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Report From Sunday, April 11, 2021
Sunday was Closing Day at Pow Mow.
So with telemark skis in hand, my lovely lady, and some good friends, we closed out Powder Mountain’s season with a bang.
We got to the ski area at the crack of noon. It was colder than we all anticipated, and I was glad I had thermals under my jeans.
The groomers were immediately firing with soft, spring snow while off-piste terrain still needed a minute. We started by taking a lap down to Timberline, then to Hidden Lake, then by wrapping around to Mary’s Bowl on the backside of the mountain.
It was sunny, bluebird, and beautiful. Temps were chilly but not too much so—especially not after a few Powder Mountain Pilsners.
I was on telemark skis still learning the art of this free-heel foolery.
The groomers in Mary’s Bowl were fast and smooth with more challenging, half-crud/half-slush snow just off-piste.
We ventured into the trees of Hippie Hill for a lap and found some tasty tree skiing.
After Mary’s, we dashed over to the downhill course over to skier’s right of the Hidden Lake chair.
This was where it got entertaining.
Big, tall, hard-turning burns made for crazy-fun while charging down the course.
I worked on my tele-turns and just tried not to die.
Bri was perfecting her stops and groomer turns on her fourth day-ever skiing.
Devin flowed hard and Ben made pretty turns everywhere.
Gavin and Connor were gooning and you could tell they were feeling themselves.
We enjoyed each turn, knowing that we wouldn’t be back here until next season.
At 4 o’clock, the last chair stopped spinning and we headed to the parking lot for some celebratory beers.
Cheers to a good season, decent snow, and wonderful company.
Thank you Powder Mountain for all the memories.
Until next season!