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post #61 of 89
Sorry guys, I won't be able to make it-I'm going to stay off skis tomorrow and rest the knee for the two masters races this weekend at Labrador and Greek Peak. I know, I'm a freakin' wimp!

Lars, thanks again for the invitation and I hope you do it next year.
Have a great time!
post #62 of 89
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I'm hearing an inch or two. I'm not worried yet...
Going to be fast skiing Greg. Should be great conditions.
post #63 of 89
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Had a great time skiing with Bushwhackerin, Pierre, Heluva and Doug (can't remember epic name,sorry) There was about 4" of fresh on a nice groom but it snowed fairly hard and steady all day. Combined with the 12" pluss from the day before made for epic conditions.

 

We spent most of the day in the trees and moguls pushing each other to the limit and face shots and smiles for all. The snow in the trees was mostly untracked and deep. I mean out West deep. Bushwhacker said he hasn't skied powder this deep since he left Utah. The moguls were soft and powder filled and very forgiving. Best run of the day was me and Bushwhacker poaching a roped off comp mogul course that had at least two feet of powder.

 

There were many high speed runs on the flats as well. The numerous push piles throughout the constant snowfall and drunken contractors as well as the incoming families kept the speed down somewhat, but fun was had.

 

Of course, the apre laughter was rampant along with the stories and the lessons and critique, mixed with the beer, pizza and wings made for a very enjoyable time. I had so much fun trying to keep up with the kids. Nothing like a few beers and a couple rum and cokes to kill the thigh burn. Greg, where do you keep coming up with these gourgerous girls? Josh, your strong skiing and energy pushed me all day. Thanks, I needed that. Kurt, you're skiing better than ever old friend. Doug, you're a charger. Don't sell yourself short. I think anyone who could keep up with this bunch is ok in my book. All my guys and friends that were there had such a blast.

 

Hope you all had safe trips home.

post #64 of 89

Sounds like a great day with a great group.  I hope you'll all be there again next year!

post #65 of 89
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Ya, Bushwackerin got some videos of some of the action I think. I don't know how any of them turned out. It was fun.

post #66 of 89

It was definitely a good time, even if i had my hands full trying to keep up with you guys.

post #67 of 89

I had a good time skiing with everyone.  When I get to those Bear gatherings I always feel underpowered and behind the energy curve.   I can't match the energy levels displayed at these events.   I had a good time though.

post #68 of 89
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Greg, where do you keep coming up with these gourgerous girls?

No idea... they just seem to hang around...

post #69 of 89
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I had a good time skiing with everyone.  When I get to those Bear gatherings I always feel underpowered and behind the energy curve.   I can't match the energy levels displayed at these events.   I had a good time though.


 

I don't know Pierre. I think the 50 somethings held their own.

post #70 of 89
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Sorry you didn't get to race.

post #71 of 89
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Sorry you didn't get to race.

 

Seeing as how much snow was there, the course didn't appear to ski very well. I had more fun bumming around the mountain on those 180cm CX80's. I was at Holimont and did some training today though (thanks to Holimonter). I love skiing that mountain...

post #72 of 89
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Definitly better than the Valley huh? Let's do it again soon.

post #73 of 89

here are some of the pictures from the day. to tired to write anything meaningful yet.

 

Lars is a great subject

 

make sure you smile

 

Pierre in some of the deep powder in the woods

 

 

 


Edited by Cirquerider - Mon, 02 Feb 09 23:45:30 GMT
post #74 of 89

here are some of the pictures from the day. to tired to write anything meaningful yet.

 

Lars is a great subject

 

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l271/BushwackerinUT/Holimont/LarsPowder.jpg

 

make sure you smile

 

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l271/BushwackerinUT/Holimont/Larssmiling.jpg

 

Pierre in some of the deep powder in the woods

 

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l271/BushwackerinUT/Holimont/Pierre.jpg

 

 

 

ok guys this is pretty dumb that I cant embedded photos without uploading them again to huddler, this should be changed because I have no intentions of uploading photos to yet another site. Or do I have intentions of remaking TR just for this site that are easily postable between many sites.

 

So yeah HTML linking should be fixed ASAP, or at least I myself will be less inclined to post pictures over here.

 

 

 

 

 


Edited by BushwackerinPA - Mon, 02 Feb 09 03:52:30 GMT


Edited by BushwackerinPA - Mon, 02 Feb 09 03:53:13 GMT


Edited by BushwackerinPA - Mon, 02 Feb 09 03:55:42 GMT


Edited by BushwackerinPA - Mon, 02 Feb 09 04:01:45 GMT
post #75 of 89
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How could you not smile in these conditions with friends like you guys?

 

I told you I ski for fun and I was having fun.

