I've been back for a week and a half now but didn't have the energy to write anything here with the whole getting back into work thing.
This shot was probably immediately followed by a faceplant - spent a lot of time doing that, but those were worth it for the other times heading down the slopes. When I saw Riding Giants a few months back, I thought I knew the feeling the surfers were describing when talking about how they felt out on the water.
I was relating as a runner, but being out on a snowboard was a whole new level of natural high and was more similar to what they feel. It's so freeing being out there - no thoughts about anything other than the slight movements needed to turn the board and figuring out a path down the mountain. Even though there are several other people within sight, it feels like you and only you out there at peace with the mountain. Just incredible.