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What was your stand-out run of 05?

post #1 of 24
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Everyone here skis a lot so this might be a difficult question but what was the one stand-out run for this season for you, criteria isn't fixed so it could be scenic, conditions, your skiing...whatever.

For my son and I it was a few weeks ago after a big snowfall in NE, soft snow, pristine blue skis, strong angular late winter sun, snow decorated trees -- Mt. Sunapee, Upper Wingding to Liftline to Lower Wingding. As close to the perfect 15 mins as one can get. Can't say whether we were skiing better than usual but the surroundings certainly made us feel like we were,
post #2 of 24
So far this year, it was my first run down Castlerock at Sugarbush on Middle Earth after an 18" dump:

post #3 of 24
2 weeks ago at keystone. skied hard all day, but was determined to go nite skiing as i'm a plane flight and a rental car away from any mountain living in Houston, but i digress.
anyways, i made it back out there, couldnt see 1/2 of what i skied down between lighting and dark googles, was freezing as i was still dressed for skiing with that big heatbox called the sun and beat everybody down the hill as my legs were already burned up but if i stopped to rest it would take me forever to get down.
it was totally frickin' awesome and my last trip of the season is arleady booked to do it again ! 42 days left 'til then and counting !
post #4 of 24
So far: Secret Bowl (entrance pictured) to Pakalolo chute on Blackcomb


or Gully B on Whitehorn at Lake Louise.
post #5 of 24
Hmm, you beat me to this thread by a hair!

It's a tie for me, between Nov. 6 at Snowbird (almost knee deep at the end of road To Provo 2 weeks before Thanksgiving). My earliest powder day in North America

or...

One sick run in Jan. at Solitude in Honeycomb Canyon. Waist deep and dry fluff in the area of Black Forest. Not very long, but it was just a beautiful, deep run that felt great.
post #6 of 24
My standout run was also at Mount Sunapee....President's Day with boot deep powder on Goose Bumps. My wife and I just took it over and over again. Lynx at Sunapee was a close second that same day.
post #7 of 24
Bombing huge GS turns on Excalibur (Jordal Bowl) at Sunday River in the morning (still well-groomed) w/ 3 friends - all doing 40mph+ running the entire 1500' non-stop. The unintended air at those speeds really got the heart racing. Sadly I didn't get any epic powder days in this year (yet?).
post #8 of 24
Last month at Baker there was a reported 2" of new that actually was more like 6" (it snowed like %^&* in the morning). When the powder hounds headed for the blacks and double blacks I had a hunch that the edges of the blue runs might yield more uncut. I headed for chair 5 instead of 6 and when I got to the top nothing had been groomed. I was first! A completely virgin hill all to myself. I took off like a shot since there were folks in the chair behind me and I got a completely uncut run from top to bottom. Pretty good for such an abysmal year.
post #9 of 24
First week of Jan at Vail . Maybe the best was first run of the day down Swingsville Mid Vail. Nobody on it yet , knee deep hero snow. Skied the Slot next to lift 17 another awesome powder run that had hardly been touched yet. So ridiculously fun to ski in conditions like that it makes everything else pretty pale by comparison.
post #10 of 24
[quote=AlpineZone]So far this year, it was my first run down Castlerock at Sugarbush on Middle Earth after an 18" dump:

the rock, that's what I am talking about - wheeeeee
post #11 of 24
January 2d. Red Pine Chutes and vicinity, The Canyons, Utah. Epic!
post #12 of 24
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Originally Posted by roundturns
First week of Jan at Vail . Maybe the best was first run of the day down Swingsville Mid Vail. Nobody on it yet , knee deep hero snow. Skied the Slot next to lift 17 another awesome powder run that had hardly been touched yet. So ridiculously fun to ski in conditions like that it makes everything else pretty pale by comparison.


January 6th at Vail. Dumped all day. My first powder run ever..thigh deep..China Bowl. More fun falling down in the pow that one run than skiing a full day here in MI. Unfortunately I had to "take one for the team" and spend the rest of the day on the front side with an attractive single female. Hmm...I guess it wasn't SO unfortunate. But all I can think about until next season is what I missed out on by not spending the entire day in those bowls.
post #13 of 24
My best run was on Exhibition at Whitetail on feb 26th the last day I went skiing. Probably around 2:00, the first ski run of the day after doing some snowboarding. The moguls were big and a little icy in spots but nice, user friendly bumps primary condition wet snow, skier packed. It was a lot of fun but too bad I didn't ski any powder or anywhere good. I skied 5 days so far, two were spent on the beginner hill.
post #14 of 24
Stand out would have to be last sunday while skiing with my 6 year old and his buddies when they said to him "man, you have to slow down".

And he said in an in-your-face-tone "why?"

The 2 feet of powder (smoke) on Navarrone at Solitude a few weeks before that didn't suck either.
post #15 of 24
Last weekend at Jay Peak. First ever downhill, clocked at 69mph in the speed trap and finished in one piece. A blast!
post #16 of 24
Jan. 8th and 9th, Alta/Brighton in almost a$$ deep pow. My first real attempt to tackle deeper snow... NICE!
post #17 of 24
Here in the great PNW it was running to the mailbox for a ski Racing magazine!
post #18 of 24
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Originally Posted by ScotsSkier
Last weekend at Jay Peak. First ever downhill, clocked at 69mph in the speed trap and finished in one piece. A blast!
Way to go ScotsSkier
post #19 of 24
Grizzly Downhill at Snowbasin Jan 30 (Sun) this year! What a phenominal Ski area and having been to Vail this year, it's better if not bigger
post #20 of 24
every one...
post #21 of 24
As a PNW'er, there's nothing to crow about. Abysmal and depressing conditions (pheft got verrry lucky). Therefore, I took refuge in equipment.

2nd best Run: The first run I launched my new M:EX's on Silverstar. I can do this?

Best Run: Afternoon of first demo of Atomic B:5's at Sun Peaks. Pure opium!

Both runs made me feel like a better skier than I've ever been.
post #22 of 24
from the snowbird tram(2/26) i nailed the Primrose path right down to the bottom of the bowl without taking a stop to breath, nice small moguls, my buddy was only about 1/3 down the hill. the snow was just right.
post #23 of 24
Powder Country at Pow Mow....

top to bottom (the road) untracked recrystallized pow and corn lower down through aspen groves and meadows.
post #24 of 24
Just did it on Wednesday. My two sons and I skied the Spellbound and Phoenix Bowls in Crested Butte. We were probably the first one up the North Face Lift in the morning. Took the traverse over to Spellbound for the first time. We picked our way through the opening at the top of the bowl, and then had the entire place to ourselves. The snow was perfect all the way down as we swooped down Spellbound and then cut over to the top of Phoenix Bowl and Last Steep. What a beautiful place, and it was all the better to share it with my boys. It took all day to get the grins off our faces!

Here's a shot of Spellbound that morning:
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