It's Wiggle Season...

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This was part of my point further upthread. MTB trails have plenty of S-curve banked track. Take your skis down to Wakefield after a good covering storm and do powerline wiggle laps all day. Or vice versa, get a fat bike and (try to) ride a snow wiggle.
How often are those not through the trees?
 

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I thought the Rendevous Bowl wiggle was a special case brought on by the increased traffic during the year of the temporary chair (when the Tram was down for replacement). I don't remember seeing one any other years.
Negative - its been there almost every Spring in recent memory. Maybe when the Marmot chair was running from Sublette to the top of the bowl it was set earlier, but its there in the Spring.....with the Tram in the last decade.

Jackson Hole Wiggle - YouTube

Although, this year I dont know - since a) didnt ride the tram...because covid. b) was there in nuclear winter.
 

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I did the wiggle at A-Basin a few years back on Mother's Day weekend. Speed control was essential. I was letting every turn drift as @KingGrump mentions. It was fun and generated a sensation of vertigo on each turn as you balance your speed to keep from falling into to wiggle (too slow) and being slung out (too fast).
 

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Superstar on Killington had a nice wiggle line on 2May19 the day after the May Day Race. Bikes took over the line after the resort closed. Groomers filled it in the next day.

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Every year in Val d’Isere they set up a wiggle right at the beginning of the season just off to the side of the Creux piste. The problem with that is they sometimes get dumps that cover it up enough to make it invisible under the fresh snow. So if you jump off the side of the piste to enjoy the powder, you can easily crash into the wiggle.

Last year, I thought I was far enough to the skier’s left to avoid it, but a sudden unplanned double-ejection into forward somersault proved me wrong.
 

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I did the wiggle at A-Basin a few years back on Mother's Day weekend. Speed control was essential. I was letting every turn drift as @KingGrump mentions. It was fun and generated a sensation of vertigo on each turn as you balance your speed to keep from falling into to wiggle (too slow) and being slung out (too fast).
I watched you do it. You looked very controlled. I asked you why you popped out on one corner and then reentered -- you said it was scraped down to exposed rocks in that spot.
 
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