Category Archives: 2017 USA skiing

Day 22 Mon Feb 13 Sacramento – LAX – ?????

Had a lousy night’s sleep – the events of the afternoon seemed to keep replaying – so was quite late dragging myself out of bed and eventually out of the motel (helped by a midday checkout).  Did a proper bag … Continue reading

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Day 21 Sun Feb 12 Carson City – Heavenly – Sacramento – NOT LAX – NOT MEL

So, how can a day start so well and end so screwed up?  Beautiful morning and once finally packed up headed up the stunning Kingsbury Grade on th eastern side of the Sierra.  Was trying to get to the Stagecoach … Continue reading

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Day 20 Sat Feb 11. Kirkwood 2000m vertical

Maybe I’m just worn out … Was up early enjoying the novelty of a clear cool morning but somehow still managed to not get away all that early.  Looks like I’m 0 for 3 re my rule about lift skiing … Continue reading

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Day 19 Fri Feb 10. Winnemucca – Northstar – Carson City 1600m vertical (50600 total)

New day, new challenges. Up very early ready for a quick dash to Tahoe so I could be skiing mid morning.  Just a few problems with that.  Multiple road closures with snow, mudslides, rockslides, floods.  2 foot of snow overnight. … Continue reading

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Day 18 Thur Feb 9. McCall – Winnemucca NV

Soggy, very soggy With absolutely no chance of a ski today there was no need to rush out and enjoyed the chance for a cooked breakfast while I could.  Grabbed a coffee heading out of town – ordinary coffee, acceptable … Continue reading

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Day 17 Wed Feb 8. Brundage 5400m vertical (49000 total)

And on the eighth consecutive day of fresh snow he wondered if it would ever end – but suspected it would very soon … Only a little fresh overnight but snowing lightly when I headed out.  Grabbed a quite acceptable coffee … Continue reading

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Day 16 Tue Feb 7. McCall

Sitting in my little bungalow looking out at the snow wafting down – it’s a tough life.  Meant to be a relative lull in the precipitation today which (along with the fact that my legs are stuffed) is part of … Continue reading

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Day 15 Mon Feb 6. Grangeville – Brundage – McCall 4200m vertical (43600 total)

What a great way to start the final week! Warm (relatively) and windy leaving Grangeville this morning as first light starting to appear.  Most of the latter part of the drive  yesterday and at first this morning wasn’t all that … Continue reading

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Day 14 Sun Feb 5. Missoula – Lookout Pass – Grangeville ID 1500m vertical (39400 total)

What a difference a day makes.  Last nights warming trend kept up and this morning temp was up around freezing and the car was wet rather than snow covered.  Yesterday marked the furthest point north for this trip and the … Continue reading

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Day 13 Sat Feb 4 Whitefish 3500m vertical (37900 total)

A day of challenges.  The storm has continued on track and the first challenge was getting out of the motel car park and only slightly less challenging negotiating the main street of downtown Missoula.  Tried the second coffee place downtown … Continue reading

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