Japanuary in Colorado!!

January 18, 2019

The San Juan Mountains are getting so much snow!!!!! Livin Japanuary down here in Southwest Colorado!!! POWWWWWWWW! Choking on snow today! Facemask required!! Marshell and I were chillin in the bus this morning and Jack and Erik unexpectedly came knocking on the door! We were all so amped on the snow everywhere! Dumped well over a foot overnight!!! POW! Jack has a snowmobile and they invited us to join them for the day. The four of us sled lapped Mennhaha trees! We did not even go all the way up, just lapped the lower South to Southwest shots below the halfway point. We decided to do this to play it safe because of all the avalanche danger with the new snow! It was a perfect day!! Everything a ski bum dreams of!!!!!! So much snow!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We took like eight laps each! Sending it into all the lines, spraying mad snow up, screaming, and laughing all day! Sent the road gap today for the first time!!!!! It was so sick! Jumped over the snowmobile. I needed some more speed and did not land it, but it was still super wild!! Now we know that you need to set it up and make a run in if there is the amount of snow there was today!! I was in the white room wiping off my goggles as I was going off the jump! We destroyed the three lower shots!!! So much fun! Lots of footy! I can not even express through words how incredible today was! Snow constantly just blowing over your shoulders! In the white room non stop!!!! Slashing huuuuuuuge waves up!!! Amazing day!! Chillin back in the bus enjoying the fire, weed, and hot tea! Just ate cauliflower, zucchini, green pepper, shitake mushroom, carrot, and bean pasta with a six cheese red sauce!!! Gourmet ski bums in our POW Bus surrounded in snow at the bottom of a backcountry zone in Silverton, Colorado!!! The bus is straight up caked in snow! Life is goooooood! Laid some hot wax on the board, about to scrape it off, eat some dessert, dink some more hot tea, smoke some more weed, and do some yoga! POWWWWWWW

Snow Report

Mennehaha Basin area. 42cm new snow overnight and during the day. About 35cm overnight and another 7cm during the day!!! That makes a total of 65cm since Tuesday night at 10,500ft outside the Pow Bus!!!! And it is still snowing hard! It did not stop all day, with times of very heavy snow, whiteout conditions! The day started probably around 10F and got colder as the day went on, likely around 0F. The wind was coming mainly from the Southwest, but blowing in all sorts of directions. Wind was about 15-20MPH with gust around 30-40MPH. I did not see any avalanches, but my friends said there were lots of very large slides all along Cement Creek. We stuck to low angle, South to Southwest snow, and did not feel any unstable snow. Also, this zone has lots of skier compaction.

I just started putting snow reports at the bottom of the days post. I am no snow expert. We are just out here getting after it everyday and I would love to share my observations to the beautiful ski community!! Be safe! Take faceshots!!!!!

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