Describe Your Best Powder Day in the Backcountry
Best day is doing snowmobile accessed to some big mountains with friends. The avalanche danger is low, the temps are cold, the powder is still deep, the wind is not existent, and the sky is clear. Our objective is a 2000ft+ couloir with huge walls on each side.
The crew I can trust with my life and are experienced riding sleds, experienced with being in Colorado's avalanche terrain, and I know they can handle the terrain we are about to hike up and put a line down.
We've discussed our plans the night before, came up with a plan A, B, C and predict the forecast for the following day. We confirm the forecast. Gas up, gear up, and head out. Everyone's sleds fire up no problem. We do our beacon checks, discuss what gear we all have, and throttle out.
No one gets their sled stuck on the way to the start of the skin. We discuss our approach, identify risks, and mitigation strategies and start stomping snow. The views at the top of the line are vast. Taking in my summit zen and thanking Mother Nature for my life and to experience this moment. I eat my summit fruit snacks and we transition.
Everyone drops safely and all we see is clouds of smokey pow and hooting as each person drops to the next safe zone. We leap frog down the couloir and party down the apron back to the sleds. Pounds all round and looking up at awe at the incredible line we just slayed.