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    From a couple weeks back flying the wasatch on a...

    From a couple weeks back flying the wasatch on a booming spring day. I didn't have my camera, but my friend took this neat shot.

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  2. Most rocks higher up covered for sure, but, south...

    Most rocks higher up covered for sure, but, south facing below 8500ft still felt really boney. Jumped into homicide chute as a second run this morning. Still could use a lot of snow... Still best...
  3. Thanks for the beta! Decided to go for a hike up...

    Thanks for the beta! Decided to go for a hike up Ferguson canyon this morning instead. Got up to 9k. As expected, the last few hundred feet the snowpack felt crusted under the 2 inches of fresh and...
  4. Anyone skinned up alta the last couple of days?...

    Anyone skinned up alta the last couple of days? Their webpage doesn't list any current uphill restrictions, but I just want to double check and make sure that is correct.

    Thanks!
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    If you ever move to SLC, practice at the POTM a...

    If you ever move to SLC, practice at the POTM a lot! Top land the south side as much as possible, work on spot landings and ground handling a lot. It is one of the best places to get good fast. The...
  6. Tuesday evening provided some nice and not so...

    Tuesday evening provided some nice and not so nice turns in pipeline chute (not so nice on the exit before the apron):

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    Not skiing,but the next evening provided for some epic...
  7. Thanks, the snow was so dang buttery smooth corn...

    Thanks, the snow was so dang buttery smooth corn and like a a foot deep of it that it was not much for slide for life , even though it was consistently steep and exposed.
  8. Went up mirror lake highway on Sunday and saw...

    Went up mirror lake highway on Sunday and saw this line off the west face of Hayden, so we had to ski it. Got up there and started around 9.20am, so not very early at all. Didn't matter, snow had...
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    Thinking a similar thing. Any word on conditions?

    Thinking a similar thing. Any word on conditions?
  10. Anyone got any beta on what the flat bottom at...

    Anyone got any beta on what the flat bottom at the base of primrose cirque (right before it enters the forest) has in terms of snow coverage? This location: 40.40418, -111.6172

    Thanks in advance!
  11. Internet and general connectivity of the world...

    Internet and general connectivity of the world doesn't make it any better either. I hate to say it, but the average joe allowing anyone to follow their instagram feed, constantly posting footage and...
  12. Oddly me and my group did not find a crust this...

    Oddly me and my group did not find a crust this morning till we dipped below 8000-8200ft out of little pine chute just across the road from your line. Surface crust was up to 2.5 inches thick though...
  13. Brutah and I got a full day tour in yesterday...

    Brutah and I got a full day tour in yesterday morning on one of the Wasatch's crown jewels. Then followed a very exhausting but totally worth it full day of work for me.

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  14. Thanks, but I have always been a total wimp in...

    Thanks, but I have always been a total wimp in terms of heights for most of my life...

    It is really just like skiing or riding a bike. Start out small on the bunny slope or with training wheels...
  15. Spot on advice. One more thing, typically when...

    Spot on advice.

    One more thing, typically when flying speedwings, especially when flying them low in the mountains, we only do it when the winds are super light coming uphill or close to nothing....
  16. Straightlineorbust, lessons from one of multiple...

    Straightlineorbust, lessons from one of multiple available flying schools at the point of the mountain in draper/lehi are where you would start and then take off from there (pun intended). About 2...
  17. The powder may be gone on the south face of...

    The powder may be gone on the south face of superior, but the non existent winds Saturday morning provided for an excellent speedwing flight down the south ridge. Anyone know who the 2 climbers are? ...
  18. Thread: BettyDee

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    BettyDee was amazing and always full of stoke,...

    BettyDee was amazing and always full of stoke, both on and off the hill. It was a privilege to meet and befriend her and eventually share many amazing days this past season in chamonix. Thanks for...
  19. Couldn't have said it better myself. I was with...

    Couldn't have said it better myself. I was with powfiend almost every single day this season in chamonix and shared every single one of the same experiencies. Met Liz through some other friends and...
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    NE aspects around brighton this morning skied...

    NE aspects around brighton this morning skied well. Other stuff was definitely a bit wind scoured.
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    Lone afternoon tour today, though saw the PM's...

    Lone afternoon tour today, though saw the PM's some of you sent me, so you'll get a call soon. Patsy Marley was too deep given the density of the snow. Got some speed and good turns for a few seconds...
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    Hey All, I've moved back to the US the past...

    Hey All,

    I've moved back to the US the past couple days after 5 seasons in the alps, 4 while at the university and the last one just ski bumming in chamonix for 3 months.

    Now looking for my...
  23. Epic! Can't wait to see the even bigger lines you...

    Epic! Can't wait to see the even bigger lines you guys will hopefully get on next week after some warmer sticky snowfall.
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    meteoblue.com^^ for long term forecasts over many...

    meteoblue.com^^ for long term forecasts over many locations
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    ^^^ Glad I slept in till 2pm today.

