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Loon June 1, 2014

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This is a silly trip report but whatever. Yesterday while driving on the Kanc I noticed that Loon's park still had some substantial whales of snow. So this morning I grabbed my board and a shovel and hiked up. There were 4 major whales and some other little patches. I was planning to shovel some snow to fill the gaps between the whales but when I got up there I realized the were spaced a lot further apart than they looked. Oh well, the grass was wet enough to slide on. All in all I got maybe 20 turns on hardpack snow, wet grass, and mud. Kind of dumb but fun nonetheless.

Looking up:
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Looking Down:
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This board thought he was done for good:
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Was anyone else out there getting their June turns?


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I was up at 5 but driving to Logan to drop Karen off for a trip to London and Stuggart.
 

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The ski season ain't over 'til ALL the snow is gone. Way to go out there and get it
 

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Awesome Cannonball. I'm glad I wasn't the only silly one on June 1.

SkiNEwhere...right you are. There is still fair amount of snow left in Tuckerman Ravine. Anyone for some silly July turns? Tomorrow looks like a wonderful day. :-D

That sounds like a great plan.... For a madman! :D

I'm going to get my July & August turns further south. But come September I'll be looking to you for guidance on how to make through the whole calendar.
 

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That sounds like a great plan.... For a madman! :D

I'm going to get my July & August turns further south.

Xanadu is open???? :grin: :grin::grin:

Seriously, that is awesome. Where are you going?

But come September I'll be looking to you for guidance on how to make through the whole calendar.

Normally I would reserve the big trip on a plane to get the hardest months in the East (August and September). Big trip for lifts that either be West (Mt. Hood), South (Chile and Argentina), South-West (Australia or New Zealand), East (the Alps) or really mad...South-East (South Africa). I've done West, South and East. New Zealand has been on my 'list' since 1984.

2006 - PNW family vacation with 2 days skiing for each month.
2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 & 2012 - South America is big and there are many ski regions.
2011 - Family vacation in my in-laws (France). Took advantage of checking out a few summer ski areas in the Alps.
2013 - A quick trip to Oregon on FF points.

July in the East - you can generally get enough snow to make some decent turns.
October - there is almost always snow somewhere. Either natural or someone opens up. This is probably the most stressful if you absolutely want to connect with the next season.
 

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Xanadu is open???? :grin: :grin::grin:

Seriously, that is awesome. Where are you going?



Normally I would reserve the big trip on a plane to get the hardest months in the East (August and September). Big trip for lifts that either be West (Mt. Hood), South (Chile and Argentina), South-West (Australia or New Zealand), East (the Alps) or really mad...South-East (South Africa). I've done West, South and East. New Zealand has been on my 'list' since 1984.

2006 - PNW family vacation with 2 days skiing for each month.
2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 & 2012 - South America is big and there are many ski regions.
2011 - Family vacation in my in-laws (France). Took advantage of checking out a few summer ski areas in the Alps.
2013 - A quick trip to Oregon on FF points.

July in the East - you can generally get enough snow to make some decent turns.
October - there is almost always snow somewhere. Either natural or someone opens up. This is probably the most stressful if you absolutely want to connect with the next season.

Yeah, that's the way to do it for sure. I will be in working in Chile the first week of August. So I'm taking advantage of that trip to go early and catch July & August turns. In a perfect world I would have pushed that back a month. So September will be a struggle, but we'll find a way! Any snow in Newfie in Sept? Been trying for years to plan a trip there to visit my wife's ancestry. Might be a good excuse.
 

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Yeah, that's the way to do it for sure. I will be in working in Chile the first week of August. So I'm taking advantage of that trip to go early and catch July & August turns. In a perfect world I would have pushed that back a month. So September will be a struggle, but we'll find a way! Any snow in Newfie in Sept? Been trying for years to plan a trip there to visit my wife's ancestry. Might be a good excuse.

There is probably some snow somewhere in Newfoundland & Labrador like the Torngats, but it wouldn't be on the island and pretty difficult to get to. Probably cheaper to fly South. Newfoundland (Western part) would be good in April/May, I believe, much like the Presidentials & Chic Chocs.

My first year of the ski streak, I didn't really own I wanted to do it, until I kept pushing for another. A year where I would fly West 3-times for skiing (2 wks in Montana, Wyoming & Utah in Jan/Feb 2006), Mammoth at the end of June/until last day July 4 and the 2-week family vacation in the PNW (Aug/Sept).

Having to choose in term of cost/quality (own planning), South America is the best, but like you would have been down already, a quick trip to Mt Hood would make sense (if your looking for lifts). That is what I did last year and I actually might do the same thing even if I have friends looking to go to SA. I've traveled solo most of the time.

Without lifts, there is some serious terrain in the Cascades Mountains.
 
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