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rectorsquid

climber
Lake Tahoe
Oct 22, 2012 - 06:42pm PT
Had to shovel snow this morning. I love winter but yuck, the first snowfall is always a bit of a bummer because of the shoveling.

Dave
eKat

Trad climber
BITD3
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 22, 2012 - 06:48pm PT
What? You don't have to shovel the rest of the year?

Captain...or Skully

climber
Oct 22, 2012 - 06:55pm PT
Gives up, maybe?
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 22, 2012 - 08:06pm PT
I don't know if you're allowed to give up. . . I'll have to check the rule book. . .

:-)
Minerals

Social climber
The Deli
Oct 22, 2012 - 08:31pm PT
Lee Vining Canyon, 9:30 this morning. Snow level was a few hundred feet above town. Hopefully it melts soon!






eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 22, 2012 - 08:35pm PT
Hopefully it melts soon!

It will!
pocoloco1

Social climber
The Chihuahua Desert
Oct 22, 2012 - 08:57pm PT
Indian summer in Nu Mexico.
It was 70 at Sierra Blanca and 68 in Taos,thats just not right. ... of course i have a prepaid season pass.
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Oct 22, 2012 - 09:09pm PT

Fritz, just because you had short telephone poles back then. . .


hee hee hee. . .
hossjulia

Social climber
Eastside (of the Tetons)
Oct 23, 2012 - 12:02pm PT
Got snow on the ground here at 43.49N 110.75W (Elev. 6327 ft). It may be here to stay for a week at least.

Dealing with muddy sh#t pens filling with water. My girly tiny trench digging skills are coming back to me........it's gunna be a long winter.
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 23, 2012 - 01:32pm PT
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eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 23, 2012 - 01:36pm PT
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eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 23, 2012 - 01:50pm PT
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ionlyski

Trad climber
Kalispell, Montana
Oct 23, 2012 - 03:45pm PT
I didn't know you did that much of it. Yeah, Izaak absolutely rules. Been skiing out there my whole life. You know we have races out there right? Mostly skate.

Big Mtn was up and running last year. It was cool cuz they connected it with Iron Horse so I think about 20K groomed for skate. But it's up to Glacier Nordic to groom it and they don't do it when there's good snow at the golf course in Whitefish.

On Blacktail you can skin runs on Mondays and Tuesdays when they're closed. If it snows on Sunday you got untracked to yourself.

Cheers,
Arne
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 23, 2012 - 04:12pm PT
I didn't know you did that much of it.

Started in 1968 and have been seriously involved with the industry since 1974 (PSIA Certified instructor, Avalanche Certified, sponsored, guided, coached, raced, groomed, patrolled, tech . . . that kind of stuff). Used to get 160 + days a year (easy to do when you live at the ski area or have your office at one and it's your job) now I'm gettin' 45 - 75 days a year. My place on Mt Shasta is 7 minutes from the Nordic Center and another 3 minutes to the Alpine area.

More driving up here. . . but. . . this place BLOWS THE DOORS OFF SHASTA!

I'm really looking forward to being back up here this winter!

We're gonna hafta meet up. . .

ionlyski

Trad climber
Kalispell, Montana
Oct 23, 2012 - 04:30pm PT
BLOWS THE DOORS OFF SHASTA!

They must have some great big cat grooming though. I've always heard Shasta is one of the very best ski descents.

We're gonna hafta meet up. . .
Yeah but you might have to come climbing too. I know you don't care for Stone Hill that much but some of the routes there are my all time favorites.

How about the OSCAR down in Seely? What a cultural event!
Arne
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 23, 2012 - 05:02pm PT
Mt Shasta Ski Park (Alpine) is tiny (425 skiable acres) . . . you could lose it at Chair 1 on Mammoth. Highest lift tops out at 6,800 feet. . . really small. The rest of the mountain towers above it. . . don't get me wrong, Shasta's beautiful, but living there doesn't hold a candle to living up here and there's way more skiing up here, by comparison.

And. . . TheKook (StoneHill) is only 10 minutes from my place.

You'll have to head this way - I'm less than 5 miles off 37.

YAY!

What's OSCAR?

?



Charlie D.

Trad climber
Western Slope, Tahoe Sierra
Oct 23, 2012 - 05:14pm PT
I love the early season banter of skiers! Soon I'll be hearing tales of cold 5% Montana smoke and artic wax on squeeky skis in the Teton's! I'm typically driven crazy every year hearing all about it when that mid winter warm Pacific front waters down our home range to 9,000 ft. Our windows to awesome conditions are smaller and farer between.

But you know it's all good, never had a bad day on skis as long as you avoid bad company! Would love to join in up there with eKat and ionlyski in the far north of Montana one of these days. I'll be in Bozeman hiking Bridger Bowl at some point, never seem to go much further north unless it's to the Selkirk's......so many great options, the work thing sure gets in the way!

Have a great winter season everyone, the Tahoe Sierra is off to a great start with 24" as of this morning up on the summit and more expected into tomorrow. Next week more on the way!!!

Berg Heil,

Charlie D.
The Alpine

climber
Oct 23, 2012 - 05:33pm PT
Turn up the volume and go fullscreen. This is the pow of pow:

eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 23, 2012 - 05:50pm PT
Hey, CharlieD. . . if you ever head this far north, please let me know.

eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 23, 2012 - 05:55pm PT
The Alpine. . .

That was EVERYTHING. . .

sight
sound
stoke!

TFPU!
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