Crystal - 01/21 Brutally Fun

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21 Jan 2022 14:38 #235626 by ddk
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Ski Report - Got -1 chair with a friend on CHex at 8:30 (weekend start time) to what looked like a very nice sunny day. Jumped on REX and looked at a very pretty world with a little new snow to cover the unknown?  Top of REX and the winds blowing cold, stupidly jumped into the wrong part of GV Bowl and rapidly came back to reality! OUCH! Nasty frozen everything....so the rest of my day was high speed icy groomers - MIFB, LS, some new groomed area next to Pro Course that was longer and actually very fun, Valley groomer runs early and then it was pretty much LS or MIFB pounding the icy high-speed vert oh meter - the Hamster was running the treadmill today. Big sunny was in and out, nice then high overcast that slowed the melt, then more looking good sun, then not so good....it was bluebird pretty when I left the mountain with the last run down MIFB getting soft towards the bottom and lower sunny slopes actually starting to feel nice.  Most vert for this hamster this season and it was still a way to early departure - but the crowds were starting to show up.  No lift lines all morning.

Other - Paused at CB lodge for a slice of pizza and bumped into myikat for a way to long nice social...glad to see him.  When I left there were 5 buses in the A lot and the lot was maybe just over half fullish, brain spaced when I passed the carpool lot? rest of C was pushing full and my spaced brain says that B had a lot of cars.  D full and cars in E.   Drive up early was still nice and fast and dark with some black ice spots.  Drive down was very pleasant except for the burn stop and dirt detour as usual.... Fun day all in all.  A day with some sun and sliding on great quality ice!   The EXP's were happy.

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21 Jan 2022 16:59 - 21 Jan 2022 22:15 #235627 by BB
Replied by BB on topic Crystal - 01/21 Brutally Fun
Adventure run of the day: CHEX lift line to rescue the helmet and goggles for a beginner/intermediate skier (no, I am not kidding). Brutal. Other non-groomer: skier left of Pro Course for lower quarter of GV bowl/Left of trees. Nothing fabulous but just good enough. First non-stop top-to-bottom of the year (Valley/Berg/Bull), and not even tired at the end. Warmer weather coming so let's get some skier traffic going off the groomed!
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22 Jan 2022 11:13 #235630 by myikat
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Actually some pretty good carvey stuff without breakable crust midway up the Campbell ridge to the Throne but only about 10 turns worth then lumpy/ bumpy down to the trees where it was good again and untracked. Poked my head into A basin but it was chicken heads all over from rollerballs off the rocks. Good to hang with DDk. The fog and hi clouds , East wind kept the corn cycle from firing.  Not very encouraging for heading too far out on any aspect Im afraid.  

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