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post #31 of 54

I see your powpic and raise you one. smile.gif

post #32 of 54

January 6th or 7th 1994.  Alta 55" in 24 hours.  Long before powder skis, POV cameras, and my understanding that there was such a thing as storm chasing; just a Colorado skier that got lucky on my first day of skiing ever in Utah.  Hope it happens again someday!
 

post #33 of 54

The Saturday after MLK day, 2002 at Mt. Baker was the last day of an epic, week long snow dump in which multiple feet of new fell in one continuous, unbroken puke.  The temperatures had been cold all week and the snow was as light as I've ever seen snow be.  It was truly bottomless cold smoke.  The main runs remained deep powder all day, it just wouldn't pack down.  Face shots were standard fare and I wished for a snorkel more than once.  It was as close to heaven as a skier can get inbounds.

post #34 of 54

Loveland pass at night full moon after more than 24 inches had dropped just hours before...... EPIC...... Took 2 hours to drive up because it was snowing so hard we couldn't see to drive.   We thought it was going to be white out up top and we almost turned around (headlamp skiing) but when we got to the top of the pass the clouds split and the moon came out in its full glory... One of my ski buddies twisted his knee on the first run and ended up driving us up and down all night, YES!!! *(he was fine).   The snow was light and glowing so bright from the moon it was like skiing in a dream..... A night never forgotten.... 

post #35 of 54
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Loveland pass at night full moon after more than 24 inches had dropped just hours before...... EPIC...... Took 2 hours to drive up because it was snowing so hard we couldn't see to drive.   We thought it was going to be white out up top and we almost turned around (headlamp skiing) but when we got to the top of the pass the clouds split and the moon came out in its full glory... One of my ski buddies twisted his knee on the first run and ended up driving us up and down all night, YES!!! *(he was fine).   The snow was light and glowing so bright from the moon it was like skiing in a dream..... A night never forgotten.... 

I'm highly envious of this. My friends and I tried to do loveland during the full moon several times. It always seemed like that the one night a month we didn't want a storm that's when it rolled in. 

post #36 of 54

Jay Peak - February 26th, 2012. 48" in 48 hours. Lightest, deepest snow I have ever skied. All under bluebird skies.

 

post #37 of 54

Just above knee deep at Breck, 4yrs ago the week before Pres.day. We got thru the Eisenhower tunnel and heard they closed it soon after as did Vail Pass. So it was just the locals and the lucky few who made it up. Fresh lines all day long, at times our tracks would be covered by the time we lapped the chair. My best so far, but my life's not complete until I've had a snorkel day.

post #38 of 54
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Jay Peak - February 26th, 2012. 48" in 48 hours. Lightest, deepest snow I have ever skied. All under bluebird skies.

 

I was there too - i was having too much fun to take pics.

chamonix in feb 1997 was pretty sweet - only time i've skied there and it was epic in so many ways.

post #39 of 54
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I'm highly envious of this. My friends and I tried to do loveland during the full moon several times. It always seemed like that the one night a month we didn't want a storm that's when it rolled in. 

I have skied the pass on several full moons, this was the best of all.   I had a slush night in the late spring one time, that was interesting.  Half inch of crust on soft slush with glowing snow and you could hear the water running under the snow in spots, weirdness.....  

post #40 of 54

This is from yesterday at Snowass 

post #41 of 54
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I have skied the pass on several full moons, this was the best of all.   I had a slush night in the late spring one time, that was interesting.  Half inch of crust on soft slush with glowing snow and you could hear the water running under the snow in spots, weirdness.....  

