Sunrise Start.

Early season, early starts.

        Waking up early has been a theme this winter and . Sunrise is around 7 this time in November and December and being on top of the peak for it means that alarm clocks must be set well before that. I have had to change my iPhone alarm to four, three and even 2 AM.  Starting out from the parking lot in the dark means bringing a headlamp and extra layers to survive the first few hours.  

      The sun is a welcome sight after touring through the dark and cold, but being ready to ski as the sun rises is one of the best feelings I have had during winter.  There is no better way to start a short winter day then skiing as the first rays of the sun hit the landscape. Taking advantage of the daylight in the winter is key when your getting ao much less sunlight than a summer day.  Summer will be here soon enough but until then I am going to be out skiing and hope to go on a few more sunrise missions! 

     Early season is my favorite time of the year and this season has started off really well and I hope to keep the momentum going. . Check out my Instagram for more early starts and random live stories and do yourself a favor and set the alarm and go for a sunrise you won’t regret it!

saga_outerwear_blog_durtschi2Wind lip Photo: Pete Alport

saga_outerwear_blog_durtschi1Broken Top Booter.

saga_outerwear_blog_durtschi_6Heart light.

saga_outerwear_blog_durtschi_5Low light low temps.

saga_outerwear_blog_durtschi_4The new Anomie is warm for early mornings.

saga_outerwear_blog_durtschi_3Crater Lake turns.

sunrise_sagablog_1Mammoth Slash.

saga_outerwear_blog_durtschi_1Tail Flip.

saga_outerwear_blog_durtschi_2First light.

sunrise_sagablog_13Heart Shaped Lake.

sunrise_sagablog_9Evening Tour.

sunrise_sagablog_10The end of a long morning.

sunrise_sagablog_11Road to Mammoth.

sunrise_sagablog_2Backflip photo: Pete Alport

14473927_1718842715102300_427889531363000320_nHeart Turn.

saga_outerwear_blog_durtschi3Tree jib at Mt. Bachelor.