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Squaw Valley Served up a great 4th of July!

post #1 of 18
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I have to say Thank you to Squaw Vally for being open and Thank you to the skiers who came out to support the amazing weekend.

I have two words for you - Sun Screen

Okay four words - Whoooo Hooo!

Squaw had a great list of activities for the weekend which included concerts, family activities, mini golf and a huge pool party at High Camp.
Palisades was open and skiing very well as well as a short "hike to" North Bowl which was awesome!

We ran into Davluri and hiked to the Palisades with him, but he didn't stick around for the Photo Opportunity (Darn you Davluri hissyfit.gif I wanted my picture taken with you!)

We ran into Dookey at High Camp at the end of the day but never got to share some turns with him.  I'm guessing he has something to add to the day since he skied 4 Tahoe Resorts on the 4th of July.........We'll call it Dookey's 4 for the 4th! 

I'm continually amazed at the amazing people we meet in these circles!

Happy Birthday US of A!!

Top of Palisades looking out over Gorgeous Lake Tahoe!

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Philpug, skiing Palisades
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Me enjoying the pool party with some friends
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post #2 of 18

Wow.

 

That looks like fun!

post #3 of 18
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Originally Posted by Bob Peters View Post

Wow.

 

That looks like fun!



The skiing part or the hugging on Doug Stoup part? 

post #4 of 18
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Originally Posted by Trekchick View Post

I have to say Thank you to Squaw Vally for being open and Thank you to the skiers who came out to support the amazing weekend.

I have two words for you - Sun Screen

Okay four words - Whoooo Hooo!

Squaw had a great list of activities for the weekend which included concerts, family activities, mini golf and a huge pool party at High Camp.
Palisades was open and skiing very well as well as a short "hike to" North Bowl which was awesome!

We ran into Davluri and hiked to the Palisades with him, but he didn't stick around for the Photo Opportunity (Darn you Davluri hissyfit.gif I wanted my picture taken with you!)

We ran into Dookey at High Camp at the end of the day but never got to share some turns with him.  I'm guessing he has something to add to the day since he skied 4 Tahoe Resorts on the 4th of July.........We'll call it Dookey's 4 for the 4th! 

I'm continually amazed at the amazing people we meet in these circles!

Happy Birthday US of A!!

Top of Palisades looking out over Gorgeous Lake Tahoe!

Click the image to open in full size. 

Philpug, skiing Palisades




 

I messed that up. Were we there at the same time? I wanted to be in a picture with you, damn. That was an awesome weekend of skiing....far exceeding expectations for conditions. Great to see everyone!

post #5 of 18
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That shot would have been soooooo much better with you Dave!

 

Have you seen the news footage?  I expected to see you in it......where were you?

http://www.news10.net/video/default.aspx?bctid=1038050951001&odyssey=mod|tvideo|article

 

post #6 of 18

 

We skied yesterday at Squaw. What a fantastic day, from the skiing which was a blast to the apre in the parking lot and at High Camp, it was truly a 4th of July to remember. I was fortunate enough to ski all day with some of my best friends then party all afternoon with some old friends who I haven't seen in a long time and some new ones who I most expectantly will be skiing with in the years to come. I will say Squaw did everything right in putting on this weekend. Kudos to them!

To say the day was "Epic" was an understatement. 

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post #8 of 18

Squaw was awesome. For the last couple days, having serious skiing withdrawl, I keep repeating the many hikes in my mind's eye, the dirt, the wildflowers, the rocks, the snow, the sun, the dirt and rocks. It was visually a powerful experience. Some of the billy goating around was totally wild.

Seeing the Start Haus bunch was great, and just in the nick of time. TC, you're too much; thx. We'll pick up from here this season.

post #9 of 18

As TC alluded to, I managed to go 4 for 4 on the 4th starting my morning by driving my 4X4 up to Chair 2 at Donner Ski Ranch, then trudging through the woods to the village at Sugar Bowl where I skied the Disney Nose line, then it was off to Alpine Meadows where I jammed through Pete's Peril's Trees, and finally ending up at Squaw where I rounded out the day by skiing solo for a bit and then hiking up to National and Headwall with my buddy Corky and a gent named Jason (whom I had befriended whilst hiking around Granite Chief the day before). At the closing of the lifts everything culminated at High Camp around the pool where Corky and I bumped into TC and Phil and soaked up too much sun and a few brew-ha-ha's. The capper was rousing choruses of "Star Spangled Banner" and "You've Lost That Loving Feeling", plus some ribald G.N.A.R. shenanigans on the tram ride down. I think our passle of slightly debaucherous skiers slightly scared the mostly sight-seeing tourists who were also shoved into the tram. Bummer of the day was the tourist woman crammed next to me who was packing the sickest snowerblades I've ever seen: they had a snow snake graphic on the tips of the bases. I offered to buy them from her several times and each time she moved a little further away from me, cringingly forced a smile, and then refused. Perhaps my lobster red forehead, bright neon yellow ski pants, and eau de Sierra Nevada made her a bit wary...

post #10 of 18
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e. TC, you're too much; thx. We'll pick up from here this season.



when is that??  Tomorrow?

 

post #11 of 18
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Originally Posted by dookey67 View Post

 Perhaps my lobster red forehead, bright neon yellow ski pants, and eau de Sierra Nevada made her a bit wary...



"eau de Sierra Nevada" Awww dookey you has such a way with words, sig-worthy mang.

 

post #12 of 18
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Jimmy and Dookey should mosdef meet up for some turns!

 

post #13 of 18

TC: Just to clarify, Mos Def is a popular rapper...

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmqXKbxDoJ0

 

 

post #14 of 18
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Originally Posted by dookey67 View Post

TC: Just to clarify, Mos Def is a popular rapper...

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmqXKbxDoJ0

 

 


I didn't say Mos Def......I said, mosdef. biggrin.gif

 

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Originally Posted by Trekchick View Post

Jimmy and Dookey should mosdef meet up for some turns!

 


How's febrewary sound? I'll mosdef bring a box of Torpedo's.

 

post #16 of 18

Well said everyone, it was truly an amazing weekend. As mentioned, hiking the Palisades and to North Bowl on dirt and rocks was a trip and super fun. I even met some people that were trekking over to Chute 75 from the top of Siberia, but we didn't join them.

I think this shows that skiing can be a little more fun when some variety and challenges are thrown in. Go Squaw! I wonder how Alpine and Sugar Bowl were, they were also open.

 

post #17 of 18

I skied Kirkwoodie on the 4th, went biking in the PM, then to the Bay Area for fireworks et al.

 

What a ski year!!

 

Yaga man!

post #18 of 18
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I hear Kirkwood skied well on the 4th.  It has been an incredible ski season, that's for sure!!

Some time we need to hook up!

 

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