Posted on December 17 2014
Early Season Snow, Uphill Policies, Overstoking, Prepping, Skin Track Etiquette.
In episode 2 we keep the dream alive as the white stuff starts falling and we get into our early season groove.
Back on the bench and the skis are already stacking up!
The Overstoke- Ski season 2014 is here and we are stoked! Although those first few flurries get are blood racing and our mouth running about the epicness that awaits, early season dangers lurk. Beyond the vicious snow snakes that wait for you just underneath the surface, their is the consistent problem of burning out early. The grass is always greener and the snow is always whiter when you manage expectations. Stay stoked for biking in October and stay stoked for skiing late into the Spring.
Weak Persistent Layers- You did you burned your skis you worshipped the snow gods and the snow came early. But this is a blessing as well as a curse. Although the snow in the mountains is exciting, the warm temperatures that will spike again will freeze these white flakes in to ball bearings of death when the season actually comes. Pray for snow, but pray for it to come late and everyday without giving those weak layers time to strike.
Early Season Prep- Don't say we never taught you anything. Check out My wildsnow.com blog here. The blog post has some helpful hints but the real self deprecating humor lives on the podcast.
STFU- If you don't know what it means you have still followed an STFU skin track. It may be fun to say, but a more gradual skin track will always mean more turns are in your near future.
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