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post #31 of 49

It's fake, all fake, I tell you.  That scene is from Tokyo Disneyland, with fake snow and animatronic skiers.

 

post #32 of 49

WOW. JUST WOW. 
 

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Originally Posted by crgildart View Post

If your chairlift has become a t-bar/rope tow... You just might have too much snow..

 

If your lodge is submerged.... You just might have too much snow..

 

If the sky is white on a clear day...  You just might have too much snow...

 

 

Not to be outdone, I give you Japan..

 

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I wouldn't want to be on the mountain or at the bottom of it when this stuff melts.

 



 

post #33 of 49

Insane picts!!!

 

I bet this year things are looking like this in parts of Hokkaido.

post #34 of 49

Spindrift - 

Your vids convey steepness better than most POV videos.  Are you using something with less of a wide-angle lens (i.e., not a GoPro)?  Or is it because you pointed the camera a little higher?  I see less of your skis than in most POVs, and I didn't find myself trying to "look up" while watching it.

 

Anyway, I enjoyed watching them.

post #35 of 49

Well, I'm a couple of weeks late and we've already lost at least two feet on top, but here's a picture I got today of Chair 2 at Alpental, WA:

 

Chair 2 Alpental April 15, 2012

 

Last weekend this stretch was trenched and we were dragging our skis on the ground.  I guess summer is on its way.

post #36 of 49
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Spindrift - 

Your vids convey steepness better than most POV videos.  Are you using something with less of a wide-angle lens (i.e., not a GoPro)?  Or is it because you pointed the camera a little higher?  I see less of your skis than in most POVs, and I didn't find myself trying to "look up" while watching it.

 

Anyway, I enjoyed watching them.


I agree, those were actually watchable POV's!

 

Thanks,

JF

 

 

post #37 of 49
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Originally Posted by spindrift View Post

 

I've been discovering editing video clips is harder than it seems... Nonetheless, this might shed a bit more light on PNW conditions & Stevens in particular. There is a ton of snow here in the Cascades. Maybe fifteen feet, give or take a few feet, of settled snowpack where these clips are from. All basic lift served. But at least as of Friday, no consolidation at all. Maybe the current weather pattern will start that process. During the past couple of years, April and May delivered some decent sized storms. So hopefully we'll get a bit more snow. If not, fingers crossed for consolidation and corn.

 

Here are a few snippets  from this past Friday. 

 

 

 

And if you are inclined to watch an even more questionable attempt at editing  from a week earlier (it has the minor virtue of being short)...

 

 



 


 

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Originally Posted by mdf View Post

Spindrift - 

Your vids convey steepness better than most POV videos.  Are you using something with less of a wide-angle lens (i.e., not a GoPro)?  Or is it because you pointed the camera a little higher?  I see less of your skis than in most POVs, and I didn't find myself trying to "look up" while watching it.

 

Anyway, I enjoyed watching them.


I agree. popcorn.gif

 

post #38 of 49

Yesterday was the last day of lift access this season, figured I would document it. 1min 35 sec of heavy new snow and poor light. 

 

 

 

post #39 of 49

Guessing here - but I think he's using one of the viewing modes with only a 135 degree lens field instead of 170, so while it may capture less of the surroundings from side to side, it doesn't make the terrain look quite so flat.  I've been experimenting with this on the contour roam (1080p is 135 and 720p is 170) and it is a noticeable difference.

 

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Originally Posted by mdf View Post

Spindrift - 

Your vids convey steepness better than most POV videos.  Are you using something with less of a wide-angle lens (i.e., not a GoPro)?  Or is it because you pointed the camera a little higher?  I see less of your skis than in most POVs, and I didn't find myself trying to "look up" while watching it.

 

Anyway, I enjoyed watching them.



 

post #40 of 49
Quote:
Originally Posted by crgildart View Post

If your chairlift has become a t-bar/rope tow... You just might have too much snow..

 

If your lodge is submerged.... You just might have too much snow..

 

If the sky is white on a clear day...  You just might have too much snow...

