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I little work goes a long way a Stowe TR

post #1 of 20
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skied yesterday day afternoon and today with our own epic. He is a great guide and showed me some really great skiing in and around stowe. We did alot of powder skiing believe it or not. from as little as 3-4 inches to as much to a 12-14 inches of settled powder. Stowe is very big mountain and the out of bounds is even larger. Please do not go out on your own here the chances of getting lost or cliffed out in the trees here is really high.

Epic's beautiful view when you wake up each morning



tuesday afternoon me,epic,whiteroom and a fellow L3 passe lauren went out and skied a sidecountry run called banana.

epic getting some powder in banana some really good turn in dry but heavy powder on this run.



The final chute on banana needs more snow to be fun, honestly I was tired and this was survival skiing at best for me. the bumps,powder, ice, rock, trees, stumps, waterfalls take thier toll on your skiing quickly. Epic and whiteroom made this look easy.

Whiteroom with Lauren following


Lauren skiing banana, so few places to turn


You end up on route 108, this is what it looks like to skate back to stowe on 108.


the last ride up fourrunner showed promise, snowflakes in the air.



3-4 overnight with temps falling to below zero was what happend that night. some windloading and sunny skis and it was actually quite bearable.

a sunny but very cold stowe


after a couple runs on sunny spruce, the 2nd run on the quad made my nose white time to go inside.

I wonder what skis are mine


Epic leading the way to more powdery goodness


More untracked


snow was very dense but still dry, lots of powder flying around


Next we followed the fox tracks


they took us to a us more great snow.



the looks these got on the 4 runner and gondola were kinda of priceless.



they took me to angel food like powder


the notch looks cool


Just remember guys there is no powder on the east coast.



didnt get to go up here


epic kicked my ass nearly all day long


well when he wasnt eating powder at least


as the sun set on another great at Stowe
post #2 of 20
Epic is truly an epic human being and a great skier. Glad you got to taste some of what his mountain can offer!
post #3 of 20
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Originally Posted by BushwackerinPA View Post
The final chute on banana needs more snow to be fun, honestly I was tired and this was survival skiing at best for me. the bumps,powder, ice, rock, trees, stumps, waterfalls take thier toll on your skiing quickly. Epic and whiteroom made this look easy.


Just remember guys there is no powder on the east coast.


Nice BWPA!

Glad to see EC stoke on Epic. The UVM crowd on TGR has been stoking us on Stowe for a while now. Makes you appreciate their TRs even more now that you been dere. Back in the day...
post #4 of 20
Josh, it was really good to meet you in person. Eric is a very good tour guide and certainly fun to ski with... I'm not sure where things stand now, but I heard we may see more of you this season? That would be cool, if true. There is a lot more to this place than you can see in a couple days, I know you wanted to get up onto the chin, that's not even the tip of the iceberg.

From the photos it looks like you guys hit "Stu's"... appropriate for sure. (I meant to track that out on Thursday, but spent too much time off Bypass...)
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Do these down jackets make me look fat? It's pretty funny how hot you can get on a sub-zero day. What's not funny is how my knee feels right now. I took a maple to the knee on the last run. I feel like Big Papi took a bat to my knee. It hurt to take me off my sock. That may be a bad sign.
post #6 of 20
I really need to work on my tree skiing so that I can head into the Stowe backcountry one of these days. The terrain in there looks amazing, even more so then the terrain that's on the map, which is really saying something.
post #7 of 20
Noice TR. That banana looked sketchy low snow.
post #8 of 20
Did you ski the "Bruce"

I think that's the right name
post #9 of 20
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Epic is truly an epic human being and a great skier. Glad you got to taste some of what his mountain can offer!
Really great guy with an awesome family as well.

and bump this up.....there is no way pictureless TR should be higher than this one
post #10 of 20
-25* F this morning at 8am... that's without windchill.

wanted to bump this.
post #11 of 20
Yep, you can't have a better tour group on Stowe than Epic and Whiteroom. They had me all over the mountain when we broke off from the ESA group. Great guys and certainly some smooth, powerful skiers! Hope to get back up there later in the season with a few peeps. Hope the knee is feeling better, Eric- I'd hate to have you sidelined man, that would be a huge bummer!
post #12 of 20
Cool report. Stowe looks great, I hope to get there someday soon. Epic, I hope you're not banged up too badly.
post #13 of 20
The knee is stable when the doc torques on it, and the X-Rays were negative, but I'm scheduled for an MRI. Something is not right in there. Anyway, it was a fun day. Almost worth it.
post #14 of 20
Cool TR, great photos and literate.
post #15 of 20
Nice TR. RISkier and I were up there last week, I'm looking forward to the day when we can ski the stuff you guys skied at Stowe. Mansfield is a great mountain. Epic, it was nice to see you at lunch anyway! And skiing at 10 below is not bad when it's sunny without much wind.
post #16 of 20
Just bumping this back to the top...
post #17 of 20
Great pictures. Thanks for sharing the east coast love
post #18 of 20
Nice Josh!

That all looked fantastic except maybe the Banana part.

Like KevinF said, most of those spaces would have found me one with a tree.
post #19 of 20

Looked great!

Nice stuff!

 

post #20 of 20

My knees been giving me a little trouble lately. 

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