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Crystal Mtn., WA – A “RICH” Day the Cascade Way

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Cayuse Pass, WA -SNOW(!) forecast delays opening

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Snoqualmie Pass, WA – Know Snow Wonderland

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Mt. Shuksan – White Salmon Glacier

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20
Feb

 width= Zack Jessel, Tara and Carl Simpson proved to me last time out (prior to their trip vid below) that their high elevation, corn diet has made them super strong. Who needs lifts, or a road trip when you have a big ass canvas of snow in the backyard, providing any level of riding :-) The video below is a compilation of two days that Tara, Carl, and Zack timed perfectly on Feb 16th and 17th. Beautiful long ski runs in this vid, pretty much heli skiing without working the bank (just the quads). Thanks Carl, for keeping the Winter stoke alive with the great videos!

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19
Feb

 width= Tim Black (who was just recently, living LARGE in Japan for a month) just sent this one over of a trip up to Pemberton for a little BC, bc “hut skiing“. Below are a few words from Tim along with the edit he and Drew Hurter stacked and chopped. Great one guys!

 

 

Tyler Tran, Drew Hurter, Ryan Morrison and myself left Bellingham Friday afternoon, February 13th 2015 to catch a weekend of sun up north. During our hike in Friday night it was a steady down poor, rain up to 6000 ft. However when the clouds broke Saturday morning and we ventured up high in the alpine we were pleased with the conditions.


screen grab above – skier / Tyler Tran, video below – credit / Tim Black and Drew Hurter

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17
Feb

 width= Here’s my Central Cascade video report… Damn!?! Think Snow for next year PNW skiers, rather than Superbowl (again), as I can’t take a third year lacking BIG snow.

 

left photo – Summit East ski area as seen 2/16/15

photo below – Looking towards Granite Mtn., from Silver Peak’s NW bowl

 

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Short video from yesterday’s recon mission to Silver Peak.

 

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15
Feb

 width=Check out the brand new “Bladet jacket” by Bergans of Norway. Below are a few words from Bergans of Norway in regards to the “Bladet jacket” along with a short video.

 

Lightweight, heat insulating and soft jacket specially developed for ski touring and mountaineering. Insulated’s outer shell is windproof and water-repellent and insulated with a heat-boosting wool blend with high wicking and temperature-regulation properties, including if the garment gets wet.

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13
Feb

This video was sent to me back when it was fresh, however, to be honest I couldn’t click the play button. The reason being the friend who shared it, had mentioned the pup in the vid reminded him of Trooper dog (who we lost almost a year ago). Well, I just recently clicked play right after one of my best friends on this planet (Dale Bohem) had his wife send me the link, because as he watched the vid, all he could think about were epic times with our three pups (Boots, Hobart, and Trooper) and the memories of living a 10 year dream with 3 fine snow souls. Great motivation to complete sifting through ten years of video capturing so many epic times. I hope you get a chance to watch this one from our friends over at OR, who put this fine video together with DPS Skis. Btw, some of the shots might look familiar if you had caught Connor Eagan’s trip from this past Summer.

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10
Feb

Well, the home mountain pass was in the national news today and it wasn’t because of the incredible amount of snowfall, Snoqualmie Pass has been receiving, but the fact the grass is out and growing (rather than beneath 17′ of snow… – as “Good Morning America” had mention)!?! Super bummed about the season we are having here in the Central Cascades, especially at the lower elevations. The talk around here in recent days, weeks, months has been, “Just a cycle or global warming”, and if not that then discussions of where the next road trip or flight might lead. This upcoming weekend, was to be our Alpental Vertfest, where Chris Davenport was scheduled to join us for a great festival and ski touring out of Alpental valley. So now that this upcoming weekend’s event has been moved to a new date, we are hoping for a solid season next year, to then show Chris a great time here at our Snoqualmie Pass, WA, stomping grounds. I know a lot of people are re-planning the rest of the season, so here’s something DAV has shared with everyone, a getaway he gives “a front row parking spot in his heart”, The Ultima Thule Lodge, which is located/based out of Chritina, AK, that happens to be 100 miles beyond McCarthy, AK (and per Ultima Thule Lodge, “100 miles from the end of the paved and maintained road system”).



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Take a ride with Ted

Posted by: TNT in News
09
Feb

This is a pretty cool vid of one of the most dynamic skiers on the planet, not to mention one of the fastest speed skiers too. A lap down Beaver Creek’s downhill course, “Birds of Prey” , prior this weekend’s 2015 World Championships. Btw, Ted Lidety took a bronze in the men’s “Alpine Combinded” yesterday (2/8/15, the second video below is his slalom run).

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Below is the gold medal slalom lap (of the Alpine Combinded) by Marcel Hirscher, who on a side note, was 31st fastest in the DH part or the “Alpine Combinded”.

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07
Feb

If you’re anywhere close the Cascade Range right now, you know it’s super wet, down right HOT and a lot of us thinking, it’s time to get the heck out of Dodge. The one nice thing we do have in our zone is more Glaciers than anywhere in the lower 48 and it’s snowing on most of them right now. Thinking early next week could provide some nice skiing with not too long of a drive to Mt. Rainier’s Paradise parking lot (for most of us at the Crest or to the West). Below is a yet another outing showing what can be had with some work, all captured on “film” by Carl Simpson of he and his wife (Tara) getting a little “fresh” snow “Between the Sheets & Above the Rain” this past Tuesday (2/3/15).

 

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06
Feb

SnoSk8s are quite popular in the PNW, having many friends that can BIG mountain ride them. I should say, NOW they can ride the BIG mountains, as I can remember a bunch of friends taking it up years ago, when it was fresh, making comments like,” Snowskates (snosk8s) make a little mountain, BIG, but fast forward almost a decade (I think) and these guys are taking them to new heights (as they and the Sk8s evolved). Onto the vid below, not sure what the backstory might have been, or their knowledge in the bc, but as you can see, the tension was high… I’m sure for the Skater too, remembering that SnoSk8s make a small mountain much bigger ( making the nice sized sluff, to the sk8er, feel as if he were on a 2,000′ face in AK, being chased down by a monster). “Live to Ski Another Day!”

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06
Feb

 width=This is the “Final Chapter of Jeff Rich, Adam Roberts, Tim Black and Jason Hummel’s recent trip to the very snowy island of Hokkaido, Japan. Once agin, their timing was perfect (on wk #3), catching the backcountry of Kiroro and Rustsu ski areas in the hella DEEP, along with some great eye candy on Mount Yotei’s ski tour. Be sure to check out Jeff’s final edit of, what sure looked like to me, the TRIP of a lifetime. Also, be sure to visit Jason Hummel’s site @ Alpine State of Mind to see all of his amazing shots from this trip.

 

above:skier/ Adam Roberts, photo credit / Jason Hummel / Alpine State of Mind
Jeff Rich’s video below

 

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