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


Brighton (Boloney Blasts UT)

During Boloney Moguls' second day of riding in Utah, we hit up Brighton. Common opinion is that it's "small," "not that good," and mostly just locals. Turns out these bitches out here are all spoiled as hill. After our bus ride down to the hill we found some of the gnarliest natural terrain we've ever been in. The entire mountain is basically one huge natty playground. Features are abundant. Jumps, cliffs, trees, powder, and pleasure are in abundance. It also is so large and so diverse that every part of the hill feels like a different place altogether. Over on the left side of the mountain you get a Jay Peak sort type of run: Steep trees, powder, steep everything else. Over on the opposite side of the mountain you get amazing natural bowls covered in natural kickers, absolutely huge cliffs, tree runs, natural half-pipes.

It was a long day for sure, but a day well spent. First chair at 9:00 A.M., last chair at 3:30 P.M. Some of the best tree runs and bowl play any of us have seen and the fact that just so many different things were possible there made it an adventure for us all.

Some highlights:
We're about to drop into "Rein's Run," one of the steepest things at least I have ever seen. Then, out from behind us a guy BOMBS past us, miscalculates, and completely falls apart. Legs split. Skis go up in the air, and on the steepest of steep he starts tumbling out of control head over heels. Unfortunately, the video doesn't include the crash, only our reactions.

Jumping off a few cliffs here and there. Always fun, always awesome.

Our adventure out of bounds. Cutting all the way to the right side of the mountain, we cut out and then found ourselves at "Dog Lake." We hikes around a little, saw some even steeper drops and cliffs, crushed a few beers, and completely just took in the amazing views afforded.

Look for pics from today here. And the deth vid from Rein's Run will be up shortly on the treeoil22 channel at youtube.

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