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    KW 12/12/04

    So everyone on the west coast knows that we've had some warm temps on the tail-end of the last storm. Me, Mrs. 666, with meetings with Greydon Clark, and Monster Dump rallied all over the Wood to find some entertainment.

    http://www.vidbusters.com/~casey/Tiburon_1.jpg

    We roll into the ever-shrinking space called the parking lot and see that the temp is reading 45 F..ummmmm...at 9:00 am.

    http://www.vidbusters.com/~casey/Hal_1.jpg

    First off, all the groomers were mid-winter packed powder except for the last few hundred feet of the mountain....so that was enjoyable and most surprising since I was expecting death-granular.

    http://www.vidbusters.com/~casey/Wall_12_12_04.jpg

    We soon ventured off over to the Wall where the snow wasn't half bad....the temps never dipped below freezing which was good because the snow could still be pushed around in the shade. The steep turns off the top are finally skiable again. However, venturing deeper into the gnar, glazed-untracked met us with might and Mrs. 666 came close to signing the divorce papers right then and there....so we move on.

    http://www.vidbusters.com/~casey/Fingers_12_12_04.jpg

    However, truth being said, I could still break through the crust and winter snow was buried underneath, so the more people that skied it, the better it got....I was treating it as more of a "protective layer."

    http://www.vidbusters.com/~casey/WW_12_12_04.jpg

    Rolled over to 6 for most of the day as Monster Dump and I rolled into Ski School chute a couple times. I hit the gnar off of Oops with vigor because it of the glazed-untracked I was so much learning to love. Mrs. 666 and her new Gotamas seemed to like the north facing snow of lower Chamoix, and into lower Oops...so of course, I'm not going to argue with that.

    http://www.vidbusters.com/~casey/Park_12_12_04.jpg

    At the end of the day Monster Dump, Mrs. 666 and I enjoyed a nice brewski in the sun on the patio...so yeah...it was worth it...and a good time.

    ...I wish I took more action shots...but I would have screwed those up anyway.

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    Looks fun!

    I guess January came early this year.....

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    You HAD to put that on there.....

    ...I'm betting on the "weather can turn on a dime theory"...I'll be busy for a while anyway..but once I say that on the internet...it will snow.

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    wow that forecast sucks.

    KW, as always, is still lookin fun though....the finger chutes look pretty cool right now, but I'm guessin the snow is crap on that face though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Punani
    Looks fun!

    I guess January came early this year.....
    bwa! maybe this years december is last years january, and if the converse of that holds up, then january will rawk!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyrone Shoelaces
    wow that forecast sucks.

    KW, as always, is still lookin fun though....the finger chutes look pretty cool right now, but I'm guessin the snow is crap on that face though.
    I think they are in play now. Eagle bowl is open too. Most of the the top of Wagon Wheel is now skiable too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyrone Shoelaces
    I'm guessin the snow is crap on that face though.
    All things are relative, ya spoilt bastids.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bad_roo
    All things are relative, ya spoilt bastids.

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    Ou est Les Manures? Damn!.... is that indicative of the rest of the 2000-mile long, and in many places 400 miles wide, mountain range with jagged peaks that reach over 14,000 feet?

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    No new snow in the forecast and warm temps is better than no new snow in the forecast and cold temps.

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    It sits between Meribel and Val Thorens in the Trois Vallees abd most of France is looking pretty bony right now. Still, I think a storm is forecast for Friday. I also think my brother, who has switched his 20th Dec ski week from Chamonix to Tahoe may well be SOL.

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    I'll second a Kick Ass rating for yesterday. Considering what happened during the week the snow was way better than expected. Fun lines, fast lines, sketchy lines, and good peoples. http://tetongravity.com/ubb/icons/icon14.gif That's what this stupid board is all about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by monster dump.
    I'll second a Kick Ass rating for yesterday. Considering what happened during the week the snow was way better than expected. Fun lines, fast lines, sketchy lines, and good peoples. http://tetongravity.com/ubb/icons/icon14.gif That's what this stupid board is all about.
    No way, it is about intelligent political debate and sharing your feelings, hopes and fears with strangers who could give a rats ass about your sick cat or lost car keys.

    Yesterday rocked, 3 ½ hours of sleep, 7 hours of driving, 4 cups of coffee, and skiing with a good crew = good fun. Skied until closing bell and was bummed that it had to end. The legs are sore as hell today, 3-pins and fat skis will work the body like a motherfucker.

    666, did you ski the gnarr skiers left of ski school chute proper? Someone did and it looked dicey.
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    Unless the PNW gets a miraculous dump in the next few days, I'll be making another appearance down in y'alls neck of the woods soon.
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    666, did you ski the gnarr skiers left of ski school chute proper? Someone did and it looked dicey.
    Yes...very firm wind-buffed-packed snow....almost filled in with a few sharks. The cliff at the bottom is almost gone. You can basically straight-line the whole thing, but I wanted to make some Scott Schmidt turns for fun

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    666, that is a rad avatar!

    Glad you fools had fun

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