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David_Britton
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December 13, 2011 Alpental
« on: 12/13/11, 09:37 PM »

I skinned up the vertfest route to roughly the base of the cliff band under the upper chair, then traversed across the piste and contoured up into the big east facing bowl (powder bowl). Skinned up to the base of the rock wall at the top of that abt 5300 feet. someone with quite a bit of nerve had booted up and skied a side chute above that.

The top 300 feet of the bowl hadn't been skied and was kind of ancient shaded powder with a bit of puff on top. Below the bottom of the bowl, both the skin, and the ski were tricky. (hard bumps low snow cover everything steep; often hard to get a skin to stick to it or get an AT edge into).
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Re: December 13, 2011 Alpental
« Reply #1 on: 12/13/11, 11:21 PM »

http://www.turns-all-year.com/skiing_snowboarding/trip_reports/index.php?topic=22455.0
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Re: December 13, 2011 Alpental
« Reply #2 on: 12/14/11, 12:39 AM »

someone with quite a bit of nerve had booted up and skied a side chute above that.

If I'm following you correctly, the zone you're describing is Cookie Monster. A few friends of mine bagged it about a week ago when the snow was still soft.
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Re: December 13, 2011 Alpental
« Reply #3 on: 12/14/11, 08:28 AM »

Thank Alpental; sorry abt that, will respect the rules in the future.
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Re: December 13, 2011 Alpental
« Reply #4 on: 12/14/11, 12:48 PM »

Thanks for the update.  Hopefully we will see some new snow soon.
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