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  1. Stacked turns is part o their avalanche mitigation program, as well as preserving it for others. It didn't really matter, there was so much pow to be had. There was only one time, on the second half of one of the runs, where our guide asked us to figure8 his tracks. As for the report ... we arrived at the Telluride airport at 7:35am to meet our chopper at 7:45am. As were pulling into the parking lot it flew overhead and set down on the ramp. Quick boot up, we walked into the FBO with skis on our shoulder, met up with the pilots, and we were skids up in a few minutes after a quick sa
    25 points
  2. My chauffeur just dropped me off in the middle of the road to get back home. This morning at Blue was one of the most memorable days I have ever had there. Holy cow. I ended up skinning to the bottom of my road to get picked up by @AtomicSkierfirst thing this morning. An absolute magic carpet ride. The drive to Blue wasn't terrible since there was a bit of a break in the weather. Once we got there and got out on the snow there was about 8-10" of snow on the ground. Pretty significant delayed opening because of chair icing up and needing to be spaced out. Once the lift started spinning we knew
    24 points
  3. The gang is all here @mute1080 @enjoralas @Benm @JFskiDan @RidgeRacer @PSUFly. It’s super cold, the sun is shining, the snow is fantastic. Everyone is enjoying themselves so far. Everything is open and groomed to perfection or bumped up nicely. Some would say it is like skiing in Vermont, but without the drive.
    20 points
  4. Another successful PASR adventure. @EdBacon @skiincy Wally @Mixilplix @mbike-ski myself, and Jordan - a guy I know from trail running joined in. We met at the reservoir parking lot trailhead and were off around 8:00. Under clear blue skies and plenty of sun we made our way up an unplowed reservoir access road. After 1.5+ miles and 800+ vertical feet of skinning up, we made it to the top where it flattened at the observatory. Wally was pleased to finally be there. After a quick break for photos and to pack our gear way, we made it back
    20 points
  5. Adventure is seriously underrated, often dismissed as a flight of fancy or a trivial diversion. Something if time allows, something only after all the serious work has been done. I think if you made me sum up today and this whole week it's that adventure is like truffle that makes everything taste good but for your spirit. The first line NM spotted, moments after we could see the place thrusday morning was up Palmyra peak. A ribbon of white along a rocky ridge led to a seeming shangri-la, a rock rimmed ramp of HR Fluff and Stuff. We inquired with the local bar keep as to conditions yeste
    20 points
  6. Here is a picture of @NMSKI from this morning at 11:15am. Not a lift line in sight, either.
    20 points
  7. Took advantage of (likely) the last day of touring the Pennsylvania steeps for a bit with this upcoming weather so I decided to check out an area that I've been eyeing up for a bit. With this last. 6" of dense snow I figured it should be safe to give it a shot. Ended up taking about 20 minutes of skinning to get to the zone I was interested in. Once I got there I made my way down through a Shicola Chute of tight trees which then opened up into a vista of the valley below. The snow was creamy and soft. After 750' of some good turns and a few areas where I had to pick my way thr
    18 points
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  9. The WFH situation has afforded me the ability to do something I’ve wanted to do. Spend at least a month in Colorado. One week in Telluride (with a day trip to Silverton) with @NMSKI and @Johnny Law, 4 weeks in Crested Butte, and a week in Aspen. After that, who knows. Today started that adventure. I departed 6:10am to dumping snow on 78. It was slow going for 30 miles or so. Finally broke free of that and set the cruise and relaxed. I had about 860 miles to cover to St Louis, my planned overnight stop. I had forgotten how beautiful the views from the PA turnpike are. Ohio is pr
    17 points
  10. I ordered this book at the beginning of the pandemic not knowing the outlook of the season and I started studying. The goal is to check off all of the lines eventually. Huge props to [mention]mbike-ski [/mention] for joining and leaving his house at 3am to make an early push for the summit. Started today with Mount Graylock and skiing the Thunderbolt Race Trail that was built by the CCC in the 1930’s. This was a class A race trail and has a ton of history, there is so much ski history in the north east. This is a great video on the Thunderbolt if you have any interest. We met at the tr
    17 points
  11. Today was beyond words, the excitement just going to the airport was all time and when our bird flew over I think my dick moved. The scenery is unrivaled and I spent both flights glued to the windows. It's hard to pick a favorite skiing experience, the stupid fun at blue, stupid deep days out west, great adventures in the woods but this maybe my favorite and I got wicked sick. I don't puke like ever and I puked 4 times in the parking lot when we got back. I don't think it was altitude, I was definitely huffing but that's pretty normal and it doesn't jack with your stomach. Maybe
    17 points
  12. Let me wet your appetite while I sort through the footage .... here is a view of what we skied first run (off the heli). Most of those tracks were from other heli drops after us throughout the day. They're very adamant about stacked turns down the fall line, keeping it tight to other tracks.
