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02-17-2012, 11:30 AM #301
Interesting read, cool to see such attention to detail. I trust the local Ski Patrol are doing their best and are very passionate about what they do, but...
They don't call it avalanche hazard "reduction" for nuthin. Who ever expected skiing at Big Sky/Moonlight/Bridger to be 100% "safe"? Lots of ways to die or get hurt badly are one wrong turn away. Large slides like the one in Liberty are unfortunate and maybe there is room for even more precise avalanche mitigation in the future but we're not there yet. It's an imperfect science, even with explosives, so you know the risks. Go skiing and bring back some stoke for those who are broke.
(Thanks Ned)"The skis just popped me up out of the snow and I went screaming down the hill on a high better than any heroin junkie." She Ra
02-17-2012, 12:17 PM #302
Has anybody ever skied the Quake Lake slide (or heard of it being done)? I drove by it a few days ago and it looks damn tasty...
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02-17-2012, 02:59 PM #303
02-17-2012, 05:02 PM #304Registered User
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02-17-2012, 05:06 PM #305
I just want to hear the joke. Here, I'll start.
Where do you get dragon milk?
edit: Boom Heir, saw an article in Backcountry a few years ago about skiing the Quake path, author ends up triggering a slide while on it. I'll see if I still have it around.
Last edited by ODHGABFE; 02-17-2012 at 09:22 PM.I think the potato gun proved the stability.
02-17-2012, 05:27 PM #306
In other news... when you live in Denver like I do you drive more than you shred. But not to worry, I ski vicariously through my homeboy's blog. Fits nicely, buried here on pg 13 of the Jellystone thread. You'll all dig on it, maybe even john cunt.
http://cookecitychronicle.blogspot.com/As a snowboarder... i fucking hate snowboarders in general. -advres
02-18-2012, 04:23 PM #307
Dee Are that is awesome. Just the hit of ski porn I needed. I took a walk up to Blackmore basin on Tuesday and made a few powder turns,
felt good at the time but alas, that is the last I'll be seeing of the mountains again for awhile. This has been quite a rollercoaster, but I think I am beggining to learn how to ride it. Can't wait to get out again, you can be sure I'm motivated."The skis just popped me up out of the snow and I went screaming down the hill on a high better than any heroin junkie." She Ra
02-18-2012, 06:46 PM #308
Tone, what exactly are you dealing with? Gettin lots of swelling, or just big time pain? Just curious. Glad you got out, looks like a nice day.
02-18-2012, 07:24 PM #309I think the potato gun proved the stability.
02-18-2012, 08:32 PM #310
Whoever makes the vids up there is getting pretty good. It was puking so hard at the end of the day today it was tough to 10 feet in front of me and I heard the tram was 0 viz all day. Tomorrow oughta be real good.
02-19-2012, 06:56 PM #311
Some Big Sky stoke from today. Busiest I've ever seen the mountain, but as usual the people spread out and there was a bunch of fresh snow piled up from the last couple days mixed in with a healthy helping of rocks. Skied Pinnacles, a couple Bowl laps, the Gullies (anyone who was in the tram line and saw my friend tomahawk through 3rd, he's fine...) and Highway up on Challenger. Should still be some leftovers for tomorrow, and hopefully less people.
02-20-2012, 10:55 AM #312Registered User
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This is neither here nor there, but I wear a transceiver at all times when skiing off Lone Peak these days. I was talking to a volunteer patroller one day and he suggested it and I thought that's a damn good idea. As he said, What are you trying to do, save batteries?
02-22-2012, 04:41 AM #313
O.K. bumping this thread for the folks who are surely going to be getting out and after it.
Yesterday and last night we picked up deceptively small amounts of snow down south in BS. 3-5-7" at most.
However the winds have been just about right to load the shit out of things and the temps have been steadily rising from very chilly on Monday to downright balmy today. We now have an upside down new snowpack on top of the garbage that has been with us all season but til now has lacked the load needed to wake up.
Saw lots of 2'+ deep pockets yesterday, probably much deeper this a.m.
Watch your ass and be careful, especially if heading to Lone Lake or other easily accessible areas off the tram or from Beehive.
Please, no more "vibes" threads.
02-23-2012, 06:59 PM #314
Dumpage for the little guys! 3 ft at Lost Trail, 25" at Showdown. Woohoo!
02-23-2012, 07:20 PM #315
Heading up to Bozeman from SLC tomorrow with the girlfriend to pick up a 4 Wheel Camper. Most likely skiing Saturday/Sunday at Moonlight, maybe Big Sky if a deal comes through. Black Jacket, Dark Gray Pants, RC112's. If anyone is going to be around and wants to show us the goods shoot me a pm.
02-23-2012, 08:01 PM #316Registered User
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Thanks for hooking up my bro and his chica, much appreciated! They were stoked for the change of scenery from the Flathead and loved the lack of "ya bra" vibe that both BS and Bridger can fall victim to. I owe ya!
02-24-2012, 04:55 PM #317
Most of ON3P's 12/13 demo fleet will be at Big Sky tomorrow (sorry, not bridger this time around) as our guys roll through Montana on their way to Powder Week.
Here is the details they left me....
"We will be at the pay parking lot by the summit hotel at 8am to get people out on skis, ski until lunch, meet at 1230 PM to swap out skis and ski until 4 PM.
We will need anyone demoing skis to fill out a liability release form and if you are under 18 your parents need to sign it. Email email@example.com if you need to have your parents sign ahead of time."
Look for this following car...
Wish we could have done bridger as well, but not in the cards this time.
02-24-2012, 04:57 PM #318
Excellent. I will be there to demo some skis. Pumped for this!
02-24-2012, 05:15 PM #319
Nice! You fellas are going to miss the storm rolling in. Well... You'll get snow most of tomorrow.
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02-26-2012, 09:55 PM #320
Missed out on the pow at Bridger today, but had a fun day at the really Big Sky. An A-Z, 3 trams, (1/2 hour wait each time- seems like it's a little more crowded there these days;granted it was a weekend day) a few Dakotas and several high-speed Andesite runs. Also spotted a very funny "I'll Go Back To Bridger When You Go Back To Michigan" sticker retort in the ongoing "rivalry". I'm a Bridger guy, but feel lucky to have a high quality alternative option and change of pace nearby. Lone Peak is a most impressive massif and it sure is fun to ski at a different area from time to time. Sure is nice to have it feel like full on ski season finally!Buy the ticket...take the ride.
02-27-2012, 11:25 AM #321
02-27-2012, 02:12 PM #322
Edit to add pictures
demoing some ON3Ps in Buffalo Jump. This sweet looking pocket of fluff turned out to be a pile of rocks.
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02-29-2012, 01:46 PM #323
Just got a marketing email from Big Sky - I guess they're doing Disneyland-style 'fast passes' for the tram where you can now reserve a walk-on tram at a certain specified time slot. Have they been doing this before? Surely lots of 'otans will be jumping all over this for the ride up and back down...Originally Posted by BSS
02-29-2012, 02:39 PM #324
02-29-2012, 02:55 PM #325
Dunno what they mean by "1/3rd of tram capacity. Does that mean they're gonna let 5 people per cabin go up with this system? However, I don't see why the locals will get mad. They'll be free and available first come first serve at the ticket windows with a season pass or day ticket...so the minnesotans who roll out of bed around 10am after a night of drinking at Whiskey Jack's probably will not get them and the people who wait an hour for swifty and the triple likely will get them when they show up at the resort at 8am. I'm just surprised they're not charging for this.