|Originally posted by nolo:
Just out of curiosity, Bob, would you be interested in skiing on pavement in the off-season--on Harb's invention or something like it--or is the presence of snow key to the experience for you?
There is a geological formation in southwestern Wyoming that just begs to be skied. It's a very arid, eroded series of blue-tinted, rounded knobs east and south of Evanston about 40 miles. I don't have any idea what kind of rock it is - I'm not good with the names of rocks - but it's kind of a flaking-off sort of stuff.
Some of the shoulders are quite steep and *look*, from the road, to be relatively smooth. Every time I've driven by there, I've wished I had a pair of junk skis to give it a try. I've watched AltaSkier make turns down much worse-looking gravel beds (barely, and I mean bearly, covered with snow) at Snowbird.
One of these days I'm going to ski that stuff. I *have* skied sand dunes and it's a blast.
I haven't read that post about Harb's new thing, but now that I know it involves goof-ball skiing I'll take a look.