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post #31 of 37

I saw a skunk at Vail.

 

It was ambling right down the chair 21 lift line without a care in the world, with a patroller following at a very safe distance to make sure no unsuspecting skiers got the surprise of their life. 

 

Though there really wasn't a way to address someone popping out the trees from the side...can you imagine?

post #32 of 37
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I saw a moose at Breck last season. (didn't even know CO had them)  It looked pretty docile but I wouldn't want to be between it and its baby.

we also saw a moose BUT with its calf at Breck, from a chairlift. At first couldn't understand why all the skiers uphill were skidding to a stop at one time, till we saw Mama and calf ambling across the run...the adult was scary large!

post #33 of 37
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Other day
post #34 of 37
I spotted a Cougar in Aspen. Actually there were a few of them at the watering hole.
post #35 of 37

Sorry, no picks.  Having heard that you could ski to the lake behind Mt. Washington, I did.  Not mentioned, or perhaps, I took the wrong way, were the hawthorn bushes.  Using your ski poles as brush guards can only do so much.  I ruined a perfectly good pair of jeans - cut to ribbons.  My legs were a bit scratched up too; I had to take a day off skiing.

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The last few low-tide seasons around Tahoe (can't remember which, they're all starting to blur together) I've found myself willowed-out on several occasions (like getting cliffed-out, only different). Thrashing through willow on skis is even less fun than hiking through it.
I had forgotten my own underbrush experience. Several years ago I was skiing at Cannon early season and there wasn't much interesting open. We saw a n opening off the trail that was a couple feet of vertical then gradually flattening out to a road 10 or 15 feet below.

I said "I think that will go" and pushed off. As I did my right ski slid under the tangle of roots and branches on the edge. I flailed. When I assessed the situation a second or two later, I discovered my right ski was trapped nearly vertical behind me, my left ski shovel was resting on a tree branch over my head, one arm was around a tree trunk ,and I was suspended in mid-air. I had to get disentangled without dropping myself or any of my equipment.
post #37 of 37
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Gave up on the trails this season- just skiing the "woods"
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