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SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Dec 11, 2012 - 11:13am PT
California snow pooping out and no good forecasts. Time to head to Bozeman


Susan
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 11, 2012 - 12:24pm PT
Going to visit Ekat Susan??

Nate ya I heard about it. Did someone really try and grab the cops gun or was that us bs? I had a buddy there who watched the whole confrontation, and he said the cops had lost control and no one was listening to them which prompted their reaction.

http://www.torontosun.com/2012/12/10/cops-assaulted-outside-whistler-bar
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Dec 11, 2012 - 12:50pm PT
No, Big Mike, she's not in Bozeman. we'll head to Bridger Bowl and Hyalite Canyon. Ekats way up near the Candian Border.
Thanks T**R, snow will eventually get to California. What's up there will make a fine base. Just need lots of the fluffy stuff to overlay it.

Susan
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Dec 11, 2012 - 02:20pm PT
Wow, that story about Sunday is crazy. All the patrol officers in Whistler are rookies, it's a good first stop out of the academy since "real" crime is minimal. Dealing with drunks, stolen bikes & boards & traffic citations are the major focus. A lot of the officers are young & have been known to be a little cocky with their new position, for this reason they don't always get a lot of respect from the younger party crowd. Luckily nobody got seriously hurt, except the kid who got arrested probably took a bit of an extra lickin' from the boys for causing the scene.


Sorry for the OT, here's a quick shaky edit of my first run o the season the other day- so fun!

http://vimeo.com/m/55259443
mojede

Trad climber
Butte, America
Dec 11, 2012 - 03:55pm PT
Susan, Bridger has been getting hammered with snow and is in great shape for pre-Christmas schussing...


Discovery roof cam photo
Discovery roof cam photo
Credit: mojede

It's a good sign at Discovery when you have to shovel off the roof to read the temp guage :-)
TheSoloClimber

Trad climber
Vancouver
Dec 11, 2012 - 04:50pm PT
Yeah I was there. I know someone did actually *touch* a cop's gun, but I don't know whether or not they actually tried to grab it. The guy getting arrested (not posting names for privacy) wasn't the person who did that, as may have been reported by some media.
He also didn't yell anything at the cops, aside from asking why he was being arrested and what are his rights.
The only resisting arrest that occurred was him lying down and not moving - he didn't try and fight them. There is a lot of video of it, so hopefully that will be able to clear some of the charges. The crowd didn't encourage him to resist, they just yelled at the cops.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 11, 2012 - 05:02pm PT
So bullshit how they turn it in the media...
Charlie D.

Trad climber
Western Slope, Tahoe Sierra
Dec 11, 2012 - 05:18pm PT
Skied Bridger Bowl last Saturday and Sunday, AWESOME! Love that place, hopefully the storm coming ashore now in Northern CA will bring more than rain to the Tahoe Sierra!
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Dec 11, 2012 - 05:18pm PT
Thanks for the video Ryan, that was really fun to watch.
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Dec 11, 2012 - 05:41pm PT
Hey, BigMike. . . thought you'd get a kick out of this. . . since we sorta share the same stoke about Pisten Bullies. . .

This was a fun day. . . Pisten Bully 170 went fwimmy in Horseshoe Lake (Upper Lakes Basin - Tamarack Lodge - Mammoth)

Had to do some serious shenanigans with a big ass PB from MMSA to get that sucker out. . . get this. . . it fired right up!

HA!

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Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 11, 2012 - 05:57pm PT
Hahahaha! Sweet! Gotta love those diesel's eh! What did you get to pull it out? A big old winch pb 300 or something?
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Dec 11, 2012 - 06:03pm PT
The ski area (MMSA) sent over a big ass cat (it's the one behind the swimmer) . . . might have been a 300. . . and they set up a Z pulley system off some trees out to the left - behind the guy who is entering the frame on the left. . . it was a production.

They don't groom that trail like that anymore!

