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Mt. Bachelor; we finally got a storm. Winter is back! January 23, 2012

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Well, finally winter showed up. After an week of epic snow and wind (about 7 feet fell, most of it classic Cascade Cement, with some rain on top), we got a nice 6-8 inch layer on top of moderate density snow.  It wasn't the best snow I have ever seen (that would have been last Monday the 16th; it was 11 degrees at the base), but decent enough, aside from the lurking snow snakes!  Best part was: the mountain was basically open on all of the back side (first time we have had enough snow) and better yet, I could see!  Sunny days are rare this time of year.  If you were wondering, I was skiing 4 different pairs of skis for this; Kastle BMX98, Head Rock n' Roll, Head Peak 90, Blizzard Bonafide.  Video was shot for an upcoming ski review, but I figured it was worth posting.  Most of the turns were short to medium radius, as the fairly heavy snow and flat nature of Bachelor means you get stuck or severely slow down if you spend too much time out of the fall line. Plus, in that chunky snow, it is nice to turn somewhat where you want.  My apologies for the length of this and the fact it is unedited; this is just the bulk footage. 

 

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Looks fun. Looks like you guys got the massive snowfall they predicted for Whistler--which mostly missed us and migrated south. You sure ski fast!

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Ugh, heard it rained 2 freakin' inches yesterday on the northwest side of the mountain. Lifts there are closed due to icing and unstable snowpack.  We can't catch a break!  

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deteriorating conditions? nice camera work.

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I will let him know.  Mountain should have recovered a bit from that rain we had; good heavy sticky snow today! Should set up well for the next few days.

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Nice turns Dawg!

Keep expecting those type of conditions only for it to warm up every few days. then ice up. then snow, rain..

My MX78's are getting lots of luv.

Fun trying to keep track which skis your on. 

Inclined to say you looked the most comfortable / unflappable on the BMX98's 

Pretty much ideal conditions for 98mm to 110mm skis 
Guess we gotta take those days when we can this year

Looking forward to your Kastle "West" review later this year ;)

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