Meanwhile In Southern Colorado…

Words and Photos by Ben Gavelda

Silverton Mountain cracked off the first day of the season on Saturday, December 21. Timing couldn’t have been better as a storm dumped a foot of snow the night before, boosting the already-deep snowpack. The bird was a whirrin’, the bullwheel a spinnin’ and riders Harry Kearney, Micah Hoogeveen, Charlie Hoch and Jerry Mark were on a tear through this of this remote Southwestern locale. The epic opening wrapped up with Venture Snowboards’ annual solstice party and Ska Brewing celebrated with new brews. Thanks to Ullr the snow God.

Harry Kearny at Silverton Mountain’s opening day, December 21, 2013. PHOTO: Ben Gavelda