...and we skied powder for 8 hours in the backcountry. Two weeks after the last dump!
At an abandoned ski resort in southern vermont (name which will remain anonymous) we shussed knee high powder for an entire day. And, we had the place to ourselves. I might still be attempting to make those telemark ski turns in the powder, if my legs had the power to push the 'skins', skiis and boots back to the summit another time. The only time skiing freshies for 8 hours is actually a bad time, is the day before a snowshoe race.