I think we all experience a realization this weekend, the freedom to which these sleds provide us as skiers and snowboarders. So we packed up the truck and rolled 4 deep, embarking on a 2 day smelly boys trip with the only goal of making sure our riding time exceeding our drive time. Out in the PNW the snowpack is rather thin so traveling to get some action was the best call. A new place, with new terrain, a foundational group dynamic, and minimal expenses is exactly what went down. Comparing expenses, this exact trip with all things the same but taking out the snowmobile with gas and replacing it with a nearby resort and we’d be $175 more in the hole per person. Thankful to be on the right side of things.