The (Other) White Ribbon of Death

By:  Greg
October 25, 2010

Brews don’t last very long after a long day of trekking though, and soon we were ready to descend. Christian got first descent of the season on the powder snowfields above the WROD.
descending the WROD
Christian on the WROD

As expected the WROD was crowded with other folks itching to get outside and feel winter again after a long hot summer. Surprisingly though no one else brought their skis. I was happy to put a track or three in for them.
schussing pow on the WROD as bystanders watched on

What does a guy have to do around these parts to get a snowgun-faceshot? Or at the very least, can I get some frozen mist on my sunglasses?!
where are the snowgun faceshots?

Below the snowfields we entered the main event. Finally, the first WROD of the season. The anticipation in the Ribbon was palpable.
anticipation was palpable

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  1. stuckinjersey
    wrote on October 25th, 2010 at 9:59 am  

    Man o man, if u were closer id punch ya for toying with my ski emotions! Damn greg stellar to see u VT boys and girls arent letting all that early snow just go to waste. Need to get my ass to Mars Im thinkin. Keep up the great work fine sirs.

    • Greg
      wrote on October 25th, 2010 at 11:44 am  

      i hear the powder skiing is incredible there this time of (Martian) year. when are you going to get on snow? due it two it!

    • stuckinjersey
      wrote on October 25th, 2010 at 1:36 pm  

      Brother u know it! Mars is a close second to jersey for some of the best powder sking this side of the Milkyway (I’m more of a almond joy guy myself though!)! If u cats haven’t skied up all that snow by the first weekend of November mite need to bring the sticks up, put some of da white in a cooler for me so doesn’t all melt before then.

  2. Could Be Buggy
    wrote on October 25th, 2010 at 11:16 am  

    Lame! Was hoping for some groomer death cookie action. Too much “loose powder snow” for my taste.

    Srsly though, awesome!

    • Greg
      wrote on October 25th, 2010 at 11:45 am  


  3. MadPatSki
    wrote on October 25th, 2010 at 11:52 am  

    NICE…good action shot on the pre-release. Those last pics are definitely the most WROD October action pics I’ve seen EVER!!!

  4. Brian
    wrote on October 25th, 2010 at 2:33 pm  

    Too bad you never found any of those fan gun face shots… Otherwise it sounds like a decent outing.

    • Greg
      wrote on October 25th, 2010 at 2:44 pm  

      I really hesitated with this TR… I don’t want to sound like a “holier than thou a-hole”… because the honest to god truth is that I love the first lift served day of skiing. But I REALLY do hate snowguns in the face.

      Are fan guns a bit gentler on wusses like me?

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    wrote on October 25th, 2010 at 7:49 pm  


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  6. icelanticskier
    wrote on October 25th, 2010 at 7:51 pm  

    you should send that eject pic of ben to dyno-fit and jonathan!;)

    looks like fun! finally got my turns in yesterday out east.



  7. VTColdSmoke
    wrote on October 25th, 2010 at 9:09 pm  

    Nice job guys! Can’t wait for some continuous top to bottom runs. That must have been an interesting run out of the WROD!

  8. Butch Chamberlain
    wrote on October 26th, 2010 at 8:02 am  

    Oh WOW! What else is there to say?! Great shots. Finally on the WROD(which by the way looked a little familiar). Never “schussed” it, but have hiked up through and near there. Yes you got it, all of it, YES! Just a little more edgey than HB and way more than TD.(I am old forgive my sentiments about the old haunts). The pics were, as usual, number one. That mountain still surprises me. There is so much to explore there and yet most don’t. Thunder Bowl was always an attraction. Did it once, scared the bejesus out me in some spots. Getting there was better than half the battle. You just keep on truckin’ and doing that voodoo that you do so well. GREAT GREAT I can’t wait.

  9. K_C
    wrote on October 26th, 2010 at 8:58 am  

    I’m going to start a new website. You know what it’s going to be called? ‘I like my fritchis now leave me the hell alone you touring snobs’ :)

  10. K_C
    wrote on October 26th, 2010 at 9:02 am  

    oh and G, another awesome day nicely documented. It’s great to have these fun times recorded.

  11. powhounddd
    wrote on October 26th, 2010 at 4:23 pm  

    nice nice nice ride me over til the temps drop again…haven’t been down that way since ’98, do think I’ll do it up this season.

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