Really nice day! Even saw the top of the mountain once and a while!! Vista and HRM opened. Some nice pow and decent grooming made for a good combo. At least three hardbooters today Dan, Jim and Bryan (me)
MHMThis blizzard has shut down all lifts for today day. =( Join us tomorrow.
on the data site / a 66 mph wind peak recorded today?
Another 10" while they were closed!!!!!! 58" base !!!!!!!!!
The Silver Tanker 200cm is mounted up, ready for it's maiden voyage.
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Got up extra early to make sure I was on the first chair for the "Big Dump" of 24" , it was closed yesterday due to high winds. Broke out the new SilverTanker 200cm . It was a good day, however, the new snow was very wind effected. After a half dozen runs , we switched out to alpine boards.
The Tankers rode well, although not really the proper conditions. AGAIN!!
Spotted a total of 5 hardbooters.
Groomers should be really good over the next couple days.
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Jim carving on his new Rad-Air "SilverTanker" 200cm today.
Didn't even notice the near miss until re-viewing the video.
Come on guys, I know you were up there today. Let's have it! I know I screwed up and missed a great day!! Don't make me call you at 5am again!!!
I plan to go. Sunny?
Sam is planning to go. Anyone else??
Bring the radios. I will be tuned in.
fresh batteries / hint, hint.
Fun spring like day of carving. Dan, Mike H.,
Sam and myself. Dan demonstrated an elegant example of
The "Turtle" and Sam ,although he swears he was there at 8AM, didn't show himself until we called "BEER".
Good to meet you Sam!
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Sam (2curious) getting ready to take the Coiler PR SB 184cm out for a spin.
TD3 Yellow base plates / Intec SI
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It may have been cloudy in Portland all day, but it was brilliant blue sky at Mt Hood. Wind kept most of the high speed lifts at 1/2 speed. Surface as variable. Night skiing areas were tilled soft on hard. The best runs were Shooting Star Ridge and some of the runs off Vista. It was definitely hard and fast!! I rode couple different boards and switched to skis when it started getting rough. Fun day with only 1/2 a parking lot full on existing.
Looks like conditions will be similar.
Anyone going up this week?
7" of new, COLD and very high winds. Looks like some of the lifts were on standby? I did not plan to go Sunday.
I didn't expect that much new??? Should help out the groomers allot?
Anyone? Mon, Tuesday or Wednesday??
i made it there at 8am (roads were as clear as i
have ever seen them) and got first chair on shooting star. it was
beautiful up there with groom and an amazing sun/clouds/colours all
throughout the day. in the morning the trails were fairly stiff, a
little to stiff for the years absence. i had forgotten how to really
control my board and my heelsides were ****e, this was paired with
being timid about how stiff the snow was. to top it off my boot strap
broke and i had to hobble down the mountain to the pro shop. we got
the strap taken care of and i talked with rob (who knew a thing or two
about alpine). got back up to shooting star and switched up between
the ridge and voyager, carving came back to me and i was ripping
turns. spent a while on SS then headed over to vista/daisy and
cascade express, never found a good run on them so i went back to SS.
i think there were only 5 rows of cars there, no waits for lifts, and
you had runs all to yourself. despite the so so morning, i had a
great afternoon and got a lot of runs in by not having to wait. my
legs gave out abut 2:30 and my feet were not too happy so i headed
home. i definitely have some boot issue especially my back (left)
foot. in order to have control i cranked my boots tight and i am
paying for it now... the side of my foot is quite swollen and its a
bitch to walk. i pushed myself fairly hard especially considering i
have been getting about 4 hours of sleep a night for a few weeks now
(my architectural final was yesterday) and while i should have slept,
i could not pass up the conditions... i think the trail of the day
was def voyager, i could carve up the one stretch and the rest was an
easy ride down. while i like the size and length of the ridge way
more, the turn to the steep section under the lift is just too steep
and tiring for me...
Today was without a doubt the best carving so far this year. The 7" of new MHM got a few days ago really freshened up the groomers. With cold temps it is still dry and carvy. Thursday should be the same. Today it had warmed up to maybe 8 degrees? Light winds, brilliant sun and overall great groomers. Got 3 first chairs and a 1st and 2nd chair on Vista!! That is how slow it was. When I left at 1PM there wasn't even 4 full rows of cars!! Oddly , SS Ridge was not the best run today. North Canyon and Daisy where both excellent. Most of the runs off Vista were really good. Runs off Cascade showed promise, however still suffer from both snow depth and routing issues. (like a big rock in the middle of lower gulch)
Dan L was the only other alpine snowboarder I saw.
More days like this please!! Sunny, great groomers, vacant, good board and a friend to ride with!.
Unfortunate news: For those of you that know long time local rider Randy K. Please wish Randy speedy recovery from his recent broken leg. Just above the ankle. He recently had surgery to plate it. I know he is very dissapointed about loosing much of his season.
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Bryan, is that an unusually short board for you, or is it just the angle your holding it?
Bacon will get you through times of no money better then money will get you through times of no bacon.
Big snow this week!! Lots of 33 degree snow. Wednesday was somewhat of a break in the storms. Finally got a chance to ride the new Tanker "Limited" in fresh snow. It performed really , really well. Smooth and surfy in the fresh snow, turned super easy and rode to the surface smoothly on deep, hard, fast turns. Traversed like only a Tanker 200cm can, score the "High Line" and get the "Goods". Those that like the float of the 200cm yet find it allot of lumber will find the rocker makes this Tanker pivot like a much shorter board. Fast? Wow, maybe I hit the wax combo right but, damn!! Next best thing to perpetual motion!!! Several time I figured I had milked one too many turns out of the run and it just keep rolling along like I was on ice skates.
The larger half pipe was ungroomed and looked like a "Powder Pipe" , yep, flowed it like the Powder Pig that I am . Good fun!
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I think you are the ideal weight for the new "SilverTanker" although I was very pleased how it handled mine. Anxious to hear your report, hopefully it will be on the chairlift
Jim, have you picked up some fat skis yet? I am trying to remember what you have.
I have like six pair of fat skis that are still in the wrapper. (SAC summer deals)
Probably would be a good idea to sell a couple pair. "hint, hint"
Back to plumbing
Last edited by www.oldsnowboards.com; December 18th, 2009 at 12:39 PM.
Heads up locals. Don P. has returned to his old stomping grounds to pay us a Holiday visit. If you see a large object moving fast on a single ski it might be worth your while to shout "DUDE" , I mean "Don" !!
Welcome back Don!!
"Is that more fun than snowboarding?"
"Is that more fun than snowboarding?"
Well the snow level has come down. The A.M. Meadows report has 3" new and dumping 1" an hour. They also said the forcast is for 9"-13" today...
Now that's more like it. I intend to ride tomorrow. Anyone want to ride with a Colorado Snob ??? If the fresh is more than 6" or 8" I'll be rockin' the Duret Monster. It's a BIG FAT Mono that loves the deep. Otherwise the Volkl Monocarver, (skwal), will be representing. I'm not sure about Wednesday. Proll nite ride with some old buds, but, if the fresh is good then.....
Feed the addiction...
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