 

Enjoyed your company Josh

post #76 of 89
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How could you not smile in these conditions with friends like you guys?

 

I told you I ski for fun and I was having fun.

 

I don't ski for fun ... but it really was a good day. I always enjoy these events. What really made it great was that I finally got to meet Josh face to face. Thanks for being willing to make the long drive to join us. We should try to get together again this season - perhaps on a day that Holimont isn't a zoo! 


Edited by HeluvaSkier - Mon, 02 Feb 09 16:06:38 GMT
post #77 of 89
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How could you not smile in these conditions with friends like you guys?

 

I told you I ski for fun and I was having fun.

 

I don't ski for fun ... but it really was a good day. I always enjoy these events. What really made it great was that I finally got to meet Josh face to face. Thanks for being willing to make the long drive to join us. We should try to get together again this season - perhaps on a day that Holimont isn't a zoo! 


Edited by HeluvaSkier - Mon, 02 Feb 09 16:06:38 GMT

 

well me and lars questionedd your fun ;) but at the end of the day the issue is there isnt enough time in the day to ski, not that there are to many different ways of skiing.

 

Holimont is a very sweet little mountain to ski. The pitch is good top to bottom on nearly every run. Also the tree skiing there is like vermont light, it was really good and the best part about its allowed. 12 inches of light dry fluffy powder helps as well. Nice departure from the everything is groomed with no pitch hill I teach at. I would have a had time going these and skiing groomers if the snow was nice.

 

It was cool to meet everyone. Pierre is a nerd(sorry dude your still a great guy though), and ski extremely nice. Lars rips especailly off trail and knows everyone. Helva well I have never seen anyone pull across the hill that fast. I could just imagine what that looks like on race skis. Doug you kept up which was hard that day.

 

it was sweet I expect all of you down at Blue Knob!

 

 

post #78 of 89
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Sorry you didn't get to race.

 

Seeing as how much snow was there, the course didn't appear to ski very well. I had more fun bumming around the mountain on those 180cm CX80's. I was at Holimont and did some training today though (thanks to Holimonter). I love skiing that mountain...

Glad you liked the 'Mont!  Now get thee to the office and join up.... you know you want to.

 

Sorry I couldn't ski with ya; rake duties prevented it.  See you on Wednesday?

 

Cheers!

post #79 of 89
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Glad you liked the 'Mont!  Now get thee to the office and join up.... you know you want to.

 

Sorry I couldn't ski with ya; rake duties prevented it.  See you on Wednesday?

 

Cheers!

 

You have no idea how tempted I am to get a junior membership! You will see me wednesday for sure. When you see Steve and the other guys, thank them again for letting me jump in with them. They are all great guys. I was also really impressed watching the juniors ski. Those kids rip. I don't see skiing like that very often from anyone, anywhere. Your coaches do a fine job.

post #80 of 89
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It was cool to meet everyone. Pierre is a nerd(sorry dude your still a great guy though), and ski extremely nice.

 NERD?  I thought I shed that title ten years ago.   I have not been refered to as a nerd in some time.   I was a wild nerd in colledge and refered to as a mad scientist but not recently. I did marry a nerd though.

post #81 of 89

Nice tr esp. with bush's video and pics.  Wow, those woods look like they're actually thinned of fallen stuff and little shrubberies. Looks open enough to actually string together more than three turns.  Rarely get that in VT.


Edited by Tog - Mon, 02 Feb 09 22:46:43 GMT
post #82 of 89
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Nice tr esp. with bush's video and pics.  Wow, those woods look like they're actually thinned of fallen stuff and little shrubberies. Looks open enough to actually string together more than three turns.  Rarely get that in VT.

 

Trees don't fall and shrubberies don't grow at Holimont.

post #83 of 89
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I don't know about that. I have quite a welt on my head from a maple sapling.

 

If I keep hanging with you kids, I might need to break out my old helmet. lol

 

Tog, that run on the video was tighter than it looks, especially the upper section. Most of the tree runs there aren't really tree runs. But, when there's that much powder, it's all good.

post #84 of 89
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If I keep hanging with you kids, I might need to break out my old helmet. lol

 

Hey... there is a reason you didn't see me in those tight trees.

post #85 of 89

Really looks nice back there.

 

Lars-powder.jpg

post #86 of 89
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It was really nice Cirque. Wish you could have been there.

post #87 of 89

Looks like you guys had fun on a great day, while I visited the outhouse.  

post #88 of 89
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Did you check out the video put up TC?

 

That was on a nice tree run filled with moguls. In fact, the other pictures were taken on bump runs with about a foot or more of nice light powder.

post #89 of 89

I did check out the video.  Josh has a talent for that kind of stuff.  Yay Josh!

 

You know what you say when you fall on outhouse?

Oh Sh!t! 

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