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Blueline Barkeating and Lake Ontario Powder '13-'14

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Blueline Barkeating and Lake Ontario Powder '13-'14

Postby freedan » Sun Dec 15, 2013 8:32 am

A thread for an area of upstate NY encompassing the Tug Hill and Adks that has everything from the deepest snowfalls this side of Hokkaido to technical terrain of the High Peaks and slides.

60" of snow between 12/11-12/14/13 on the Tug Hill is a good way to get started.

A couple of stills of Kate ...
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... and a video of me skiing the lower half of a favorite ravine.
http://youtu.be/qnNAjK0g2wY

A foot more fell last night :mrgreen:
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Re: Blueline Barkeating and Lake Ontario Powder '13

Postby freedan » Mon Dec 16, 2013 8:42 am

Sunday morning the snow total passed 6' since last Wednesday. Of course, it settles to less than that but yesterday in one ravine that I was stupid enough to get off my skis, I sank to my chest and my feet still didn't hit bottom - took some effort to get back onto skis. Will put up some more pics or video when I get a chance.
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Re: Blueline Barkeating and Lake Ontario Powder '13-'14

Postby Brenda » Mon Dec 16, 2013 9:54 am

Nice!
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Re: Blueline Barkeating and Lake Ontario Powder '13-'14

Postby Biff » Mon Dec 16, 2013 3:08 pm

I was hoping you would post some pictures. Keep em coming...
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Re: Blueline Barkeating and Lake Ontario Powder '13-'14

Postby flyingcow » Mon Dec 16, 2013 6:09 pm

And Tug Hill delivers again!
Far less perfect than Zim.
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Re: Blueline Barkeating and Lake Ontario Powder '13-'14

Postby freedan » Wed Dec 18, 2013 3:08 pm

Got out in the bc in the Adks for a tour to little slide with my furry friends today. Excellent conditions with 18"-2' of powder on top of a couple crusty inches.
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Fun terrain with great coverage, might be the best conditions I've skied here in December.
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Lolo licking her lips for the powder, release the hounds!
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Re: Blueline Barkeating and Lake Ontario Powder '13-'14

Postby Telemanarcer » Sat Dec 21, 2013 5:30 am

Good picts, great dogs!...AND decent powder!!!!!TM
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Re: Blueline Barkeating and Lake Ontario Powder '13-'14

Postby freedan » Sat Dec 21, 2013 8:02 am

Thanks TM. What happened to all the snow overnight? Going to have to take up ice skating or ice climbing for a few days when the temps drop. Maybe I'll post some pics up of my skinny ski collection for your enjoyment. Did N. VT's snow get beaten back to leaves?
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Re: Blueline Barkeating and Lake Ontario Powder '13-'14

Postby freedan » Sun Jan 05, 2014 7:27 am

Another 18" on the Tug Hill since Tuesday of this week. Spectacular skiing on the Tug!
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Re: Blueline Barkeating and Lake Ontario Powder '13-'14

Postby flyingcow » Sun Jan 05, 2014 8:26 am

freedan wrote:Another 18" on the Tug Hill since Tuesday of this week. Spectacular skiing on the Tug!


Geez, what the hell am I doing in Vermont?
Far less perfect than Zim.
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Re: Blueline Barkeating and Lake Ontario Powder '13-'14

Postby wallag » Wed Jan 08, 2014 10:29 am

flyingcow wrote:
freedan wrote:Another 18" on the Tug Hill since Tuesday of this week. Spectacular skiing on the Tug!


Geez, what the hell am I doing in Vermont?


Showing your preference for vertical relief, obviously!
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Re: Blueline Barkeating and Lake Ontario Powder '13-'14

Postby flyingcow » Thu Jan 09, 2014 7:59 pm

wallag wrote:
flyingcow wrote:
freedan wrote:Another 18" on the Tug Hill since Tuesday of this week. Spectacular skiing on the Tug!


Geez, what the hell am I doing in Vermont?


Showing your preference for vertical relief, obviously!



Ahh yes... these mountains are very pretty to look at while covered in glare ice.
Far less perfect than Zim.
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Re: Blueline Barkeating and Lake Ontario Powder '13-'14

Postby freedan » Mon Feb 03, 2014 5:57 am

Great skiing on Saturday.
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Re: Blueline Barkeating and Lake Ontario Powder '13-'14

Postby freedan » Sat Feb 08, 2014 11:59 pm

The tug continues to come through this winter. Up to 205" of snowfall for this season so far and there is a deep locked up base with about 2' of softer snow on top. Everything is wide open and skiable. Plenty of floaty streambed lines today.
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Re: Blueline Barkeating and Lake Ontario Powder '13-'14

Postby freedan » Tue Mar 04, 2014 1:51 pm

No pictures but just another day in powder paradise. 12" of nice dense pow on top of an unbreakable crust on top of 2-3' of ski over anything base.
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