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 1   Hot Air / Lift-accessed Skiing Reports: non-backcountry / 11/17/18 Whistler/Blackcomb Opening 22nd  on: Today at 08:12:15 PM 
Started by avajane | Last post by avajane
I can’t guarantee quality, but my local pro said he’s working starting  Monday, and both mountains will open on the 22nd. There is a storm on the horizon.

 2   2018 Backcountry Trip Reports / November 2018 Backcountry Trip Reports / 11/17/18 Smithbrook/Snowy Creek Recon  on: Today at 07:50:06 PM 
Started by avajane | Last post by avajane
No expert at this area, I decided to leave the skis and just check things out this afternoon. Took the Subaru and ran into icy snow in the road at 3,900’ by the first trailhead. Super crowded with everyone trying to do something...Kept driving towards the pass but chickened out, not wanting to get high centered by myself. My truck would have been fine...Hiked the road over Rainy Pass and down to the Snowy Creek road. By then the snow was more shallow, and then went completely away. I hiked another couple of miles until I got a nice view of all the north facing alpine of Nason Ridge. I later figured out that the rocky face on the left was 7,000 Mount Howard, and on the right was Rock Mountain. I had been told that Rock skied well last Tuesday, but today it looked like an accident site with steep, hard, and shallow snow. Perhaps the south facing other side might soften up in the late afternoon? Low probability for me...
I’ll hike up some foothills tomorrow....Now.....if I had driven from Lake Wenatchee, I think I’d have gotten all the way in driving...Be safe.
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 3   Hot Air / Personal Yardsale: gear FS or WTB, deals seen / FS: Dynastar Cham W107 165cm  on: Today at 06:15:55 PM 
Started by lauraleblanc | Last post by lauraleblanc

Skis are in great condition. Drilled once, used only a few days. No base damage.

165cm, 137-107-122, 13m radius

Great ski for a strong skier looking for a ski that performs well in powder but that can also hold up to crud, ice and breakable crust.

 4   Hot Air / Personal Yardsale: gear FS or WTB, deals seen / FS: AVY Airbag pack Black Diamond Jetforce Saga 40  on: Today at 06:13:51 PM 
Started by mortsgah | Last post by mortsgah
I'm selling my Black Diamond Saga Jetforce 40 avalanche backpack. Bought it in 2016 for hut touring and never booked the trip. So it is essentially unused. Had the pack software updated last season. Comes as shown with backpack, battery and charging kit. It is in like new condition since it has been sitting in my closet since I purchased it. Battery has been kept charged. Its gotten great reviews and with the fan inflation, you can take it on airplanes and not worry about an air canister. That was one reason for purchasing it. Check out the details on Black Diamonds web site. New Price is $1249.95, I'll sell mine for $695 FIRM.

 5   Hot Air / Personal Yardsale: gear FS or WTB, deals seen / Volkl Gotama Jr 148 cm Marker M7 Bindings $60  on: Today at 06:09:57 PM 
Started by Blizz Mountain | Last post by Blizz Mountain
Volkl Gotama Jr. 148 with marker M7 bindings: $60
2010 -  (The brown ones with the Buddah eating rice on the tail) - bases, edges and bindings in good condition, topsheets have some chips and scratches (can send pics).  Waxed tuned and ready to ski.

 6   Hot Air / Personal Yardsale: gear FS or WTB, deals seen / Movement Alp Tracks LT 100 177cm  on: Today at 01:54:19 PM 
Started by steveski | Last post by steveski
New, never skied Movement Alp Tracks LT 100. 177cm length. Professionally installed binding freedom inserts for Plum 170 race bindings (bindings not for sale). Will fit a 304-326 BSL.

Movement Precut skins - new, unused.

Financial obligations require sale.

$850 shipped

 7   Hot Air / Personal Yardsale: gear FS or WTB, deals seen / FS: TLT7 size 28 Dynafit boots -$275  on: Today at 11:01:42 AM 
Started by dwayne | Last post by dwayne
Dynafit boots TLT7 size 28 mens
Used several times
My feet are picky so not working out
Pick up only North Seattle area

 8   Hot Air / Personal Yardsale: gear FS or WTB, deals seen / K2 161 Ultra Split Splitboard w Skins - $300  on: Yesterday at 08:33:01 PM 
Started by IanWoodford | Last post by IanWoodford
2016 K2 Ultra Split Splitboard. 2 years of use. Base and edges are still in excellent condition, never p-texed. Cosmetic wear on topside. Includes skins that are still annoyingly sticky. Does not include bindings or hardware. Specs below.

Located in Wenatchee, WA $300

 9   2018 Backcountry Trip Reports / November 2018 Backcountry Trip Reports / Re: Nov 15, 2018, Muir, Solitude & Pseudo-Firnspiegel  on: Yesterday at 05:43:48 PM 
Started by Amar Andalkar | Last post by mikerolfs
...while the shattered shards of microscope-slide-thin ice skitter and bounce across the surrounding surface with unusually joyous clinking and tinkling and jingling sound effects...

I love that! Your description reminds me of a ski weekend at White Pass a few years ago. We called it the "tinkle tour". The sound of the ice skittering down the hill continued after you stopped! It was great. We called it a sun crust, but after reading your firnspiegel description, I think that is what we were skiing. Tinkle Tour Video

I believe you that the pseudo firnspiegel skied well, but the first two pictures make it look like an aweful rain crust!
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 10   2018 Backcountry Trip Reports / November 2018 Backcountry Trip Reports / Nov. 16, 2018, Mt. Baker, Heliotrope Ridge Ice  on: Yesterday at 05:39:26 PM 
Started by JimD | Last post by JimD
We had hoped the precip yesterday fell as snow on the mountain, but apparently it was warm up as high as Heliotrope, then froze overnight. An early riser passed us on his way down with a dire report of an impenetrable water ice crust. I was ready to turn around there, but my partner insisted on getting some exercise (and justifying the long drive) so we carried skis to the top of The Hogsback where we stopped for a snack and turned around. Sure glad for the micro-spikes both up and down. Many others continued up with skis, so perhaps someone will add more info on the actual skiing, but for a couple of old guys looking forward to the rest of the season, it didn't look like much fun.
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