Happy 234th Birthday United States!

By:  Greg
July 4, 2010 9:13 am | Category: Site News, Skiing

As a birthday present to you U.S.A. here’s a little report from February 4th, 2010; 5 months apart on calendar, but thousands of miles apart in season. A few are repeats from VTah IV, and the quick update that Ben put up on February 5th, but I think every winter-addicted person out there can use a little stoke on a hot summer day like today.
stoke for july 4th

The thing I remember most about February 4th, 2010 was that the ski mountain on VT’s highest peak reported only 2-4″ on the snow report… AND it was bluebird. I think Ben discovered there was a little more.
ben thinks there was a little more snow than 2-4

I’ve put this picture up about 4 times now as random stoke for you our loyal readers… I’m going to put it up again. Get over it. Love it. I freaking love this picture. The main reason I love it: Ben was getting so stupid deep, this was the only time I could even see him for the next 5 or 6 turns he made.
stupid deep

We moved up to the higher elevations, and it was a little more wind affected. That didn’t mean it wasn’t fun though!
very fun, if not as deep

The nice thing about having “not as deep” turns at high elevation: you MUST go back down to the lower elevations again and return to the deep turns.
back to the low and deep

Thanks for checking into F.I.S. this 4th of July. To all you snow addicts: go out and have a little fun with the warm weather. Get up to speed on how awesome the weather is going to be and then, take a dip, go or a hike, try to solve a SPA Trip, eat some burgers, and drink some refreshing beverages. Happy birthday America!


  1. Anonymous
    wrote on July 4th, 2010 at 9:47 am  

    Love to all at FIS from the expats in Mongol. Happy 4th to all!

  2. Ben
    wrote on July 5th, 2010 at 8:37 pm  

    mmmm that was a good day! thanks for reminding me!

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