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 Post subject: Silverton Splitfest Photo Dump Trip Report
PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 9:06 am 
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We have successfully wrapped up the second annual Silverton splitfest. Conditions were perfect all week, with over a foot of new stable powder dropping right before the festival and providing a great refresh to all attendees. I was lucky enough to be there a little prior to the festival and had great conditions the whole time. Couldn't ask for anything better.

This year, we raised $1,365 to the Colorado Avalanche Information Center! Thanks everyone for your support for the event!

Please post your photos from the event to this thread, and I will take a few and post on our facebook page as well for final wrap-up (please include your name if you want photo credit). If you would not like me to share a photo, please let me know, and I will not.

Thanks everyone for such a fun event!

Big thanks to our sponsors for helping out!

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Here are some of my favorite pictures I took this weekend.

Bear Hug Tour
Wasatch_Don, Keffler, and Skierconqueso pushing the final bootpack
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Bear Line 1, skierconqueso
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Bear Line 1, Wasatch_don
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Bear Line 2, Skatebananas
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Storm Riding Wasatch_Don
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Storm Riding, Skierconqueso
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Alpine Skintracks, cometogether
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Pushing up, with Sultan back, summersgone
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Sultan, solo skier track :shock:
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Skierconqueso
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Keffler, Cometogether, Wasatch_Don tracks
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Spark R&D Crew splitskiing!
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Will Ritter doesn't need switchbacks, I measured this at 36 degrees
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Kendall Summit, Alister of Chimera, Jason, Wasatch_Don, Brendan, and Keffler
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Keffler, Kendall
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Final crew up Kendall
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Skierconqueso, Idaho
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Wasatch_Don, crushing another skintrack. It was awesome following this guy all week, what a monster! Thanks Don!
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Wishbone booting
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Sultan Party
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Washwood, Skatebananas, and Will Ritter summiting Bear
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And always, some stream crossings
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Drybags to the rescue, skatebananas
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Skierconqueso
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Thanks everyone for such a memorable week. And thanks Ullr for killing it! :headbang:


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 Post subject: Re: Silverton Splitfest Photo Dump Trip Report
PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 5:33 pm 
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I'm really grateful to have been there. Thanks Jason and John so much for hosting all us out of towners properly. Mind = blown by the san juan mountains and the experience in general. For sure going to come every year from here on out.


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 Post subject: Re: Silverton Splitfest Photo Dump Trip Report
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Looks rad boys! :thatrocks:

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Great stoke, thanks for sharing! I'll have to try harder to make it down next time.

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 Post subject: Re: Silverton Splitfest Photo Dump Trip Report
PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 12:23 pm 
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Had a great time once again in Silverton. Place kicks my butt. May not sound like much to most, but we averaged about 5k a day. Even better was getting to shred lines with good friends.

Started the week off with a nice one and done.

Nice view of a turkey in the woods...
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Bones making his way to the top.

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Day or two later, time for a Bear Hug.

Saw this terrain last year and was so stoked to get to ride it this year. Wasatch_Don setting up for a straightline through the choke blocks...
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Then the weather rolled in so we headed to the twins..

This one makes my head spin. Summersgone dropping in.
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With visibility still low, we booted the second twin.
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Few days later, got to check out the twins from an adjacent ridge
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Once splitfest got kicked off. We got in a nice triple.

This shot of the second run on our way to find a Turkey. MMMM soft snow.
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Best for last. Gobble Gobble, party run!

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Of course, the high point of Splitfest is getting to see everyone, hear the stories from their day and grind on some awesome food catered by Elevated Find Foods

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Thank you everyone for coming out. I had a blast and looking forward to next year.

-Keffler


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 Post subject: Re: Silverton Splitfest Photo Dump Trip Report
PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 1:49 pm 
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I was lucky enough to be in Colorado earlier this month and figured I'd hit Silverton before working my way back to SD.

What an incredible venue and event on so many levels!!! So awesome to meet and mingle with many of the folks here on the board and others who are not. Pretty incredible to meet so many of the innovators behind the industry and lay hands on the latest and greatest splitboard products, that shit just doesn't happen anywhere else.

