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This is a collection of my blog entries about snowboarding.
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2016/12/16 Another try at powder at Kirkwood
π 2016-12-16 00:00 in Snow
After a crappy half day at kirkwood as all the forecast powder turned to hard ice, I gave it another shot with 2 coworkers, Ted and Marcus. The forecast looked pretty good, it was supposed to dump big time during the night with a snowline falling down to 3000ft, making a day trip with early rise, not sounds so good.
So we left the previous day, stayed at a condo in KW with other coworkers, and got up the next morning to see that the snowfall at base level was actually very disappointing. The top got more, but it was heavy wet powder, not fluffy stuff, but still it was fresh snow, more than a foot of it, so we took it :)

only a bit overnight
only a bit overnight

nice plate :)
nice plate :)

things looked good
things looked good

you can tell from here, it's pretty heavily packed
you can tell from here, it's pretty heavily packed


chamoix still involved sliding down a rock on your butt
chamoix still involved sliding down a rock on your butt


the drain was not bad, but still a bit low on snow
the drain was not bad, but still a bit low on snow

the ridge from cornice was open, you could ride it down
the ridge from cornice was open, you could ride it down

except I ended up on top of this, and had to jump it down, maybe 7ft. That was a bit scary since the snow underneath was not much of a cushion
except I ended up on top of this, and had to jump it down, maybe 7ft. That was a bit scary since the snow underneath was not much of a cushion

Anyway, it wans't the best day ever, but a good day overall. However, it's only going to go downhill from there until the next big dump.

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2016/12/11 Icy Day in Kirkwood
π 2016-12-11 00:00 in Snow
Johannes, Arturo and I wento to Kirkwood with the hope of enjoying a nice 18 inches of fresh pow. It did fall, but sadly virtually all of it iced up top to bottom :(
We left at 05:15, arrived by 08:40 as no lifts were running on the front side, so we actually had to walk to chair 7, the only one running at that time. By 10:00 or so, the Reut finally opened, and if you left the groomers at any time, you were in trouble.
By 11:10, Chair 6 opened finally, and the very top was ok-ish for a few turns, and then again ice.

Darn, this should have been so much fun, but it wasn't. We actually left by 12:10 and went to see a cave on the side of 88 on the way back.


long line for the reut since everything else was closed
long line for the reut since everything else was closed


it was deceiving, it looked good, but really wasn't
it was deceiving, it looked good, but really wasn't





fresh tracks, and all, but it was so hard, no tracks left behind
fresh tracks, and all, but it was so hard, no tracks left behind


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