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  • Perisher Report 01/07/2012 | Telemark Phat
    closing shortly before we arrived Today was another day of the season It was cold with lovely dense wind blown drifts at Guthega of 10 20cm Race training devolved to a morning of freesking training as we zoomed around Guthega all morning The afternoon was basic skills training with the odd freshie dash thrown in There is hardly any shrubbery left above the snow at Guthega and the return track is well formed I d be suprised if the Perisher Link isn t completed by next weekend with the forecast snow leaving only Olympic to open The drive back down was chaos the RMS was lax with getting people to put chains on and there were at least 10 cars on the side of the road while the traffic slowly pottered down the road at 10km h Plenty of snow on the road above Sponars Freshies by Pony Ride Milk Run looking good More Milk Run Bloody Mary I see some BC skiing in my future Someone stole the websites number plate The drive home was even snowier This is the School Holiday start dreams are made of If you aren t having any fun out there you have not

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  • Perisher Report 07-08/07/2012 | Telemark Phat
    in great condition Yarrandoo groomed Whale building on Toppa s Devil s playground still a bit thin Accelerator was in great nic Main Range Panorama Farm Ck freshies Sunday was more of the same there was a bit of a breeze and some high cloud hinting at the clear snow forecast for this week But with cold overnight temps the groomers were still grippy and forgiving Both Zali s and Acellerator were great and unusually Yarrandoo had been groomed as well Early starter and the Terminal A lot of snow farming was done for the High Traverse Mt Twynam full of snow Crazy training tracks I hope we scrape in a surplus from this next system So far this season I ve become used to being spoilt and I just want MOAR Perisher Add new comment Comments Farm creek Submitted by Tony not verified on 10 July 2012 11 17am Good to see you got into Farm Ck sorry I couldn t join you but was spent after having done it twice already reply I m glad you left me some Submitted by Richard Hocking on 11 July 2012 9 07am I m glad you left me some freshies reply

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  • Perisher Report 18/08/2012 | Telemark Phat
    the bottom of the Car Park Double There were some great knee deep drifts to be found Tate East Ridge from Escape Viveka on the bottom of Escape Once we got to the top the Blue Cow T had opened and we saw the gold rush down Parachute from the lucky first riders After a couple of laps of a perfect Bloody Mary with Viveka I joined back up with Mic and Mark and we met up with Owain Lisa and John We had a great run down the Parachute Trees The snow was lovely knee deep a bit heavy but still silky and easy to turn in Fresh snow near the Car Park Double Parachute gold rush John ripping up the Parachute Trees Parachute exit freshies I did another couple of laps of Bloody Mary with V and I ran into Nick Nick and I met up with the others and headed over to the Summit Chair I haven t skied the Summit Trees for a few years and with all the recent snow today look like a perfect opportunity The snow was wind affected up high but was stunning in the middle section For about 100m every turn was bottomless The last 100m however were dense Snowgum regrowth from the 03 fire which required some creative skiing to get down to the road After walking back it was time for a beer and a feed at the Guthega Pub before heading home Bloody Mary Mt Tate from the top of the Summit Trees Owain lovin it Mark crusin It was a great mornings skiing Friday sounded like it was the day for the snow conditions but today was the day for rippin it up with friends Perisher Add new comment Your name E mail The content of this

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  • Intertele at Snowbird 14/04/2013 | Telemark Phat
    Snowbird Snowbird gets an amazing gold rush on a freshie day The local skiers rip know where the goods are and aren t shy about getting there I followed my Perisher Instincts and traversed out to the Bookends Bowl I found stunning light boot to knee deep powder After a couple of laps I explored the rest of Mineral Basin to get a feel for the resort since I was goint to be presenting an on snow clinic in a couple of days In the rest of Mineral Basin I discovered a new experience before my visit conditions had been typical spring freeze thaw conditions The overnight snowfall had put a boot deep layer of snow so light than even on 105mm underfoot skis I was still skiing dust on crust After a few more laps I had a run into the Cirque Middle Cirque looked good but it hadn t received much snow and was terrible refrozen crud After looking on the trail map I headed over to the Gadzoom to scope out some blues and greens more like blues and blacks in Australia At the top of Big Emma I met a couple of young telemarkers who were determined to enjoy their Spring Skiing Even though it was 1C before the wind chill they were both skiing in light summer dresses My final run went through the Gad Chutes and Harper s Ferry East The top of Chip s Run from the top of the Tram The Bookends Traverse Richie s Run with Mts Baldy and Sugarloaf in the Background The Endoras with Mt Sugarloaf The view north from Ski Patrol Gully Mt Superior from Bassackwards Enthusiastic Spring Telemarkers Cross dressed telemark Big Emma from the bottom of the Gad Chutes The Snowbird Carbuncles from Harper s Ferry

