Kirkwood this weekend was awesome! Almost every run you took in the morning, you made first tracks through 1ft-2ft of powder. Craziness. This being my first really nice powder day, I have added somethings I like and dislike about powder.
First thing I dislike, is since I'm a skier, I don't like how the borders go straight down. It ruins the snow. Skiers can't really do that. We have to hop, and cut on our edges, because we cannot plow as much of the snow like a board. Now when the boarders cut a line down the middle, it causes the skier to go in and out of powder, killing our legs and sending us head over heals.
Second, boarders get stuck way to easy. Some friends of mine board and they'll go anywhere for fresh powder, even if we had to go to the intermediate runs to get it. Problem with the Blues (intermediate) runs, is some places are not very step. The powder would slower them down so fast they'd wreck, and couldn't get up because the snow was to deep: you could reach your hand down as far as you wanted, and not hit the bottom. So needless to say, i had to pull up a few people out of the snow. But then, being that the run wasn't very steep, they couldn't move, so I pulled them out too.
Other than that, I love powder. Doesn't hurt as bad when you wreck. You can go down any run without fear. Attracts beautiful women that you have to pull out of the snow, i mean who can complain with that?
So what is your opinion on powder?