POWDERGEDDON | EMISSION 2.2
Author: Jared Eyabroad
If you've never experienced "Powder Thursdays" at Mission Ridge, then I would say you've never experienced Mission Ridge.
Powder Thursdays set Mission Ridge apart from any other mountain. They are so amazing, in fact, that people arrange their work schedules around them. And those who aren't lucky enough to make their own schedules are seen dodging their bosses after calling in sick, because their bosses are at the mountain too.
Closing the mountain Tuesday and Wednesday allows storms to dump amazing amounts of snow and keep it untouched for two full days. When the time comes to open on Thursday, the entire mountain is ready to give out plentiful face shots and soft landings.
There is such a unique feeling from being there on these days that can't be explained or described. It's a mix of fulfillment and excitement that fills your soul while waiting for the chairs to move. And it's a mix of anxiety and impatience while planning strategic attacks to gain as many powder turns as possible before anyone else.
At the end of the day, all I know is I feel happy when thinking about waiting for lifts to start in the early morning while bombs are blowing left and right... and also that my legs have turned to Jello.
Emission 2.2 "Powdergeddon – A Tale of Powder Thursdays" (link to video) is a video that gives you a taste of what it's like to be there on these incredible Thursdays. Enjoy.
Video Made By: Mission Ridge Media
Skier/Filmer/Editor: Jared Eygabroad
Music: Collective Influence