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post #31 of 56

Corkscrew Marble Mountain NFLD....

 

Freaking MINT, we take out Super-G warmups there, fun beyon reason

 

post #32 of 56

Instead of just a banked turn, I'd like to see a full loop -- like a Hot Wheels track. That'd be cool. To watch.

post #33 of 56

 

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BWPA, If thats the run you took Jon and I on to finish up last year, I'll vouch for that as being one great twistie run, It felt like a great ride that I had on my VFR Intercepter on a twisting winding road. You had to move quick but once you found the line and rythum what a blast.

 

yep, thats the run.

 

come to think of it at snowbird there are several gullies where the same thing can be accomplish.

 

Hot lips Gully, bicarbonnate(the only one that is sometimes groomed), Not Quite Corn, Sunset and Sunrise and Elmer Fud

 

Dick's Ditch at Jackson Hole is one of the most fun gullies there is as well. Great walls with lips and little table tops to hit.

post #34 of 56

 

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Boyne Highlands, Harbor Springs, MI

 

The run is "McGully"

 

And across the street at Nubs Nob, the "Southwest Passage". It's a skier cross course that they leave open for anybody who wants to hit it. 

 

BTW, Southwest Passage was rated blue before they turned it into a a ski-cross course, and remains rated blue today.  MacGully was rated green before they turned it into a a ski-cross course, and is now rated double-black (!?!).

 

Ain't marketing wonderful?

 

 

 

 

 

post #35 of 56

Where a cliff meets a face and dense snow blows a lot while falling, a natural banked sweeper develops at that place.. really cool to ride. actually any curved natural or manmade structure will create this with our wind-driven, dense snow. We have a water tank that created a bobsled banked track good for 20+ mph and completely 90 degrees to the floor if you can hold the drop in. The smiles popping out the end of the turn are huge.

post #36 of 56

There are two banked turns at Sugarloaf, although I did not get horizontal on either:

 

1.  Narrow Gauge, halfway down from the Super quad lift, there is a small island of trees, go to the right of the island.

 

2.  There is a real nice banked curve at the Sidewinder park.  It has a hurricane fence on the rim just in case.

post #37 of 56


 

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And across the street at Nubs Nob, the "Southwest Passage". It's a skier cross course that they leave open for anybody who wants to hit it. 

 

BTW, Southwest Passage was rated blue before they turned it into a a ski-cross course, and remains rated blue today.  MacGully was rated green before they turned it into a a ski-cross course, and is now rated double-black (!?!).

 

Ain't marketing wonderful?

 

 

 

 

 


 

Yep. The double black diamonds are more than a bit over the top for a run that used to be a glorifed cat track through the trees. On the other hand, I shudder at the idea of four snowboarders or skiiers trying to race side-by-side down a run that narrow.  But, back to the question - I do think that a single skiier could get going fast enough to get horizontal on the banks. 

post #38 of 56

 

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It's been a long time since I've skied there, but I remember there being a natural half pipe at Timberline Lodge, up in the Palmer Snowfield somewhere.

On the Magic Mile. Long large gulley, small cornices along one edge, smooth hill on the other side. On the cornice side of the gulley, you can definitely get sideways if you want.

post #39 of 56
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Someone should post pictures of some of these places.

post #40 of 56

 

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There are two banked turns at Sugarloaf, although I did not get horizontal on either:

 

1.  Narrow Gauge, halfway down from the Super quad lift, there is a small island of trees, go to the right of the island.

 

2.  There is a real nice banked curve at the Sidewinder park.  It has a hurricane fence on the rim just in case.

 

narrow gauge could deffinatly be banked at high speeds. sidewinder's turn isnt that big and you couldnt get sideways without taking off your head. I 'll check out gauge and give it a shot tomorrow

 

Richie-Rich, i'll try to remember to get a pic  of it tomorrow

post #41 of 56

We were just skiing at Aspen on Thursday and skied Corkscrew Gully (above) and Corkscrew.  I think you have a better chance getting banked on Corkscrew Gully versus Corkscrew, although I doubt you could get horizontal on either.

 

 


Edited by Illibuck - 4/5/2009 at 04:44 am
post #42 of 56

back from the loaf...no way in hello you could get horizontal on gauge

post #43 of 56

Jackson Hole. Alyeska. B-Ridge if you can deal with bumps at the same time.  

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I do mean a run off wilbere lift actually.

