Holy Nukage Batman!


Well the weatherman was wrong again, but this time at least he was wrong in a good way. The winter storm warning this last weekend called for 15-30 inches in the mountains, but the Tobacco Roots got much, much more snow than that. Albro Lake SNOTEL was reporting 60+” and using my 48″ long ski pole estimated lower elevations having between 3-4 ft. Not bad for Oct 12.

3 feet was reported in the town of Pony... I believe them

3 feet was reported in the town of Pony... I believe them

Yes, that is a car, and yes it is buried

Yes, that is a car, and yes it is buried

Leaves were still on the trees and still (kinda) yellow

Leaves were still on the trees and still (kinda) yellow

Sequence of a fun pillow line

Sequence of a fun pillow line

Dropping pillows in October is typically a dangerous activity because of shallow snow... not this tim

Dropping pillows in October is typically a dangerous activity because of shallow snow... not this tim

Evan is loving it!

Evan is loving it!

Evan is gettin' deep

Evan is gettin' deep

Shoulder deep, and Evan's barely moving

Shoulder deep, and Evan's barely moving

Face shots in October!!

Face shots in October!!

A brief moment when I had my skis on top of the snow

A brief moment when I had my skis on top of the snow

Big Money!

Big Money!

Taking a quick breath before going back in

Taking a quick breath before going back in

Evan is loving every moment of Oct. 12

Evan is loving every moment of Oct. 12

Evan gettin' deep

Evan gettin' deep

Evan stoked on October.... me too

Evan stoked on October.... me too

I finished the day off with some cold beers, a hot shower, MSP’s Claim Premier and cruising downtown with pro skier Hugo Harrison. Not a bad first day of the ski season.

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5 Responses to Holy Nukage Batman!

  1. Evan says:

    thanks for posting the hi-res images!

    cheers

  2. Jake Taufer says:

    Dude, these pics really make me want to punch you in the face because I’m so fuckin jealous. That would be a ridiculous day in January! Lookin forward to making some turns this winter…

  3. Kurt Basford says:

    Sitting here in Denver makes me want to pack the bags and head north!
    I cannot wait to drop the sticks in some soft pillow tops.
    To the season!!

    Is Jake Taufer the one from Glenwood Springs by chance?

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  5. samh says:

    These photos are of a subject matter so infinitely awesome that they really brings out the best in your friends. i.e., “Dude, these pics really make me want to punch you in the face…” Beautiful snow, beautiful pics, and beautiful trip report. I look forward to more.

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