well it’s hardly news that the skiing has been fantastic of late here in our little neck of the sierra. often times while skiing I relish in the solitude, clarity of thought, and freedom I get from skiing or just being out in the snow in general. this past week i was reminded how much fun it was to just share the fun with a bunch of like minded individuals. Let’s face it, tahoe’s ski bums are stoked right now, and it’s as fun to watch as the lines we’re skiing. why are we stoked? well we received over 100 inches in the past week starting with wet and heavy and ending with cold and light. the resorts have been going off and except for brief periods the backcountry has been fairly stable. they say picture equals a thousand words, so here’s about 4,300 words and a video too.
lake tahoe last week #3
Kfactor, FranklezZ, and Method Mike are stoked
monday was a day of wet snow even at kirkwood. tuesday was much of the same.
here we have ‘Ottime on the rocks’.
or one could opt for ‘Ottime over’.
firebreak? I’d say Stu is in firebroke. (wednesday)
Thursday was one of those days. Bluebird. The powder had set up perfectly for jumping. And we had a fun crew stoked to hit stuff.
Method Mike wheelies out under Martin’s Point
kfactor drops into main in the kirkwood sidecountry
FranklezZ with his hands in front. i shed a tear.
and machs down main street
Method mike sizing up a line with Melissa Coray in the background.
and he SENDS IT!
next lap we hit covered wagon; Method Mike
and the slash
Going for the big grab in the Temple.
That’s me dropping into something that used to be huge.
the light looked perfect for a toe tap off this little pillow in the the temple.
the light was perfect
the pillow, otoh, was a ball of ice
Mike goes for the method
nice untouched line above emigrant lake
kfactor finishes up the same line
friday was a big storm day. few lifts were spinning at any resorts. Gimme shelter. gimme the gulch of doom.
there is only one way into the gulch
and it is veewwwy dangerous
if you reach the top, you must go over the river
and through the woods
some paths lead to nowhere
Yo, overhanging snow pillow, ‘Talk to the Hand!’
looks like another way in
in fact, once you climb up, there’s so many ways in
one of them is imperial stormtrooper
the dogleg double. must have have forgot my hands forward mantra
and there’s the result
kfactor off king tut
to sign off for the week, kfactor hits ‘the root
‘of all evil’