Chasing snow across Nevada
At the end of January, @kapowder and I teamed up to chase the best snow across Nevada on a Travel Nevada and @MatadorNetwork project. #travelnevada #nvroadtrip
We flew into Reno, our base for the week, and immediately set out for the Sierras to scope out the snow conditions. An insane 160cm had arrived in the previous 72hrs. It was on. The next morning, we skied unbelievable snow at Mt Rose.
After our resort day, we began to venture into the backcountry off Mt Rose Summit. The snow held for days.
We left Reno twice, gambling on snow in the Ruby And Toiyabe Mountains. On both occasions, we were defeated. A storm hung in the Ruby Mountains too long, cancelling our chance to heliski. In the Toiyabes, we went all in with our stop at the Spencer Hot Springs.
Back in Reno, we decided to try our luck one last time, venturing back to Mt Rose for a sunrise lap. We hit the jackpot.
Big thanks go out to the people who helped make this trip happen! Make sure to check out these accounts on both Steller and Instagram: @kapowder / kapowder.com @MatadorNetwork #travelstoke @Travelnevada #travelnevada