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  • #677748
    WhitePine
    503 Posts

    Dan – I went to http://utahskimo.org/ to check out the races you’re talking about. Where are the races held? Maybe I’m blind but I didn’t see any maps or race details. Just vagueries about Wasatch or Logan races.

    #677749
    Snurfer
    1448 Posts

    @WhitePine wrote:

    Dan – I went to http://utahskimo.org/ to check out the races you’re talking about. Where are the races held? Maybe I’m blind but I didn’t see any maps or race details. Just vagueries about Wasatch or Logan races.

    http://utahskimo.org/race-schedule/

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

    #677750
    WhitePine
    503 Posts

    @Snurfer wrote:

    @WhitePine wrote:

    Dan – I went to http://utahskimo.org/ to check out the races you’re talking about. Where are the races held? Maybe I’m blind but I didn’t see any maps or race details. Just vagueries about Wasatch or Logan races.

    http://utahskimo.org/race-schedule/

    I see Vertfest in March is at Brighton but locations aren’t listed for the other races.

    #677751
    wasatch surf
    979 Posts

    I’m assuming these are all at Brighton as that is where they have been in the past and Brighton is the only resort that is stoked on the idea. I hope they are there as that is where i’ll be showing up.

    #677752
    Snurfer
    1448 Posts

    Broke a hellluva lot of trail today, brutal. Dug some impressive trenches in the flats, exiting in ski mode was the only way out today.
    North facing was dicey in the area of travel, definite softslab forming over old facets. Clean shear on 3 from the elbow, lots of timber, etc… 9500”.
    Bailed for south facing ‘deer gardens’ and rode blower pow through the grasses.

    Farming the deer garden (S facing from 9600′, 25°)

    Figure I’d add my snow nerd contribution as well, my pit was very similar to Nic’s N/NW at about 8600′

    Poles were plunging below my knees on almost every step for five miles – my back hurts like hell

    Shooting cracks from numerous collapses while breaking trail. Remarkably this slope was under 15° (N/NW) 9000′

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

    #677753
    UTAH
    830 Posts

    Didn’t get too crazy today but did get a chance to dork out on an upper E/NEast facing slope right off the ridge that was probably pretty representative of most starting zones, lots of windloading. Some notes I took down 70cm total, 25cm light density on top of 20cm 4 finger hard slab on top of 25cm facets. Columns failed on isolation, ECT’s were around 12. Pretty clean shears.

    Saw Doug getting crazy heading up BT, right on Doug. Take care

    #677754
    TheGOODS
    8 Posts

    Hey Guys, Nice thread you’ve got going here. I’m leaving the snow barren sierra nevada for the homeland in a few hours. I’m hoping to get a few good laps/hikes in while I’m so near the Wasatch, especially after this storm that just hit. I don’t have any skinning partners lined up other than my cousin(first timer) on Wednesday. I don’t feel too comfortable out there alone in terrain I’m not familiar with, so I was hoping someone wouldn’t mind taking a few laps with me, or pointing me in the right direction of trailheads that access some more predictable, safer zones. Also keen to do more advanced routes, just not solo. I’m available to hike Monday-Friday. Will be staying in the Holiday area of SLC and I do have 4×4 transport. Feel free to reply, PM or text me. Thanks in advance and be safe out there!

    Devin
    925-963-0952

    #677755
    Snowvols
    291 Posts

    @wasatch surf wrote:

    I’m assuming these are all at Brighton as that is where they have been in the past and Brighton is the only resort that is stoked on the idea. I hope they are there as that is where i’ll be showing up.

    They are always at BRighton. I can’t wait to kick some skiers ass again this year. Like you Dan, I will be coming straight off the couch so I might chicken out of Thursday’s race. They are super fun and only a handful of splitters turn out. They do not have a splitboard division which is unfortunate.

    #677756
    Snurfer
    1448 Posts

    Corey, Dan and Logan look forward to suffering with you. Do we have to register as skimo members, it sure reads like we do….

    The Memberships page has been updated with a waiver for this season. Utah Ski Mountaineering is now a full fledged 501(c)(3) non-profit and we would like to invite you to become a member to help support the growth of ski mountaineering in Utah. Membership provides a free entry to all the races in the Wasatch, Logan and Ogden.

    The first race is next Thursday, so please register and please print, sign and bring the waiver with you.

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

    #677757
    Snowvols
    291 Posts

    Yes! Split Party :disco:

    For insurance reasons they want you to register and pay the small fee. I did last year, but I know a lot of people do not. I guess the older I get the more I like playing by the rules. I will register and pay the fee again this year.

    #677758
    WhitePine
    503 Posts

    I like the idea of paying because it flips that commitment switch in my brain and I’m more likely to go and participate than bail at the last minute. From a fitness perspective, this sounds like something I want to be a part of. Probably won’t make it this week due to a grad school project and Thanksgiving festivities but I going to seriously consider joining.

