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...Is it still "skiing/boarding" when you're rigged to bottled oxygen? th_dunno-1%5B1%5D.gif

 

Well, is it still skiing if you're low on oxygen and been hitting the bottle?  

post #32 of 57
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...Is it still "skiing/boarding" when you're rigged to bottled oxygen? th_dunno-1%5B1%5D.gif

 

Well, is it still skiing if you're low on oxygen and been hitting the bottle?  

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post #33 of 57

My bucket list:

The "7 peaks of the Tetons".  I have Buck mountain already, (posted here on Epic Ski - http://www.epicski.com/forum/newestpost/112477), so now it is the South, Middle, Teewinot, Owen, Moran and the Grand.

Plus, I definitely want Mile Long in the JH backcountry and I'm eyeing Borah in Idaho.

post #34 of 57

Flat Top on the Kenai Peninsula, (you can see it across Turnagain Inlet on the way to Alyeska).  Have skied it twice before, in the dawn of time, and would really like to hit it again.  It is about 3500' of sustained vertical much of it above treeline with a northern exposure.  When it goes to corn, it is just about as good as it gets.

 

You can get at it by a very long walk or a short copter ride.  Option # 2 please.  

 

There are lots of other runs I would really like to ski but this one keeps showing up behind my eyes.

post #35 of 57
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Inbounds:

S&S- Jackson Hole

Banana Funnel to Exit – Crested Butte

Senior’s- Telluride

 

Backcountry:

DragonTail- Rocky Mtn NP

San Joaquin - Telluride 

Where is Senior's at Telluride? I'm planning a trip there and was looking at a trail map and didn't see it. I probably won't have the moxy to try it. Banana Funnel is another one high on my list. Dang, this list keeps growing with everyone's good suggestions. 

post #36 of 57
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Inbounds:

S&S- Jackson Hole

Banana Funnel to Exit – Crested Butte

Senior’s- Telluride

 

Backcountry:

DragonTail- Rocky Mtn NP

San Joaquin - Telluride 

Where is Senior's at Telluride? I'm planning a trip there and was looking at a trail map and didn't see it. I probably won't have the moxy to try it. Banana Funnel is another one high on my list. Dang, this list keeps growing with everyone's good suggestions. 


It's one of the runs off Palmyra, it's a pretty tough hike to get up there.

post #37 of 57
I'll echo San Joaquin... I've wanted to ski that since first catching a glimpse of it years ago.  From what I understand it's really not that hard to ski or access, but I just really love the aesthetics of it.  I've skied Seniors and Banana, both really fun runs for inbounds.  If you haven't already skied it, check out the Y on Pikes... that's another fun one in CO, really straightforward, easy descent but something about being able to grab a donut and drop directly out of a parking lot on the summit of a 14er was really amusing for me.
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Originally Posted by COBillsFan View Post

Inbounds:

S&S- Jackson Hole

Banana Funnel to Exit – Crested Butte

Senior’s- Telluride

 

Backcountry:

DragonTail- Rocky Mtn NP

San Joaquin - Telluride 

post #38 of 57

Runs:

Schmidiots/Palisades, Squaw Valley
Chimney Sweep, Squaw Valley
Dead Man's Chute, Squaw Valley

Eagles Nest/McConkey's, Squaw Valley
The Fingers, Squaw Valley
S&S Couloir, Jackson Hole
Corbet's Couloir, Jackson Hole (I've skied it, want to do it again in better conditions)
Alta Zero, Jackson Hole
Body Bag Chutes, Crested Butte
Delirium Dive, Sunshine Village
Elevator Chutes, Taos
Two Smokes Chute, Silverton
Finger Chutes, Snowbasin
Little Couloir, Big Sky
Big Couloir, Big Sky
Bird Of Prey, Beaver Creek
Black Hole, Smugglers Notch
East Wall, Arapahoe Basin
Daly Chutes, Deer Valley

Some unmarked stuff (in bounds) at Brundage
 

Resorts and mountains (besides the above):

Mica (Micah?), Canada

Verbier

Chamonix

Craigieburn

Haines

Alyeska

Whistler/Blackcomb


Edited by VeganFreeskier - 10/14/12 at 1:42am
post #39 of 57
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I'll echo San Joaquin... I've wanted to ski that since first catching a glimpse of it years ago.  From what I understand it's really not that hard to ski or access, but I just really love the aesthetics of it.  I've skied Seniors and Banana, both really fun runs for inbounds.  If you haven't already skied it, check out the Y on Pikes... that's another fun one in CO, really straightforward, easy descent but something about being able to grab a donut and drop directly out of a parking lot on the summit of a 14er was really amusing for me.
 

Yeah, I've got a good friend from Ophir who's snowboarded it, said the same thing, it's not ridiculously challenging, but from appearance only, it's the run he's most proud of.

 

There's something about it that screams "rip me".

http://skisickness.com/2011/03/26/sanjoaquincouloir.jpg

post #40 of 57
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Yeah, I've got a good friend from Ophir who's snowboarded it, said the same thing, it's not ridiculously challenging, but from appearance only, it's the run he's most proud of.

 

There's something about it that screams "rip me".

http://skisickness.com/2011/03/26/sanjoaquincouloir.jpg

YUP!

post #41 of 57
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Yeah, I've got a good friend from Ophir who's snowboarded it, said the same thing, it's not ridiculously challenging, but from appearance only, it's the run he's most proud of.

