Originally Posted by Snowolf
We have already established the fact that in good, soft groomed powder flat basing is easy but due to drag, I will believe 60MPH when I see it.
Measured with a Garmin Etrex (which is using doppler effect, you can expect 1mph accuracy). Conditions were excellent, the trail was freshly groomed, the snow very, very fast. Heck, I've done 45mph on a beginner trail.
BTW, my brother, who is a skier, has done 72mph on the same trail.