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post #31 of 33

My wife looks at the Webcams in Solden Austria at least 3 times a day and were not going till the end of March.

post #32 of 33

Had the itch so I scratched it yesterday :)

 

 

The Incredible Lightness of Being!

 
 
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Last time I skied was in Early August. Snow was old, dirty and sun cupped.

On my last run that day I clicked out of a heel at full speed (likely had dirt on my boot sole when I clipped in) and took a slide that was embarrassing and a little painful. I was lucky. The end result could have been worse.
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Some of the first turns of the 13/14 season!

I was back at it again in the same area today. Just across the valley this time but on the same Northwestern exposure. Today I was lucky enough to do lap after lap on perfect spring like conditions with chalk like snow that turned to perfect corn in the late afternoon sun. And thankfully a boot pack the snow boarders put in previous and then ignored the 700 vertical they had left me. I lapped it until my legs gave out. It was a perfect start to the 13/14 season.

A thought that crossed my mind today? Not sure I have ever skied in mid Oct. was one. Without the really light weight gear I have I doubt I would ever ski in Oct, was the other! 4.4oz per foot including boot, binding and ski. It was some simply amazing skiing if only some 50 or turns per lap. Enough per lap that I was grateful just to be there. Not much skiing but enough to remind me of why we all go to the mountains and why we ski.
 
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Dynafit PDG, ski and boots. A lwt combo that is really fun to ski on. I am no skimo racer but this is gear I wish I'd had decades ago. I sure would have skied more
 
post #33 of 33

Hi from carbondale. The weather is beautiful but not much snow. I am dying to get on the mountain. Hopefully we will start getting some snow soon so snow mass will open early. Has anyone skied A-Basin or Loveland? Is it worth the drive?

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