Back in March 1996 was when I first demoed the Volant Chubbs. I took the gondola to the top of Mammoth and deliberately headed off the backside into windswept breakable crust. In each turn I could hear the crust crack as I finished it, but I was already moving into the next turn and thus wasn't thrown off balance. I was immediately sold on the skis, but I had to wait 8 months before I could get a pair.
Season length: 21 months, Nov. 29, 2010 - July 2, 2012
Days in one year: 80 from Nov. 29, 2010 - Nov. 17, 2011
Season vertical: 1,323K in 2016-17
Season powder: 291K in 2011-12