Friday, February 8, 2013

The Ski Season So Far - In Pictures

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It has been a slow start to the snowfall this ski season in Colorado...again.  I find it a bit amusing to hear people whine and complain about it though.  For goodness sake, we're skiers!  We're blessed to even have the opportunity.  Plus, it is pretty easy to have fun out skiing in the mountains regardless of the conditions.  If you're not having fun, you're doing it wrong!

I've used the "low tide" as an opportunity to do a lot of extra teaching and practice of backcountry safety with CUFST.  That way, when some snow fell, we were able to get out and take advantage of the conditions in a responsible way.  After a couple big storms produced fantastic conditions (see pics below) we had an absolute blast as we reaped the benefits.

I've had the wonderful opportunity to get out and shoot photos with some great photographers like Connor Walberg and Andy Lussie.  I owe them a big thanks for their work.  I hope y'all enjoy taking at some of their shots below.

Because the weather has been so dry, with big temperature swings, we've had a lot of this.
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Avy safety #1 (Photo by Andy Lussie)
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Avy safety #2 (Photo by Andy Lussie)
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Always good to get a little new snow and be in the alpine. (Photo by Andy Lussie)
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CUFST action (Photo by Andy Lussie)
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When the conditions were right I had a few opportunities to get out and "spread my wings" (see previous blog post).
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Big storm with snow up to the knees when I've got skis on = smile. (Photo by Connor Walberg)
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Pillow-pop #1. (Photo by Connor Walberg)
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Pillow-pop #2. (Photo by Connor Walberg)
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Coming up for air in-between turns. (Photo by Connor Walberg)
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Little pillows #1. (Photo by Connor Walberg)
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Little pillows #2. (Photo by Connor Walberg)
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Little pillows #3. (Photo by Connor Walberg)
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Yummy. (Photo by Connor Walberg)
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Looming storm. (Photo by Connor Walberg)
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Trenching #1 (Photo by Connor Walberg)
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Trenching #2 (Photo by Connor Walberg)
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Oh what a beautiful morning. (Photo by Andy Lussie)
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Sure is purdee up here. (Photo by Andy Lussie)
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Skittles scouting lines. (Photo by Andy Lussie)
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Hooper doing his MJ impression. (Photo by Andy Lussie)
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Getting what I can out of a dusting. (Photo by Andy Lussie)
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Rowe ripping some north-facing freshies. (Photo by Andy Lussie)
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Trying to splash some of that fresh into my face. (Photo by Andy Lussie)
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There is supposed to be a storm rolling into the state this weekend.  Hopefully I'll be able to fill you in on some more adventures soon!

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