Forums Splitboard Talk Forum My favorite usually untracked lines in the Wasatch
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  • #574348
    Scooby2
    620 Posts

    😆

    . . . seriously folks

    and video of me ripping them

    Please keep (some) adventure alive for the up and coming, mountains really do not need names, they know who they are

    :twocents:

    #636183
    amkaplan
    77 Posts

    No video link!

    #636184
    powslash
    382 Posts

    Pffft. Good luck with that one. The genie is out of the bottle. I give the helmet cam trend two more years.

    #636185
    Scooby2
    620 Posts

    re amka

    I love it! I am rolling on the floor laughing
    :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

    #636186
    HikeforTurns
    1113 Posts

    Wait, there are untracked lines in the Wasatch? :scratch:

    #636187
    wasatch surf
    979 Posts

    @scooby2 wrote:

    😆

    . . . seriously folks

    and video of me ripping them

    Please keep (some) adventure alive for the up and coming, mountains really do not need names, they know who they are

    :twocents:

    but how am i supposed to know where all the sicky sweet wasatch wiggle pow stash’s are unless someone post them on their helmet mounted P.O.V. cam?
    on a serious note if you ride the central wasatch and are implying that people such as myself are whoring out the wasatch by posting pics and vids from lines that are in every guide book, then you know you it’s about 10-15 years to late.

    @hikeforturns wrote:

    Wait, there are untracked lines in the Wasatch? :scratch:

    yeah especially in Day’s Fork. No heli’s or stick-up-their ass AT skiers either.

    #636188
    UTAH
    830 Posts

    Too funny.LOL, OMG. You can have this zone, you’ll have to get your drunk ass up there before the Solitude, Brighton, Alta, Cat skiers, Heli-skiers, Avy classes 1 and 2 and the other doh-doh brains like me who work 50 hours a week, have 2 kids and only get one day a week, maybe 2, maybe 8 depending on the vacation time spread too shred. But, but, but if you can then you can shred the same epic, stable, steep, pow that I did on a Sat and Sunday in thee, THEE, (THEE!) most popular well known spot in the Wasatch.
    [youtube:1pamkf4f]WWSRGi9XQww[/youtube:1pamkf4f]

    [youtube:1pamkf4f]F–1Rc1_ZsE[/youtube:1pamkf4f]

    Problem with the Wasatch (aside from heli-skiers, which is probably who’s tracking your FAVE, spots, OMG, LOL) is people think they need to take a crew of six to hold their hand everytime they go out. GO SOLO and stop bitching. AND DON’T NAME NAMES, unless it’s incredibly obvious. If splitboarding were a sport to me I wouldn’t bother with pics, but it’s an ART, something to be shared, celebrated (minus the names of spots) especially when your solo, misunderstood and looking to share your passion with people. :twocents:

    #636189
    Snurfer
    1448 Posts

    Tough subject & I don’t disagree with the point I think you are making…

    Few if any others on this forum would want to ride where I ride, and I actually prefer it that way.
    None of my favorite spots are named, so I make up my own.
    None of my favorite spots are hella gnar, or wicked ill, so at least for the time being I can still find the escapist experience I seek.

    But let’s face it, the Wasatch are a tiny range, so its sort of unrealistic to hold romantic notions about the obvious post card lines, and the obvious billy badass lines not showing up ad nauseum on forums.

    I get it, this mentality sort of defeats the entire reason ‘some of us’ chose this path (myself included), but it comes with the territory.
    Some riders want publicity, and they want it to be known what they rode.
    Their BC stoke comes from the public accolades that stem from their interpretation of the BC experience. Its the way it is, whether it be snowboarding or the music industry.
    Others still are somewhere in the middle. They like the community sharing of stoke, but they are not seeking notoriety outside the BC community.
    I believe most people are in this later group and I think they are all well intentioned.

    :twocents: 😀

    Shark Snowsurf Chuna
    Voile V-Tail 170 BC
    Voile One Ninety Five
    Spark R&D Arc

    #636190
    Snowvols
    291 Posts

    @hikeforturns wrote:

    Wait, there are untracked lines in the Wasatch? :scratch:

    This is the first thing I thought of when I saw this thread haha

    #636191
    fullers2oh
    525 Posts

    ok well i applaud the attempt at humor or sarcasm or whatever. are you trying to say it is not OK to post names of places as that would detract from the dventure of working out a new spot? really? or is this a more passive/aggressive way of you yelling at people for outing or calling attention to “your” spots? well regardless i could really give :twocents: :twocents: if i get to read a name in the TR’s just keep all the excellent utah TR stoke flowing. after all it must be miserable there, with all that powder snow. i mean it gets everywhere. what is one to do?

    p.s. just call everything mt gilbert!

    #636192
    BGnight
    1382 Posts

    My bitter old ass has vowed to not advertise local spots anymore (i even took down some videos on my vimeo so TGR beta seekers don’t see em…ya I know it’s stupid :roll:), but that’s just me being selfish. I’m not gonna yell at anyone for sharing their stoke on a spot though.
    Now if I want to post a TR I just make sure I call it Mt Gilbert and don’t snow good beta photos.

