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Title: 18/19 Padded Seats recaps
Post by: flowing alpy on 12/26/18, 06:23 PM
FKNA not gonna start a new thread each day

as Silas mentioned, country club n shit.



Title: Re: 18/19 Padded Seats recaps
Post by: silaswild on 12/26/18, 08:00 PM
Boxing Day December 26, 2018 was an awesome sleeper country club day!!!  Fresh refills all day long. 6-16” ski penetration in shot 6 and rocks off. Nice 1-3” fluff inbounds. Lines were non existent. Graceful skiing was observed.


Title: Re: 18/19 Padded Seats recaps
Post by: flowing alpy on 12/26/18, 08:01 PM
i see what you did there ;D

epic


Title: Re: 18/19 Padded Seats recaps
Post by: Griff on 12/26/18, 11:14 PM
Finally. LOL. 12/26/18

https://vimeo.com/308373052


Title: Re: 18/19 Padded Seats recaps
Post by: gregL on 12/27/18, 09:01 AM
Good skiing with you guys, though somehow I missed Silas.


Title: Re: 18/19 Padded Seats recaps
Post by: Griff on 12/27/18, 07:02 PM
12/27/18

https://vimeo.com/308496133


Title: Re: 18/19 Padded Seats recaps
Post by: flowing alpy on 12/27/18, 07:43 PM
it’s FKNA wonderful
took some patience
but the bubbas ski!


Title: Re: 18/19 Padded Seats recaps
Post by: flowing alpy on 12/28/18, 10:06 AM
source lake dog park trailhead busy today


Title: Re: 18/19 Padded Seats recaps
Post by: flowing alpy on 12/28/18, 03:49 PM
farming paid off today


Title: Re: 18/19 Padded Seats recaps
Post by: Jim Oker on 12/28/18, 09:00 PM
No shock about the dog park TH. Yet a few miles away I ran into just one other party out of another  TH, and with some excellent snow - way more than  us few could  use! Though below 3500 or so brushy areas are still exacting  a bit of an early season approach tax.


Title: Re: 18/19 Padded Seats recaps
Post by: flowing alpy on 12/30/18, 08:53 AM
lil glanche mixed into the new dump
bombs are shaking the dogs nerves
base building material for snoq bump
it’s pretty much whatever UllR serves


Title: Re: 18/19 Padded Seats recaps
Post by: flowing alpy on 12/31/18, 05:25 AM
tree bombs made some interesting features :-[


Title: Re: 18/19 Padded Seats recaps
Post by: dkoelle on 12/31/18, 06:30 PM
Wonderful, beautiful views Glacier Peak to Rainier and all the local landmarks.  Quite empty early; Chair 2 lines grew 11-1230 or so and then shrank. I had the entertainment of a ~ 40 foot vert fall on Nash lower entry perhaps related to dodging rocks...OK got that out of my system for the year! Powder Bowl and Gunmount held great preserved powder. 


Title: Re: 18/19 Padded Seats recaps
Post by: flowing alpy on 01/01/19, 03:36 PM
glad yer ok dk

today was pretty much a repeat of yesterday but more terrain was open and a crowd never materialized. more cloud cover so not as big of views, nash entrance in pretty good shape all things considered. happy new year


Title: Re: 18/19 Padded Seats recaps
Post by: flowing alpy on 01/02/19, 06:55 PM
looked ok over there but vacationed at the Sliver today
so so grooming and a 100’ vert fog bank kept things nice


Title: Re: 18/19 Padded Seats recaps
Post by: flowing alpy on 01/05/19, 06:02 PM
A east coast powder day without the lift line zoo
or
mediocre windblown transitioning to an angry firm

earliest LoT4 dog park occupants looked like they
got everything they wanted for Christmas plus sum



Title: Re: 18/19 Padded Seats recaps
Post by: flowing alpy on 01/06/19, 04:15 PM
just that extra 3” felt so much better, that’s what she said.


Title: Re: 18/19 Padded Seats recaps
Post by: dkoelle on 01/07/19, 07:09 PM
Armstrong lighted at the club on Tuesday evenings? Follow up: yup.  Odd 20% ice/60% packed pow/20% blown in heavy pow. Snowpack notably shrunk from 12/31.


