The cynic in all of us may have been in denial about just how good it has been back East this season, but the opening minute of this video effectively negates any doubt we may have held onto (is that Alta, Vermont?!). The East got it, and they got it good, dagnabbit.

This 100-percent Vermont-filmed short won Best Overall in the annual University of Vermont Ski and Snowboard Edit Contest. The guys over at Curran Films may have missed their Spring Break flight to Cabo, but their “shreddit” likely earned the duo their weight in Cabot’s sharp cheddar, a coupon for buy-one-get-one-free Heady Topper, and a few pow shots that will never get scratched from the memory bank.