When November Takes a Nose Dive…

By:  Greg
November 21, 2010 4:12 pm | Category: Quick Update, Skiing

…get back in the saddle….
KC getting ready to administer a chin clip

…stand tall… wind up…
KC stands tall

…and give the month that supposedly hates schuss a Chin Clip with your best left hook (or right ski edge).
and gives November a chin clip with her best left hook

There’s plenty of snow in them-thar hills. THANKS Lionel for the heads up that we should expect a few rounds of refreshing uplsope magic snow! It happened and it was SOFT AND COLD SMOKE!
soft snow

Not all the grass is cut to golf-course-spec so you might have to clear your own schuss-path as you cruise through the brush.
cruising through the brush

If you ski “with the grain” though you’ll have a good time. I promise.
you'll have a good time

In any case it was great to be back on Mount Mansfield after a few trips to Mount Ellen. The seventh person to correctly identify (in the comments section below) the skin-track trail in this quick update wins a FREE COPY of our awesome 2011 Ski Stoke Calendar. The rest of you will have to buy one!

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  1. christian
    wrote on November 21st, 2010 at 4:40 pm  
  2. Josh A
    wrote on November 21st, 2010 at 6:24 pm  

    umm… gondolier, i’ll take another calendar to give as a gift

    • Josh A
      wrote on November 21st, 2010 at 6:26 pm  

      haha, just saw you said 7th! nice one

    • Greg
      wrote on November 21st, 2010 at 6:29 pm  

      :P lol… i wonder if people are waiting patiently for comments one through six… or if no one actually reads FIS?

      UVM undergraduate thesis topic?

      In any case, nice try Josh… we’re doing the old “7th caller” game here though. ;)

  3. Josh A
    wrote on November 21st, 2010 at 6:36 pm  

    yeah, guess I just wasn’t reading too closely at first. no worries… I already got my calendar. in any case, thanks for the stoke! looks like I should’ve gotten up there this morning.

  4. Ben
    wrote on November 21st, 2010 at 6:57 pm  

    nice shots, looks like it was fun! Had a different day riding WROD at kmart today… also fun but definitely a different vibe…

    i’ll give a freebee on the calendars… gondolier (there’s comment #2! 5 more to go.)

    • Greg
      wrote on November 21st, 2010 at 7:43 pm  

      skiing is fun so yes… i kinda feel bad that i reported saturday (accurately) as not-worth-it to you… and then sunday on a different slope turned out to be worth it. sorry dude. hope your other other WROD trip was a blast though!

  5. Porter Haney
    wrote on November 21st, 2010 at 7:55 pm  

    Whack the bush before it whacks you. Glad K_C could go with the grain.

  6. Skimohr
    wrote on November 22nd, 2010 at 1:03 am  

    Fun, tech-y, shallow-pow pocket skiing, eh? Monday should be epic.

    Ski you later.


  7. bushman
    wrote on November 22nd, 2010 at 8:11 am  

    looks like snow did not quite cover the hay but enough to cruise and turn. Demostrates the principle that even rock ski edges have to be sharp so they slice grass. Heading north tomorrow to hike stateside @JP before rain rolls in Thurs. They’re been blowing snow but doubt lifts will run till next week–you never know. trail name? duh….gondolier@ Stowe maybe? too easy-looking for liftline, national goat or starr. about 30 years ago pulled some kid out of the wodds on the steep entry to national–he was sitting on a tree waiting for ski patrol–his skis slid to the bottom. he was overwhelmed but unhurt. thanks for the photos and update. Lionel, please push the rain back to Sunday.

  8. savantskis
    wrote on December 6th, 2010 at 5:37 pm  

    Nice. I’ll agree with above – gondolier. How many is that? 3?

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