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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:

Table of Content for snow:

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2012/12/18 Day trip for a 1.5ft storm at kirkwood
π 2012-12-18 00:00 in Snow
Arturo and I decided a bit last minute to go check out the fresh snow that had just fallen, with very low temps (i.e. good dry snow). Thanks to Arturo's driving we got there right around 08:50 and were at Cornice right as it opened. We got close enough to first chair (it was pretty empty).

drive up was much nicer than expected, even if the snow line was low.
drive up was much nicer than expected, even if the snow line was low.

1.5ft of fresh mostly dry snow, not bad
1.5ft of fresh mostly dry snow, not bad


Arturo, my partner in crime
Arturo, my partner in crime






later, we had some more fresh snow
later, we had some more fresh snow


Video from first run:

2012/12/03 Opening the season at kirkwood
π 2012-12-03 00:00 in Snow
This year, the season started better than last year. I went for a day trip with a couple of coworkers to get some early powder. It was good for a first day, although the powder was very wet due to high temps, and kirkwood was very understaffed and took way too long to open lifts (1H late to open just one lift, and 2.5H to open a 2nd lift to the top on cornice. That's pretty sad actually).


line, nothing running
line, nothing running

finally going up over 1H late
finally going up over 1H late

powder was still nice, note the way too long line on cornice
powder was still nice, note the way too long line on cornice

wee
wee



All in all, it wasn't perfect, but it sure beat a day at work :)

See more images for Opening the season at kirkwood

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