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Powder Day

 

geoff pow. blogWe received 10 inches of new snow in the past 24 hours and 22 inches in the past week. The forecast called for 1 to 2 inches of new snow overnight and we got 6 to 8 inches. We had colder temperatures last night and that made the snow light.

My first run of the day was on Madonna Mountain. I was shocked by the amount of new snow that we received overnight. I took a video with my iphone and sent it to Alex Martin of Smuggs TV to show him all the fresh snow that we received. He was also shocked by the amount of new snow and said that he was on his way to the Upper Parking Lot. After Alex put on his boots and grabbed his video camera we headed for Madonna. We had a great time playing in the powder filled glades. Alex headed back to Smuggs TV so that he could edit and post the powder video. To see this video just go to http://vimeo.com/search?q=smugglers+notch+february+powder+grab

I received a text message from my good friends Tony and Geoff saying that they were in the Upper Parking Lot.  I told them that I was on Madonna and the conditions are fantastic. We headed back up Madonna to find more powder stashes. We ran into our good friend Lenny at the summit of Madonna and he joined our group of powder hounds. It’s really hard to beat skiing with great friends in great conditions. I had so much fun today that I never took a break to go inside. I want to thank my good buddy Lenny for sharing his bagel sandwich with me on the Madonna I chair lift. It really helped me get through the afternoon.

Hugh Johnson

Hugh Johnson

4 Comments

  1. Hey, First time, long time. I’m a Big fan of the Hugh’s blog. I read it every day to keep me up to date with the powder in the legendary glades. Just wanted to say how much i love Smuggs.

    • Thank you Brian. I really do appreciate your comments. Keep the snow coming for those legendary glades!

  2. Been ten years since I lived at base of the mountain and worked at the ski school. Pictures like this one today make me wish I never left! Love that pow shot!

  3. Hugh…we met last week 2 times! A real pleasure guy. We’ll definitely see you in 367 days!!! But who is count in’!!

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