Mary Perrott has coined a new term to describe spring skiing conditions. Catch and Release describes it perfectly. My first experience with “catch and release” conditions was descending Skogan Pass many years ago. It took a few faceplants to realize what was happening and what to watch out for.
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Ribbon Creek Tracksetter Jeff will come to mind every time I encounter “Steppenwolf” snow, or “Margarita” snow. For the younger generation, Steppenwolf is the band who performed Magic Carpet Ride.
I was flying down Hydroline on Steppenwolf snow when I made the below video.