    17 points
  13. Woke up a beautiful morning in Denver after a great dinner and celebratory drinks with a college buddy who just had his first child and just landed a big new job. Went for a nice 8 mile run on the High Line Canal Trail. Hit the road around 9:15am enroute to Telluride. It was 50F when I left under sunny, albeit windy, skies. About an hour into the drive when I was on a plateau the crosswind was over 50mph, causing insane blowing snow that I was losing touch with the car that was pretty close in front of me. Luckily that only lasted for about 20 miles. I really enjoyed some of the sweeping
    17 points
  14. Today was good good. These opportunities don't come often in PA, so I had to try and pull it off today in between teaching and meetings. Pulled into the upper lot around 10:45. Parked in the first spot at the entrance. Booted up, skins on, pack filled, and headed back out. They plowed it pretty wide so there wasn't much space next to the road. I decided to head into the woods which were fairly open. Took that all the way down, skinned back over to the opening to find the cut. Just over a half mile in, I was where I needed to be. I made a right and skinned to top of the pi
    17 points
  15. Today was something else. Enjoy the enthusiasm. There is a video of the second run down with a better angle and wider view, but I think this expresses the emotions better.
    17 points
  16. Rode the gas line this am ....Snow didn't have a hint of crust...just fine Palmerton blower.....and pretty deep....Trail got the best of me(couple of falls) but I had a ton of fun...Reminded me of when I had to hike for every turn.....Skinned over to Blue and did a few laps....Had a beer with Mbike and Glen....Enjoralas and Saltyant were in the lot too...Pa has been a lot of fun this year...
    16 points
  17. So, hearing that Belleayre got 24" of new snow last week, still having unused ORDA cards and Superbowl on the horizon, we decided to do a day trip to Belleayre, especially since more snow was coming. The timing of this new storm and its general direction couldn't have been more perfect. It was coming from south west in the morning, was supposed to dump 3-5 inches in NJ and Catskills during the day and then just disappear into the Atlantics. So, we've left the house at 5:15am and by 8am were at the mountain having seen not a drop of rain, not a single snowflake, only dry and empty roads.
    16 points
  18. A beautiful day here in Telluride. I love the lack of rush. Skied right from the house a little after 9 and we were on our way. Sun was out, snow was great, and gave @skiincy a tour of Telluride in the morning. Quick stop back at the house to get my pack and grab something to eat, as I wanted to hike Bald Mtn in advance of @NMSKI and @Johnny Law’s arrival to check out conditions. Hiked up Bald Mtn quickly, and enjoyed some deep and untracked, albeit heavy turns. Little too heavy for my liking. Skied directly to Gorrono Ranch where I assumed the position and got numb. @skiincy and @Barb
    16 points
  19. Went for a night session with the family and it was fantastic. It was a comfortable 28° with the clouds moving out. I haven’t had no crowds in a while and we skied right on to the quad every time. The kid is crushing it and after a couple Paradises we moved to Lazy. Snow had a couple scrape spots but was still mostly loose fresh goods.
