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6/29/06 at 9:25am
Originally Posted by therusty
Piste means trail (the literal translation is track). Off-piste usually means riding off trail, but some purists reserve the term for riding on natural terrain (no tree cuts, no bull dozing, etc.).
Originally Posted by Pete No. Idaho
I actually thought about this a bit as I love high speed cruising on piste midweek up here with no one one theruns. However I love the powder/trees also and have some great memories of those good days.
So a compromise arose. My very best run in the past 3 years of skiing in North Idaho. Early Feb 06, midweek, instructors get on the Gondola early at Silver Mt. hit my locker at0820, got under the ribbon on the main run to the other mt. lst one up chair 2. Skied Centennial -2 1/2 miles, intermediate, run had been groomed the night before and there was 10 in. of squeaky cold powder on a groomed base. AND I had lst tracks on probably the most consistently perfect snow I have ever skied. Oh yes I did not see another skier or boarder the entire run. I will remember that run for many years.
Don't move to Nol. Idaho, its crowded and the winters are unbearable.