© 2015 ZakAnderson Kyle Taylor  dreaming big in deep powder at Whitefish Mountain Resort.  Craig Moore / GlacierWorld.com 2014

What Dreams May Come

It is about this time of year that our first skiing dreams make their  appearance.  We’re not sure what sparks these annual visions; the drop in temperatures, the first ski rag landing on our doorstep, the titling of the earth, or perhaps it is something far more preternatural.

Billy Marcial enjoying Evan's Heaven December 22, 2014. Craig Moore / GlacierWorld.com

Billy Marcial enjoying Evan’s Heaven December 22, 2014. Craig Moore / GlacierWorld.com 2014

The format and mental cinematography of the dreams may vary but the excitement is always the same.   In some dreams there are endless spines and  rolling high alpine powder fields as far as the eye can see.  In others there are sub alpine firs encrusted in snow and coming alive as we dart between them giving a eerie creak that haunt us in our waking hours.  Dark forests blanketed with snow disappearing beneath our feet as we soar off a cornice into an unbelievably epic air that somehow ends in an amazingly perfect soft landing.  ‘Snorkelfests of pillow lines through deciduous trees that ends in a seascape along an unknown shore; those strange combinations of geographies that only exist in our imaginations.

Erick Gelbke and Kate Atha soak in the morning sun at Whitefish Mountain Resort on December 16, 2014. Craig Moore / GlacierWorld.com 2014

Erick Gelbke and Kate Atha soak in the morning sun at Whitefish Mountain Resort on December 16, 2014. Craig Moore / GlacierWorld.com 2014

If the dreams have yet to arrive this fall we suggest you visit your local ski shop, get tactile with some new gear, check your favorite ski blog, and buy a few tickets to the annual lineup of winter films like The Banff Mountain Film Tour

Kyle Taylor dreaming big in deep powder at Whitefish Mountain Resort. Craig Moore / GlacierWorld.com 2014

Kyle Taylor dreaming big in deep powder at Whitefish Mountain Resort. Craig Moore / GlacierWorld.com 2014

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