K's Last Day 5/22/14

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    K's Last Day 5/18/14

    Date(s) Skied: 5/18/14

    Resort or Ski Area: Killington, VTr

    Conditions: Awesome corn bumps, mud, grass, rocks

    Trip Report:
    I didn't think I'd be up to a 500 mile day trip so soon after my trip out West, but since I don't have a passport, or an enhanced NYS driver's licence, it was this weekend or November. I remembered mister moose had some K vouchers that were going to go unused, so I dropped him a PM on the way. Thank you very much mister moose, the gas was enough, tank and a half, 24 gallons, premium, $4.19 per.



    I pulled into the K1 lot at about 9:30, mister moose kindly delivered a ticket to me. This is the first time in the last three years I've had to down hike the headwall of Superstar. Did they blow less snow on it than previous years?
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    Where there was snow, it was perfect. There were two bare spots in the middle that were easily skied across if you were on rock skis.
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    As I got ready for my second run, I noticed people ducking the rope on Skyelark, I decided to follow. Skyelark skied great, it took much less effort than the deep, steep bumps on Superstar. There were even more bare spots to negotiate than on SS. I made three runs down it, alternating runs on SS. Finally SP was posted at the rope to keep people off. The only reason I can see why they didn't have it open, there were some crevasses near the bottom that could have been bad news for someone if they didn't avoid them, or hop over them.
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    I had hoped to meet up with mister moose at the summit at 5, but I was spent by 3. If I'd been able to continue to alternate between SS and Skyelarke, I may have made it to close. SS bumps kicked my ass!
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    The infamous "S"

    So, my 2013-2014 season started at K in early November, I think, and ended at K today, the circle is complete on a stellar season. Now, on to Summer things.

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    Last edited by Cornhead; May 18, 2014 at 10:06 PM.
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    Nice work! Looks like a great final day.

    BTW - Not too bad a May of skiing you're having.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cornhead View Post
    Date(s) Skied: 5/22/14

    Resort or Ski Area: Killington, VTr
    Are you a time traveler? May 22 is this coming Thursday.
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    P.S. mister moose informed me that it was snowing at the top Superstar at close!
    Thanks, ski3po, no complaints, manged to thoroughly enjoy this season despite physical set backs. Hopefully this old body will be more up to the challenge next year.

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    Looks like definitely worth hiking for. I doubt I would have paid for lift tickets either. Good thing you had vouchers. So you meant the 18th right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Abubob View Post
    Looks like definitely worth hiking for. I doubt I would have paid for lift tickets either. Good thing you had vouchers. So you meant the 18th right?
    Doh! I'm cornfused, back to reality tomorrow, then I'll know what day it is. My Brother just retired, I told him he should start going to church, he thought I thought he needed redemption, I said, no, so you'll know what day of the week it is.

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    Even the tree's were still in skiers right on lower Supe. Perfect weather day. You did better than me Cornhead, 6 runs & done for me. I wanted to do Skyelark/Bitter my last run but as you said ski patrol stopped me. I may have lasted a few more runs if I had been able to take it a little easier. A lot of good skiers out there today. Stopped for awhile & said goodbye to the K-Zone crew as I was leaving. Mister Moose wasn't present at the time.

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    Nice way to end the season Cornhead. hopefully well start off at K in Oct and make it their a few times next winter. No oictures of women in Bikinkis?

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    I think its safe to say that Cornhead is the recipient of the 2013-14 AlpineZone Trip Report "Most Hardcore/Dedicated" Poster of the Year award.
    The dedication/passion this man has for skiing is impressive. Ever tracked how many miles you put on your car from Oct-May?
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    Quote Originally Posted by xwhaler View Post
    I think its safe to say that Cornhead is the recipient of the 2013-14 AlpineZone Trip Report "Most Hardcore/Dedicated" Poster of the Year award.
    The dedication/passion this man has for skiing is impressive. Ever tracked how many miles you put on your car from Oct-May?
    Thanks x, nope on the mileage, but I bought my Impreza new in Nov 2011, I have 60,000 miles on it, over 75% in the Winter. I mostly just drive it to work and back in the off season, 10 miles round trip. I'm considering leaving my snows on for the Summer, they've seen their last Winter. The only concern I have doing this is my Summer tires may dry rot if I don't use up their tread.

    This has been my best season by far despite putting on 30lbs prior, and injuring my knee, I wouldn't be surprised if the two are related. It would've been even better if I were healthier. I missed out on a guided side country tour by Huck_It_Baby at Stowe, and I would've skied the East Wall at A Basin. That's OK, it'll be great motivation to get my knee taken care of, and get back on track to get my weight back down. I'd be tickled pink to get down to 200lbs, currently 255lbs. The lowest I got recently was 215lbs, that was with 40 miles of road bike riding per day prior to buying the Impreza. I've been anywhere between 165lbs and 315lbs in my adult life, yeah real healthy, I know. The heaviest I've skied at was probably about 280, watch out kiddies, graphic physics lesson coming down the hill!

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