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  • Intertele at Snowbird 15 &16/04/2013 | Telemark Phat
    lines through the resort which you are only allowed to cross through designated gates Unlike here and in Europe is an offence to duck a rope and ski a closed area and the whole week I was there I didn t see any poaching going on On the 15th I spent the morning exploring the areas to the East of the Cirque Regulator Gad Chutes Wilbere and Mach Schnell Even though the long arm of the law throughout the resort changed the atmosphere from European Skiing the terrain was just as good and the snow was better quality than anything I ve skied over there The other similarity to Europe was the difficulty in finding first tracks in the places a new visitor would look The gold rush was in full effect on both days and I only managed to find two pitches on both days were I got to lay down first tracks I spent the afternoon on easier terrain around Gadzooks and Wilbere doing balance drills in a desperate attempt to look prepared in my clinics Bad light and limited vis meant few photos First tracks on Bassackwards Snowbird from the top of Wilbere On the 16th I was ruined Altitude no ski legs and a niggling cold kept me off the hill for the Morning To keep the legs limber I walked up to Alta and back By the time I got back my legs were feeling good and I spent the afternoon exploring the Peruvian Gulch and Blackjack areas I found some great steep treed lines which combined with all of the snow in the trees reminded me of the seasons I spent skiing in Whitewater in British Columbia Looking down Thanks for the Memories Looking up a line near the Keyhole The trees wanted to

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  • Intertele at Snowbird 17 & 18/04/2013 | Telemark Phat
    American ski instructor associations With the clinics I was too busy to take any pics With the hard part over I was looking forward to the activities planned for the 18th We started the day by doing another thing Ski Instructors can t seem to be able to avoid when they get together we skied together in synchronised demo runs We did three runs and were split up into groups by the brand of our equipment The first run was by boot manufacturer the second by binding manufacturer and the third run by ski manufacturer With half a run for planning and practice and the other half for the demo the runs were rough and ready But with the music pumping and an enthusiastic atmosphere we had a ball In the afternoon I joined in on the clinic offered by Ty Upson the Head Coach of the US Telemark Team He presented on the basic fundamentals of the technique used by the US Team The principles were getting waaaaay forward during the transition a longer stance for the rules and to help getting forward inclining in the turn large edge angles and quick lead changes The technique worked and there are elements I think we could include in the Australian System However I felt like I was skiing backwards since this style is so different to the technique Australian Instructors used An Australian Flag The West Peak of American Fork Mt Superior from the bottom of Mach Schnell Almost Synchronised Synchronised All of the Scarpa Skiers The teams got ambitious on the final run Snowbird from the Wilbere area That night there were indoor presentations from the Swiss the US and a presentation on how to train basic skiing skills indoors using regular fitness equipment Afterwards there were a couple

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  • Intertele at Snowbird 19/04/2013 | Telemark Phat
    at a gait near the top of the Collins chair which was being prepared for opening for a ski patroller Once the gate was opened he led us across a flat section into the Glory Hole After a break in the trees on the edge of the flat section there was a narrow chute with a traverse under an overhanging cliff with about 200m vertical of knee to waist deep powder Only a couple of skiers beat us to some stunning turns Greg left our group and Ty lead us to Alf s High Rustler A long steep chute in the trees which drops about 500m vertical to the base area The snow here had been well skied and the length of the run trashed my still feeble legs I headed into the Goldminers Daughter Cafeteria to give my legs a quick break and ran into Michel Bonny the Head of Telemark and Education for the Swiss Ski Instructors Association After a coffee and a chat we headed out and I showed him Glory Hole and to my utter amazement there were no more tracks than during my last run After another stunning run Michel and I headed back to meet everyone else for lunch at the Albion Day Lodge After lunch we took the whole group back to the Glory Hole and still there were no tracks We were even able to find more freshies by traversing out onto Greely A lap on the bizarre Transfer Tow and we had another run on Glory Hole and still no more tracks had been laid other than our own After a 5th and final lap of the Glory Hole I was beat Rock Gully Greg entering the Glory Hole Ty ripping up Extrovert Karen and Sugita at the bottom of Extrovert

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  • Intertele at Snowbird 20 - 22/04/2013 | Telemark Phat
    Diamond was stunning even on my 67mm teach skis We did a few more laps below the Bookends Traverse in increasingly skied out snow and only moved away when we heard The Road to Provo was being opened After a great run down Last Choice we did a quick lap on the groomed Mark Malu Fork before finishing off the session in the Rasta Chutes The Canadian system is very simiar to ours just with a longer stance and quicker lead changes Salt Lake City from the top of Little Cloud American Fork Looking down the middle of the Rasta Chutes I expected a normal trip home on the 22nd however due to a booking stuff up I had shown up 60 hours early for my flight After I managed that task I had 10 hours to kill in Salt Lake City On my previous visit some 15 years earlier there was nothing to do other than to go look at the Temple but my phone found an activity for me the Natural History Museum on the University of Utah I ve always been a sucker for Dinosaurs The tram system in Salt Lake is great and two trams later I was at the Campus Wow they have a tonne of money the facilites were stunning I d hate to think how much it would cost to study there After the museum the nerd in me was satisfied so I explored the student accomodation an old Military base and I walked back to downtown found some suprisingly good street art and flew back on home A Park within the Student Accommodation at the U of U Student Accomodation An Anzac Bridge style pedestrian bridge Street Moose Nationalist street art Although this trip was so short I ve got more out

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