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Conditions, On the Mountain

The Sherwood Shuttle Rules! and powder too!

No Comments 07 February 2010

I am one of a lucky few who live on the route of the Sherwood Shuttle. I took advantage of the shuttle today and walked out of my house in ski boots and hopped on the 9 am shuttle as it went past my house. The shuttle runs on Saturdays and Sundays and leaves from [...]

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Conditions, On the Mountain

A Month of Storms

No Comments 02 February 2010

It’s hard to believe January 2010 has come and gone. It was a blink of an eye, and one to remember: 10 feet of snow fell at the base lodge and 14 fell at the mid mountain stake. Storms like that aren’t just weather; they’re a journey. With all the unbridled wind, prodigious accumulation, beautiful [...]

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Conditions, On the Mountain

Big Thanks to Ski Patrol

No Comments 27 January 2010

The recent storm cycle has been one of extremes. Extreme amounts of snow, people getting extreme, and extremely hard work from the Alpine Meadows ski patrol. With such relentless and copious snowfall it is amazing that patrol was able to get the mountain safe and ready for us to ride so quickly. I think we [...]

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Conditions, On the Mountain

Little Alaska: Powder

No Comments 23 January 2010

My friend Jackie Paaso and I were lucky enough to hike out from Alpine Meadows and ski the fabled Little Alaska.  We found some awesome conditions and got two laps in while never even having to use our skins.  You wanna ski spines?  You don’t have to go all the way to Alaska to find [...]

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Conditions, On the Mountain

June-uary, and the skiing is excellent!!

No Comments 06 January 2010

After an exciting and snowy December we have entered what I like to call June-uary. Our January warm spell means one thing, great skiing all over the mountain. Today I found cold chalky snow, and even some powder on north facing slopes, and springy corn-like snow on south and east facing terrain. The groomers are [...]

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On the Mountain

New Year’s Eve Alpine Side-Country – Munchkins and The Buttress go off!

No Comments 02 January 2010

My buddy Adam and I strolled into the Alpine Meadows side-country on the last day of 2009 to see what we could find.  Well, we found plenty.  And after post-holing up to our chests to re-hit a few things, we were able to get a whopping 2 runs in 6 hours.  Of course damn near [...]

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