in Nsnow, Snow
After Aspen, Arturo drove us to Silverton. My first time was absolutely awesome, 4 days of endless powder. My second time, I went with Arturo, but we got unlucky: temps were way too high and we got more ice than good snow :(.
This time was a bit in the middle, we had originally planned 3 days but were only able to do 2 and the snow was just good enough, when you picked the location carefully, the first day where we went guided skiing.
Subaru blocked the access road for a bit while they were shooting a commercial with a drone
we went to the advanced group directly, the briefing was 'brief'
we didn't waste time climbing for 30mn from the lift for our first run
snow down looked good, but it wasn't that great the sun had already started baking it
silverton guides keep things tidy to use the snow as long as possible
each run got us back down to a road where a bus or van would come pick us up
The 2nd day, we were signed up for an all day heli tour. We ended up leaving late due to the avalanche danger being high, as well as very strong winds in the morning, making heli flying a bit more interesting. The first ride was damaged powder, but the last 5 runs we went to the next mountain across where the snow was still pristine and the north facing or tree protected snow was still in good shape:
while we were hiking up, some lucky folks got heli rides
your ride has arrived
our guide had a nice board, the church of snowboarding :)
the snow that day were really wanting to slide
The last 5 runs were pretty good considering, not awesome alpine from top to bottom due to the conditions, but still good and fun.
On the way back, I got a few shots of Silverton