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i like to shred cannonsburgh. ill freakin' shred that place on a saturday. I've been known to go down that run right down the middle.
I bet you feel real comfortable in the half-pipe.
going out to vail tomorrow
i only care about spartans --> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqsAJQc-NCY
I hope for you it is at least half as good as last weekend
How not to ski or ride in the backcountry.
I will refrain from making any comments about this person's mode of snow sliding.
Edit: the really bad stuff starts around the 9:50 mark....
Oh, my. There are crashes and then there are crashes — from the perspective of the helmetcam, at least, this is one of the nastiest, ragdolling, stone-grinding dumpers youll ever see — a major tumble over a series of cliffy
This post was edited by GTASpartan87 13 months ago
"No one cares what you know, until they know how much you care." Mark Dantonio
I hadn't been to Cannonsburg in years. Surprised that they turned so much of it into a terrain park. Was having a good time on the board though ... until i took a nasty spill and broke my wrist.
Done for the year now.
(worst part ... golf season is delayed now)
Took vietnamese daughter skiing on MSU spring break. Left last Friday about 1pm and drove straight to Park City and we're on the slopes by 12:30pm. Did Alta (shocking), The Canyons and Snowbasin then drove up to Big Sky for 2 days.
Nice 27 hr drive home after skiing Friday. Freezing rain/snow all through I-94 through the Dakota's. Nice night to lose another hour of sleep.
Will be leaving the 28th for Utah again. Should get another 6-7 days of skiing in before the end of the season.
Interesting stats here, something I've noticed over the past few years.
According to the NSAA Kottke National End of Season Survey, there has been a decline in the number of snowboarders hitting the slopes in the U.S. over
Recent edit from Big Sky. This is what I have to chase around all day.
I'm getting too old for this.
Mobbin Big Sky country with Trevor, Jimmy and Al Pal
Very cool. What camera? I always want to get more than gopro but never want to stop riding to set up shots, etc.
I'm not sure what they were using that day. He gave the GoPro to his brother. He sometimes films on his 35mm to a card.
He has a couple of friends that are starting to do this professionally.
Shot this one in about 3 hours up on West Twin in Lewiston, MI. Had a ton of fun rigging up a Kessler Crane KC 12 in the bow of a Mastercraft Prostar 209 to shoot
This post was edited by EdMartinsLoan 13 months ago
Hit Vail again Saturday until about 12:45 so we could watch the MSU-Memphis game. Hit 18.5k vertical from 9 - 12:45, which is pretty good. Over 240k vertical for the season, not counting the 4 days I've went to A-basin. Saturday was a powder day (11" the day before, 2" overnight and snowed all day while we were there) but the season is coming to a close. Only a few more weeks. 21 days in so far this season, probably get a few more in and then a few beach parties at A-basin.
Anyone else still riding? Or all done for the season?
Bump. Sunday was closing day at Vail (but yesterday they just announced that they and Breck will be open again this coming weekend).
13" snowed Saturday night, so Sunday was pretty damn glorious for closing day. Party on top with at least 500 people, tons of them dressed up and drinking/smoking/partying.
Got 23 days in this season I think, and might try to get another few at A-basin of which they are hoping to to stay open until almost June.
Anyone else still riding? Rode recently? Done with it for the season?
I got back from Vail on 8 April, just before some of the dumps. It was very good but not great the 5 days previous, OK over around lifts 10 & 11 but heavy and sticky once halfway down Born Free to get back to Lionshead. Blue Sky was great the whole time. I logged 28 days including 9 in December which isn't bad coming from the Beltway to get it done. I definitely got a lot out of my Epci pass. I wish I was able to get out there this weekend.
This post was edited by FIJI239 81 12 months ago
Flew in and out of Salt Lake City twice last week, I was surprised at how much snow is all around there in the mountains still. Even further east there seemed to be a good "pack" of snow on most of the mountains, I am sure the back country dudes will still be messing around for a while up there.
35,600 posts and counting since 09-09-2002. tRCMB Dead Pool Commissioner.
Yea, a few winter storms have rolled through in the last week or two, helping the snow pack significantly. Vail alone had 30" in 5 days, including 24" on Sunday and Monday combined. Partly the reason they are opening back up next weekend. Utah normally gets more snow out of the same storm systems (I think).
Good for CO and some of the plains states, as the snow pack is integral to the water required for people/farming.
So are you going to be on the front side of Vail tomorrow? Another 6" last night. And it's stayed cold. You should have an insane day if you make it. I know a guy that's just going to stop at Breck when he drives up but Vail looks better, no? Need some pics if you go!
Will be out in summit county tomorrow
My son finished his internship at Big Sky and the resort is now closed. Thought he was coming home but he headed to Brighton UT to
ski another week or snow. They got about 30" of snow.
Hot laps with Trevor, Jimmy, Johnny Bear and Al Pal
This post was edited by EdMartinsLoan 12 months ago
Unfortunately no. Flying to Detroit for the weekend.
It will be colder in Detroit than Vail this weekend.
The last couple weeks have been the best weeks of the year in Colorado. Too bad nearly all the resorts planned to close after last weekend. I bet they are kicking themselves. At least a few resorts are staying open. And the backcountry is always open.
Careful out there Colorado peeps...6 backcountry avalanche deaths this week alone. Forecasters are saying these are the worst conditions in 30 years for danger.
The five deaths today at Loveland Pass make that avalanche one of the most deadly in history out here.
The deadly one on Vail Pass last week had a 10' crown and snapped huge trees like twigs...some of the scariest pictures I have seen on a very popular run.
Bump. Been a while but after being requested to make a video for a friend (so his parents/family back home could see him ride), I finally put together a video from one of the best days of the season (for me).
I used mostly only clips with my buddy in the video, have a ton more footage from that day that is as good or better than whats in this edit. Vail only reported 6" that morning (front side, mid-mountain report) but in the back there was 1-2 feet. We were jumping off of the dragon's teeth cliffs with no regard to safety, as it was like jumping into a giant pile of pillows.
Damn it I miss winter already. Might head up to Arapahoe Basin this weekend for my last day of the season, which would be my 25th day. They are closing after this weekend.
Powder Day March 1st, 2013.
Dragon's Teeth in China Bowl, trees in Blue Sky
Blue Jacket + red hat = Travis
Not sure how relevant this will be to everyone, but Delta has some pretty good fares to Denver this winter. Right now it's under $200 for DC area airports, where I'm at. My brother still lives in Michigan and it's even cheaper out of DTW (saw as low as $135 direct).
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