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Steamboat 6-13 pics

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6 days in Steamboat. First 4 days were boot and knee-high, some light pow and some slabbed heavy stuff. one groomer day and one 4-6" with near zero visibility. Conditions ranged from light Champagne to knee-high slabbed. I actually dropped off the side of a run downa ravine and the powder broke on my stomach, wild stuff. Gusting winds to over 60mph. Thunderhead and 4 points were sporadically closed. Skied with Greg (Gregmerz) who is a great guy and a good skier. Here are some photos:


Greg on Left, Gary in back and me on Right. Ahh a nice crisp Steamboat IPA!



The mountain from my deck. As you can see, only part of the mountain is visible. Note the pickup truck by the road, only the cab can be seen


As you can tell, not a lot of visiblility and it's dumping.



Heading up Sundown Express. The tree wells were several feet deep. The trees looked like they were caked with icing. A true winter wonderland.



Looking down on "white out". Low light but that's all knee-high piles of soft fluffernutter. We literally hopped from pile to pile. It was a truly bizarre run with "epic" conditions. This is a black run and fairly steep. You could hear people laughing on their way down. I was one of them.



Looking up white out.



Beer good! Gary is hydrating......



Gary and I walking home. That's the street to our left. The street level is a couple of feet higher but look at the speed limit sign above us. Just a little snow there....
post #2 of 20
How nice of you to post pictures of my favorite bump run.

Thanks Finn
post #3 of 20
I thought I was a full fledged gear junkie but after skiing with these guys for two days I realize that my lunacy is truly still in it's infant stages.

Finn and Gary are a couple of excellent "ridge runners."

Guys, it was my pleasure and here's to the next time we ride a lift in a whiteout together...
post #4 of 20
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Originally Posted by Lars View Post
How nice of you to post pictures of my favorite bump run.

Thanks Finn
Any time my friend.
post #5 of 20
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I thought I was a full fledged gear junkie but after skiing with these guys for two days I realize that my lunacy is truly still in it's infant stages.
yes, it is a true compulsion and takes some time to develop the right degree of illness.

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Finn and Gary are a couple of excellent "ridge runners."

Guys, it was my pleasure and here's to the next time we ride a lift in a whiteout together...
It was a lot of fun and just let me know the next time your heading out to the boat. Hopefully, we will be able to see a little more than 20-30 feet. I look forward to "barcalounge skiing" with you again!
post #6 of 20
Great report Finndog. I looks like you guys had some great skiing. Have your injuries healed up?
post #7 of 20
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not yet, they are much better but still skiing in a hernia belt and ace bandage. Its a very sexy look. Not comfortable to really push it. Staying out of technical areas and skiing at slower speeds. I don't trust the abs and groin to make panic stops or really abrupt turns. Hard snow actually hurts a lot more so I am just sticking to pow and loose. Thank God for advil, thermic pads and good beer.

Bad news on Gary, he just found out his radius and ulna fused following the surgery (he skis in a hard brace at 45 degrees). He has to have another surgery to repair that.
post #8 of 20
Thats not good (Gary). Wish him well for me.

I guess it is a good thing you didn't have to be pained by skiing on any hard snow!
post #9 of 20
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i will and yes, that dreaded groomed stuff
post #10 of 20
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I thought I was a full fledged gear junkie but after skiing with these guys for two days I realize that my lunacy is truly still in it's infant stages. ..
A good friend once said, "Being a Gear Ho, is Hart, not science"
post #11 of 20
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A good friend once said, "Being a Gear Ho, is Hart, not science"
subliminal marketing...... Is that like "get yer' Hart on........"
post #12 of 20
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subliminal marketing...... Is that like "get yer' Hart on........"
Or......"get that Hart bumpin'!"

Maybe in the future, he'll say. ............"I left my Hart in Steamboat"
post #13 of 20
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Or......"get that Hart bumpin'!"

Maybe in the future, he'll say. ............"I left my Hart in Steamboat"
Should I ask him to ski Whiteout for me again?

I'm not sure he liked it the last time.
post #14 of 20
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Should I ask him to ski Whiteout for me again?

I'm not sure he liked it the last time.
How about, "Whiteout is hard harted."
post #15 of 20
Finn,
Great Pics. I've got to figure out a way to ski with you, Gary and Alice again. You guys know how to make pow happen!
Mike
post #16 of 20
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We have a pretty good track record over the past few seasons. It snowed pretty good when we were at Jackson, what's to say it wasn't all you

You missed some great snow and a lot of laughs. We'll have to hook up for some turns again.
post #17 of 20
Dumpage. Just a couple of weeks away.
post #18 of 20
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oh yeah, The real March madness!
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6 days in Steamboat. First 4 days were boot and knee-high,
Any knee deep action shots?
post #20 of 20
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possibly, Gary's camera has yet to be downloaded. Do you have a penchant for knee-deep action shots? We really didn't take many pictures in general. The light was so flat and frankly, we didn't feel like stopping to take a lot of pictures. Al reiner may have some, he was there the same time.
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