video of throwing backflips and hucking drops at Squaw today
Yesterday, I drove 13-hours across the barren deserts of Nevada just to throw a backflip off one cliff at Squaw today: My Air.
It didn’t go great, so I did it again. Didn’t go great again.
But I was fortunate enough to run into professional freeskier Connery Lundin and he showed me another cliff that was good for flips and that one worked out. Thanks, Connery.
My buddy Bevan and I skied KT laps in the sunshine until about noon when an unexpected storm rolled in and we headed up to Granite.
Granite was good fun and we found a few airs that we hadn’t hit in many years.
After a few laps on Granite, we headed out to Headwall via Siberia and the Reverse Traverse. Good snow, no visibility.
By then it was nearly 3pm and we cruised into Le Chamois (the best aprés ski spot in the USA?) and grabbed a few beers and a few slices of pizza.
Today was a great day at Squaw Valley, USA. Lines weren’t too bad. Snow was dense, but supple. Warm and sunny in am then cold, windy, and snowy in the pm. Everything got skied except for Silverado. Squaw was completely closed yesterday so every inch of the mountain was fresh this morning.
I’ve never seen Squaw so filled in. The place is buried right now. So many cliffs and rocks are just gone… It’s amazing.
Tomorrow should be great.
Thanks for all the hard work this season Squaw Valley Ski Patrol. It’s an honor to have you guys keep us safe.