I missed out on the first ski days of the season while Liz and I were in Costa Rica for our honeymoon. I’m not complaining. And based on the pictures and video from that first day, I didn’t miss much. Just a slow mo turn or two set to some Americana music.
My first day was a lot better. The #PowderPosse made their way to Alta following a foot or so of new snow. We skinned to the top of Collins Lift at Alta. I was out of shape, but managed to keep up on the skin track.
We ran into Jim Harris, a photographer from PerpetualWeekend.com, at the top of my first run of the season. As we de-skinned and geared up for some powder turns, I noticed I had forgotten my goggles in the car. I had no choice but to ski in sunglasses. Then, as Jim took some photos, I dropped in for my first turns of the season. I snagged a rock on that first turn, lost a ski and rolled. Hell of a start to the season. Luckily, Jim got the shot, actually a whole tumbling sequence. Here are the first and last posts of that sequence:
The perfect way to start the season. Photo: Jim Harris, Perpetual Weekend
Pretty funny. And Alta re-posted the photo of me covered in snow on their Facebook Page and Instagram account. Who else can say that about their first turn of the season? That’s how big of a deal I, Adam Fehr of AdamFehr.com, am.
I found my ski and enjoyed a powder-filled run. I even hit a jump. We skinned back up and skied another lap, but not before noticing I had lost my helmet. I would normally be skiing with it, but decided to forego the helmet in order to avoid the whole helmet-and-sunglass look for obvious reasons.
I lost some vert on my second run as I searched for the helmet. I eventually found it near the landing on the first run’s jump. We called it a day and started making our way down Collins towards the car, stopping of course to take some photos and video on the way..
The photos and videos turned out pretty good. Matt made a video. I didn’t have time to make a video. Hell, it’s two and a half weeks later and I finally wrote about my first ski day of the season. I usually have this first-post-of-the-season thing written in the car on the way home from Day #1. Here’s Matt’s video, because I know you were dying to see it (notice me killing it in the super slow mo shot at 1:30).
It will be hard to beat last year’s first day at Powder Mountain as the media coverage was significantly less this season, but the skiing was actually a lot better. Great first day of the season.
Last Year vs This Year