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Sibhusky

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I was wishing for snowshoes. I got so frustrated I took off the skis and walked but was post holing up to my knees. Oh well.
This why I own snowshoes, not x-country skis. My family used to do x-country, but even if everything was prepped by the same guy, it was MINE that loaded. My husband and daughter would be fine,
 

Slim

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Above the St Louis river in Jay Cooke State Park

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Smear

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A short evening solo trip today after having skied at the resort with the kids. Concluding 8 days of skiing in a row, all in sun and blue sky during our Easter holiday. Doesn't happen often on the west coast of Norway, it usually rains a lot.
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Last man on the summit today. Sun still high on the sky at 1800, no wind at summit and ripe untracked corn on west facing slopes.
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Managed to do something with a lower rib on the right side on a clumsy fall when skiing with the kids. Only 4 weeks after breaking a rib on the higher left side and only one week of relatively pain free skiing. Not fair, I think it was my only fall during all of Easter. Skinning and skiing untracked corn like an old man felt fine, skateing and skiing tracked out refrozen mess was horrible. But feel good that I managed one last tour before it really starts to hurt....
 

ilovepugs

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I did a lap at Cochran’s this morning with my doggo but then my friend told me there was still good coverage at Bolton Valley so I went up this afternoon too. Gotta get while there’s something left to be gotten!

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Did Spruce Peak at Stowe yesterday and it was pretty good. Went past the patrol shack and up to the lookout towards Mansfield.
 
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Primoz

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Just when I thought winter is going to end, we got another 30cm of pretty good snow. It was stable enough to be able to get some really good runs through steep couloirs, but I didn't expect it was that much of it, and I didn't take just right skis. It would have been even better, if I would take wider skis. But for middle of April, it was pretty awesome day ogsmile

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Slim

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Mt McGee, Mammoth, California
3600’/1100m straight from the car.
Warm night meant an early start though, headed out at 5:15, topped out at 9:15.
mix of booting and ski crampons.
The reward was perfect, silky smooth corn (we did not ski this section where I’m walking, we skied on the other side of the rock tower) on wide gullies of slightly varying aspect, so you could fine tune the corn ripeness.
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In2h2o

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Certainly not as gnarly as the above tours, but Bucket List item completed today- Iwɨhɨnmu.
Mt. Pinos. Meadow skipping Kern and Ventura County creamed corn. Road opened to the Nordic Center 2 days ago. There is actually quite a bit of snow 2-4 feet depending on aspect. Trees better (fun!) skiing than the 'trail side attraction' in the 3rd photo. Was solo, If I had a partner would have loved to have gone on to SawMill etc...
I really appreciate being able to ski and surf sacred Chumash places.

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Slim

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Skied it the 80’s but we cheated & got a $35 heli drop ;).
I remember the giant moraine at the bottom was like the biggest natural half-pipe ever!
Yeah, I heard Mammoth used to Heli ski that. And yes, one of the runs is called “halfpipe”.
Fun!
these days $35 got me lunch at Mammoth…:ogbiggrin:
 

Smear

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Skitouring with our kids ski club on our end-of-season gathering. We went to Bitihorn, a nice short tour (550 vertical meters, 8 km t/r) at the edge of Jotunheimen, well suited for kids and with relatively avy safe terrain.

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The kids walked up on XC-skis with climbing skins and the adults had an extra set of alpine skis/boots on and in the backpack. Only our family got all the way to the top, and there was a bit of bad mood among the kids, wanted to give up so had to force a little bit, but soon they could see the green cigar on horizon and all was well.

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"I could do this 24-7 all year" our 10-year old screamed in joy on the way down.

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The snow was fine on the way down the north west facing slope, but on the way out it got really wet and slow.
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Slim

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The kids walked up on XC-skis with climbing skins and the adults had an extra set of alpine skis/boots on and in the backpack.
Where were the kids alpine skis on the way up?
 

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