The northwest has been getting hammered the last few weeks with storm after storm after storm! It has been quite a season thus far! Recently photographer Mike Stolp-Smith and I went deep into the backcountry at Crystal Mountain Resort in search of some remaining goods!
Excited to share that Brian Hopper is featured on the cover of Union Square’s magazine distributed around Seattle! The photo was taken by Matt Small at Crystal Mountain Resort! Skis: Liberty Skis, Boots: Dalbello Boots, Helmet: Pret Helmets, Gloves: Hestra Gloves
So I just got the kiddo’s enrolled for racing this season, and in lessons, I have started ordering my product for this season, renewed my ski locker in the basement of the local lodge (Crystal Mountain Resort). Only one problem. It is October 10th, and it is nearly 70 degrees out. 10 degrees higher than normal. So weird! I am actually ready for winter. Easy to say after coming off the best Seattle summer in, well, as long as I can remember!
I do know I have nothing to worry about, the snow will fly, and the bull-wheels will be turning soon, but wow, really? 70deg today! I guess I will just have to enjoy it! Hello Seattle, let’s play!
The snow is melting quick here at Crystal Mountain, but the sun is out, and the spring skiing is good. One problem, it’s March. All in all it is hard to complain any day you leave the mountain with a goggle tan!