The (Other) Winter Carnival Part 2: Ice Bumps

By:  Greg
February 10, 2011

We debated setting up a second rappel to get through the crux, but decided we were willing to accept the risks, and ski the remainder of the descent, including the crux, off rope. Christian snuck down to the ledge of the ice between rock walls not wide enough to put his board sideways in, and pointed it into the chute below.
Christian skis a tight spot

I followed behind him, and came up to his island of safety. Once below the crux, the descent was smooth sailing. It was also one of the most aesthetic ski lines I’ve ever seen in New England.
Smooth sailing

With a long steep chute absolutely buried in snow, bookended by a 100 foot high overhanging ledge, this chute was something we had dreamed of riding for a long time. It was surreal to finally get to do it! The rock actually looks pretty good too! Maybe we’ll be back to climb it in the summer!
long steep ski chute in New Hampshire

As we descended lower, the narrow chute opened up, and the overhung rock wall lowered down. These turns were pure joy. Powder turns following careful route management are always quite rewarding!
powder turns as a reward

Finally we were able to bag this one from the top. It felt good to convert!
Conversion is good!

Look for a the final mellow conclusion of our winter carnival coming soon here on FIS! Thanks or reading!

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  1. Bill
    wrote on February 10th, 2011 at 6:16 pm  

    those shots bring me sme good memories, as well as a few less than good ones. Nice descent boys

  2. Adrian
    wrote on February 10th, 2011 at 6:26 pm  

    Wow, that’s beautiful!

  3. MIcky O (ILOVE2SKI)
    wrote on February 10th, 2011 at 8:09 pm  

    Great pics and write up as always. Nice work guys.

  4. Ben
    wrote on February 10th, 2011 at 10:08 pm  

    glad to see the high mountains of NH are looking so good! Must be a banner year there

  5. madskier
    wrote on February 11th, 2011 at 9:44 am  
    • Greg
      wrote on February 11th, 2011 at 4:52 pm  

      thanks dude. where are you in the world these days? i can’t keep track

  6. cath
    wrote on February 11th, 2011 at 10:56 pm  


  7. rat-a-tat
    wrote on February 15th, 2011 at 6:36 pm  

    Yo Greg,
    Original Mad here. Changed my name for your site just to confuse all the more;) Been keeping track of your season. Some rad stuff going down. Have fun. Jackson Wy for now. Tell Porter I want my free calendar!! My buddy in Canaan hasn’t got it yet.(from the Olympus trivia question)

    • Greg
      wrote on February 15th, 2011 at 8:09 pm  

      hit me with an address through the email form on my profile.

      i’ll send it out ASAP and also give porter a slap on the head when i see him this weekend

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