Here we are again, in the same position; waiting for snowfalls that are few and far between. We've been blessed with the opening of Delirium Dive free ride zone at Sunshine village a couple weeks ago and things haven't been all that bad! Snowfalls of 10cm with wind can make for some fun turns in the Dive.
Recently Andrew and Vince made it out for a day of dropping cliffs and slashing pow turns at Sunshine village and with the help of David Wren from RWND (rewind) photography they came away with some great shots!
At this point in time we knew what the risks were with the snow pack. We had recently had a cold and dry spell that left a nasty surface hoar for the new snowfall of about 20cm to "bond" to, well let's just say that bonding was minimal at best. We did have a slide right on the failing layer of buried surface hoar, about a 20cm crown.
Hayes Hill is a sweet little zone just off the bottom of Delirium Dive, it's got numerous options for pillow drops a few fun chutes! From the half way point in the Dive you can take a traverse, snowboarders be wary, over to the Fat Boy zone which also offers some great riding if the wind loading is right!
All in all it was a pretty fantastic day, we'd like to send a BIG thank you out to David Wren from RWND Photography for getting these awesome shots for us. We look forward to working with him again. Let's keep praying for more snow and hope for some 'March Madness'!