Saturday, February 28, 2009

Tram Face Competition Day #1

Day 1 of the Tram Face Competition took place yesterday afternoon.  The venue for day 1 was held back in Silverado.  Spectators cheered on the best skiers and snowboarders in the world. The competition was tight and the riders made nice use of the features on China Wall.  We are all praying for more snow in hopes of the Tram Face going down.

Elyse Saugstad Wins Day 1

Seb Machaud throwing a really cool spread eagle off the Drifter on China Wall!

The judging panel hard at work!  

Jeremy Jones doing what Jeremy Jones does.  Winning!

Jeremy Jones and Xavier De Le Rue Day 1 winners.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Tucked Away In The Trees

George, Greg, and Myself decided to go on a little dawn patrol mission yesterday.  This is what we found:

A little break after are trek through the woods in the dark.

Pillows In Tahoe What?

Gregger surf turning a nice little pow field!

George Farming!

Mainly a scouting mission, but we definately found some goods.  It's not easy to find scary pillow lines in Tahoe.  Now all I need are some portable flash units.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Sick February Storm Cycle!

Squaw is Full on Firing right now!  One ripping pow day after the other.  This is why I Love this place!

Not a bad Forecast huh?

This Radar image definately does not suck.

KT First Chairs 2/14/09

Gregger Shredding!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Wolverine Cirque

Maybe one day that chair will join Squaw Valley and everything in between with Alpine Meadows.  Oh, what a pleasant thought.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Timy Silver Peak Blue Bird Pow

Timy Dutton getting some early morning blue bird powder on Silver Peak!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Blower Pow In Squaw Valley USA

Finally, in the first of a barrage of storm expected to hit the Tahoe area during the month of February, Tahoe locals got Face Shots!  My buddy George Hjelte & I worked a secret stash of tree skiing pow goodness late in the afternoon.  Blower Utah In Squallywood!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Low Tide Exploration & New Ski Zones

It is now February 5Th, 2009 & we are sitting on a 50 inch base here in Lake Tahoe.  Given our low snow pack it makes skiing and filming very difficult.  This is my 8Th season in Tahoe and I have never experienced such a low snow pack for this time of year.  Given these conditions you can either travel or stick it out and explore new zones and work with what you have.  I have chosen to stick it out.  Money is tight and really I don't think the skiing is much better anywhere else in the US right now.
The past two months have been spent resort skiing and exploring new back country zones with my snowmobile and my own two feet.  Below are some pictures of some new zones that I believe have great potential for skiing and filming once the snow decides to fly.

Cliff Peak South East Exposure a very steep pitch with lots of skiing and filming potential located deep in Desolation Wilderness.

Top of Cliff Peak South East Exposure Super Low Tide

Ming Poon top of Cliff Peak South East Exposure

Fire Lookout peak super secret stash!

Another Secret Stash!

Hopefully winter will turn on here and I will have pictures of us Shredding these zones!