Sideslip all the way down a perfect powder face: Instead of y’know, turning down that epic 50 degree slope with 3 foot of wind blown powder that’s so light you’d have to coat it in lead to stop it floating away, why not sideslip down it so you fuck it up for everyone else?
PRO TIP: if you’re feeling particularly ambitious, add a little side-to-side falling leaf motion to your slip, so your trail of powder destruction is spread across an even wider area!
Follow people off piste when you’re way out of your depth:
Seek out a group of riders who are far more experienced and better equipped than you (hint, at least one of them will have a beard and most will be rocking Gore-tex pro shells). Fit your GoPro to your head and remember to turn it on so you don’t miss a moment of your day as a semi-professional leacher.
Follow the group of riders on a challenging hike to an alpine zone of which you have absolutely no idea about. Strap in before the group does, drop in and find yourself riding the best powder of your life, before ending on top of a big, fuck-off cliff.
Then, proceed to frantically wave down the experienced dudes to call in a helicopter to come save your ass. Sweet, you got to go in a heli too!
Alternatively, end up doing this:
Ride backcountry in a crew without a transceiver:
You don’t actually need a transceiver right? Because there definitely won’t be an avalanche, and even if there is, your bros have got your back haven’t they? And of course, they’ll be super down riding with you knowing that if they get buried you won’t be able to dig them out.
Be shit at riding powder when it’s dumped:
Keep telling yourself that the phrase ‘no friends on a powder day’ is strictly reserved for heartless bastards. Because when it’s snowed over a foot of light fluffy stuff, of course your friends want to give you a lesson on how to not tomahawk every couple of feet you ride. They’ll love you forever and ever and ever.
Can you think of any other things that one could do on a snowboard to lose them a whole bunch of friends?
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