ryan phillips| Mountain Sledder Magazine
The ﬁrst day did not disappoint. We met up with Reagan Sieg, Cody Borchers, and Riley Suhan. Everyone was scanning the terrain for booters, and snow conditions were great. We took turns picking out features and getting our sleds upside down. There were hips everywhere, a sledder’s paradise. We rode until the sun set behind the mountains; by that time we were beat. Good snow and weather, it was an epic day.
The magnitude of the slide really gutted me. This one caught me off-guard—it was the biggest slide I have ever been in. I was so rattled that I wasn’t sure anything was safe, and I definitely didn’t feel like sending it anymore. It made me sick to my stomach to see the avalanche, the force of it.