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Originally Posted by rx2ski View Post

When you're skiing moguls, 27-28 degrees is steep.

The mogul course (over 800 feet) at Deer Valley is 28 degrees and takes 22-25 seconds to get down.

Outer Limits at Killington is 27degrees.

 

I wouldn't want to be skiing moguls on something steeper than that.

Well, I've seen Tower 3 Chute at JH quoted at 38 degrees and it is usually full of moguls (unless there is new snow).  It's not exactly the same as a "mogul run" but popular steep runs do wind up with some.

 

 

Anybody remember what Al's run is?  I admit I survived (as opposed to skied) the short top steep section, but even the main part seems steeper than Outer Limits.  And it is definitely a mogul run.

post #302 of 309
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Originally Posted by whippersnapper View Post


False alarm, skied fine today. I saw some great videos about la Grave, that looks like the perfect ski adventurer's mountain. One 5700' vert lift, a single indifferently-groomed piste, then just badass mountain. Anyway, I'd spot someone up to 50% more steepness when it's icy, e.g. 30* on hard ice = 45* on snow. One instructor here, Kyle Johnson, skids very steep ice in a monoski by having his sitski balanced between the ski beneath and a parallel scraping surface on the outside of the bucket (the seat). He keeps the rig perpendicular to the fall line. And he is able-bodied! That is commitment to your craft!

 

Kyles' pretty good for a piano teacherredface.gif.

post #303 of 309
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Originally Posted by rx2ski View Post

When you're skiing moguls, 27-28 degrees is steep.

The mogul course (over 800 feet) at Deer Valley is 28 degrees and takes 22-25 seconds to get down.

Outer Limits at Killington is 27degrees.

 

I wouldn't want to be skiing moguls on something steeper than that.

Mammoth has some 50 degree moguls.  Yippee!!!  

post #304 of 309
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Originally Posted by mdf View Post


 

Anybody remember what Al's run is?  I admit I survived (as opposed to skied) the short top steep section, but even the main part seems steeper than Outer Limits.  And it is definitely a mogul run.

Al's at Taos?   Kinda gnarly run. 

post #305 of 309
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Originally Posted by rx2ski View Post

When you're skiing moguls, 27-28 degrees is steep.

 

Hmm... not so sure I agree with this.  34-35 degrees, yes.

post #306 of 309
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Originally Posted by JayT View Post

 

Hmm... not so sure I agree with this.  34-35 degrees, yes.

 

I guess I should have clarified--the is for a World Cup regulation mogul course--with 2 airs. 28 deg is steep when you consider having to get 2 air, IMO.

post #307 of 309
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Originally Posted by anachronism View Post

 

All of that segment is inbounds CB? I knew a lot of it was, but I also thought a fair bit was CB backcountry.  Given how rare it is over the past decade to have any resort footage get shown by the "big time" movie crews, you know you ski in a special place when your home mountain gets a segment devoted to it.

 

This was one of my favorite segments in the movie that year.

I skied CB every day they were filming but I couldn't remember if they were able to get out to Irwin.  Regardless of my memory, I figured it was worth watching again to be absolutely sure but nearly every feature, line, or shot with enough landscape behind is recognizable to me as inbounds.  The exception might be Teo II, which is now considered inbounds terrain but wasn't open to the public when the movie was filmed.  I haven't been to Teo II yet and so it's likely these are the few features I can't identify. The rest of the footage I can identify specifically since (when the snow is great) I ski those areas but admittedly I take a much less aggressive line.  Even more telling is the fact that they are skiing some classic CB extreme lines in the segment. These are places where anyone with a lift ticket and dreams of flying can do as they wish. On powder days, you can watch people huck this same stuff as you walk along the cat-track at the bottom of the steeps on your way out.

 

As an aside, there's a level of technical skier that I'll never be and there are a lot of those kind of people in Crested Butte. The upside is that the big drops and insane diving boards are the first things to get skied off which typically leaves me with my pick of anything that isn't crap your pants scary.

Here's Wendy skiing her favorite line on a horrible CB day last month.  Notice how scraped-off and moguled-up(if you even want to call them that) these places get, even leading right up to the cliffs. I don't ride the t-bars when the conditions are like this but.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHnlef1g06Y

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^^^^ that looks like pretty much 'fall and slide your arse to the bottom' stuff^^^ Amazing skiing in those conditions. Wendy's a rock star in my book.smile.gif

post #309 of 309
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Originally Posted by Smushie View Post


Here's Wendy skiing her favorite line on a horrible CB day last month.  Notice how scraped-off and moguled-up(if you even want to call them that) these places get, even leading right up to the cliffs. I don't ride the t-bars when the conditions are like this but.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHnlef1g06Y

 

And that's why people follow them around with a camera and not me... I agree with you, looking at the snow, especially in the first segment, that's pretty crusty.  At points the second segment looked softer, but not enough where I would be anywhere near cliff bands.

 

I really enjoy watching top tier skiers get after it in adverse conditions- I realize that deep snow makes for a more compelling shot, but I also like to see how the big names keep it together on nasty conditions. A few years ago WME did a shoot at Tuckerman that was rock hard, and watching the skiers (wish I could remember who was in the shoot) get challenged in a place where they were at the limit of getting the edges to bite was a good piece of film..

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