How awesome is snowboarding at night under the lights of a trail at your favorite mountain resort? Pretty awesome. Now, imagine how awesome it would be to go snowboarding in the backcountry under the stars and moon light. Oh and throw in complete solitude and a lot of fire.
Having a hard time picturing it? Check out this video to see exactly what it’d be like
A nice little video of some guys snowboarding in the backcountry at Grizzly Gulch near Alta, Utah (just East of Salt Lake City). It looks amazing up there — with tons of fresh pow.
The temps might hit the 60s in the afternoon, but it’s still been cold enough in the Maggie Valley area to make snow at night. Check out this crazy snowboarding video at Cataloochee this past weekend. You almost need wheels on your board in some parts of the slope.
A couple riders from West Virginia set out to show the world that there is great snowboarding in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast. The snow isn’t as powdery or thick as out west, but there are some gems on the mountains to take advantage of.
“The police were busy pulling cars out of ditches, so we could ride anywhere in town,” Zerkel says. “We loaded our packs with camera gear and hit spot after spot for two weeks straight.”
Always Strapped was created and edited by a WVU Mountaineers student, Josh Zerkel.