• 12-26-2012
    parkmeister
    Freeriding Kirkwood, Christmas Eve, 2012
    <iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/56313106" width="500" height="281" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe><p><a href="http://vimeo.com/56313106">Kirkwood, Christmas Eve, 2012</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/user10369211">edie park</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>

    Monday, December 24, 2012
    Bumped into Alex (Schralph Macchio on the TGR forums) in the parking lot, and we skied/boarded together for the whole day. Super fun!

    Ski Patrol was dropping charges all over the place; the Cirque ripped a big one and there were smaller releases all along the ridges. The snow was heavy on top, windbuffed, grippy, and fun. Super sketchy snowpack, though: upside down density snow and windslabs rested on two separate persistent weak layers. Geeky snow nerd stuff, I know. What this means in plain English is this:

    An inbounds slide at Alpine Meadows caught a ski patroller, he has since passed away. And a boarder was caught and killed in an avalanche inbounds at Donner Ski Ranch. RIP. :(
  • 12-26-2012
    JMac47
    Wow looked like perfect holiday conditions up on the slopes, weather wise. Bummer about the casualties tho.
  • 12-26-2012
    87xjmike
    you bastards


    looks epic
  • 12-26-2012
    TahoeBC
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    Heh, did some backcountry skiing with Alex last Saturday

    Here is a photo from x-mas eve in the backcountry, staying safe in low angle trees, snow pack is a S*&% sandwich on top of a &*%t sandwich right now.
  • 12-26-2012
    JMac47
    Questionable conditions?
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by TahoeBC View Post
    snow pack is a S*&% sandwich on top of a &*%t sandwich

    I take it these aren't what you would pick off the lunch menu??