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Sugarloaf - AlpineZone Summit 4.0

Nick

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Much more to come, but today was a great day. Definitely some dust-on-crust, but in many places the powder overcame it, and with refreshes of snow all day was awesome. Made turns with dozens of AZ'ers. I will be posting lots of pics, videos, and more in the coming days.

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Some pics, all from Sunday because Saturday was too damn cold / windy to break out the camera, although I do have gopro footage.


Ski Stef and vdk03


Welcome party. It was PACKED!


bvibert quote: "Shots are my favorite"


vdk03's brother. He was out of commission Sunday morning. Partied hard!


Heading up for first tracks


View from the Superquad unloading station


View up to the snowfields


Sunday was a crystal clear morning


Just awesome conditions, soft snow


bvibert in brackett basin


The cruise out of brackett


Skyline


allskiing under Skyline


bvibert coming down Spillway


Gondola line, maybe?


small stump hop in Brackett


Freshies in Brackett with the Loaf in the background

More pics are also up on the AlpineZone Instagram page that I took from my phone

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loaf sat

king pine- get er while shes on



kid kid kid on winters way



low angle glades


superquad on hold


first run whiffletreee/king pine, hit misery whip to start er off… wanted to hit Flume to start, roped off… didn't tempt it.


king pine off


whiffletree, king pine on, RIPSAW.


frostbite signs, ramdown or old winters to the lodge…


back out there, whiffletree/kingpine haulback. fantastic.


Spillway, wow. mid winters way -- nice and soft, bumped up.


lunch at the condo -- back out there, few whiffletree runs helping to teach snowboarding, found some low angle glades…


snagged my first tracks pass, and back out for a few more.


Double bitter. getting close to last chair, so almost went top to bottom….


and the last run, Sluice to boardwalk…


Widowmaker and beyond ensue.


Bram! upload some of that ripsaw gopro goodness....
 
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deadheadskier

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Re: Sugarloaf - AlpineZone Summit

Hope u make it one of these years warp. The loaf is an amazing place. For any AZ members here, get your asses to the widow maker. Sly chi is going on soon. Kick ass funk band from Portland. Will be a helluva party. If I don't see u there I'll c u at the lift 730 sharp tomorrow for 1st tracks. Gonna b another epic day!
 

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What an incredible day at the Loaf! I went from thinking there was no way much would be open, what with all the hyperbole surrounding this storm, to the disappointment of waking to 3" in my motel parking lot overnight. I would say the Loaf got at least a foot between yesterday, last night, and today, it snowed all day today. Looking forward to an awesome day tomorrow.

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Re: Sugarloaf - AlpineZone Summit

What an incredible day at the Loaf! I went from thinking there was no way much would be open, what with all the hyperbole surrounding this storm, to the disappointment of waking to 3" in my motel parking lot overnight. I would say the Loaf got at least a foot between yesterday, last night, and today, it snowed all day today. Looking forward to an awesome day tomorrow.

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Looking at perfection, enjoy it !!!:):beer::thumbup::):beer::thumbup::cool::)
 

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Dooood those trees look nice!

Are the snowfields open?

Hope you guys have a blast. Wish I could have made it this year. I hope to budget my time more accordingly in the future.

And... damnnn those trees look good!
 

JimG.

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Rumor has it snowfields will open tomorrow.

Our plan is to hit Brackett Basin early...almost 100% open according to website now.

As disappointing as my first summit was 4 years ago, this one more than makes up for it. 2 days of awesome skiing and terrain and another day to go tomorrow.

Going to bed in a few minutes...best skiing of the season so far.

The AZ summit curse is hereby lifted!
 

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Sorry we couldn't make it but we were slaying 2 feet of fresh pow at Shawnee Peak all day yesterday. It was the best ski day in years! Found drifts that were waste deep in places! Guess we gotta do it again today. Have fun and we will make it one of these years.
 

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Hope u make it one of these years warp. The loaf is an amazing place.


Thanks DHS i,m sure of a couple of things 1 Loaf is awesome , 2luv to meet u young guns ,3 u young snots would BURY this ole fart in the woods but i could hang on the pistes and 4 . Could do a serious grooooove on that funkadelic chit !!

Enjoy , go MAKE memories !!!
 

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Now all thatsaid above dont feel bad for me , me and queenie been slaying pow here too , heading out again today to get more of that 18 inche goodness , Rage on Boyz !
 

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Thank God for first tracks, thanks Nick, got down to the Super Quad at 8:32, it was mobbed, none of them could get to the hill Saturday. They did open the Timberline Quad to the summit in the afternoon, did anyone else make it to the top yesterday? I found some nice low angle glades off this chair, but was humbled by the classes of kids flying by me in there!

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Some nice wide open birches between trails.

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Hard to tell, Tele-Tubies loading the Whiffletree
 

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What a great weekend. Saturday was ski on the lifts all day and dumping snow whole time. Sunday first tracks and then few trips to the far reaches of Bracket for some knee to thigh deep shots! Didn't really stop to take many pics. Especially on Saturday. I gotta go through them and see whats good, though it will probably be more of what's already been posted.
 

Nick

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I have a lot to post. Will take me some time to get through it all. I filled my memory card with video on the gopro so I have to cut it up. What a great variety of conditions this weekend, we had everything from snow to sunshine, groomers to pow, glades to bumps.
 
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