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|02-25-2013 12:46 PM|
Originally Posted by Snowolf View Post
And at meadows, is Badlands that area under Vista Ridge, skiers right from the chair?
Also, I see the Still Creek chair, where is the ravine?
Thanks for the tips, gonna make a road trip to OR, but not sure if Bachelor or Hood. I think it's probably gonna be Mt Hood due to proximity.
|02-25-2013 11:26 AM|
at bakes there is always pow by the bunny chair and if you blast the groomer....you can have enough speed to rip in to the bunny pow
but if its deep pow...hit the blacks and go for it...the worst thing that could happen is swimming....or dying...stay away from tree wells
|02-25-2013 11:19 AM|
One big problem you will run into with deeper powder (especially at stevens) is that you kind of need a steeper run in order to make use of it. Stevens has quite a few flat areas that you really need to carry speed through. This is where black, and double black runs are handy.
I would worry about getting stuck and hiking out. Especially when we are getting into miracle March. Heavy wet snow requires even more speed.
|02-25-2013 10:34 AM|
|BackLip||The Outback chair at Bachelor gets a lot less tracked out then the chairs off of Sunrise, Pine Martin, and Skyliner). Outback has some good, long blues as well as Blacks. If you feel up to it go over even farther to Northwest and ride some sick Blacks.|
|02-24-2013 09:53 PM|
|airblaster503||Bachelor I would say anywhere off the Rainbow chair. Mellow terrain but the powder doesn't get tracked out as fast as other areas.|
|02-24-2013 09:10 PM|
|02-24-2013 06:44 PM|
Favorite ungroomed areas for intermediates in the PNW
I'm an intermediate rider comfortable on the blue runs but still struggling on the blacks (especially after the skiers cover them with moguls). I've had a few chances to hit some powder but it seems to be very hard to find unless you go into black or double black territory. Bowls are always double black, so I haven't touched that yet. If I'm one of the first out after a dump I'll hit some black runs while they are still soft, but that never lasts long.
So where does a non-expert go to find powder? Is there such thing as a blue bowl? I assume not, but...
Anyway, my favorite spot so far is going far right off the start of gemini on the backside of stevens, before and after the cat track starts. In bounds, but not a marked run or groomed area.
I'm gonna try to get to OR (probably Mt Bachelor) soon, so if you have a noob friendly stash over there that you don't mind blowing out, please share
Someone on the lift suggested Mt Hood glaciers, but I'm not sure where exactly that would be or if that's even a sane suggestion for my skill level.