Started out January with a trip to Fernie, British Columbia with a good buddy Nathan Goodman. *The purpose of the trip was to become CAA Avalanche Operations Level 1 certified to help build our knowledge of the backcountry and keep us safe in our accents/descents. Nate and I stayed in a hostel and had some epic meal times and met a lot of good Canadians. Also, we saw what potential Fernie has and are already planning a trip back.
Afterwards, we jammed back to Utah and got some good shred in. I finally purchased a Brighton Mon-Thurs pass because I was tired of poaching and bartering with lifties, but I’m happy cause on down days I can go lap the park and I also am starting to map out zones better for pow days.
*I highly recommend taking a class if you are planning on riding in the backcountry. See http://avtraining.org/Avalanche-Training-Courses/ for recreational courses in the USA. If interested in pursuing further, see http://www.avalanche.ca/caa for the global standard in avalanche education.