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The corn skiing continues in New England. stowe /tuckermen ravine TR

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no we do not have nearly 2 feet of powder like loveland. Yes we do have larger verticals than loveland.

 

The corn skiing has been fantastic. We have been up stowe a couple times since closing day at stowe as well a day in Tucks.

 

Stowe conveniently groomed all the slopes out for us after closing day. Since then they have been baked even flatted and serving up the best corn in the world for 2k vertical feet. stupid easy access skins on at the parking lot, ski right back to the car even to this day in May.

 

me

 

the group earning their turns

 

 

Liz can generate some angles on the ulta grippy corn snow.

 

 

 

coudoruy that has the consistency of BC corn yay!!

 

 

Meghan ripping up the smooth corn as well.

 

 

 

 

 

last sunday we all went to Tuckermen. Despite skiing washington now 4 days in my life this was my first time doing tucks. the hike up was not bad and we were able to skin most of it since the snow level was still fairly low on the tuck's hiking trail.

 

2 hours in we arrived at Hojos it was a VERY crowded day. we are merely tourist here. oh yeah BTW girls are bad ass. especially these girls.  I asked 4 girls and 7 guys to come up to tucks on this day and all 7 days ranged from I had work...valid excuse to I am going to be way to tired on monday pretty lame excuse.  My win, the dudes loss.

 

me, Diane, Liz and Meghan

 

 

 

our objective Hillman's Highway longest decent in the area of the ravine at 1400 vertical feet much of it above 40 degrees. Steep baby, for Diane and Meghan this would be the steepest thing they have ever skied.

 

 

Liz and Diane in front hiking up hillmans

 

 

higher up in the chute wildcat ski area below us.

 

 

 

 

the girls with the summit in the background. The eastern snowfield looked money but the group was spent after today and many days skiing on stowe the week prior.

 

 

 

 

east side snowfield I will ski this before the year is up.

 

 

Diane on the rollover that even gave me vertigo as I launched of it at speed on to get dizzy.

 

 


me enjoying a steep, pretty smooth and steep decent. I have nt skied anything like this in the east ever, most things I have skied out west are not as steep for as long.

 

 

Liz on the upper part of the chute. This is pretty steep by most people's standards

 

 

 

 

Meghan

 

 

diane in the wide open area of the chute.

 

 

Liz in the lower snowfields absolutey crushing again.

 

 

Meghan in the same spot giving you an idea of just how steep the 'easy" part of the run is this picture is corrected

 

 

 

Diane carving up the smooth corn down low as well. non corrected picture.

 

till next time cya.

post #2 of 15

NIce! It's been a long, maybe too long, since I skiied Tucks, last time I thought I was being pretty smart and brought my tele gear because it was lighter. Tele'd the left gully a few time before I was gassed. Hiked a few times since then but not skied. Maybe it's time to get my 16yr old off the couch, although I am not sure he wants to haul race skis and boots up.

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race skis and boot seem like a bad idea we saw it up there.

 

FYI At gear is now much lighter than Tele gear :P not that we have the light stuff with us. My ideal washington set up would be 99 underfoot some sidecut tip rocker with a cambered mid body and tail mounted with Marker tour 12s and heavy duty At boot like the new el Lupo.

post #4 of 15

Nice Tour Bush. Pictures usually don't do steep very well, these two certainly do.

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Originally Posted by Josh Matta View Post

 

Liz on the upper part of the chute. This is pretty steep by most people's standards

 

 

 

 

post #5 of 15
Josh, there's a lot of stuff out west for touring with longer continous vertical... Pretty much any PNW volcano for starters. Just say'in since you said. smile.gif
But great pictures and MOST importantly, fun with good company!cool.gif
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yeah I said most things I have skied out west..... which is limited to Resort and some BC around Utah. I am well aware of bigger lines I have neve tackled everywhere out there.

 

the only thing remotely capable to pitch and steepness that I have skied is Mount Superior which has more vert but is not as steep.

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I was always under the impression that Hillman's was supposed to be one of the easier lines on Mt. Washington...  Long, but not as steep as the stuff in Tuckerman Ravine proper.

 

Sounds like Hillman's is actually just as steep and a whole lot longer.

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Originally Posted by KevinF View Post

I was always under the impression that Hillman's was supposed to be one of the easier lines on Mt. Washington...  Long, but not as steep as the stuff in Tuckerman Ravine proper.

 

Sounds like Hillman's is actually just as steep and a whole lot longer.

 

 

oh it is is easier, but the longest. easier in this since means still a pretty consistent 40 degree pitch....

post #9 of 15
The beauty is, after the first 2-3 turns and you figure out the snow, linking'em up in nice corn down a long pitch is the next best thing to powder. Good job on getting after it and getting it done, Josh.
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totally agree there are day I even prefer corn to powder,, especially for touring. I am not freezing, my bindings are not chauled full of snow and the turns are zippier!

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If I remember correctly, Liz can hike.  Skiing shots look great.

post #12 of 15

NIce!

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Thanks for the pics. icon14.gif
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Moral of the story:  Chics are way more "Core" than dudes... !

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Thanks for posting,

JF

post #15 of 15

Great report. You are giving folks from away a real good taste of New England spring skiing magic.

Last week at the Loaf we were skiing in full on blue skies, 60 degree temps and on a buttered corn carpet. 

Great that you got some of the magic - though you earned yours.

Going up tomorrow for the last turns of the season.

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