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This is a collection of my blog entries about snowboarding.
You can find all the pictures I've taken here, and read below for the more recent trips that I have recorded in blog entries:

Table of Content for snow:

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2018/04/12 Late Season Quick Powder Day at Sugarbowl
π 2018-04-12 01:01 in Snow
This year was not the best snow year in Tahoe, it only got good in March, making for a short season. After that, we got warm weather and a lot of melting.
And out of nowhere, a cold front came. Unfortunately, the initially promised 12 inches for sugarbowl became a mere 5 inches by the time we arrived, so that was a bit of a let down, but eh, it was still snow :)
This wasn't quite enough to cover the ice underneath and wind blown locations were sheer ice given that the new snow was actually cold and light.

I hadn't been to Sugarbowl in over 10 years, so it was nice to go back and give it a shot. A big thanks to Marius who was a trooper and drove us there and back when I was clearly not awake.









By the end of day, clouds came in and it was starting to ice up a bit, so we had enough and went back.

2018/03/23 Day Trip at Kirkwood with Johannes
π 2018-03-23 01:01 in Snow
We left around 05:00 and by the time we crossed 88, Caltrans had no news about them opening, or them even working on it. Sadly they were actually working on it, but failed to say anything about it. After we had well passed the junction point, I got an alert that Carson Spur had opened, so we took a very non obvious (which Johannes described as "scenic" :) ).

We got to Kirkwood 45mn later than needed due to the long detour, but still made it by 09:15 or so. Because cornice did not open until 10:00 or so, and the Wall not until noon-ish, we did not miss out too much despite arriving later than planned. The snow was packed powder due to the water content, but it was still powder. Better than sierra cement or ice :) Crowds were not terrible, thanks to it being a friday.

the wall was bombed a lot
the wall was bombed a lot

we had a mix of sun, high wind and snow flurries
we had a mix of sun, high wind and snow flurries




glad to see another smart snowboarder, with poles :)
glad to see another smart snowboarder, with poles :)

Thanks Johannes for getting us there and back!

2018/03/14 2.5 days of Muchos Powder in Kirkwood
π 2018-03-14 01:01 in Snow
I had been watching the weather forecast for a while, and drove to kirkwood just before the storm turned from rain to snow. I got there with my Tesla 90D in just 3h30, including an 18mn supercharger stop in Manteca. I ended up arriving with 10% battery left in record time, just as the rain was turning to snow:




Day #1 was nice and had a bit of sun to help see the nice powder. Almost everything opened that day, so lots of terrain with not too many people:








Day #2 didn't have sun for long, lots of good snows and self refilling tracks, but poor viz, high winds, and very cold:


everyone made a run to the Wall when cornice didn't open at 09:00 when it was supposed to
everyone made a run to the Wall when cornice didn't open at 09:00 when it was supposed to











Day #3 was more difficult. Very cold too, snow storm most of the day, and kirkwood couldn't get stuff opened. They only opened 6 after a never ending 2H wait. The first tracks were nice, but open terrain was very limited.



2h wait to finally be allowed up a limited section of chair 6, that was disappointing
2h wait to finally be allowed up a limited section of chair 6, that was disappointing

very hard snow, no more pictures
very hard snow, no more pictures

After only 2H of skiing, and talking to Jennifer about the show we had that evening, I decided to try and get home after one of the two roads out finally re-opened. By leaving at 13:30, that would have been plenty of time, but sadly while driving down carson pass, I made a judgement mistake which combined with heavy regenerative braking kicking in in the middle of a slippery downhill turn, caused me to understeer and drive into a snow bank. It took over 1h30 to get out






a nice Audi with 3 awesome guys who helped me shovel out, was unable to pull me out
a nice Audi with 3 awesome guys who helped me shovel out, was unable to pull me out

Caltrans truck then slid into the audi and hit its front
Caltrans truck then slid into the audi and hit its front

snow plow slid off the road and got stuck, had to be towed out by caltrans scraper
snow plow slid off the road and got stuck, had to be towed out by caltrans scraper

finally the just arrived caltrans scraper had enough weight and torque to pull me out
finally the just arrived caltrans scraper had enough weight and torque to pull me out

The rest of the drive home was not fun, took me around 7.5h, includuing the 1.5h stuck in the snow bank. But that was nothing compared to the people driving up hwy 50 on a friday afternoon/night and who took hours and hours to get through the pass...

