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April 30, 2013, Apex Proper, Powder
« on: 05/01/13, 06:22 PM »

Was hoping to recruit someone for Rogers or Washington Pass but was unable to convince anyone to drive that far. Settled for Apex which had some nice boot top powder. Snow was superior away from the ski resort due to the smoother crust surface beneath the snow and better wind loading. Was hoping to hop into one of the yummy looking chutes straight from the peak of proper but strong winds had deposited deep drifts in the start zones so we settled for good old fashioned powder laps.


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Re: April 30, 2013, Apex Proper, Powder
« Reply #1 on: 05/02/13, 10:29 AM »

Nice! Good to see a TR from my neck of the woods for a change. Did you go all the way over and ski in the bowl(s) below Apex Proper? Any good on the ridge between Beaconsfield and Secondary Summit? Hurt my knees at Baldy on April 1 and skied crappy slush covered bumps at Apex on April 7, then discovered my injury and been healing up ever since, waiting to get back out there...!
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Re: April 30, 2013, Apex Proper, Powder
« Reply #2 on: 05/02/13, 12:56 PM »

The bowls directly off the peak were heavily windloaded but the bond seemed good to the bed surface so you could probably ski them now due to the healing effects of warm temps. We went past the normal backcountry area into powder 8 bowl and skied in that area. Anything north facing might still be ok tomorrow morning but i expect after probably 9am everything will be toast if it isnt already.
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"As we all know, the true driving force behind every early morning wake up is not necessarily safety, but the overpowering drive to be sitting on a patio by 1 pm, intoxicated, and spraying loudly about the morning's adventure."

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Re: April 30, 2013, Apex Proper, Powder
« Reply #3 on: 05/02/13, 02:10 PM »

Ok, I get the last photo now, I've only been as far as the proper summit. Any sledders about?
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