Cleaning Up After The Slob

By:  Greg
March 9, 2011 4:43 pm | Category: Quick Update, Skiing

With The Slob in the history books (or at least in an entry in the FIS archive), we decided it was time to get out there and do some cleanup work. None of us could make it to the mountain for Tuesday, so we just had to settle with getting first tracks on Wednesday instead.
First tracks on Wednesday? Yes please!

I heard from folks in town that the mountain was a mob scene on Tuesday since everyone came up to schuss all The Slob’s pow. My only question is: why was there so much untracked Slob left to cleanup on Wednesday? Who cares… cleaning up after a slob is easy when this is what you have to do.
untracked powder snow

After we had our fun doing some cleanup work, Christian and I decided to head out and try a bigger line before some rain comes and maybe ruins it later this week. The entrance was tight!
tight entrance

…but the line quickly opened up into a beautiful powder filled chute.
cleaning up after a slob

After our experience on Monday where most of the lines we tried to ride slid on ski cuts, we were glad to get this chute in without any avalanche activity. Regardless, please use extreme caution when approaching avalanche terrain in the coming days.
skiing powder in Vermont

Hopefully another Slob is on deck for this weekend! This was the most fun Slob to clean up after I’ve ever met. In any case, stay on top of the upcoming weekend’s weather right here on FIS with Lionel Hutz!



  1. VTColdSmoke
    wrote on March 9th, 2011 at 5:11 pm  

    Sick, I’ve been in the hospital w/ my wife and new baby the past few days. Hopefully when we get released I’ll find some cleanup of my own… if I can sneak out for a few turns! Nice work and thanks for the stoke! I missed the big one but got something waaaay better, overall this season has been sick!!!!

    • Greg
      wrote on March 9th, 2011 at 5:22 pm  

      who cares about the pow; there will be more pow in the future… on to more important stuff like: CONGRATULATIONS!!!

      YAHOO!! Name?

  2. Peter
    wrote on March 9th, 2011 at 5:31 pm  
  3. bushman
    wrote on March 9th, 2011 at 7:22 pm  

    Greg: Nice stuff. Are you riding or skiing? Can see you tracks running back to Christian and appears you’re on a board rather than skis. If not, what length do you ski to stay on top of deep slob? And width? Same for board–do you guys ride wide boards 26.5+? And length of boards for riding this as opposed to packed stuff? No details too small. Thanks

    • christian
      wrote on March 9th, 2011 at 9:26 pm  

      that board i’m riding is a 162 with a 25.5 waist. those are great dimensions for charging the piste, straight-lining the crud and throwing huge sprays in the pow…on a solid board. however, *that* board is split in half and rockered, so i’d probably be better off on snowblades.

    • Greg
      wrote on March 10th, 2011 at 10:10 am  

      Hey bushman,

      I’m skiing. I wish I could snowboard for days like yesterday. I think Christian had an easier time than me staying on top.

      Anyway, I was on 189 2007 K2 seths… 98 underfoot with a nice sidecut. Probably a bit too sidecutty for the Slob, but it’s all I got left in the quiver after breaking a bunch of skis this season…

      say any bad things you want about the way K2s ski… you gotta give them credit for making skis that don’t break…

  4. VTColdSmoke
    wrote on March 11th, 2011 at 10:36 pm  

    His name’s Will, and he’s going to be my little shred buddy in a few short years! The little bugger came right in the middle of Mondays storm, funny how it was no big deal driving in a blizzard, all my pow day practice made for easy driving in conditions our families would have never left the house in! This kid is a true VTr!

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