January 27, 2008 – Hoodoo Powder Fest!

Andy and I headed to Hoodoo for a little lift serviced riding, knowing that the backcountry would be unstable given all the recent snowfall in the past few days. It was snowing as we left the valley (elevation 400 feet), so we knew conditions on the hill would be good. We arrived in the parking lot and there was over a foot of fresh stuff.  Most of our day was spent riding the east face of the mountain, where the snow was super light and deep.  Very few people were at the hill, in part because an avalanche on Highway 20 closed the road for the better part of the day. The result was fresh runs all day long…..

Riding the deep powder I always dream about


Cold Blower!

The nice thing about Hoodoo’s east face is that when it’s windy, the tracks fill in by the time you head back and it’s like riding untracked lines all over again!  This happened to us for most of the day – every time we went back for more, our previous tracks were gone and fresh powder was waiting!

Andy getting some of the sweet stuff!

We finished our day making runs off of Chuck’s Backside. By the end of the day, my legs were pretty tired, but this day went down as one of the best lift-served powder days I’ve ever had!!!!

Surfing the super light!