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Discussion in 'General Skiing' started by Tricia, Jul 29, 2017.

  1. squill

    squill Putting on skis Skier

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    That was a big winter, and there was already 10+ feet of snow on the ground so I was basically skiing next to the tree tops as this is hovering just below treeline at about 9800 feet.

    Right?! I wish he took some pictures of it. I remember seeing a touring party skinning up, while upside down in the air, fully extended.
     
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  2. Tricia

    Tricia The Velvet Hammer Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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  3. markojp

    markojp mtn rep for the gear on my feet Industry Insider Instructor

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    Tateyama, Japan, on the ride up to the 'Murodo' station. Yep, it's that deep.
     
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  4. skibob

    skibob Out on the slopes Skier

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    I've always thought that looks really dangerous. You would think the sun could undermine the lower layers of snow and cause a massive cave-in.
     
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  5. Bigtinnie

    Bigtinnie Formerly 'sbooker' in another world. Skier

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    My son's first day at the snow and first day on skis. This photo was taken at the end of the day - note the smile.
    This a good reflection of our entire family's feeling about being on the mountain.
     
  6. SkiNurse

    SkiNurse Spontaneous Christy Pugski Ski Tester

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    Mine kinda speaks for itself. :huh::doh::roflmao::crash:
     
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  7. skibob

    skibob Out on the slopes Skier

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    You're facing Mecca?

    You worship the ground Mikaela skis on?

    "Oh, there's that pole I dropped earlier."?

    "What's that boot skiing thing all about anyway"?

    "Papparazzi! Duck!"?

    Am I close?
     
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  8. markojp

    markojp mtn rep for the gear on my feet Industry Insider Instructor

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    It's never happened. It's pretty dense, wind compacted snow, and the terrain immediately above is pretty flat, which is why you don't see any epic gap jump attempts, though I almost think it could be done early in the morning when things are refrozen... but not me. No way. ogsmile
     
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  9. markojp

    markojp mtn rep for the gear on my feet Industry Insider Instructor

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    Mayby my favorite avatar on pugski. :thumb:ogsmile
     
  10. pais alto

    pais alto me encanta el país alto Skier

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    "Did you see that? I totally missed my pole plant."
     
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  11. DanoT

    DanoT RVer-Skier Skier

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    So to continue with skibob's captions for ski nurse's avatar:

    "I'll do anything to get into a Warren Miller film. Did you get this on tape?" (BTW, that pic really is pure Warren Miller)

    "This is me demonstrating the Face Plant Pushup for an up coming workout video".

    To paraphrase the bluegrass band, The Dillards: "Watch out, it'd slicker than deer guts on a door knob out here".
     
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  12. Tricia

    Tricia The Velvet Hammer Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    I'm head over heels for you. :)
     
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  13. Willyum215

    Willyum215 Booting up Skier

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    A fun Friday at Elk Mtn PA in 2015- this particular day was day 1 of our annual "PA Invitational" weekend...
     
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  14. guitar73

    guitar73 Putting on skis Skier

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    snowbird, february 2016. my buddy and I just skied down boundary bowl area. the hike up to the ridge to access this area really took it out of me (yay for living at sea level....blergh).
     
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  15. CharlieP

    CharlieP Putting on skis Skier

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    Hi Posaune:

    What are you going to call the little wind up skier? Something like PugSki Man, brother of PSIA Man? :) :) :)


    Think snow,

    CP
     
  16. Karl B

    Karl B USSA L100 Skier

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    I change my avatar depending on the season. This shot is from May 2015 at Ubly Dragway, located in Michigan's thumb. The car will cover the quarter mile in 9.62 seconds at 134 MPH. After Labor Day I will switch back to a skiing pic. I promise.

    Karl
     
  17. Posaune

    Posaune sliding Skier

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    His name is Phil. (no, not THAT Phil)
    And, unfortunately, I was just there yesterday and totally forgot about making a video. Someday.
     
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  18. TonyC

    TonyC Getting off the lift Skier

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    Charlotte Bay, Antarctica, November 2011. The ski trip of a lifetime with penguins and icebergs in the background.
     
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  19. oldschoolskier

    oldschoolskier Out on the slopes Skier

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    Me, 2nd year skiing, getting ready to set up in ski length ;).
     
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  20. albertanskigirl

    albertanskigirl aka Sabrina Skier

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    First big powder day last year (I think late November/early December 2016). It snowed about 25 cms overnight and early morning- this was in the afternoon, and it had pretty much all turned to chop and big bumps by then, but the visibility had really improved. I was just really really happy - and I just paused to admire the beautiful overcast, and enjoy thesnow falling around me. and SO snapped a photo of me. But I remember that moment as just being blissful.

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