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On Mon, Jan 18, 2010 at 5:50 PM, Greg Petrics <[log in to unmask]>wrote:

> I just got back from my western trip, and to be honest: it didn't really
> snow a whole lot. I managed to pick a string of days in which downtown
> Burlington outperformed Little Cottonwood Canyon. How often does that
> happen? Oh well. I can't complain about low avalanche conditions! More on
> that trip later when I can get my thoughts organized after that whirlwind
> tour.
>
> In the meantime, to clear my head after a long stretch on the road, KC and
> I decided to head over to Bretton Woods where we heard that their
> backcountry terrain was filling in really well this year. We rolled into the
> parking lot at the crack of 9am, checked in with patrol at the bottom of the
> tram, exited through the gate...
>
> http://www.famousinternetskiers.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/bretton_woods7561.jpg
>
> ...and headed out into what is undoubtedly the best backcountry of any ski
> mountain on the east.
>
> The frost had been doing interesting things as we passed 3000 feet.
> http://famousinternetskiers.com/media/greg/09-10/wild_west/IMG_9416.jpg
>
> Uh-oh-undercast!
> http://famousinternetskiers.com/media/greg/09-10/wild_west/IMG_9422.jpg
>
> Get the camera ready...
> http://famousinternetskiers.com/media/greg/09-10/wild_west/IMG_9441.jpg
>
> Someone got the choice line already. Shucks... we'll just have to keep
> pushing on and hope plan B is still fresh.
> http://famousinternetskiers.com/media/greg/09-10/wild_west/IMG_9420.jpg
>
> Guess the name of hut in the clouds.
> http://famousinternetskiers.com/media/greg/09-10/wild_west/IMG_9430.jpg
>
> Man the Bretton Woods BC is just INSANE! I hope they never put this stuff
> on the map! Skin track stoke:
> http://famousinternetskiers.com/media/greg/09-10/wild_west/IMG_9432.jpg
>
> Looks like someone put in some work with some high speed quads!
> http://famousinternetskiers.com/media/greg/09-10/wild_west/IMG_9434.jpg
>
> Finally, time for some DOWN!
> http://famousinternetskiers.com/media/greg/09-10/wild_west/IMG_9458.jpg
>
> There's just something about the Bretton Woods backcountry, and black and
> white.
> http://famousinternetskiers.com/media/greg/09-10/wild_west/IMG_9486.jpg
>
> Easily one of the most beautiful days I've had on the East Coast.
> http://famousinternetskiers.com/media/greg/09-10/wild_west/IMG_9512.jpg
>
> What can I say when I get to ski in a place like this?
>
> http://famousinternetskiers.com/media/greg/09-10/wild_west/KC%20in%20ammopipe_fill.jpg
>
> Down lower the terrain got kind of rowdy. I can't believe you can access
> this thing from Bretton Woods! What if someone ended up in here who didn't
> belong! I bet if they gave it a name like like "The Wild West Side of
> Bretton Woods," that would keep out the riff raff. Here is KC negotiating
> the crux of a descent: a tricky pitch with snow mixed with thinly buried
> rock and ice above a gaping hole of water and ice.
> http://famousinternetskiers.com/media/greg/09-10/wild_west/IMG_9615.jpg
>
> But KC managed it with a smile!
> http://famousinternetskiers.com/media/greg/09-10/wild_west/IMG_9592.jpg
>
> ROWDY! Yee haw!
> http://famousinternetskiers.com/media/greg/09-10/wild_west/IMG_9637.jpg
>
> With just a few minutes before the Bretton Woods avi control started
> throwing charges to get ready for the next day of safe avalanche free skiing
> we made it back to the car, and headed back to the safe east side. Thanks
> for tuning in! I'll be getting my west coast stuff organized into something
> sensible in the next few days.
>
> BC me if you want more specific beta.
> --
> "I'm a simple man, Hobbes."
> "You?? Yesterday you wanted a nuclear powered car that could turn into a
> jet with laser-guided heat-seeking missiles!"
> "I'm a simple man with complex tastes."
>



-- 
"I'm a simple man, Hobbes."
"You?? Yesterday you wanted a nuclear powered car that could turn into a jet
with laser-guided heat-seeking missiles!"
"I'm a simple man with complex tastes."

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