skiing is fun

January 17, 2013

I like backcountry skiing. I’m not awesome, and I’m not fast, but sometimes the awesome and fast guys accidentally include me on the invite, and then are too embarrassed to uninvite me.

That happened twice recently. Yay me.

First, we got a big group out to hit the Pink Pine upper ridge in LCC. Once you’re past the booter, the whole northeast face of that ridge is a series of great shots, all of which are skiable.

Well. That is, we had skis on our feet. The middle portion gets a little spicy, at least for the likes of me.

Then last week, we hit the Superior shoulder in LCC with a well-deserved afternoon tour. We conga-lined our way up to Pole Line pass, and along the ridge to Two Trees, the first real south facing shot once you’re around Cardiff Peak. While we could feel the bottom (ha ha ha ha ha), the boot-top super light on top was well well worth it. And sometimes the apron is the best part. This time, for example.

 

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8 Responses to “skiing is fun”

  1. kanyonkris Says:

    Good videos, sweet skiing.

    Talking Heads, yes!

  2. Aaron Says:

    I think you’re supposed to straight line that part in the first video at 1:30.

  3. Anonymous Says:

    yup. skiing is fun. except for that skinning up part.

  4. bikemike Says:

    I’m glad you turned this thing back on. To quote Timmons from Dances with Wolves. “I’ll bet someone back east is going, now why don’t he write”.


  5. […] friends (Dug, Rick Sunderlage [not his real name], Mark, Adam) have a Winter sport they go on: backcountry skiing. Naturally, they all would very much like me to join them skiing, by which I mean: none of them […]


  6. […] friends (Dug, Rick Sunderlage [not his real name], Mark, Adam) have a Winter sport they go on: backcountry skiing. Naturally, they all would very much like me to join them skiing, by which I mean: none of them […]


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