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rockin rex
10-23-2006, 01:09 PM
They took their first ski run of the season down the auto road (great pictures guys). The ski season has begun. BRING ON THE SNOW!!:)

nevis_highwire
10-23-2006, 01:25 PM
I could spread some ice cubes across my floor in August and go "skiing" or I could schuss down my carpeted stairway. While their skiing was novel and I applaud their effort, let's be realistic here.

Now, if they get a foot of snow and the wind blows hard the East Fields could be skiable in the coming days. With the forecast of more snow, even in the valleys I think there is a good chance we will see some real skiing very soon.

rockin rex
10-23-2006, 01:35 PM
Living room staircase and Mount Washington auto road are quite different wouldn't you say?? Come on 6 inches on the top means that it be almost time to put on the skiis. Excuse me for being excited but I wait all year for that first run and hate when the last run is done. Live to ski and ski to live. Only real place to ski is Tuckermans. Easy with those ice cubes. A drink might be a better place for them : )

nevis_highwire
10-23-2006, 01:50 PM
My standard for claiming you went "skiing" is a continuous 200 foot vertical drop. Which the summit crew may have pieced together today. Using those guidelines there are only 2 months I have not skied in the United States (August and September). On the east coast my skiable season is October to June...remember when Killington used to pump out 50 feet of snow on Superstar?

What really makes me mad is when some goons climb up to Tuckermans in July and claimed they went "skiing" on a chunk of ice the size of a house. Come on, that's just not skiing.

rockin rex
10-23-2006, 02:02 PM
:rolleyes:
My standard for claiming you went "skiing" is a continuous 200 foot vertical drop. Which the summit crew may have pieced together today. Using those guidelines there are only 2 months I have not skied in the United States (August and September).
On the east coast my skiable season is October to June...remember when Killington used to pump out 50 feet of snow on Superstar?
What really makes me mad is when some goons climb up to Tuckermans in July and claimed they went "skiing" on a chunk of ice the size of a house. Come on, that's just not skiing.

Killington is not real skiing is it?? Mad River and Tuckermans are the only real skiing I know on the east coast. Unless you hike it to ski it are you really skkiing??

davidhowland14
10-23-2006, 02:04 PM
I'm kind of pissed that I can't get to Tucks until late april this year. I'm still skiing, though.

nevis_highwire
10-23-2006, 02:24 PM
:rolleyes:

Killington is not real skiing is it?? Mad River and Tuckermans are the only real skiing I know on the east coast. Unless you hike it to ski it are you really skkiing??

You're preaching to the choir here. I spent my college years skiing Snowbird, Alta and the Wasatch backcountry.

davidhowland14
10-23-2006, 07:32 PM
all you people spoiled on Tucks and skiing out west. I can't even imagine how much better that must be than the solid ice we had here last year

fifteendays
10-23-2006, 10:48 PM
You're preaching to the choir here. I spent my college years skiing Snowbird, Alta and the Wasatch backcountry.

Amen on that, Nevis... I also spent my college years in the shadow of the Wasatch. My first "real job" was in marketing at the 'Bird. Many, many great days in the Canyons. I feel like I spent hours and hours trying to explain to my buddies out there that NH actually had mountains and that Tucks was our answer to the cirque at Snowbird.

Go Utes! (Even if Utah football is pretty dismal these days...)

Scot
MWO Staff

nevis_highwire
10-24-2006, 03:21 PM
We can dream of Utah skiing, but Mount Washington does offer some pretty amazing stuff, especially if you want to work for it.

Everyone knows about Tucks which is great and possibly NH's best ski party. Beyond Tuckerman's there are some crazy lines in the Great Gulf. I was lucky enough to ski Airline Gully a few years ago. On that same day I watched pretty much every line in the Great Gulf get tracked up, including Pipeline. The East Fields are loads of fun. They fill in early and stay skiable into June.

rockin rex
10-24-2006, 06:25 PM
What other areas are skiied. I know boot, tuckermans, great gulf but what other bowls are skied. Someone mentioned jefferson but what side? Just curious do they ski anything out to Randolph. What about the other trails down to the great gulf ( Spinx, six husband, buttress etc) The other area I am curious about is Madison. Is the Osgood to Webster skiable?? When the crowds gather at Tucks it is nice to have another place to go.

nevis_highwire
10-24-2006, 07:18 PM
What other areas are skiied.

Honestly, I don't know the Presidential "backcountry" that well, but I think somebody just came out with a guide book to the area and pretty much everything is getting skied. It's about time too, there is plenty of challening terrain above treeline. The biggest issue is access. There are not a lot of exit points. If you want to ski the steep lines above the Great Gulf you have to hike back up and ski out.

rockin rex
10-26-2006, 01:43 PM
Bill I noticed on the other Tuckermans site that a group went in to kings Ravine to check out the lines for a winter ski trip. Never thought I would see the day Kings Ravine would be skiied but I guess this winter if the cover is right it will be. The pictures that are posted from from this scouting trip are pretty neat. I don't think I would have the guts to ski kings. What do think is steeper kings or Great gulf?? Kings is easier I guess because you have the hike out or ski out to Randolph. I will have to look for that book you mentioned about the white mountain back country. Anyone know the title or author?? Bring on the snow!!

Bill O
10-26-2006, 01:52 PM
This might be the book: "Backcountry Skiing Adventures: Classic Ski and Snowboard Tours in Maine and New Hampshire."

I'm not sure so be sure to check it out in a store first.

rockin rex
10-26-2006, 01:56 PM
Thanks a million. I will see if it comes up on Amazon.