2018/03/03 5ft powder storm in Tahoe: Sierra @ Tahoe and Heavenly
π 2018-03-03 01:01 in Snow
After a horrible dry spell this year, Tahoe finally started getting a bit of snow. While 5ft in a storm sounds great, I got to find out that it was 5ft on top of almost nothing, so the tree runs were very treacherous. The amount of rocks and tree stumps, which ultimately isn't super safe. Also, the resorts were super packed, which is not surprising given that everyone had been waiting for real snow for so long.

Johannes was a trooper and offered to drive me to Tahoe, which was super great given that I had a concert on friday night and got to bed around 01:00. Sadly, my plan failed miserably and I slept past both my alarms for 05:00. Johannes was super nice and just waited for me to wake up (it's more complicated than this, but skipping details), and we ended up being on the road around 07:15. By then Carson Spur was still closed sadly (it only opened at 13:00, very late), so we ended up driving past Sierra @ Tahoe on hwy50 around 11:30 and figured it was already late enough that we might as well just go there. Sadly we didn't know the resort well and went to the famed West Bowl was actually kind of stupid because while it had plenty of snow, it was lacking slope. We later (too late) went to the main lift on the front side, and that gave much better terrain and pitch:



good enough for the day given that it was already 11:30
good enough for the day given that it was already 11:30




the tree runs I did were great, but honestly very technical, even for me
the tree runs I did were great, but honestly very technical, even for me

convertible RWD porsche without chains just after a snow storm, ballsy but well done
convertible RWD porsche without chains just after a snow storm, ballsy but well done

Since we were sleeping in South Lake, heavenly for day #2 was the easiest, but also I figured they'd have more untracked terrain than kirkwood, so we gave that a shot. Mott opened at 10:00 and I made the mistake of not being at the rope waiting for it to open, so I missed the first group down and it was half tracked for my first run. First line was about 30mn, second line was 40mn+. Yikes!




nice view as always
nice view as always

worst Mott line ever
worst Mott line ever

people lined up the hill :( it almost took as long to line up than to hike up
people lined up the hill :( it almost took as long to line up than to hike up




peek-a-boo
peek-a-boo

oh no, tree skiing is bad :)
oh no, tree skiing is bad :)


2018/02/14 5 days at Whistler
π 2018-02-14 01:01 in Snow
2 years ago, we had a pretty bad experience due to lack of communication on mountain conditions and what would open, or not.

Sadly, 2 years later, they still suck at communicating intent. They have mountain hosts that try to give you their best knowledge of the moutain (nice), but they don't have any info on what will open or not, or what is being worked on, or not. They have boards telling you what's open or closed, some of the boards were broken and showed everything open, while on our last day boards were showing 7th heaven closed while it was in fact open. More importantly, they are still not communicating any intent, as to whether something has a chance to open, whether they're working on opening something, or whether it's just not going to happen, due to wind, or otherwise.
And just to make things better, on the 2nd day, we were doing some great runs on 7th heaven, having lucked out with actual snow (almost 30cm) and a lift that was running (7th heaven), they closed it 2h early because of avalanche danger, for only 30cm of snow, they closed off an entire area, yet from what I could tell it was only a small portion of it that was under a possible avalanche path, and instead of closing the ropes that go the potentially unsafe area, they just closed off the entire (huge) area. Either that, or they just paniced because they got a foot of snow, and that's too much too handle? Either way, sigh...
The next day, due to high winds, they opened nothing worthwhile on their busiest day of the year, causing 30mn+ lines on the few bottom lifts that were running and people waiting in -30F temperatures. It is however possible that the wind truly prevented opening anything else, or maybe they didn't try that hard. Again, impossible to know if they had a good reason, since they don't communicate anything outside of "it's closed" and not even "don't bother, it won't open today", they'd rather that you spend hours on the slopes looking at a board to see if one red dot might turn green. Again, well done.
4th day, they finally re-opened some top lifts. Sadly, when we got to 7th heaven, all that magnificent powder had been compacted heavily and was quite hard to ride (it would tend to swallow your board whole and require a lot of effort, even on my powder board, to stay on top). In the meantime, symphony and harmony never opened, we don't know why, again they didn't say. As a result, that caused 25mn lines at 7th heaven and got it tracked to death instead of spreading the load.
Harmony and Symphony may open tomorrow, but I couldn't be bothered to stay an extra day with such poor communication, and effectively such little care of telling paying customers what's going on and why. Either way, the powder would likely have been ruined by then anyway, so not worth staying for.

