What some instructors do on their day off. May 3, 2013 POWDER DAY

Colorado snow was sparse in the early season. It was important to keep the edges sharp and to go with momentum and gravity. March, April, and May provided outstanding snow conditions. I traveled with with my students to a number of destinations throughout Colorado and Utah. But come April and May there was no better place to be than Summit County, Colorado. Most areas closed in April and this was unfortunate. May 2nd was the biggest day of my season. I skied Loveland Ski area. During the course of the day (8am-4pm) Loveland received 22″ and due to the foul (incredibly awesome) weather there were very few people on the mountain. We took laps and laps in low visibility deep powder conditions.

Jon Lawson Light and Deep in Colorado
Light and Deep in Colorado

As often happens the masses missed the big powder day and get there for the day after. May 3rd snow report stated 15″ of new and it was a bluebird powder day. Most of the people headed up to the Ridge and Chair 8 in hope of deep snow. This left me and a good ski friend PSIA Level 2 PSIA instructor from Winter Park, Lindsey Antonio to explore the powder and bumps on Chair 1.

The following video is a compilation of 4 runs we took together. I suggest you bump up the resolution on the video to 1080p and expand it on your screen.

See you next season for lessons at Copper Mountain, or if you go to Winter Park look up Lindsey. Enjoy

One thought on “What some instructors do on their day off. May 3, 2013 POWDER DAY”

  1. I got Jon’s number from a bunch of Pros who recommended him. I called him and he spend a lot of time on the phone and via email. He shared his time with me and really cared about my skiing. He was able to articulate his depth of knowledge in a way that I could easily understand. Jon helped me make improvements very quickly and previously no one else could help.

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