January 2, 2017

Hiking a Mounting to Ski Down

I've been thinking about this for a while. I've never hiked up a mountain to ski down. So, when the snow storm hit when I was in the mountains on New Year's Eve, I figured why not knock this out when the stars are aligned?

I used to snow ski a ton but got a little burned out on the crowds, the exorbitant cost and the hassle of getting to and from the slopes. It didn't help that my girls weren't keen on getting cold in the snow, well, at least for anything other than building a snowman. Which led me to the idea of missing the crowds and the shakedown all together by hiking up and skiing down.

Ok, the plan wasn't executed to perfection as you will see in the video. Mainly because I wanted to be the first one on the top so I could ski down on untracked powder. Yet, by the time I made it to the top to begin my dream run, the slopes had already been infiltrated. Was I disappointed? Not a all. I just headed for the trees where no one had skied (the morning after New Years eve didn't help my departure time). As you see in the video, I got my fair share of turns on untouched snow. This FTIE was very sweet indeed.

I hope you enjoy the video. And you have to turn up the volume because the song by DJ Krush is crazy!


Liz said...

Love the song😎 I'm inspired to do the same thank you!!

Will Cooper said...

Thanks Liz. Sounds like you are a skier too. I look forward to hearing about your adventure!

Anonymous said...

Is this how Sonny Bono DIED ??? ( GOING THROUGH THE RED ZONE ) I've been asking for more video , thank you ! What did your Garmin read for the ascent ? Fun to experience with you !! EPIC !

Will Cooper said...

Bino...I don't think he was wearing a helmet. Thanks!