Sunday, April 17, 2011

4.15.2011: A Beautiful Spring Powder Day

In 36  hours starting about 5 PM Wednesday nearly 2 feet of snow fell in and around Loveland ski area. Originally Josh and I had been planning on a sled assisted mini golf day on Jones Pass, but after reading about 4 foot slab development from strong winds during the storm we axed our plans and headed to Loveland. Inbounds the snow was heavier than what we have been skiing throughout the winter months, both a combination of wind effect and warm temperatures, still very good skiing though! By noon we decided to head out the gates into the surrounding sidecountry. Despite cool temperatures, as the day grew later the snow got quite sun affected, its amazing how much an effect the higher angle of the sun in springtime has on snow metamorphism!

Jordan Scheremeta

Matt Teuling

Josh Nunnamker

Jordan Scheremeta

Mike Records
Photo: Matt Teuling