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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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2014/02/28 3 days in A-Basin, Vail, and Beaver Creek
π 2014-02-28 00:00 in Snow
While we felt a bit stupid going to Colorado just as Tahoe had been getting 2-3ft of fresh snow, thankfully Colorado also got fresh snow, up to 1.5ft over 3 days in some places, so it didn't suck too badly :)

Nice weather when we arrived thursday night:


The next morning, we drove to A-Basin since it was close and we had had a short night with the trip. It's not a big resort but once we found the right lifts, it was good enough for a day's worth :)







loveland pass in the background
loveland pass in the background


The second day, we drove to Vail and got over the pass while it was snowing and people without chains were sliding sideways or off the road. The rental Arturo got drove very nicely though:










The 3rd day, we went to Beaver creek since they had gotten a bit more of half a foot over night, and more than others:







very nice steep terrain
very nice steep terrain






A big thanks to Suwei and Karl for organizing this with Arturo who drove our sorry asses around expertly

2014/02/10 4 Days boarding in Aspen, Snowmass, Highlands
π 2014-02-10 00:00 in Snow
I was in Aspen due to the Ferrari on Ice program, which unfortunately didn't have the ice track part like planned due to bad weather that stopped us from going to the track. As a result, I got to go snowboarding in Aspen/Ajax on the first day. It's not my favourite mountain (actually the worst of all 3 in my opinion because it's too narrow and doesn't have enough lifts to ride good terrain at the top).
I got a great room at the Little Nell with view on the lift.











After my Ferrari event, we went to Snowmas to check in our condo by the slopes:








Our first day in Snowmass had great weather and left over powder. Snowmass is big, we didn't cover it all in one day.













they had good side terrain you could get to
they had good side terrain you could get to

Aspen airport
Aspen airport



The next morning, we got up early to go to Highlands. It took 2 free busses, but got us there. Unfortunately, they actually open at 09:00 and not 08:30 like the other places so we got there early for nothing.





The snowcat takes you higher up the ridge and you can hike the rest
The snowcat takes you higher up the ridge and you can hike the rest



Let's go this way
Let's go this way




the ski patrol dog had its tennis ball to play with us
the ski patrol dog had its tennis ball to play with us

The 3rd day, we went back to snowmass since it was where we slept and where our luggage was:





Snowmass has backcountry you can hike to
Snowmass has backcountry you can hike to

The good stuff was closed
The good stuff was closed

I got a bit lost out of bounds and got some nice terrain still :)
I got a bit lost out of bounds and got some nice terrain still :)

you get back on a blue slope going to boring base after a long run
you get back on a blue slope going to boring base after a long run


And that was it for 4 days boarding around Aspen. The mountains were almost empty and the terrain in Highlands and Snowmass was quite good.


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