January 2, 2010 – Mt Hood Ski Bowl

I headed to Mt Hood Ski Bowl with Andy since I knew the majority of the month would be spent on ski patrol training at Willamette Pass.  My wife, son and I headed to Gresham to visit family on Friday night, and Andy picked me up the next morning.  We arrived at Ski Bowl just before opening, and there weren’t too many people there.  We rode the two chairs to the top and spent most of the day riding the runs off the summit.  The snow was pretty good, about five to six inches over a crust.  We did venture out to the Outback Bowl,which was closed and we found out why for good reason.  After riding down the mountian, there wasn’t enough snow to cover the runout back to the ski area and we were forced to walk out the road which took about an extra half an hour.  Overall it was a good day, but I’m looking forward to getting back into the backcountry.  Here’s the only shot I have from the day…

Matt riding upper Ski Bowl

 

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