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The First Mass of the PDS a Alta TR.

post #1 of 24
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I could post a boring TR with photos of powder skiing but I will try to humor you too..

So yeah as most of anybody knows it snowed at alta the past coulple days. what noone knows on this board because you couldnt drag your old asses out of bed on this fine sunday in october is just how good the skiing was today.

So today I would like to introduce my 'crew" aka the Powder Day Saints(PDS for short). We worship the whiteroom and it payed off today.

What does it take to be a PDS? well you have to get up at 5:45am to drive up to alta when its flippin way to cold in october. You arrive at Alta to find you among the first there. With only some crazy maggot with a chopper who intends to ski baldy Main chute.

Its cold and dark and all I want is my cliff bar.


lucky for us someone put in this beauty for us to follow


maggot trackhead gets a honorary church medal for his help to the PDS cause

even the self proclaimed president of this church still has to climb the hill like every one of his sheep.


This place is for sure holy, only problem is untill that lift spins you got to work for it.






up on this peak that crazy maggot took some video with his remote controll helicam as seen here


the video is cool right click save as to watch it
http://www.pitonproductions.com/SkiingVids/AltaAir.wmv

At the top we got the group shot we are all gapers at heart.
L to R
Adrian(my roomate aka ELPG), Tim our very own tromano, Me, Jason True(JTrue),Jake the resident "new schooler" www.jakecast.com for 500 pictures from today


oh yeah we did some skiing too



me milking my powder turns, I wonder if they were old school or new school?


skiing out of the fall line....to avoid some gnarly looking rocks


I think its old school


I like big dumps and I cant lie


My roomate who literally has never skied powder before on 170cm 65mm waisted heads. to those who say skinny skis are good enough in powder. How about this fact. He had more core shots than anyone today..and I had none. Yep skinny skis rock...

with that said the kids bootpacked up and skied powderin october how cool is that?


I am sure he had way tougher time than the rest of us.




tromano needs to commit to the falline


which he does here(look at those wonder full old school powder tracks, I know the guy that made them!!!)


Jake's new schooler looks like pastel monkey **** all over him actually has good purpose. Contrast on gray day in pictures. I might have to follow suit.

the pastel boy himself




charging on the big ANTS


hey look the bump skier can ski pow



Jason True allways seems to get to go deeper than us, today not a good thing a gnarly coreshot in the "hulks"





well yep today rocked, whats your excuse for not skiing today if you live in SLC?

expect more weekly masses as soon as the whiteroom appears again.

oh yeah the view when I got back to my house was pretty good to.




post #2 of 24
Great TR, Ski Bum !!!:
post #3 of 24

You Guys F'n ROCK....!!!!!!!!!!

You Guys F'n ROCK.... How was your ROARRRRR today Bushman, Carbo and I should have been there with you too, but we're stuck on the East Coast in 80+ deg. weather. Soon Bro. Real Soon!

This Winter season has definitely started and I'm itching to be there. Those Helicam videos :were amazing to say the least! I think you guys really outdid yourself on this one, it's going to be hard to outdoor your efforts today, but I'm sure you will.

From the country of skiers droolling : to be in 'God's Country', thank you for giving us this taste and know that you have started this years drive in us all.

BTW Great choice of tunes, who is that on the video?
post #4 of 24
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Originally Posted by Cousin Johnny Sax View Post
You Guys F'n ROCK.... How was your ROARRRRR today Bushman, Carbo and I should have been there with you too, but we're stuck on the East Coast in 80+ deg. weather. Soon Bro. Real Soon!

This Winter season has definitely started and I'm itching to be there. Those Helicam videos :were amazing to say the least! I think you guys really outdid yourself on this one, it's going to be hard to outdoor your efforts today, but I'm sure you will.

From the country of skiers droolling : to be in 'God's Country', thank you for giving us this taste and know that you have started this years drive in us all.

BTW Great choice of tunes, who is that on the video?
fyi i didnt make the video.
post #5 of 24
lotta effort but the rewards are obvious. Good early season work!
post #6 of 24
I was truly baptized into the PDS.



I need to commit to the fall line or else be committed. Skiing with you guys for like 2 runs basically showed how much I still have to learn. Not sure how that will work out. But yesterday was awesome. It was a great time. I want some more. What did you say about loveland next weekend?
post #7 of 24
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I need to commit to the fall line or else be committed. Skiing with you guys for like 2 runs basically showed how much I still have to learn. Not sure how that will work out. But yesterday was awesome. It was a great time. What did you say about loveland next weekend?
I think it's gonna work out fine. You are out there in October! Thanks for representing. "I knew him when he lived in DC."
post #8 of 24
I always have to relearn my fear of commitment to the fall line issue the first few days out then I'm fine. Happens every time out west for some reason ... too busy gaping at the views I guess .
post #9 of 24
Nicely done! We get two trip reports for the price of one.
At least we are off to an earlier start than last year. Now, if we can just get Tahoe in gear, we'll have a complete west coast, with PNW already going off with Utah not far behind. Even the Tetons are looking pretty good.
post #10 of 24
You guys skiing that much powder while I'm getting a sun tan on the golf course? Something is not right in the world. I need snow!
post #11 of 24
Great story and shots; looks like this weekend could bring more powder. A 5:30 Sunday morning start you say?
post #12 of 24
i HATE YOUSE

Enjoy.
post #13 of 24
AWE-some. I'm stuck in NJ working out on a stair-stepper.
post #14 of 24
Awesome report!

That kind of thing is hard to take coming off the back of our winter....

Keep 'em coming anyway!

post #15 of 24
Massive jealousy here. Massive.
:

Props to you for getting out there!
post #16 of 24
I want an RC Heli for Christmass. Too Cool!
post #17 of 24
[quote=BushwackerinPA;774556]We worship the whiteroom and it payed off today.

You are not alone.
post #18 of 24
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Originally Posted by BushwackerinPA View Post
We worship the whiteroom and it payed off today.


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Originally Posted by Whiteroom View Post
You are not alone.
Sounds like someone got lucky. :
post #19 of 24
Thread Starter 
so you guys are bumping this thread whenever there is less snow now than then....booo.
post #20 of 24
niceness!

btw, do you know the guy who was hawking "PDS" shirts over on TGR...the ones with Jesus holding up snow and saying "The Church of Powder Day Saints"?
post #21 of 24
wow im sooo jelous!!! that looks amazing
post #22 of 24
Wow. Long live the maggots and the PDS. It hurts me to be here at this current moment. Ow.
post #23 of 24
Thread Starter 
talk about a thread rising from the dead...
post #24 of 24
Ja, good work dredging this one up. Over 4,000 posts now, Bush.
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