10 Truths of Why Spring Skiing Beats a Pow Day

Posted By: Zeke Piestrup on March 6, 2009 5:30 pm

This past Sunday, from Tahoe to Mammoth Mountain, the perfect anti-storm produced Spring conditions that make ski addicts rejoice.  Wind, nil.  Temps in the 50s.  Snow softer than uni

As woodpeckers store nuts for the winter, California resorts built up sizable snowpacks that are now being cashed out.  Scripture states great powder days trump all, but days like Sunday make me question the orthodox teachings.  In true religious form, I shall cherry-pick my evidence in giving:

10 Truths of Why Spring Skiing Beats a Pow Day

1. LAYERS OF CLOTHING
Powder Day: 3, including a neck gator
Spring Ski: t-shirt

Winner: Spring ski

2. SNOW
Powder Day: first tracks
Spring Ski: heavy and fun

Winner: yesterday was too fun, Spring Ski!

3. USE OF AVAILABLE FACILITIES
Powder Day: Who has time to stop?
Spring Ski:  catching rays on the sun deck, beer in hand

Winner: Spring ski

4. REQUIRED EYEWEAR
Powder Day: goggles
Spring Ski: Blublockers!

Winner: Blublockers!

5. ARE YOU HOT OR NOT?
Powder Day: A burka would be more revealing
Spring Ski: Yes, you are!

Winner: Spring ski

6. SEASON PASS PURCHASE PRICE
Powder Day: No discount for you!
Spring Ski: Value Passes on Sale Now!

Winner: Spring ski

7. CALL TIME
Powder Day: 7am wakeup call for an 8am call time.
Spring Ski: Patience, allow the snow to soften.  Ditch the alarm clock.  11am.

Winner: What, are you a sadist?  Spring Ski!

8. ROAD CONDITIONS
Powder Day: frozen fingers fumble chains
Spring Ski: drop the top!

Winner: Spring ski!

9. PACE
Powder Day: hurry up!  They just opened the top!
Spring Ski: full Zen

Winner: Spring ski!

10. TAN LINE
Powder Day: burnt nose
Spring Ski: Farmer’s

Winner: Nothing beats a perfected Farmer’s tan.  Spring Ski!

photo by coyote-agile

 

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