All in all, it has potential to be a great mountain, but deals very badly with elements, there is a non trivial chance that they could try harder to keep lifts open, and could do infinitely better in communicating with their customers. What a shame...

Anyway, despite the unfortunate way the place is run, and despite not being able to reach a lot of good snow that fell, we still managed to enjoy some.

Day #1:

our place was ski in/ski out, access to Blackcomb just outside the hotel
our place was ski in/ski out, access to Blackcomb just outside the hotel

the resort has lots of boards with what's open and what's not, just no info on what won't open that day
the resort has lots of boards with what's open and what's not, just no info on what won't open that day




nice views from 7th heaven
nice views from 7th heaven


quite convenient getting across with peak 2 peak, just 15mn
quite convenient getting across with peak 2 peak, just 15mn


nice view from symphony
nice view from symphony


The village definitely has nice lighting:



Day #2: snow, thankfully many things stayed open for most of the day




symphony was nice but got crowded quickly
symphony was nice but got crowded quickly





after running out of stuff to do at symphony, we tried peak chair, Arturo enjoyed the way down :)
after running out of stuff to do at symphony, we tried peak chair, Arturo enjoyed the way down :)



my last ride down was through that double black entrance, not that bad afterall
my last ride down was through that double black entrance, not that bad afterall

rope tow back to peak 2 peak
rope tow back to peak 2 peak

we had a look at the peak to peak inwards
we had a look at the peak to peak inwards

and shabu shabu for dinnner
and shabu shabu for dinnner

Day #3: more snow, lots of it, this is where Whistler started panicing, because 30cm of snow is like "a lot" ?


our chair is going to be replaced by a gondola next year
our chair is going to be replaced by a gondola next year



we didn't take peak 2 peak, preferring 7th heaven as soon as it opened
we didn't take peak 2 peak, preferring 7th heaven as soon as it opened



we got there before everyone else did
we got there before everyone else did

and then, as we were actually having fun, they kicked us out of 7th heaven, it was a huge disappointment

Day #4: lots of snow that we couldn't get to, and very cold, as cold as -35C (-30F) due to wind chill


Whistler opened very little due to winds, and this gave ridiculous lines
Whistler opened very little due to winds, and this gave ridiculous lines

I ended up spending/wasting 3h in the cafe, waiting for top lifts to open (none did), and people to get cold and give up on the long lines
I ended up spending/wasting 3h in the cafe, waiting for top lifts to open (none did), and people to get cold and give up on the long lines


Arturo and I found some better than nothing tree runs until end of day where it got a bit warmer
Arturo and I found some better than nothing tree runs until end of day where it got a bit warmer

That evening, they had a fire and ice show:




Day #5: nice and sunny but still very cold (-20C). By then they finally re-opened some lifts, but the powder had been severely damaged and was unridable for Arturo and a fair effort to ride with my powder board. It would still easily dig the nose in and plow in.



Arturo got stuck in that hole 2 days prior due to it being invisible in bad weather
Arturo got stuck in that hole 2 days prior due to it being invisible in bad weather

left track was mine, looks nice, but very hard to ride
left track was mine, looks nice, but very hard to ride

before Whistler sucked again, they never opened harmony or symphony, causing huge lines at 7th heaven :(
before Whistler sucked again, they never opened harmony or symphony, causing huge lines at 7th heaven :(

lines got up to 30mn or so before people started giving up and left
lines got up to 30mn or so before people started giving up and left

by end of day, harmony and symphony, still closed :(
by end of day, harmony and symphony, still closed :(

so I went to the glacier for a lap, but snow wasn't that great by then
so I went to the glacier for a lap, but snow wasn't that great by then

I hiked all the way to the outside of the glacier, but it wasn't really worth it
I hiked all the way to the outside of the glacier, but it wasn't really worth it


So, I finished the day on Crystal chair which actually had good enough powder in the trees, until it was time to get back and get a bus to Vancouver.