    ^^^ Glad I slept in till 2pm today.
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    ^^^^No real good spot for snow totals in europe...

    ^^^^No real good spot for snow totals in europe as far as I know. That is one of the downsides and upsides of it. In a way if you have it figured out, you can be hitting tons of fresh without...
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    Tree skiing in Italia last friday. Hope it again...

    Tree skiing in Italia last friday. Hope it again as good as this by monday. Oh and yeah I really like face shots.


    https://vimeo.com/84882300
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    Another boring day in the alps. ...

    Another boring day in the alps.

    https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/--8jAwdoH8rM/UtGewvmYgCI/AAAAAAAAANU/abHqsSuNhJ0/w449-h599-no/DSC00214.JPG
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    ^^^They did get some pow indeed. ...

    ^^^They did get some pow indeed. http://chamconditions.blogspot.ch/ Currently in Iran till the end of november, exploring, visiting relatives, and climbing rock and mountains. Enjoy the pow all.
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    Pre-halloween last year ...

    Pre-halloween last year

    https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-HFr-tCbXguM/UkQxb5mYjHI/AAAAAAAAAMg/WI9ATcQvbQE/w800-h600-no/Halloween+SKI.jpg
  31. I remember this when it was talked about in snow...

    I remember this when it was talked about in snow for euros back in 2011. Western alps were desperate for snow then. Nice photos.
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    I'm still here. Finishing my phd in like 6 weeks...

    I'm still here. Finishing my phd in like 6 weeks though, but likely back for three months jan-March to skibum.
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    Tough choices yes. Looking like I may just spend...

    Tough choices yes. Looking like I may just spend Jan to March in the alps again though, cause I likely don't have anyone I know already in BC, I know way more people in the alps and I still have a...
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    Fly with the gear. I always do when I go back and...

    Fly with the gear. I always do when I go back and forth between switz and utah. Never an issue. I never get charged extra for a ski bag either. I just take it as my only piece of luggage and pack the...
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    sick!!!!!

    sick!!!!!
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    A question for you euros who have been in the...

    A question for you euros who have been in the alps way longer than me.

    I've been here for 4 seasons, but was thinking of doing next season in BC. Resorts are more crowded, but it snows tons,...
  37. Thread: Kya, my dog

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    I have the same relation with my dog. Hope he...

    I have the same relation with my dog. Hope he lives as long as yours did. Great fun they are.
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    ^^^ They were really fast to climb the part after...

    ^^^ They were really fast to climb the part after the bershrund in just 1.5 hrs. I'd probably have climbed to the summit, just because I'd not want to put my board on in the middle of the face...
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    I wish I was. Too much work finishing this damn...

    I wish I was. Too much work finishing this damn PhD and bad luck being gone on the weekends when we get good weather.

    Though as soon as I saw this photo I knew where you had gone this weekend. If...
  40. I saw this a while back. Seems like Gilles has a...

    I saw this a while back. Seems like Gilles has a big love for the Dent Blanche and already did the line lookers right.

    Fucking awesome what they did though. Hats off to them all!

    Can't wait to...
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    Yeah, cedric really knows how to take good photos.

    Yeah, cedric really knows how to take good photos.
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    Sub glacial runs topping out at 3200m plastered...

    Sub glacial runs topping out at 3200m plastered with snow and it is the end of may...

    Awesome!

    In the flat lands of canada right now. Back at the end of the week. Can't wait.

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    Total win!

    Total win!
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    Midi went well monday. We did two vallee...

    Midi went well monday. We did two vallee blanches, one in bright sunshine, cold pow+first tracks. The 2nd in wetter pow, snowfall, and just enough visibility.

    I'm still waiting for friends who...
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    Wait a go bettydee! We still have barely ever...

    Wait a go bettydee! We still have barely ever shredded together despite being in the same areas for so long. Maybe next year. Keep on ripping it up!
  46. Gonna try and ski a few steeps this weekend, but...

    Gonna try and ski a few steeps this weekend, but probably in the argentiere basin instead of the midi. Last weekend they have the GM lifts open, so it has to be done.
  47. Me a local legend? Why thank you, but I doubt...

    Me a local legend? Why thank you, but I doubt that's true. You've been in CH much longer than me so I doubt I can be called local. Plus I look up to so many others for inspiration myself. ...
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    Hopefully, so long as we get some clear weather...

    Hopefully, so long as we get some clear weather windows again.
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    So I assume by this it means that in the case...

    So I assume by this it means that in the case where lines like this have not been skiied on yet, the snow on them will be real good now?

    BTW, is there any steep lines left in the argentiere...
  50. Thread: 3 hour tour

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    Sweet, good times with the family and the dog.

    Sweet, good times with the family and the dog.
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