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Where's the STOKE!

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Comeon you guys! Nobodies been getting jazzed about the upcoming season lately. All this gear talk is uber-boring. Post some pics, some links some videos, some radar screens, whatever it takes. I"m to busy to ski right now anyway, but I know the snow is coming. It's just heading south right now, it'll be here.

 

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Nice... I haven't skied ashland before, but I got a girly friend that transfered there for school... Planing on shedin the wee hill soon though....

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I'd rather have a wee hill than no hill...I think Mt Ashland is way better than any lift served access at notsnowquality pass, and not far off from Stevens. But mostly I'm just glad that it is 20 minutes from my house with no traffic bullshit to deal with....

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Thats way cool... I gots to drive further than that to get to another wee hill up willamette pass... hour and 15... hood and bachy are just around three hours... same for ashy, but I heard that half the MT is pretty steep down there...

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More than half is pretty steep. They are trying to expand it to add more green runs...how sad cry.gif but lots of the ashlnd liberals are against the expansion, it is sort of a hot topic around here...

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Lambone said:

the ashlnd liberals are against the expansion

 

Boy-howdy, and there is a lot of lib down there too... ashland is like the eugene of southern oregon... course I'm from eugene, and I would push for epantion. I mean they already use a lot of the mountain, might as well use all of it... there is talk of an expantion on willamette pass too...

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Hey Lambone--whats the backcountry skiing situation like down ashland way? I'm jonesin and may head down there.

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Hey rbw,

 

You might get some good turns in at the highest elevations around here. Mt. Mclaughlin, Brown Mt., Mt Ashland, and Mt Shasta will be your best bet.

 

Keep in mind this was our first real snowfall, so you will be skiing on top of volcanic shale with a 17" base, possibly less since it may have melted some. Expect pretty wet snow, which makes for a good base, but less than good turns.

 

On Sunday my wife and I drove up to Mt. Ashland with our mountain bikes (14 mile downhill singletrack to our doorstep)...

 

But with almost 2 ft in the parking lot we felt pretty stupid. People were pulling skis and boards off their cars and here we are with bikes...everyone was laughing at us. I pulled a U and gunned it through the wet snow outa there. What a gaper move! Thats ok, 500ft lower we were ripping moist mud. bigdrink.gif

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"The Stoke" is a town on Highway 1 west of Rogers Pass otherwise known as Revelstoke. known for the best pow on Earf and also avalanche deaths.

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