Team Phantom/Chimera let me and Willard tag along for a mellow tour up Pump House on Saturday, nice hangin' with you boys! Until next time amigos :thumpsup:

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 Post subject: Re: Silverton Splitfest Photo Dump Trip Report
PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 2:06 pm 
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Nice video Markus! Loving the pictures of the HQ before and after, any chance you can email them to us for the facebook page?


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 Post subject: Re: Silverton Splitfest Photo Dump Trip Report
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Hah! I know what y'all going to do now.

It was good meeting you, Markus. See you on the next one!


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 Post subject: Re: Silverton Splitfest Photo Dump Trip Report
PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 11:26 am 
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Here are some pics:

Approaching v.5
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Mountain Dog
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Cometogether, dropping the Corner Pocket Image

Mountain Dog
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Tracks on Corner Pocket
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barrows, about to drop Grand Turk
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Mountain Dog, on Grand Turk
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Mountain Dog, pow cruising the bowl on Grand Turk Image

Tracks on Grand Turk
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Mountain Dog, Sultan
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Mountain Dog, Sultan
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Special thanks to summersgone and keffler for all of their hard work to make the Silverton Splitfest a success!

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 Post subject: Re: Silverton Splitfest Photo Dump Trip Report
PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 11:57 am 
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I love the dog sittin up top watching out for his homies...You guys make it harder and harder to stay here in the East!


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Another great year at the Silverton Splitfest! Keffler and Summersgone know how to put on a party. Here are some pics:

Barrows in the Chattanooga trees. We made a quick 1500ft lap on the way to Silverton on Wednesday.
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Friday Cometogether, Barrows and I headed for the couloirs on the North of V5.
Barrows
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I rode my own gear once all week. Got to test out the Spark Magnetos. Very user-friendly heel risers!
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Barrows and Cometogether. Our couloir is in the middle and heads up to the right.
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Getting closer
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We ended up topping out in a wind drift just below some big cornices and rocks.
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Barrows looks around to see if we can top out.
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A view from the top
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We decide the shaded snow over the next rib would be better, so we head over
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CT drops in
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Me dropping in with next year's Venture Zelix
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ShaaRalpt!!
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Saturday Barrows and I did the Grand Turk - Sultan traverse.
Gotta love the view of the Grenadiers from the trailhead!
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Barrows headed up the Grand Turk
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Droppin'
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Well that was fun!
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Now to head up that right ridge and drop the other side of Sultan Mtn (13,368ft)
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Sultan's Summit. It was mind numbingly windy at the top!
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Barrows
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Stylin' down Sultan!
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Barrows on his way out
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Then it was time for dinner and the raffles!
Will of Spark R&D bellies up to one of the best parts of the Silverton Splitfests!
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There was a cornucopia of swag to give away!
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Keffler showing off his Phantom Bindings. I think everyone that demo'd them asked when they could buy some.
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Klem from Venture and Matt from Voile in a conversation. Anyone want to caption this one?
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Chaos ensues!! There was a shit ton of stuff just tossed out.
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The 4 girls at the splitfest play 500 for a size small shirt! That's right- we had girls!!
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Gecko Skins- So easy even SDMarkus can pull them apart!
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AreJay wins the Voile kit!
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Lisa congratulates the Odin winner
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Bones Get Broke (who has left us for the dark side) gets boo'd when he wins the Spark binders!
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The Jones/Karakoram guys showing off their gear
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Holy crap, sorry for all the photos!


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 Post subject: Re: Silverton Splitfest Photo Dump Trip Report
PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 6:01 am 
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Haaaaaaaa HA :thatrocks: That is awesome....Bonez straight up rolls into the splitfest, and gaffles the best item. If I'm not mistaken. That location you're having the party at is where Bonez was droppin some MAD ball punches to randoms at a SKA party. It was interesting to watch Bushy and Bonez trade off shots to the baby makers holding back tears. I literally walked around with my hands on my juevos for fear of a lurking wasted yeti.

Damn Bonez...you're all gray and shit! Ya old mountain yeti.

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 Post subject: Re: Silverton Splitfest Photo Dump Trip Report
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Thanks MD for the amazing pictures, they really make shit look real!

SILVERTON IS fucking sick. LOVE that place :thatrocks:

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