After completing the backcountry introductory class in February, I was waiting for the opportunity to get out into the great wide open and ride some fresh lines. With the perfect storm of March 17 – 19, Brighton Ski Resort received 35” of new snow promoting everyone to get out and ski some amazing, fluffy face shots. I rode inbounds for three days and when the sun was coming out to nuke everything in its path, Brock and I woke up early to beat the sun at its game on March 21 and get our hike on. I had also demoed next years Burton Root 148, which seemed insane to me when riding powder, but similar to the Nug, it downsizes 8 – 10 cm because of the board width and the scoop of the tip and tail. A little board cashing in on big promises.
I hadn’t been out to Wolverine in several years, so it was great to finally get back there and look out on the Wasatch from 10,800’! We knew the Seagull Chute had already been baked all day, so we chose to ride the ridge down to Tuscarora and hit some north aspect chutes. After working for some untracked lines we rode down into the bowl and we capped our day with one final chute into Upper Mary’s, still untracked after three days. We hiked off the lake at 3 pm and awarded ourselves with a cold beverage for all our hard work we put in to hike fresh lines and ride out safe and sound.
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