Superstar Super Schuss

By:  Greg
May 17, 2010

Christian followed Putnam’s lead and began his descent of the nord-wand of Skye Peak: Superstar Headwall. WOAH! That’s steep!!!!!
nord wand of Skye Peak

Putnam was there at the bottom to welcome him back to flatland.
Christian returns to flatland

Next it was Kristin’s turn. She used all her billygoat skills to get down this one safely.
Kristin using her billygoat skills

Don’t be fooled into thinking this was some walk in the park: That smile on Kristin’s face is not a smile of joy from skiing a monumentally deep base on Superstar trail at Killington. It’s a smile of fear after getting word from Putnam that there are crevasses everywhere and that the slope is not safe for skiing!
not smiling

We were very wary of the very unsafe snow conditions. We treaded delicately across the snow in the interest of safety.
safely treading on the snow

We were also very careful to wear camouflage in order to blend in and not be seen by the ruthless security being reported on the hill. Nothing blends in with the Killington environment more than a pink sweater with a neon orange triangle on the chest and camo shorts.

While the snow conditions were extremely unsafe and unsuitable for skiing, the grass conditions were glorious. One might even call them: “deep.”
Deep grass schussing

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

    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  

      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  

    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  

      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  

      Dwyer should know (excuses)!

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

    “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  

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

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

      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  

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

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

      …and KC’s front passenger seat

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