When it comes to a brand of socks, SmartWool for sure. They offer a wide variety; from thin to thick, they are breathable and comfortable. We do have SmartWool socks and buffs for purchase as well. We bring a range of sizes on every delivery so if you forget your socks; you have an old pair and want something new. We can take care of that as well.
What is your favorite time of year on the mountain and why?
As a local, my favorite time of year on the mountain is the end of January, early February. In Colorado that’s typically when some big snowfalls come down, it’s after the holiday rush and not too many school vacations line up with that window, so the mountains are typically less crowded.
Rocky Mountain locals use a lot of words to describe snow; buttery, silky, bulletproof to name a few. Can you describe your ideal conditions? And is skiing better in the morning or afternoon?
I have two ideal conditions. The first being when we get 8+ inches of really light and dry snow. When it’s heavy and wet, it can still be fun, but a nice snow dump of light snow makes for smooth and floatable powder conditions. The second is a day or so after a big snow storm and the powder fields have been tracked out. Once that happens, the steep groomers are fantastic. The snow is soft and grippy which makes for some fantastic runs where one can really carve and work on edge control.