Salivating the Silky Snow @ Silverton Mountain, CO – 03/22/12
Silverton + New Snow + Bluebird = RAD!
March 22nd, 2012
Location: Silverton Mountain, Colorado, United States of America, situated between NYC and SF.
Weather: Bluebird, no wind, powder, and temps in the 40s
Riders: Skier666, GeOFF, Aaron B., and others
Cameramen: Skier666, GeOFF
POV VIDEO â€“ Salivating Silky Snow @ Silverton Mountain
Music: Amon Tobin â€“ â€˜Angel of Theftâ€™
The 2nd trip to Silverton was booked with fingers crossed for good snow. After a week of warm temps, a surprise storm rolled through Tahoe and onward to Southern Colorado leaving almost 2 feet of the white stuff. Upon my arrival, I was greeted with blue skies, great snow, and a great group of guys to take a few heli laps in the sun.
Better yet I was finally able to take a few laps with owner Aaron Brill and ski a few new lines like Scarface, Pequeno uno, and Meatball Hero. I would HIGHLY recommend a day up there if youâ€™ve never been. Props to Aaron for taking us to the goods…safely, and only trying a few times to get me to head with them to AK for theâ€¦.â€™last spot.â€™ Heh.
We arrive at our first lap and figure out what to doâ€¦
The GNAR couloir looking tastyâ€¦
A quick run down Dolores provided mostly cold smoke pow, and GeOFF drops inâ€¦
The second lap on Riff shows T-dog (our guide) milking his turnsâ€¦
I enjoyed myselfâ€¦
FAST and SMOOTHâ€¦
This yellow contraption forced us to get on boardâ€¦
The first lap was to the usual Pyramid area with a nice consistent pitch and mostly bomber snow…
See, I told youâ€¦
Our next options were somewhere up near Grande and Pequenoâ€¦
Now Aaron is showing us around and trying to find a unique spot to landâ€¦
Yep, thatâ€™s the LZâ€¦.heh.
Aaron knows whereâ€™s heâ€™s going right?
GeOFF is from LA, so heâ€™s super creativeâ€¦.
I guess weâ€™ll go across thisâ€¦
Pequeno uno from the topâ€¦
Down Scarfaceâ€¦666 does some avalanche workâ€¦
GeOFF makes it look easy..
This run looks decentâ€¦
The lower section was buttery smoothâ€¦and the Jag Sharks were relieved to finally ski pow!
GeOFF makes a descent..
Aaron slithers through a crack when we all make it down safelyâ€¦
Aaron convinces us for another lapâ€¦
This time, we head across the valley in a zone called Meatball Heroâ€¦.nice views of the stuff just hiking distance off the chairâ€¦
San Juans etcâ€¦looking mean.
The real GNAR lookers left of GNAR couloirâ€¦heh
Just a cool place in ColoRADoâ€¦.
Did I forget to mention Heli-hoodie skiing? Pretty damn cool feeling. Oh, and all that stuff is within their permit for skiingâ€¦just charter the heli and go!
Whoa….this guy is from LA!!!!
And he drops in…
Thanks for leaving me so much pow….(sad face)
I guess I’ll go last…
Still good though…
Skiing is actually quite fun…
GeOFF just loves taking all the good snow…
Well, he did pay for it….
I still had some nice turns…no complaints
Back to the Tiger zones off the front…
It was ok…
Last run of the day!
…END of TRANSMISSION
One Response to “Salivating the Silky Snow @ Silverton Mountain, CO – 03/22/12”
That was one of the best days of my life…. Thanks for posting this epic adventure.