With the first snowfall spreading across the mountain peaks of the West this week, it felt like a perfect time to reflect on Winter 18/19…and what a season it was. From opening day stoke to mid winter powder to spring corn, this season was truly for the record books. We started our season off the first week of December by heading north up trusty 395 for some fun. We met up with our Tahoe crew and scored fresh tracks at Alpine Meadows before heading down 395 to hit opening day of Chair 9 at Mammoth. Couldn’t have asked to start our season off with some epic powder, but that would just become the sign of more things to come.
Over the holidays and into January, we spent some time in Utah at another WWSRA Tradeshow in Salt Lake and of course took some time to check out Deer Valley, Solitude, Brighton, and Snowbird. From there, we spent the next month up and down 395 from a few mammoth weekend trips until our annual trip in March. This season we decided on Big Sky and of course it delivered. The terrain off Lone Peak and Moonlight Basin was simply mind-blowing with rock strewn chutes to open powder fields, Big Sky will always hold a special place in our hearts.
The rest of the season we spent time at our local mountains in Southern California and our home away from home in Mammoth, especially for their annual pond skim in April. Mammoth ended up staying open into August and almost broke the record for their longest season ever. Not only Mammoth, but almost everywhere else in the US, especially the West, either broke records for snowfall or season length, or both. We don’t always get blessed with seasons like this, but as Summer comes to an end and Fall and Winter on the horizon, the stoke that never left is already off the charts for hopefully another epic season to come.