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    Freeriding Kirkwood, Christmas Eve, 2012

    Kirkwood, Christmas Eve, 2012 from edie park on Vimeo.



    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.
    Last edited by parkmeister; 12-27-2012 at 04:53 AM.
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    Wow looked like perfect holiday conditions up on the slopes, weather wise. Bummer about the casualties tho.
    Wait,who did he tell you that?....

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    you bastards


    looks epic

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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.
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    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??
    Last edited by JMac47; 12-26-2012 at 02:34 PM. Reason: typo
    Wait,who did he tell you that?....

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