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powder skiing the epic storm cycle

Postby SSSdave » Fri Jan 27, 2017 12:13 pm


Afternoon at Dodge Ridge Ski Area Tuesday skied out into the pristine big red firs to commune awhile with Snow Folk. And yeah it was a deep powder skiing day though 3 days before on Saturday after storm #2 in the 3 storm cycle was down even deeper into snow on my Rossignol S7 fat skis as DR was reporting 23 inches fresh over 24 hours and 66 inches over 48 hours with snow along SR108 showing at the east end of Sonora at really low 2500 feet. But weather conditions required full battle gear as was still storming all morning and cloudy all afternoon.


But now Tuesday was nicely sunny. Like a dog itching to lift its leg to pee on a tree trunk, the Bunny Trail novice slope in front of the base area I picked on first Tuesday morning:


Shot of my track from minutes earlier while riding up Chair 8, in the 10 foot plus deep snow that covered numbers of boulders in Granite Bowl. Where my track ends one can see skiers on the groomed run Amazing Grace with the lift just right of right frame edge.


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Re: powder skiing the epic storm cycle

Postby DAVELA » Mon Jan 30, 2017 8:40 pm

Gorgeous scenery and pics.I managed to play in some powder myself last week.Bring on a long,wet winter.
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