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Always find it interesting that so call "real skiers" go to big expensive and crowded resorts and ski hammered powder.  Here are a few pictures that I took on Thursday between 11 and 1130 AM.  Note the snow.  The tracks you see are mine alone and this area was not a secret stash area.  Also my season pass cost me $199, Silver Mt. Ski Resort Kellogg, Idaho.

 

 

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silver 2012 004.JPG  Honestly, do you ever see this at 1130 AM at your ski hill.  It was so good I had to put tracks in here too.

 

 

 

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Thurs was a great day in Northern Idaho, all these pics were take In Bounds at 1130 AM. Wore myself out.

post #2 of 12

Yesterday was my best day of the season, Pete:

 

According to the resort, 77 inches in the last 15 days:

 

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Today:

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post #3 of 12

22 inch day. Wow am i glad i managed to ski it.

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I was at Schweitzer that day, Pete, and with very few people there it was much the same.  The front side was cut up, but even at mid-afternoon, there was fresh tracks to be had out back off the T-Bar and even under the double if you ducked into the trees.  It was snowing so hard by then it was filling in tracks elsewhere anyway!  7" more inches during the day, I think.

 

T'was easily one of the best days of the season.....although not as good as Feb. 25 when it reached 35" in just over 40 hours!  They're saying 65" in a 7-day span....seems right.

 

Let's hope it stays cold enough to keep for awhile....

 

 

post #5 of 12

The 25th and 26th were definitely my best days of the season at Schweitzer...I still had fresh tracks in some trees on the backside right before closing.  Sorry I don't have any pictures, I was pretty preoccupied yahoo.gif

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Nice snow at Whitefish Sibhusky.  Yep folks and people wonder why No. Idaho is so nice-pretty obvious to me.

post #7 of 12

Pete, I'm getting really sick that I didn't follow through. I think next season fershure.

 

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Originally Posted by jimintokyo View Post

Pete, I'm getting really sick that I didn't follow through. I think next season fershure.

 



Lookout, Schweitzer and Silver are all skiing good now.  Had a powder lean Jan/Feb but always had plenty of snow.

 

post #9 of 12

Verrrry nice stuff!

post #10 of 12

Totally agree with OP.  I love the small backwoods resorts.  We stumbled onto Brundage about 7-8 years ago.  It was a drought year for the whole NW.  Brundage was the only resort in the west that was getting the snow.  We hit it at Spring Break after 12+ inches dropped and the skies cleared up for the most perfect spring skiing.  My kids were 6 and got their first skiing lessons.  The older cousins could go off on their own but we could keep tabs on them as they came by the main lodge.  I could get plenty of excellent skiing and still frequently stop at the bottom to hook up with the family.  We topped the days off with a visit to the local hot springs resort in the evening.  It has been my most memorable ski trip so far.  I have spent holidays at Mt Bachelor, Sun Valley and the Salt Lake City resorts.  Those trips were possible due to family connections.  I am really more of a brown bag lunch and duct tape repairs type of guy.

 

I am making the 8+ hour trek from Springfield, OR next weekend with my son and my ex-father-in-law.  It is looking like it is going to be another perfect spring skiing adventure.  I am super stoked because I just bought a new pair of skis yesterday. 

post #11 of 12

"Always find it interesting that so call "real skiers" go to big expensive and crowded resorts and ski hammered powder.  Here are a few pictures that I took on Thursday between 11 and 1130 AM.  Note the snow.  The tracks you see are mine alone and this area was not a secret stash area.  Also my season pass cost me $199, Silver Mt. Ski Resort Kellogg, Idaho."

 

 

Shhhhhhh...Pete!  Next thing you know we're gonna be paying $300 for  our Silver passes and they'll be two or three people in front of us in the lift line!  Sometimes it's just best to think it, but not say it.  :)  Now if I can just talk my boss into giving me more  Thursdays off.

post #12 of 12

Missing the pictures?  ^^^^

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