Schwacked-Out on New Year’s Eve

By:  Greg
January 1, 2011

Also of assistance in navigation through the clouds were Pete’s perfectly balanced camera bag, and safety brick holder (backpack).
Pete descends with his camera bag visible

Eventually we got under the cloud deck and were able to ski a little more fluidly.
Greg descends a sliver of snow

It seemed like Providence was finally beginning to bestow her gifts upon us as we found a set of delightful patches amidst the shrubs. Hoots and hollers sounded through the bowl as Pete really started to open up the throttle.
Pete opens up the throttle

Ullr giveth, and Ullr taketh away though. Soon our party descended (in more ways than one) into a labyrinth of treewells and (yet more) tears.
The Labyrinth

Gaper eating gremlin and krumholz licked their lips as what was surely their first meal in a while came trundling down the mountainside.
Hungry gremlin

He can almost…. taste… Cloudveil… in his… belly…
Hungry Gremlin sights his prey

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  1. powhounddd
    wrote on January 1st, 2011 at 9:31 pm  

    wow folks, hats off to the hardcores! Really full of eastern mettle, this TR.

    • Greg
      wrote on January 2nd, 2011 at 9:42 am  

      ha. thanks for checking in… i hear what you’re saying… but i wonder if i didn’t choose words that were a bit too harsh in describing the day. I don’t think we were really brandishing our mettle that much.

      it really was a ton of fun, and we really did get some great turns in. they were just separated by a 200 vertical foot bushwack…

      anyway, let me put it this way: If I could do this exact same trip again today, I’d take it in a heartbeat. Beats this weather any day.

  2. jj
    wrote on January 2nd, 2011 at 10:13 am  

    I love that one of Christian skiing on split boards…nice face!

    • Greg
      wrote on January 2nd, 2011 at 10:14 am  

      thanks jim. fun was had :D

    • christian
      wrote on January 2nd, 2011 at 11:45 am  

      i pizza’d when i probably should have french fry’d

  3. Harvey44
    wrote on January 2nd, 2011 at 10:31 am  

    I’m with powhounddd. Nice. Looking on a phone so I missed the words but still diggin it.
    Great “reading” for a dreary day in the flatlands.

  4. Mrs. Amy Ou-sick
    wrote on January 2nd, 2011 at 11:47 am  

    Please, stop making schuss to me right now! Please, come back when I’m whiter and phatter than I’ll be in the mood! ;)

    • Greg
      wrote on January 2nd, 2011 at 1:04 pm  

      too much fun to avoid in low tide… sorry Mrs.

    • Mrs. Amy Ou-sick
      wrote on January 2nd, 2011 at 6:32 pm  

      I see you like my spicey shallows.. You will really love me tomorrow.. ;)

  5. VTColdSmoke
    wrote on January 2nd, 2011 at 2:24 pm  

    Bummer of a weekend, way to get after it anyway!

  6. Skimohr
    wrote on January 3rd, 2011 at 5:13 pm  

    Fun stuff. The Big Mtn is waking up… You just as easily could have ended up above the clouds and in the clear that day. We opted for a VT classic that afternoon… Super-fun crust cruising in effect now.

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