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Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Nov 11, 2012 - 12:56pm PT
Full disclosure, I haven't thrown a rodeo seven in two years. I'm 33 now, and I'm sure my muscle memory is sufficient to allow me a sick off axis flip. Hopefully my center of gravity hasn't changed drastically enough to preclude this. ;)

Get some, snow lovers!
Jerry Dodrill

climber
Sebastopol
Nov 11, 2012 - 04:22pm PT
Yesterday in the Valley...


John M

climber
Nov 11, 2012 - 04:29pm PT
Holy Frijoles Jerry !!! Thats a stunner..
Jerry Dodrill

climber
Sebastopol
Nov 11, 2012 - 05:36pm PT
Thanks John. It was a magical day.
JOEY.F

Gym climber
It's not rocket surgery
Nov 11, 2012 - 10:51pm PT
WOW Jerry!
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Nov 12, 2012 - 03:11am PT
Sic pic Jerry!

It's Fuvking snowing alright!!!!


Angel's Crest, Squamish Chief. First winter ascent 2012?
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Nov 12, 2012 - 11:40am PT
It's still snowing and I gotta go work in it today ... Ughhh
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Nov 12, 2012 - 01:41pm PT
Big Mike, jealous...

Hoping for another winter like this (2 years ago). But this year we are building our own pulks, too old for humping big loads into the back country.

Glacier Point Road, Yosemite
Glacier Point Road, Yosemite
Credit: SCseagoat

Ground is packed, tent is set, and we even got a picture without yello...
Ground is packed, tent is set, and we even got a picture without yellow snow in it!
Credit: SCseagoat

edit: Backcountry Love; please have snow like this again.

Backcountry touring and snow camping...a love affair.
Backcountry touring and snow camping...a love affair.
Credit: SCseagoat




Susan


Jay, we did well, couldn't believe the number of jack knifed big rigs, however.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Nov 12, 2012 - 04:34pm PT
Nice Susan! Looks like fun!

It's snowing for sure...
Snow golf anyone??
Snow golf anyone??
Credit: Big Mike
east side underground

climber
Hilton crk,ca
Nov 12, 2012 - 09:13pm PT
summer's back..... no ice for you..... go climbing.....
Captain...or Skully

climber
Nov 12, 2012 - 09:20pm PT
Relax, SnowLovers. You know ALL too well the Trials & Tribulations of the dreaded Between Times.
Well, here we are again, just wait yer turn(s).....It gets better. ;-)
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 13, 2012 - 11:48am PT
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Still drier than a popcorn fart here on TheHolyMont. . . but. . . Big's gettin' somethin'!

YAY!
steve shea

climber
Nov 13, 2012 - 03:35pm PT
I just got back from five days in Summit co. Loveland A Basin and Copper. We had great weather, even six new one day for dust on crust. It was a veritable arc fest. They really know how to farm early season snow in Co. Especially Copper. Two feet of pure chalk, no rocks with the odd patch of frozen liquid just to keep you honest. Ripping good fun to start the ski year. Ski teams from all over the world training full speed GS on the new FIS mandated 35m radius skis for good imagery. Remember folks the lifts are there for a reason. Screw the backcountry! It's all about taping your ears back and going fast, truly fast by fixing your heels and following the path to ski enlightenment by laying down the big arcs. It is all fun, snow sliding, but feeling like you have wheels of steel after an arcathon session is better, yes folks, better than POW. Heh, Heh. You surfers should be able to relate. A groomed hill, 800m vertical, honed and waxed GS skis etc. What's it like? Every turn you are proned out feeling the energy and pressure build , setting up to release and dive into the next turn over and over. Carving clean arcs at 45mph. I'm not a very good surfer but GS reminds me of really clean fast bottom turns, feeling the energy of the wave build and pitch up, going faster and faster pushing the ride. On skis you get it over and over all day and you get to rest your wheels between runs on the lift rides. After near 20yrs working for Rossignol/Rossignol Race Dept, I have not gotten it out of my system. Let it snow!
John M

climber
Nov 13, 2012 - 03:43pm PT
Great description Steve.

Looks like the weathermen are starting to agree that at least Tahoe will get some dumpage this weekend.

http://tahoeweatherdiscussion.com/
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 13, 2012 - 03:47pm PT
After near 20yrs working for Rossignol/Rossignol Race Dept, I have not gotten it out of my system. Let it snow!

I couldn't agree more. . . I'm just about to start my 45th skeezin season and I'm like a little kid. . . so frikken excited.

LET IT SNOW!
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Nov 13, 2012 - 03:52pm PT
My longest lasting love affair has been with snow and skiing. My first ski season started in 1956. I’m standing behind my brother holding his poles (I wasn’t allowed poles) in a wool knicker suit, that get this, was a hand down from my Dad who wore it in the 30’s when he learned to ski.

My brother in front, me behind in wool knickers, 1956.
My brother in front, me behind in wool knickers, 1956.
Credit: SCseagoat



Love the look on my brother’s face as he’s probably thinking, “duh, we aren’t ice skating”. Wish he were still around to give me that look. In high school we were allowed to use touring skis to get to school. Where California schools had bike racks, we had ski racks in the winter!
Not successful yet in transitioning from ice skating to skiing.  Big b...
Not successful yet in transitioning from ice skating to skiing. Big brother wondering, WTF is she doing.
Credit: SCseagoat



Since that winter in 1956 I have only missed 1 full and 2 half ski seasons. Half a season because I was hugely preggers, another half defending my dissertation and a full season when I was on chemo and blood thinners. Even though I thought I could lightly ski that year the doctor said a fall could be fatal because of being on blood thinners. That got my attention.

Now, high tech gear and photogs on the mountains
Not sure my ears are flattened back and I'm not roaring down the mtn.....
Not sure my ears are flattened back and I'm not roaring down the mtn...somethings do get left behind as we move through life.
Credit: SCseagoat


Over the last ten years every time I bought new skis I thought, “ya know this is probably the last pair I’ll ever buy”…but with a ready supply of Advil and Ortho docs that keep honing their skills in putting back together old bodies, my love affair with snow and skiing just might be, just really might be, the one that lasts until “death do us part”


Susan
steve shea

climber
Nov 13, 2012 - 05:09pm PT
Hey eKat do you live in Whitefish? It's one of my favorite ski towns with some great sliding. If so do you know my old ski bud Cody Thompson? She raced alpine for years with Team Breck then skied on the US Natl tele team. Raced tele World Cup for a while. We, Rossignol, sponsored her while on the team. I skied with her a bunch when in Whitefish. The Big rules!
Captain...or Skully

climber
Nov 13, 2012 - 05:14pm PT
TFPU, scSeagoat. That's stoke all the way through.
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 13, 2012 - 05:22pm PT
Hey, SteveShea. . . I don't live in Whitefish, but my local mountain is THE BIG (unless I turn left at 93 and go to Fernie)

The very best part of living up here is being near ski areas that CARE YOU'RE THERE!

I think they should use that line in their marketing!

:-)

Ya know. . . Big's been bought out and now they TRY to call it Whitefish Mountain Resort. . . HA. . . crack me up. . . there are cars driving around town with DUCT TAPE words stuck on the side that say:

IT WILL ALWAYS BE BIG MOUNTAIN!

And, no, I don't know your friend. . . but if you get back up this way please shoot me some E. . . I'd love to connect!
Charlie D.

Trad climber
Western Slope, Tahoe Sierra
Nov 14, 2012 - 08:58am PT
Bump for major weather event heading to our home range this weekend and on into next week. We'll be eating more than turkey Thanksgiving!!!!!
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