April is the New April

By:  Greg
April 14, 2010 10:44 pm | Category: Quick Update, Skiing

Sorry Ben, but I had to do it :P

While the valleys are enjoying a record breaking early start to spring and summer—and all the great activities that these seasons host–the mountains are reluctant to give up on winter. Great snow is still out there for the taking, and some of it is even powder! Here are a few of the simple things we do (Ben included… when he’s not busy showing us up at the crag/singletrack) to find the goods this time of year: Pay attention to where/when/how much it snows, look down wind, evaluate the risk of avalanches, understand the hazards of a mountain in transition from winter to summer, and don’t forget to enjoy.

Allen getting some fresh pow pow.

Don’t give up on this season yet! (skier: Roger/icelanticskier)

As a final note, we just want to give a shout out to a friend of the FIS who we learned was hurt in a freak accident on the west side of Mount Washington today. We wish them a speedy recovery, and applaud the rescue efforts of all parties involved. This was a humbling reminder that the mountains and gravity always have the last word. Let us all take horrible incidents like this as a signal that we need to be careful when we visit and recreate in the mountains.

UPDATE 4/23/2010: The evidence is rolling in and is pointing to a design flaw in the Salomon Quest boot used by the injured skier. The design flaw is being extensively and impartially covered on Lou Dawson’s Wild Snow website. This is a MUST CLICK MUST READ article.

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  1. christian
    wrote on April 14th, 2010 at 11:59 pm  

    good thing i went to work today…soooo glad i didn’t have to ride that

  2. powhounddd
    wrote on April 15th, 2010 at 8:37 am  

    fkna great action shots! Nice lookin snow too… way to follow the nose, it always knows.
    …June turns-June turns-June turns…

    • Greg
      wrote on April 15th, 2010 at 8:45 am  

      Thanks dude! We actually got some really really unreal footage that I think we are going to shop around a bit. Stay tuned!

      As to June sking: I’m confident it will be had in NH. Don’t forget May powder skiing though! It happened memorial day 2008.

  3. MadPatSki
    wrote on April 15th, 2010 at 10:39 am  

    Nice… :) as always.

    I’m more concerned with July turns right now… ;) Hoping I can get back on track before then.

  4. roger
    wrote on April 15th, 2010 at 3:57 pm  

    great hangin with you guys. good thing the blogfree zone holds much overlooked deluxeness. let’s do it again soon!


    • Terry Graves
      wrote on February 15th, 2012 at 5:54 pm  

      Are you Roger ********?? Does your father live up in Vermont and did he grow up in Weston, MA?

      Would like to say hello to you. I’m an old high school friend of his.

      Terry ******


  5. icelanticskier
    wrote on April 15th, 2010 at 3:58 pm  

    there, i fahked up the 1st time. now you know my real name i guess :)

    • Greg
      wrote on April 15th, 2010 at 4:10 pm  

      Nah. Just took it out for you. Your identity is safe again :)

  6. MadPatSki
    wrote on April 15th, 2010 at 4:04 pm  

    You’re in trouble now ice. :)

  7. MadPatSki
    wrote on April 15th, 2010 at 4:07 pm  

    Or maybe I should be the one to be careful. :O

    Fangs of the Wild:
    Tad Summers, son of mountain lodge owner Jim Summers, sees Roger Wharton kill his supposed best friend. Tad tells his father, who doesn’t believe him, but Linda Wharton, Roger’s wife, does and taunts him into a confession. Roger sets out to get rid of the boy. Written by Les Adams

  8. Colin
    wrote on April 16th, 2010 at 11:11 am  


    And on Green Key, 2002. Shin deep pow followed by “Rock Candy” and the AD lawn party…

  9. icelanticskier
    wrote on April 16th, 2010 at 4:54 pm  

    still glowing, sunday may be deep…….bring it!


    • Greg
      wrote on April 16th, 2010 at 4:56 pm  

      we’ll be over unless Manny really delivers.

  10. icelanticskier
    wrote on April 17th, 2010 at 11:59 am  

    got a car of 3 headed up in the a.m.

    could be over a foot and a half by tomorrow up high. got some ideas for good viz as well as not so good viz options. sure you got some good ideas as well.

    drew, austin, and meself will be looking to float.

    let us know.


    • Greg
      wrote on April 17th, 2010 at 7:17 pm  

      just talked to AF. we’ll be at the cog at 8am. 4 of us. we’ll see you there

  11. natron
    wrote on April 17th, 2010 at 9:20 pm  

    Have fun floating thru pow gonna be big-time tomorrow. I’d be out and about but my mom’s b-day party takes priority, have fun!! already jealous!!

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