JimK photos from 2017, part one

JimKJimK advanced
edited April 18 in Trip Reports Posts: 213
I am going to try to post one photo from every day I skied this year.

Got a late start, Friday, Jan 6, Canaan Valley, WV:
This is Larry Walsh, a terrific veteran ski reporter for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
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Sat, Jan 7, ladies hour at slopeside Quencher's Pub, Canaan Valley, WV:
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Jan 8 at Timberline, WV was a bitter cold day, 5 degs and windy, but still the junior snowboard team was out doing a training session:
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Jan 22, Snowbird, UT, beginning of the snowiest week of skiing in my 50 year ski career.  There's a skier in this pic of Lower Cirque up to his chest in it:
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Tried to go up Jan 23 but Little Cottonwood Canyon access road was closed.  this from Jan 24, Snowbird UT:
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Jan 25, Snowbird, UT
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video from Jan 26, Snowbird, UT, Elevator Chute:

Jan 27, Park City, UT, view from Jupiter Peak:
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Snowbird, UT, Jan 28, my son heading down Great Scott.  Last run of my trip this week.  81" of snow this week.  I arrived on Sat Jan 21 and didn't see the sun until one hour on Thurs afternoon, Jan 26.  Flew home evening of Jan 28.
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Laurel Mtn, PA, Feb 10, skiing with friends.  This is the first year this ski area reopened after being shuttered for about ten years.
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Feb 11, Seven Springs, PA, the Foggy Goggle is one of the liveliest ski bars in the mid-Atlantic:
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Feb 26, Beaver Creek, CO, good skiing in Black Bear Glade on Grouse Mtn:
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Feb 27, Vail, CO, Sun Up Bowl:
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Feb 28, Beaver Creek, CO, 14" powder day brings out the huckers in Stone Creek Chutes
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Mar 1, Beaver Creek, CO, This is the Centennial Chondola lift line.  I skied this run seven or eight times the day before in the storm. Even the next day it was not totally skied out and visibility was great.
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Mar 2, skiing with friends at Vail in Blue Sky Basin:
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to be continued...

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  • JimKJimK advanced
    edited April 18 Posts: 213
    part two

    Mar 3, Breckenridge, CO. My skiing highlight at Breck was the climb above Peak 6 to ski an area called the Six Senses.  This fellow Alistair from the UK was a hoot.  We made the climb together and encouraged each other, then went our separate ways. I skied a chute right behind the tip of his skis.

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    Mar 6, Whistler-Blackcomb, Canada.  I got on an airplane and went straight from CO to CA.  This is Whistler Bowl and a gang of friends.  It was a tough week for visibility, but the snow was great.
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    Mar 7 Whistler-Blackcomb, great snow in the steep trees below Symphony Bowl:
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    Mar 9, my son in a steep section overlooking Blackcomb Glacier
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    Mar 10, Whistler-Blackcomb, 7th Heaven:
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    Mar 31, back visiting my son and 7" of powder at Snowbird, UT
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    April 1st, Snowbird UT, this is a friend skiing one of the steepest runs I've ever skied there called North Chute:
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    Apr 2, Snowbasin, UT, kind of a messy day, but in the end we got 3" of hero graupel:-)
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    Apr 3, Alta, UT, my son on High Rustler in tough, chunky conditions
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    Apr 4, Park City, UT. My friend at the base of Red Pine Bowl in Ninety-Nine 90, trying to figure out where next at this massive ski area.
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    Apr 6, Park City, UT, last lift ride of the day heading from Super Condor area to Canyons Village:
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    Apr 7, Snowbird, UT, my son's a strong L3 PSIA instructor at Snowbird, but there were young teens doing some sort of junior mogul competition at the same time on this same run and they could flip and 360 all day long while laying down a zipperline high speed dash through the bumps.  There is always somebody better out there:-)
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    Snowbird, UT, Apr 8.  My last day of the season, skiing with my son above Mid-Gad restaurant:
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    That's it.  29 ski days represented by 28 photos and one video link.  Hope you all enjoy and have a great off season.
    PS:  if you're still skiing on April 17 when I made this post - more power to you.  You must be living in God's country:-)
  • ciscokidciscokid expert
    Posts: 1,378
    Shucks folks I'm speechless

    For a geezer you get down and play some funky music,I j mean ski some beautiful hairy lines. I'm afraid those days are behind me but appreciate your sharing!

    How bout 28 more pics?
  • Posts: 1,927
    Great photos, thanks for sharing!
    I'll post my own season photo summary when my season is over
    - Sam
  • rickbolgerrickbolger expert
    Posts: 1,061
    thanks for posting!
  • trackbikertrackbiker intermediate
    Posts: 93

    Great pics, Jim. 

    Did I did notice one other SJer in that Laurel Hill pic?

  • JimKJimK advanced
    edited April 18 Posts: 213

    Great pics, Jim. 

    Did I did notice one other SJer in that Laurel Hill pic?

    Good catch!  Actually there are two.  Bousquet19 is on right and just left of him is less frequent visitor here Laurel Hill Crazie.  LHC was super excited to see his home mtn come back to life.  It was a beautiful and rare accomplishment.  Kudos to the people in Western PA who made it happen.  Here's an article on my visit: http://www.dcski.com/articles/1507
    My meeting Woody there was complete serendipity.  We talked about going there in the preseason here on SJ, but the day we actually both went was uncoordinated.  We recognized each other near the lodge early on and spent the rest of the day skiing together with LHC and other friends!

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  • ski_itski_it expert
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    Once again, awesome photos Jim. Cool, cool!