 

 

Not to be outdone, I give you Japan..

 

5369516376_da9406dcd9.jpg

 

japan-snow-road-3.jpg

 

img9.jpg

 

I wouldn't want to be on the mountain or at the bottom of it when this stuff melts.

 


Tateyama alpine route. There's a pretty spectacular water fall that most of that melt off makes it over. The spring/early summer ski touring up there is fabulous, but the glide cracks are occasionally pretty deep. smile.gif I think your last pict might be somewhere else in Japan though. No private cars are allowed up there. I'll see if I can dig up some picts of the skiing up there. Probably my favorite place on the planet earth to make turns. Many many great memories. If it were a ski area, it'd be a world class and rightfully famous destination.

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post #41 of 49
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Originally Posted by surfacehoar View Post

Yesterday was the last day of lift access this season, figured I would document it. 1min 35 sec of heavy new snow and poor light. 

 

 

 


Fantastic skiing!  Excellent clip -- one of the best of the year, IMO.

 

Thanks for sharing, Mike

 

post #42 of 49
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Fantastic skiing!  Excellent clip -- one of the best of the year, IMO.

 

Thanks for sharing, Mike

 


Agreed, Great Video!

 

Where is it???

 

post #43 of 49
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Originally Posted by JayT View Post

Guessing here - but I think he's using one of the viewing modes with only a 135 degree lens field instead of 170, so while it may capture less of the surroundings from side to side, it doesn't make the terrain look quite so flat.  I've been experimenting with this on the contour roam (1080p is 135 and 720p is 170) and it is a noticeable difference.

 



 


 

Not a bad guess. But mostly where it looks steep at all, it actually is rather steep. They were shot with a Contour Roam. The April 6th clip should have been shot at 170 degrees (720P). I believe the March 30 one was 135 degree (whatever it does 1080P at) - but I am not 100% sure without checking (do not have quick access to the originals at this moment). I had the Contour mounted helmet top, centered, and set/calibrated as level as I could get it looking straight ahead.

post #44 of 49

Mt. Bachelor Easter weekend: a record 50K vertical on Saturday and another rubber-legged 32K on Sunday:

http://www.firsttracksonline.com/boards/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=10186

 

I returned via Mammoth last Wednesday-Friday,  snowing all 3 days, decent powder Thursday, deep powder Friday. http://www.firsttracksonline.com/boards/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=10190  I did do some ski damage skiing untracked on a south facing slope with minimal base.  But most of Mammoth looks surprisingly normal considering the horrible early season.  Mammoth has announced staying open until Memorial Day.  Bachelor will close then too despite having at least another month worth of base.  When Mammoth has big years like 2010 and 2011 they get race camps in there to pay the bills for June skiing.  Why can't Bachelor do the same?

post #45 of 49

Glad you guys liked my video. I thought my ski season was over so it was nice to get one last fun day at the home mountain, Big White. I hadn't skied in 3 weeks due to a sprained wrist and bruised heel. 

 

This picture is from a different day, just thought it was neat so I posted it anyways.

 

 

 

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post #46 of 49

^Like. Bachelor was dreamy today. No one on the hill,2-4 "of new snow w/ a fast hard base underneath. A surfing delight on any skis. Hanging inverted on the sides of ridges and accelerating down into the valleys. New snow on the way.

post #47 of 49
Thread Starter 

Here's what it looked like Saturday.  Every year there is a "where do I go for late season?" thread.  Every year people recommend one slush bowl after another.  Watch the powder blow at Bachelor.

 

It is 24 up there this morning.  I'm heading up for a few turns before heading for the south of France to find some warm weather biking.

 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrKRq4A9Ep0

post #48 of 49

I forgot to post this pic, from Stevens Pass at the bottom of the backside (the lowest elevation point of the ski area).   This was taken on Sunday April 15, the last day of the regular season.  The backside is now closed, although three chairs on the front side will stay open on weekends until at least May 6th, possibly longer.

 

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post #49 of 49

Those pics are reminiscent of Tahoe Donner last year. 

 

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