Chilean Adventure (the novel- Part 2) Aug/Sep 07

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Re: Chilean Adventure (the novel- Part 2) Aug/Sep 07

Postby Patrick » Sat Jul 19, 2008 7:32 am

Tony Crocker wrote:
I wonder if this lift would be able to pass inspection and run in North America?
Powdr Corp would have no problem running it at Mt. Bachelor. :lol:


Are you sure? :wink:

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Yep, that chair didn't have a backrest. I believe it was mine. :mrgreen: Seat and back rest are tiny metal sheet. People skiing a resort in the US wouldn't put up with a chair is this. Long and slow double. I love it. TISA factor again. I would be a shame if they would replace with a HSQ. As long is this place is off-radar, is going to be good (unless they isn't any snow).

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Tony Crocker wrote:These pictures were a bit better in conveying overall scale.


There are a few others coming. 8)
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Re: Chilean Adventure (the novel- Part 2) Aug/Sep 07

Postby Patrick » Sat Jul 19, 2008 2:21 pm

In order to respect the ski forum etiquette, I’ll limit with words to only mention the spectacular scenery in front us, amazing natural wind grooming powder runs in untracked fresh snow every run, cliff and cornice dropping, truly amazing.


That doesn't mean I cannot post any pics from it. :drool:

Isn't there something about a picture is worth a 1000 words? :wink:

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Brendan and Pat wait for Andy to get set with camera. (Photo by Andy).


After waiting for Andy to set up, he missed the cornice dropped. ](*,)

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Brendan skiing off somewhere. Andy is taking pictures lower down.


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After the cornice, Brendan jump off the lip (Photo by Andy).


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My turns...:-) (Photo by Andy).


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Andy's turns (Photo by Brendan).


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Open spaces: Closing in on Andy or is it Brendan?


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Not bad at all. I believe that is Brendan?
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Re: Chilean Adventure (the novel- Part 2) Aug/Sep 07

Postby Patrick » Sat Jul 19, 2008 2:46 pm

We repeated this loop as much as we could with keeping in mind our drive to Portillo ahead. :( This repeat would include the cornice, we didn't miss capturing it (from two different angle) this time!!! :mrgreen:

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Brendan dropping in with one of many volcanos in the background.


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Brendan from Angle #2 (Photo by Andy).


As we skiing the [censored] , we noticed our ski patrol/ski bum for the summer friend from Vermont. He was skinning up with his teles. We noticed that he had some issues yesterday with the lift attendant checking lift tickets. What he would do was skin up to the higher lift in order to bypass people checking for lift passes and ski free. Not only Free the Hell, Free the Ski!!! I guess that when there’s a crowd, the attendants crackdown on poachers. The true ultimate skibum living in a tent and paying the least possible. LONG LIVE VERMONT!!! I'll probably see you at MRG next winter (which I did). Mark Rewson would probably know him. :mrgreen:

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Fortune and MRG ski patrols.


After 4 runs in “[censored]” , we bumped into the coaches. We decide to take the faster Triple-Poma combo and ski the long run back down to the resort and the car. We didn’t ski touch the upper t-bars as it was getting already pretty late for us.

It was 2:15 when we got to the bottom. We only did 5 runs, but what memorable runs. I stand corrected, THIS is my best lifetime September ski day. :)


Here are two more terrain pics for Tony. ;)

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View from some on-piste terrain while riding Doto Oto.


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A look to left at the top of the Doto Oto.


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Riding legend: lifts in purple used on this last day.


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Graph of the day.
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Re: Chilean Adventure (the novel- Part 2) Aug/Sep 07

Postby Tony Crocker » Sun Jul 20, 2008 4:30 pm

In order to respect the ski forum etiquette
A bit overdone, I think. Patrick & company had never been there before, it looks pretty wide open, and I don't think they found the goods courtesy of a secret tour led by locals.

I'm guessing on Sept. 5 they were skiing in the general area of the yellow lines on the right side of the map.
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