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Whistler spring ski fling

Posted: Sun Apr 21, 2019 5:12 pm
by skykilo
Epic-pass enabled episodes continue.

DAY 1

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Eric and Micah wait for the chair to open. Eric appears happy. Micah seems busy. Blackcomb, Seventh Heaven and DOA all looking lovely in the background.

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The scenery in the background inspires me. Skied over there, would ski over there again!

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Ryan skis toward the notch high on Overlord. NE Face of Fissile looks good to go.

Eventually we made it to the summit of Fitzsimmons. The conditions for skinning up the steep south-facing slopes were amazing. Micah and I did not bring anything sharp but ski edges, but it was a no problem kicking steps up the last bit to the summit.

Visibility was questionable. Ryan makes a turn on the shark-infested summit slopes.
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Miraculously, visibility improved as we began our descent toward the north face!
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Alex skied from the col first.
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Micah dropped into the north face proper first and it was noice.
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Letting the young bucks go first, Alex next. Iago still looks fun.
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Alex skis nearby, Micah skis afar.
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Micah comes for the eventual ascent, three others still partying below the North Face of Fitzsimmons.
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DAY 2

We skied lift laps getting refills on Ruby Bowl, fun.

DAY 3

You haven't skied DOA!?

Ryan skis above the narrow section.
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After a break for a delicious meal and beverages, we harvested perfect powder in marginal visibility on the Spearhead Glacier.

Then it was time for Stairmaster, Eric and Ryan make their way in steady snow.
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Micah drops into Foon Alley.
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Not too shabby.
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Appropriate thanks to all parties involved, but first and foremost from me to Alisson!
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Yeah buddies. Micah, Sky, Ryan and Eric -- thanks to Jeanette for taking the photo!

Re: Whistler spring ski fling

Posted: Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:37 pm
by Alex
Thanks for the ski and for the beers.

Eventually I'll download pictures off my camera. But for now, here are some pictures from my phone that I obviously don't know how to use because it was taking stupid HDR pictures.

Overlord

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Summit Selfies

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Skin track vibes

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Passin by the refugio

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Re: Whistler spring ski fling

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2019 6:26 am
by skykilo
Something really important has been overlooked!

The day before my flight from ABQ to YVR, we were fortunate enough to receive a visit from Amar. It actually snowed at Ski Santa Fe that night. The next morning I tried to get him to ski with me, since my flight was not until 3 pm. The stars did not align for that, but we did get a delicious breakfast at Tune Up Cafe, a Santa Fe favorite.

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Nothing like a good pint and a breakfast burrito smothered in red chile at 9 am.

While the skiing around Whistler and Blackcomb will always be near and dear to me, a significant motivational factor for the voyage is delicious hand-made noodles in Vancouver.
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Re: Whistler spring ski fling

Posted: Thu May 02, 2019 9:14 am
by E_$
GRUBBING