Spring: From High to Low

By:  Greg
April 17, 2012


Needless to say, we headed home stoked after such a great day, but fools that we are, we thought for sure we were done with “winter” skiing this spring. Wrong. Apparently this is just another Completely Average April we’re in the middle of (or perhaps also a GAPEril), because no sooner than did we get home, than we started hearing forecasts about How; a tremendous upslope snow storm. The forecast came into fruition, and dumped literally feet of snow at elevation across the northeast. Bare slopes were transformed into scenes like this:
the scene after the upslope storm

Mountains which closed because of lack of coverage at the TOP of their lifts, now looked like this:
The scene

Thanks to “How,” we enjoyed skiing several steep favorites the way they are supposed to be skied: fast and with minimal turns.
fast and minimal turns

fast and minimal turns

fast and minimal turns

I’ll be the first to admit it too: sometimes we might have ended up sitting back just a little bit in our quest to schuss the PNVV.
our quest to schuss

But the riding was good, and as the storm wound down, the sun even came out for a second to shine the light of spring on our surfing endeavors.
our surfing endeavors

surfing endeavors

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28 Comments

  1. SignGuy
    wrote on April 17th, 2012 at 7:14 pm  
    1

    Nice T.R.! A mixed bag of unusual lines, April variable days and shared photo credits, I like. Corn to be had tomorrow, but does Old Man Winter return for the end of the week!?

    • Lionel Hutz
      wrote on April 17th, 2012 at 7:43 pm  
      2

      Old Man Winter def. isn’t done.

  2. Lionel Hutz
    wrote on April 17th, 2012 at 7:44 pm  
  3. Peter
    wrote on April 17th, 2012 at 8:45 pm  
    • Greg
      wrote on April 17th, 2012 at 9:03 pm  
      5

      Spring has sprung? :)

  4. birdman
    wrote on April 17th, 2012 at 10:07 pm  
    6

    amazing shots with champlain and the dacks in the background! A+

  5. Adrian
    wrote on April 17th, 2012 at 10:21 pm  
    7

    Page 4 and the last shot (who doesn’t love dog high-fives?!) are true winners!!

    • Greg
      wrote on April 18th, 2012 at 8:28 am  
      8

      you know you’ve won when you are so lucky as to get a high five from a dog… they don’t just give those out for free u know ;) (thanks for reading Adrian!)

    • Adrian
      wrote on April 18th, 2012 at 9:21 am  
      9

      And getting kisses is even harder (hah)!

  6. Dwyer
    wrote on April 18th, 2012 at 6:31 am  
    10

    Double-fisting hot dogs and Greg sporting a white farbag all rolled up into one TR? I never thought I’d see the day.

    • Greg
      wrote on April 18th, 2012 at 7:54 am  
      11

      And that’s just the first page!!

  7. byrne
    wrote on April 18th, 2012 at 7:48 am  
    12

    Love the TR, thanks for sharing! What a great spring it’s been.

    • Greg
      wrote on April 18th, 2012 at 8:28 am  
      13

      indeed! May the party never end! Thanks for stopping by FIS!!

  8. Peter
    wrote on April 18th, 2012 at 9:10 am  
    14

    “Lines that are usually too full of gaper-eating-krumholz to hold snow….we’re actually still too full of gaper-eating-krumholz (and gapers)”

    word.

    • Greg
      wrote on April 18th, 2012 at 9:12 am  
      15

      :D

      also… corrected the typo now too…

    • Lionel Hutz
      wrote on April 18th, 2012 at 3:10 pm  
      16

      Hey…I eventually got out.

  9. brizz
    wrote on April 18th, 2012 at 9:32 am  
    17

    nice work with the imaging device
    Snow Fun Sun Rinse Repeat

  10. Aaron
    wrote on April 18th, 2012 at 9:42 am  
    18

    Awesome Greg, great pics! Makes me feel a little sad inside and a bit ‘snowsick’. How bout one more storm like that Ullr old buddy, old pal??

    • Greg
      wrote on April 18th, 2012 at 9:44 am  
      19

      thanks man… I hear Ullr likes splashes of PBR… go up to your closest patch of snow and splash it with some PBR… then wash your car…and be sure those snow tires are OFF

  11. powhounddd
    wrote on April 18th, 2012 at 12:16 pm  
    20

    Rockin TR. My setups aren’t put away, not by a long shot. Bring on the next wave of wintry spring.

  12. JMO
    wrote on April 18th, 2012 at 1:56 pm  
    21

    Awesome. Just awesome. The only thing not awesome about this TR is the fact that just a few pixels away from each click to the next page, I was forced to stare at photos of Icebreaker Brief man. I am scarred forever and probably won’t be able to hike Mansfield ever again without thinking of a guys crotch. Ick.

    • Greg
      wrote on April 18th, 2012 at 4:09 pm  
      22

      u know u want to click it… xD

  13. mattcolton
    wrote on April 18th, 2012 at 4:06 pm  
    23

    hey greg, is that nick in the top photo on page three? anyways last week was amazing and i hope to do it again.

    • Greg
      wrote on April 18th, 2012 at 4:09 pm  
      24

      u know… i’m not sure who it is. i blurred the face and desaturated their clothes though so as to make them unrecognizable.

  14. Pat
    wrote on April 18th, 2012 at 5:13 pm  
    25

    You need some Darn Tough socks there.

  15. Jake
    wrote on April 19th, 2012 at 9:58 pm  
    26

    Dude. Those Front 4 lines will not fade from memory. So fast. Great TR. Yay for Spring, hope more white is in store for the EC.

  16. MICKY O (ILOVE2SKI)
    wrote on April 21st, 2012 at 7:58 pm  
    27

    Finally got around to reading this. Great pics as always!

    • Anonymous
      wrote on April 27th, 2012 at 10:30 am  
      28

      me too! wow.. great read!!

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