Vail Powder Skiing Making Powder 8’s in the Backcountry
Late season can be the best time of year for Vail powder skiing. Spring storms can come in loaded with snow making for some of the biggest snow totals of the year. These storms coming in at warmer temperatures often bond much better with the existing snow pack allowing for conditions in the backcountry that are much more safe than storms of similar snow totals that come in in midwinter.
Two of our favorite Vail ski shop Venture ambassadors (and mighty fine chefs) Matt and Andi out ripping up the Vail pow pow on April 5 2017. Making Powder 8’s is a blast, especially in snow as fine and consistent as this. Check out their video of them making some awesome turns in the Vail backcountry.
Vail is not just legendary for on piste skiing but for having so much accessible back country skiing. Vail has everything from snowmobile accessed terrain on Vail Pass super big and technical terrain on the Gore pass and side country of the resort generally accessed from East Vail. Be sure you have your avalanche training up to date and all the gear to keep you safe. And of course do not forget to check the local avalanche forecast. If you are unfamiliar with the Colorado snow pack you may want to consider hiring one of the local guide services to show you around and bring you up to speed on the local conditions, no turn is worth getting hurt for.