Erik Overson

Shop: Milosport

The best session I had last season was the day I got to ride the early tram up at Snowbird.  It was the first time I had ever seen a sun rising from the tram, glowing on an empty, pow coated mountain.  That experience gave the term "golden hour" a whole new meaning for me.  We got up to the top and dropped down the backside of Mineral basin, which hadn't been open to the public due to the avalanche danger from one of the bigger storms of last season.  But this morning, it was blue bird, there was 2 feet of untouched snow, and we were they only people up there.  Snowbird is quite a bit steeper than Brighton.  That and the fresh snow made jumping off of things pretty easy, so we probably went bigger that day than any other day In Utah that season.  But it was short and sweet, because they opened to the public about 2 hours in.  We got to see the madness from below with literally hundreds of skiers and snowboarders hootin and hollering all the way down.  After maybe 5 minutes, the basin was tracked out.