Ashley Rosemeyer

In the Vermont Backcountry...


Split-boarding has been one of the top things I have wanted to try since moving to Vermont, and it easily lived up to the hype. Given that January was such a weird frigid month, I hoped February would bring snow. Sure enough, on February 1st, we got another storm.  I borrowed a split-board setup and made a plan with my friends Hailey and Josh to head up to Jay Peak. The day we arrived the weather was calling for rain, so we decided to ditch the Jay Peak plan, and instead chose to send it up to Camel’s Hump bright and early and make the day of it.

skinning in deep snow.jpg

The snow was amazing at the summit! We each found our lines and I felt like I was floating onto the snow and surfing, it was such an insane feeling.  I have never ridden a board bigger than a 149” and I was on a 158” board that day. After finding a few logs and sections to mess around on, we decided to quickly send it to the car since the rain was starting to come down. As we got to the car and started taking off wet gear, we had one more ginger beer to top of a great day in the woods of Vermont. It’s crazy what we have in our own backyards and I can’t wait to explore more.

True backpack.jpg
Kenneth Richards