Skiing July

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24th July saw me getting up at stoopid o'clock to head down to the snow with Steve and Alan W.

It snowed pretty much the whole day, which meant for super awesome snow all day, but not great visibility, made worse by goggles that kept steaming up and had heaps of blind spots around the edges.  So a little frustrating and it meant I went a lot slower than my normally slow speed.

Skiing July
Heading up the Interceptor Quad
Skiing July
Another shot from the Interceptor Quad
Skiing July
Snowflakes!!
Skiing July
Heading up the very pretty Ridge Quad.  Unfortunately as I was taking these photos, I dropped a glove :(  This was above Excelerator.  I really didn't want to do Excelerator as it's very steep, but alas I had to retrieve it.  Steve and Alan got there first and got it for me, but it was in a non-groomed bit so it was very icy and I stacked while trying to stop with them.  Got a big bruise on my leg to show for it.
Skiing July
The ice on the trees was pretty cool.  And this isn't even a lot - many other trees had heaps more ice.
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From Side Saddle looking across to Blue Cow terminal.  I had my other stack of the day down the bottom nearish the lift.
Skiing July
Looking from Blue Cow terminal across to Summit.  Had lunch of a few snacks and just sat down for half an hour to recover from my morning.
Skiing July
More pretty snow on the trees
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Looking down to Perisher resort
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I don't think I've ever seen Lake Jindabyne so full!
Lake Jindabyne


Yesterday I had a play with the GPS track I took of the day.  It was super cool!  I took 17 lift rides (actually that reminds me, I need to create an account so I can look at the MyRide stats - ski passes are now all RFID and you swipe past them as you get on the lift, so you can see all your stats).  I did 15 green runs (although a decent chunk of those were the very easy Pleasant Valley) and 3 blue runs.  Next time I go I'm going to make much more of an effort to go on different runs and lifts all over the resort to make the GPS track look even better :)

Skiing July GPS track

2 Comments

Tony said:

Nice. Good shot of the snowflakes, it's pretty unusual to get them like that - although we had the same structured flakes at Cabramurra that day as well.

August 7, 2011 9:47 PM

   

Kazza the Blank One said:

Not that great a shot, but it was the best I could do heh

August 7, 2011 10:53 PM

   

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