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    Enough with the avi hype! Let's go ride pillows...

    Enough with the avi hype! Let's go ride pillows and get faceshots in the flats instead of generating hype on the interwebz! 177042
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    176717 Throwback to last weekend when it still...

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    Throwback to last weekend when it still somewhat resembled winter at 11k. When people start talking about Reno sushi you know it's time for a vacation
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    Lake Tahoe 2015/16 - Year of Godzilla Baby Jesus

    Went out searching for good sheltered snow last week after the snow176396

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    Was so good we decided to go back for seconds...
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    Yup, we took the lazy mans approach. snowmobiles...

    Yup, we took the lazy mans approach. snowmobiles to ellery lake, skinned ellery upto chute out, where we boot packed. Snow was firm wintery in both chutes. Then death crust below with some stale...
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    Eastside Conditions Thread

    Went down to lee vining this weekend to see if we could get high enough to put on our ski gear 176378

    Turns out all you need at 1200 ft is just a base layer right now. Great boot packing...
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    Being charged a felony for skiing a closure is...

    Being charged a felony for skiing a closure is fucking retarded and exactly what I hate about skiing in America. Let people take responsibility for their own actions. I rode this same zone on Monday...
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    Anyone make it upto rose today? Way to wet and...

    Anyone make it upto rose today? Way to wet and heavy on the summit. Hoping that relay might be high enough for some decent turns
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    When everyday of last week was 5 star powder...

    When everyday of last week was 5 star powder everywhere until Friday when that stupid ball of fire decided to show its face and wake us up into to a California reality from a BC dream it's easy to...
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    Thank god the snow finally went to shit this...

    Thank god the snow finally went to shit this weekend so I could get some work done 😆
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    Ok I took it too far; D3 possible and a larger...

    Ok I took it too far; D3 possible and a larger more serious scenario might happen every 40 years or longer? My point was more so that I find it strange that I hear lots more stability chatter here...
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    Its funny when people get so worked up about avi...

    Its funny when people get so worked up about avi conditions in Tahoe like its a continental snowpack with serious terrain to manage. I know its nice to show off what you learned in avi 2 with the...
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    First hand observations only. Super thick and...

    First hand observations only. Super thick and heavy. Also one of my first days in pow on skis so it made the heaviness most noticeable on my weak snowboarder quads. The best snow was on the...
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    Solid foot plus of high density snow on the...

    Solid foot plus of high density snow on the Donner summit, finally getting some northern love
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    Scuba shop in Reno is the cheepest spot to get...

    Scuba shop in Reno is the cheepest spot to get them filled in the area, 8 bucks I think?. Tahoe mountain sports in Truckee next to safeway fills or swaps too. Don't goto the backcountry though,...
  15. Thread: Mammoth 14-15

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    whats the word down there? accumulating? worth...

    whats the word down there? accumulating? worth driving down from truckee?
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    is the road through open yet on lassen?

    is the road through open yet on lassen?
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    Left side of Y was still not too soft at around...

    Left side of Y was still not too soft at around 1.30. We skied out via PCT and also rode from the summit of the no name peak above the road on the way back. It is without a doubt longer and a more...
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    http://deathofthepressbox.com/2015/04/13/why-the-s...

    http://deathofthepressbox.com/2015/04/13/why-the-squaw-alpine-gondola-wont-happen-and-why-thats-a-good-thing/

    this has me feeling a bit better about the whole situation. its likely just a...
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    here we go again with wasting money on...

    here we go again with wasting money on infrastructure that doesn't add any more skiing. I love how they think this will put them back in the top of the ski area game in north america. Im sorry but...
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    Ya usually the traverse cut isnt as bad as it is...

    Ya usually the traverse cut isnt as bad as it is now. However Id say the reverse traverse takes priority to the palisades seeing as it is the main access to allot more terrain than a small cliff...
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    The reverse traverse track is part of the...

    The reverse traverse track is part of the palisades take it or leave it. Its what separates the boys from the other boys who like to claim they are "big mountain" resort skiers. If one cannot...
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    Thanks KP! Bronco chutes conditions report...

    Thanks KP! Bronco chutes conditions report coming this afternoon. PD, my friends guiding up on Shasta this week said it was waste deep at 9000 on Tuesday! Sounded like too much of a slog in and...
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    Lots of action at the bowl today, 2 ft+ and the...

    Lots of action at the bowl today, 2 ft+ and the north facing stayed good all day. Got pretty tracked but id suspect there are a few areas that didnt get touched. Thinking about heading to relay...
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    2 ft on the crest today and no one around at...

    2 ft on the crest today and no one around at all'! Not all time but it was the best day I've had in North America this year
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    Snow for the Euros.

    You should expect to be in Val thorens on April 1st... It's spring time and over 2 weeks away it could be powder it could be mank, it could be perfect corn. In all likely hood it will be all of the...
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    I would suggest not buying a unlimited pass this...

    I would suggest not buying a unlimited pass this week if you havent already. We are in the middle of a huge storm cycle and going to the top of the midi or grand montets is not possible as the...
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    JT was the snow light still? We rode down from...