 

There's something about it that screams "rip me".

http://skisickness.com/2011/03/26/sanjoaquincouloir.jpg

I get jitters just thinking about it. Any estimate on the pitch? From the picture, it looks like you'd need a parachute. ;) 

post #42 of 57

Cat skiing in the champagne pow at Island Park Lodge.  Lots of chance to refuel energy while enjoying the view and camaradie riding up in the cat.  No oxygen required. Just a warm drink to thaw out the smile off my face. Skiing safely in the backcountry with great friends and guides for a full year, starting with Canada, and moving to Argentina and points south for the summer. :D 

post #43 of 57
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I get jitters just thinking about it. Any estimate on the pitch? From the picture, it looks like you'd need a parachute. ;) 

 

Nice video on it:

post #44 of 57
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Anybody construct a bucket list of runs they'd like to do sometime in their life?

My top three are:

 

Al's Run, Taos, NM

Corbet’s Couloir, Jackson Hole, WY

Cornice Bowl, Mammoth Mountain, CA


The signature scary run at Mammoth is Hangman's, and Phillipe's is steep as well.  Climax and the wipeout/dropouts are also great.  Cornice is mostly a steep groomer these days.  but the real bucket list run at (near) Mammoth is Hole in the Wall (which I've never done): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tsPn4Liy2d8

post #45 of 57

Sin Salida!

post #46 of 57
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Corbets 

This video of the set up for the Corbets portion of the Dream Factory is sick!

 

http://www.tetongravity.com/videos/Behind-The-Scenes-Corbet39s-Couloir-1790037.htm

post #47 of 57
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Originally Posted by COBillsFan View Post

Yeah, I've got a good friend from Ophir who's snowboarded it, said the same thing, it's not ridiculously challenging, but from appearance only, it's the run he's most proud of.

 

There's something about it that screams "rip me".

http://skisickness.com/2011/03/26/sanjoaquincouloir.jpg

The San Joaquin was on my bucket list and I finally skied it about 10 years ago.  It is not as steep as it looks in the picture.  I had heard that it was measured at the choke rock about a 1/3 of the way down at 49 degrees.  The scariest part was getting into it.  If you come straight off the top the first pitch can be 60 degrees because their is usually a rollover cornice.  You can see the shadow of an overhang in the picture.  I have a picture with someone's tracks on that line when the cornice was not there.  Once you get in the chute it mellows to about 50 degrees and is constant all the way to the bottom.  The steepness off the ridge forced us to go behind the cockscomb and traverse back across the hanging face on looker's left, which was way hairier than the chute.  It was the scariest place I ever clicked into my bindings. 

 

We had conditions similar to the video with about a foot of thick settled old powder that moved with us and actually skied pretty nicely.  I misjudged the consistency and movement of the snow on a stop half way down with my skis across the fall line, lost my balance and fell downhill to a head plant and then continued down and flipped back up to a stop my skis.  Sideways tomahawking at its finest.  A technique I do not recommend.

 

Because of the aspect the chute never gets any direct sun.  One of the guys I skied it with went back the next year and encountered slick conditions. They side-slipped the entire chute and never made a turn.  If memories serves I believe it is 1,500 vert top to bottom.

post #48 of 57
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This video of the set up for the Corbets portion of the Dream Factory is sick!

 

http://www.tetongravity.com/videos/Behind-The-Scenes-Corbet39s-Couloir-1790037.htm

Wicked clip, thanks! 

post #49 of 57

Bucket lists can be disappointing. For years I wanted to ski the Poop Chute at Donner Summit because it looked so cool and I drove past it all the time.  Finally got around to it two years ago--hiked around the back and got lost and skied down some other way, booted straight up it and finally skied it.  A few simple turns, not near as steep as it looked, hardly worth the effort. Oh well. There's plenty of other stuff.  Skied Cham two years ago with my son--terrible snow year, dodging rocks all week, not successfully, but still a great experience. Plan to go back with my other son this march--wouldn't mind doing the Pas de Chevre. The Pubelle on the Grand Montets and the Rond would be nice but probably over my head unless perfect snow. 

post #50 of 57
Vallee Blanche (again)
Haute Route. - Probably too old and feeble but still a dream trip
Big and Little at Big Sky
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post #52 of 57

Hi there. I'm new to Epic Ski. Based in London but ski mostly in North America.

Here is my bucket  list.

 

Dilerium Dive - Sunshine Village  (done)

Corbet's

The North West face of Terminator ridge at Kicking Horse

KT 22- Squaw Valley

Valley Blanche  -  Chamonix

Point de view - Les Grands Montets (done)

Wild west - Sunshine Village

Whitewall - Kicking Horse (done) 

San Joaquin - After looking at that picture

 

Bucket list resorts:

Verbier

Zermatt (done),  Niseko - Japan (done), Jackson Hole, Alyeska - Alaska, Powder King  - BC, Smithers - BC

post #53 of 57
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Hi there. I'm new to Epic Ski. Based in London but ski mostly in North America.

Here is my bucket  list.

 

Corbet's

 

Bucket list resorts:

Jackson Hole

Welcome to EpicSki!  Did you notice that Bears are gathering at Big Sky in late March?  I think a few are headed to JH beforehand.  Could be a good time to plan a trip to WY and MT. smile.gif

post #54 of 57

marznc -  I  hadn't  noticed that . Thanks. We are planning on visiting Big sky and Jackson hole in Feb. Hopefully we will be able to cross Corbet's off the list.

post #55 of 57

i want to go back east and ski goat liftline and national in primo conditions

i want to ski la grave

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i want to go back east and ski goat liftline and national in primo conditions

i want to ski la grave


What, Starr gets the shaft? Skied the Front Four last February after a 36"+ dump. Epic.

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What, Starr gets the shaft? Skied the Front Four last February after a 36"+ dump. Epic.

 

nice, it's hard to plan a trip there and get the weather/conditions right

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