One of the earliest openings of Mott Canyon in over 10 years thanks to a massive amount of snow in November. I met up with Snow Safety Coordinator Eric Burkhome and took a couple of laps through Mott. The snow was still OK from the past storm cycle, but a little on the heavy side. We grabbed some skiing shots, and then let Eric’s rescue dog Boulder make a few turns in the powder as well.
The Cal Trail Terrain Park has to be one of the best early season parks I’ve ever seen, Mike Thomas and his terrain park crew have started the season off with a bang. With all the snow this month, Mike was able to build 15 features and a three jump line, which everyone seemed to be very excited about. I met up with the Heavenly High Roller Team, Kyle Smaine, Graham Raymond, Jason Arens and Brent Whipple. This guys where shredding the early season park. Check out the action from the day.
After 5 days of pounding snow and 58 inches later, the sky’s cleared in true Tahoe fashion. Nothing like 5 feet of snow and a blue bird pow day…did I mention it’s also the day before Thanksgiving! pretty unheard of for this time of year. Also the mountain is almost completely open, giving us top to bottom skiing. Can’t wait for a day off to go out and play in the snow.
With multiple storms hitting the Tahoe area we’ve seen almost 3 feet of snow fall so far. What an awesome way to start the season. I can’t remember many Novembers here in Tahoe that we have gotten this much snow before December. Today was a tough shoot, the past storms have produced high winds creating blizzard conditions.
Super excited for this years ski season and with opening day done and in the bag, it’s official the season has began. With storms moving in to the area, we kicked off with a foot of fresh new snow. The runs were busy as everyone was up playing in the snow. I went out with 4 models and made some turns. First shoot of the season was a success.
The Gunbarrel 25 is a crazy ski event that challenges competitors to make 25 laps down Glen Plakes signature run at Heavenly, the Gunbarrel. This is my third time shooting the event, and by far the most people I’ve seen competing. It’s really a cool mix of people from all over the country, some as far a New York ventured out to be apart of the event. Lot’s of kids, even a 5 year old, heard he made 10 laps. Another great event, Glen is awesome!
The next day I had the honor of taking a few Laps with Glen and Friends on Gunbarrel.