For extra credit, the little grey jays that come where people eat, and come take handouts:




Anyway, that was it for Whistler. Fun to be with Arturo, great to enjoy the foot+ of snow we were able to access despite the totally inadequate communication from the resort, and the relatively little they actually opened while we were there.

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2018/02/01 Sad snow day at Northstar
π 2018-02-01 01:01 in Snow
That was my first day in Tahoe in 2018. Normally february would be a great day, but instead it was a very sad very slow lacking day. Groomed trails were ok due to snow making, but anything outside of that was pretty terrible: grass and rocks.
But eh, it was a work outing, so it was all fun afer ski time, nice socializing with coworkers and game playing :)

the base looked ok
the base looked ok



nice views at least
nice views at least



riding on the back side
riding on the back side

outside of groomed trails, OMG
outside of groomed trails, OMG

Nice and sunny at least :)


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2018/01/12 Riding Vallee Blanche from the top of Chamonix's Aiguille du Midi back to town twice
π 2018-01-12 01:01 in Snow
Arturo had the great idea of doing Vallée Blanche while we were in France. This is a treacherous run (as in many ways to get seriously injured, or to die at the bottom of a crevice or killed by an avalanche or serac slide (big piece of ice/snow breaking off and falling on you), so we booked a guide, Frederic Drouet

Here is a description of the Vallée Blanche descent from his site.

We did 2 runs

  • #1 Petit Envers was 17km of skiing, 9500ft down (2900m) until we got back to the road in town (17km run, just over 10 miles). It took us 3h44 including hiking back up to a road where we could finally go back down again. It was pretty trivial snowboarding-wise but of course went around plenty of dicey terrain. The end was less fun (from the hike up) as the path down from the little rest stop after the hike up, got worse and worse as we got lower in altitude and warmer temps.
  • #2 Grand Envers is supposed to be more challenging, but honestly it was still easy on a snowboard, outside of a part where we had to cross an serac avalanche field filled with ice in different size blocks. On that 2nd run, we finished it in just over 1h, and stopped at the glacier ice tunnel for a quick visit, before walking up the stairs to the cable car to the cog train back to town.
  • Frederic was right that taking the train was not actually faster, from fork off point between the 2 points, both took just around 1h25, including waiting for the train 20mn, but honestly the train route was more fun that given day since boarding all the way back to the road on crappy icy snow at the bottom, was not fun enough to do twice (or even once that day). For comparison the 2nd time it took just 1h to get from the to of aiguille du midi to that forkoff point, close to the glacier, stairs and train.

    We met around 08:10, rented some crampons for the first walk out of top visitor center since it's a slippery and steep-ish ridge before you can bind in and ride down:


    We then went to Aiguille du midi's cable car and took it to the top. Thankfully there was no line:








    Time to put the crampons on and head down:





    Then, time to go down, we were not the only ones:







    lots of ice blocks and seracs that could detach and fall on us, our uide had to keep track of them
    lots of ice blocks and seracs that could detach and fall on us, our uide had to keep track of them



    pretty, but more stuff that could fall on us :)
    pretty, but more stuff that could fall on us :)


    sadly a bigger group had one person who strayed a bit, feel into a crevice and had to be pulled out and rescued
    sadly a bigger group had one person who strayed a bit, feel into a crevice and had to be pulled out and rescued



    Eventually we got to the bottom on top of the glacier. Easy, but more boring snowboarding :) (and some pushing with poles)







    some people walked up the glacier in snow shoes
    some people walked up the glacier in snow shoes



    Eventually the fun was over and we had to unbind and hike up for 15mn or so, up to a resting/lunch cabin





