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post #1 of 27
Thread Starter 
How many for 06/07?

Powder Day = at least three hours of skiing non-crudded-out conditions (crossing a few tracks is ok), deep enough that you don't hit the crap underneath.

Me - 23 (not counting back country - and that's during a very poor Utah winter).
post #2 of 27
3 Hours?

Man, I hate living on the east coast...
post #3 of 27
1....
post #4 of 27
Untracked lasts about twenty minutes where I ski. I got in 116 days this season and had untracked fresh above the boot tops for maybe 15 runs over half a dozen days.
post #5 of 27
If you'll settle for "only hit the bigger rocks underneath" I've got... er..
uhm... one.
post #6 of 27
Um... I hit High Rustler today with 17" and three tracks on it- but every third turn or so I'd hit the top of a frozen bump, "cause the pow was so light. Does this count?

Seriously, I'd have to say maybe, 16? but it was a bad year for Utah, and 8 of those days was a nearly consectutive stretch in February. This was all lift served resort stuff.
post #7 of 27
Geez, Jer, this should'a been a poll!
post #8 of 27
days skied--64
powder days as described--2

crap year in SV
post #9 of 27
I have no idea, what I do know is that I just skied 2500' feet of said pow!
post #10 of 27
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Originally Posted by zion zig zag View Post
I have no idea, what I do know is that I just skied 2500' feet of said pow!
That's the spirit!
post #11 of 27
Alot I really dont know. My guess is more than Jer but only because I know I skied more days than him(today = 140) FYI some of my best powder skiing was on the clock this year which I find to be pretty damn cool.
post #12 of 27
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Originally Posted by Mr. Crab View Post
Um... I hit High Rustler today with 17" and three tracks on it- but every third turn or so I'd hit the top of a frozen bump, "cause the pow was so light. Does this count?

Seriously, I'd have to say maybe, 16? but it was a bad year for Utah, and 8 of those days was a nearly consectutive stretch in February. This was all lift served resort stuff.
wildcat, ball room, High Rustler - Eagles Nest and Devils' Castle were all money today.

I didnt hit anything on rustler I think you need some fatter skis
post #13 of 27
I took the skinnies- the Mantras- 'cause they're the lightest and most versitile. Didn't hit anywhere else. West Rustler and Castle were great-ditto Ballroom and Shoulder, although I didn't go all the way out- avoided Backside- beware "trajectory lock" crust.... the sun must have been really hot Thursday judging by the wild disparity of perfect blower pow to can-not-turn death crust. I hadn't been around since the last storm two weeks ago and was suprised at how fast the base went- so many rocks- very unusual year. I hope the Bird holds up, at least a little longer.
So, Bushwhacker- I guess a lot of the Maggots were there- I had on a Norwegian sweater. I thought of wearing a tux or a dress or something, but it wasn't the actual last day, and looked like a real ski day...
I was with my friend Emily, on tele- try Em's restaurant on Center St. SLC., it'll become your favorite place. Ems great. She rips. She once dropped into Gunsight and broke her ankle. When the patrol finally found her and brought up the toboggan, she said, "go fast boys, this is my last run of the season"...
post #14 of 27
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Originally Posted by Mr. Crab View Post
I took the skinnies- the Mantras- 'cause they're the lightest and most versitile. Didn't hit anywhere else. West Rustler and Castle were great-ditto Ballroom and Shoulder, although I didn't go all the way out- avoided Backside- beware "trajectory lock" crust.... the sun must have been really hot Thursday judging by the wild disparity of perfect blower pow to can-not-turn death crust. I hadn't been around since the last storm two weeks ago and was suprised at how fast the base went- so many rocks- very unusual year. I hope the Bird holds up, at least a little longer.
So, Bushwhacker- I guess a lot of the Maggots were there- I had on a Norwegian sweater. I thought of wearing a tux or a dress or something, but it wasn't the actual last day, and looked like a real ski day...
I was with my friend Emily, on tele- try Em's restaurant on Center St. SLC., it'll become your favorite place. Ems great. She rips. She once dropped into Gunsight and broke her ankle. When the patrol finally found her and brought up the toboggan, she said, "go fast boys, this is my last run of the season"...
there was a couple i was skiing with and many more i didnt see the irony I was on a 184 mantras too. the backside crust was horriable we did go out there and regret that all the ways down. If you coming back on sunday I would love to meet up, but I will not be wearing my suit if it actually snows like its suppose too.
post #15 of 27
Thread Starter 
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I took the skinnies- the Mantras-
Mantras are "ridiculously fat" - how can you hit bottom when you're "just floating on top" anyway?

First run I hit yesterday was East Greely - that was some primo sun crust! Luckily Shoulder and a very slowly skied out Castle made up for it.
post #16 of 27
B wacker- I saw a guy with 184 Mantras & Freerides on Sugerloaf chair with a woman on Gots and Freerides- sound familiar?
May get up tomorrow- better dig through the closet... I'll bring the fat skis.
post #17 of 27
not me mine are mounted with naxos. I am skiing the mantra or PE tomorrow depending on the snow forecast...gotamas are hopefully being fixed.
post #18 of 27
every day skied from mid-january (base arrival) to april was on new/bottomless snow. With holidays in effect, the average I would guess hangs around 3 days a week. We didn't have an epic season... it's just that nobody rides my snow but me and my buddy. I'm very lucky to have these stashes. And I could often be quoted as I dropped in as saying; "Thank you, God!"
post #19 of 27
So many this season that I lost track. Looks like one more good one coming this Saturday...
http://www.weatheroffice.com/scripts...?html&1010.txt
If I had to guess, I'd say out of the approx. 60 days that I went up this season, about 80% of them were powder days. I probably saw the sun come out two or three times this season.
post #20 of 27
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Originally Posted by Jer View Post
How many for 06/07?

Powder Day = at least three hours of skiing non-crudded-out conditions (crossing a few tracks is ok), deep enough that you don't hit the crap underneath.
Based on this criteria, I skied about 90 days this year, mostly on the east coast, and didn't get up to Northern Vermont like usual. I think it snowed like 6 days this year, so 6days @1 1/2 hours of fresh, divided by 3hours/day criteria= 3 days of powder.
post #21 of 27
48 days including yesterday...
post #22 of 27
Didn't Count. We had 250" in November alone, and my last powder day was 10 days ago. I'd say I hit 20 by Christmas, then it slowed down.

Had some of my best runs ever this year. Could have used more powder days, though. Of course, our season was a little under average as well, at 600".
post #23 of 27
I think 5

yup I know, east coast . My fault I didn't get up a little more (they had some more this month). Total skiing days around 22 or 23. Many days with crud type stuff though.
post #24 of 27
I skied about 30 days this year but only got 2 powder days. Both times it was snowing so hard you couldn't see more than 5 ft in front of you. Last year I got about 5 bluebird powder days at Vail alone.
post #25 of 27
9 out of 23 days skiing. I think that is very good.
post #26 of 27
My 37 days included 3 heli and 6 snowcat. Chugach Powder Guides Mar. 25 was my best heli day and one of top 2 lifetime anywhere http://www.firsttracksonline.com/boa...pic.php?t=3034 .

Of the other 28 days, 5 were powder days by Jer's definition. 2 of those 5 were powder all day long, Solitude Feb. 19 and Alyeska Mar. 23.

Other TR's with pics can be found under my name and date here: http://www.firsttracksonline.com/boa...wforum.php?f=3 .
post #27 of 27
This thread is flawed.

Should have been a poll.
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