Gerry Lopez status
- Apr 10, 2009
Banger of an opening week, last week! Kinda cray how it turned on. Snowed 17"s in early Nov and then went high and dry with some pretty good surf for a few weeks. Luckily and apparently it stayed cold enough to retain that initial snow and boom an impressive early December strom cycle kicked in. 5' in 3 or so days. Mid week lift openings for the bros! Rode two days in a row from 9-1 and caught 2, 1st of the season lift openings. 1st day was nuts 3'-4' and deeeep and full on right back on the pow train! Floating down the upper bowls, pulling into white room on every big turn, and quite smokey for PNW. Was 17 that morning at base. Buddy's were sending it off the bat, but I was a little more conservative and content just sarfin the white waves. Next day another lift popped and seshed a zone we normally just hit passing through to other zones, but we rode a line with a few fun features that was so good we did it at least 3 times. Fun rock drop into a powder field where you can lean into a big ole layback hack then hit a roller into a glade down into a little gully that puts ya back on a main run. Tracked it out and did some utility lines to work on the legs. Cant wait for more.