Jay Peak received 10” of fresh snow last night so I had to make drive up there. It was a beautiful clear day when I pulled up to the mountain but It began snowing as soon as I got on the lift adding a couple more inches. The base is still fairly thin so it was hard to tell if the moguls were actually piles of snow or big boulders. And it ended up being a combination of both. It was still a blast!
My New Skis Are Amazing!
These new Bilzzard Rustler 10s skis I got for this season were an absolute dream at Jay Peak today. They perform excellent on ice and cut through powder like it’s nothing. I had so much trouble skiing powder last season on my old Rossignol Scratch Brigade skis. I’m so excited to ski this new setup this season.
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About “Stoked! Jan’s Ski Blog”
I’ve spent my entire life living in cities, where I was able to urban, distance and aggressive skate all year long. In December of 2017 I moved to rural Vermont and found myself in the dead of winter, with snow all around me. Winters in Vermont are long and harsh, making skating nearly impossible 4-5 months out of the year. I live 2.5 hours from the nearest city and an hour from the nearest trails, making skating even in the summer much less frequent then I was used to.
Something needed to supplement my skating during the off season, so I took up skiing on January 2nd of 2019. From the moment I put on skis, I was hooked! Skiing gives me the exact same feeling I get from urban skating. Through skiing I am able to replicate the feel of carving around on city streets and playing on whatever obstacles catch your eye. This blog chronicles my stoke on skiing during my skating off season.
– Jan Eric Welch (Founder of bigwheelblading.com)
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