Superstar Super Schuss

By:  Greg
May 17, 2010


I saw an inspiring video a few weeks ago (from: The Snaz):

Of course, as soon as I saw that, my buzz was killed when I learned a not so inspiring fact: the corporate decision making head of Killington Ski Resort (located in Utah) decided to close in late April with top-to-bottom-wall-to-wall coverage on their marquee run, Superstar (and lots of snow elsewhere around the mountain).

Three weeks later, with the remnants of the Mother’s Day storm flowing away toward the Atlantic, we decided schuss over to Killington to see what was left of Killington’s legendary base. We were optimistic despite the fact Powdr (the vowel-deficient corporate head of Killington) issued a decree that there was no more fun to be had on their mountain.

As we suspected, and Powdr wisely understood: nobody goes to Killington in the spring: it’s too crowded (and pleasant)!
Killington base and Superstar May 17 2010
(EDIT: It was pointed out by SkiDork on Killingtonzone.com that the snow makes a definite “S” shape in this picture as if to indicate that it’s Superstar (or Super Schuss [or Superstar Super Schuss]).

The old school tools for the day of schuss at Killington.
K2 QX11s and friends

Upon getting to the summit, Putnam surveys the descent options. Looks like there’s too much snow for a true rock ski (see above video). Shucks!
Putnam surveys the descent options

Christian the mini snowboarder takes a break after the hike up.
Christian the Curmudgeonly Splitboarder

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10 Comments

  1. Adrian
    wrote on May 17th, 2010 at 7:24 pm  
    1

    Awesome! Looks like lots of fun.

    I do think though that you should make a concerted effort to get Putnam into more TRs – he’s a real looker!

    • Greg
      wrote on May 17th, 2010 at 7:36 pm  
      2

      HAHAHA! Thanks for the compliment Adrian… indeed it was a ton of fun. And I will definitely try to get Putnam on board for content this summer. He’s the best looking entity on FIS.

      Slackfest this weekend? Even if we can’t all get in the same car, we should hook up at the summit. Hit me with an email if you want to work together (or if you want some advice)! Get Zack over here!

  2. Dwyer
    wrote on May 17th, 2010 at 8:26 pm  
    3

    Looks like neither KC or the crum’ were afraid to show some leg! Ow ow!!

    • K_C
      wrote on May 18th, 2010 at 2:04 pm  
      4

      When you wear shiny $3 jorts made by a company called ‘no excuses’ you better be prepared to show some leg.

    • Greg
      wrote on May 18th, 2010 at 2:05 pm  
      5

      Dwyer should know (excuses)!

  3. powhounddd
    wrote on May 17th, 2010 at 9:09 pm  
    6

    “On second thought, let us not go to Camelot. ‘Tis a silly place.”

    On a normal snow year right bout now I’d be doing a similar shred up on Tremblant…

    That dry grass is just so fun to slide on. Less fun is green grass that is dry and catchy, it ranks just above mud on the suckter scale.

    Fun TR, muchas gracias

  4. Porter Haney
    wrote on May 17th, 2010 at 9:13 pm  
    7

    I’ve seen this look from KC before. It almost always results in Greg getting punished.
    Devilish

    • K_C
      wrote on May 18th, 2010 at 4:19 pm  
      8

      hahaha what I’m really doing here is trying to transport myself back a few months to Austria for the Hahnenkamm. I have the perfect setup and tuck to schuss the downhill.

    • Greg
      wrote on May 18th, 2010 at 6:08 pm  
      9

      The only thing that got punished was the backside of those “No Excuses” jorts.

    • christian
      wrote on May 18th, 2010 at 6:38 pm  
      10

      …and KC’s front passenger seat

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