It is June 6th, and Grani ski hill *still* has snow! Thanks go to the ski hill maintenance team who made and piled a lot of snow during the season.
This is definitely the most snow there ever has been in June, but quite possible the only time the snow has lasted until June. Not sure... need to check that.
"Concerningly stairlike" sastrugi makes for great climbing. The skiing? That's for you to decide. | Max Ritter photo. “I think this bootpack might be the best part of our whole day,” I half-joked to my ski partner Max, who was working hard not to roll his eyes as we booted up a narrow couloir in the Tetons that from afar we had deemed “chalky.” Wind howled up the leg vents in my ski pants as I kicked steps up concerningly stairlike sastrugi, which was proving to be an excellent surface
Expand your quiver, expand your mind. No really, it’s true. Snow, much like life, is variable. It’s helpful to have a tool for the deep days, the park days, groomer days, and the all around days. If you want a ski that can handle just about anything, has an uncanny ability to be a charger through crud, slice through ice and is a stallion on steep groomers, Atomic’s 2023 Maven 93c is what you need. Let’s break it down, from tip to tail and everything in between. Ski: Atomic Maven 93c When I
Charging inbounds through variable snow and on steep groomers is the Maverick 95ti's diet of choice. | Atomic photo. As much as we might want to, we can’t always ride in perfect conditions. Take a season like the winter of ‘21-’22, where many western resorts struggled to keep terrain open due to a severe lack of snowfall - there weren’t really very many days when riding inbounds warranted a powder ski. Let’s face it: powder skis are super fun, but aren’t the best tool when it’s firm. Your