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post #31 of 42

A tuckerbrook run off the top of mittersill at cannon on a day of 12 inches or so. A few people had been down the 'main' part but some extra side stepping and walking got us into some untouched trees and mini cliffs that were just phenomonal. 

 

Usually wouldn't name a 'backcountry' run but there is a big red sign at the entrance now and if you hike the saddle you can't miss it, it shoots you out 3 miles from the base and I've heard of several tourists seeing it and taking it and having to hitch back.

post #32 of 42

I have been meaning to post in this thread, as although there were new lines skied & some great conditions this season, there was one that really struck a chord.

 

I remember saying that "it was as good as any run I have had in my life", & there have been many.

 

It was early in the season, I am gonna guess late December or early January on a run I have skied many times before.  It was one of many first tracks runs I have had on No Name Peak at Snowbasin. 

 

For some reason the stars lined up for this one & although it probably only lasted 3 minutes, I hit my favorite line perfectly.  The fact that the gate opened just as I got there, the depth & texture of the snow, the consistancy top to bottom for 3000' vertical, the fact that no one was in front of me, the drops & pillows that all just fell into place without a hiccup & the newness of the skis under my feet whose versatility I was just discovering & the fact that I shared it with one of my best ski buddies, all contributed to this very memorable run.

 

Pow 1.jpg

 

Thanks,

JF

post #33 of 42

Julie's Vision in Copper's backside. We made five runs in pristine powder conditions before we crossed another track. The run i've waited for all year.

 

 

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post #34 of 42

IM from Ontario, so I never get to ski powder as deep as I found in Whistler last march:

post #35 of 42

 

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Originally Posted by 4ster View Post

...It was early in the season, I am gonna guess late December or early January on a run I have skied many times before.  It was one of many first tracks runs I have had on No Name Peak at Snowbasin. 

 

For some reason the stars lined up for this one & although it probably only lasted 3 minutes, I hit my favorite line perfectly.  The fact that the gate opened just as I got there, the depth & texture of the snow, the consistancy top to bottom for 3000' vertical, the fact that no one was in front of me, the drops & pillows that all just fell into place without a hiccup & the newness of the skis under my feet whose versatility I was just discovering & the fact that I shared it with one of my best ski buddies, all contributed to this very memorable run.

 

Very nice.

post #36 of 42

Not a powder day, had so many storm days I was ready for some nice weather.

Almost no wind, bright sun, stopped to have a snack at the top before the run (In a t shirt).

Snow was awesome, my knee wasn't. Nothing remotely gnar.

 

 

post #37 of 42
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Like Bob Lee, I'm withholding final judgement until the season is truly over.  I love corn skiing so much that there's a very good chance that my best run of the year is still coming.

 

That said, this was an incredible year and I had tons of great runs.  The standout probably was this one, though.  January 19, 18" of new snow, light and fluffy, sunshine (we didn't see much of THAT this winter), and first tracks down Why Not.  It's the run that starts at 1:25 on this video:

 



Hey how do you hold up your camera while skiing? I always had difficulty doing that, especially with the poles. If I can record while skiing, it would be good for me to create a skiing music video of my own to show off my "talent".

 

korolevspace

post #38 of 42

Bob, that POV was mighty sweet. Your skiing just rolls. nice. That is SUCH a big mountain. Envious of that, if not the extreme cold. Your tram is so much more user friendly than ours; (but ours has history...)

post #39 of 42

I had lots of great runs but one that sticks in my mind is a shot down Red Line at Magic.  There wasn't any of the powdery goodness of many of the runs on this thread but it was an early Spring-like day and it the snow was thick and the bumps soft.   I was racing to make another chair before the bell and that type of snow made the perfect surface for attacking a trail that I often ski less aggressively.  It was a trail I probably skied 15-20 times over the course of the year, but that run stands out.

post #40 of 42

I have a couple ... one was a new route through trees that a new powder buddy showed me on a day with nearly a foot of nice fresh. I had brought my carvers and so was working on my technique, and met him on the first chair ... we skied the whole day together and he offered to let me demo his skis, but we ended up going down upper and lower Elevator off the Cascade lift at Meadows, then cutting paths through trees that I had not seen or thought of doing before; just one of those days where it's all working for you.

 

The next was a Friday in late February when we got a rare dump of fantastic powder ... and Heather Canyon had not been opened the day before. I have a buddy who had never skied powder or the canyon (he has young kids and stayed low with them all the time), so first I took him over a short area of fresh to get his powder legs so he could try it out; then we went back up Cascade and into A-Zone.  He saw the "expert-only" warning signs and reacted - he had just never seen the terrain - and I played guide a bit and we hit A-Zone after maybe only 25 people or so had been in it - not too many tracks.  He took it easy, entering down the right side, and I hopped over the high lip and met him down in the bowl, and by the time we met up he was laughing like a schoolkid.  We traversed over to Silver Bowl and took it to the runout - all in powder up to mid-thigh, fresh, and bluebird.

post #41 of 42

Not just one best run but a whole day of best runs cat skiing at Castle Mountain in southwest Alberta.

Avalanche hazard off the scale but the area is bombed first so no worries.Castle Cat skiing March 11, 2011 037 [1600x1200].jpg

For a slide show of the whole day see Youtube 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-QASwg-ZtU

 

post #42 of 42

My best run when on Devils Fiddle in mid march. Super soft corn, rocks, stumps, and bumps. And all in a bluebird, 60 degrees day.

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