Sleeper Days

By:  Greg
March 29, 2010

It turned out we didn’t need the sun at all since the zone was chock full of wind loaded fresh snow waiting for our schralpage to commence. After some analysis and discussion of the snow pack, the terrain, and the consequences we commenced.

Sure: maybe we didn’t get any faceshots, but corn snow doesn’t do this:

Knee shots were all this snow could muster, but KC (after fixing her gap) was happy to take them!

Christian was psyched. The surfing was smooth and glorious after spending several hours nervously skinning on ice.

We skied as many laps of this stuff as our legs would carry.

Austin even sought out some steeper terrain in order to round out the day with a bit of excitement. (see also here for a single shot)

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  1. Adrian
    wrote on March 29th, 2010 at 5:33 pm  

    Looks like a really nice day out there. Can’t wait for the weekend to come so that I can finally get out and hit some lines in the NE. Might even make my way to Katahdin, depending on what’s what with the snow. ;)

    Btw, the link to go back from whence we came doesn’t work if we came from TGR… Not to get too technical, but it’s because they open a new window on external links using target=”_blank” and I’m pretty sure there’s no way to get back if a new window is opened up that way…

    • Greg
      wrote on March 29th, 2010 at 5:35 pm  

      Just installed a “back-hack” :P

      thanks for the good call though dude… and let’s ride together soon. Unfortunately I don’t think I’ll be around at all this weekend :(

  2. powhounddd
    wrote on March 29th, 2010 at 5:37 pm  

    OOh lala! sometimes the best snow is closer to home than one thinks, eh?! Ripgnar AWESOME!

  3. skimohr
    wrote on March 29th, 2010 at 10:10 pm  

    Looks like you guys had some fun. You almost had me hitching a ride with you guys. We bailed on all other plans, and spent most of the day touring atop the powder coated peaks of the central Greens, where a few inches of snow had fallen Thurs pm/Fri am… Loving the deep base coverage for its ability to open up so much terrain! We were thinking of you guys while skiing a little sunny-side corn, too, at about 4pm, along a wind scoured ridge that was simply baking in the windless sun. Thanks for sharing.

    • Greg
      wrote on March 30th, 2010 at 11:16 am  

      Sounds like you had a terrible day :P

      I couldn’t believe how many different indescribable snow conditions we encountered out there though. Off the summit–especially right at the top–some but not all of the fresh snow had been scoured away and left these strange little fingers of powder snow surrounded by ice that you could ride. You could sort of hop from finger to finger, and when you got on one sometimes it would fracture in a mini-avalanche and you could descend with it as gravity took hold of both you.

      Down lower the stuff was so varied in some of the chutes that you would be making one turn on wind load, another boot deep in powder, the next on chalk, and then finally end up on hard pack before getting to the bottom. Finally on the last run we found one smooth homogeneous slope that was loaded evenly and that we could finally open up the throttle and rip on (the multi shot of Austin filling our “excitement quota” is from that pitch). You and E. were definitely with us in spirit after our conversation about such things Friday night!

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