We scored big time. More than a meter of snow overnight greeted the Snowball Chalet guests. When you arrive at your accommodation in the snow and start doing a snow dance and are rewarded with insane amounts of powder from the skies you know you have good karma. We have Larry Adler and family here and they are very happy indeed and their karma must be very very good!
We had Larry at Snowball last year and he came back to us. Larry has also sponsored Snowball Chalet with Mont.Bell gear from their Australian stores. We are absolutely loving riding with the gear. The Mont.Bell Stream Parker is exceptionally well thought out and is a highly technical jacket, perfect for Japanese conditions. You can take a look at the gear here... Mont.Bell Australia. We are also playing with the best pair of powder pants I have ever used... Powder track Bib. I have been dry and comfy every day of the season in them. They have full length waterproof zips and all the other features I need for a perfect day whether it is hiking the back and side country or burning the trees in bounds at Madarao. I know it all sounds a bit markety but as I told Larry when he gave us the gear we would be honest irrespective of whether it is good or bad. It isn't good... It is great. We are loving it.
Be careful out there today. Don't stop in areas that aren't steep. Ride with a buddy. Go nuts!
Pic today of yours truly getting deep on the telemarks. You know what they say... Free the heel free the mind. It really should be free the heel need a snorkel. I am riding a pair of 2019 Line Mordecai's with my old Scarpa Terminator X's and G3 Targa bindings. So much fun!