Manitoba Mountain, Spirit of the Kenai

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Re: Manitoba Mountain, Spirit of the Kenai

Postby soulskier » Sun Apr 29, 2012 4:27 pm

We've been doing some on-snow due diligence this week.

The snow on the front side has been Grade A corn.

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Dropping of the north side

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Another line off the north side with Block Headwall in the backdrop

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Looking up the north side. There are two skiers on top of the line for reference.

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Towards the east and Juneau Creek Headwall

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North side from the Seward Highway

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Last light on the frontside

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Re: Manitoba Mountain, Spirit of the Kenai

Postby Patrick » Mon Apr 30, 2012 7:29 am

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Re: Manitoba Mountain, Spirit of the Kenai

Postby Tony Crocker » Mon Apr 30, 2012 11:19 am

Last week the corn was excellent on the right exposures down to about 2,500 feet, manageable to 1,500 and mush below that.
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Re: Manitoba Mountain, Spirit of the Kenai

Postby soulskier » Wed May 02, 2012 12:29 pm

Skiers Envision New Chugach Lift Development

KTVA CBS Anchorage News, May 1, 2012

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Re: Manitoba Mountain, Spirit of the Kenai

Postby Tony Crocker » Wed May 02, 2012 12:43 pm

Note in the comment section dissent from a local backcountry skier. He makes a comment about snowmobilers too. I suspect snowmobiling is big in Alaska and Manitoba will be in trouble IMHO if the snowmobile community decides to oppose it.
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Re: Manitoba Mountain, Spirit of the Kenai

Postby soulskier » Mon May 07, 2012 3:18 pm

Here's a little helmet cam footage of my good friend and musician Matt Reardon, dropping right off the top of the north side last week.

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Re: Manitoba Mountain, Spirit of the Kenai

Postby soulskier » Thu May 24, 2012 9:00 pm

I went for a tour up Manitoba Mountain yesterday. I thought Tony might appreciate how fat the coverage still is for late May.

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