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Posted: Oct 31, 2008 - 11:53 PM GMT

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Instead of just a trail, I would say the top of Black Mt. is an awesome "brink" for the rest of the mountain. The way the trails just drop right off is lots of fun.



I agree. It freaked out my wife the first time she saw it. Went last year with some friends, their 8 year old loved it.
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Posted: Nov 01, 2008 - 12:05 AM GMT

Black Hole at SR. Short, icy, Just sucks you in, and then there is the giant hole at the bottom right corner.
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Posted: Nov 01, 2008 - 10:10 AM GMT

On Piste: Master Magician

Off: Dodge's has to be about the most intimidating entrance in the East.

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Posted: Nov 01, 2008 - 1:19 PM GMT

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On Piste: Master Magician

Off: Dodge's has to be about the most intimidating entrance in the East.


Not familiar with "Dodge's". Where is it?

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Posted: Nov 01, 2008 - 4:52 PM GMT

Skier's right of Hillman's highway. A corniced entrance into a rapidly narrowing chimney. I'll have to hunt for pictures, although I don't have any that do it justice.

No. I haven't skied it.

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Posted: Nov 01, 2008 - 5:04 PM GMT

theres a sand pit by me w/ a 70 degree pitch. i call it micky mouse trail.

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Posted: Nov 02, 2008 - 3:10 AM GMT

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Skier's right of Hillman's highway. A corniced entrance into a rapidly narrowing chimney. I'll have to hunt for pictures, although I don't have any that do it justice.

No. I haven't skied it.

Actually, Left Gully is much like that. A drop down 10-15' over a melting cornice. Don't wanna fall there. Narrowing chute after the entrance.
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Posted: Nov 02, 2008 - 12:21 PM GMT

[quote]Speaking of the brink of winter, what's your favorite brink on a ski trail? I mean a trail that starts right off with its steepest headwall, challenging you to take the plunge.[quote]

By this definition, the Loaf's best brink is Upper Gondi Line coming off the Spillway XCut. Steepest at the top (be sure your edges are sharp), no break until you get to the ghost of the midstation at least 1000' vert down.

#2 Again off Spillway XCut on Lower Nitro. Not as long but the crash fence is there for a reason. The top of Nitro eases (reletively) you in a little.

#3 The Flume off Widowmaker over in King Pine. Classic cornice shape.

There are a couple places on the on the Backside that get your attention but don't fit the definition. And off-piste huckster delights at the Loaf as at many other mtns.



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Posted: Nov 02, 2008 - 1:18 PM GMT
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Actually, Left Gully is much like that. A drop down 10-15' over a melting cornice. Don't wanna fall there. Narrowing chute after the entrance.


While Left Gully can cornice, Dodge's in in a different league. Much narrower, much steeper sustained pitch. I've skied LG "a few times".

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Posted: Nov 04, 2008 - 6:32 AM GMT

I haven't skied it, but the relatevaly new Blazers Bluff (after Ted Blazer former mgr. of W/F and pres. of ORDA) at Whiteface. It's jump in steep at the top then a right turn w/ a huge boulder behind it followed by a flat runout.

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Posted: Nov 04, 2008 - 3:10 PM GMT

Quote: "Tuckerman's Ravine"

Amen. I don't think I've ever met anyone who, on his or her first trip up the Ravine has not, after putting on skis and looking down, said "I've climbed too high."
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Posted: Nov 04, 2008 - 5:15 PM GMT

Well, the thing about Tucks is that on approaching it from the upper snowfields it is a little difficult to get yourself oriented left/right so that you know exactly where the Lip is and where in the Lip the crevasses of interest are.
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Posted: Nov 04, 2008 - 6:30 PM GMT

Devils Fiddle at K with thos big rocks. I'll miss the chair though, even if it was useless!

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