So we finally arrive at Copper Mountain around 10:45am. What was normally a 2 hour ride turned into a 3 ½ hour ride due to weekend mountain traffic. I have lived in Atlanta and the LA area which are known for their horrendous traffic, but Denver took top honors today. Bumper to bumper traffic for miles translated into no fun at all for the ASN crew.
We got our lift tickets and the traffic that was on the road was also in the lift lines. Lots of people like to ski or ride in the Denver area on a weekend, lots. So we jump on the lift and head up to the top of the mountain. We ended up on the backside of the mountain and decided to take a lift back to the top when we scouted out this ridge line with an untouched powder field. Hiking the ridge was the decision made and so the adventure to ride in powder began. After about 45 minutes of hiking and reaching an elevation of 12,409 feet, we found our drop in spot. The rest is history…
Best powder of run of our lives was the consensus. From the top of Mount Chief to Bradley’s Plunge then to Schaeffer’s ending at the bottom of Iron Mask was our run. It was about 2 feet deep and we rode for almost 6 minutes straight. Absolutely priceless.
All in all, this trip has been epic. To quote Brian Case, “Honestly, it was the most incredible vacation I have ever had. Four days of hard core riding, meeting new friends, and building camaraderie. What more could you ask for?”
Big thanks to Transworld Snowboarding, Winter Park Resort, and our winners Brian Case and Ryan Baker. This has set a new bar for ASN Trip Giveaways.
Stay tuned for a video wrap up of the ASN Colorado Trip Giveaway in the coming weeks.
Traffic from the road onto the ski lifts.
ASN’s Carl Wallin and the Co-Winner Ryan Baker on the way up.
ASN’s Trey Duch and the winner Brian Case.
Fresh powder in the trees.
Did we mention how much we love powder in the trees?
The walk along the ridge before the best powder run ever!
Brian Case feeling lucky???
ASN was feeling lucky too…
The drop in spot of our epic powder run. No lines in sight!!!
Brian Case stoked after his glorious powder run and getting ready to go for number two!!!
Copper Mountain’s best dressed.
The ASN crew couldn’t be happier. Can’t wait for the next trip giveaway!