VIDEO: Large Backflip Madness at Squaw Valley, CA

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Report from March 29th, 2019

We lined up for the tram at Squaw Valley, CA early on Friday knowing that Silverado was going to open first thing.

Silverado means “Big Air” in Spanish…

I was nervous as the tram undocked.

Aaron Fox ripping out of The Drifter in Silverado on Friday 3/29/19. image: snowbrains

The tram operator blasted “You Make My Dreams” by Hall and Oates – one of the most feel-good songs of all time.

The song soothed me.

From the moment we stepped off the tram, it was big air, large backflip madness.

Owen Leeper going huge off Granite Chief Peak Aaron Fox ripping out of The Drifter in Silverado on Friday 3/29/19. image: snowbrains

Silverado was spectacular.

Granite Chief Peak was a showdown.

Mainline Pocket was uber filled in, but great.

Tram face on Friday 3/29/19. image: snowbrains

The Palisades were shredded by the time we got there, but still perfect for large, floaty backflips.

Thursday and Friday might have been my favorite days of the season at Squaw.

Apres ski at Le Chamois was on point as per usual in the spring.

Chance DP throwing a huge front flip Aaron Fox ripping out of The Drifter in Silverado on Friday 3/29/19. image: snowbrains

The Winter Wondergrass festival was buzzing that evening.

My mom isn’t well, so I drove down to SoCal to visit her the following day, Saturday, skied Convict Lake and caught the Mojave Desert super bloom and it was absolutely amazing.

Joshua trees.

I can’t wait to get back to Squaw for the good looking storm rolling in this weekend.

Roger crushing apres ski at Le Chamois on Friday 3/29/19. image: snowbrains
image: squaw, 4/2/19
image: noaa, 4/2/19
Le Chamois on Friday 3/29/19. image: snowbrains
In house sunbathing apres ski on Friday 3/29/19. image: snowbrains
Winter Wondergrass on Friday 3/29/19. image: snowbrains
My tracks at Convict Lake (Mammoth) on Saturday. image: snowbrains
Super bloom. Mojave Desert, CA on Saturday. image: snowbrains
Super bloom. Mojave Desert, CA on Saturday. image: snowbrains
Joshua Tree and snowy mountains. Mojave Desert, CA. image: snowbrains