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12-06-2011, 03:05 PM #101
On Saturday, I did 14 laps up on Loveland Pass with Wobby and KillingCokes. Cadillac's ridge was skiing boot-top deep, and it was fun leaping off windlips and shrubbery. On the last rollover, coverage is pretty much nil, so either huck a 10'er over the rocks (bony takeoff and landing) and goalpost the trees in the runout, or cut left into the low angle gully. Unfortunately, Wobby's friend tried to save a tomahawk after a rock huck at the top of the right main gully and wrenched his knee pretty bad, ending their day. Vibes.
Sunday left 9" at Vail. Super fun day with a buddy I haven't seen since some EV laps back in March. Did a few laps down Riva Ridge, then headed into Riva trees, waiting for North Rim or Prima to open. Upper Riva trees was money, but the lower sections need more snow still. Sure enough, the ropes dropped at North Rim, and did some fun rock hopping off 5-10'ers. A little later the ropes to Prima dropped. The crusted piles of snow left by groomers turned into fun spines. Faceshots and knee deep pockets ensued.
No photos from Sunday. Too busy having fun.
On Monday, pboudon and I headed down to Wolf Creek to get some of the 44" that had fallen in the last 3 days. This was a no joke, full-on powder day. Knee to thigh deep all day long, and ski right onto the lift. There were so few people there, you could spend 3 straight days there and get untracked the whole time. Got in a sweet 25'er off the knife ridge, and pbourdon slashed two turns down a face that was pushing 50 degrees. Waterfall was full of spines, pillows and straightlines that were super fun. There were a few lines I REALLY wanted to hit (like the 20+' finger cliffs, lookers right on Waterfall), but we ran out of time.
A focus on skiing/riding and bad lighting/timing ensured we didn't really get anything amazing on stills. Helmetcam was forgotten at home, so no video this time. Legs are shot, and had a great weekend. Looking forward to seeing some stoke from anyone else that was out on Sunday (or made it down to WC).
Yeah, benchy terrain sucks, but knee deep snow never does:
Sending a little 10-15'er:
Last edited by Lindahl; 12-06-2011 at 05:27 PM.
12-06-2011, 04:21 PM #102
Well done!........................ bastard.
12-06-2011, 04:36 PM #103
I was in Leveland pass on Sunday (LL side) but watching your pics I got the wrong line, since I did not find any good snow apart from the short area between the ridge and the trees line: thin on top and a little faster (but not too much) just above tree line. After that all packed snow by skiers.
It was my first time there (I just move in Denver from oversea a month ago) and I followed the ridge for a while almost up to the elevation point 12,915 on the USGS topomap, before drop in. I guess my error was I keep too the right instead reaching the second valley on the left. Is it correct or I should follow the ridge for a little more to find a longer line?
Thanks for the advice (if any ;-) )---
12-06-2011, 05:24 PM #104
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12-09-2011, 07:38 PM #107
12-10-2011, 10:41 AM #108
skied the Beav this morning before work and got 1st turns into Rose Bowl.....it'll be a disaster bump field with that new lift but this morning I got 3 feet of facets...fun stuff.
12-11-2011, 02:29 PM #109
Dumb idea to hope for a good and safe time sled skiing on Vail Pass in 2-3 weeks? Or is coverage starting to get reasonable up there...?"I said flotation is groovy"
"Just... ski down there and jump offa somethin' for cryin' out loud!!!"
-The Coolest Guy to have Ever Lived
12-11-2011, 03:43 PM #110
as of now, it's pretty thin on VP, but 1 good storm could change that. Problem is we don't have 1 good storm in view right now.
12-11-2011, 09:57 PM #111
Vail Pass is looking grim. Any new snow to fall, would be sitting on some seriously rotten shit. We need like a million feet of snow.
12-11-2011, 10:51 PM #112
Haven't been up to Vail Pass lately, but I hiked, (yes I said hiked) up Meadow Mountain, no snowshoes or skins required, on Saturday. I took my probe with hopes of checking some snow depth, maybe a bit optimistic, as I could have just used my shoe. Anyway, I carried it all the way up to the ridge so I pulled it out and measured anywhere from dirt on the S facing hillsides to about 30-35 cm of faceted grains on shady N facing aspects. Lots of surface hoar forming as well. We really need some snow. Nice day for a hike with the dog though.
12-12-2011, 12:48 AM #113
Skied Bowman's today - sketchy facets & the rotten effect of diving skis into thin cover. It's pretty much skied out now. Ptarmigain/MGR looked bony. The only other place that looked skiable was the north facing glades to the west of Fowler/Hilliard.
Skis will burn tomorrow.
12-12-2011, 07:51 AM #114
12-12-2011, 10:01 AM #115
Got out to Coon Hill yesterday with Mantraskier and SpacemanSpiff. We did 4 quick 500' laps in the only zone that was worth skiing. Snow was a few inches of chalky powder on top of firm wind-punished +meltfreeze(?) hardpack. Only one of us hit rock (unlucky shark), otherwise really good coverage. Almost like spring corn, but with more of a wintery/powdery feel to the soft layer on top. Really fun skiing on an upper 30s pitch. Got some good turns all the way down to the road, too. Photos incoming in a few days.
I can't stop eye-fucking the east-facing chutes off the terminated ridgeline of Red. Anyone know anything about those?
12-12-2011, 10:42 AM #116
12-12-2011, 10:45 AM #117
12-12-2011, 10:55 AM #118
Now that I think about it, I am pretty sure I saw Lindahl at Vail on sat. Bunch of us backed up on the rock under 11. Waiting for the pizza styled lady to get out of the way. Am I right?
12-12-2011, 11:16 AM #119
12-12-2011, 11:20 AM #120
o mistaken..Thought there could be only 1 person on earth with that jacket.
12-12-2011, 11:25 AM #121
And he was rocking a backpack..Funny how much he looked just like your avatar pic.
12-12-2011, 12:07 PM #122
12-12-2011, 12:14 PM #123
12-12-2011, 12:26 PM #124
My guess is Red Mtn just north of Buffalo.
12-12-2011, 01:14 PM #125
Great to meet you guys. Fun day of spring skiing...minus the spring coverage. Literally the only skiable line in the drainage.