Give Us an Inch, and We’ll Schuss a Foot

By:  Greg
January 9, 2011

With careful route finding we were able to manage deep snow on the downhill…
deep snow on the downhill

…and old surface on the up.
Old Surface for the up

The phenomenon of wind loading was truly incredible. Upwind/exposed terrain was downright scoured to rock and soil in place. In the lee however well over a foot had been deposited. The contrast was amazing and absolute. Indeed, give this mountain an inch… and it makes a foot. Amazing.
The contrast

Ben was glad that he missed our East Coast thaw while he was in Utah, and that he came back just in time for it to get good again.
Ben gets back just in time for it to get good

Steep… manageable avalanche conditions… powder snow… Ben must be dreaming. Is he still in Utah?
steep powder snow in new england

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  1. VTColdSmoke
    wrote on January 9th, 2011 at 10:14 pm  

    Sick shots! Thanks God for Jeremy Jones, glad to see he got you on in the BC! I’ll be riding slack country tomorrow, Smuggs is expecting 9 inches by 10 am…

  2. Adrian
    wrote on January 9th, 2011 at 11:53 pm  

    Wow, great shots as always.
    It makes me wonder why I wasn’t out there somewhere…

  3. Chickenmeatball
    wrote on January 10th, 2011 at 9:08 am  

    pioneered last season? you a hater?

  4. Greg
    wrote on January 10th, 2011 at 11:31 am  

    I’m just joking around chicken. Settle down ;)

  5. Anonymous
    wrote on January 10th, 2011 at 12:08 pm  

    Nice work safety first….. I watched some people make turns up there on Saturday threw some high powered binoculars….. must of been you guys

    • Greg
      wrote on January 11th, 2011 at 10:30 am  

      probably. were you up high or down low? Thanks for checking in…

      and yes… SAFETY FIRST.

  6. Sam
    wrote on January 10th, 2011 at 11:12 pm  

    Christian has pink pants? Unstealthing yourself?

    • Greg
      wrote on January 11th, 2011 at 10:29 am  

      HA! He finally got some famous internet schuss coursing through his veins… it took awhile but now there is no turning back :P

    • christian
      wrote on January 11th, 2011 at 5:24 pm  

      pink isn’t stealthy?

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