Title: Re: 18/19 Padded Seats recaps
Post by: flowing alpy on 01/08/19, 08:26 PM
storm skiing pow between the ice bottom & styrofoam top
light crowd that dispersed quickly once international opened


Title: Re: 18/19 Padded Seats recaps
Post by: Griff on 01/08/19, 09:24 PM
January 8, 2019

https://vimeo.com/310254047


Title: Re: 18/19 Padded Seats recaps
Post by: flowing alpy on 01/11/19, 06:41 PM
beast of a snowpack today i’m happy to be able and ski with friends


Title: Re: 18/19 Padded Seats recaps
Post by: flowing alpy on 01/13/19, 08:04 PM
heard 70 under foot made it *manageable*


Title: Re: 18/19 Padded Seats recaps
Post by: flowing alpy on 01/15/19, 03:43 PM
A solid base today top to bottom it was all the same
1/2 cascade traverse groomed 1/2 small blue whales


Title: Re: 18/19 Padded Seats recaps
Post by: flowing alpy on 01/16/19, 05:48 PM
still solid under foot


Title: Re: 18/19 Padded Seats recaps
Post by: flowing alpy on 01/18/19, 07:36 PM
club like with new=such a treat today
it skis like a maritime snowpack again


Title: Re: 18/19 Padded Seats recaps
Post by: pipedream on 01/21/19, 07:19 PM
It's been nice having everything from Ingrid's to No Fog in play - helped spread out the holiday crowds but did little to keep the ski skoolers at bay. Should be back to country club conditions for the next few days


Title: Re: 18/19 Padded Seats recaps
Post by: flowing alpy on 01/21/19, 08:37 PM
i had a dream that it was always country club like today


Title: Re: 18/19 Padded Seats recaps
Post by: flowing alpy on 01/25/19, 10:15 PM
been so less than mediocre, bigly fog followed by bigly sun hovering above low to freezing temperatures creating snow conditions exhibited by an angry UllR.


Title: Re: 18/19 Padded Seats recaps
Post by: Micah on 01/26/19, 12:24 AM
bummer.


Title: Re: 18/19 Padded Seats recaps
Post by: flowing alpy on 01/26/19, 07:18 AM
gonna take the 750 groms many laps to beat down a cascade traverse.


Title: Re: 18/19 Padded Seats recaps
Post by: flowing alpy on 01/29/19, 05:52 AM
23*


Title: Re: 18/19 Padded Seats recaps
Post by: haggis on 01/29/19, 08:05 AM
Chilly up there today but good news is the hot Spaghetti feed is at Alpental this coming Saturday @ 6pm!  Benefits the patrol who keep you safe, OK I'm biased, but head up anyways.  Feed your cascade traverse bashing grom as much as they can eat for $4, $8 adults, screaming deal.

https://summitatsnoqualmie.com/events/alpental-spaghetti-feed


Title: Re: 18/19 Padded Seats recaps
Post by: flowing alpy on 01/29/19, 04:10 PM
indeed!! Support The Vollys


Padded Seats opened today early noonish
edelweiss & powder only till just edelweiss


Title: Re: 18/19 Padded Seats recaps
Post by: Griff on 01/29/19, 09:58 PM
https://vimeo.com/314170135


Title: Re: 18/19 Padded Seats recaps
Post by: flowing alpy on 01/30/19, 06:39 PM
^^^good stuff!

so today was a good stuff day
east chill left but sun remained
groomers were alright the same
so edelweiss was the good play


Title: Re: 18/19 Padded Seats recaps
Post by: flowing alpy on 02/02/19, 05:35 PM
could almost feel the high pressure making her return


Title: Re: 18/19 Padded Seats recaps
Post by: flowing alpy on 02/03/19, 08:26 PM
weather systems collision today el sol bailed trace new
ski school is officially half way to weekend soccer n shit


Title: Re: 18/19 Padded Seats recaps
Post by: flowing alpy on 02/04/19, 07:02 AM
6”+ at the flowing house in town


Title: Re: 18/19 Padded Seats recaps
Post by: nemolonsdale on 02/04/19, 10:10 PM
Thanks


Title: Re: 18/19 Padded Seats recaps
Post by: flowing alpy on 02/05/19, 07:23 PM
no problem^

A mediocre class in session today
kids ski mixed in with some stokes
newish lightness on the bluest firm


Title: Re: 18/19 Padded Seats recaps
Post by: Griff on 02/05/19, 10:56 PM
2/5/19

https://vimeo.com/315596396


Title: Re: 18/19 Padded Seats recaps
Post by: flowing alpy on 02/06/19, 09:06 PM
did sun valley loan us a groomer?
best corduroy of the winter today


Title: Re: 18/19 Padded Seats recaps
Post by: flowing alpy on 02/10/19, 05:35 AM
9*


Title: Re: 18/19 Padded Seats recaps
Post by: flowing alpy on 02/10/19, 05:39 PM
mixed bag of mostly good times
70 year storm in the lowlands, so
looking like another urban ski day

nice running into griff above suckers


Title: Re: 18/19 Padded Seats recaps
Post by: flowing alpy on 02/12/19, 11:01 AM
i-90 on avy hold


Title: Re: 18/19 Padded Seats recaps
Post by: flowing alpy on 02/14/19, 10:25 PM
day 1 of 19BBI was an absolute blast
windy as a witches cooter and busy
but if ya knew where to play how, well
the masses were avoided with timing


Title: Re: 18/19 Padded Seats recaps
Post by: pipedream on 02/15/19, 07:49 PM
The shaft is played out, it's time for some wall-to-wall action and a locals only lane in the maze for 2...


