunday. Greg, another coworker headed there and was nice enough to pick up Jennifer and I on his way. It was Jennifer's first day snowboarding this year, both due to the late season and weekday trips not being very compatible with her work schedule.



we weren't the first one with the idea to come that day :)
we weren't the first one with the idea to come that day :)

pow
pow








there was a bit of a line when the wall was opening
there was a bit of a line when the wall was opening






getting down cornice
getting down cornice



Then, they had an avalanche on the back side, and shut down all the lifts while all their staff went there to make sure no one was burried (no one was). That was a 2H wait unfortunately.


and finally we got back up
and finally we got back up

Jennifer is not expert at getting under ropes :)
Jennifer is not expert at getting under ropes :)


All in all, despite lifts being shut down for a while, it was a fun day :)


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