Month 41 – April 2009, Mt Hood Meadows

Dropping in above Memorial Bowl, April 2009……..

Heather Canyon cornice drop

Andy and I made several weekend trips to Mt Hood Meadows during April 2009, and had a variety of conditions and weather.  Most of our time was spent in Heather & Clark Canyons, accessed from the Cascade Lift.  In April, there are generally less people at Meadows, but the riding is still excellent.  Here’s a shot of me ripping through some wind packed powder in the Silver Bowl in upper Heather Canyon….

Wind packed powder – Silver Bowl

Later in the month, conditions were sunny, and a few inches of snow had fallen the night before.  Upper Heather Canyon was in good shape, and there were some large cornices which were begging to be dropped.  This one in the Diamond Bowl was especially fun…

Diamond Bowl cornice drop

Following each ski day, we either had a beer in Govy, or better yet, listened to the live band on the deck at the Meadows base while enjoying a frosty cold one in the sunshine.  For lift served in April, it’s hard to beat Mt Hood Meadows!

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