Friday, February 8, 2008

Greatest Snow on Earth?

Anyone who knows me is aware of the fact that I HATE the Utah license plate slogan, "Ski Utah, Greatest Snow on Earth." I mostly hate it because I think it's a little cocky and we all know that the greatest snow on earth is in Colorado. At least that's what I thought until yesterday, when I experienced the greatest snow of my entire life right here in Oregon.

I finally got up on the mountain for a little snowboarding. Sadly it was my first time up this year. Gladly, it was AMAZING!! We went to Meadows on Mt. Hood and they had just been dumped on. There were 12 inches of new snow from the day before and they got another 19 on the day we were riding. They had the largest base in the country at 200". I've never ridden in such incredible powder.

It snowed for most of the day and at times it was total white out conditions, but it was so worth it for fresh tracks all day long. You can only imagine how I got worked by the powder since it was my first time up this year. All I have to say is that the muscles around my jaw were sore the next day! What?? Apparently it was a tense workout to keep up with all of my friends, avoid getting stuck in thigh deep powder, and scoot along the flat parts. But we found some incredible runs that made you feel like you were floating on a big white fluffy cloud. Incredible.

I would include pictures, but they would probably look something like this:


Brecken said...

you are sooo funny. love the white out picture. I saw your sister and your mom at the temple. Des is moving to UTah. that's great!

Jim said...

If you're enjoying the snow in oREgon, then you have been away for a while. Oregon is 7th on the list for good/decent places for snow fun. You should try more places than #4 and #7. Sorry, but UT is still #1, and it IS the 'greatest snow on earth'. that phrase is even trademarked, and you can't trademark something if it isn't true. Colorowdy only has one Decent place for skiing, and everyone there is so snobby it isn't worth it for the common person to go there.

Rachel said...

Another reason why The Northwest is the best!!!