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post #31 of 55
Thread Starter 
Sclase, why do you think it is that we all assume you are such a good skier, and you have to constantly downplay your talents? I suspect it's becasue your posts are always so lucid and informed. Thanks!
post #32 of 55
I would rather downplay my skills then overstate them anyday.

It keeps me out of trouble.
post #33 of 55
Thread Starter 
By the way, speaking of skills, this month's edition of SKI has some great illustrations on intermediate, advanced and expert carving and powder techniques. It's worth a quick browse.
post #34 of 55
Anyone have any pics of White Heat? It sounds interesting.....
post #35 of 55
I don't have any but I found this link to a lawsuit regarding a death on White Heat.

I guess that is why they mark the shit out of it.
post #36 of 55
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Originally Posted by Bandit2941
Anyone have any pics of White Heat? It sounds interesting.....
Found one

http://www.sundayriver.com/images/mo...iteheat_lg.jpg
post #37 of 55
that pics pretty deceptive, makes it kinda look passive
post #38 of 55
I know that blues in vermont at stratton and bromely when I used to ski correlate to the greens here in colorado and the blues here are as steep as most of the blacks at stratton and bromely as well. It definitely varies. The speeds I see people skiing here are insane compared to what I am used to out east. The blacks I saw ont he resort that were still closed due to pre season looked almost like vertical walls when going up the lifts, like stuff you see on movies.
post #39 of 55
I pulled this pic from TGR just so you all know what a yellow triangle with an exclamation point looks like.

http://biglines.com/photos/blpic20191.jpg
post #40 of 55
Interesting, I particularly like the breaks in the lines. Does that mean you teleport from the end of one line to the begining of the next?????
post #41 of 55
You may also want to look at this thread from awhile ago. A discussion on Degrees of Slopes.

http://forums.epicski.com/showthread.php?t=19732
post #42 of 55
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Originally Posted by T-Square
Interesting, I particularly like the breaks in the lines. Does that mean you teleport from the end of one line to the begining of the next?????
I think the breaks in the lines would denote air time, they are over cliffs after all.
post #43 of 55
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Originally Posted by zion zig zag
I think the breaks in the lines would denote air time, they are over cliffs after all.
The breaks in the line represent falls of more vertical than most midwest resorts have.
post #44 of 55

Skull and Crossbones

At Kirkwood the sign looks like this:



And the slope like this:


I haven't been down this one yet!
post #45 of 55
that last one looks like a blast
post #46 of 55
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cirquerider
At Kirkwood the sign looks like this:



And the slope like this:


I haven't been down this one yet!
Fibber, there are easier ways down past that sign!
post #47 of 55
^ It could be fun. How gradually does it level off at the bottom? ^
post #48 of 55
Now that you've shown me whiteheat (with nobody on it) I've gotten bitten by the speed bug again....It looks like a perfect place to get some speed up. But again I wonder, what's at the bottom of that pic?
post #49 of 55
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Originally Posted by chanwmr
I've only skied in the East as well. I have observed that rating is only meaningful (if at all) if the trails are on the same mountain. Many mid to large sized places (like Gore for one, Tremblant for another) have vastly different standards from one section of the resort to the next.
Enter my daily nightmare:

That stupid not so challenging run called Rumor. Everyone has "skied" it, and everyone lets me know this when I ask where the ski. I ask where they ski because its less cliche than "what type of skier are you?"

This run is a "double black" complete with an enormous "Experts only: You may die blah blah blah" sign at the top. Its probably 35 degrees at best below the tiny headwall.

What a joke.
post #50 of 55
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Originally Posted by Manus
A lot of no fall zones are posted to 1, keep people away that should not be there, and 2, try to make people aware if they fall on the groomed portion, there is the potential that they will slide for a great distance (if not hitting something/someone first or knowing how to self-arrest) and the slide is potentially dangerous/deadly.
Never seen a "no fall zone". Did see a "super slow skiing area" at Copper last year...
post #51 of 55
Just beyond the sign is an easier way down that simply requires jumping off a small cornice to a 50 degree tapering bowl. No problem. This part of the run requires perfect conditions that I have not yet encountered. Those exposed rocks through the snow get bigger. It starts with at least a 15 foot cornice drop and when you stand on top, it doesn't look like you will be on the ground for a looooong way. Its probably mental, but I admit I'm weak and have not been down THIS chute. There is a really cool "ski school: chute nearby that is like going through a tunnel and holds more snow, but now you guys have called me out....Do I really have to do this?
post #52 of 55
Oh, and remember, cameras make the slope look flatter!
post #53 of 55
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ghost
Now that you've shown me whiteheat (with nobody on it) I've gotten bitten by the speed bug again....It looks like a perfect place to get some speed up. But again I wonder, what's at the bottom of that pic?

http://www.sundayriver.com/images/mo...hitecap_lg.jpg

It's the run in the middle with the lift on it.

I haven't skied Shockwave which is to the skiers right of Whiteheat but I have heard it is fun and challenging.

Maybe if they get some snow I will take some pics.
post #54 of 55
You eventually find that the "Theory of Relativity" works here.

I've been skiing the runs off American eagle at Copper. Now that the midweek crowds are gone, they seem a whole lot flatter.

We skied Breck on Sunday. It was almost what you might call a "Powder day." But in contrast to the packed conditions we've been having, the Blue runs felt very blue.

BUT.....

Skiing the blues at Breck today, the day after skiing the blues at Copper, the blues felt very green. American, which is supposedly blue/black, felt very blue.

AW, who cares, anyway? It's all good!
post #55 of 55
You know what, LM? You just aren't getting enough skiing in. Get out there and turn, will ya?!?!?
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