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John Duffield

Mountain climber
New York
Mar 6, 2014 - 05:54pm PT
There's lots of snow in the east this year no?

An unusual amount of the snow fell south of the ski hills. One of my HS classmates, broke her wrist skiing in Virginia around the holidays. I didn't even know there was skiing in Virginia and in a normal year, you'd be taking a risk to book Vermont that early in the season.
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Mar 6, 2014 - 08:24pm PT
Good to see you're getting some days in Susan!!
Thanks Brian....not so many in California, but overall doing ok. Was up in Bozeman for awhile and in December I visited my son in Germany and did some "Euro " skiing.
At least I've been getting a lot of biking in!

Susan
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 6, 2014 - 11:05pm PT
Cool Video and pics Brian! Looks like you guys have been getting some precip lately as well! I'm glad.


Cool video TC. That's quite the slide. Class 3+ i would say.

Great to see you on snow Susan!! Did you take any pictures in Germany? I'd love to see em!

That's too bad John. If you make it up here i'd be glad to show you around.

There was a bit of snow Monday morning...


It was blower on top of a frozen solid base.

We found the sweet spot again. Tash dropping in.


Sandra and Tash enjoying the blower freshies.


I went up today for a couple laps.


It was pretty good up there but way heavier, and it was wearing me out pretty quick. I came down early to save some energy for my acupuncture appointment this afternoon.
mojede

Trad climber
Butte, America
Mar 11, 2014 - 09:25am PT
With 24" of new at Bridger Bowl and Big Sky, and Discovery getting a foot--I'd say it's a great powder day to help close out the season.
kunlun_shan

Mountain climber
SF, CA
Mar 13, 2014 - 04:17pm PT
Video of the Throne avalanche, which took out Chair 6 at Crystal Mountain, WA, March 10th:



http://kimkircher.com/2014/03/12/what-does-it-feel-like-to-demolish-a-chairlift/
kunlun_shan

Mountain climber
SF, CA
Mar 21, 2014 - 02:55am PT
Speed skiing at Tod Mtn/Sun Peaks, BC, Canada

Flip Flop

Trad climber
Truckee, CA
Mar 21, 2014 - 11:10am PT
See you out there.
http://youtu.be/q4U7isvtCHA
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Mar 21, 2014 - 11:32am PT
Wow, that was a monster that hit Crystal Mt - right to the ground. That is
highly unusual for the NW to my thinking, especially for March.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 22, 2014 - 08:35pm PT
Good to hear your getting some Mojede!

Crazy avalanche at Crystal eh? Thanks for posting that kunlun shan.

you are right Reilly, it's highly unusual for us to have that kind of action so early. We had a decent start and then a big break which gave the whole coast a pretty crappy persistent weak layer. Then a couple more sh!tty layers on top of that followed by a ton of snow. That was the result.

I've been out a couple times lately. First though i have some pics from my sled day up Brandywine by my new buddy Dan Galic.

Me getting the ski's outta the snow

Dan Galic Photo

Corey doing a little drop

Dan Galic Photo


The snow was super deep that day

Dan Galic Photo


Dan Galic Photo

Corey up on Brandwine Glacier

Dan Galic Photo

Me getting the nose up


Corey again




Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 24, 2014 - 04:01pm PT

My buddy Corey has been bugging me to get out Sled Skiing. We got some new snow last week and then it cleared up, so we seized the opportunity.

Pemberton Ski Hill



Corey at the first peak.


When you go sled skiing with just a partner, you need two sleds. One gets left at the bottom of your line, then you double up on the other.

Then after your run, you gotta start the process all over again and take both sleds down. If you're good on the sled, this part is pretty fun too.


First peak downline. I just rode the chute (sledded) on the middle right of the image.


Back at the top we did another stellar run.

Ipsoot Glacier



Corey gets a deep slash in the light before dropping into the chute.



Corey dropping in to another horrible commute back to the bottom so we can snowboard again... lol


Corey getting some


Money Shot!!



Sledding is so rad. You can really make use of the terrain! Up/down, flat, doesn't matter. It's all fun.

After a little lunch we dropped in again.

Corey riding the Dogleg Chute look for the little dot on the face just below the left peak.


Dropping in to yet another epic downline


So much fun!!


The scenery is simply breathtaking


This downline was pretty much the end of the day, but we stopped at the cabin so i could rest my aching back.


Corey rooping the hip in front of Mt Currie


The view from the cabin


The best thing about sleds is the ablity to use terrain that would be absolutely useless to any other gravity based snowsport.


The Cabin and my 2005 Skidoo Summit "The Blue Dragon" She has 17,000km on her. I just keep fixing her up and she treats me nice!

nature

climber
Boulder, CO
Mar 24, 2014 - 04:28pm PT
Had one of the best powder days every yesterday...

Day 23...

Credit: Aya
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 24, 2014 - 04:47pm PT
Sick Doug!
this just in

climber
north fork
Mar 24, 2014 - 04:54pm PT
Wow Mike some fun looking backcountry. Winter barely made an appearance here and now it's full on Spring and hot. My first time in 25 years not going skiing or boarding once. Lucky it's like riding a bike.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 24, 2014 - 05:06pm PT
That sux dude. Not good for the water situation this summer either!
The Lisa

Trad climber
Da Bronx, NY
Mar 24, 2014 - 09:40pm PT
I love seeing so many happy skiers and riders here!
Lots of pow on the Adirondaks this season if you are willing to skin for it :)
Wright Wrong
Wright Wrong
Credit: The Lisa
Tork

climber
Yosemite
Mar 25, 2014 - 01:09pm PT
Credit: Tork
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 25, 2014 - 01:11pm PT
Nice Lisa! Sweet turn Tork!
Charlie D.

Trad climber
Western Slope, Tahoe Sierra
Mar 25, 2014 - 01:24pm PT
I posted these on the Ski Hut thread, so here you go in case you missed them there. We had a great time skiing at Whitewater, hanging in Nelson and then on up into the Valhalla Mountains earlier this month. The interior of British Columbia is my idea of heaven on earth, the people are cool too:
Credit: Charlie D.
Crossing Shannon Lake
Crossing Shannon Lake
Credit: Charlie D.
Credit: Charlie D.
Ascending Ruby Peak
Ascending Ruby Peak
Credit: Charlie D.
Ruby Peak
Ruby Peak
Credit: Charlie D.
Avalanche crown Ruby Bowl
Avalanche crown Ruby Bowl
Credit: Charlie D.
Northern Valhalla Range
Northern Valhalla Range
Credit: Charlie D.
The "A" slide path, Mt. Vingolf above and Pyramid Peak on far right
The "A" slide path, Mt. Vingolf above and Pyramid Peak on far right
Credit: Charlie D.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 26, 2014 - 11:17am PT
32 cm's overnight!!
nature

climber
Boulder, CO
Mar 26, 2014 - 11:19am PT
mm's? :)
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