New Gear, Same Vibe
On my second day of work at Stevens Pass, it was slow enough that I was able to take a long break and try out some of my new gear. The conditions were fair – mostly clear at the top of Skyline and holding just above freezing – which helped to keep the slopes fairly empty. After my first run I realized that my new snowboard, bindings and boots proved to be very good investments. It’s going to be a very good season!
When I first reached the top of Skyline and the cold mountain air hit me, I felt at home. The view from the top was awesome, as usual. There was a light blanket covering the valley floor between the peaks and a dense cloud cover above. It was at the same time surreal and tangible, and very much peaceful. I’ve never looked down and disliked the view from there, but this was definitely one of my favorites.