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Late April skiing at White Pass Ski Area, WA

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Snow was 5+ inches of day-old Cascade cement with a double helping of spring pollen smile.gif  2011 Volkl Mantras being chased by Volkl Attiva Estrellas duel.gifYou don't see many other skiers because of the snow quality most left on the mountain were in the lodges drinking beer by 10 a.m, and gone by noon; after noon, the groomed was unskiable.

 

post #2 of 8

You are bringing us the goods to pass the summer away.  Thanks for sharing!

post #3 of 8
Oh I see. Thanks anyway :)
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Ah yes,  spring fun. Was the film shot over in the new area White Pass opened up? I have not been there for many years, but do remember the Goat Rocks addition was in planning stage way back in like 1969. White Pass was one of my training grounds, along with Steve and Phil Mahre.  For spring gunk, you ski pretty good older guy, proving the old proverb  "you don't get old and stop skiing but stop skiing and get old". I figure we have about 15 weeks till the next season starts, maybe I ought to be waxing up the gear.  

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Yes that is the new extension of the ski area; they added a whole section of off-piste skiing at the top (labeled black diamond and double black) grading from pretty open with moderate slopes to very treed with some steep slopes and small cliffs.  Of course nothing looks steep in the movie :-)  And that was some of the worst spring gunk I've skied, but not so bad first thing in the morning above tree line compared to mid-day below tree line.

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you made it look easy icon14.gif

post #7 of 8

Great stuff!

post #8 of 8

Sweet to see.  Good turns in some classic Cascadia snow. 

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