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post #1 of 14
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Well, it's NOTHING like what Ric enjoyed the last couple of weeks, but I did get to ski today. I skied this extended gully that runs down from Cody Peak. I couldn't get anyone to go along, so here's a shot of my skis and boots (and pack):



And since I'm in a snow kind of mood, here's a photo from a couple of weeks ago. This is me (in front) and some friends in a stream-carved snow cave in Hanging Canyon in Grand Teton National Park. It was nice and cool in there. :



Next month... Zermatt!
post #2 of 14
You rule Bob! Is that pic off the side of Cody toward Fossil Mtn.?
post #3 of 14
Thread Starter 
Yes, va, it was taken looking northwest off the north side of Cody Peak.

Using the photo below as a reference, I was to the right of the peak and behind the ridge:



Also, you might be interested to note that the small patch of snow in the upper righthand portion of this photo is what's left of the snow in Four Shadows Couloir. That's the chute you skied in early July.
post #4 of 14
Nice Bob,

My August turns are planned for 2 weeks from now at Timberline then a few days later I'll make the last turns of the 2005-6 season on Labour Day.

It's been a great season skiing wise.

With this being my third trip out West, my financial year hasn't been so great. :

PS. I enjoyed the few runs we skied together at Jackson in late January (I am the Canadian that was skiing with Tony).

Enjoy Zermatt.:
post #5 of 14
You boys are truly blessed! Today, I drove past an ice rink with a pile of snow in the parking lot. I seriously considered pilfering a cafeteria tray from the nearby University and sledding the imposing 4.5 vertical drop!
post #6 of 14
I got my August turns in today at St Mary's Glacier (west of Idaho Springs, CO, off I70, 10,800ft elevation). I forgot my altimeter, but I would estimate about 300-400 vert ft from the topo map in really horrible snow- badly suncupped (and hard, too!- just a thin layer of corn over the compacted snow. An ice axe was very handy on the way up.), quite a lot of dirt on top, but what the hell- it's skiing in August! The hike up was fun. 22 months in a row now! I'll post a picture when I download them from my camera.
post #7 of 14

August turns in CO

Here are a couple of pictures from yesterday. Since, like Bob, I was the only one who was crazy enough to do this, I have no actual photos of the skiing.

Here is a view of the bottom of the glacier. You can see that I was not the only one who made turns in August there- if you look closely you can see the tracks in the dirt of other summer ski fanatics.
http://www.biglines.com/photos_large.php?photo_id=64255

Here is a view from the top of the run. You may be able to make out a few tiny red dots on the rocks at the bottom- those are a few incredulous hikers waiting to see me make some clumsy turns in the dirt on the frozen suncups.
http://www.biglines.com/photos_large.php?photo_id=64256
post #8 of 14
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Originally Posted by dp View Post
Here are a couple of pictures from yesterday. Since, like Bob, I was the only one who was crazy enough to do this, I have no actual photos of the skiing.

Here is a view of the bottom of the glacier. You can see that I was not the only one who made turns in August there- if you look closely you can see the tracks in the dirt of other summer ski fanatics.
http://www.biglines.com/photos_large.php?photo_id=64255

Here is a view from the top of the run. You may be able to make out a few tiny red dots on the rocks at the bottom- those are a few incredulous hikers waiting to see me make some clumsy turns in the dirt on the frozen suncups.
http://www.biglines.com/photos_large.php?photo_id=64256
Most excellent, dp. You got to love August skiing.

Well done.
post #9 of 14
You're driving me crazy. Only slope I'm going to see for the near future is the roof I have to strip off and reshingle. I'm just waiting for slightly cooler weather because the roof faces south.
post #10 of 14
I thought this thread was about AC skiing.
post #11 of 14
Hey Bob

Are you going to ski on the Glacier in Zermatt? Just in case it is the first time for you in Zermatt don’t expect too much. It’s flat, it’s boring. If you are lucky you’ll get some powder. How long are you going to be there? Any others resort while you are here in Switzerland.

Paedde
post #12 of 14
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Hey Bob

Are you going to ski on the Glacier in Zermatt? Just in case it is the first time for you in Zermatt don’t expect too much. It’s flat, it’s boring. If you are lucky you’ll get some powder. How long are you going to be there? Any others resort while you are here in Switzerland.

Paedde
Hi, Paedde.

Yes, I'm planning to ski the Glacier in Zermatt.

Definitely the first time for me (first time in Switzerland, period). My expectations are fairly low - I just want to get on skis while I'm in the Alps.

We will be in Zermatt from Sept 16 through the 20th. Way too short a trip, I know. We've already decided we need to go back sometime. Zermatt is the only resort we'll visit in Switzerland, but we'll be spending about nine days in Italy at Cortina and Alleghe before we head for Zermatt.

Thanks for the info.
post #13 of 14
Hi Bob

Just to make it a bit less boring in case you wonna ski more then one day go to Saas Fee as well.

I will be visiting my parents on the 19th and eventually be in Zermatt as well. If this is the case I will ask the locals if the notices the Jackson Hole guy trying to find Corbet’s on the glacier of Zermatt. :-)

Paedde
post #14 of 14
August turns? I'd never heard of that term before - but I can at least say I got mine in. I headed down under and spent a week or two hitting the slopes in NZ. Makes the summer months bearable........
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