 

Its between harper ferry(the trail underneath the chairlift) and harper's ferry east(trail jsut to skier's right of the liftline).

 

To get to it off wilbere chair turn left so that now your on the skier's right of the chair. Follow the cat track to harper's ferry east and keep looking left. ITs in the little pod of trees between those 2 runs. If you wait long enough I am sure some snowboarder will come down and youll see them enter.

 

FYI is really fun to ski, but VERY hard to stay with it. I make sure I tell every kid I showed it to to show it to thier parents ;).


 

Thanks!!  I will check it out very soon. 

post #45 of 56

At JH try dicks ditch, the atom smasher, the worker wiggle, and a cool little slot I saw SIJ's daughter hit yesterday over by the credibility gap. 

post #46 of 56

 

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back from the loaf...no way in hello you could get horizontal on gauge


OK, maybe not by skiing fast, but maybe by skiing too slow on that curve.
 

post #47 of 56

 

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OK, maybe not by skiing fast, but maybe by skiing too slow on that curve.
 


the snow is melting also so it may because the snow is all slush and shrinking

post #48 of 56

 

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the snow is melting also so it may because the snow is all slush and shrinking


Yeh, true, when I was there it was cold temps and firm hardpack.  You may still be right, though.  That curve at Narrow Gauge is fun, but it may not have the pure luge-run quality that Richie is looking for.   

 

Actually, the closest I got to horizontal (while remaining on my skis ) at the Loaf was skiing down (in?) Pipeline.  When I was there Pipeline was all ice -- which I didn't realize til I was in it.  Took my breath away, but fun!
 

post #49 of 56

Yeah, that's the one. I think I only skied that thing once, but it was very cool. You got any pictures? Ex-Portland guy, myself...

post #50 of 56

 

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Thats an interesting way about it...never even considered that..I wonder how much something like that would cost if requested....but youre right I also think it would be a hit....and with some b netting they can make it safe enough that all the eventual compression crashes would not result in a skier being launched top side only to drop 20' off the back.


Or you could have come to Hunter this past last week-end. Friday and Saturday, they made Belt Parkway a terrain park, put in a bunch of jumps and a couple of 1/4 pipes. There was also a double "s" turn ( ala skier cross) that I did a few times, but don't remember if it was on the Belt, or in the terrain park.
 

post #51 of 56

There are lots of banked enclosures at Bridger Bowl in any of the Gullies. As TPJ already said, Dick's Ditch at JH is a fun but short. There's a tight gully at BB called Hully Gully, the delight of tots and the bane of parents, that actually has three parts. I challenge any adult to do all three without having to regroup at least once.

 

Why build features when nature provides?  

post #52 of 56
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Or you could have come to Hunter this past last week-end. Friday and Saturday, they made Belt Parkway a terrain park, put in a bunch of jumps and a couple of 1/4 pipes. There was also a double "s" turn ( ala skier cross) that I did a few times, but don't remember if it was on the Belt, or in the terrain park.
 


Really?!  Wow I didnt even know about that!  Pics?
 

post #53 of 56

At Val D'Isere, there are 2 natural half pipes just off the piste. One by Borsat Express lift, and the other by Mont Blanc lift.

post #54 of 56

 

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Yeah, that's the one. I think I only skied that thing once, but it was very cool. You got any pictures? Ex-Portland guy, myself...


Sorry, no pictures.  One of my resolutions for next year is to bring the camera every time. 

post #55 of 56

 

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I do mean a run off wilbere lift actually.

 

Its between harper ferry(the trail underneath the chairlift) and harper's ferry east(trail jsut to skier's right of the liftline).

 

To get to it off wilbere chair turn left so that now your on the skier's right of the chair. Follow the cat track to harper's ferry east and keep looking left. ITs in the little pod of trees between those 2 runs. If you wait long enough I am sure some snowboarder will come down and youll see them enter.

 

FYI is really fun to ski, but VERY hard to stay with it. I make sure I tell every kid I showed it to to show it to thier parents ;).

I think this one you're talking about is a mountain bike trail in the summer, yes? I got to try this "toboggan chute" once this season and made about three of the turns before I had to stop to regain control . Definitely going to try it again next time I make it out to Snowbird, and try and get through the whole thing! The trees add a nice "holy cr@p!" factor .

post #56 of 56

I tried it on tele's on a "firm" day.  It was a good thing no one was right behind me when I biffed!

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