They’re a slightly scary, but fun time. Think oof drifting a mountain bike constantly, or riding a motorcycle with bald tires and no brakes, in the rain.
30 inches in the last storm and it was dry and deep. I went home and took a nap in my hammock in the 60 degree sun right after. Was a good day.
Final day of the season here. They groomed last night so I figured I’d get up early to get a few last runs. Unfortunately they groomed wet and the it froze. I looked behind me and didn’t even marks from my skis. Went inside til the sun softened it up more and got a few decent runs in the slush. Had a little fun but…
Last day, last run. Actually some fresh snow but it was really heavy and wet. The fog was about 50 feet of visibility so that kinda sucked. We might do some hike to ski later on but for now the mountain is closed for hiking for two weeks while they take down the winter ops stuff.
Note: the last time I went to Northstar in 2011 a day ticket was $70.
I’ve got 37 days in at whitefish mountain resort, and one day at another local ski area. If it wasn’t for a record cold February I would be at 45 or so. At least this year I’ve passed 500,000 vertical per the resorts vertical tracker. It’s probably more like 550,009 because they don’t always scan your pass.
But two women skied a solid 50km uphill to the top of whitefish mountain resort and then down the groomed runs on Nordic skis. Skiing downhill on Nordic skis is terrifying to say the least.
Finally crossed off a snowboarding goal I’ve had for a long time. Across from Mt Bachelor is Tumalo Mountain, although not really a “mountai n,” it’s a familiar sight to anyone that’s ever ridden on Central Oregon’s most popular butte.
This past weekend I finally got to spend a couple of days at Snowbird this season! And man did I pick the right days to do it. The snow conditions on Monday were ideal and aside from the flat light/fog and super wet snow falling all day Sunday, that day was fun too. I found fresh snow everywhere I turned and the stuff…
This trip was almost a month ago at this point so I am a bit behind, but it was an excellent trip to Mammoth nonetheless. In an uncharacteristic time for the Sierras, there was nice fluffy powder everywhere and very little of the typical “Sierra Cement”. This season has been particularly kind to Mammoth and of course…
THERE WAS TOO MUCH SNOW.
Mickael Bimboes, just sends it like defies physics.
Taking care of a chip on my Blizzard Bonafid and a top sheet delaminate on my sons Atomic Automatics.
Got on skis for the second time this year and can honestly say these were the second best skis I’ve been on this year. They’re pretty responsive when you want them to be, but still soft enough to make mistakes on. Also a fairly cool graphic.
Teach your child to ski and you will have a reliable ski partner until they become a teenager. Then they get moody and don’t want to go skiing every chance they get. My oldest is only at 100,000 vertical for the season while I’m at 375,000. Oh well she still rips and we have fun when we do ski together.
I present to you the greatest ski gloves in the WURLD! These gloves have been in use since at least 2011, though probably before then. They have been on a couple ski trips, been used for skiing locally, been used for shoveling my roof, running the snow blower and have been generally abused. They have held up to every…
Got a new shell. PSA: The North Face’s “Persian Orange” is very very very orange. Anyway, it’s a Ceptor 3-layer shell. Pretty minimalist but good construction. Has stretchy thumb loops that I’m a big fan of and folds into its hood for storage which is neat. That’s about it for features really. I’m 6’1” 160 lb.…
This weekend I skied in a “vertical challenge” fundraiser, where you just see how many laps you can do in a set time period (in this case 4.5 hours), in teams. No breaks. It’s no 24 Hours of Aspen but it was a blast.
Took my 9 year old yesterday. First time without an instructor. We had 10" the night before and the sun was out all day so it was a perfect day for learning. This was her 4th day ever and 2nd riding a chair lift. We stuck to the 270' beginner lift (just $24 for me!) that services 3 greens and 1 short blue run. By the…