Quick note from the parking lot @ Mammoth trade fair. 8" new overnight at the base...windlown....cold. Saved the 105mm + skis for today....got lucky fer once.
Boots on gotttaaa........
Nice SJ. Was there last weekend with 20+" new snow. The high winds Sunday shut down 22 and 25 for awhile and I don't think the top ever opened all weekend but the snow on 9 (Ricochet, Wazoo and Dragon's Tail) was incredible. Looking forward to the report.
OK....back t'home tonight with a case of jello legs. It was even better today than I thought with about 6-10" of new blowing over and filling into the 8-10" of soft crud from Tuesday.
I did about 25 skis between the two days starting with ~~90mm skis and topping out at 128mm. I'm gonna steal Phils idea of the thubmnail review and will get some stuff posted when I can but here are a few general thoughts.
Stick a fork in me...........................
A Saber Tooth squirrel??.....Or are you just suggesting that I'm uhhhhhh....long in the tooth??
Now that ^^^^^ looks like me about halfway into a day of soft fluff and windblown crud and a boatload of great skis to play with.
No face shots yesterday, but got an occasional navel shot and knee shots all day.......
Sierra Jim, I was up at Mammoth Tues. and Wed. also and the skiing was indeed very good. The Blizzard rep let me demo the Argos on Tuesday and I loved it in the crud and soft wind blown conditions. Did you get a chance to try the new Answer or Atlas.
Where are the reviews? Been waiting 3 days already....
Conditions were probably better than at Snowbasin. Kevin said the conditions were windpacked bumps, and some harder snow with soft snow patches here and there. The skis he liked best in that stuff were traditional cambered, 75-100mm underfoot that let him attack the mountain.
Conditions were great for these bigger skis that's for sure. I just got lucky.
Them quickie thumbnail reviews are gonna come soon but we are knocking out a wall right now to gain a 50% increase in floor space so I'm sorta.........uhhhhhh......busy.
Workin' on a new website too.....(in my spare time)