Big Sky, Big Face Shot
I just got back from a week on the beach for spring break, but before those pics go out, I have to post from a trip I took a trip to Big Sky, Montana for a week in the begining of March to give a talk at the IEEE Aerospace conference there about my engineering project, DayStar. Which is awesome, because it pretty much was designed to work around the skiing time!
This shot was taken 2 days after snow fell. 2 DAYS AFTER! Big Sky is awesome. The mountain is HUGE! And hat some massive lines. I was legitimately scared shitless of some of the runs on the top of the tram, something I haven't felt in Summit County for quite a long time. And there is fresh snow everywhere! There are never lift lines, so you don't need to do an alpine start to get a run in fresh snow like you do half the time at Vail (sorry Vail. you rock, but its true). 2 days after the last morsel of snow fell we were still finding great snow and steep skiable lines. Here are a few from my favorite fresh-snow vantage I could find.
And yes, I know its crooked. I almost missed him zooming by. I was set up, but had no idea he (my nerd buddy Kevin) was coming down, so this was a purely blind reflex shot.
Check out the Big Sky Blog Post: 2manventure for more pics!