    16 points
  20. From coming soon to being lost in the damn woods. ..what a fucking day.. will post more later
    16 points
  21. Snow and sun were just too nice to stand in line or go home , no takers so I set off for the pipeline solo. I guess I should of paid more attention to the directions but after crossing Blue Mt Drive I walked up to the green AT gate and saw a skin track headed up the AT. Not realizing the gas line is literally right at the gate I started skinning up the AT. After a decent climb I realized that I obviously missed the gas line. Bluebird sky, sun and snow were so nice I decided wtf and kept going until the power lines. The skin track dropped off to the right then back up to the AT. Didn’t wan
    15 points
  22. Started from the Hamburg reservoir parking lot. Bunch of cars. Lots of folks walking their dogs and taking the AT up to Pulpit Rock and the Pinnacle. Hiked straight up the Lehigh Valley Amateur Astronomical Society/cell tower access road. Not a hard hike at all. There was a solid boot pack about two feet wide the whole way up. Go of the boot pack and you sunk in to your knees. The entire rest of the road surface was deep powder for long stretches. Saw one set of tracks from somebody else with the same idea, and one guy came ripping down from the far side of the reservoir on my hike up. Way to
    15 points
  23. Wow what a way to end a just about perfect ski trip. Skied open to close with a little burrito break in there. Started off the morning with some really fun groomers, then skied some very fun bumps with @AtomicSkier. The sun was trying to come out for a minute and we headed over to revelation bowl to see if it was nice over there. Skiers left was just about the flattest light you could imagine and was practically vertigo inducing. Did another run down the right side which was much nicer. Even a few semi fresh turns in there. We came back up the revelation lift and we noticed the gate to
    15 points
  24. Stop number 2 on my indy pass was blue knob. They got a ton of snow over the past couple weeks, and were pretty much 100 percent open... More on that later. Did a solo trip because most of my riding buddies revuse to day trip further than 3 hours. Waze and Apple Maps show the drive would take 4.5 hours, but google maps said 3hrs 45min, which was the most accurate. I left at around 445 since their website says they open at 9. more on that later. There were for sure some good views along the Turnpike. Its super boring until after Harrisburg, but then younger some really nice big
    15 points
  25. Here are some more pics. I kinda felt like their papparazzi photographer. first time booting up in an airport parking lot ✅ the famous @Johnny Lawstrut This could be in the aviation thread at this point .. Here’s some close up pics of the helicopter. There were 3 pilots. 1 was flying, 1 was his assistant & training the 3rd guy. Pretty sure there were big 😁 under their masks, at least from @NMSKI ✌🏼out
    15 points
  26. Adding to the Telluride stoke. It was great groomer day. Skied from 9:30-3pm, about 25k very. Started by skiing down to the Chondola. Here’s the Chondola x gondola crossing Sun was shinning. The corduroy was set. Heading up to start my whirlwind tour of Telluride with Jeff The sun peaked in and out but most of the time it was gorgeous weather The majestic bowl was quite wind swept (to the left of this pic below) Took the plunge lift and played in the area towards the end of the day. @RootDKJ-saw this and thought of
    15 points
  27. BFPD! New PASR acronym Bluebird Fucking Powder Day! Today was my best, most fun day of this season. Snowed 8” overnight. Today is trash day and since my plow guy didn’t come before I left, getting my trash can over a 4’ mound of snow the street guys left for me made me late. 2 full buses went by and a regional bus from Gunnison stopped and said they could take a few. Got in line at 8:31 and (for CB) there was already a decent line. first run down Paradise and OH. MY. GOD. It was deep! Lots of hoots and hollers were heard. East River had equally good snow, but after a few runs the
    15 points
  28. Damn, such a good day. I think the overnight snow was a little lighter than what we had for monday. No real lift issues today, i think we got going just after 9, so that was an improvement from yesterday. Skied around a lot, and got some real nice turns. Dom on coming soon. Gives you an idea of how wide this trail actually is. sloppy seconds wernt bad, at least in this case. bumps the size of volkswagons on falls when we left. Fun stuff. hopefully we get a refill this weekend.
    15 points
  29. Things I learned on my first pow day: Get on the road early and clean your windshield. Trudging through high snow to the lift is not fun. Doing a 50 yard dash in ski boots is much less fun than that. Skis a lot slower than I expected. Skis much different than groomers. Disregard skipo. Shit bumps up quick. I think that's it.
    15 points
  30. Areas - Greek Peak - tomorrow - Whiteface - Monday and Tuesday Weather Forecast - Greek - Cloudy with a chance of showers. High in the upper 30s - Whiteface Monday - Some snow forecasted with temps in the 30s. Another 1 to 3 overnight into Tues - Whiteface Tuesday - bluebird, sunny and cold with highs in the teens. Dining - Trying to hit smoke signals in the LP finally, burrito place in town - nature valley bars and hoagies from the convenience store / gas station next to Cobble mountain - rest stop roy rogers Lodging
    14 points
  31. Groundhogs day. Left the house at 8:40am, picked up the 8:45am bus, and was AIC (ass in chair) by 8:58am. Love that they open early (5-10 minutes before 9am). Slightly cooler and breezier than yesterday but still very sunny, and snow conditions were just as good. The big difference was there was a 1/3 fewer people out today. I doodled in the woods a bit to explore more terrain. When I got back down to the base at 10:45am, the Silver Queen line was like a minute. So up for an International Lap, a pretty freakin steep groomer. And then up for another. I rode the lift with a guy who was
    14 points
  32. Cornfields were skiing nice today. Got a quick slightly less than 2 miles in this afternoon roaming around some cornfields looking for something with enough pitch to actually make some turns. Found a decent hill that had enough pitch to get some speed and made like 6 real turns. Since I went out mostly just for the exercise, finding something I could actually ski downhill was a bonus.
