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  1. #776
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buke View Post
    We ride down through the trees until you hit the old railroad grade/pct trail. From there it's a perfectly flat 15 minute skin back to the parking lot. The only problem is that you need a pretty good base for the lower treed section to be skiable due to the high amount of slide alder. It's just now getting filled in.
    thanks, that sounds a lot better than hiking back over the ridge and trying to ride back down through those dense trees and snowshoers on the road.

  2. #777
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    just got back from an hour or two up on the hill. Skipped out on alpy and hit silver fir. Ice layer is bad on anything even remotely not flat. New snow is getting deep, but it's so dry that it's not helping at all.

  3. #778
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    It's getting deeep in NW Montuckistan, wind blew 2 feet of snow into the trees and non North facing slopes. Ten degrees throughout the whole strorm, just sick sick pow, crust is gone.

  4. #779
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    I wish I had gone out today, but some errands popped up... Bluebird mass pow! I'm sure the lift lines were significant tho. Crystal and White Pass, blessed are those who made it (based on radar last night).

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    best day i've had in years up at Mt Spokane today. got sick of the wind up at Schweitzer the last few days and decided to mix things up. even with the mountain losing power at 1130 i got more good turns in than i have in the last two years it seems. a nice reminder of why i live for this sport.

  6. #781
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    Quote Originally Posted by LandShark View Post
    I wish I had gone out today, but some errands popped up... Bluebird mass pow! I'm sure the lift lines were significant tho. Crystal and White Pass, blessed are those who made it (based on radar last night).
    Crystal might have been nice. Snoqualmie got freezing rain yesterday, so despite all the fresh stuff it still doesn't look good for tomorrow.

    Keep the puking on though! I'll be at Crystal Friday and want another nice deeeeep day

  7. #782
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    Dry sunny and cold tomorrow for sure, flurries tonight. Spokane rocked, eh? Nice to hear. Haven't been there, I'm told 49 degrees has better tree runs? Love Schweitzer, it treated me so well last year - but constantly whited out and windy. They can get some wicked quality snow though.

  8. #783
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    This is what it's been like at Mission everyday for the past two weeks-
    [nomedia="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iaGlunif0KU"]YouTube - mo slomo at Mission Ridge[/nomedia]

    [nomedia="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WjQtkqzjUhc&feature=related"]YouTube - slomo in paradise[/nomedia]

  9. #784
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    anybody ski alpental late in the day today?
    is there enough snow to stay above the crust?

  10. #785
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eckels View Post
    anybody ski alpental late in the day today?
    is there enough snow to stay above the crust?
    yes... and sometimes.
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    A mixed bag of faceshots and scraping loud snow with a bit of uncertainty on which you would get on the next turn. Super light stuff, it's going to take another 10" to bury the crust on the steeper stuff. Still 1,000,000x better than Tuesday which may have been all time on the suck meter.

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  11. #786
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    were the bc gates open/worth skiing?

  12. #787
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    Quote Originally Posted by LandShark View Post
    Dry sunny and cold tomorrow for sure, flurries tonight. Spokane rocked, eh? Nice to hear. Haven't been there, I'm told 49 degrees has better tree runs? Love Schweitzer, it treated me so well last year - but constantly whited out and windy. They can get some wicked quality snow though.
    surprisingly the snow was in better shape at spokane today than it had been at schweitzer. my brothers and old man went to schweitzer today and said it was amazing as well.

    schweitzer's definitely done it for me growing into more advanced skiing, there definitely aren't steeps/drops that compare anywhere else around here. day to day its the best option, but pow day, i'd rather be at spokane. if you know the right areas to drop in on the trees off of 4, there isnt better tree skiing around, and combine that with maybe 20 people skiing the chair at any given time = money. try it out some time when they get a dump

  13. #788
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    Wild side Wednesday delivered! (even though they have been open all week)

  14. #789
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    alpental stoke from monday:
    [ame="http://vimeo.com/18290406"]http://vimeo.com/18290406[/ame]

  15. #790
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    Thanks for the tip Shroomz, I'll definitely go there within the next month. Got some 2 for 1's to use there and 49 degrees also whoop whoop!

    Edit-
    Mission's looking good... but i'm bringing my rock board pho sho. This is a really cool Mission video with Glen Plake I just came across:
    [nomedia="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RuqxRDbiunM&feature=related"]YouTube - Glen Plake at Mission Ridge Ski Resort in Wenatchee, WA[/nomedia]
    Last edited by LandShark; 12-30-2010 at 07:13 AM. Reason: linx

  16. #791
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    I guess I'll add a quick POV vid of White Pass from Tuesday. My first one so not really that great. On my other clips the lens was iced over so all I had after realizing that and wiping it clean was these two short runs with not much vertical before the battery went dead in the Contour, but it shows the snow. It's stoke nonetheless.


  17. #792
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    is that new terrain as flat as it looks? Looks like it would be a green run if not for the trees?

  18. #793
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    Just a few scenics fm Xtal. Cold and blue skies with light shin to knee deep. Managed to score several very nice runs on Green Valley, as well as HC and South Back. Happy New Year!

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    Quote Originally Posted by doughboyshredder View Post
    is that new terrain as flat as it looks? Looks like it would be a green run if not for the trees?
    Yeah, it's a couple hundred feet of decent angle vertical, and then flat as eff. The best thing about the new terrain is that it spreads out the crowds so well to keep lift lines to a minimum. I still like the old steep terrain better, but like I said, my lens was iced over for those clips.

    Here is a pic looking up at what I skied down. That's me in the orange jacket.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Toadman View Post
    Just a few scenics fm Xtal. Cold and blue skies with light shin to knee deep. Managed to score several very nice runs on Green Valley, as well as HC and South Back. Happy New Year!

    ...snip crystal pics...
    Wow, that looks much better than expected. Is there anything left for tomorrow? 90% sure that's the direction I'm headed.

    Anyone up for some Southback turns tomorrow? I'll be there early, in line when the chair starts loading (I never seem to get early enough for first chair, but usually in the first ten).

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  21. #796
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eckels View Post
    alpental stoke from monday:

    that POV was Alpental rad- nice lines in Breakover and Shot6. I was standing next to you in the lift line.



    A lot more crowded today with colder temps and true bluebird skies, but once again spot on openings by the patrol. Elevator open first thing allowed me to get first tracks down the Fan despite being back ~30 chairs from the front. Much closer to the drop on the 10 am HighT- sweet blower pow skied better on the lower angle than the steeps where the frozen layer could still be felt.
    Move upside and let the man go through...

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    there were some faceshots had at stevens today
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    Hey Phill, why don't you post your tax returns, here on TGR, asshole. And your birth certificate.

  23. #798
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    Conditions at Crystal were horrible

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chainsaw_Willie View Post
    Wow, that looks much better than expected. Is there anything left for tomorrow? 90% sure that's the direction I'm headed.

    Anyone up for some Southback turns tomorrow?
    It was much better than I expected. That's the deepest reported 5" new I've ever skied. It's really cold up there, so it should keep the snow nice and light for the crowds tomorrow.
    "We don't beat the reaper by living longer, we beat the reaper by living well and living fully." - Randy Pausch

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    I just saw on the news that Crystal was turning people away today as the parking lots were all full. Good lord, there's going to be some stash searching going on tomorrow.
    ...Some will fall in love with life and drink it from a fountain that is pouring like an avalanche coming down the mountain...

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