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04-26-2012, 09:41 PM #1
TR: Salivating the Silky Snow @ Silverton Mountain, CO - 03/22/12
Silverton + New Snow + Bluebird = RAD!
March 22nd, 2012
Location: Silverton Mountain, Colorado, United States of America, situated between NYC and SF.
Weather: Bluebird, no wind, powder, and temps in the 40s
Riders: Skier666, GeOFF, Aaron B., and others
Cameramen: Skier666, GeOFF
POV VIDEO – Salivating Silky Snow @ Silverton Mountain
Music: Amon Tobin – ‘Angel of Theft’
The 2nd trip to Silverton this season was booked with fingers crossed for good snow. After a week of warm temps, a surprise storm rolled through Tahoe and onward to Southern Colorado leaving almost 2 feet of the white stuff. Upon my arrival, I was greeted with blue skies, great snow, and a great group of guys to take a few heli laps in the sun.
Better yet I was finally able to take a few laps with owner Aaron Brill and ski a few new lines like Scarface, Pequeno uno, and Meatball Hero. I would HIGHLY recommend a day up there if you’ve never been. Props to Aaron for taking us to the goods...safely, and only trying a few times to get me to head with them to AK for the….’last spot.’ Heh.
We arrive at our first lap and figure out what to do…
The GNAR couloir looking tasty…
A quick run down Dolores provided mostly cold smoke pow, and GeOFF drops in…
The second lap on Riff shows T-dog (our guide) milking his turns…
I enjoyed myself…
FAST and SMOOTH…
This yellow contraption forced us to get on board…
The first lap was to the usual Pyramid area with a nice consistent pitch and mostly bomber snow...
See, I told you…
Our next options were somewhere up near Grande and Pequeno…
Now Aaron is showing us around and trying to find a unique spot to land…
Yep, that’s the LZ….heh.
Aaron knows where’s he’s going right?
GeOFF is from LA, so he’s super creative….
I guess we’ll go across this…
Pequeno uno from the top…
Down Scarface…666 does some avalanche work…
GeOFF makes it look easy..
This run looks decent…
The lower section was buttery smooth…and the Jag Sharks were relieved to finally ski pow!
GeOFF makes a descent..
Aaron slithers through a crack when we all make it down safely…
Aaron convinces us for another lap…
This time, we head across the valley in a zone called Meatball Hero….nice views of the stuff just hiking distance off the chair…
San Juans etc…looking mean.
The real GNAR lookers left of GNAR couloir…heh
Just a cool place in ColoRADo….
Did I forget to mention Heli-hoodie skiing? Pretty damn cool feeling. Oh, and all that stuff is within their permit for skiing…just charter the heli and go!
Last edited by skier666; 04-30-2012 at 12:39 PM.
04-26-2012, 09:41 PM #2
Whoa….this guy is from LA!!!!
And he drops in…
Thanks for leaving me so much pow….(sad face)
I guess I’ll go last…
Still good though…
Skiing is actually quite fun…
GeOFF just loves taking all the good snow…
Well, he did pay for it….
I still had some nice turns…no complaints
Back to the Tiger zones off the front…
It was ok...
Last run of the day!
Time to run back to see the kids at Telluride...
…END of TRANSMISSION
Last edited by skier666; 04-30-2012 at 12:40 PM.
04-26-2012, 10:04 PM #3
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04-26-2012, 11:07 PM #5
Well that was awesome. Great music choice as well.Hugh Conway is my moral compass.
04-26-2012, 11:51 PM #6Registered User
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I hear that guy GeOFF blows goats.There was J, Double J, KJ, JJ, another guy who said 'Just Call Me J', Shaggy, and a guy who called himself Whooshit.
04-27-2012, 03:56 AM #7sucks on the internet
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Now that took you more than a month to put up? You're slacking.
Great pics as always! BUT....better get rid of that goddamn sour kraut in your face!http://www.facebook.com/pages/www3li...ref=ts&fref=ts 3Limits Slovakia
http://www.ymli.cz/en/ski.html Rippin' Skis
04-27-2012, 07:59 AM #8Registered User
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The POV shots give the sense of anticipation and make me want to ski now.I can't believe you are a rando racer because I look so much better in Lycra than you.
People who don't think the Earth is flat haven't skied Vail.
04-27-2012, 10:18 AM #9
Bahstid stole my line that day.Merde De Glace
04-27-2012, 10:21 AM #10
looks like you scored on the conditions for sure. awesome stoke."Fuck the ski hill and your ego, go ski touring" - PS
04-27-2012, 11:14 AM #11
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04-27-2012, 01:46 PM #13
I love Silverton!!! Planning next year already.
04-27-2012, 11:40 PM #14Registered User
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- Oakland, CA
Another 666 production of the highest quality.
04-28-2012, 06:35 AM #15
Thanks 666!!Always Fight Gravity
04-28-2012, 07:21 PM #16
Sick. Definitely a spot on my radar for next season. Thanks for the stoke!Originally Posted by DoWork
04-29-2012, 05:28 PM #17
i finally made it out to silverton this year.
we had blizzard conditions with ~50 mph sustained winds,
white outs @ ~100',
6-18" of windblown pow over heavily sun baked spring snow.
it was awesome.
i still remember our guides initial instructions for our first pitch:
"If you go left, DO NOT FALL, there is a CLIFF to the left, you will go OVER THE CLIFF!!"In search of the elusive artic powder weasel ...
04-29-2012, 08:42 PM #18Registered User
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Slight improvement in the conditions vs. when I was there in December
04-30-2012, 09:17 AM #19
666 getting Silvy in good snow - wheeeeee!_______________________________________________
"Strapping myself to a sitski built with 30lb of metal and fibreglass then trying to water ski in it sounds like a stupid idea to me.
I'll be there." ... Andy Campbell
05-01-2012, 06:10 AM #20
Awesome TR and some great photos. Makes me want to hit up Silverton next year...