A day to remember

Best pow day of the year!

5:45am-Wake up in anticipation of the snow report at 6.  6:05am-Go to grandtarghee.com for the snow report and see that it says “only” 6inches since the lifts closed yesterday?  Weird, but I am up and it should still be pretty good so I get in the shower and get ready to go.  8:00am-Walk out to start the car and there is at least 8inches in the driveway.  8:10am-Pull out of the driveway and starting to get stoked as it is VERY apparent that the snow report was wrong….in a good way!  There was at least 20inches+ 8:30am-In the lift line at DC realizing how many people neglected to look outside after hearing about the “slightly” off snow report.  8:50am-Carroll, the long time DC lifty, yells “what ya’ll waiting for,” as she lets us load a bit early.  9:00am-Let the games begin.  ”Overhead” is not just a surfing term and today proved that.  It was by far the best day of the season for me and most others I am sure.  Taking untracked pow lap after untracked pow lap, I don’t think I crossed a track that was not my own for at least the first hour.  Every lap running to people to ski with.  It was truly a GREAT day.  No matter what the snow report tells you, if you gut tells you to go for it, go for it.  You never know 6inches could turn out to be 20inches+ just like that!

Mikey

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    Teton FreeRide is a content based blog founded and operated by Mike "Mikey" Leake. Mikey has lived in the Teton Valley region of southeastern Idaho and western Wyoming most of my life. He has also had the opportunity to live and play in the Lake Tahoe area, and now, Alaska too!

    After competing on the Freeskiing World Tour on-and-off for 10 years Mikey has transitioned to judging various events and become an advisory board member with the International Freeskiers & Snowboarders Association (IFSA). Over the past 13 years he has worked in the ski industry through skiing as an athlete, coach, guide, ski patrol, event coordinator, event judge, marketing consultant, team manager, videographer, and as an associate producer. Mikey has a true passion for the outdoor industry and tries to be involved in every aspect possible.