Chris Figenshau called me Monday night to see if I was up for dawn-patrol on the pass Tuesday morning. It looked like it was going to be a bluebird powder day, so how could I resist getting some fresh turns under the morning sky. I had to work at 10:30, so I would have plenty of time to fit it in.
Sunrise is now around 7am, so I got up at 4:30 and met Chris at 5:30 at the Stagecoach in Wilson. Pretty early start for me for a pass run, but we really wanted to be sure we were in position for the sunrise in order to capture it on film. Chris had rallied a couple other ‘ski-models’, Trevor Haitt and Shawn Tonozzzi, to join us too.
We had the summit of Glory all to ourselves when we arrived and we quickly clicked-in and made our way to where Figs wanted to shoot some pics. The sun came up right on time and Chris said he ‘crushed-it’ once again. Maybe we’ll get to see some of his work someday.
I’m not very good at powder skiing photos, but I did get an OK shot of Chris on the other side of the lens, killing the powder.
Here is a pretty good one of Shawn curling a nice rooster tail…Surf’s up!
I didn’t get any real good one’s of Trevor, but I did get to see him jump off some rocks…which I believe is his specialty. Here, he’s going for one serious pole plant.
It took us well over an hour to get back to the road on a run that typically takes only a few minutes to ski when your not stopping for photos. A fellow rider stopped to shuttle us back to the car almost instantaneously as we arrived. Thanks!
I was pretty tired by the time I got out of work at 7pm, but it was my Friday, so I was looking forward to some more days off. A visitor came by to drop these Scarpa F3s off as well. Looking forward to trying these babies out as things warm up.
Ciao for now!!! 😀