Last season at Holiday Valley (western NY), the bumps stunk. there was no consistence like the poster picture. Instead there were bumps and then a huge mound of snow (not sure why). The good bump run was usually closed and only opened for competition. Hopefully this year I will learn to use my knees and not absorb the shock in my back....ouch
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Where are these bumps? - Page 2
Gear mentioned in this thread:post #32 of 378/29/11 at 7:12am
Incognito, thanks for the feedback. I have a buddy who is connected at Big Bear. Maybe I can get a tour of the snowcats and get a photo of the bumpmaker to post.
I did ski a sweet line of leftover bumps created for a contest there a couple of years ago. But I was told they used traditional grooming machines with clever operators spending a lot of time on the pitch.
When I was at Big Bear last season I must have missed the bump line. Maybe we were having too much fun just zooming on the groomers! Bear does not have a reputation for bumps, I'd love to see that change and just a couple of sweet lines can do that.
Ericpost #33 of 378/29/11 at 7:29am
Mtebor, bummer for your hill. Bumps that are only open for competitions or the freestyle teams suck! OK, close off the jumps if the liability is too much - but let the public in the zipper line. Or at least leave an open line next to the course.
How will people ever get the skills to enjoy bumps if the bumps are closed to the public? Bumps are not inherently dangerous.
Steep icy groomers with no bumps to check your speed are scary to me.
Ericpost #34 of 372/29/12 at 3:36pmQuote:
That's a good one. Try in sketchy conditions (i.e. this year) for even more fun! Once you're in, you're committed.post #35 of 372/29/12 at 3:49pmQuote:
'Don't groom Jane - God'post #36 of 372/29/12 at 4:39pm
we don't really get bumps in the midwest unless they're manmade, the ones I skied at granite peak were WAY close together and solid mounds of ice, needless to say I didn't last to long there. I hope when I get to summit county in a month I'll some how be able to ski all the bumps there...post #37 of 372/29/12 at 5:34pm
still love to ski the bumps but good runs are becoming a scarcity. I find it pretty hard to find any with near the degree of difficulty that used to be common before the advent snowboards and stubby skis.
but in my area
Apex, the K or Hanks is always a good work out,
Silver Star - Cowabunga, Katmando
Big White - Dragons t. & Goats Kick both have small rollers
Sun Peaks - Intimadator ?
Kicking Horse develops nice bumps (with no fresh snow) in the mid section
Lake Louise has nice cruising bumps in Paradise Bowl.
Norquay - North American
Sunshine Goats Eye main face is usually bumped
Panorama - the "extreme" zone and trails out usually bump up
Whistler - Chunky's Choice, Whistler Bowl, Big Timber
( Jimmy's Joker was one of the hardest bump runs in N America now they groom it )
Blackcomb -under the Crystal chair, bottom face on Seventh Heaven, Gear Jammer
Baker - Honkers Pan Face but usually side cut
Fernie - under the Boomerang chair,
- Where are these bumps?
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