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Re: World's most eager skier?

Postby trotro » Fri May 11, 2018 3:15 am

You've got nicer conditions than we have, no real re-freeze around here for crust skiing for weeks due to temperatures + cloud cover

https://youtu.be/Q_Svd3YCYRY

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Re: World's most eager skier?

Postby dcpattie » Fri May 11, 2018 4:23 am

trotro wrote:You've got nicer conditions than we have, no real re-freeze around here for crust skiing for weeks due to temperatures + cloud cover

https://youtu.be/Q_Svd3YCYRY


Awesome video - did you film this?
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Re: World's most eager skier?

Postby UPrSKr » Fri May 11, 2018 10:53 am

Nice video. Where I live the limiting factor for the ski season is relatively low elevation. Lake Superior provides somewhat of a buffer against warming trends, and usually ample lake effect snowfall, 767cm (302") this season. Crust skiing is highly dependent on freeze thaw cycles and every year is different. This year there were very few thaw days until April, but April turned out to be very good for skiing and I managed to ski every day in the month for a total of 108 hours of cross country and 2 alpine powder days. It was cold this morning so I did manage one more May ski at a North facing sand pit near my home, pretty limited in scope, and sun cupped in places, but I managed to stay amused for a couple of hours skiing a short circuit skating, double poling, with a few nice downhill turns thrown in.
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Re: World's most eager skier?

Postby Neuro » Sat May 12, 2018 6:04 am

What a nice back garden. Would love to live like that one day, but only if there are (daily) groomed trails nearby. I'm so spoiled for that now..

And fab video in a beautiful scenery Trotro. I like the slow and 'hold' camera flying.

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Re: World's most eager skier?

Postby trotro » Tue May 15, 2018 2:40 am

Neuro wrote:What a nice back garden. Would love to live like that one day, but only if there are (daily) groomed trails nearby. I'm so spoiled for that now..

And fab video in a beautiful scenery Trotro. I like the slow and 'hold' camera flying.


Thanks guys, it was just an initial attempt at some video, the snow was soggier than I expected at 1800 meters.

We had fresh snow to 1000m in the French Alps (and probably elsewhere). Some people were able to get out at les Saisies, although skating in fresh snow is hard work, I wonder if it will be better after a bit of a crust forms.

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