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!
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