FEATURE: MID-SEASON REPORT 2017 – DAVE NORONA

Hello, hello, hello! We are just checking in with a mid-season report. So how has the sled season been treating you so far?
This season in the Sea 2 Sky has been AMAZING! Right from the word go it has snowed, snowed and dumped more snow. Initially it wasn’t super deep snowfalls but it was enough and consistent. This year has been a bit different for me because my wife and I have a new baby so my riding hours have changed. I have ridden and sled skied almost everyday however my hours see me on the mountain by 6:30am many times in the dark until 1pm. It’s harder to find guys who want to get up that early but the rewards have been fantastic. Many of our first pow carves and ski runs have been just before the sun has come up, so that has been unique and cool. Then every afternoon I walk my daughter 8-15km which is a special time especially when I look up in the mountains and remember where I spent the first part of the day. Can’t wait to pass this on to Kaia.

Dave carving up the white gold!

Dave carving up the white gold!

Where is your main riding zone and how have the conditions been?
Well my main riding zone is Brohm, I love it there. I don’t care where I ride I just want fresh snow and lots of it. Being 10 minutes from my house makes it ideal for me. Conditions have been all time as usual!

Where else have you ridden this season?
All through the Sea 2 Sky Corridor, I spent a month down in Jackson Hole in Togwotee and Alpine testing new sleds and riding with great friends from the USA. I love it there and got lucky with sick conditions too. Unfortunately on one of the last days of my trip there we lost a wicked guy and friend, Josh Roth. That was a hard end to that trip. RIP Josh.

Pow and sunshine does it get any better?

Pow and sunshine does it get any better?

Any days that stand out as being particularly epic so far?
Every day on a sled, ski or Pow Surfer is a wicked day for me, I am lucky I get to do it almost everyday so man that’s a lot of epic days!

What has been the highlight of your season?
For me the best days are super deep days. One day in particular in Wyoming comes to mind with Tony Jenkins, Ashley Chaffin and Alex Hendy. It was armpit deep and the snow there is so light…INCREDIBLE!

Dave Norona Popping Pillows.

Dave Norona Popping Pillows.

Thanks for taking the time to update us on your season. Any shout-out’s and thank you’s?
I want to thank all the fun people out there that keep the stoke high and share it with others. Plus all my buddies who I get to ride with. My wife especially who helps make all this possible and of course the amazing companies I get work with like Ski-Doo.

You can follow Dave on his Facebook fan page @Dave Norona and Instagram @davenorona

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