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  1. #31
    Quote Originally Posted by urungus View Post
    Next time I am at Pico I am hoping to try the Summit Glades, Birch Glades, and Upper Giant Killer and would love to hear peoples thoughts on how they compare in difficulty to the other runs off the Summit. Looking at the satellite, both glades look pretty wide open, which would be good for me.
    I'm clearly a little late to the party on this thread...but just saw this now. Summit Glades and Birch Glades are both pretty much trails with a few trees in the middle.

    Here's a pic of Summit Glades from back in 2011 when I was last at Pico:
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    And here's a pic of Birch Glades from that same trip:
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    Upper Giant Killer from my memory was the most challenging trail off the summit. It had lots of big bumps. Although I also really sucked at bumps back when I last skied it (probably ~15 years ago) so my opinion today might be different if I skied it again.

  2. #32

    Giant Killer and the adjoining glades have been stellar this month

    Its been a stellar this month for sure....

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    This is our latest video - its not really a trip report though we hope you all like it.



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    Enjoyed it, thanks!


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  5. #35
    Quote Originally Posted by SkiRay View Post
    Giant Killer and the adjoining glades have been stellar this month
    Its been a stellar this month for sure....
    What is the preferred way to start Giant Killer (Red, Green, Yellow, Blue)? If you take the Blue route, can you claim to have skied “all of Giant Killer” ? Does the Red route have uphill parts ?

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  6. #36
    Either green, which is a very short hike around the Patrol station, or blue, which is what I usually do because it's easier and you're only missing a few turns anyway.
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  7. #37
    Quote Originally Posted by bdfreetuna View Post
    Either green, which is a very short hike around the Patrol station, or blue, which is what I usually do because it's easier and you're only missing a few turns anyway.
    Thanks. Took the blue route this afternoon. (Red route was roped off where Summit Glades splits off ... how are you supposed to get to the old Poma line, do you have to duck the rope?). Great conditions today, soft bumps and no ice. Almost didn’t do Upper Giant Killer ... Went down Summit Glades for the first time too, earlier in the day. Pretty big bumps and was pretty tired by the time I made it to the bottom. “If this is only a single black and Giant Killer is a double ...” But despite the rating, I found Giant Killer to be less challenging than Summit Glades ... really there’s only the one steep section at the start, and it’s quite wide so there were many lines to choose from

    Also had fun bombing down groomed Sunset 71 / Sunset Schuss and Slope B. Nice surface even in the afternoon, hadn’t been skied out at all. Not too many people there, there was no wait for the Little Pico Triple nor at the Summit Quad.

    Pico was 100% open and the base was holding up well. Sun even came out a few times!

    Looking back up Upper Giant Killer:

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    How do I get rid of this sideways pic:
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    Last edited by urungus; Mar 25, 2018 at 8:54 PM.

  8. #38
    officially the policy is don't ski Poma Line as it requires ducking that rope they have up

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    2016/2017: * = powder day
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