We went from the best snow we’ve had all season to NO snow in less than 6 hours here Tuesday and today it was 60 again–so there went any chance of snowboarding until next December without a 6+ hour drive.
That said, I did get some runs in here and there and went four times. Mostly, the snow was an icesheet barely covered by the machine made, graded snow from the night before, but there were two days where the snow was in the “OK for here” zone.
This was my year to go off some jumps and do some funboxes. Failed. I went off one jump and crashed and slammed my knees on the first funbox I tried. So, yeah– next year when hopefully Jack Frost won’t be such a cunter.
We’ve had a mild, pleasant, Spring-like Winter this year in the midwest… and it’s fucking SUCKED! I’ve been snowboarding only twice and both times it was an ICE SHEET at the top of the hill and a crappy draw at the bottom. As soon as new snow is made, it either melts, adding to the ice sheet, or gets blasted away by eager beavers from the morning sessions (understandably). I’ve really never seen conditions this bad.
Given that infinite sadness of a wasted winter where the meely brown grass mushes underfoot instead of two feet of snow, SSX, an infamous snowboarding game on the Xbox, is making it’s re-debut on the 360– and the demo is looking to hit next week. I for one, out of simple dismay at Old Man Winter’s feeble offerings this year, getting it immediately.
Here’s a video to gaze at what snow COULD be like if Winter wasn’t such an awful asshole (and of course if the laws of gravity were different on planet earth)