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TR: American Corn Harvest at Tuckerman Ravine

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Made it up to the 'Ravine on Sunday, 4/21, arriving to bulletproof ice and high winds. The sun was shining but the temps remained low. We had little hope for good corn snow but decided to boot it up Lobster Claw and eventually towards the summit. After about 3 hours of bootpacking we were rewarded with warming temperatures and perfect corn. The East Snowfields were skiing firm but smooth and Right Gully skied about as good as ever. We let Old Glory tag along for the day, which provided some added motivation to go for the big hike. All in all, what started as a non-typical Spring day at Tux turned into one of the better afternoons of skiing ever experienced there.

 

See the full trip report here: http://yoproswithgopros.com/2013/04/23/an-old-fashioned-american-corn-harvest/

 

 

 

 

 

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I've been wondering about Tucks since there's been such good snow on the East Coast this season. 

 

Thanks for sharing. 

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Grrrrr!  Some friends and I were up there on Saturday where it was unskiiable crap (although a few tried).  I was still up there on Sunday, but figured it wasn't going to get warm enough to soften up, so I didn't bother hiking up again.  Looks like I should have.

 

Ah well, live and learn.  Glad you got the goods!

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Grrrrr!  Some friends and I were up there on Saturday where it was unskiiable crap (although a few tried).  I was still up there on Sunday, but figured it wasn't going to get warm enough to soften up, so I didn't bother hiking up again.  Looks like I should have.

 

Ah well, live and learn.  Glad you got the goods!

The good snow was few and far in between. The only areas getting baked by the sun were Right, Lobster, and the Snowfields. One guy did rip down Chute very impressively, but the whole way down sounded like he was grinding on pavement.

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Made it up to the 'Ravine on Sunday, 4/21, arriving to bulletproof ice and high winds. The sun was shining but the temps remained low. We had little hope for good corn snow but decided to boot it up Lobster Claw and eventually towards the summit. After about 3 hours of bootpacking we were rewarded with warming temperatures and perfect corn. The East Snowfields were skiing firm but smooth and Right Gully skied about as good as ever. We let Old Glory tag along for the day, which provided some added motivation to go for the big hike. All in all, what started as a non-typical Spring day at Tux turned into one of the better afternoons of skiing ever experienced there.

 

See the full trip report here: http://yoproswithgopros.com/2013/04/23/an-old-fashioned-american-corn-harvest/

 

 

 

Did you see that slide go?

How were the slide conditions up there?

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Did you see that slide go?

 

According to the ravine patrol that I spoke with on Saturday (the 20th), the slide on the ravine's floor went on Friday (the 19th).

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Did you ski over the debris for balance training??

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