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your idea of the perfect ski run or hill

post #1 of 12
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Post all your ideas or dreams of the perfect ski run.

 

This can be a totally fantasy as well.

 

like even saying a ski hill that goes all the way to the moon is good too.

 

like to hear the ideas or stories of what you think would be your ideal ultimate ski hill.

 

Thanks

post #2 of 12

A wide open massive bowl  in bright blue skies and sunshine on a consistent 35 degree pitch and I just rip long massive arcs in a meter deep of super dry snow.

post #3 of 12

One that only allows me and my friends to use it.

post #4 of 12

A long, steep, tight, stable, powder-filled backcountry couloir coming directly off a dramatic/aesthetic high peak.  Throw in a good friend or two.  

 

An example would be something in the Tetons like Mt. Moran or the Middle or Grand on a good day, but there are many more in many ranges.  

post #5 of 12

I've found it and have been lucky enough to skied it often from May through late June, but it's not accessible Dec-April without 3-4 days of approach. All above tree line, great pitch (35-45 at the top for the first 1500' or so of verticle) mind blowing amounts of relatively stable maritime pack snow. Where? The whole ring of peaks of the Tateyama area of the Northern Japan Alps. If it were an area, it'd be a world class destination, but it'd be great to have mid-winter access to around 1800m and skin from there, to keep the crowds down.smile.gif

 

A small article with some picts.

 

http://www.eonet.ne.jp/~kunoichi/tateyama2.html

 

Lot's of hot springs as well. Nothing like a beer and a bath at the end of the day.


Edited by markojp - 12/5/11 at 10:34am
post #6 of 12
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Originally Posted by skiking4 View Post

A wide open massive bowl  in bright blue skies and sunshine on a consistent 35 degree pitch and I just rip long massive arcs in a meter deep of super dry snow.



The only way that could get any better is if you were the only one there.

post #7 of 12
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The only way that could get any better is if you were the only one there.

That's not hard if you don't mind humping for a couple of hours to get there.

I had a couple of days this year in France (touring of course) where we skied to a couple of untouched valleys the size of a decent North American resort. But the turns were well earned!
post #8 of 12

Narrow, undulating trail with random changes to the fall line making it so that you would never make the same size and shape of turn for more than a dozen turns at a time. The trail would be edged by an area of gladed out trees with about three meter spacing. A classic New England double D with double fall line and rock bands every hundred or so feet but has the snow pack of the deapest glaicier.

 

 

 

Hey, you asked for a dream run.

post #9 of 12

A groomed bowl deep in the backcountry.  2000 vert, 25 degree pitch, and me in super G skis.

post #10 of 12

The chutes in Steamboat only much longer.

post #11 of 12

Any reasonably ski-able one I have all to myself, or just share with just a couple of buddies. 

 

As for the coolest run imaginable??

 

How about something above the tree line being a varying 30-40 degree pitch but actually having some trees for ambiance (yep, something above the tree line with snow that light and air that thin, but with some arbor scenery magically there).  Powder bowl for about 2500 vertical feet, transition to nice natural bumps/moguls for about 1000 vertical feet, then a rut free corduroy GS course for the last 1500 vertical feet, ending at a picnic table complete with piping hot chili cheese fries and an ice cold mountain dew.

 

 

Oh, and my skis would magically change from 100 underfoot 190s to around 67mm 180s when I hit the bumps, then get longer again when I hit the cord..

post #12 of 12

crgildat: Revelstoke might be close to this description?

Not sure, never been to it, but seems like it might be.

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