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    SMUGGS- Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday

    I've been hitting Smuggs each day this week for afternoon turns. No lift lines and each run I was pretty much completely alone on the trails.

    Conditions have been a mix of everything from Powder to ice to exposed rock. Most runs off of Sterling are open with the exception of a few. I was actually surprised at how little coverage some of the runs had and were still open such as Upper Exhibition.



    I missed the Thanksgiving Storm since I had to return to NY to visit family however there was plenty of powder out there if you are willing to bootpack out a little ways. I hiked up over to Madonna and found the goods =)

    Huge whales running all the way down Black Snake (I think). Lots of fun to grind the ridges and jump off.

    It's getting warm up there today with potential rain. The base should hold though. There is much more natural snow out there than you might think.

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    Nice to see some natural snow laying around. Nice pics.
    My couch might pull out but I send it.

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    Awesome! That first picture looks like a painting!

    Skiing for 2016-2017 - 23 outings:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Huck_It_Baby View Post
    I've been hitting Smuggs each day this week for afternoon turns. No lift lines and each run I was pretty much completely alone on the trails.

    Conditions have been a mix of everything from Powder to ice to exposed rock. Most runs off of Sterling are open with the exception of a few. I was actually surprised at how little coverage some of the runs had and were still open such as Upper Exhibition.

    I missed the Thanksgiving Storm since I had to return to NY to visit family however there was plenty of powder out there if you are willing to bootpack out a little ways. I hiked up over to Madonna and found the goods =)

    Huge whales running all the way down Black Snake (I think). Lots of fun to grind the ridges and jump off.

    It's getting warm up there today with potential rain. The base should hold though. There is much more natural snow out there than you might think.

    Smuggs6.jpg
    Smuggs2.jpg
    Smuggs4.jpg
    Smuggs5.jpg
    Smuggs3.jpg
    Is that 3rd one a pic from Shuttle?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadMadWorld View Post
    Is that 3rd one a pic from Shuttle?
    Yep. Well fourth pic down.

    I traversed into the H. Squirts to check them out then would hike up Shuttle to get over to fresh snow on Madonna.

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    Your so lucky to live up there go get the powder and please post some great pictures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scotty View Post
    Your so lucky to live up there go get the powder and please post some great pictures.
    Forgot to mention Scotty it's all free skiing right now because I have the Bash Badge+ and it's early season so there is no fee =)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Huck_It_Baby View Post
    Yep. Well fourth pic down.

    I traversed into the H. Squirts to check them out then would hike up Shuttle to get over to fresh snow on Madonna.
    Right that's what I meant. How was the snow in the Squirts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadMadWorld View Post
    Right that's what I meant. How was the snow in the Squirts?
    Not enough snow for the steepest sections high up...not really "skiable" but traversable to find some pockets. Still a ton of undergrowth but not bad for first week of December!

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    Awesome.

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