Pictures From the Skintrack

Slim

Making fresh tracks
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A great weekend up on the North Heore of Lake Superior.
Skied Lutsen on Saturday. Loving my Blizzard Firebird Sport Ti, and like @Tricia , I even took them in some easy moguls, and they did well (for me)!

Sunday we took the whole group : 7 girls 12-17, 6 adults, ages not to be named, and went ice climbing, then skied down The river to the Lake.
Several of these girls hade never ice climbed or river skied before, but all kept up great Spirit and made a long but fun day.
So impressed with the kids!
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LiquidFeet

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A great weekend up on the North Heore of Lake Superior.
Skied Lutsen on Saturday. Loving my Blizzard Firebird Sport Ti, and like @Tricia , I even took them in some easy moguls, and they did well (for me)!

Sunday we took the whole group : 7 girls 12-17, 6 adults, ages not to be named, and went ice climbing, then skied down The river to the Lake.
Several of these girls hade never ice climbed or river skied before, but all kept up great Spirit and made a long but fun day.
So impressed with the kids! View attachment 189284 View attachment 189285 View attachment 189286 View attachment 189287
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That area looks like so much fun. Lots of terrain changes.
 

Tricia

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A great weekend up on the North Heore of Lake Superior.
Skied Lutsen on Saturday. Loving my Blizzard Firebird Sport Ti, and like @Tricia , I even took them in some easy moguls, and they did well (for me)!

Sunday we took the whole group : 7 girls 12-17, 6 adults, ages not to be named, and went ice climbing, then skied down The river to the Lake.
Several of these girls hade never ice climbed or river skied before, but all kept up great Spirit and made a long but fun day.
So impressed with the kids! View attachment 189284 View attachment 189285 View attachment 189286 View attachment 189287
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Considering how the midwest is getting beaten up that looks pretty darn good.
 

Slim

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isn't that the truth. I think we've had more hill closures because of warm and rain than we've had actual snow days this winter. It sucks.
Until today ([email protected]!) we had been spared that here in the northern most reaches of the Midwest. Some days around freezing , but no rain before today.
Yesterday I had some nice soft turns in the backcountry, far away from the shore. Close to the shore, it was bad.
 

Doug Briggs

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A great weekend up on the North Heore of Lake Superior.
Skied Lutsen on Saturday. Loving my Blizzard Firebird Sport Ti, and like @Tricia , I even took them in some easy moguls, and they did well (for me)!

Sunday we took the whole group : 7 girls 12-17, 6 adults, ages not to be named, and went ice climbing, then skied down The river to the Lake.
Several of these girls hade never ice climbed or river skied before, but all kept up great Spirit and made a long but fun day.
So impressed with the kids! View attachment 189284 View attachment 189285 View attachment 189286 View attachment 189287
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I wish I had pictures, but it was a long time ago in a place far away....

I hiked Lion's Head on Mt Washington (north side of Tuckerman Ravine) and skied Raymonds Cataract, finishing by skiing the Cutler River out. It was at times pretty questionable how to proceed as it was a way down to the river and, of course, cold out.

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Primoz

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We finally got some snow, so I finally managed to get first ski tours of the season (on 16th of January :huh: ). But weather gods wanted to make up for this long wait, so they throw down to us some 60 to 70cm pretty damn good powder. Slightly hard to make skintrack up being first one this early on morning, but well worth it. :)

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dbostedo

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We finally got some snow, so I finally managed to get first ski tours of the season (on 16th of January :huh: ). But weather gods wanted to make up for this long wait, so they throw down to us some 60 to 70cm pretty damn good powder. Slightly hard to make skintrack up being first one this early on morning, but well worth it. :)

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Love that shot! Very nicely composed.
 

Primoz

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When you think nowadays it's impossible to get first line down 2 days after snow on local hill where everyone and their dogs go, Wednesday afternoon brings you nice surprise. Maybe everyone were scared of avi level 4 (no it wasn't anything even remotely dangerous where I was skiing), or yesterday's report on local FB group, from guy who obviously can't differentiate between wet snow and dry powder. Either way, I was happy that for whatever reason, there's was still intact snow there for some really cool run :)

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Primoz

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It's pretty tricky everywhere around here, so there's some digging to do first, before getting into steep terrain loaded with 1.5m of fresh snow :) But when one option is dig and test, and then ski awesome line, while other option is turning back because you don't know what's under, some 15min of digging is not really a question :)


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