:-)

That lake has undergone some radical changes over the years, there was a major fissure (from seismic activity) that pretty much drained 1/2 of it down into Red's Meadow. The lake level is really low now. And a huge area of the forest around there was killed off from CO2 belching up under it. ACTIVE AREA.
John Duffield

Mountain climber
New York
Dec 11, 2012 - 06:05pm PT
Looks like we're choosing between Whistler and Bozeman here. Hard choice. Whistler/Blackcomb is huge. Big Sky has the intensive cold that preserves the snow.

Whistler
Whistler
Whistler
Credit: John Duffield

Big Sky
Big Sky
Big Sky
Credit: John Duffield

But it's Utah that keeps me coming back. A direct flight and the Pow never disappoints.
Credit: John Duffield
mojede

Trad climber
Butte, America
Dec 11, 2012 - 06:13pm PT
Tram is open at Big Sky and the kids are killin' it there--foot and a half of 20 degree fluff for most of this week...



edit: the pics of Whistler are more than promising, too!
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 11, 2012 - 06:21pm PT
Thanks Ekat. That must have been some crazy z-drag setup! Hey isn't Big open now? Did you get up skeezin yet?!

John- tough choice indeed. The snow has been very good here if that skews your opinion at all. I haven't been to big sky or any Utah resorts so I can't compare, but you know we have the acreage. If there is one place I would like to ride in the states it would be Jackson. Sounds like they have some gnar!!
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Dec 11, 2012 - 06:28pm PT
Yeah. . . it was a full blown production! MMSA didn't own the Nordic Center at that time, it was privately owned, but they were very cool about helping out with the rescue effort. The guy entering the frame on the left was a hydraulic/PB mechanic for MMSA for years and was working for Blanchard (the guy in blue on the blade) as a loader driver/PB mechanic and he knew everybody at MMSA. . . so he made the right calls. . . and WHOOOOOSH. . . they were all over it!

:-)

I need to dig through our old photos. . . I've got way more of that fateful day!

Yeah. . . Big opened. . . on manmade at the base fascilities. . . (read: still grassy and weird). . . so I'm giving them (or Old Ma) a chance to fill it all in real nice before I head down there. It's cool. . . there's a nice long season ahead of us!

I HAVE been skeezin right here on my property, though. . . I ski set a little track. . . it's COOL!

John Duffield

Mountain climber
New York
Dec 11, 2012 - 06:30pm PT
I am booked for Jackson. Last time, we arrived in a Blizzard. Don't recommend this, we were late.

We also arrived in Whistler during a huge dump. SUVs flipped over like mad coming up from Vancouver.

But well worth it. The day after, about 20,000 people came up from SEA/TAC. They were jumping off a cliff. Not trying to land on their feet either. People landing on their backs, headfirst, it even put Tuckerman to shame.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 11, 2012 - 07:01pm PT
John- that's the trouble with booking in advance eh? You never know what Mother Nature has planned for you. Ya vancouverites are pretty useless in the snow. Even if they have chains/ winter tires.... 4x4 only let's you go faster, it won't stop ya any quicker....


Ekat you know I wanna see more pics! It's nice to have friends in the right places sometimes eh? I always stop to see if people need help when I'm out sledding. I'd hate to be stuck and not have others offer the same.

Edit I hear you about the man made too. We started out on that and it was hard for me to get stoked on it too..
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Dec 11, 2012 - 09:43pm PT
Nice board!!
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 11, 2012 - 09:49pm PT
sick t*r! What mountain were you shredding today?

Here's my report.

2cms was the official overnight total.




Everything was pretty pooched so we hiked up to the Blackcomb Glacier which wasn't open yet.





My buddy Rick at the top of the blowhole





Our line, The Blowhole


It was pretty darn whiteout up there. After you exit the blowhole if you go right you get into a wide open glacier with 0 reference points. Talk about vertigo....

I took this pano before we dropped in at the toe of the glacier.


That was it, we jumped on the chair again but were more interested in some glassware in the valley so we peaced out.

Still a sick day.. Gotta love living 5 minutes from the lifts.
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