Looking Back: A Powder Weekend at Bogus
It seemed, at least by the traffic, a lot of us decided to take advantage of the incredible conditions at Bogus last weekend. I grabbed the Dad, the kiddo, and we spent Sunday in the powder.
All joking aside, it was really amazing to play in the conditions. There was so much fresh snow that the hills seemed a bit "slow," but the fun of carving through deep fluffy snow more than made up for it.
The drive up was a challenge with the roads were covered with compact snow and ice, and plows attempting to keep up with the new seemed to have met their match. Beyond that though, the crowds were so substantial that the parking lots filled and people were being turned away both Saturday and Sunday.
My son has embraced tubing fully, so that was our first stop. We did a tubing session and then moved to the main ski area. Last year, he attempted snowboarding but hasn't fallen in love with it. My deal for him this year was to at least try skiing before he abandons all alpine winter sports.
While he was taking his lesson, I grabbed my gear and board and took 6 runs. It was a different experience than I've had earlier in the season with the amount of powder, and I only went down hard once. That was a full-commitment front-facing crash and burn. I was glad I had my helmet on and my neck still feels a little of the effect. The deep snow was more than I was prepared to navigate on that turn but the rest of the time it was pretty smooth sailing.
The lesson for my son went pretty well, and by the end, he and I did a run together on the bunny hill and he seemed to have some control and at least some interest in continuing with skis.
Now we just have to work on comfort with the lift. That's crucial to really enjoy what Bogus has to offer.