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Man-Made Skiing

I'm sorry, but I really do not understand this complete obsession with perfectly groomed terrain and man-made features.  Instead of skiing and riding what the mountain and mother nature have provided, for some reason the average skier feels the need to regrade, groom and build up snow features where there aren't supposed to be any.  What was wrong with the natural features that were there before?  Why is the idea to replace natural challenges with man-made ones?

For example, this past summer, Killington spent a fortune regrading certain terrain (both green, blue & black) so that they would hold snow better.  This means that they spent weeks with a bucket loader moving earth and taking a trail with a double fall line or an elevated section and making it into one flat pancake.  And someone has the nerve to nominate them for an efficiency award because now they have to make less snow!

Screw these man-made terrain parks with their perfectly manicures jumps & landings.  Wh…

31 January 2011

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Started out this beautiful, bluebird morning with freshies on Catwalk (and a few other places)...and then skied myself to sleep since Killington had groomed just about everything.  Granted, the snow was wonderful, especially Highline which had been basking in the sun, but how is Outer Limits supposed to be the steepest mogul field in the East when it never has any moguls?






30 January 2011

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Spent the first half of the day discovering different instensities of edge angles with the Sunday Hopefuls, stopped to take in a little of the J1/J2 GS Race on Needle's Eye, the Gatorade Free Flow Tour in the Dream Maker Superpipe & then spent the afternoon rediscovering the woods with my dearest ski sister.
Ready to spend the rest of the night relaxing by the fire while Aaron plays guitar   :) 


29 January 2011

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As the local businesses get ready for the arrival of Snoop Dogg and his gang at the Pickle Barrel tonight, the mountain was quickly filling up with waves of skiers and riders. We had Gate Training with the Hopefuls on Upper Bunny all afternoon, so didn't get much skiing in today. Instead, my boot heaters got the opportunity to show their stuff as I stood at the top of the course...
   ...but Ski Patrol was nice enough to drop the rope on Valley Plunge  :) 






28 January 2011

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Once again, minimal winds and temps in the mid 20s, with flurries of snow playing a mental game with us...





27 January 2011

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Just another beautiful day in Killington...mid 20s inside the K Cloud with the sun seeping through all around. A little windy around the exposed corners, but nothing a little tree skiing can't fix :)





26 January 2011

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Mad River Glen

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Headed Back to 1949 to celebrate the Single Chair and Skiing the way it used to be! $3.50 Ticket Prices All Day






24 January 2011

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Bluebird Skies & uncharacteristically calm winds with a high of five degrees - at the base!
Well, at least you can say ASC did ONE thing right...Thanks for the gondolas!





 

23 January 2011

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Dew Tour @ Killington

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