Title: Re: 18/19 Padded Seats recaps
Post by: flowing alpy on 02/15/19, 08:14 PM
felt like a repeat with 90% less humans. gremlin in debbie’s motor electric drive shafty thingamujig required patience for any 9:00 opener but Sessel was really the spot to be for first chair, it appeared.
chairs eventually loaded and day 2 of 19BBI was A go.


Title: Re: 18/19 Padded Seats recaps
Post by: flowing alpy on 02/16/19, 09:15 PM
chalk all over the blue block

nice to have a ski skool break

19BBI is officially off the clock

still a couple days to ski & bake


Title: Re: 18/19 Padded Seats recaps
Post by: flowing alpy on 02/17/19, 07:24 PM
was good times spinning laps and also playing on slope with my kids.
nice riding a chair with haggis, also watching him chase A kid around
just enough new to make it look nice and the chalky stuff skis mediocre


Title: Re: 18/19 Padded Seats recaps
Post by: haggis on 02/18/19, 06:18 AM
Great to ride with the successful BBI19 legend on the padded seats.  Should have read this page a bit more carefully before taking kids down E shaft as it was missing some sections midway down which made for sporty descents for all.  Nobody lost a leg so it was deemed a success.  Fun day.


Title: Re: 18/19 Padded Seats recaps
Post by: flowing alpy on 02/18/19, 08:52 PM
phace book probably has the long version prepared for mass consumption so i’ll just stick to the mediocre report of the day. thanks to Etta’s girl handler and apparently a superb route finder with the flattest high T i can remember. shout out to bonespurs for not starting a war this past week. sure helped to have world peace and a winning BBI while we’re in this state of emergency. didn’t notice any groomers did see the shark fins on l’International.
tried to do my share and grind down those obstacles.


Title: Re: 18/19 Padded Seats recaps
Post by: Griff on 02/18/19, 09:23 PM
https://vimeo.com/318131170


Title: Re: 18/19 Padded Seats recaps
Post by: flowing alpy on 02/20/19, 03:22 PM
today was a day to bless UllR and thank the baby jeebus
all the snowflakes aligned in such a perfect manner today


Title: Re: 18/19 Padded Seats recaps
Post by: flowing alpy on 02/21/19, 03:02 PM
lil pow lotta kind didn’t have to work hard to find a line
Q ACH buster and me worked some new thru the trees


Title: Re: 18/19 Padded Seats recaps
Post by: flowing alpy on 02/22/19, 04:19 PM
don’t think the viz has ever been so poor in Nash
cloud moseyed away but then it went to sleetyish
goggle fuckin shit that eventually turned to snow
plenty of clean turns because we kept it pretty slow


Title: Re: 18/19 Padded Seats recaps
Post by: pipedream on 02/24/19, 07:59 PM
Pincher doesn't go
But nonetheless into it I plinko'd
Gonna be real sore tomorrow


Title: Re: 18/19 Padded Seats recaps
Post by: flowing alpy on 02/24/19, 09:10 PM

sessel didn’t disappoint parking was A zoo
debbie’s had her moments edelweiss too


Title: Re: 18/19 Padded Seats recaps
Post by: Kiddch on 02/25/19, 09:39 AM
Mountain skied great on Sunday.  Was shocked to find, two days after a storm and a busy Saturday, that things like Powder Bowl/Rollen/Gunmount delivered untracked turns until I decided to head out Nash.  From there it was playing skiers right under the Clever into the trees, then helpings of Sunshine and Hummox, with deep, soft untracked lines mixed in until closing bell.  What a fun mountain you guys have!


Title: Re: 18/19 Padded Seats recaps
Post by: Griff on 02/26/19, 05:11 PM
Saturday 2/24

https://vimeo.com/319645543


Title: Re: 18/19 Padded Seats recaps
Post by: flowing alpy on 02/27/19, 01:21 PM
so yesterday the mediocre wind helped make skiing soft
now today the harsh wind from last nite made styrofoam
both days cc but you can decide which was better skiing ::)


Title: Re: 18/19 Padded Seats recaps
Post by: flowing alpy on 02/27/19, 01:28 PM
Quote from: Kiddch on 02/25/19, 09:39 AM
Mountain skied great on Sunday.  Was shocked to find, two days after a storm and a busy Saturday, that things like Powder Bowl/Rollen/Gunmount delivered untracked turns until I decided to head out Nash.  From there it was playing skiers right under the Clever into the trees, then helpings of Sunshine and Hummox, with deep, soft untracked lines mixed in until closing bell.  What a fun mountain you guys have!

it’s funny how that worked considering the 37k
pugetopolispowdertechs that occupied Saturday.


