Kicker! Friends! Hot Dogs and Marshmallows!!

January 27, 2019

Kicker day in the San Juans with all the best friends!! Kevin, Jack Budz, Gaetano, Julien, Sydney, Jack Burke, and I all mobbed up North in the Pow Bus and built a fat jump!! We had already built this jump a few weeks back and it had snowed around three feet of POW since then!! We hiked into the spot and the kick we built previously was just a small little mound!! It had snowed sno much it almost buried the old jump! We got to blue scoopin and rebuilt the jump! With all of us there we had this thing built up and shaped pretty quickly!! And it was big!!! One of the bigger kickers I have hit in the backcountry. Perfect landing for it! Everyone hit it!!! Jack Burke stomped a back! Budz tried a back! I stomped a 360 and hit it the fattest! Still workin on that laid out method finished with a back one! Kevin basically got the 360!! And stomped a few grabs! Sydney stomped it!! Julien and Gaetano both sent as well!!!!! Had a great bonfire! Julien made a sweet pit with snow benches!! We had a bunch of food!! Roast beef, chedda, Hawaiian rolls, chips n quac, hot dogs, marshmallows, hot chocolate, and beer from Carvers!! Shout out to Carver Brewing Company for delicious beer on the day!! Roasted mallows and dogs over the fire!! Bumpin music!! All the friends hitting the kicker faaaaaaat!! We spent the whole day out there!! One of the best ways to send off in Durango and Silverton!!! Chillin in the mountains with the homies before hitting the road to Canada and Alaska! EH! I love spending these couple weeks in the San Juans with all the close friends before heading Nortrh! It was an incredible start to the season down here in Southern Colorado!! Lots of POWWWWW! This summer and fall in Durango was so much fun!! Bartending at Carvers, mountain biking, and snowboarding!!! I LOVE DURANGO! Time to chase the deepest storms throughout the Western States and Canada for the next month, then Haines, Alaska for two months!!! For the love of POW!

Snow Report

Coal Bank Pass. No new snow. Bluebird day with clouds moving in around 3PM. Probably around 25F-30F. North facing snow was slightly wind buffed, but still soft pow. No crust on the North below tree line. Wind deposited snow hardened up on leeward slopes leaving a hard breakable wind layer. No signs of unstable snow on the North face we skied/jumped on to.

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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