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Edited by slider - 1/30/11 at 4:00pm
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Nope. I just smashed into a 3' stump under the pow. Blew out of both skis and brused my thigh well enough that I need to pick the leg up to shift gears.

Sounds like you found a fabled Bachelor blowhole, hollowed out underneath.

At least we can do our own snow gloating.
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Today an unusual thing happened to me skiing. Very deep new snow and in the teens F. No compaction or base. I cut across a hill to a groom run and about half way the whole snowpack underneath me gave way. I went from waist deep to neck deep snow in a heart beat. There I was up to my neck wondering what the hell happened? Is that something anybody else has experienced? Kind of a reality check.
what were your skis?
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. And now for the long awaited snow gloating.
Didn't bring the camera up, but heck, we even have some in the lowlands!

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170cm 66mm carve skis,you got a problem with that.
your doin it wrong.

same reason why I am not skiing thugs in pa is the same reason skiing a carver there is pretty dumb. just because it works doesnt make it right.

I have experienced being totally submerged several time though. pretty cool till you cant breath.



strangley it happen when a ski catch the snow when heading down and never decambers. Fat skis tend to bring you down deep when that happens.
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[quote=slider;1020955] Is that something anybody else has experienced?[quote]

Same kind of conditions in UT on Tuesday. With snow over my head in some places, my bases were bouncing off bushes at the bottom of my turns. I did a lot of slogging trail breaks in search of skiable freshies that day, as well as some minor ski damage.
All well worth it!

JF

At no time was I stuck up to my neck though.
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I only got stuck chest deep today. Took a bunch of minutes to dig myself out. Couldn't imagine neck deep. I woulda drowned.
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That sounds crazy. I kinda want to experience that lol. But maybe not....
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Was skiing on an ungroomed trail at Killington today, coming down the side right next to the woods, saw what looked to be a hole ahead and I thought it might have been an unfrozen water run off bar, was thinking of jumping it but just as I got there I saw 1 head of a skier. Stopped to help him out and saw his wife or girlfirend stuck in there also trying to extricate him only she got stuck. There were little alpine type tree tops near them that looked like brush gates and they must have caught something and got sucked in. They were both below snow surface level but their heads were above snow.Luckliy they were ok but it was really funny to see.
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SOUNDS AWESOME! haha, where were you skiing? yeah, i could ski being mad scared at first, especially if you went completely under
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Heading out your way-ish tomorrow, assuming my flight doesn't get canceled.

Was hoping to try the Contact 4x4s at Crystal or Stevens this week, but I don't think I'll actually be able to make a decent opinion on "east coast all-mountain" skis in 2+ feet of freshies!
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