Get off my lawn.
End of an epic week of really fun surface and bluebird days in Crested Butte. Snowed like a bitch last weekend. Still found some stashes today.
Skied three runs in almost white out conditions, 5th chair up this morning up here in Tahoe. 12 inches on groomed runs. great skiing but visibility truly poor. Snowed all day and all evening. tomorrow is going to be good here as well. Have fun down there.Currently snowed in at mammoth
Can’t get to the main streets. Wind is gusting up to 30mph. Most of the mountain is closed. After 2 hardcore days it’s a good time to take a breather.
Tomorrow should be epic.
Yesterday was, as forecasted, epic.Skied three runs in almost white out conditions, 5th chair up this morning up here in Tahoe. 12 inches on groomed runs. great skiing but visibility truly poor. Snowed all day and all evening. tomorrow is going to be good here as well. Have fun down there.
PM me if you schedule itYesterday was, as forecasted, epic.
Cool temps but bluebird skies no wind and great snow. It was so fun to stick around for an extra day and not have to run off to the office. I'm kinda liking this retirement thing. Trying to find some time in my busy schedule to visit the BIL and SIL in South Lake for some skiing at the resort formerly known as Squaw.
Never skied with one... I think I am covered...I looked ski helmet effectiveness and the national ski patrol says they become far less useful when moving above 12-14 mph and to ski like you arent wearing one.
Never really went below 12-14 anyways
30 mph plus regularly. At least if I crash and get brain damage my kids will only say I was being half an idiot.Never skied with one... I think I am covered...
sounds like a killer year up there! bound to get a good year at some point 😂Oh fuck am I beat. A little over 3’ in 2 days, so far, and that was over some superb powder. Last day tomorrow. The guides are saying best 2 days in 3-5 years, and I believe them.
As always, some guests have fallen by the wayside, some by injury or exhaustion, my friend of 40 years we came with flew home to Dallas this morning to attend a sick wife. The guides on days off came in to fill the seats, we had 3 guides for 7 guests for a while today. There may have been a little hard feelings from non-guide staff who are sometimes given empty seats, but frankly, as a 68 year old guest in challenging steep tree skiing in bottomless conditions, the more guides the better.
Always went on jan 1-5, or whatever the Monday was after the holidays, when the kiddo was growing up. Holiday wanks are gone, rental Prices tank and the slopes are empty... With the weather patterns nowdays, Jan aint all that bad... Good times...I guess if you drive up on Presidents’ Day as everyone is coming down and if you are going back up because a storm is coming and you are going to stay for two weeks, you might be a ski bum.
They can save your brain, or they can make you brave, which may not be good.I looked ski helmet effectiveness and the national ski patrol says they become far less useful when moving above 12-14 mph and to ski like you arent wearing one.
Oh how I would love to go tree bashing again(Brain says yes, body says don't even attempt to look at another ski run again)... Used to put my goggles on backwards snowboarding in my Sorrells to provide a cushion for the inevitable backwards head whip.... (ahhh life before helmets....).They can save your brain, or they can make you brave, which may not be good.
When I first got one I found that I could knock small branches out of the way with my head while tree skiing. One time that led to a fractured shoulder when I ventured too tight. I blame the helmet for the shoulder injury.
This last week we had one guest skiing without a helmet. Never seen a guide without one.
I think it would be rare to go 30 MPH in a double black tree run. The helmet makes the wife happy. She bought me my first one at the behest of former NM governor Gary Johnson, who grabbed her at the bar one day and told her "take him to the ski shop now and buy him a helmet. He's the the only one without one, the stuff we ski he needs it."
He was right.
You may ski at 30 MPH, but in a crash on a groomer you generally are not hitting to a dead stop at 30, that would break your neck. You're bouncing your head off the hardpack at some lower speed while sliding and the helmet may prevent a concussion.