The Magic of Fresh Dry Powder at Mt Hood Ski Bowl!

2 03 2012

The winter of 2011-2012 has not been good to alpine enthusiasts in the Pacific Northwest. But this weekend blew in a storm to Mt Hood Ski Bowl. Saturday was much too windy – but my friend Alex and I picked late Sunday – and evening – after the crowds, to show up and were rewarded with a parking spot 20 paces from the lodge, fresh, dry powder, and a starry windless night!

On the way up it was obvious we were going to be treated to a great afternoon/evening of fresh snow!

The snow shown on the boughs of the trees on the mountainsides. Nothing like the beauty of fresh fallen snow.

Ah, but once on the lift, it became clear from glimpsing the soft snow below, it was going to be the best night of the season! This is why I ski! I ski for the floating sensation – or maybe better described flying…softly over a dazzling field of un tracked feathers!

Tonight was simply perfect. This time, the new snow lay over an already packed base. And with no crowds to fight over it!

It’s what we come to ski for!

Here’s a view from my first run of the night. The whole evening was run after run of the tastiest snow the Cascades get!



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