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  1. #1
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    Cool Photo TR: The Week of the Storm: Day 3

    This IS the week of the season. It's been snowing almost non-stop since Saturday night and isn't predicted to stop until late Friday night. Some spots in northern Colorado are already reporting over 45" of new snow since Saturday, with another 2'+ by the time it's all said and done. Temps have been hovering in the middle teens since the storm started, making for some of the driest and lightest cold smoke we've seen all season long.

    The stoke has been rising throughout the entire state in anticipation of the Big Storm. I've been getting calls from old friends who usually only call when it's absolutely epic.

    Me: "Hey, it's great to hear from ya, where are you?"

    Friend: "Neck deep in cotton candy-like blower...."

    Me: "Great! Looks like I picked the wrong week to work..."

    Friend: "Our skin track was thigh-waist deep this morning. I've never seen anything like it...."

    Me: [insert jealous voice] "That's great, that's really great....Good for you...Work has been absolutely killer lately. Prolly not quite as fun as trench town, but pretty close"

    Friend: "Hey, sorry to cut this call short, but we gotta get an early start today because we're pretty sure our skin track from yesterday is filled in and we're gonna have to put in some extra work today to reach the goods. Have a fun day at work! We'll send you some pics.

    [Phone clicks]

    Me: " "

    45 seconds later I send an email to my boss telling her I'll be out of the office for some personal reasons the next day....

    I haven't been to Berthoud since early November, so it was fun to check out the area and see how everything has filled in over the season. Met some new maggots as well as some old faces, making a solid and fun crew. It was still snowing lightly as we drove up the pass. By sunrise the clouds had parted a bit, making for a beautiful start to the morning:






    Some lingering valley vapor clouds working up the north side of the pass:











    GFP mesmerized by the electrifying sunrise:





    Little did we know hikeforturns was further up the shoulder snapping some pics as well. I figured it was a maggot. The next lap we connected and cranked out a few laps together.


    2nd lap down lift gulley, iski:





    GFP:










    Mmmm, the gurge:






    Next lap we met up with hikeforturns and continued to bask in the deep.


    GFP:






    Hollywood rock:











    hikeforturns surfing:










    GFP checking out of the whiteroom:





    Rush cliffs:






    iski:





    Coming outta Rush chute:






    Clouds and sun battling it out:








    GFP checking back in to the whiteroom:







    It was good:









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    Arrow

    After several laps we met up with samuelf, tubesag, Phish, and Sabastian for a couple more laps before calling it a day. We had a great group and skied a couple of fun lines on the west side. Skiing with maggots always kicks ass. We had a good vibe going and everyone charged hard.


    Samuelf hitting the lower part of Gaffney's Playground:









    He stomped it clean and skied away. Nice hit Sam.



    Tubesag dipping into the white room:










    Tubesag hitting shelf rock next to Gaffney's playground:






    Slayin' pow:






    samuelf:






    He likes to stay in the air most of the time:






    Phish skied a nice, fast, and fluid line from the top of the Rush/Nitro headwall>Rush Chute>lower apron. Some nice pow turns at the top:









    He was moving too fast for me to catch the rest of the run, but he slayed it properly.



    Phish near the 80s:














    Helluva day spent with the maggots. A Winter Storm Warning is in effect as I type, so stay tuned for some more....

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    Damn, that looked fun! Those pics actually make me want to go jump off of something

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    Thumbs up

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    Indeed!!
    "They don't think it be like it is, but it do."

  6. #6
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    Awesome!!!!!! You freaking rock at photog'ing!

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    OH MY FUCKING GOD!!!!!!

    AWESOME!

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    great stoke...... schweeeeeeeet pics!!!!
    Don't be that guy. That guy is dead.
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    Good, real good.

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    Thumbs up

    Fucking Colorado never gets any snow. That place sucks. Nice pics iski.

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    Damn fine looking playground of fun there, all those hits looked pretty yummy, wish I could have been to that party...gotta show me that spot when I visit again, pretty please with sugar and a candied cherry on top?

    Oh, and nice friggin photos as usual.

    peace,
    D.
    "There's a truth that sanity denies...." --Sprung Monkey

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    SSSCCCCHHHWWWWEEEEEEEEEETTT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Wowie Zowie!

    Thanks for that Dave... I am now more obligated to play hookie than ever.

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    Sweet pics, what type of camera do you use?

    Berthoud is skiing well right now.
    Last edited by Ireallyliketoski; 02-28-2007 at 10:08 AM.

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    Awesome pics once again!

    It was great making turns with you Dave and it was nice meeting everyone else. Hope to ski with all you guys again soon.

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    Slayin' it

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    Amazing stoke, amazing! Right now I am sitting in a ad company meeting developing an event for April- luckily I am sitting at the corner of the board table and nobody can see my computer screen. My skin is crawling seeing it snow outside and hearing the reports come out of these TRs. I think I'm going to have to ski Vail tomorrow and Friday. Or the Jane....or the Beav. STOKE STOKE STOKE STOKE STOKE STOKE STOKE STOKE STOKE STOKE STOKE STOKE STOKE STOKE STOKE STOKE STOKE STOKE STOKE STOKE STOKE STOKE STOKE STOKE STOKE STOKE STOKE STOKE STOKE STOKE STOKE STOKE STOKE STOKE STOKE STOKE STOKE STOKE STOKE STOKE STOKE STOKE STOKE STOKE STOKE STOKE STOKE STOKE STOKE STOKE STOKE STOKE STOKE STOKE STOKE STOKE STOKE STOKE STOKE STOKE STOKE STOKE STOKE STOKE STOKE STOKE STOKE STOKE STOKE STOKE STOKE STOKE STOKE STOKE STOKE STOKE STOKE STOKE STOKE STOKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    This is one of those threads where it will be bumped a year from now and someone will think "I remember that day."


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    Looks fluffy.

    I like it. Like it a lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iskibc View Post
    This IS the week of the season.
    Mmmm, the gurge:

    These past two weeks are why this board continues to exist with such force.

    I HEART the gurge. Keep bringin' it!
    "In the woods, we return to reason and faith. There I feel that nothing can befall me in life, no disgrace, no calamity, (leaving me my eyes,) which nature cannot repair." -Emerson

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    kick ass pics

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    I particularly like this shot.

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    What......the hell......was......I......thinking.......?

    Awesome pics!

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    I am so FKN Stoked on this TR...

    Good work!!

    I finally get to get some of these turns tomorrow and Friday.....SOOO $$$$$

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    arrrrrggggghhhh!!!!

    stupid job.

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