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    2012-2013 Euro Season Review (Western CH Edition)

    What a season. Best in 28 years according to reports. So much pow. Not enough time off.

    Here are some highlights of 2012-2013 in Western CH and the area.

    Music by Method Man



    Early December...3...2...1...dropping



    Geo039 killing it Leysin



    KKrizzknuckles



    Tamster



    Skiing the road back to the lift first day of the season



    Chandlin with Incompetent Boob









    Zinal time!






    Solo day in Vicheres



    Another pow day...Les Marecottes with Geo039









    It's not a euro TR without food



    And a view...Vicheres again



    Things got a little windripped at New Years so we had to do other things in La Fouly






    And drinking of course

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    January rolls in, Happy New Year!

    Glacier3000 pow day. Never so early in the Combe.






    My buddy McLovin hittin' frontside



    Pretty damn stoked on Jan 2



    Verbier, Mont Fort Backside with Tamster, BobinCH, and Incompetent Boob




    First time for the Tamster, she rocked!



    Boob



    YEah, we skied THAT.



    Time to change the language. Headed to Courmayeur for a fantastic pow day.

    It got cloudy so we did a lap off the top then moved into the trees



    Geo039 reppin' the Downskis in da pillows



    Boob jumpin' that bitch ass tree(tm)



    McLovin



    Yo Yo YO!

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    February and midwinter pow time

    Back to Chandolin with McLovin and Incompetent Boob



    Killin' the pow



    And killin' the food



    Back to Leysin with Tamster and McLovin















    FINALLY, I hook up with local legend Orash111 for a massively fun day at Les Marecottes










    Back to G3000, top to bottom laps all day long. All. Day. Long. Took more video than pics. Video coming soon.

    Ripzcam following McLovin



    Boob taking off






    Mid-Feb and doing it again at G3000. Hit the backside this time - 2000m top to bottom! Pow!



















    Got a little scrappy late Feb so went to Nax to explore and ski some pistes and eat some croutes





    Kitty loves Downskis!

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    March petered out a bit for pow. S'ok, we can always get high and find a little pow.

    Verbier again with McLovin and Incompetent Boob. Stairway to Heaven.






    Followed by a Method Man/Redman + Cypress Hill concert in Crans Montana.







    Back to G3000. Another pow day. This time with Geo039 and KKrizzknuckles.










    Long time since we saw Ovronnaz. With McLovin and Tamster.

    Tamster



    McLovin






    Kitty guards the downskis back home






    April comes around and the big stuff is ready.

    Verbier, watching Incompetent Boob ski Bec des Rosses while extremely jetlagged.



    And made new friends



    Squeezing out one last pow day at G3000



    Luckier than most



    How was the season?

    Last edited by Ripzalot; 05-05-2013 at 12:38 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ripzalot View Post
    Big guy looks happy to see you!

    Great pictures!

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    Nice. We had some amazing days out there this season.

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    What a great season already dreaming of January.

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    Nice review! Thanks for sharing.

    Still trying to squeeze out a few spring tours...... but summer is approaching fast.
    Will get on the bike at some point also, but have not even cleaned it yet from the last season. Ouuuch.......

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    Sorry, but that place ain't got nothing on Okemo
    All the years combine
    they melt into a dream

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    jeez, i am sitting in McD's in Jackson, WY trying to load all these great photos thru a 1/2" pipe :-)
    i will have to try another time where i can grab more bandwidth.

    from what I could see, the Western CH tribe had a great season!!!
    when not on the snow what else do i do...

    http://www.jatho-craftsman.blogspot.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by IridePow View Post
    Nice review! Thanks for sharing.

    Still trying to squeeze out a few spring tours...... but summer is approaching fast.
    Will get on the bike at some point also, but have not even cleaned it yet from the last season. Ouuuch.......
    yeah, i got a couple tix left for cham. will try to get a day in may. then will turn to dh biking. looking forward to that actually.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lostinthetrees View Post
    jeez, i am sitting in McD's in Jackson, WY trying to load all these great photos thru a 1/2" pipe :-)
    i will have to try another time where i can grab more bandwidth.

    from what I could see, the Western CH tribe had a great season!!!
    TRIBE TEAM EXTREME!


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    This is a really cool picture. Nice stoke man

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    12-13 and counting. Chapeau my friend

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    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. Thanks though for that compliment. Was sweet ripping up pow together.

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    nice.
    It's a war of the mind and we're armed to the teeth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orash111 View Post
    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. Thanks though for that compliment. Was sweet ripping up pow together.
    who around here has skied the eiger west face?

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    Very nice Jay.
    _____________________________________

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    Nice, Jay! Time to head up the Aiguille de Midi and bag some May touring lines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jumpturn View Post
    Nice, Jay! Time to head up the Aiguille de Midi and bag some May touring lines.
    Sounds like a plan. Orash, whachadoin?

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    that switzerland place looks kinda ok, I guess.

    I like your animal friends.
    Ich bitte dich nur, weck mich nicht.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ripzalot View Post
    Sounds like a plan. Orash, whachadoin?
    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.

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    Just Splendid.
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    Nice one Ripz!

    We should get together and ski again some time next season.

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    nice pussy
    fur bearing, drunk, prancing eurosnob

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