Title: Re: 18/19 Padded Seats recaps
Post by: flowing alpy on 02/28/19, 03:58 PM
well that was a big night and day difference from yesterday
poof piles in abundance views to live for and A few friends :)


Title: Re: 18/19 Padded Seats recaps
Post by: flowing alpy on 03/01/19, 06:28 PM
no scale just ski
no soup just snow
no bucket just 2
today was just right


Title: Re: 18/19 Padded Seats recaps
Post by: flowing alpy on 03/03/19, 07:03 PM
tower 9-13 were just about unbearable till @10:30
spun a few but the headwind screamed, go to Sessel.
once el sol rose above shot8 it was more manageable
ski school kids still dominate but even they were chill
Nash and it’s environs were visually stunning & chalky


Title: Re: 18/19 Padded Seats recaps
Post by: flowing alpy on 03/06/19, 06:47 PM
grooming was better than mediocre
wind swirled snow was so fun to ski
one of the quietest days of the year
& my teeth got cold from the smiling


Title: Re: 18/19 Padded Seats recaps
Post by: pipedream on 03/08/19, 02:08 PM
The whiteroom has been particularly lonely this week
Ride on, ride off, ride on, ride off again
One more weekend of ski skool and then the hill becomes locals only again
Last call for night laps at Summit North this evening


Title: Re: 18/19 Padded Seats recaps
Post by: flowing alpy on 03/08/19, 07:31 PM
so super quiet snow today
parking was typical Friday
terrain features are hiding
cornices falling from on high


Title: Re: 18/19 Padded Seats recaps
Post by: Griff on 03/08/19, 09:56 PM
^^^^ Yeah

https://vimeo.com/322401615


Title: Re: 18/19 Padded Seats recaps
Post by: flowing alpy on 03/09/19, 05:58 AM
it appears there’s a lil power/light situation and
the shot10 shitters have literally shit the bed.  :-[


Title: Re: 18/19 Padded Seats recaps
Post by: Quick foot on 03/09/19, 05:10 PM
Demoing skis at Spreefest was fun
So was skiing in the sun
But the lines at Alpy where a beast
So I finished my day skiing at East


Title: Re: 18/19 Padded Seats recaps
Post by: flowing alpy on 03/09/19, 08:01 PM
^ beautiful^ and just like the day, appropriately done!
was fun today but the goals had to be prioritized timely
we are not the southern resort but i’d pay to park here
close enough to 2 million but still a million miles away?
A monumental day for my lilC loading the Padded Seats! 

today l’Internationale has a new girl skiing the right side



Title: Re: 18/19 Padded Seats recaps
Post by: nemolonsdale on 03/10/19, 06:28 PM
Did I see tracks down shot 8?


Title: Re: 18/19 Padded Seats recaps
Post by: flowing alpy on 03/10/19, 07:33 PM
58year old birthday girl did it recently


Title: Re: 18/19 Padded Seats recaps
Post by: pipedream on 03/11/19, 12:04 AM
Reversed roles w/ flowing & co. and made my way to the padded seats to see what leftovers remained. After an exploratory mission out back I settled for hot laps on the lower mtn during the last ski skool lunch break of the season then linked up w/ some like-minded individuals and pushed further out the gate. Ended the day with a long lap to the bottom via pineapple and still had plenty of time to catch the sunset from my living room window out East.


Title: Re: 18/19 Padded Seats recaps
Post by: alpentalcorey on 03/11/19, 11:11 AM
Another great weekend.  Congrats to little C!  My 6 year old was begging to ski chair 2 but I wasn't ready, but thought it was a good sign.


Title: Re: 18/19 Padded Seats recaps
Post by: flowing alpy on 03/12/19, 09:55 AM
thanks brother!!
tell us when and
we’ll do kid laps!


Title: Re: 18/19 Padded Seats recaps
Post by: flowing alpy on 03/12/19, 05:20 PM
did the 5” ski more like 12”?


Title: Re: 18/19 Padded Seats recaps
Post by: pipedream on 03/13/19, 08:42 PM
Twas knee+ deep in the right places
Slashes in the shade continued to powder faces
Rode right on 2 thanks to the exceptional grooming
Snow on the far side was perfect for afternoon 'shrooming


Title: Re: 18/19 Padded Seats recaps
Post by: dkoelle on 03/13/19, 10:22 PM
Started at 2
It was a 5
Spring is here but skied like the last of winter


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