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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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2023/05/03 Incredible Powder Days at Heavenly and Kirkwood, in May!
π 2023-05-03 01:01 in Nsnow, Snow
This year was definitely a snowy year, the most I have seen in my life. Thankfully Vail agreed to close Heavenly on May 7th, and Kirkwood on May 15th (although it was fri-sun only for KW).

Got up at 4:40, in hindsigh shoudl have been 20mn earlier to get first liftat 09:00 (including a 10-15mn charging stop on the way up), but close enough :)


Saw Sierra on the way up but it was already closed
Saw Sierra on the way up but it was already closed

the base of SLT looked somewhat snow free
the base of SLT looked somewhat snow free


Heavenly CA parking lot was fairly full for a wednesday
Heavenly CA parking lot was fairly full for a wednesday

let's get to work :)
let's get to work :)

fairly good powder at the top of sky
fairly good powder at the top of sky

found Ovidiu on the way
found Ovidiu on the way

did I saw powder, in May?
did I saw powder, in May?

Yes!
Yes!



we rode to Killbrew gates (all closed)
we rode to Killbrew gates (all closed)


Nevada side only had Dipper running but that was good enough
Nevada side only had Dipper running but that was good enough

plenty of snow still, signs are still buried
plenty of snow still, signs are still buried


Had a bit of a view from time to time:







so much snow to be enjoyed
so much snow to be enjoyed









Arturo and I went to check out the beach, which I seldom get to see :)




Day #2, we went back to Heavenly but it was a bit icy in the morning, until more snow came, and the resort got closed for lightening:




vis went downhill quickly
vis went downhill quickly

there was still decent snow
there was still decent snow


I took roundabout to the bottom:



the bottom forest snow was warmer
the bottom forest snow was warmer



it did start snowing hard
it did start snowing hard


Day #3, we went to Kirkwood when it just re-opened that day (friday). Thankfully the recent snow didn't melt and freeze, so the conditions were awesome:


one thing that sucks about kirkwood is that they are now down to one charger left (from 10)
one thing that sucks about kirkwood is that they are now down to one charger left (from 10)



woot!
woot!

the lines
the lines








top of chair 7
top of chair 7





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