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  • June Skiboarding at Closed Ski Area

    Great day solo climbing and skiboarding today at Alpine Meadows which has been closed since May 19. Mega snow year and there is still great coverage . Squaw next door is still open for lift serve on weekends in June Friday through Sunday .. This month you can get lift tickets for 5 dollars on Fridays if you buy them 48 hours ahead of time which is a super deal . Squaw will open all the way until July 7th . Mammoth down south a bit has announced they will stay open for lift serve until August!! But I really enjoy the quiet and the adventure of just climbing up and skiing down without all the people !
    Spliffs are great for going up and down! Using the backcountry modified receptor binding that Slow invented. Works great!
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    Boards :
    Spliffs
    Condors
    Crossbows
    Sherpa

    Boot:
    K2 BFC 100

    Bindings:
    Zero Pro Non release Binding
    Modified Receptor Backcountry Bindings (Bill Version and Slow Version)
    Spruce ProPrime Plus Binding/Riser with Attack 13 GW binding
    Custom Risers with Fritschi Backcountry Bindings (Jeff Singer version 1, Bill version)

  • #2
    Nice! Looks like you had a beautiful day out there.

    I'd find it tough to turn down a $5 lift ticket... I'm already counting the days until next season.


    The 7 is almost melted out here, so I'll be doing that mission in the next few weeks. Not really the same thing, as it's an hour and a half of dirt hiking for a 30 second (at best) snow section, but it's a bit of a local tradition. The old timers say it doesn't count unless you do it naked, but I haven't gone that far yet. It's breezy up there!
    Make Skiboarding Sexy Again

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    • #3
      That looks like a great adventure

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      • #4
        What's under the sinkhole in pic #3?

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        Current Favorites:
        RVL8 Yin/Yang Blunts, Spruce Sherpas (x2) & Ospreys, Coda custom Yetis v1 140
        Spruce Pro Primes w/Attack 13's (x 4), Bomber Elite 1
        Other boards I'm trying:
        Summit Custom Carbon 110, Dynastar Twin 85, Coda custom Yetis v2 145

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Fedfan View Post
          What's under the sinkhole in pic #3?

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          It 's a big low spot in the ground , as the snow melts over it it collapses , happens every spring that I am up there , during the winter not obvious. .
          Boards :
          Spliffs
          Condors
          Crossbows
          Sherpa

          Boot:
          K2 BFC 100

          Bindings:
          Zero Pro Non release Binding
          Modified Receptor Backcountry Bindings (Bill Version and Slow Version)
          Spruce ProPrime Plus Binding/Riser with Attack 13 GW binding
          Custom Risers with Fritschi Backcountry Bindings (Jeff Singer version 1, Bill version)

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          • #6
            Was up there again today. A week of hot weather makes the sink hole look like this

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            Boards :
            Spliffs
            Condors
            Crossbows
            Sherpa

            Boot:
            K2 BFC 100

            Bindings:
            Zero Pro Non release Binding
            Modified Receptor Backcountry Bindings (Bill Version and Slow Version)
            Spruce ProPrime Plus Binding/Riser with Attack 13 GW binding
            Custom Risers with Fritschi Backcountry Bindings (Jeff Singer version 1, Bill version)

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            • #7
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              171cm/190lbs
              Current Favorites:
              RVL8 Yin/Yang Blunts, Spruce Sherpas (x2) & Ospreys, Coda custom Yetis v1 140
              Spruce Pro Primes w/Attack 13's (x 4), Bomber Elite 1
              Other boards I'm trying:
              Summit Custom Carbon 110, Dynastar Twin 85, Coda custom Yetis v2 145

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Fedfan View Post
                [emoji848]

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                Not obvious from the picture is that there are multiple streams running underneath the packed snow that come down the mountain and converge in this depression undercutting the snow and causing it to collapse . If you stand above the hole you can see all kinds of streamlets running out from underneath the snow and coverging in this area and then continuing down the hill underneath the snow .Late in the season like this it is weird to ride on top of the snow and hear rushing water beneath you . If you are not careful you can fall right through rotten warm snow right into the stream beneath....
                Boards :
                Spliffs
                Condors
                Crossbows
                Sherpa

                Boot:
                K2 BFC 100

                Bindings:
                Zero Pro Non release Binding
                Modified Receptor Backcountry Bindings (Bill Version and Slow Version)
                Spruce ProPrime Plus Binding/Riser with Attack 13 GW binding
                Custom Risers with Fritschi Backcountry Bindings (Jeff Singer version 1, Bill version)

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                • #9
                  I noticed the same thing happening at Ashland a week ago. Only it was a trickle under about 4-6" of snow, not streams under the massive amount it looks like you all still have. How much longer do you reckon it will be worth getting out on, Jack?

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                  171cm/190lbs
                  Current Favorites:
                  RVL8 Yin/Yang Blunts, Spruce Sherpas (x2) & Ospreys, Coda custom Yetis v1 140
                  Spruce Pro Primes w/Attack 13's (x 4), Bomber Elite 1
                  Other boards I'm trying:
                  Summit Custom Carbon 110, Dynastar Twin 85, Coda custom Yetis v2 145

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Fedfan View Post
                    I noticed the same thing happening at Ashland a week ago. Only it was a trickle under about 4-6" of snow, not streams under the massive amount it looks like you all still have. How much longer do you reckon it will be worth getting out on, Jack?

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                    There is still plenty of snow to last into July, problem is snow is getting badly sun cupped from the hot sun causing a very bumpy ride! In the foreground of the picture above you can see how bumpy it is!
                    Boards :
                    Spliffs
                    Condors
                    Crossbows
                    Sherpa

                    Boot:
                    K2 BFC 100

                    Bindings:
                    Zero Pro Non release Binding
                    Modified Receptor Backcountry Bindings (Bill Version and Slow Version)
                    Spruce ProPrime Plus Binding/Riser with Attack 13 GW binding
                    Custom Risers with Fritschi Backcountry Bindings (Jeff Singer version 1, Bill version)

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