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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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2017/02/28 Mountain Collective Tour: Aspen-Snowmass
π 2017-02-28 00:00 in Snow
After Canada, I joined Arturo on his US snow tour. He started in Salt Lake City, where I unfortuantely missed a very good day in Snowbird, and anotehr one in Canyons. He then met me at Snowmass where I managed to fly in just before a good storm hit, and planes started getting diverted or cancelled.


The first day, we went to Snowmass from our ski-in, ski-out hotel, and enjoyed a good 9" of fresh powder, and then more snow as the day went by. In the morning, we could feel the bottom crust a bit, but by the end of day, not at all:

hello, my name is Arturo, and my snowboard is that long
hello, my name is Arturo, and my snowboard is that long

we took the tow rope to the top as soon as we could and had a good ride up the cirque
we took the tow rope to the top as soon as we could and had a good ride up the cirque

more snow falling, sweet
more snow falling, sweet

did I saw more snow?
did I saw more snow?

I'm stuck, come help me, I'm right here!
I'm stuck, come help me, I'm right here!

OMG, too much powder, this is dangerous, I might fall!
OMG, too much powder, this is dangerous, I might fall!

look at my fancy new mittens, aren't they pretty?
look at my fancy new mittens, aren't they pretty?


Here's a good end of day run at Snowmass during the snow storm:


Overnight, we had another foot or so that fell, which was great news for our trip to Aspen Highlands:




in line for the snowcat
in line for the snowcat


got a nice little lift up the ridge
got a nice little lift up the ridge

and then you walk more to get to the bowl
and then you walk more to get to the bowl

nice bowl, though
nice bowl, though



I've been pushing Arturo to learn poles, he was a quick learner :)
I've been pushing Arturo to learn poles, he was a quick learner :)


Here is a good run down the highlands bowl, good powder:

The 3rd day, we went back to Snowmass, blue bird with a bit of powder left in some places:




took the tow rope back to the top and we went to the very other extreme
took the tow rope back to the top and we went to the very other extreme







then a hike up to the side country south of the resort. Great at the top, pretty bad at the bottom
then a hike up to the side country south of the resort. Great at the top, pretty bad at the bottom

good views
good views


Aspen airport
Aspen airport

pretty good powder down, until we got to the rope boundary
pretty good powder down, until we got to the rope boundary

I took an early entrance in dikes from high alpine
I took an early entrance in dikes from high alpine

good snow, except for the rock hidden underneath and the one that shattered my phone when I fell on it
good snow, except for the rock hidden underneath and the one that shattered my phone when I fell on it



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