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Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 9, 2013 - 02:25pm PT
I got up the hill a couple days ago with Sandra's dad, Mike.

Here he is by the Peak to Peak chair.


It was -17c that day, but Mike thought it was warm..

We did a lap on green chair and then i took these shots at the top.




Mike was having a blast. He said this was "as good as it gets in Ontario!"

After another run on Whistler we headed over to Blackcomb for a few there.


I'm starting to feel way better on my board now. This was my third day, and i felt pretty comfortable. My back seems to be playing nice too at the moment.

Hope you all are ripping some turns out there!!
this just in

climber
north fork
Dec 9, 2013 - 02:28pm PT
Sh#t yeah Mike! Great to see them mountains. Be there in 2015, don't hurt your back this time.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 9, 2013 - 02:51pm PT
Sounds good Justin! I don't ever plan on doind that again!! ;) lol
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 20, 2013 - 01:21pm PT
Headed up for a rip!


We got 8cm on whis last night but it seems like more on my truck!!
Charlie D.

Trad climber
Western Slope, Tahoe Sierra
Dec 20, 2013 - 02:57pm PT
Timing is everything, two weeks ago I froze may cheeks off survival skiing at Bridger Bowl in sub-zero weather:
Bridger Bowl
Bridger Bowl
Credit: Charlie D.
I left on a Tuesday with warming weather and it dumped that day some 26", damn timing is everything in the snow sliding game!!! Sure wish things would change here in the Tahoe Sierra where it is bone dry with no storms in the forecast.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 20, 2013 - 03:24pm PT
Yes it is Charlie.. Yes it is.

Still pretty darn boney up here. They opened glacier chair today.. Not really ready up there yet.

Glacier Chair


Heavenly Basin


Pretty dust on crusty up here so far. Glad to have it tho. Keep it coming Ullr!
nature

climber
Boulder, CO
Dec 20, 2013 - 03:28pm PT
Went skate skiing earlier this morning. 2" of freshly groomed.

Out snowboarding on my new board last weekend. wow.... 4" less in length and what a difference.

will probably hit the slopes tomorrow as well.
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Dec 20, 2013 - 04:35pm PT
4" less?!?! Huge dif for sure. What size board were/are u riding Nature??


Big Mike- yer nuts! Looks like a minefield up thar!
Willoughby

Social climber
Truckee, CA
Jan 3, 2014 - 04:19am PT
Sh#t-f*#k conditions. No doubt.

Anyway, this is pretty nutty

Charlie D.

Trad climber
Western Slope, Tahoe Sierra
Jan 3, 2014 - 08:57am PT
^^^ I would guess he used his rock skis. Can you believe this here in the Tahoe Sierra? Driest year on record and yesterday in Sac. the high temperature record was broken. We're doomed as skiers living in this hell.
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climber
north fork
Jan 3, 2014 - 11:04am PT
Yeah Charlie doomed as skiers, but as rock climbing goes.....
I was swimming at mammoth pools on New Years day if you count jumping in and trying to catch my breath as I raced for the shore as swimming. There is more dirt than snow on the back side of Mammoth.
Willoughby

Social climber
Truckee, CA
Jan 3, 2014 - 02:34pm PT
If they weren't rock skis when he started...

Can you believe this here in the Tahoe Sierra?


Yes I can. Two years ago was definitely worse up to this point, and I've seen some pretty grim winters over the years.

It'll happen. Or not. In the meantime, I've been sticking to climbing.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 11, 2014 - 11:38am PT
Nice Nature!! Glad you like your new ride!

Sweet video. It's still pretty rocky up here too. Although the 50cm's we got last night should help!

Too bad it's saturday..

:)

It was raining up to 1200m or so.. Things will be a little wet i imagine.

Busy..


On the gondie now finally.
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Jan 11, 2014 - 11:46am PT
Flann says 1500 meters. Winds to 150 km southerly too. Watch out for the newly buried rocks too mike.... as if you need any advice!
briham89

Big Wall climber
san jose and south lake tahoe, ca
Jan 11, 2014 - 11:49am PT
Holy crowded batman!!!!

It's super windy in Tahoe right now. We're supposed to see a couple inches of snow today. Not much but I'll take it!
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Jan 11, 2014 - 11:49am PT
That's good advice from where I'm sitting Bruce. Or laying, for that matter.Think I'll keep my concrete trowel in the shop today. Maybe tomorrow or Monday.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 11, 2014 - 12:09pm PT
Ya Bruce, for sure. It's pretty heavy up here. Everything is pretty buried on the runs now. Got one run so far. Went up the gondie thos morning because i knew they wouldn't get solar open.



Now i'm waiting again at solar


And they just cracked it!
WTF

climber
Jan 11, 2014 - 02:10pm PT
Check this out Big Mike this will pump you up.



mojede

Trad climber
Butte, America
Jan 11, 2014 - 02:26pm PT
It's been an average snow year up here so far, with the exception of Bridger Bowl--they have 150+ inches so far with a 33" dump in 4 days last week.

Warm temps and winds starting up, but more snow is on the way :-)
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 11, 2014 - 02:39pm PT
Nice WTF! That's pretty darn funny.

We're finally starting to get some coverage here. I'm home now. Got a couple nice fresh runs in and decided to call it since it was so busy, and i was supposed to have accupuncture this morning.

Unfortunately he got stuck in his driveway, and was waiting for the plow, so cancelled it..

Tomorrow should be good too, and it will be a couple days before they open the alpine probably. 100 cm's later. ;)
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