From: Justin Gural
February 09, 2010
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Jeremy Jones and a crew from TGR were in the right place at the right time filming for Deeper - Tahoe, last week of January. A major low pressure system spun waves and waves of precipitation in the form of blower pow, waist- and chest-deep to be specific, and according to Jones: "One of the best snow qualities I have ever floated through."
Following words and photos via Jeremy Jones, at tetongravity.com...
DEEP WEEK may not have lived up to the pre storm hype that had storm totals forecasted in the twelve foot range but the storm made up for the modest snow totals (8 feet) with one of the best snow qualities I have ever floated threw. The snow came in wet and ended cold and dry. There were days of waist to chest deep snow all the way to lake level. The other major bonus was that because we were only getting a foot a night, the resorts were able to stay open and the roads were manageable. By the 5 ft mark the pack was so perfect that the Avalanche forecast was moderate even though we were in the thick of the storm cycle. By the end of the storm we were riding steep, bottomless trees and face shot management skills normally reserved for Alaskan Spines or Teton Blower had to be beckoned.
Voice mail is full, emails are unchecked, my house
is a wreck, everything is soaked, and I am totally
content. Most of the year we have to walk for days
to score descent snow. During these storm cycles
perfect snow is sitting right under the lift or on
the side of the road.
I started Jones Snowboards because I wanted to build
innovative snowboards for riding mountains. One of
these is the Hovercraft. It has the float of a 178cm
classic powder board stuffed into 156cm rocket ship.
After 8 days of rigorous testing I can confidently
say ‚Äúmission accomplished.‚ÄĚ