If you’ve skied blower powder or struggled through thigh-burning turns in fresh mashed potatoes, you’ve experienced SWE. SWE stands for snow water equivalent. The SWE of a particular snowfall can make for an epic powder day, a struggle through heavy snow, or even create dangerous avalanche conditions. Basically, SWE can be thought of as the amount of water covering the […]
Report from 11th January, 2020 We were welcomed to Bachelor today by Leigh Capozzi and clan. The snow couldn’t have been better and turns were deep all day. This recording was taken an hour before we were let loose on the goods. There were times that snow brushed my grundle! And no, we were not at Squaw Valley! This line was […]
Earlier this month, Crystal Mountain opened for a few days and closed soon after due to a deteriorating snowpack. A week ago, on December 22nd, Crystal was able to reopen the upper portion of the mountain, allowing hungry weekday skiers to enjoy deep, dry, bluebird powder turns. At 7am that Monday morning some evo coworkers and I left Seattle in search of hot laps and heavy snow.
Even as the snow started falling in Tahoe, I made my way east to Utah to continue in my search of snow, and I was not disappointed in any way today at Alta. The snow started out slow this morning, a dusting on some very firm snow. However, by noon the snowfall rate increased, as did the stoke factor. Alta was all-time today, that is for someone who has been skiing Squaw all winter, with blower […]