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post #1 of 14
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wow, what a close, weather is much more february than April.  it was about 3* this AM at the top, howling winds; Storm peak & morning side were on hold. I got there early to get the goods. 8 reported and its hard to say due to the wind that pushed everything around but it seemed like more.  Lots of wind deposits of dense goodness that required a lot of attention when skiing but skied soooo nicely.  Here are a few. 

 

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Here's my tracks coming down to the lower section of Priest Creek; my tracks are nearest to you.

 

 

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These next few are from Elk Trees which also have a few different names- I am sure Tam knows them all, I have heard them called Norito trees too.  

 

 

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These next couple are from the the new and infamous Tee-Pee section which was skiing much softer and creamy.  Lapped this several times.  

 

 

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post #2 of 14

Finndog, I couldn't be happier that you had such an incredible ski season.  Thanks for sharing your powder day adventures!!

 

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Thanks Trish, it was my pleasure to have so many!  Hoping next season is just as good for everyone else. beercheer.gif

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Originally Posted by Finndog View Post

wow, what a close, weather is much more february than April.  it was about 3* this AM at the top, howling winds; Storm peak & morning side were on hold. I got there early to get the goods. 8 reported and its hard to say due to the wind that pushed everything around but it seemed like more.  Lots of wind deposits of dense goodness that required a lot of attention when skiing but skied soooo nicely.  Here are a few. 

 

Click on them for larger sizes in the gallery viewer

 

Here's my tracks coming down to the lower section of Priest Creek; my tracks are nearest to you.

 

AppleMark

 

 

 

WOW!  Looks great. Just looked out the window here in Omaha and it is snowing right now (April 15). Maybe it's the new ice age.

 

Last year at this time I had my air conditioning running and had been doing yard work for over a month.

post #5 of 14
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there's about 6-7" on my deck of fresh today with a bunch more coming in.  I need to work but I may take a hike up the hill behind me for a few hundred feet of fresh.  

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there's about 6-7" on my deck of fresh today with a bunch more coming in.  I need to work but I may take a hike up the hill behind me for a few hundred feet of fresh.  

Do it!

post #7 of 14

Looks like it's a shame it's closing with that kind of coverage.

 

Hope to get out and make some turns with you next season.

post #8 of 14
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post #9 of 14

Glad you had a good season Finn, those shots definitely capture the day quite nicely!  What a great way to close it out... skied from 8am (yay first tracks pass!) until basically last call, it was just too good to stop.  I even fit in a quickie bc lap to say goodbye to my favorite little stashes, and I can't say I've been able to pull that off on too many closing days.  I was actually hoping the snow would stop since I leave for my mud-season vacation this weekend, but it's looking like a post-work skin might be necessary tomorrow!

post #10 of 14

Nice. Why do i find myself still checking Opensnow even though my season is over??

 

Where are those Teepee trees?

post #11 of 14
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Nice. Why do i find myself still checking Opensnow even though my season is over??

 

Where are those Teepee trees?

 

 

I think a lot of us are still looking and I am asking why am I back in NJ?

 

 

Teepee?  hmm, If you come up to the boat next season, I'll show you.  Sorry, not posting that location.  I will say its going to be a new favorite area on pow days. it ranges from pretty tame open area as pictured to 30-35* faces with rock crops and some cool areas with widely spaced aspens in decent pitch. The area is actually pretty large once you get in there. 

post #12 of 14

Finn, I am also glad you seemed to have a great season after your injury last year.  Very happy for you!  Hopefully you will be in the 'Boat next year when I am there and you can show me where the "Tee-Pee" section is smile.gif.  If not I will have to hit you up by PM or text.  Hope you have a great summer of biking next.

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Finn, I am also glad you seemed to have a great season after your injury last year.  Very happy for you!  ... Hope you have a great summer of biking next.

 

This ^^^^^^^

post #14 of 14
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Hey thanks so much guys! Yeah, it's sadly almost over but it was a hell of a good one. So many deep days and and yes, I will be up there even more next season so I will be happy to act as your guide for a beer or two at the T-Bar....  beercheer.gif

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