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Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 2, 2012 - 08:21pm PT
Ekat it was awesome! It was puking all night almost all the way back to the valley. It was a bit busy but it's a weekend, so to be expected..

I hear ya on the liability thing. I understand too, I think it was more the thought of flattening pow which is not the norm around here. Every effort is made to preserve the nice snow by grooming things early as possible, but some key routes are always manicured and I'm sure the same thing was in effect that day, but I was impatient of course ;) I've learned a lot since then too.. :)


Here's another shot of Jersey Cream lift




I met up with Woody and Rick for a couple laps and then they went home and I went for lunch.

After a snack I saw Harmony Chair on Whistler was open on the light board, so I jumped on the eat to eat. Harmony was a huge line if course since it was Saturday and it was the only alpine chair open. I was alone so I found a three and jumped in. When I got to the top, I decided to head up to excitation, a sweet chute into glacier bowl.

When I got there a bunch of people were standing around watching one guy trying to hack a hole in the cornice. I waited for a bit and when he gave up I slid over to his hole to have a look and dropped the whole tab....

Spider senses kicked in immediately and I buried my fists behind me when I landed to stay in place and watched the snow fall away.

I had a pretty sweet run after that but it was low vis... I guess I was little gungho because I'm familiar with the terrain but i really need to stop pushing my luck...


I got a picture of some kitty kats for the un-blinny from the top of Red chair.

This is the Whistler Mountain alpine shop.

eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Dec 2, 2012 - 08:23pm PT
I got a picture of some kitty kats for the un-blinny from the top of Red chair.

Post 'em up, Jack!

:-)

Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 2, 2012 - 08:24pm PT
There you go Ekat!
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Dec 2, 2012 - 08:28pm PT
A N D . . . nicely groomed with freshies on top can be pretty cool. . .but dood, I can't tell ya how funkmo DustOnCrust can be. . . when there's just enough to trick you into thinkin' it's good. . . or that perfect kind where the only edge you can find IS THE WRONG ONE!

:-)

eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Dec 2, 2012 - 08:29pm PT
LawdyLawdyLawdy. . . look at those things. . . it's IntraWest, alright! No skimpin' there!

YAY!

TFPU!
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Dec 2, 2012 - 08:31pm PT
He said "one of the cats Is having issues and we're waiting for it to finish grooming its run. "We're waiting because they're grooming perfectly good powder!?" I couldn't f&ucking believe it!!! ;)

That's Mammoth. . . where I was pretty much born and raised. . . Maritime snow pack and a fleet of PISTEN BULLIES!

:-)
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 3, 2012 - 11:11am PT
22 cms overnight!

Can't tell from the truck tho



Looking nice today!


briham89

Big Wall climber
san jose, ca
Dec 3, 2012 - 01:18pm PT
Powwwwwwww in November
Powwwwwwww in November
Credit: briham89

Unfortunately this picture is two years old.....but still keeps me stoked!!
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Dec 3, 2012 - 01:39pm PT
STOKE, indeed, briham!

TFPU!

and. . . BigMike. . . Dood!
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Dec 3, 2012 - 01:44pm PT
^^^^^^^yes, I can see why, you have a lovely smile!!!

Susan
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 3, 2012 - 04:30pm PT
It was pretty nice this morning...





Woody and sharon at Jersey cream flats






Jersey wasn't happening but crystal was!!
briham89

Big Wall climber
san jose, ca
Dec 3, 2012 - 04:39pm PT
I'm soooo jealous! I'm currently finishing up a 14 page paper analyzing Intuit inc for a service management class....Gotta love mondays...I want to climb or board
mojede

Trad climber
Butte, America
Dec 3, 2012 - 04:44pm PT
Big Sky was doing good last week for early-season skiing--freshies when they opened the bowl, and plenty of fast cruising with my son :-)
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Dec 3, 2012 - 04:45pm PT
Here's a cute one of BigMtn (re-named WhiteFish Mtn Resort - but nobody calls it that!)

briham89

Big Wall climber
san jose, ca
Dec 3, 2012 - 04:47pm PT
That shot at 1:13 above the fog is really cool! I'm dying here...
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Dec 3, 2012 - 04:53pm PT
Yeah. . . the place is a TRIP!

That fog comes in and freeze to everything and even if it doesn't snow, there is fresh hoar frost on the groomers and it ROCKS! It also encases the trees. . . that are called SnowGhosts - the place is famous for them.

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They even have beerS named after them!

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briham89

Big Wall climber
san jose, ca
Dec 3, 2012 - 04:57pm PT
Wow that is very cool looking

REEEE-DIC-YOU-LUSS pow day today in the Tahoe backcountry. zomg.

I was going to skip class today, but have a presentation to give.... Glad someone got out there!

Edit: eKat is right!!
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Dec 3, 2012 - 04:58pm PT
That post is NULL AND VOID without photos!

:-)
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Dec 3, 2012 - 05:01pm PT
Yeah. . . it took some getting used to. . . I showed up, hot off Mammoth Mountain, with high elevation, intense SUNSHINE goggles. . . worthless as tits on a boar. . . first thing I had to do was pound down some major fundage for low/weird lighting ones. . . and they are MAGIC.

Trippy place.

Bitchen people. . . who REALLY CARE that you're there. . . couldn't be any more diametrically opposed to Mammoth!
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 3, 2012 - 05:10pm PT
Nice vid Ekat! Looks fun up there!

Sorry wml, I set the bar pretty high around here.. ;)
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