bə-lō'nē mō'gəls(n.pl.) 1. A group of drinkers with a shredding problem. 2. The combination of snow, booze, and metal.



Tim and Dan called late Thursday, saying they had found "Utah" at Breck. Brian and Meg checked it out, I was quite done already. First thing Friday we got out, made some first tracks, and headed straight for it.

What we found: Windows. There was a really tight traverse off the E Chair into the Back 9 Bowl and a section of the mountain called the Windows Chutes. It was insane. On a snowboard, the traverse was a bit tricky and a clipped a few trees. Once I caught up with everyone in chute 5 I knew we were in for a good time. We were completely isolated from everyone in these remote and tight woods with amazing untouched snow.

It was some of the greatest riding I've ever had. The 6 of us, minus one brown bear, cruised through about 4 times. Each time going down different chutes and cutting down different lines through the trees.

Hiking up into deep powder stashes was had to mixed degrees of success. Video will follow soon enough.

I got stuck in a tree - thank god for helmets.

Conclusion: Windows was one of the coolest things I have ever done and we all were psyched we found it at all.

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