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Windy Winter Wonderland

Postby Mags » Wed Jan 02, 2008 1:22 pm

A photo from about a month ago...

My favorite type of skiing is ski touring. Hiking in skis essentially. Where you ski all day and do rolling ups and downs. No surprise that many people who hike and backpack gravitate towards this type of skiing. It is more elegant than snowshoeing and is less adrenalin (and Disney like!) than alpine (resort) skiing.

Once in a while though, I do what is called Telemark skiing. Tele skiing means climbing up the the top of a large bowl so you can carve turns. I am not a very good technical skiier (another reason why I love ski touring!), and tend to have better-than-average cardio/endurance SO, tele skiing (lots of pausing on the uphills for most people, showing how bad I ski going down steeper slopes. ;) ), is not as alluring to me.

But, throw in great mountain scenery and fun people, and a good time is had by all.

This photo is from Butler Gulch up against the Continental Divide. MAN was it windy and cold. Still, makes for a good photo.

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Re: Windy Winter Wonderland

Postby Pure Mahem » Wed Jan 02, 2008 1:29 pm

Looks like fun. I use to cross country ski when I was younger but failed to stay with it. I really did enjoy it though maybe I'll have to get back into it. The down hill thing never apealed to me. I always decided that if I wanted to go flying down a hill I would get a snowmobile, l :mrgreen: ol! Don't want to pull a Sonny Bono, Ouch!
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Re: Windy Winter Wonderland

Postby zelph » Fri Jan 04, 2008 6:58 pm

Lookat me ski :D

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Re: Windy Winter Wonderland

Postby Mags » Fri Jan 04, 2008 7:19 pm

Much better than I can ski for sure! :D
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Re: Windy Winter Wonderland

Postby bmike » Fri Jan 04, 2008 7:46 pm

nice.
was looking at upgrading my tele gear today...

that looks cooooooold.

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Re: Windy Winter Wonderland

Postby zelph » Sat Jan 05, 2008 2:04 pm

It's the hat!!!!! It's my stabilizer/wind rudder :D
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Re: Windy Winter Wonderland

Postby Tony » Sun Jan 06, 2008 8:52 pm

While you are having fun skiing I have been trying to learn to surf. I have posted this picture of me riding a wave (BTW I don't shave on holidays)
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Re: Windy Winter Wonderland

Postby Mags » Mon Jan 07, 2008 11:43 am

zelph wrote:It's the hat!!!!! It's my stabilizer/wind rudder :D


AH! I need that kind of hat, then. ;)


TONY: Heh... I don't shave on weekends as well. Not sure if I am quite that hairy, though. ;)
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Re: Windy Winter Wonderland

Postby zelph » Mon Jan 07, 2008 12:50 pm

Tony wrote:While you are having fun skiing I have been trying to learn to surf. I have posted this picture of me riding a wave (BTW I don't shave on holidays)
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Looks like you are getting the hang of it!!! How long you been on holiday? that's quite a growth of hair!!! You look taller in some of your other phots :D
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