    14 points
  33. Another day, another ski day 😁 Today was awesome. Warmest it's been, and extremely sunny. Groomers were 10/10 this morning and was able to really put the hammer down. I hit and quit the main lifts as I know they'd get crowded and explored some of the lesser lifts that I hadn't ridden yet, like East River. Totally empty and you could really crush some fast groomers. Skied until 11, and when I got back to the base area, the two main lifts were out of the corrals (and they're big corrals). Meanwhile, I skied right onto every lift.
    14 points
  34. Wanted to change it up today, so I ran at lunch time and decided to tour up Snodgrass. Hit the trail at 3:30pm and was at the top at 4:55pm. This was my longest tour to date at just under 3 miles and ~1500ft of gain, and I can tell my boots have broken in nicely as I as overall pretty comfortable. Temps were in the low 20s with on/off sun. Some really nice views, but not sunny when I took the pictures 😂 Because the uphill trail snakes back and forth a bit, you get a good view of some lines. I enjoyed some nice shin deep pow on the way down, but nobody to take any pics 😁 I'm beat, an
    14 points
  35. Decided to change it up today, and ski after work, as I had a lot going on today. Skied for about 90 minutes...enjoyed some sunny groomers and some double diamond extreme terrain. Like @GrilledSteezeSandwich said, I love the sun, and I was enjoying myself today.
    14 points
  36. I’m catching up on all of the PASR posts. These pictures and videos are absolutely amazing!! Cant wait to hear about it in the lot. The house was fun - If only we were able to get a photo of everyone wearing their matching hot tub robes on the stairs! @AtomicSkier @NMSKI@Johnny Law I wanted to replace the elk photo that was above the fireplace with a matching robe pic. So glad I got to meet the famous @Barb too! She’s even better in person. @GrilledSteezeSandwich- I don’t have a great trip report to post. I did some uphill touring on Tuesday-Thursday since I had work Before
    14 points
  37. Aesop's glade and a ride on the oil rig lift...
    14 points
  38. Hey all. I'm back from a session at true mountain the blue mountain. Place was empty even though I didn't get on the snow until 8 20. Hit Sidewinder, lazy, and NMDW to start. Then 2 runs on switchback and lapped come around park. Actually did several rails without any beers being consumed and the jump there was pretty good. Bumps on chute...main street had soft snow but kinda choppy. Stopped riding probably around 10...had a beer in the lot with @mbike-ski. As we were finishing up, @Benmand @enjoralasand pops finished their session. Sausage Sunday with each of us having a
    13 points
  39. Had a great trip with all the ladies
    13 points
  40. Nice day for some lunch turns. Could get used to this 🥰
    13 points
  41. Or it must not have been this morning, because the crowds arrived super late. Hey, I’m back from a nice session at Blue Mountain the Thru Mountain. I arrived at about 8:40 this morning because I’m fat and lazy and like sleep a lot. Thankfully reports of the death of good skiing weather had been greatly exaggerated and it was some temperature betweeen 0 and 50 degrees at the base and a different temperature at the top, as evidenced by the fact that it felt different. In the house was JFDan, MBike, Indiggio, Tarponhead, Mixiplix, NaCl, Nastar Glenn and probably a bunch of others but li
    13 points
  42. Sorry to let you down! It lightly snowed all day and lighting wasn’t too good for pics but it was a really fun day. Did a bunch of groomers with an inch of fresh on top and skied some steep bumps under the plunge lift a couple of laps as well. Law and I explored town for a bit after skiing and was a great day overall. Here are some lifestyle shots since the phone didn’t come out while skiing.
    13 points
  43. Not as many woo hoos in this video, but lots of excitement, swearing, and a few gems 😁 Enjoy. The second half of the one run where I’m not skiing as much pow as you think I should is because our guide asked us to figure 8 his line to help correct some bad lines from a previous group. I also fucked up recording the 3rd run.
    13 points
  44. @AtomicSkier@NMSKI& @Johnny Law- took off about 10 minutes ago.. from telluride airport to silverton
    13 points
  45. Good morning from Telluride! Looking to be a beautiful day here. It's not off to a bad start, either.
    13 points
  46. today was fuckin batshit. i don't know how to explain it but it's as if they were both #1 days for me for different reasons. yesterday was sort of just enjoying powder for the first time and today was kind of no holds barred crazy. between having bumps everywhere mixed in with some untracked, getting lost in the woods, the mountains on falls, tbar line, seeing people skiing literally everything, it was just bonkers.
    13 points
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