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couple of snow pics

post #1 of 37
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finally getting around to downoading some pics from the season; here're a couple with more to follow.

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LAKE LOUISE



KICKING HORSE FROM GOLDEN, B.C. GAS STATION

post #2 of 37
Hew, great pics! When were these taken (I'm thinking of going there sometime during late April/early May)?
post #3 of 37
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sorry

shoulda indicated.

first week of march.
post #4 of 37
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few more

June Mountain trail

http://www.biglines.com/photos/blpic44139.jpg

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Mammoth area fly-over

http://www.biglines.com/photos/blpic44141.jpg

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Heavenly


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post #5 of 37
You're cruel.... The Heavenly pic, from what mountain did you take the shot of H? And at June, are most of the trails like the one you show? Tahoe/Mammoth 12/29-1/12 this coming Xmas for us!

Thanks.
post #6 of 37
You've got a poet's eye for this. EXCELLENT composition........just beautiful. Weep.
post #7 of 37
Thread Starter 
the heavenly pic is taken from where i stood on gunbarrel, at heavenly.


the june trail is the mid-mountain stuff. VERY beginner-friendly.

here's another JUNE MTN. pic; milesb halfway down.

http://tate.tribe.net/tribe/upload/p...6-636798a1e16f
post #8 of 37
Cool tree moguls on the right
post #9 of 37
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LAST ONE, i promise

Kicking Horse Mountain, Golden, B.C., March '05


and MAMMOTH

http://louvre.tribe.net/tribe/upload...7-1adbf39123b4
post #10 of 37
Hell, we're already hooked, so keep 'em coming!
post #11 of 37
More, Ryan, more!!!
post #12 of 37
Very, very, very pretty.
post #13 of 37
http://www.webshots.com/search?new=1...a%27s+Workshop
7springs PA June of 05 yes i went skiing in june in PA, me and 2 other people.
post #14 of 37
Skiing? How many turns?

Nice, though. Got a fix.
post #15 of 37
That helped get the edge off
thanks
post #16 of 37
Beautiful mountains. The West still scares me.
post #17 of 37
Great pics. What is the story on Kicking Horse?
post #18 of 37
The Kicking Horse pics got me to look at their website, which got me to check car quest for the distance. Only 403 miles, hmmmmm that's closer than Utah. How was the skiing there?
post #19 of 37
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Originally Posted by lilskeer
Beautiful mountains. The West still scares me.
Oh, girl, you've got it backwards. You should be scared where you ARE.

The West is nothing but Bliss and Ecstasy rolled into one big fat Blunt.:
post #20 of 37
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Kh

Fine enough hill, i guess; not nearly "all that;" dang steep. we didn't fare so well, conditions-wise, as they hadn't had snow in awhile, so bailed after a day.
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Golden (B.C.) dawn from my room

http://orsay.tribe.net/tribe/upload/photo/693/c7d/693c7d25-ea58-41fa-94e1-573e10eacdb7

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West of Banff, through greyhound bus window

post #21 of 37
Gosh those mountains out West sure are beautiful. I think I might be getting over my fear, real quick...ha,ha I'll have to agree w/ Bonni. I am scared to find out what the little mole hills are like here in OH. I just moved here from WV about 3 months ago. I have a feeling I will be going to WV to ski a lot. One of these days I will save some money and make it out West to those beautiful mountains! Thanks everyone for sharing your pics.
post #22 of 37
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ya know

even the scariest hills usually have stuff for those who enjoy the milder gliding. (however, i'm not sure i'd stick KH into that category; still, it's the exception.) and if you dig the scenery like me, gaper that i am, well, that'll be there for you.
post #23 of 37
Gaper, heh heh.........heh heh....... icicle pants........heh heh.
post #24 of 37
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Originally Posted by volantaddict
The Kicking Horse pics got me to look at their website, which got me to check car quest for the distance. Only 403 miles, hmmmmm that's closer than Utah. How was the skiing there?
Use search to find lots of dicsussion about it. If you hit it on just the right day, I suspect it'd be great. Overall, though, it is way overhyped. The most disappointing place I've skied (for reasons I've enumerated elsewhere). The highlight was skiing with Ryan. Certainly not the snow, the area, or the ameneties.
post #25 of 37
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basically

agreed.

best part was the company and scenery on the way into and outta there.

straight to the "lesson learned" file.
post #26 of 37
>>>I am scared to find out what the little mole hills are like here in OH. I just moved here from WV about 3 months ago. I have a feeling I will be going to WV to ski a lot.<<<

lilskeer, where in Ohio are you? I live near Akron and ski at Boston Mills during the week. True, we used to jump over bigger bumps than that in the old country but you ski what is close. West Virginia is a pain to get to, it takes us over six hours to get to Snowshoe, a couple of hours more and I'm in Vermont...

....Ott
post #27 of 37
Spindrift, we skied Panorama end of February, they had no snow for six weeks, the steeps were closed, most skiable stuff was on green and some blue slopes where they had snowmaking. Never again...

....Ott
post #28 of 37
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Originally Posted by ryan
agreed.
straight to the "lesson learned" file.
What was the lesson?
post #29 of 37
Thread Starter 
Stay home. Ski Mammoth and Baldy.



post #30 of 37
The lesson to be learned is to do your homework and stay flexible. Some areas (like Panorama) are chronically so skimpy on snow that advance commitments should not be made until you know they are having a good year.

Kicking Horse is not quite that bad, but the current lift system forces you to ski top to bottom most of the time, and the lower half of Kicking Horse gets similar snowfall to Panorama. Neither area was ever in great shape at any time during 2004-05, so by January there was clear warning that a trip to one of these areas in March was not likely to be a success.

You could say I violated my own advice by going to western Canada twice in 2005. With snowcat skiing I had to make an advance commitment, but after that I modified the rest of the week to ski Lake Louise and Kicking Horse, which had some snow from the Tropical Punch, instead of Red and Whitewater, which had all rain.

In late March I went to Whistler, also committed far in advance. Here I had a 40-year unblemished history in my favor and got lucky with a 33-inch dump the 3 days before I arrived. Had I gone a week or two earlier it would have been pretty bad, and I was contemplating driving to the Okanagan for half the week.

Mammoth's history of consisent snow conditions is as good as Whistler's. Baldy is as erratic as anywhere, with 1/3 of seasons never having adequate snow for me to go there. But as it's an hour from home I can just go there a lot in the good years, like 1998, 2001 and 2005.
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