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3/28/2015 9:30:07 PM thanks dood "All of Me" by Hot Club of San Francisco
3/25/2015 6:15:51 PM thanks - it was a satisfying day for sure.  the best part of the splitboard experience for me is simply clearing my head back to where it wants to be... if I get a sweet run on the way down, it's just a bonus, haha.  top part of the mountain was great.  isn't it amazing what a few pow turns can do for your spirits? the basset hound was my friend Ryan's dog, so he wasn't there this time.  I don't think we'll take Tugboat up the mountain in winter anymore, at the very least just to save his weiner...
3/25/2015 3:29:42 AM https://vimeo.com/123173791 [FLASH WIDTH=800 HEIGHT=450]http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=123173791[/FLASH]
3/24/2015 9:46:20 PM ah, yeah.  it varies a TON depending on elevation.  for the most part these days, we don't usually have too much sitting at sea level, but once you're above 1000ft it's a totally different world.  if we were 2k feet higher or just 5 degrees colder, we would have winters like when I was a kid...
3/24/2015 6:51:19 PM haha I don't know where you looked... 90 is way off.  even this year, which basically didn't happen, we have 115" of snowfall to date.  I think they say an average year is around 350" which seems pretty common for northwest resorts. they talk about the cities with the most rain/precip in the country, but they usually exclude alaska because it holds the records for everything and it would be pointless to make a list for the US.  our "average" weather is the same or worse than what makes the news down south, hah.  just another tuesday in AK! looks like the northern rockies was one of the only decent enough places this year, though, even if there were still struggles.  saw a lot of good stuff coming out of MT, WY, etc
3/24/2015 7:36:06 AM it's just at Eaglecrest, our ski area here in Juneau, which basically didn't open this year aside from the bunny hill.  it's a 5 mile drive into the mountains to get to the parking lot.  the first picture up there shows the top of the east ridge in the background.. it's about a 10 minute skin from where I took the picture.  I dropped from around the middle of the frame and rode toward the left, following that consistent slope along the shade line.  the portion in the sun behind that is actually across a valley and is a bit of a climb to get on top of, but there are some rad lines from up there.  the other pictures are actually screenshots from my ride down, a bit lower. in that first photo, I'm at about 2600ft next to the top of the chairlift.  the water in the background of the below picture is the ocean, so you can see everything here starts at sea level.  up on the ridge, it's probably around 3,000ft.  most of the peaks around juneau are between 3-5k elevations, and they get bigger as you head north toward Haines (70 miles on the ferry).  north is to the right in this picture sorry, stoney rambling
3/24/2015 4:35:42 AM day 19.  split up with my dogs, and the german shepherd we're house sitting.  took them up the ridge and rode a little bit of pow in the sun... felt great.  it's just the top 1/3 that's pretty good, middle 1/3 is fun but thin and less soft, and lower 1/3 is getting pretty bare, but doable with a couple on-foot patches to cross.     
3/19/2015 10:35:33 PM
3/19/2015 6:12:51 PM haha all good, I can see where it's not too hard to mistake them at first glance we are house sitting a beagle now, though.. along with her little brother, a boston terrier... all this on top of the surgeon we're sitting for, who has 3 bostons and an enormous (but equally friendly) german shepherd.  that + our two... it's a zoo!  four bostons together is hilarious.
3/19/2015 2:33:51 PM haha, that was the other option, but I don't think I can swing it. the "other" dog is a bassett hound, but he goes on big hikes all summer.  the snow was the hard part for him since he's so low.  the other two are herding breeds whose purpose in life is to be constantly active, running around herding large animals.  kai's breed (blue heeler) is meant for that + taking down bulls and things like that on a farm.  so..... energy for days, haha.  they do get tired, but only after they're done running
3/18/2015 6:47:54 PM we still have our ultra split 56 from this year, but no regular bamboo.  I can tell you right now I can beat the current online rate for you, but of course at $1,200 msrp a sale price is still expensive.  can even do payments.  if you're interested, PM me.  I forget if we're facebook friends, but you can message me there too.  we have solutions in 61, 62W, and 64 too if that's of any interest... the 62W has almost identical specs to the hover 56, for comparison. I keep eying the ultra... I know I don't need it, and I like the bamboo one since it's a damp material, but..... temptation.
3/16/2015 4:42:21 AM video from the other day https://vimeo.com/122293405 [FLASH WIDTH=800 HEIGHT=450]http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=122293405[/FLASH]
3/13/2015 5:09:06 PM Tugboat's weiner was dragging in the snow the whole day, but he did fine.  Ryan's mom takes him on big summer hikes up some of the mountain trails here, but the weiner/snow thing has got to suck.. short legs are not the best for winter, hah
3/13/2015 5:04:27 PM we've had the bunny hill running on weekends with a mix of manmade/salvaged snow, but it's white ribbon of death kind of thing. fun though!  the actual mountain was only open for about 2 weeks in january, maybe less, with pretty variable conditions.  I got two days on chairs.. fun while it lasted.  I accepted the crappy winter early on, so I haven't been bumming on it.. just taking what we can get, when we can, and in the mean time it's been nice to have a lot of free days to take the dogs out and things like that haines is doing well up high though, and seems to be getting deeper.  I hear heli season is a go for sure, and haines pass (north of the border) sounds good.  loosely planning on making a trip in april. usually I have 16 days by early december when we normally open, but here we are in mid-march, haha.  oh well!  what's funny though is I got 4 new pow decks this year, haha.  new hovercraft split, burton landlord and con artist XX, and lib funDAMNmental mullet shape.  rode the funda once, haven't touched the landlord, and one charilift day was on the con artist.. that thing is FUN as hell and rips ass.  I think I have 4 or 5 splitting days, a couple of which were really good back in january
3/12/2015 3:45:43 AM Japan seems like it's always the place to be, granted they have imperfect spells too.  no different this year though.. it was going off.  so many Juneau friends went over for weeks at a time.  stoked you made a trip.... that is probably #1 on my snowboard bucket list.  from friends who have been there, I've been told my riding style is relatively interchangeable with the carvy/surfy japanese guys on pow shapes, and I take that humbly as a massive compliment, haha.  I love AK, but maybe I'm in the wrong place!  or maybe I need two of myself...... and endless cash. anyway, day 16 I think.  went splitting for the first time in a couple months with my friend ryan, my two dogs, and his basset hound named Tugboat... it's starting to snow again, so it's preseason round 2, with the equivalent coverage of an average mid-november.  better than nothing I guess


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