Monthly Archives: April 2011
if you’re planning a trip to ski canada next season, congratulations. canada has some fantastic skiing throughout the country.
stay away from sunshine village.
the owners there have fired long time mountain management and ski safety employees after the owner’s son was caught skiing a closed area.
while the legal battle has clouded some issues, two things are painfully clear.
1. the owner is attempting to get out of paying substantial separation packages legally required in canada (think long term employees 20+ years)
2. the owner is a douchebag
schraphmacchio and i headed up to the stevens peak area sunday for a walk and some camera time. it was fun.
coincidentally, schraplh was heading the same direction
the scenery is ok
after heading up for, like, seven or eight hours, we got some down time
kirkwood, ca. eight days into the fourth month of the year of your lord, 2011.
the movie represents the flail as well as the fun of the day. a bunch of people being fueled on by each others enthusiasm.
so that was the flail, on to the win
tahoetool’s jacket is red
dhelihiker’s is red too, but it’s not the same (this is autocurves gone awry, but i liked it)
falling off the covered wagon
dhelihiker with excellent form
after what seemed like an endless string of storms parading through tahoe since mid february, spring has finally replaced the snowflakes in the air. this tr is a little late, and focuses on the period from 3/21-3/29. it was deep, it was fun, we even had a little sun. with all the storms, most of the time was spent at the resorts or in the nearby sidecountry. we’ve got kirkwood from the spur to melissa coray peak, heavenly from mott to raley’s gulch, and no time whatsoever off the beaten path. course, it was pretty unsafe out there most of the time with the heavy snow events, and then the rapid warming afterward (which led to this slide burying a car on emerald bay road along with some other close calls).
lake tahoe last week #4
i’m still fighting the software here (it’s almost as stubborn as me)
some day i’ll get the captions on top
without further ado
ottime busts his cherry on kodak
and comes up smelling like roses Continue reading