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 1   2019 Backcountry Trip Reports / February 2019 Backcountry Trip Reports / Re: Bellingham report  on: Today at 08:26:15 PM 
Started by peteyboy | Last post by markharf
The hill next to campus with the firepower is Sehome Hill Arboretum. I suppose the hill itself must be (duh) Sehome Hill. I rode my mountain bike up there yesterday--6-8 inches heavy stuff, packed solid on the roadway but pretty traction-ish where only bootpacked. Hard work. Wished I was on skis, which are out of the question until after knee surgery.

Lookout Mountain is outside town, adjacent to Galbraith. If the OP really took a ten-year-old up there, that's one rugged kid. The top is ~2600 ft.
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 2   Hot Air / Lift-accessed Skiing Reports: non-backcountry / Re: 18/19 Padded Seats recaps  on: Today at 08:14:19 PM 
Started by flowing alpy | Last post by flowing alpy
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.

 3   Hot Air / Lift-accessed Skiing Reports: non-backcountry / Re: 18/19 Padded Seats recaps  on: Today at 07:49:11 PM 
Started by flowing alpy | Last post by pipedream
The shaft is played out, it's time for some wall-to-wall action and a locals only lane in the maze for 2...

 4   2019 Backcountry Trip Reports / February 2019 Backcountry Trip Reports / Re: Bellingham report  on: Today at 06:00:41 PM 
Started by peteyboy | Last post by mikerolfs
Awesome!
Is lookout mountain the hill between campus and Bill Macdonald parkway with a lookout at the summit? I spent a couple years in Bham in the 80's and it never snowed, but I went up and down that hill a whole lot. Would have been super awesome to ski it!

Although it never snowed while I was there, I do remember a 30 day stretch when it rained every day and I-5 shut down for flooding. If it ever gets cold there, it could be DEEP!
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 5   2019 Backcountry Trip Reports / February 2019 Backcountry Trip Reports / Feb, 15 Striped Peak, Strait of Juan De Fuca  on: Today at 05:55:52 PM 
Started by runcle | Last post by runcle
It's kind of unusual to have enough snow to ski Striped Peak or as we now call it Stripped Peak. There is about a foot snow today on the road up there but melting rapidly in the sun! The view of Crescent Bay has been greatly improved with the recent timber cut.

Even more unusual to see a Salamander in the snow!
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 6   Hot Air / Planned Trips: research questions / Re: ONP Hurricane Ridge Beta  on: Today at 04:49:24 PM 
Started by goleary | Last post by Thelongride2
There are a few good places to go. Skiing the south face of steeple rock is good on cold days. Climb to the summit of Mt. Angeles and ski off (wrap around the west side). Toilet bowl is okay, but very short. Can skin all the way out to Hurricane Hill: drop down the south face, or there are a few north facing bowls off the ridge that runs west off hurricane hill.

There's often a skintrack to the Saddle, park at the pullout immediately before the Switchback trailhead.   

 7   Hot Air / Lift-accessed Skiing Reports: non-backcountry / Big Sky - 2/15  on: Today at 03:39:19 PM 
Started by CD | Last post by CD
The best 3 out of 3 day of the week.  Probably the best day skiing this year, so call it a 3+.

Day started out overcast, mid teens, and 8 inches of light Montana new.  We quickly discovered that was over a foot in the wind loaded areas.  By 9:30, the clouds parted for bluebird skies until 1:30 when the wind picked up and clouds rolled in and out.

First run was untracked off the Challenger lift on our way over to our fav tree runs.  Spent the morning cycling Thunder Wolf in the trees and hit several double diamond runs down through the trees with a bit of a traverse back to the bottom of the lift.  The afternoon. We spent on Challenger, but finished the day on the far boundary of Moonlight Basin on Lone Tree with a really cool run-out back to Six Shooter for our return to the cabin.

We leave tomorrow morning knowing we skied this big resort wall-to-wall in 5 days.  It will take me a couple weeks to edit all the video footage, but when done, I’ll post a link here for those that have never been here. 

 8   Hot Air / Lift-accessed Skiing Reports: non-backcountry / February 15, 2019 Summit Central-Repeat  on: Today at 02:21:09 PM 
Started by Zap | Last post by Zap
There was a bit of clouds at the top of Central and Silver Fir and then it became  sun on the lower half of the trails. The groomers were great with 2". I only saw one person bury a tip and start the climbing out of the "hole". The first hour was quiet and then at 10am some school teams arrived. No lift lines and just packed powder. Wink

 9   Hot Air / Planned Trips: research questions / Re: ONP Hurricane Ridge Beta  on: Today at 01:51:07 PM 
Started by goleary | Last post by goleary
Looks like they've got the road open. Thanks for the beta!  Good luck on your recovery Smiley

 10   Hot Air / Random Tracks: posts that don't fit elsewhere / Well, it is skiing..  on: Today at 08:42:06 AM 
Started by davidG | Last post by davidG
https://www.facebook.com/RedBull/videos/2229977997289535/?t=74

Yeah, sorry, it is Facebook.  Seems they've gotten better at 'protecting' (owning) content.  And seems Redbull has made some strategic decisions as well.  OK, fair enough, and no whining..

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