    JT was the snow light still? We rode down from the pavillion yesterday in the afternoon and the snow was wet and heavy on the ne aspects pretty much from the start. But the snow on the cables and...
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    The perfect run for me will always be Cosmique to...

    The perfect run for me will always be Cosmique to the Paraface in good condition with pow all the way down to the Mount Blanc tunnel. A virtually impossible feat; usually when there is powder down...
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    [QUOTE=peds;4424127]That's pretty much what the...

    [QUOTE=peds;4424127]That's pretty much what the snow should look like wherever you ski. In an ideal world.

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    There is still plenty of this snow around in this ideal world we call chamonix...
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    163476 This is what the snow should look like...

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    This is what the snow should look like when you ski at flegere
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    Snows all baked on the flegere side... Sounds...

    Snows all baked on the flegere side... Sounds like this your first time in Cham? What kind of camera are you shooting with and are you more interested in skiing or shooting?
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    Couple of close calls at the hellbronner...

    Couple of close calls at the hellbronner yesterday and today.

    Today I watched someone go for a big ride down the main gully where the avi fences are below the pavillion. I was standing on the...
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    Super saddened today by the loss of a tahoe...

    Super saddened today by the loss of a tahoe legend, American Dave. He was one of the most passionate people who was truly living his dreams. As I'm getting ready to leave Tahoe for Cham where 3...
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    Im sure some of you have seen the photos...

    Im sure some of you have seen the photos circulating instagram lately of terminal cancer looking to be in pretty good condition. Wondering if anyone else has been out to the rubies recently. I...
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    West face of relay ridge is great tree skiing....

    West face of relay ridge is great tree skiing. Nice long consistent pitch. I wonder if any of the protected chutes in bronco are holding snow? Kinda bummed on this juneuary forecast, but at least I...
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    Nothing to see... Move along now... :wink: ...

    Nothing to see... Move along now... :wink:



    Actually, they will ruin it next year when the "disneyland" revolving tram opens up.

    JT, not to worry this article is about the Dolomites, not...
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    New espresso bar at sugar bowl is awesome! The...

    New espresso bar at sugar bowl is awesome! The conditions are frozen, but I guess thats all the rage right now with the youngsters or something...
    Ready for some Orange County surf tomorrow
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    snow up at the bowl was pretty meh today, thin...

    snow up at the bowl was pretty meh today, thin rain crust all the way up, think and heavy below it. Fog and rime as well. Left before noon as it has been the only meh day in well over a week so...
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    Light ranger what is it about sleds a the few...

    Light ranger what is it about sleds a the few areas they are allowed that bothers you? As someone who enjoys both touring and sled touring I don't understand why people are upset by a little noise. ...
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    Last time i was up on tamarack this guy asked me...

    Last time i was up on tamarack this guy asked me "whats with all the vuvuzelas in the backcountry, what do they mean?" It took me a second to figure out what he was talking about before I realized...
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    relay was tits today, perfect windpress, fast and...

    relay was tits today, perfect windpress, fast and surfy, even some sun. Thinking tomorrow should be good up on the summit! With all this good snow we have been given I might actually be ready for...
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    Light Ranger, your the closest, but it isnt the...

    Light Ranger, your the closest, but it isnt the south face. I wouldnt recommend anyone dropping it unless you have scouted from multiple angles, thoroughly, as there are many dead ends and huge...
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    Donner summit but the other side of 80 and 40...

    Donner summit but the other side of 80 and 40 than frog lakes. You could end up down in the cedars if you really wanted to go low. The other hint is it required zero skinning to drop in but quite...
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    how much fell down there? Thinking about heading...

    how much fell down there? Thinking about heading up sonora pass on tuesday, think there is enough snow to ride sleds up the road yet from the east side of 108?
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    Found a new cool zone up around the summit,...

    Found a new cool zone up around the summit, really amazing technical ridges inbetween insanely scary narrow steep walled drainages that I would want nothing to do with. I'm wondering if anyone round...
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    It's not necessarily the avi danger I would worry...

    It's not necessarily the avi danger I would worry about this week, more so the storms coming in now through Friday. The upper mountain on Shasta is not somewhere I would want to be in bad visibility....
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    Not even raining or snowing at all at my house on...

    Not even raining or snowing at all at my house on the river off 89 a few miles north of squaw. No snow accumulation yet, seems doubtful that we will be getting this 15 inches at 6k west of 89... ...
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    How high can one get a sled up in old ski bowl?...

    How high can one get a sled up in old ski bowl? Would it be worth sledding up a ways and skinning up from there?
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    Don't go tour at rose there is a potential for...

    Don't go tour at rose there is a potential for avis and it got skied out quicker than squaw. I heard someone even dug pit and make cracky. But if you do go out make sure to ski fast and take lots of...
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    Went up to sugarbowl today and was told we are...

    Went up to sugarbowl today and was told we are not allowed to hike right now, that they are trying to "conserve their snow so they can open soon."
    Naturally we said ok and went up anyways. I think...
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