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Got 12 inches of very dry powder overnight so decided to hike for some turns on my new Rossi S7 skis.

 

 

 

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First turns on my new rocks, heck lst turns ever on a rocker.

 

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OK so it was only my driveway - it was short but fun - so hiking up the other side of my driveway and did the steeps

 

 

 

 

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Pretty cool skiing my driveway.  The crummy part was about 30 min after I skied it I had to plow my own private runs clear of all that powder.  Too much fun. And oh yes, my gear review:    The Rossi S7's, 188cm.  performed perfectly.   Skier:   Happy old Fart. 184lbs well used .  But still knows how to have fun.                                                                                                                                        

post #2 of 19

Rossignol S7 - the favorite ski of driveway rippers.

 

Still counts as powder turns.

 

BTW - belongs in Trip Reports.

 

post #3 of 19
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BTW - belongs in Trip Reports.

 


Skiing in your own driveway counts as a "Trip?"

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He had to walk up it!

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BTW - belongs in Trip Reports.

 


Skiing in your own driveway counts as a "Trip?"

post #5 of 19

Great post. Looks like with a little creative tree cutting you could have your own front yard ski area!

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BTW - belongs in Trip Reports.

 


Skiing in your own driveway counts as a "Trip?"


Depends how long your driveway is.

post #7 of 19
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Originally Posted by Pete No. Idaho View Post

 

Got 12 inches of very dry powder overnight so decided to hike for some turns on my new Rossi S7 skis.

 

 

 

 

 

First turns on my new rocks, heck lst turns ever on a rocker.

 

 

OK so it was only my driveway - it was short but fun - so hiking up the other side of my driveway and did the steeps

 

 

Pretty cool skiing my driveway.  The crummy part was about 30 min after I skied it I had to plow my own private runs clear of all that powder.  Too much fun. And oh yes, my gear review:    The Rossi S7's, 188cm.  performed perfectly.   Skier:   Happy old Fart. 184lbs well used .  But still knows how to have fun.                                                                                                                                        

Why in the world would you hike for turns in your driveway when you have a chairlift right in you back yard?th_dunno-1[1].gif

 

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http://www.epicski.com/forum/thread/72312/chairlift-in-backyard-pic-attempt
 

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Originally Posted by Pete No. Idaho View Post

 

Got 12 inches of very dry powder overnight so decided to hike for some turns on my new Rossi S7 skis.

 

 

 

 

 

 

First turns on my new rocks, heck lst turns ever on a rocker.

 

 

OK so it was only my driveway - it was short but fun - so hiking up the other side of my driveway and did the steeps

 

 

Pretty cool skiing my driveway.  The crummy part was about 30 min after I skied it I had to plow my own private runs clear of all that powder.  Too much fun. And oh yes, my gear review:    The Rossi S7's, 188cm.  performed perfectly.   Skier:   Happy old Fart. 184lbs well used .  But still knows how to have fun.                                                                                                                                        

Why in the world would you hike for turns in your driveway when you have a chairlift right in you back yard?th_dunno-1[1].gif

 

IMG_0023.jpg

 

http://www.epicski.com/forum/thread/72312/chairlift-in-backyard-pic-attempt
 


Definitely thought about using my chair but it was snowed in and couldn't talk the crew/wife into helping me dig out.  So had to hoof it up that long, perilous driveway.
 

post #9 of 19

Hey I have a steep driveway, fresh snow & some new S7's...  Hmmm.

 

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Driveway is only good for about 2 turns though.

 

JF

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Those skis look familiar.  One of these mornings I am going to beat the snowplow down our main road and that will be a 1 mile run.  Amazing what a retired guy who ski's can dream up. Won't tell you what my wife says about my addiction.  Looks like 17inches plus at Lookout Pass on thursday and Fri Silver opens with probably over 25 inches and it hasn't been skied.  Someone has to go support the e conomy might as well be me.

post #11 of 19

Lol, pretty nice, I would do the same if I would have such a perfect snow conditions in my driveway!!!! Did you feel guilty plowing all the powder away?

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There were some kids towing around the block in front of my house last night. Conditons were totally flat road wiht 6" of windblown snow.

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Lol, pretty nice, I would do the same if I would have such a perfect snow conditions in my driveway!!!! Did you feel guilty plowing all the powder away?



No doubt about it.  Been eyeing the big hill behind my house but not enough snow to cover the stumps, logs, snags etc.  Watching tho.  Lookout tommorrow 22" of fresh whopee!!

 

Hear Tahoe got 73 inches

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I just picked up my brand new S7s and was faced with a dilemma.  Do I bring them home and hike for a few turns on The Pass, or put them in my ski slot and have both my boots and my skis warm and ready for the Saturday morning opening at Teton Village.  This second option avoids bringing skis and boots on the bus.  I decided to be strong and use my Sumos to skin out on The Pass this afternoon and possibly Thanksgiving morning.  I can hear the S7s calling my name from across the Valley....

post #15 of 19

You guys are lucky overthere, Mission got only a hint of that storm, they will only open the main run this Friday and most of their snow is man made.... here in Quincy where i am at, we had about 2 inches on the ground, just enough to make two of my Akita's happy! ( they love to go and roll in snow, kind of like their owners)... BTW, do you know anyone who's intersted in pups for Christmass?

 

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Lol, pretty nice, I would do the same if I would have such a perfect snow conditions in my driveway!!!! Did you feel guilty plowing all the powder away?



No doubt about it.  Been eyeing the big hill behind my house but not enough snow to cover the stumps, logs, snags etc.  Watching tho.  Lookout tommorrow 22" of fresh whopee!!

 

Hear Tahoe got 73 inches

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I just picked up my brand new S7s and was faced with a dilemma.  Do I bring them home and hike for a few turns on The Pass, or put them in my ski slot and have both my boots and my skis warm and ready for the Saturday morning opening at Teton Village.  This second option avoids bringing skis and boots on the bus.  I decided to be strong and use my Sumos to skin out on The Pass this afternoon and possibly Thanksgiving morning.  I can hear the S7s calling my name from across the Valley....



 

post #17 of 19

Skis in the corner.JPGPatiently standing in the corner are my Goats alone with antique skis, boots and pools that my neightbor gave me for Christmass! Tommorow I hope to try my Goats out!!!!!!!!!!!!!

post #18 of 19

I now know what I want in my back yard.

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I now know what I want in my back yard.



Jag the driveway to ski or the chairlift to sit on and drink beer?   Both are good.

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