Snow skiing anyone

Discussion in 'Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet.' started by mtbdemon, Dec 6, 2010.

  1. Apple Jam

    Apple Jam Forest Flyer

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    I liked the Anthony Lakes idea better.
    They have lifts :wink:


    Nice trip, Matloik!!!
    Looks like fun, without pictures of all the work involved :lol3
  2. mtbdemon

    mtbdemon Long timer

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  3. matloik

    matloik kludge

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    You can see more pics here.

    YES, this would be a great ADV ski trip! However, backcountry ski gear and experience is a prerequisite. And it definitely is very different than a day at the resort--it's also about enjoying the 'work' of hoofing it on skins a few miles and a few thousand vertical feet for those epic 3 runs of the day. It was 5 1/2 miles from the SnoPark to the huts; we got a pull on a snowmobile for first 1.5-2 miles; and it took 4+ hrs to skin in the rest, pulling our gear sleds and taking turns on pulling the keg sled, up 1500'. From camp it was 1000-1500' feet to the tops of mountains there. We'd be suited up and ready for avy beacon check at 10 am; and back to camp after skiing around 4-5 pm. Plenty of beer and whiskey was partaken of. After 4 days my body was wracked, but in a good way.

    These outfits also offer fully supported trips, for 3 times the cost, where you only have to bring your backcountry backpack--adding a bag liner and change of underlayer--they supply everything else, including cooking all meals. I want to do that option another time also.

    By the way, you may or may not recognize one of our ADV own in the pics. dvwalker was in orange jacket.
  4. wachs

    wachs just passin' through

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    WOW Matloik - you guys hit that just about perfect eh?! Haven't been up in there during the winter but several trips to the Matterhorn for spring corn via Hurricane creek. Winter looks MUCH better - nice trip! :freaky
  5. soyanarchisto

    soyanarchisto Long timer

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    We did the catered trip and it was well worth it. I pulled one of those fuckng sleds up Denali and swore I'd never do it again.

    You got blessed with good weather!

    I'm game for wallowas or Anthony lakes! Or both!
  6. michaelyogi

    michaelyogi Been here awhile

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    On the way to Wicklandia... some think it's a hellish Disneyland... I think of it as Heaven.
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  7. wachs

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    WOW! Beauty! :freaky:clap
  8. wachs

    wachs just passin' through

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    Skied Bachelor with SuperVW today! :clap


    Took one photo - (we were really busy :lol3)

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    Tomorrow could be another one :freaky
  9. Apple Jam

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    :eek1 EEK!! ^^^^ A bit close to that tree!!

    Last weekend for night skiing at Meadows....My Night Pass is DONE :cry
    I guess I better get back to riding motorcycles again :norton
  10. Ladukebob

    Ladukebob lost in hood river

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    ^^^^Great shot!^^^^^^^
  11. ak bike

    ak bike Been here awhile

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    Spring skiing around the corner here at Alyeska. Looking forward to it . Sunshine and corn snow! Powders fantastic but love that sun !!
  12. LittlePosum

    LittlePosum Scrappy Marsupial

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    When the Spring sky snows... go shreding!!! Awesome Rainbow runs today. Missed you out there Dave, looks like you guys got the goods too! :clap
  13. wachs

    wachs just passin' through

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    Yeah missed you guys too but had a stinkin' BLAST w SuperVW that day - ccccccooooold! :clap


    Had a buddy from college call about skiing with he and his son on friday - of course! they always hit it perfect and the only thing was the summit would not run today. No problem, we know where to ski and there's very little traffic on the hill.

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    We got near first chair and while everyone went back to NWE, we pillaged the front side getting 4 untracked lines down T-Bird, Red chair line, Grotto and West Boundary.

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    Me - "Hey Lee, hit this drift for a cover shot!"

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    Oops, icy wind drift on the take off eh?

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    Some old man redemption air :clap

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    Skied all that low-angle stuff on NWE then went over to Rainbow after lunch for one.

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    Hey there's me getting some old man air!

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    Yesterday was the best day I've had on Bachelor this season. Unfortunately, I had unknowingly spun that little wheel on my camera to +1.5 and was pushing my 'film' so all my shots are blown out, :baldy but you'll get the idea. Skied off the back side at least 5 times plus one on NWE for anywhere from 6" to 24" of really good untracked. Found Sun bowl twice (miracle for us) and some other pitch right to the get back trail for the deepest of the day.

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    Our son has been up at Mt. Baker all week shooting with Jasper Newton. Can't wait to see their edit! :clap
  14. Ladukebob

    Ladukebob lost in hood river

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    Heard you guys a had a great time. Leo made sure he texted me the details and to share a couple photos from that day. Can't wait to ask him about that face plant :lol3

    Old guys can still get some air :clap
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  16. Ladukebob

    Ladukebob lost in hood river

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    Wow! That's really cool :clap

    Awesome video, thanks for sharing. When we going to see Lucas in the X Games?
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    Thx - I don't know if he'll pursue the X Game direction.
  18. Ladukebob

    Ladukebob lost in hood river

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    Had an awesome time up on the north side of Hood yesterday. Skinned up the Tilly Jane trail and proceeded up on to the Spur. Had the place to myself.

    Looking down into Polallie Canyon
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    Lunch stop at the stone hut
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    By the time I got back down to car the snow had turned to slowwww mush but great to be out and have no one around!
  19. Apple Jam

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    Nice pics of the North side, Ladukebob!
    Very cool stone hut and Adams shots.
    That almost makes me wanna do that.
    Damn I'm lazy. I gotta fix that.
  20. wachs

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    COOL! Mt Hood is such an amazing resource for you guys - :clap:clap:clap