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Jan 25, 2012
JUNE-uary 2012: A Win Win When it Comes to High Country Fun.

This January in particular has been more like JUNE-uary in some parts of the world. Team CLIF Bar skier Jenn Berg has no problem finding a good time in the mountains no matter what the conditions.  Below Jenn gives us a glimpse of what she has been up to and reminds us all that life truly is about perspective. When life serves up snow, we ride POW; and when the sun shines (and the snow is tough to find), there's nothing like a mountain bike ride in the middle of winter.

It’s another beautiful day in the Wasatch Mountains.  The skies are clear and a mix of dirt and snow cover the surrounding peaks.  Hmmm… should I ski or mountain bike today?

This is not a typical mid winter question I ask myself, but sometimes Mother Nature throws a curve ball with her gifts, and you seek fun times in untraditional ways. 

Yeah, it’s high and dry this winter, but we did have a fantastic early season!  Ski touring before the ski resorts opened around Utah was quality.

Sadly, the snow has fizzled out.  But, thanks to modern transportation, there are ways of getting a powder fix. :D

For me it started this summer.  Discovering and exploring the mountains that surround Portillo, Chile while on a Mountain Hardwear shoot.  It was my first time skiing in Chile, and boy those Andes Mountains sure are spectacular! 

http://vimeo.com/29318309 - Portillo, Chile

Most recently, I returned from Alaska.  Friends and I shredded laps, all day and all night at Alyeska Resort.  I must say, night skiing in the middle of a storm is a pretty hypnotic and epic experience!  Plus, with record-breaking snowfall in AK, resort laps felt like quality backcountry sessioning. 

It is always hard for me to pass up any kind of skiing whenever snow exists, but I think today is looking to be a bike day!  Change is inevitable and I know the soft~fluffy~white~magic will return.  But for today at least, I’m grabbing my mtb pack, Clif SHOT Bloks and rolling out of here.

Wherever you end up Meeting your Moment, http://youtu.be/1tNYzS_GhJU enjoy that moment, appreciate the gifts of our natural playground whether it involves sliding on snow or rolling on dirt.  Either way, it sure is awesome!!



Posted by: 
B Cole
Category: 
Winter Sports, Mountain Biking
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