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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. Back at it. Skin lap at Stratton on the way to Jackson NH, skied almost top to bottom with a little fast grass thrown in for fun. Made it to Tuckermans Saturday morning. The hike up was mud, rocks, slush and snow, we did skin a bit towards the top. Boot pack up right, they got about 6” of snow on Thursday night and we had first tracks in right. Really heavy cream cheese snow. Boot up left En-root to Hillmans. We skied down Hillmans and to rope 7, then back to hiking on the way out. In total it was 8.2 miles,4100’ of vert, 7.5 hours, 4 beers, 2 liters of water and countless snacks.
    19 points
  8. Ski season up here took its time arriving then dumped four feet on us all at once and it was so much snow you couldn't move the first day. For a few days all the backcountry rock stars from up around Stowe were down here in little ol' Brownsville because Ascutney got hammer-slammered with powder in a storm that didn't go much further north than White River Junction. You never saw so many Sprinter vans and Labrador retrievers in our parking lot. Then two weeks later it rained and washed ALL of that snow away and that's how Vermont winter rolls. Then February arrived and kept giving and gi
    19 points
  9. Skied 545-715 with the fam. 62° when we arrived and 58° leaving with super soft snow. Got a fist bump from @antman12on our way out to the snow and the rest of the hill was empty. Most likely the last day of the season for my little one so it was nice way to end it.
    19 points
  10. It was a great way to end the trip. Snow report listed 5” but the sign at the lift said a foot of fresh snow. Depending on where you were with the wind, it was both. Took the 830 bus and there was a little crowd for the Silver Queen lift. On the lift shortly after 9 and went down paradise to the paradise lift. Little wind blown on top but boot deep fresh in spots lower. Down it again to Lower Treasury which had untouched snow. Wasn’t the lightest snow and made you work but it was grate. Down something else to SQL and said byes to @AtomicSkier. Kept lapping woods, bumps, and packed pow unt
    19 points
  11. Spring skiing was in full effect today and we had a great time. Kids did a 3 hour private lesson which was pretty much a mountain tour and they loved it. The instructor let them hike one of the ridges and ski off it and they now think their shit doesn’t stink. I did a few of the main favorites, Alberta face, glory hole, and even did the 25 minute hike to the top of Alberta peak and skied chute 5. Skied a bunch of bumps with my son in the afternoon. All in all it was a great day.
    19 points
  12. Skied from 530-745 in 28° light rain. Snow was good and it was empty. We’ve graduated from Valley School to Vista this week and were lapping that until they closed the Vista chair at 7. The kid had no issues on Vista so moved on to Burma with success. Giving Paradise a shot next but Vista felt great instead of the Valley Hill. Didn’t really notice the rain since we were skiing slower. Outer wear was soaked by the end of the session though.
    19 points
  13. Forgot to post this on Monday night since I got drunk from celebrating, but I finally finished my PhD at Widener University and hope to never take a class ever again. As difficult and time consuming as it was, I really enjoyed it and would 100% do it over again if I had to go back in time. Even though it is already official, the "official" ceremony won't be until May when I get to wear the fancy doctoral regalia. Looking forward to celebrating with @AtomicSkier Sunday morning with a Truly enjoyable gravel ride if anybody is interested. Hopefully this doesn't mean the end of my studen
    18 points
  14. Got here last night, skiing DV as I can wake up at 830 and make first chair at 9. Warm, currently working overtime on my Goggle tan. Groomers were firm and smooth first thing and now turning to a delicious slush. Off trail was brutal boilerplate but maybe late afternoon I'll see if it's soft. Empty run after run and oysters at the top, fine living for a Monday.