    It was then time to continue riding down all the way to town. Sadly it was less fun snow, even narrow and icy at the bottom:




    then we crossed the cog train
    then we crossed the cog train


    eventually we got to the end of a small ski resort, back to the road
    eventually we got to the end of a small ski resort, back to the road



    Short video of the first time down:

    Here are some pictures from Fred:












    Arturo was ok enough after one run, especially given that the bottom kind of sucked, but I was up for a 2nd run (Grand Envers):



    by then, it started getting tracked
    by then, it started getting tracked






    Grand Enver was more pristine though since it's harder for skiiers
    Grand Enver was more pristine though since it's harder for skiiers




    a piece of that fell earlier that day, and gave us an ice field to cross (kind of hard)
    a piece of that fell earlier that day, and gave us an ice field to cross (kind of hard)




    we finally got to the bottom, another track from the one earlier that day
    we finally got to the bottom, another track from the one earlier that day



    Before too long, we got to the ice cave, small cabins at the top of the stairs, and cig train:









    then time to climb up the stairs back to the train
    then time to climb up the stairs back to the train




    nice to have ridden down this
    nice to have ridden down this


    Now, the *very sad part* is that the glacier used to be as high as the top of those cabins, and now the bottom of those cabins is nowhere close and still requires a lot of stairs to get down to it, and it's getting worse every year with global warming :(







    Longer video of the second time down:

    And that was it, great 2nd run. We spent a bit of time in town to enjoy the sunset lights and dinner:





    A huge thanks to Frederic Drouet for keeping us safe and guiding us that day.

    2018/01/11 4 Days of Snowboarding at Verbier's 4 Vallées
    π 2018-01-11 01:01 in Snow

    After a mostly not so good time in France, we had more luck in Switzerland. The day we arrived was right after a snowstorm, and had good powder and few crowds on the first day (thursday).

    yeah, nice to have a sea of green lights for open lifts, all the way to the top
    yeah, nice to have a sea of green lights for open lifts, all the way to the top





    last cable car to the very top
    last cable car to the very top

    great view
    great view


    I sent Arturo first to see how far down he'd slide uncontrollably, but the snow was great, so he didn't :)
    I sent Arturo first to see how far down he'd slide uncontrollably, but the snow was great, so he didn't :)





    we rode the cable car to Mt Fort a few times too
    we rode the cable car to Mt Fort a few times too


    top of the world, kinda :)
    top of the world, kinda :)


    The next day, we went to Chamonix, so we were back the following day, a Saturday, which was mildly busy:




    we found a sidecountry exit
    we found a sidecountry exit


    inviting path down
    inviting path down


    whee!
    whee!

    the road down went by swiss chalets
    the road down went by swiss chalets

    riding down to the road where a bus would pick us up
    riding down to the road where a bus would pick us up

    barely made it to the hourly bus with 30 seconds to spare
    barely made it to the hourly bus with 30 seconds to spare

    we got dropped off another entrance to the resort
    we got dropped off another entrance to the resort


    found more powder to be had :)
    found more powder to be had :)

    getting back to Verbier was more time consuming, long-ish lines
    getting back to Verbier was more time consuming, long-ish lines


    more lines
    more lines

    I then took an interesting off resort road carved in the mountain, col des mines
    I then took an interesting off resort road carved in the mountain, col des mines


    The next day still, there was still more powder to be had. We went back to the other side of the resort and did another nice side country run:



    back on the traverse path, waiting for snowboarders without poles :)
    back on the traverse path, waiting for snowboarders without poles :)



    it was fun to ride across the switchbacks between Swiss Chalets, James Bond style
    it was fun to ride across the switchbacks between Swiss Chalets, James Bond style

    and back to the road, waiting for the bus
    and back to the road, waiting for the bus

    ride back up ot the resort
    ride back up ot the resort

    Here's a summary video of the sidecountry run:


    one of the bases has view of the local small airport
    one of the bases has view of the local small airport




    I then took Arturo to the other side country exit to another base of the resort
    I then took Arturo to the other side country exit to another base of the resort


    you end up on a road
    you end up on a road



    The last day (I skipped one sunny day with less powder), it was very windy, so we went to another side of the resort that was more basic, but also more sheltered from the wind:



    [rigimg:1024:613*|I ended up on top of that "cliff" by mistake, and barely got out]



    our side of the resort was the only bit that had lifts open higher up despite the wind
    our side of the resort was the only bit that had lifts open higher up despite the wind

    And that was it for Verbier. We had a great time there and much better snow than in France.

