Cannon 4/28-29

By:  Allen
April 30, 2010

The snow wasn’t deep just in VT.

Wednesday afternoon there were tons of people out hiking.

I met a random telemarker James and he let me take his picture. Our skis were way too narrow and the upper trails were not steep enough.
Things got better down low where the pitch increased.

I returned the next morning with a friend from the “good old days” Steve, and the right skis: my Praxis Powders. I had already put the storage wax on them and never Imagined I would need them before next winter. The weather was kind enough to go blue on us and I was forced to ski bluebird pow the day before my birthday, at the end of April.

I love the views Cannon has to offer. Reminds me a little of Le Massif.

Steve wishing he was no Praxis too.

This is where we didn’t ski. Two trails over there was plenty of fresh to be had, 4 trails over it was untracked.

Airing pillows into dense powder reminded me of Gulmarg.

Happy Birthday to Me!

Read about the author:   Allen
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  1. K_C
    wrote on April 30th, 2010 at 9:46 am  

    Self-served on-piste pow! I <3 storms when the lifts aren't turning.

  2. powhounddd
    wrote on April 30th, 2010 at 9:55 am  

    that is an awesome birthday present. Hurray for Februapril!

  3. Ben
    wrote on April 30th, 2010 at 10:24 am  

    nice pictures! I’m glad you got out! cannon is such a special place for me, it’s great to see it looking that nice. the front five are GREAT for early/late season snow storms like this – grassy & steep!

  4. K_C
    wrote on April 30th, 2010 at 12:02 pm  

    Oh yeah and Happy Birthday Allen! Two FISers are one year older today – it’s Porter’s bday too.

  5. christian
    wrote on April 30th, 2010 at 6:51 pm  

    happy b-day allen! are you too old and fat now to go to the TOP of cannon?

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