The Winter that Keeps on Giving

By Forrest Shearer

Looking out a cafe window during a mid-morning meeting on Tuesday it was hard not to daydream. It was raining hard. I had a feeling that it wasn’t time to hang up my splitboard just yet. It was June 17th and I hadn’t seen fresh snow in weeks. Will it be cold enough to snow?

With an inside scoop I received a photo of the plaza deck at the Bird. It wasn’t just any photo, it was a powder photo. The kind that gets you all squinty eyed trying to closely examine how much snow is up there. It was snowing hard up in the mountains and that was a good enough for me.

I called up photographer Andrew Miller that night and some how convinced him to dig out his shred gear and join me for a tour at Alta early the next day. Trust me, I said…

Check out the rest of Forrest’s report and more photos from Andrew Miller at Transworld Snowboarding

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