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Ski/Waterski on Snow Skis/Snowmobile

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Yesterday Thurs poached closed/next years new runs at Lookout Mt., skied to freeway and took friend/sherpa rides back to area. Powder a little wet but great fun.

Today, Fri had snowmobile on RR right of way waiting for us and poached different cut run, snow was terrible 3/4 in of crust. Ride behind the snowmobile on a water ski rope/handle was fun. Brought back all my old tips on waterskiing.

Crossed the freeway and went up Mullan Pass Mt. on skid trail behind the snowmobile. Thigh burner ride - about 2,000 vertical. BUT remembered old water ski trick on eliminating burning thighs (straight back-upright relaxs quad) pretty tricky ride up expecially in the hairpin turns, up with the rope and handle and wait for slack to sgtraighten. Made it up top with no problems and skied down on the most virgin ugly crust I've ever seen. We/all 3 of us decided skiing wasn't any fun so started down. Partner and I decided to ski down. Boy you want a PSIA balance drill try skiing down a skid road on very variable snow with ruts and snowmobile tracks everywhere. Made my main goad to control speed but actually covered the considerable distance pretty easily, ever was sort of challenging fun.

2 Days of pretty lousy snow but fun time trying a lot of things I've never done before. Still in one piece and am now an experienced snowmobile skier. Sking down to the Freeway on the Idaho Mt. border was pretty cool also. Had to take the Skis off for the 8 foot 90 degree drop to the actual freeway but that was ok too. I have always done pretty good on my butt experience counts.

Sorry forgot camera but here to one of my most unusual days skiing.
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Sounds pretty brutal! I am glad to see you are getting out there even when the conditions aren't the best.

Sounds like you made the best of it! Keep skiing hard and thanks for posting the TR.
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You can use a climbing or windsurfing harness with a munder hitch and it will save your lower back and arms. Also a full face helmet comes in handy at times.
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Even a fourwheeler sometimes works on the flatland.
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