I drove north to Crystal Mountain, WA for New Years 2012. Friend and Mt.Hood shred buddy Chris Gius was there visiting Family at Crystal, the mountain he grew up riding. Chris was an awesome host and provided me with places to sleep and one on one guide service for three days on the mountain.
The Thursday night before New Years weekend it dumped 16″ of fresh and even more in the back bowls. Chris got me up early and in line for the gondola being the 6th car up that morning. Awesome turns, lots of traversing and hiking, fresh tracks two days after the storm. Thanks Chris.