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  1. #1
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    Cool First pow turns of 2005/06 - Highwood Pass TR 9/11/05

    Well, first pow in North America, anyways.

    Headed out today to take advantage of an early season storm that had been pounding the Canadian Rockies since Friday. Tried to get up to Fortress ski hill, but couldn't make it up the road with front-wheel drive and chains. So drove another half hour on the nicely plowed road to Highwood Pass, elevation 7,200.

    It looked promising even at the parking lot.


    Ran into a group of seven snowboarders and joined up with them to play safe. No skiers out today, just the single plankers.

    Post holing up. About three feet of heavy pow, so not too tough hiking.


    Amazing coverage. Not a rock was hit all day. Better than mid-season at the resorts last winter.


    Sweet turns every which way you pointed it.


    Some rather fine tree lines for September.


    So what do young snowboarders do when surrounded by fields of untracked pow? Build a booter!


    I have no idea what this move is called for I am a hucking jong. But I do like the looks of that slope in the distance.


    Back to the pow.




    By 2:30 pm I was knackered and headed down to the highway. By then the snow lower down was turning to smoo from the sun.

    In the parking lot some tourists had kindly erected a statue to mark the first awesome day of the new season.







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    Too sick. It was 90F here today.

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    September KILLIN' IT!
    Live To Ski!

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    nice TR, thats getting me ready for a sick season!

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    That rocks, sweet pow in September.

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    No fucking way! What a quick transformation.

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    Is this a sick joke? Unreal!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I want to drive north, NOW!

  8. #8
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    looks fucking awesome...way to get after it...

    hopefully we will have some new fresh during this month...

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    I think this is the first TR of the 05/06 NA season. Nice job!
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    strong to quite strong.
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    AHHH!!!!! and when I say that I mean AWESOME!!
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  13. #13
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    What.the.fuck. That looks incredible! I'm salivating over here. Just awesome.

    Here's to a good season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlurredElevens
    strong to quite strong.
    Indeed indeed.

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    I'll be riding a motorcycle thru that area on Monday afternoon. Thank GOD for heated grips and vests.

    Nice turns ....

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    Shit!! that looks sweet!!

    I need to finish getting all my gear together quick like.

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    so jealous!

    you should've said you were going if you needed a buddy to ski with, i'ld have come
    Last edited by f2f; 09-11-2005 at 08:09 PM.

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    Dammit, 94 degrees today in northern Michigan. It's definitely about time for some snow.

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    Nice work Eldo especially with the ever handy camera. You know I joke that snowboarders do that sort of thing and there's the proof. Who cares what the move is called it doesn't have much to do with skiing powder.

    Too bad you didn't hand the camera to the boarders for shots of you. Of course they might have stolen it then. (kidding)
    Last edited by L7; 09-12-2005 at 10:34 PM.
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    kick-ass!
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    Holy crap. Amazing conditions given it's not even the middle of september yet.

    Nice work.

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    Boner city!
    For sure, you have to be lost to find a place that can't be found, elseways everyone would know where it was

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    YES!!!

    FKNA that shit gets me going

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    this is painful for me to watch.. working here in the valley for four days on and four days off,, and while working i can't go out and play... but thatnks for adding some stoke to the day!! i hav ebeen eyeing up all this snow since it stopped rainging this morning... drooool

  25. #25
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    Great TR - that coverage looks incredible!

    Thanks for sharing the stoke and getting 'er done!

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