Watching the weather all week I knew it would be a wet one. The forecast was calling for pouring rain for most of the day… in the middle of January, not exactly the best conditions to go out and shoot snowboarding. Friday came and I headed to Conway to grab Christian and the game plan was to head to Loon in the morning over the Kanc.
Waking up Saturday morning I was greeted with a solid layer of ice incasing the van. After chipping away at the windows and opening the door, I turned the key and she slowly fired up and came to life. Get the van loaded up and we are on our way. It was slow going and the freezing rain wasn’t helping, the only other car we saw on the Kanc was a plow going the opposite direction. Tiptoeing the decent we came to the conclusion that wit h the already blowing wind forecasted to pick up coming back this way will probably not be a good idea later in the day. Drop Christian off at the lodge so he can sign in and then find a close spot in the empty lot to boot up before heading into the monsoon.
The lifts lines were empty while everyone crammed into the line to ride the gondola. Slushy springtime conditions in the middle of January. The turnout for the contest wasn’t great, but the few hardcore riders, 20 or so guys were ready to throw down on the awesome setup the Park Crew had built the days leading up to the comp.