Le Massive “Big Flake” Run

By:  Greg
October 25, 2009


We didn’t think powder made you see things, but I guess when the quality is this good, hallucinations are normal.


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Don’t believe what you see…


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…This is all just a product of Allen’s addiction.


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Look it’s a purple elephant!


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After 5 deep lines of the sweet dust, the clock read 9:30 am, and this bender was coming to an end. Rain started to fall on our break night, and rather than try to carry on and let it harsh our mellow, we decided to sober up and get our sorry selves back to stateside for a respectable celebration at UllrFest. Before we left though, I took one last look at this place and knew I’d be back.


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K.C. looked out the rear view mirror at the site of our debauchery with a smile in her eye. She knew this fix would last us at least till next week…


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About 13 hours after we had entered Canada, we found ourselves back at the border and fumbling to explain a car full of skis, boots, poles and ear-to-ear grins to a suspicious border guard. Clearly we were up to no good. “No apple-pie-loving, Chevy-driving, Budweiser-drinking all American New England kids would head up to Canada just to ski a big dump of snow at The Massif…. why that’s darn near unthinkable!” he said. We just shook our heads and said it was all true, and that it all really happened.

A few hours later we were under the tent at UllrFest, listening to it rain, watching ski movies with other junkies… but only we had gotten a fix… bwahaha!


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11 Comments

  1. Nic
    wrote on October 25th, 2009 at 5:29 pm  
    1

    Wow. So these were your tracks we saw. You guys are crazy making it overnight. We probably got over there right after you left cause we only saw quebec plates in the parking lot.

  2. jumpin jimmy
    wrote on October 25th, 2009 at 6:54 pm  
    2

    That first picture of whoever jumping onto the patch of snow is sweet

  3. cathy
    wrote on October 25th, 2009 at 6:59 pm  
    3

    Fools go where angels fear to tread!!! I love you all. I wish my knees were younger and ache free. In VT,in the rain, all I watched was a beaver making an awesome dam on BMD of all places. come see:-)

  4. The Great White North Source
    wrote on October 25th, 2009 at 9:13 pm  
    4

    I approve of TR!!!

    The Source

  5. Porter
    wrote on October 25th, 2009 at 10:27 pm  
    5

    I find the goggle strap over KC’s hood truly remarkable!

  6. K_C
    wrote on October 26th, 2009 at 12:43 pm  
    6

    ^^lots of remarkable things happen while skiing early season freshies in Canada at 2am…including reverting to gaper status without even realizing it

  7. Greg
    wrote on October 26th, 2009 at 1:11 pm  
    7

    Strange things also happen when you’re on drugs…

  8. Porter
    wrote on October 28th, 2009 at 9:34 pm  
    8

    I really can’t get over that goggle strap. I hope to see a Wasatch version coming to The Lodge soon.

  9. The Sneak
    wrote on October 31st, 2009 at 9:00 pm  
    9

    EPIC. Way to get after it.

  10. Burka
    wrote on November 6th, 2009 at 4:45 pm  
    10

    Great post and I surely can relate. All you need is powder these days but judging from KC pupils all you got was some cut-up fluff…
    -Burka

  11. Jake L.
    wrote on November 30th, 2009 at 7:01 pm  
    11

    Hey guys! I tried getting this pic up a bit sooner, mid October skinning on Sugarloafs upper summit.

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