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TR (pics) Seven-Springs 12-23-06 Let them ski corn

post #1 of 13
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I once said in this forum that I had never traveled East to ski. Today we made amends and connected with SpringsRegular and Tramano at 7-Springs. Roundturns and SpringHill Crazie were no shows and Taylormatt was fully booked for the event and had private lessons scheduled for the rest of the year. Anyway, thanks to SpringsRegular for the much appreciated hookup.

So, while Tahoe and Colorado were transformed to powderfields, 7-Springs was definitely a concern. For days warm weather and rain had attacked the base. Pennsylvania is a green mild land. Skiing was surprisingly good all considered.

Meeting on the hill: the mandatory lineup Tramano, SpringsRegular, Cirquerider.



Our host, patroller extraordinaire and bro-ski rider. Well Hello yinz



SpringsRegular schralping the gnar. (He really represents the Bro steez in the best sense. Better move fast to keep up).







Tramano bringing it on the white ribbon of death:





And even my real host (brother-in-law) Ray laying in some groove.

post #2 of 13
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7-Springs is a fun place. SpringsRegular shows us why outside the Foggy Goggle:



Another run and the view from the top past Ray and Tromano



And finally the end of the day as the sun sets over this Epic adventure. Sure beats me why there isn't more Mid-Atlantic stoke. Who needs mountains when you have great fun, snow and vertically challenged hills...thats right, more runs to enjoy.



And thankfully, Grandma Betty was waiting with...what else, Grandma Betty" Zinfandel at the end of a hard day.



Have a great Christmas and happy new year bears. Hope to ski with you soon.
post #3 of 13
Oh, I know no show again but what for you is novel for me is just sad. The front is indeed vertically challenged and the backside only gives you a few hundred more vertical feet of the same. Good companionship makes the difference. Sorry I wasn't there but it was game day for my son's flag football team at the Y and he scored 35 points, 4 TD passes, 1 TD catch. Now you really can't beat that stoke.
post #4 of 13
Great meeting you Cirque. Hope to see you out west sometime.
post #5 of 13
Excellent write up. It was very nice to meet you. Merry Christmas.
post #6 of 13
Cirque, I love your smile!

One thing that should be mentioned..........
These eastern hills have gone above and beyond to make a terrible snow season tollerable.
Thank you to all the ski resorts who have their snow guns blasting, and their groomers working their magic.
At least we have a few runs to play with.
post #7 of 13
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Originally Posted by trekchick View Post
Cirque, I love your smile!

One thing that should be mentioned..........
These eastern hills have gone above and beyond to make a terrible snow season tollerable.
Thank you to all the ski resorts who have their snow guns blasting, and their groomers working their magic.
At least we have a few runs to play with.
I feel that. Its beautiful weather, the snow is actually pretty good, there is no crowds... But you just have to ski the same three trails all day.
post #8 of 13
Looks like the conditions we had at Kton. Sorry I missed you there. But I had to leave the state to make room for you.

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post #9 of 13
Bogus rule Phil and you know it but, you don't have to make excuses. I'll take 3 trails at K-mart over 7S any day. We'll get back on track to plan a gathering later this season, if winter ever arrives that is. I hope you can make it then.
post #10 of 13
I just got back from skiing 7S with my son and a friend of mine. The place was empty until about 10:30 then the 6 got crowded and stayed that way. The Wagner Quad was moving along well, most of the crowd was waiting on the magic carpet. Wagner was dirty and crunchy in spots but softened later. The best snow was on Tyrol and there were still bumps in the trees on the skiers right. I didn't ski Stowe, access was blocked from the Wag. quad and snow guns blowing from the Tyrol triple. The skiing was OK considering the rain we've had. Twenty-five bucks for the kid's ticket bought him all the challenge he needed.
post #11 of 13
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LHC, sorry I missed you this trip. Glad you got out and had a good day with your son. We did some sight seeing at the Phipps Conservatory and Frick Mansion. Skiing might have been the better choice all considered. I catch my flight out tomorrow afternoon and will be skiing Kirkwood this weekend.

I wish all of you a colder snowier winter. Failing that, I hope to see you soon in my neighborhood.
post #12 of 13
Hmm, flowers and the second best art collection in town over skiing sugar crystals, ice and dirt, now that's a tough call. If ever again you find yourself in the unfortunate position of being in Western PA during the ski season, give a shout out. Hopefully condition will be better the next time.

I hope to be in the Tahoe area in the next few years (after my impending departure from the steel industry), I'll look you up.
post #13 of 13
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Originally Posted by Laurel Hill Crazie View Post
...skiing sugar crystals, ice and dirt...Hopefully condition will be better the next time...
From the photos, it looks like good cover, soft snow, no crowds. Could be worse. Sounds like it was kinda nasty when you and your son got there, but wet granular (let them eat 'corn') beats frozen granular by a long shot. I know you get a fair amount of natural snow and powder days at Seven Springs and fresh man-made is nice, but I think Cirque caught it on a good day!

CR, "Surprisingly good?" Yes, wet snow + carving skis = fun. Don't tell anyone, they won't believe you anyway. (It's a secret that's almost impossible to give away) I'm glad you had fun. Next time rent telemark skis, they magically make hills steeper and longer. Snowboard is fun in wet granular, too. Park and pipe are nice on warm days. There is no reason to get bored on a warm, sunny day at Seven Springs. .

PS. White ribbon of death? Wouldn't the run need to be a bit crowded to earn this designation?
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