 

Wow, all I can think about when I hear this is "Wet Slab Avalanche in the middle of the night," but its also never occured to me to ask or get familiar with how to evaluate avalanche risk when the sun isn't out. Still, I would think there would be some risk there if its still slushed and you are hearing running water, no?

post #42 of 54
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Wow, all I can think about when I hear this is "Wet Slab Avalanche in the middle of the night," but its also never occured to me to ask or get familiar with how to evaluate avalanche risk when the sun isn't out. Still, I would think there would be some risk there if its still slushed and you are hearing running water, no?

to be fair the way love land pass is, entirely possible he could have heard a stream. Also the whole section above the road is regularly blasted to protect the road as it's a major route for trucking

post #43 of 54
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Wow, all I can think about when I hear this is "Wet Slab Avalanche in the middle of the night," but its also never occured to me to ask or get familiar with how to evaluate avalanche risk when the sun isn't out. Still, I would think there would be some risk there if its still slushed and you are hearing running water, no?

There were plenty of slooooooow slides or sluffs going on.  none moving any faster than about a mile per hour, (late spring conditions very little snow pack left).    Danger?,yes, but so is skiing in the middle of the night in the backcountry by moonlight. so.........     If it makes you feel better, we had peeps so someone could find our bodies the next day. beercheer.gif

post #44 of 54
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to be fair the way love land pass is, entirely possible he could have heard a stream. Also the whole section above the road is regularly blasted to protect the road as it's a major route for trucking

Yes it was a feeder stream that runs down the A basin side of the pass.  The whole scene was just odd,   darkness slush and running water. :)  

post #45 of 54

My personal best: Selkirk Tangiers Heli Skiing out of Revelstoke. This was mid-December, 2007. The only other rival day was at Alta, probably 20 years ago with 36" of new. This picture below, though, was 46" over three days. The video tells it all...

 

 

 

post #46 of 54

okay I just pitched a tent..... 

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My personal best: Selkirk Tangiers Heli Skiing out of Revelstoke. This was mid-December, 2007. The only other rival day was at Alta, probably 20 years ago with 36" of new. This picture below, though, was 46" over three days. The video tells it all...

 

 

 

post #47 of 54
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okay I just pitched a tent..... 

 

biggrin.gif Had to think about that comment for a second...

post #48 of 54

30" of fresh fluffy white stuff at Fernie back in "02. I was there for a week and the snow total was around 6' for the whole week.

post #49 of 54

Just seeing this now so I have to chime in. In the early 90's I was living in SL Tahoe and two storms hit in the same week. The first was followed by a  massive dump that came in on wed night into Thursday and dumped a few feet by late Thursday.

 

It then kept dumping enough that Heavenly's power went out on the eastern side so we were skiing down through freshies while many poor bstrds were stuck on the lift for over an hr. It snowed all night into Friday and all told the weeks dump was close to 7ft. The best part of it was the road was shut down from thurs all trough sat am so we had chest deep powder in spots till Sunday. We skid Heavenly Thursday, Squaw all day Friday, Kirkwood on Sat and back to Heavenly Sun and still finding untracked stashes....I'll never forget it...

post #50 of 54

Many very memorable days with no video/photos, but this had held it's place as my best day:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGDH-wPs0gU

Then this day happened:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7oi83XvagY

post #51 of 54
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Many very memorable days with no video/photos, but this had held it's place as my best day:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGDH-wPs0gU

Then this day happened:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7oi83XvagY


Nice video u really get a good perspective how deep that was with your video you shot from the liftrides looking down

post #52 of 54

there has been so so many

 

this year

 

20 inches at wolf creek Janurary 11th, almost no one there.

 

 

every run was untracked perfect wind buff

 

 

 

November 1st Timberline, Wv super storm sandy gave us one of the most unique day(well weeks of skiing ever)

 

where else could ski woods on November 1st? 48 inches of the most dense snow ever hero snow, you could not hit anything.

 

 

 

feburary 25th/26th Stowe, Vt 36 inches in 36 hours.

 

 

 

 

 

march 7th, 2011 holy shit was it deep in Hellbrook. deep enough to slide.

 

 

December 7th, 2010 stowe, vt 48 inches of super low denisty snow. deepest snow I have ever skied.

 

 

 

the best powder days ever though

 

April 29th and 30th snowbird utah.

 

post #53 of 54

^^ You're back?

post #54 of 54

appears to be that way.
 

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