    #677759
    Snowvols
    291 Posts

    @WhitePine wrote:

    I like the idea of paying because it flips that commitment switch in my brain and I’m more likely to go and participate than bail at the last minute. From a fitness perspective, this sounds like something I want to be a part of. Probably won’t make it this week due to a grad school project and Thanksgiving festivities but I going to seriously consider joining.

    I highly recommend it to everyone. Last year was a complete blast. I got to talk a lot of ish with skiers on how superior splitboarding was. They would pass me in transitions, but on the downhill and the uphill I would pass them. I always kept a mental tab on which place I was in. I won a few in the splitboard division but there were generally less than 10 total. If you can’t taste blood in your mouth are you really racing hard enough?

    #677760
    Snurfer
    1448 Posts

    Good points, my biggest issue is that I have zero interest in the series, just the TG event.

    Unlike other racing I do, they don’t provide much; no aid, no official timing, no shirts, prizes (not for snowboarders)… If your not doing the skimo points circuit, you’re paying $40 to go to what amounts to a series of meet-ups. That and I have zero desire to do this at night when most of the events have previously been held.

    As far as ‘racing” I’m too slow for a race that only lasts an hour, give me a 4-5 hour event and I’m sure I’d do okay…

    But I digress…
    I’ve sent them a request for clarification, as it used to be like five bucks and the waiver for the one race. If it pans out I’ll see some of you there, if not I’m sure we’ll cross skin tracks doing what we really want to be doing – descending powder :guinness:

    [edit] $8 donation + waiver per individual race

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

    #677761
    mar123
    370 Posts

    Few obs from this evening up in LCC

    Took a couple laps off of Emma ridge, didn’t observe any instabilities…Coverage was good but still hit a rock, thigh deep blower out there!! :headbang: sorry no action shots

    big crown in silver

    #677762
    wasatch surf
    979 Posts

    some gorgeous tracks down flagstaff and binx today. Buckchow and I wondered up to twin lakes pass in arctic temps and wind yesterday. god i’m fat. still it felt great to get on a skins and out of the god forsaken valley.

    I don’t know about everyone else but the switch from 70 degree temps and sunlight to darkness at 4:30 and winter temps has really messed with my mental fortitude this year. Stoked for sunny days and carefree pow soon.

    #677763
    SwitchBack
    136 Posts

    Felt like more like March today with the warms temps and dense snow. Skin wax would have been useful today on south facing slopes. The dense snow plus low tide conditions is making it pretty fun out there.

    #677764
    Snurfer
    1448 Posts

    Nice line Switchback!

    I was able to sneak off from work around noon to poke around in BCC – Snow was rain saturated at the highway and up to about 8200′. Well above the rain line, south facing was getting pretty sun hammered and gloppy.

    N/NW had really settled out compared to Sunday. The settled storm snow, dense wind whip and loose pow rode super well from the 9800′ ridge down to around 8500′. The exit through the soggy shallow snow was spicy to say the least!

    Spotted some sun rollers and point releases on south facing, but otherwise noted no instabilities. Extended warm spell won’t be kind.

    Hope to see some SB.com folks at the skimo hill tomorrow, gobble, gobble :guinness:

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

    #677765
    UTAH
    830 Posts

    Happy Thanksgiving. A little late posting but I don’t think things are going to change too drastically. Looked like everything E-Nfacing upper elevation saw some natural activity. N facing was releasing to the ground.

    Dug in a protected Nfacing aspects kinda in the trees around 9000 or so. Columns failed on isolation at the ground but couldn’t get anything on my ECTs, I may not have been isolating the back good enough. Pic for snow depth.


    Efacing had seen alot of natural acitivity and wind loading. Some large wall to wall slides. Was able to get a nice size cornice down on some Efacing hangfire with no results. Dug a pit off the ridge around 10,5 on the same slope that had cycled. Found three layers producing clean shears but none were reactive.


    Turns were creamy breakable windboard on Efacing, supportable cream in the lower Nfacing trees.


    Take care.

    #677766
    Snurfer
    1448 Posts

    Looking good Nic! thanks for keeping the info flowing and the stoke high.

    Dan and I did the skimo race this morning and it was really fun! I take back what I said about the prizes – very generous swag distribution. Positive vibes abounded. Thanks Dan!

    Definitely thankful for my improved health, family, friends, positive community and natural places in which to interact under ones own power. :headbang: Hunters bootpacking in the skinner, not so much :nononno:

    Cheers :guinness:

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

    #677767
    wasatch surf
    979 Posts

    hell yeah today was good time. good to get my ass kicked and remind me where i’m at. thanks again doug! Happy Thanksgiving everyone.

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