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eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Dec 5, 2012 - 10:09am PT
LORD LOVE A DUCK!

I just drove to town in GLORIOUS SUNSHINE. . . and now it's COMPLETELY DUMPING. . . right here on TheHolyMont (nothing religious, there . . . . just a play on words). . . whoa. . . maybe it's REALLY HERE?

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eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Dec 5, 2012 - 10:38am PT
SHORTEST WINTER IN MONTANA'S HISTORY!

Back to the blue. . .

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t*r

Mountain climber
where the wild things are
Dec 5, 2012 - 10:45am PT
eKat you're so independent! wtg. you have such a sweet little spread up there, sooo awesome!!!
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Dec 5, 2012 - 10:54am PT
Thanks, Sista. . . you can see the firewood cart tracks in the snow out to the barn. . . I FIRED out there to get wood since I thought I'd be marooned!

HA!

Well. . . at least there's a blazing fire in the greatroom!

But. . . now it's totally sunny and gorgeous!

:-)

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t*r

Mountain climber
where the wild things are
Dec 5, 2012 - 11:17am PT
better safe than sorry! now you're ready for next time :)
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Dec 7, 2012 - 05:38pm PT
AT LAST.....Kirkwood....I'm not exactly shredding, as the icy conditions wanted to shred me....but finally...on the facsimile of an imitation of the real thing!
Got in 6000 feet at least!
Me and my shadow at top of Buckboard...
Me and my shadow....skiing at last....
Me and my shadow....skiing at last....
Credit: SCseagoat

Distant view

View from Buckboard
View from Buckboard
Credit: SCseagoat

Ferretlegger first run on Solitude....free heeling....tele-er. I Alpine.

Working on the drop ....
Working on the drop ....
Credit: SCseagoat


Yep, finally....and our sledges are almost done for back country....

Snow gods and goddesses, be kind

Susan
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 7, 2012 - 07:19pm PT
Susan! Nice! Sliding on anything is better than nothing!!

Thanks for the pics!!

Dood. . . you need to send the link to this thread to WHISTLER. . . you are SELLIN' IT! Maybe they'd bro ya on a free season pass!


Nah.. then I can't keep it real :) I paid for my plastic.. This is all just for memories and to share with ya'll!


These are the rest of the Wednesday pics. It's been a crazy powder daze kinda week and it's been slowly catching up to me. After 6 pow days in a row you get pretty spent, both mentally and physically.

Sandra cruising Upper Franzes




Sandra met up with some girlfriends and I met up with Relic and Brownie. It was Relic's first day in a couple years and he was stoked!


Whistler riders learn to go fast so they don't have to skate as much on the flat spots...

Kieran on the left Relic on the Right


We did some sick tree laps, brownie dropping in.




Relic at Green chair




Brownie at Green




Then we went to the Goat Path, Kieran traversing in.




Relic hiking up the path




After a sick run on the ridge we went back to red chair and then spotted that harmony wzs open.



We were behind the curve because we did an extra run, which is why the line was so huge, so we decided to head back towards peak chair and ride excitation. It was pretty wind packed on that aspect but we still had some pretty smooth turns.

Relic was getting hungry and Brownie just wanted to keep going so we split up and i went for lunch with Relic.

After lunch we met up with Kyle at Harmony and then saw that Peak chair was open. We rushed over there and then did a line through whistler bowl to get to Jimi's Eye

Kyle dropping Jimi's Eye


We got another sick run in on peak after this which made for another awesome day.

Then we headed back to Blackcomb on the Eat to Eat to get back to the cars.

we had it all to ourselves!!!



I went riding yesterday too, but took today off. Too much of a good thing can still be too much sometimes.. :)



eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Dec 7, 2012 - 08:37pm PT
Nah.. then I can't keep it real :) I paid for my plastic..

That was a joke, son. . .

:-)

BIG OPENS TOMORROW!

Way too many horny dads right now. . . I'll be first chair MONDAY!

STOKE!
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Dec 7, 2012 - 09:11pm PT
Had my first day of the year today, so fun! Got there around 130 or so & did one big, long 4,500 feet of pow in the old growth run! It was good times except a bit of a rowdy ski out @ the bottom. I'll try to post a pic or something later.


Why u call that thing Jimi's eye Mike?? I've always called it the eye or the pyramid??
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 7, 2012 - 09:51pm PT
Why do we call it Jimi's eye? Because if you look it the end of that ridge from the right angle it looks like Hendrix and that's his right eye.. Ill try and get a pic sometime.

Ekat-Sweet! Enjoy those turns!
Todd Eastman

climber
Bellingham, WA
Dec 7, 2012 - 09:54pm PT
Unbearable deepness at Baker today...

... oh, the burden.

Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 7, 2012 - 09:56pm PT
Nice Todd! I gotta come down and visit u guys! I love It down there!!

Baker is awesome! So much gnar for such a small place!!
Relic

Social climber
Vancouver, BC
Dec 7, 2012 - 10:39pm PT
That was a fun day on Wednesday. Last time a rode Whistler was in 2006 with my gf at the time. I really felt the the body pain after such a lengthy mountain hiatus. Still friging sore now...
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 7, 2012 - 11:02pm PT
I bet! I'm mad sore today! ;) you should ride more often bud!
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Dec 8, 2012 - 02:42pm PT
Feeling it, could only make it to 2 pm....started at 8:30....got 6300 vert feet in today. Back side of Kirkwood open....hopefully they brought in more medics....AWFUL conditions...new owners seem to think these early season conditions are a go.

Time for a hot tub or something and some snow romping with my new doggie!

Oh poo....camera in car, pics later


Susan
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 9, 2012 - 10:02am PT
new owners seem to think these early season conditions are a go.

That's how I felt when we opened with 25cm! It's still touch and go in the alpine too, but it's open... We've had snow years where the base hasn't even gotten this good.

Here are some pics from Thursday. I've been a write off for the past couple days. 6 powder days in a row can really kill a guy.

We got 4 cms that day.. about the same on the truck.

I'm showing you my ghetto a$$ broken windows because i'm getting them fixed today!!


Kyle




We rode some trees and other fun stuff...





For our last lap we hit up that spot Ryan was talking about and visited the Stu Inn





Inside





Signs, Signs, Everywhere there's signs.





Classic Peak Bros Comic






Borrowed this from the Peak Bros page on Facebook!

http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.134951283229335.21235.134928909898239&type=3




We hit up flat cliffs on the way through




Then Kyle graciously taxied me to function




NEW WINDOWS!! ;)

Going up the hill soon.
thekidcormier

Gym climber
squamish, b.c.
Dec 9, 2012 - 10:45am PT
Atta boy mikey, it's about time. Only took two years
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 9, 2012 - 01:37pm PT
Ya seriously! ;)

 cm today, but it's Kyle's birthday so we're finding some sweet leftovers.

Just a skim on the truck




The view from Blackcomb gondola


Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 9, 2012 - 03:42pm PT
Sitting at Merlin's after another fantastic day. Something about McConkey just came on, and despite everything, I still can't help but feel a little sad for Shane and his family.

RIP Shane!!
dave goodwin

climber
carson city, nv
Dec 9, 2012 - 04:41pm PT
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eyxcn-u5Z3s&feature=youtu.be

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