Some people ride chairlifts for their first turns of the season, some people hike handrails for their first shred session. This year, we put in some hiking time to get our first pow turns of the season – trekking into a basin in Southern Colorado’s Backcountry. It took about 3 hours to reach the saddle of the Couloir, and the snowpack was variable and windblown, but it was a great way to start a La Nina snow year. Pura Vida Boludo!