April 3, 2009 Skiing

Previewing the Apocalypse

Telluride Dust Storm Red Snow Well, instead of snow, so far we’re just getting more dust. As the afternoon progressed, the sky grew more and more pink, and the snow started to look as if God had sprinkled cayenne pepper everywhere. What a mess! Adding to the atmosphere, today is Telluride’s end-of-season celebration downtown, so […] (more...)...

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April 1, 2009 A Powder Skiing Crash Course Skiing

A Powder Skiing Crash Course

Literally—more new snow today; more powder skiing. Ordinarily these are the kinds of days that would have kept my dad off the mountain, but he got a new pair of Volkl Mantras, and I have to say, the skis have made a huge difference. He not only skied today…he had fun. I’m going to have […] (more...)...

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March 31, 2009 Black Iron Bowl - Dihedral Chute Skiing

Black Iron Bowl – Dihedral Chute

The upside of April showers is…fresh tracks on the hike-to terrain. Did the walk up the ridge to the top of Black Iron Bowl’s Dihedral Chute. This is just such a fun, classic line, and getting it with untracked powder was oh-so-nice. What a beautiful day this was! There’s hardly anybody on the mountain right […] (more...)...

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March 28, 2009 Youthful Exuberance Skiing

Youthful Exuberance

Just a heck of a fun day today at the Arizona Snowbowl. Some kind of an informal race going on at the resort, so the place was filled with kids in costumes. That kind of completed the picture: warm Spring skiing, smooth silky corn, lots of good vibes. Perfect. (more...)...

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March 28, 2009 Skiing

SoCal Mountains – Aerial Update

Mount San Antonio Mount San Jacinto Hopped a flight to AZ yesterday, en route again to Colorado for a little fun. I got a chance to snap a few photos of the Southern California mountains to check snow conditions. Things look pretty burnt. Baldy Bowl is starting to look bare, even above the Ski Hut, […] (more...)...

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March 14, 2009 Skiing

Mount Baldy – North Face & Dare Chute

Heating Up Dare; Hourglass; Girly Man Summit, looking Northwest A Quick NF Snowpit A Long Way Down Back Atop the Summit Dostie’s Dare—Entrance Skiing the Dare Chute Well this was a fun day! For today’s ski agenda, I thought I’d climb up Mount Baldy, give the north face a look-see, ski a piece of it […] (more...)...

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March 2, 2009 Memory Lane: Arizona Snow Bowl Skiing

Memory Lane: Arizona Snow Bowl

Well we’re working our way back home now, with a stopoff in Flagstaff for a few days. I’d kind of hoped to do some sort of backcountry tour out here, but a week of record temps has just nuked the snowpack. Plus the forest service has all the key access roads closed, and I’m thinking, […] (more...)...

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February 27, 2009 Skiing

Gold Hill No. 9

Backcountry Access Hiking the Ridge San Joaquin Couloir Gold 9’s Access Gate Looking Down the Chute Skiing the Upper Chute Lower Gold 10 & Patrol Gold Hill Chutes 6-10 9:44 am atop Telluride, elevation 12,570′. A cold wind blasts across the ridge as my brother and I hop off the Revelation Lift and check the […] (more...)...

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February 22, 2009 Skiing

Revelations

Revelation Bowl Telluride GS Boards Today Chair 9 It feels like Europe says my brother. We are traversing into Telluride’s newest terrain addition: Revelation Bowl. And yes, I think to myself, that’s exactly what this is like. With its striking, high altitude bowl, steep, wind-hardened snow, and views of technical terrain in every direction, Revelation […] (more...)...

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February 15, 2009 Baldy Bowl - Hourglass Chute Skiing

Baldy Bowl – Hourglass Chute

Maybe Yes Maybe No was kind of the theme today. I was looking for an excuse to stay home, but with our ever-changing forecast pushing the expected storm one more day yet again, I figured Mount San Antonio’s Baldy Bowl had had time to stabilize, so why not go tromp around in the snow and […] (more...)...

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