Rose with the birds this AM and loaded up the car for our 2 hour journey to Powder Mountain! On our way saw many interesting sights like the Devils Slide a strange and interesting rock formation right off the highway. Drove through several small towns and lots of beautiful views and arrived at the hidden jewel called Powder Mountain. What a place!! Its a beast of a mountain with a humble cozy lodge, friendly small mountain charm and snow, LOTS of snow!!! Not fresh powder but groomed packed powder, all day long. We were part of about 25 people at the mountain the whole day. I couldnt help but giggle at 330pm as we were still getting fresh groomed tracks on trails. This was the day that Bonnie blew the roof off her riding. There were a few trails we kept eyeing off one of the lifts…while I try not to psych people out by telling them what rating they are, I casually pointed at the trail and said that one looks good…do you wanna try it? She said sure, so off we went…Well, you have to remember that trails look different from afar and as we approached the trail, I saw the look of apprehension creep onto Bonnies face, and I looked her straight in the eye and said, “You have totally got this, you have to turn and keep your speed under control, but you got this!!” She lightly smiled and I dropped over the top which could be called a headwall because of its steepness, and Bonnie followed me down. The trail was called Dynamite and thats what I felt like yelling as she totally BLEW this trail off the map…and by that I mean, even tho she slightly clipped a small tree, she dominated the trail like it was a green in Vermont. I was beaming with pride knowing that 8 years ago this woman was riding green trails in Vermont, slowly and carefully….and now she’s dropping headwalls in Utah. I would never reveal this beautiful womans age but lets just say some people call her Grandma…and she rips, I mean RIPS on a snowboard. Not to mention she sports one of the sickest snowboard outfits out there!! (SEE PIC) This day, with beautiful snow,fresh groomers, blue skies, white puffy clouds and a student who continues to grow and improve drastically will remain in my mind for years to come!