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2013: The year in review

post #1 of 16
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How did your calendar year of 2013 shape if for you and you're skiing? What were your high and low points of this past season? 

post #2 of 16

High point- 21 days in Chamonix for my first Euro ski trip.

Low- lost another friend to the mountains.

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High point- 21 days in Chamonix for my first Euro ski trip.

Low- lost another friend to the mountains.

Still haven't skied Europe. To do it for 21 days, must have been amazing. 

post #4 of 16

High point: Skiing real powder for the first time on real powder skis in real powder country - Powder Mountain/DPS Wailer 112.

I can still taste the Kool-Aid. And it is good.

 

Low point: Ms. D1 suffered a non-displaced fracture of the distal femur on the third day of the season. But she is back on her feet and on the hill. And this year, she gets to drink the Utah Kool-Aid too.

D1


Edited by deliberate1 - 12/28/13 at 6:03pm
post #5 of 16

Got a new home mountain, Stevens Pass.  Like it but there are a lot crannies to explore still.  A very varied hill.

 

Note to self: must work on this.

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Got a new home mountain, Stevens Pass.  Like it but there are a lot crannies to explore still.  A very varied hill.

 

Note to self: must work on this.

 

 

Stevens needs another 5 or 6 feet of settled base to start to maximize poking around fun. Another 7 or 8 feet opens up even more (although it covers over some terrain features too).

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Stevens needs another 5 or 6 feet of settled base to start to maximize poking around fun. Another 7 or 8 feet opens up even more (although it covers over some terrain features too).

Enjoyed what I found last season.  Only put in about 15 days, but every one involved fresh snow.  Last Friday was the 1st day skiing there on firm snow and it still snowed about 5" during the day (oh well we all have our burdens to bare).

post #8 of 16

High point(s) - 

  • Skied JacksonHole and got to meet a couple of my favorite bears @tetonpwdrjunkie and @Bob Peters 
  • Skied some amazing fun runs at Big Sky with some more of my favorite bears 
  • Enjoyed incredible conditions at Abasin for Mothers Day Weekend, and actually got there a week early to have some extra fun - with some of my favorite bears

 

Low Point -

  • The beginning of the 2013 season was met with marginal snow conditions and a sprained mcl (healing well but a crappy start to the season)
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post #9 of 16
I skied 7 days in vail. We purchased a timeshare there so we can come back every year. I loved the recons so much I bought some new ones and I was able to ski untracked powder thanks to a guy I met that showed me where the goods are. I would love to meet someone to take me to the min turn mile bar next year. That would rock!
post #10 of 16

one hi point - Whistler -a bluebird day after a major dump, untracked knee deep powder off Peak so sweet I took all 5200 vertical to Creekside   

low point same run-finding some people still arriving after 9:30 and I could easily have taken the cut off.  

post #11 of 16

Hi point- getting to Whistler for the first time for my birthday.

Low point- Breaking my pinkie toe that night and having to ski gently the rest of the week. (thank god for pain pills)

post #12 of 16

what a winter, the first time ever that every time I went skiing it snowed, both east and west, started at sunday river, then sugarloaf , sugarbush,smuggs then went  to oregon to ski with my son and we got dumped on skiing mt hood. the snow gods were smiling!!

post #13 of 16
High point - skiing 10 days at Gulmarg in Kashmir
Low point - watching my friend pitch head first into a tree and the subsequent ambulance ride (she recovered).

Mike
post #14 of 16

Low - losing a ski that burrowed under a few inches of fluff to escape into the wild and no doubt get eaten by bears

High - first gondola and first chair to the top of Niseko on a knee-deep day on the new replacement skis that arrived 14 hours earlier 

post #15 of 16

High Points:

 

Bridger had a 60+ base base a week before Christmas. Best start in at least 10 years.

I skied four days with a great group of bears last spring.

Both my Women's and Men's groups ended last spring on epic powder days!

Bridger's two new triple chairs totally changed the way the north end of our mountain skis. Huge improvement.

 

Low Points:

 

The supervisor at Bridger who hired me to teach suddenly passed away at far too young an age last week.

A mentor and friend has now joined that disease club that everyone dreads. I'm pissed!

post #16 of 16

For me the high point was definitely the Blue Knob gathering.  Yes we had rain falling at 23 degrees F that instantly froze on goggles, but what a great group.  Especially enjoyed getting to know more of the mid-Atlantic crew.  Western gatherings got nothing on this but terrain!  First gathering for my daughter Alison, front and center in this pic.

 

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