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Mt. Bachelor Presidents' Weekend

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Spent the weekend at Sunriver, Oregon and skiing at Mt. Bachelor with the family.  Saturday we spent the day skiing in and out of the clouds on relatively soft snow.  Occasional very poor visability.  Sunday was very bad visibility with some snow and a lot of wind, depending on where you were on the mountain.  This morning was beautiful.  Sun on the mountain with the Summit Chair open for the first time since we had been there.  Off the summit it was creamy wind-packed powder, not too dense, not too light, but fun anyway.  Here are a few pics from today.

View from the Summit Chair
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My 8 year old coming down from the summit.

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My nearly(Thursday) 12 year old off of summit.  Almost missed him.

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The two at the top of the Summit Chair.
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My 14 year old was of course too cool to hang out with dad, too busy boarding with a friend.  We had a great time.  I can't wait to get them out again.  They are really starting to improve.  Thanks for looking.

 

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 I love seeing this kind of stoke!
Thanks for sharing.......
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Thanks TC. It really is a different kind of ski fun skiing with them.  A lot slower, a lot more turns, and interestingly enough a lot more soreness in places that aren't usually sore if I am not skiing with the kids.  It is great to watch them progress and be gungho to try anything.  Sometimes you just have to look at them and say "you are really not ready for that run yet" and direct them elsewhere. 
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A goodtime has had by all.
post #5 of 10
 Skiing with kids is its own magical fun. How's the snow season been on Bachelor this year? Hood's had a rough winter...nothing at all like the last two years. Hoping to do Bachelor in March...hoping there's enough snow for Summit backside.
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Cool pics.    Sounds like you had a great time.  The view from the Summit is great. 

Just got what I call the "super thick stuff" last night and it was ugly carnage today.  Anyone else forget how to ski?
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The Legs got a work out yesterday.  I can't beleive how many ppl just go without thinking about their surroundings and get hurt. Let's see it's windy w/ snow being transported and there's flat light. Ok my check engine light is on. Know what I mean.
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  I can't beleive how many ppl just go without thinking about their surroundings and get hurt. Let's see it's windy w/ snow being transported and there's flat light.
 

Even those who occasionally think can get it in those conditions. In the past the poor visibility and drifting snow along the summit crossover have bagged both me (torn ACL) and Dawgcatching (tib-fib fracture).  Both lived to ski another day.

Just sayin'.  Better to stay home on those powder days.
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I got caught in one of the deep drifts by Dutchman and it darn near took me 10 minutes to get out of it.  Stuck my tips into another drift after a little jump and went head over heels.  As I said, some darn ugly skiing.  Today was much better...steep and deep in the NW...too bad I still stink in powder and trees.
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Even the best of intentions get hammered sometimes. Easy does it mtnbikegirl. A little heavy but it was fun. Time to powder ski Newfy let's see ya out there.
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