    I really want to go the Wasatch and find a popular powder farm spot just so I can make some huuuge, wide, GS turns out of spite next to all the wiggles. Or even just hack across everyones turns on a powder day just to piss em off. It’s sad yes, but that would really get my rocks off. Powder farming is evil.

    #636193
    digerati
    82 Posts

    Title got me. Sick Wasatch shred hooked me. Kudos mang, sick ripping! :thatrocks:

    #636194
    Wasatch_Don
    101 Posts

    I have several secret stashes that provide me with wonderful skiing long after the last storm. I don’t care if anyone knows about them, it’s not like they’re really secret as much as they’re just a complete pain to get to.

    If I have some nice pictures from “my” stash, I would sure share them. If someone wants to put in that much effort to ski “my” goods, have at it.

    I’ve always felt the mountains are to be shared with all the people with the skills/fitness/gear to go get it. I do agree that there needs to be some level of regulation, I don’t support snowmobiles in Cardiff or dirtbikes in Arches, areas designated for non-motorized use are a beautiful thing. However, I’m more than happy to see my fellow splitboarding brethren out hitting the goods… even if they’re “my” goods.

    People getting spun up on beta hitting the Internet is just silly. Being selfish with something that isn’t yours to begin with doesn’t make any sense to me.

    #636195
    lewmt
    570 Posts

    Holy shit I love Montana

    #636196
    Scooby2
    620 Posts

    As Wasatch Don said, the difficulty in getting to a lot of places always keeps it a good away from it all experience, coupled with the reality of the carpet being pulled out from under you.
    Utah, I always love a fun ride video, Voile 161 looks great against the snow. In fact I live vicariously through POV these days, my stats are 3 kids, significant health issues in the family, 6 day workweeks, 5 unfinished boards, number of turns this year = 0, so “my” stashes are all unridden . . . by me anyway 😆

    Film, Post, but leave a little mystery out there, so it isn’t like rolling up to Laniakea with 100 people out for all the newcomers. Codgers know where to go.

    Snow’s coming, start over, thanks for playing

    #636197
    lifelinksplit
    282 Posts

    Holy shit I love Montana

    awesome

    #636198
    wasatch surf
    979 Posts

    scooby…
    I agree that there doesn’t need to be a map to every run in the wasatch and I too get bent that there way more people in “my” spots this year it seems. and yeah you can blame that on blogs, TGR, POV etc… but the reality is over a million people live 20 minutes away from some of the best terrain in the world and unfortunately that terrain is located in a range that one person could easily traverse in a day. so in all reality it’s pretty amazing that this time of year I can spend two days touring from a well known trailhead in a “big” canyon with a 7-11 at the bottom and still have to break trail, get fresh turns, and actually encounter less than five people.

    Holy shit I love Montana

    montana is an amazing place and the greater yellowstone area is my home. but salt lake has it’s appeal as well, it’s pretty awesome that I can tour 3,000-5,000 vert easily everyday before or after work in a fairly inexpensive place to live and go to school. plus there are some of the most desolate places in the lower 48 within a few hours drive from salt lake. some of those places have some really big mountains with really big lines on them. holy shit i love utah.

    #636199
    lewmt
    570 Posts

    salt lake has it’s appeal as well, it’s pretty awesome that I can tour 3,000-5,000 vert easily everyday before or after work in a fairly inexpensive place to live and go to school.

    Sorry WS – didn’t mean to twist yer panties – my daughter left here for there for the reasons you describe – so I get the appeal. To each their own.

    Just that

    but the reality is over a million people live 20 minutes away from some of the best terrain in the world and unfortunately that terrain is located in a range that one person could easily traverse in a day.

    isn’t my thing. But that’s just me. Reading through all the previous commentary just helped me realize why living in perpetual poverty isn’t all that bad. :twocents:

    #636200
    Scooby2
    620 Posts

    @wasatch surf wrote:

    I can spend two days touring from a well known trailhead in a “big” canyon with a 7-11 at the bottom and still have to break trail, get fresh turns, and actually encounter less than five people.

    What if you spent two days trying to go touring, could not find a parking place at a trailhead and had to wait in line at switchbacks, and always had someone from somewhere riding down on top of you. Do you think 2020, 2030 will be like that or do you think that the effort and (should be) needed experience/weaker snow cycles will keep things reasonable?

    Obviously growth+change is inevitable, but its pretty different from 20 years ago, hopefully not the same amount of change from here to 2030. The available media and speed of communication seem like quite a catalyst.

    #636201
    jive stick
    110 Posts

    I’ve been wandering for more than 35 years. Would also have to accept some responsibility for split boards. I was selfish.
    Yesterday I went and skied a line off the peak in the middle of the photo.

    Don’t know anyone else that’s done it except for my partners. Easy way is from the mouth of City Creek canyon. It’s a well known trail head in a big canyon.
    Be my guest.
    I didn’t make the world welcome here but, there ain’t shit I can do about it so, I use every means available to find the untracked, including the internet.

    wowasatch.com

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