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  1. #1
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    TR: Two weeks in Silverton [NSFD]

    Spent the last two weeks in the Silverton area and had great string of days. As the title suggests, this TR is not safe for dial up.

    Arrived to a nice sunset in Durango and drove up to purg for a warm up day catskiing.


    Cat day was a good warm up. Definitely not gnar, but lots of runs (short) and nice guides to spend a day with. Highlight was probably riding for 20 minutes to the cat in this device


    A shot of the terrain we were cruising


    Next day up to Silverton to ski the area for the first time since the last storm had dropped some fresh.
    View from the top of the lift with a future objective in the background


    Warren from Idaho ripping up Raff (sound off if you're on here)


    Looking back up after run two


    And then Jacks Ol Twat was ready to drive us back to the lift


    Then the heli came out and took us atop the Grande
    [video pending]
    [ame="http://www.vimeo.com/8514355"]Heli to the Grande - Silverton, CO on Vimeo[/ame]


    One of the dudes I went up with on the Grande


    Looking back up


    Cool shot of the Heli landing on Butterbowl


    The next morning I drove a buddy down to Durango to fly out. Low light in the Silverton area makes for very pretty images. A few:







    Later that day I hooked up with a crew down from Telluride heading over (with mechanical assistence) to Meatball (the center couloir below)

    Didn't have the camera this day, still hoping the Telluride crew sends over some pics. Rob, hook it up if you see this! The couloir was pretty much survival, but as soon as it widened out the apron was some of the best turns of the trip.

    The next day I was able to hook up with a buddy, ML, who I'd met by chance this summer in LL, of all places.
    He had a friend in town and took the 2 of us and her pup out for a short tour on Red Mountain pass. (From here on, any pictures of 1TN1 should be credited to ML)
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    My first appearence in this TR


    ML coming down the first pitch




    and back down to the road (switch, obviously)


    New year's eve brought some snow to the area and ML and I made it out for an afternoon tour in Georgia Gulch across the road from the ski area.
    view from the truck


    Headin up


    The snow came down hard the whole way up. By the time we started descending, the light was low, and the snow was DEEP.
    I think this picture is a flash away from being really awesome (I am in it)


    ML, with flash on


    This next sequence ended in ~10 consecutive chest deep turns, probably the best of the trip. Racing a bit of sluff to keep things interesting, and flying down in the low and lowering light.








    And ML back down to the truck (i think he rode forwards)

    Great way to end 2009.
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    The following day (1/1) broke blue, and I woke up to this beautiful view from the ultra lux triangle motel


    A bit of a late start, but still got up to the top of the lift to see this:


    Decided to start with a hike up to Pope Face




    Thank you rope.


    A much needed break at the top


    Cover shot




    Cool sequence shot


    ML on the ridge


    Really fun day. At some point this guy showed up and all had a good laugh


    And the final day of my Silverton adventure was another nice tour with ML, Dug, and Alex + Falicia from Taos. It snowed on and off for most of the day


    Sometimes the sun would poke through






    We found that some aspects had gotten baked the day before, but were still able to find a couple of nice routes down in great snow
    Alex sending it


    ML's powderface


    and one more of yours truly


    and a pretty one to end on


    Overall it was a unbelievable trip. Great skiing at the area and in the BC, and really nice people to spend the time with. Big thanks goes out to the entire crew out in Silverton making it happen - see you all again soon

    1TN1

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    This is the coolest Silverton TR that I've seen on here.
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    I realize there is not much hope for a bullfighting forum. I understand that most of you would prefer to discuss the ingredients of jacket fabrics than the ingredients of a brave man. I know nothing of the former. But the latter is made of courage, and skill, and grace in the presence of the possibility of death. If someone could make a jacket of those three things it would no doubt be the most popular and prized item in all of your closets.

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    sweet TR. we were there the day after xmas and liked it so much we're going back later this month

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    Great shots...it is the coolest
    LET IT SNOW

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    looks like an amazing time

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    That must've took awhile to put together

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    awesome!!
    thanks for heli-stoke
    In search of the elusive artic powder weasel ...

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    TR SILVERTON

    Thanks 4 the stoke!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fastfroggy View Post
    sweet TR. we were there the day after xmas and liked it so much we're going back later this month
    what were you wearing? who skiing with?

    i was up there that day...

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    Awesome stoke!
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    Call forth the name of Ullr, and rejoice, for he hath brought forth that which you seek, that which calls to your soul, and thus, completes your existence in this world.

  12. #12
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    was there with corien and npg.

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    good tr, awesome trip.
    "If you make a splash, You SUCK!"
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    sick! so stoked to be there in 5 days!

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    SWEET! Have splitter to pic up down there ASAP. Might have to make a trek...
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    Nice TR. The base looks solid!

    On a side note, does anyone know if the Silverton Inn & Hostel is still running? I stayed there last year and enjoyed it, (the price, especially) and am trying to get in touch with them for another stay this week. However, their phone numbers seem inactive. Not looking good!

    edit: I answered my own question via another motel owner in town. Apparently the former caretaker attempted to burn the place down! So, not operational.
    Last edited by Dromond; 01-03-2010 at 09:59 PM.

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    NICE! THanks

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    Oh, hell yeah. I needed that hella heli-stoke ride with the back seat view.

    Love the oohs and ahhhs when you cleared the ridge. heh.

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    Looks like a great trip!!!!
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    "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle"--Albert Einstein

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    no way, i think i'd remember if that was me.....

    sick TR dude.
    .....I hope you know that this will go down on your permanent record

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    Cool TR! Amazing what you can do while stranded in an airport
    Give a shout next time you are in the area
    -Alex
    Gotta have more Cowbell !!!!

  22. #22
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    SICK TR!! Way to bring the stoke buddy!

  23. #23
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    The only thing I have to comment on is the sickness of the the triangle motel. Not sure if I am using sickness literally or in the hip-sense, but I did spend some quality nights between those paper thin walls
    Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way when you criticize them, you are a mile away from them and they wont have their shoes.

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    Sweet Heli Stoke. Great Pics. Thanks for taking the time to put that up! I am jealous. Now I'm sad 'cause I won't be @ Silverton this year
    "The Sausage King of Chiago"

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