    18 points
  15. Had another sunny spring day at Wolf Creek today. Things started softening up in the sun at about 10:30 am. I skied some with the family and went for a few nice walks along the ridges by myself too. I made the long hike all the way out to Horseshoe Bowl just to say I did it even though the snow there wasn’t great. The staircase up to the knife ridge was a cool experience. Did another hike/traverse into Montezuma Bowl which had really nice snow surprisingly. I never really thought about it, but the Alberta lift area is basically one huuuge glade and is so much fun to explore. Skied a lot
    18 points
  16. 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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  18. Edgie wedgie for the win! Got there a little later than I’d like, but for about 2 hours in this morning. Paradise was for sure best conditions, but the freeride word tour line is starting to get worked in nicely. Good little 3-4 hit line. Came back up in the afternoon for a little bit of school hill action. Went to summit to get a season pass and just skied up there. Unfortunately there were no magic carpet rides to be had, because someone didn’t show for their shift... got a little bit of extra workout today carrying a 30lb weight up hill repeatedly. First day on real skis, lasted about 1.5
    18 points
  19. It will be interesting to see what happens with my offices reopening the office plans. As of now, we are still planning to open July 13th with some strict guidelines in place but with numbers on the rise again I don't see many people coming back to work. In fact, I do worry a bit since I have been on contact with my family. My parents are in their 60's and my mom has health issues and depends heavily on my Dad so I don't want either of them to get sick. I will probably limit my time at the office. Also, for those who I am not facebook friends with - I got engaged last week! my boyfriend
    18 points
  20. 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
  21. Hey All, I’m back from another fun day at Abasin. I arrived at the mountain at 830 and there were only a handful of people. I was booted up with ticket by 845 and only two people in line at the black mountain express. I rode the second civilian chair with some guy who hadn’t skied there in 20 years. Then over to the lenawee lift in 2” of new snow...basically breaking trail.. Up Lenawee and did the run to the left of powerline first all the way to the base and it was all untracked on top of groomer. Did a few lower laps go really milk that perder which was less wind
    17 points
  22. Today was our last day at Wolf Creek on this trip. It snowed 11” yesterday and there was plenty of untracked to be found in the trees just a short traverse off the Alberta lift. Also the ridges were nice and smooth with wind blown powder on all the aprons. I’ve been having fun on the ridges which are an easy skate traverse from the treasure lift and jumping off of some small cornices. Mostly skied the fresh powder in the trees today and was finding shin to knee deep powder even until lunchtime. Skied with the fam after lunch and drove back to Albuquerque. So glad we experienced a low key
    17 points
  23. I woke up early this morning since it was snowing and had a big drive to Monarch and they were reporting 1 inch as of 5:30, but it dumped for a few hours and we had a nice 6” of fresh in the morning and major dumpage from late morning through the rest of the day. Lots of nice powder turns and the first pow day my kids have experienced. What a cool little mountain Monarch is. It’s not that big and has small vert but the vibe was amazing and there was some really fun terrain. Nice steep runs from the top of panorama along the continental divide and some nice trees as well. I hiked
    17 points
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. We had a great day at Elk today. Spent most of the day on the quad side and the whole family enjoyed it. There was fresh snow blown on the ungroomed trails, and the bumps were nice and soft. It even started snowing pretty hard for a bit and there was a decent couple of inches on top of the bumps on Chippewa. My son and I were the first tracks down and it was a blast! The kids enjoyed Tunkhannock also and I’m really happy that they are keeping up with me. My son on Chippewa pics of the fam Tunkhannock in the AM
    17 points
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. From coming soon to being lost in the damn woods. ..what a fucking day.. will post more later
    16 points
  36. EPIC day at Hunter w/ @GSSucks and @Justo8484. @GSSucks caught up with me somewhere on 87 and arrived at Hunter ~6:50am. Geared up started our skin right as the sun was coming up. This was my first real skin adventure, as my Jacobsburg State Park adventure with @toast21602, @mbike-ski, and @Mixilplix was more to test the gear, and practice changing the skis from uphill to downhill, etc. It was low 20s when we started with a nice breeze which helped regulate body temps. The alpenglow was spot on as we headed up hill. It's a ~1.75 mile tour with 1600ft-ish of gain (I think) and it took us
    16 points
  37. Another solid day of XC skiing with @mbike-ski and @Mixilplix today at James Kennedy State Forest in NY. We ended up getting on the snow just after 11:00. It was a chilly 17 degrees when we pulled in with a light wind and light snow falling pretty much our entire day. Lots of lake effect snow up there this last week dropped ~12" of snow on the ground and provided for some really fantastic xc skiing. We started off doing a nice forest loop right from the start and stayed fairly protected from the wind. After that loop we got out to a snowmobile trail and ended up taking that up to the top of Gr
    16 points
  38. My thirteen-year-old and I got out on the citadel yesterday. This was a big deal for him and was his first true ski-mountaineering adventure.
    16 points
  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. 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
  43. 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
  44. Did a little night tour through the hood...
    15 points
  45. Out of the press after a bunch of hours, I had the top sheet on this pair printed even though it is quite boring per my wife. I told her she can put anything on the next pair, hoping for some rocket ships. Top sheet right out of the press Bases right out of the press Next step is cutting out the individual skis, pretty much run the jig saw along the edge, just don’t cut the edge. The base is the only thing in the lay up that is the finish shape of the ski, so that is used for cutting the ski to shape. Cutting out the shape The final step before mounting and a tune is to bevel th
    15 points
  46. Here’s my snowbird recap in photos. It’s quite a humbling mountain. Trammy tram was not as crowded as usual View from the tram looking towards SLC whaaat. The views are incredible. the quinsential photos for our moms to prove that we’re still alive. It’s not @enjoralas’s sausage Sunday, but we picked up some meats and snacks at Smiths. the beer is Czech your head and Lei Effect by Proper Brewing. here’s a cool pic of @Schifboarding. Cloud cover was heavy at times. And once, just off a green trail, a snow snak
    15 points
  47. Drove right past Hunter today and ended up doing a fun little tour in the Catskills, ended up with about 4k of vert and found a truck that was the drive for a lift in the 60’s Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    15 points
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