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This is a collection of my blog entries about snowboarding.
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2024/02/18 4 Days of Powder at Kirkwood
π 2024-02-18 01:01 in Nsnow, Snow
While this year has not been an above average snow season, this storm made things a bit better. Turns out that sunday only had a few inches and might not have been worth the early trip, but it's always hard to say after the fact and I prefer to get through Carson Spur and stay at KW during storms. Thankfully I had a friend who had a condo there and was able to host me saturday night, saving me an early sunday morning drive:


got through the Spur just as the snow as starting to stick
got through the Spur just as the snow as starting to stick

I did a quick charging stop at jackson since I wasn't sure when I'd charge at KW, but in hindsight I could have driven there direct and arrived with 15% left (day drive, no headlights, no heat, warmer temps). Nice to see my car can still make it there in one shot when the conditions are good:

found this as jackson supercharger
found this as jackson supercharger


Day 1: Sunday, a few inches

Unfortunately it was timed over president's day weekend which was a blackout on my pass, but given the price of lodging ($400/night), paying an extra day for a lift pass was ok-ish (but it used to be half price, now it's almost full price, $170). As a result, Sunday was not very busy since most passholders were blacked out. Only a few inches of fresh snow, but that was still good ;)


not very deep, but still nice
not very deep, but still nice


went pow hunting
went pow hunting




finally could ride to the rock under the wall
finally could ride to the rock under the wall

Day 2: Monday, 18 inches

For the main pow day, we sure got the snow, but it was a bit too warm/wet and I could only sink a few inches, it didn't feel that deep.




not that deep like I said
not that deep like I said

not that busy for a deep pow day
not that busy for a deep pow day




the chutes were still a bit shallow
the chutes were still a bit shallow

astill a sheet of ice
astill a sheet of ice

Despite the slighly hard powder, it was still a very nice day.



Firat run:

Day 3: Tuesday, 10 inches of fluffy pow

Agsinst all expectations, the 3rd day had the best powder. It was nice and light, a pleasure to ride:


not too many people
not too many people



Chair 4 finally opened, it was worth checking out :)



the wave was pristine
the wave was pristine


I did have to hike back up to find a pole I dropped, took 25mn because of deep the snow was
I did have to hike back up to find a pole I dropped, took 25mn because of deep the snow was


Awesome snow:

Fawn ridge was stellar:

Day 4: Tuesday, 4 inches for the last day

The 4th day wasn't the best pow day ever, but it was still quite enjoyable and it was still fun to chase freshies for another day:

not much of a line
not much of a line

my watch told me I snowboarded too much :)
my watch told me I snowboarded too much :)

haha, one more day before I can rest :)
haha, one more day before I can rest :)





went to check out a wall chute
went to check out a wall chute






Still good runs:

By the way, this is why I why I get underground parking, getting this car out will be an hour of work with a shovel...



All in all this was a good trip, with plenty of enjoyable snow and kirkwood staff did an awesome job opening terrain timely, as well as communicating what they were doing. Thanks Ricky Newberry, the new GM, for running a great ship.

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