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Skiing with Phil and Steve Mahre at Valhalla Powder Cats

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We had a couple of great days of skiing with Phil and Steve Mahre, their nephew, Robert and Steve's son, Andy Mahre at Valhalla Powder Cats this weekend. Andy's gf/partner, Shannon Skouras was also with the group taking still shots and doing some shredding herself. We had our cast of usual suspects with us and hit the mountains with a bunch of new powder lying in wait for us. Really had a great couple of days! Here's a video peak of our weekend.

 

 

 

 


Edited by GoldMember - 1/2/15 at 3:38pm
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That didn't look like it sucked...

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Great stuff.

 

OK, need help identifying skiers??

Yellow jacket/red helmet doing crazy stuff = Andy

Red jacket/black hat doing crazy stuff for an old guy = Phil or Steve

Green jacket/black hat = Steve or Phil

Orange jacket/blue pants = Robert?

Red jacket and grey hat = Robert?

Girl with green and brown jacket = Shannon

Girl with blue jacket and white helmet = ?

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Great to see the Mahres still ripping!
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Wow... great stuff. Looks amazing out there. 

 

Plus it finished with a fall... and made me feel a little better about myself!

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OK, need help identifying skiers??

 

Answers here:


Yellow jacket/red helmet doing crazy stuff = Robby Mahre
Red jacket/black hat doing crazy stuff for an old guy = Phil
Green jacket/black hat = Steve
Orange jacket/blue pants = Robert Hoskinson (Vanilla Gorilla on Epic Ski)
Red jacket and grey hat = Andy
Girl with green and brown jacket = Shannon
Girl with blue jacket and white helmet = Jen Forsyth (Editor for Snowlander, local ski magazine insert)

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I'd lay odds that the twin in the green jacket is Steve, and in the red jacket Phil. For two people who have every reason to ski almost identically, they still have quite distinctive styles. Good to see them out there ripping up the powder--two of the best skiers I've ever known!

 

Best regards,

Bob

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^^ I'll assume you didn't cheat and read the post above yours that identifies them.....:D

 

Yes, you are correct. 

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Just out of curiosity, what skis were the "old guys" using?

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Just out of curiosity, what skis were the "old guys" using?

I'm a bit surprised it took 9 posts for this question to come up. God I hope they were 71 mm GS race skis. No chance but I can still hope.
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I'm a bit surprised it took 9 posts for this question to come up. God I hope they were 71 mm GS race skis. No chance but I can still hope.

 

Ha!  No, no such luck. However, Phil was grousing at first about being on such big skis. They were riding some real fatties; Head 84 in a 184.

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Thanks for posting Goldmember.  Was at Alpine Meadows one day when Steve and Phil were skiing the mountain and it was something to see.   Still is.

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Awesome video.  Looks like just fabulous conditions.  I've skied with Phil and Steve a couple of times at a charity event, both absolutely great guys.  Bob Barnes has a better eye than me, for sure (not surprising).  I couldn't tell them apart from their skiing.  Good stuff.  Thumbs Up 

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Originally Posted by GoldMember View Post
 

Ha!  No, no such luck. However, Phil was grousing at first about being on such big skis. They were riding some real fatties; Head 84 in a 184.

 

Thx for filling in that blank. I could see that Steve was on skinnier (than what the younger guys were on) Heads when he popped the heli at 2:15. I think it's Ghost who likes to claim you can do anything in powder on skinny skis if you go fast enough - looks like the Mahres still like to ski pretty damn fast!   ;-)

 
Originally Posted by Lorenzzo View Post

I'm a bit surprised it took 9 posts for this question to come up. God I hope they were 71 mm GS race skis. No chance but I can still hope.

 

GoldMember, hope you don't mind me posting this in your thread. Here you go, Lorenzzo...

 

 

 

 

This might be of interest as well...

 

The Mahres: Two Pieces of the Same Puzzle

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You can see Steve's skis pretty clearly when he's doing his spin... Head something... looks to be about 85-95 underfoot. :)

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You can see Steve's skis pretty clearly when he's doing his spin... Head something... looks to be about 85-95 underfoot. :)

 

Head 84 in a 184.

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Head 84 in a 184.

Pretty good guess, eh? smile.gif Saw him skiing up at Crystal a few years back... The guy still rips.
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Thx for filling in that blank. I could see that Steve was on skinnier (than what the younger guys were on) Heads when he popped the heli at 2:15. I think it's Ghost who likes to claim you can do anything in powder on skinny skis if you go fast enough - looks like the Mahres still like to ski pretty damn fast!   ;-)

GoldMember, hope you don't mind me posting this in your thread. Here you go, Lorenzzo...


 


This might be of interest as well...

The Mahres: Two Pieces of the Same Puzzle

JC...you are perhaps clairvoyant. My comment was in reference to that exact video which I saw as a teen which I never forgot and which inspired me to make the trek to the Cariboos to find that snow. It took 3 tries. The first two were great and all but then on the third I hit pay dirt. In the late 80-s I happened upon Phil and briefly chatted with him about it.

I could plainly see the width in the first video markojp, it would just be nice to be able to remove the grain from the second. Life doesn't work that way, but it does offer coincidence and irony.

I'd also add I spent a powder day on race GS 71s this week, I had little choice I'd signed for the demo. They were an absolute blast and that was also on my mind when I made the comment.
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