    2018/01/10 A Week in Verbier for Skiing at 4 Vallées
    π 2018-01-10 01:01 in Snow, Trips
    After Bourg St Maurice, we took a bus to cross the train track sections that were unusable, to a train, to another train, to Geneva, where we got yet another train (Swiss this time), and another train, and a bus to get to our hotel in Verbier. Needless to say it took all day...









    Switzerland was pretty expensive, restaurants were kind of reaching the outlandish pricing range, so we took a deal to have the dinner of the day at a mere $25/day. It wasn't great every night, but it was simple enough and onsite, so that worked :)


    2018/01/06 1 day at Tignes and portions of val d'Isère, and Shut Out the 2nd Day
    π 2018-01-06 01:01 in Snow

    Getting to Tignes and Val d'Isère from Bourg St Maurice is not that obvious. Many days have busses that leave at the wrong time, getting you late to the resort. This is why we went on a Saturday when the bus got us there early enough for opening time.

    leaving before sunset
    leaving before sunset


    nice weather when we arrived, although it was quite windy
    nice weather when we arrived, although it was quite windy

    packed powder in places
    packed powder in places

    but half of Tignes had pretty icy snow that was no fun to run.
    but half of Tignes had pretty icy snow that was no fun to run.

    We ended up crossing to Val d'Isère where the snow quality was much better:


    you can see the fierce wind blowing off that mountain peak
    you can see the fierce wind blowing off that mountain peak


    Tignes however had another face pointing on the right direction, so we headed back for that, after trying their funicular that is dug inside the mountain (and nicely avoids all issues with wind):


    direct to the top, no problems
    direct to the top, no problems


    Arturo found a friend
    Arturo found a friend


    We then went on the other side of Tignes where the sun had been softening up the snow and the top snow hadn't melted. It was actually quite good with nice views:



    still lots of wind, but the resort didn't shut off for it
    still lots of wind, but the resort didn't shut off for it






    It was then time to come down on the Val d'Isère side to catch a better bus than the Tignes side, and that got us home. This ended up being our best (and only) good ski day in that region:


    On our last day before leaving for Switzerland, and after another day of no skiing due to conditions, I was hopeful that Tignes would open. It was a nice day but with extreme avalanche danger. Sadly the road was not well plowed, so trucks got stuck on the way up. Our bus never made it to the top, we had to finish on foot (actually, it did make it, maybe 1-2H later for what we walked in 10mn).



    the road was not cleared or ready for cars or busses yet, it was a mess
    the road was not cleared or ready for cars or busses yet, it was a mess

    the lift we were hoping for, that we waited hours for...
    the lift we were hoping for, that we waited hours for...

    quite late, they started moving snow around to clear the roads
    quite late, they started moving snow around to clear the roads

    they were actually trucking the snow away
    they were actually trucking the snow away


    kind of fun to watch
    kind of fun to watch

    Sadly, we watched the rest of the day waiting for them to open something. First, noon, then 13:00, then 14:00, and still nothing by 15:00, well actually by 15:00 they had opened a couple of lifts that we couldn't easily get to, just as we were boarding the bus to get home :(

    by 14:00-ish, after refusing to sell us tickets when there was no line, a single person spent 1h+ dealing inefficiently with a long line
    by 14:00-ish, after refusing to sell us tickets when there was no line, a single person spent 1h+ dealing inefficiently with a long line

    as we were leaving by 15:00 in the first (and maybe only) bus of the day that was going to take us home, we saw a lower lift that had just opened, Sigh...
    as we were leaving by 15:00 in the first (and maybe only) bus of the day that was going to take us home, we saw a lower lift that had just opened, Sigh...



    Yeah, this was a frustrating day, even more so that ParadiSki had enough things opened that day and we had no way to get back to it until it was closing :(


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