    As always you make me wonder why I bother posting from our little "resorts" in the East.

    ISNE-I Skied New England | NESAP-the New England Ski Area Project | SOSA-Saving Our Ski Areas - Location SW of Boston MA
  • JimKJimK advanced
    Posts: 213
    Ski IT, Au Contraire:-) Fun is fun. As you can see I enjoy the smaller mtns as well as the big ones, especially in decent conditions. There is a lot to be said for the ease and simplicity of visiting a familiar, smaller mtn that is close to home.
    Thanks for the positive feedback on photos. I'll look forward to seeing those from NewEnglandSkier13.
  • bruceolbruceol novice
    Posts: 7
    Jim your pics are awesome!!!!  Your pics says it all...beautiful mtn views....great snow...skiing with your son...friends...friends from all over...Thank you !!!  As far as my season goes, I live in Vermont and I will ski K town till the end!!!  Have a great off season and.....SKI ON !!!!!!
  • yardsaleyardsale intermediate
    Posts: 32
    Love the photos.  Thank you.
  • ski_itski_it expert
    Posts: 1,653
    Bruceol - well said or in today's parlance - Like ... or +1
    ISNE-I Skied New England | NESAP-the New England Ski Area Project | SOSA-Saving Our Ski Areas - Location SW of Boston MA
  • JimKJimK advanced
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    oops.  this happened when SJ 1 went down.  very tedious to fix broken links that went back to photos hosted on epicski X_X
  • ski_itski_it expert
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    Yeah that stinks Jim
    ISNE-I Skied New England | NESAP-the New England Ski Area Project | SOSA-Saving Our Ski Areas - Location SW of Boston MA
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    JimK said:

    oops.  this happened when SJ 1 went down.  very tedious to fix broken links that went back to photos hosted on epicski X_X

    For some reason none of the pics appeared on my phone when I opened the post earlier this morning. Might the broken links be why?

    IBRAKE
  • ciscokidciscokid expert
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    JimK said:

    oops.  this happened when SJ 1 went down.  very tedious to fix broken links that went back to photos hosted on epicski X_X

    For some reason none of the pics appeared on my phone when I opened the post earlier this morning. Might the broken links be why?

    IBRAKE

    JimK said:

    oops.  this happened when SJ 1 went down.  very tedious to fix broken links that went back to photos hosted on epicski X_X

    For some reason none of the pics appeared on my phone when I opened the post earlier this morning. Might the broken links be why?

    IBRAKE
    Same problem here
  • Posts: 933
    The images still aren't appearing. :((
  • JimKJimK advanced
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    The links are broken. Those images were hosted on EpicSki and with it's demise they don't work anymore. Poof.  At some point I'll try to repost this with new copies of the images. These kind of photo blasts from me on SJ have an ulterior purpose.  Once posted up here I can easily share them elsewhere on the web.
  • adminadmin intermediate
    edited May 16 Posts: 18
    If you can please keep the file size down, that would be appreciated. Resize width to 800 px and should have no problem.

    Bandwidth refers to the amount of data transferred from a web site to a user's computer. When you view a web page, you are using that site's bandwidth to display the files. Since web hosts charge based on the amount of data transferred, bandwidth is an issue. If a site is over its monthly bandwidth, it is billed for the extra data or taken offline.

    Bandwidth "hotlinking" is direct linking to a web site's files (images, video, etc.). An example would be using an <img> tag to display a JPEG image you found on someone else's web page so it will appear on your own site, eBay auction listing, weblog, forum message post, etc.

    A simple analogy: Imagine a person invited to your party, plugging into your electrical outlets to charge a phone or show photos on their laptop.   You don't even think about it.   But then before they leave they plug in a giant extension cord you can't see and run it out to the street for unknown passersby to use at any time


    Hooper drives the boat, Chief.
  • JimKJimK advanced
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    Admin, dumb question:  if the photos are hosted elsewhere and when posted here with insert image function using the url  does that save bandwidth?
  • adminadmin intermediate
    edited May 17 Posts: 18
    Yes it saves our bandwidth, but swipes theirs!    

    By all means, please post here.  If it is at all possible to reduce to about 800 pixels wide before posting, it dramatically reduces file size and we really won't feel it if you then hotlink to SJ photos from elsewhere.  

    For example, a 3300 pixel wide jpg stores and transfers at about 1.1 megabytes. Reduce it to 800 pw and the image will generally come in at around 100k or less.  The width of this box is a bit smaller than 800 px.  So we will still have reasonably large images to look at, but not so large that the server chokes.

    If you are unable to resize, fear not, we are still ok in terms of monthly bandwidth usage.  So post away!  If it gets to be a problem, Hooper and the Chief will have to figure out how to auto resize at the server level.  Or we just delete oldies.  But if you can resize some, it will save all that.  Everybody here wants to see the photos so please don't let this dissuade you if you can't figure out an easy way to do it.  Your photos are easily among the best and most interesting.

    Here's how an 800 px wide image displays.  This file loaded at 89k.  


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    Hooper drives the boat, Chief.
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    800 x 533 - 89K
  • ski_itski_it expert
    edited May 17 Posts: 1,653

    Looks good on my PC. Good info Quint. I'll try to comply although I haven't figured out how to compress when loading live reports from my phone, yet.

    The Epic Ski issue is the same reasoning that I have not used another photo sharing site. Some of them have already pulled the plug on themselves in the past and there's no doubt it would happen to the one I'd chose to use.

    ISNE-I Skied New England | NESAP-the New England Ski Area Project | SOSA-Saving Our Ski Areas - Location SW of Boston MA
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