Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Second Day of Spring?

Flowers and trees might be be blooming down in Portland, but up on Mt. Hood the second day of spring brought a giant snowstorm.  Can you say powder day?

Size matters!  Click on any photo to enjoy a larger version.

Dumping snow

Lucky me, the storm just happened to coincide with my last ski bus Thursday.  An entire day of fresh tracks on new fallen snow?  I was so happy I could hardly stand it. 

There was even a lift line on Thursday!

This season on Hood, powder days have been few and far between.  So a huge snowstorm brought the snowriders out in droves.  We actually had lift lines on a weekday!  That never happens.

Kathy makin' powder turns

But the snow dumped and the wind blew all day, assuring fresh tracks for everyone.  I teamed up with my friend Kathy.  She skied the blue runs, while I ducked down every bowl off of Express.  And then went back for seconds.  And then thirds.  Oh it was awesome!

A shot of Four Bowl for my friend Dean

Kathy's husband Dean, a good ski buddy of mine, was stuck at work.  The best run of the day was found at Four Bowl, our favorite trail.  To be sure he didn't totally miss out, I took a photo of the trail sign.  I later emailed it to Dean, telling him "Four Bowl missed you today."  (I'm such a brat!)

Frosty smiles

Ahhh.....charging down steep slopes of dry, fluffy snow with powder spraying my face.  There's no better way to celebrate spring.

(I'm sharing today's post with the 52 Photos Project.  This week's subject - my favorite place.  You can no doubt guess where my favorite place is - up on the mountain skiing in fresh pow!) 


  1. and such a great place to be!

  2. You're a real adrenaline junkie.

  3. I'm not a skier, but your photos are beautiful!

  4. More snow?! Goodness gracious! But I guess you aren't complaining - it's perfect for you and your ski buddies :)

  5. Last ski bus? Does this mean no more beautiful photos of Mt Hood for me to enjoy??? Tell me it isn't so...
    Wishing you more powder!
    Blessings, Aimee

  6. Well I am glad to see YOU enjoying the snow ! Lol Sounds like you had a blast.

  7. I used to love days like that when I skied - you're making me jealous!

  8. We have snow forecast again too- I'm ready for real spring.

  9. I was raised in Colorado and never skied until I moved to Maryland. My first and last trip was at night and I enjoyed it very much and was amazed I didn't end up breaking a bone. Lovely photos of snow and I'm happy that you got one more trip. Debbie Cabrera

  10. I think I've said this before but I LOVE that this is your favorite place.
    Thank you for sharing.


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