Hiking Up Albion Basin at Alta | Pre-Season Snowboarding

An early snow season means hiking season just got a whole lot more intense. Instead of hiking with an intense pack, sweating the entire time and swatting away bugs, I put on some snow-pants, tie up my snowboarding boots, strap a snowboard to my pack, grab my poles, and head up the mountain!

Hiking Mount Bierstadt in the Mount Evans Wilderness, Colorado

One of the best hikes of the year, Mount Bierstadt is pretty imposing, and also a relatively popular hike. I assume it's potentially a little easier without snow, but, a rather large late September storm blew threw and dumped between 6 inches and 18 inches of snow from the base to the summit.

First Powder Day of the Season at Brighton Resort, Utah

There's some snow in Utah! Actually, quite a bit of snow! While the valley still looks like fall for the most part, driving 30 to 40 minutes up the canyon will get you into an early winter.

Snowboarding Brighton Resort in Big Cottonwood Canyon, Utah

Wow, wow, wow!! Brighton sure is a beauty, and I've gotten to experience it to nearly the fullest with the Spring Pass this year. I didn't buy a full season pass anywhere this year, and perhaps that was for the best. I've gotten to ride at Beaver Mountain up in Logan, Utah, tear down some angelic runs at Heavenly Mountain, and then finish it off with over seven days at Brighton this year. It's certainly been quite the season for me this year!

Snowboarding at Heavenly Mountain, Lake Tahoe in California and Nevada

Snowboarding at Heavenly Mountain Resort in Lake Tahoe, California! Well, I must say, snowboarding at Heavenly in Lake Tahoe is, well, pretty heavenly on a good snow day! The first day was less than optimal, unfortunately, but that's early March for you. January and February seem to be the best days to go! However, we … Continue reading Snowboarding at Heavenly Mountain, Lake Tahoe in California and Nevada