|High Speed Drifter is a skier that skids fat skis in the turns. Right BB? Anyway,Palmer is a great place to blow off some high speed GS turns for a thrill.
Wait a minute! The snow was really smooth first half of the day, and those skiis I have carve better than I thought (Mantras). Spent the second half of the day practicing my "bullet proof short turns" (little toe edge, fantom ski, write a "c" around the pole plant--all Harold Carv stuff). No slipping and sliding. It was a normal ski day and then when it started to look chopped up everyone traversed off across the mountain. Rode with several snowboarders that said it was great way off on the sides. Pretty sure it was the snowboard wax, "Summer Slush" that did the trick.
|what do you think the conditions will be like next weekend?
Hesitate and you shall perish. My guess is it is good ALL THE TIME (non-Utah/Colorado use of the word "GOOD"). Heck, in July they start the ski racing camps and all the hotshot bootfitters set up shop down the hill in Government Camp. Even Harold Carv has a ski racing camp and has made some of his DVD's on the Palmer Glacier (notice the word, "Glacier"). If I was flying in to ski I would bring hiking boots, and maybe a Kayak just in case, heh heh. Oh, and throw that mtn bike into your Lear jet while your at it. Just go up there and ski. This weekend is a freak with record breaking temperatures and I just wanted to see if you could still ski, and you can.
|Friday is "one of these days." Saturday also. And BatGirl & Co. will be there. Maybe even MLC and Slider, too. Not that I'm suggesting anything. Ahem.
If you are talking about Timberline I am jealous. I work on Friday. Either that or you guys are speaking a language I don't understand.
Anyway, I got a slight sun burn today, skied til I dropped, and I am planning on going a couple times a month throughout the summer. Stay posted for "Episode 2" coming in June.
Is it somewhere you would want to come to from out of town? Maybe. Depends how easily you are amused. I am happy on anything. You have to remember it is just a 2 mile long blue run. But the area has a ton of stuff. Hiking in the Columbia Gorge is world class because of all the waterfalls and trails and the Oregon Coast is something else. The mountains come down to the water in places.