Gore Mountain, NY: 12/16 - 12/17/17

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Harvey Harvey
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Gore Mountain, NY: 12/16 - 12/17/17

Arrived in the dark Friday night, cranked a fire and headed out to check the snow.



Still haven't put the MTB in winter storage so space is tight inside.

Up early and over to the mountain.  Often I seem to share first gondi with the friendly (but maybe shy?) woman in the green coat. Seems like we both head for Sunway when there is fresh cord, so I pulled up quick to get a shot of her.


Sublime

Plan was to connect with Square Eddy and to do that I should have waited at the bottom. BUT, I didn't.  Off to the top.



Nice morning. Hawkeye was scratchy so I lapped Headwaters which was fantastic. Some sweet fresh and untracked down skiers right.  I kept lapping it hoping for a shot at Open Pit. I dig get one on the third time back and repeated it for another. Funky chalk whales could be a name for a band.



The new summit lodge was nice.



Eventually I came back down to find Eddy working with NYSEF.  He finished drilling his gates and then we made some turns.


Eddy




Eric rips!

In the afternoon I headed back to the cabin to lay tracks on all our trails, and then headed out to Square Eddy's Casey Mountain Camp for a fantastic meal.

Sunday I got a super early start and skied with Freeheeln and eventually tBatt.  Even thought it snowed all day on Saturday I thought the skiing was better on Sunday...


freeheeln


tBatt

tBatt... well I was stunned. 10 days on tele and he looks good to me.

After I hit the road around 1, they dropped the rope on Lies. Who got it?



"You just need to go at that shit wide open, hang on, and own it." —Camp
ADmiKe ADmiKe
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Re: Gore Mountain, NY: 12/16 - 12/17/17

Looks like Gore was skiing really well.  Need to make it over there more this year hopefully
Brownski Brownski
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Re: Gore Mountain, NY: 12/16 - 12/17/17

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conditions look pretty good
"You want your skis? Go get 'em!" -W. Miller
Harvey Harvey
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Re: Gore Mountain, NY: 12/16 - 12/17/17

I thought conditions were great. I was kind of singing on Sunday.  
"You just need to go at that shit wide open, hang on, and own it." —Camp
Johnnyonthespot Johnnyonthespot
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Re: Gore Mountain, NY: 12/16 - 12/17/17

I really like this post.
MC2 5678F589 MC2 5678F589
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Re: Gore Mountain, NY: 12/16 - 12/17/17

Look at the rear leg of the experienced tele skiers, then look at the rear leg for tbatt.

Ted, get that rear shin a bit more parallel to the ground, separate the knees a little (fore/aft), and sink down into a stronger tele stance. This will have the natural effect of putting more weight on that rear foot without you having to stomp on it.

/tele tip
Harvey Harvey
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Re: Gore Mountain, NY: 12/16 - 12/17/17

Obviously you know way more than I do about this. I'm saying he is better than any 10 day teleskier I have seen.

I bet he'll fix those things you point out quick if he stays at it.
"You just need to go at that shit wide open, hang on, and own it." —Camp
Marcski Marcski
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Re: Gore Mountain, NY: 12/16 - 12/17/17

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Gore looks really nice.


MC, feel free and don't be shy with more tele tips.  

I still try to focus on weighting my rear ski...when I hit it right, its like surfing, so cool. But, I need to get it more consistently.  


Harvey Harvey
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Re: Gore Mountain, NY: 12/16 - 12/17/17

The "zone" is more the exception than the rule for me.  When you are properly weighing without working hard...

I felt like I was there for a while on Sunday.  Man it was fun.
"You just need to go at that shit wide open, hang on, and own it." —Camp
tjf1967 tjf1967
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Re: Gore Mountain, NY: 12/16 - 12/17/17

Do you still hold your poles half way down?  To me you look like a safe skier, solid, but that pole thing kinda weirded me out. Me I am a croucher.  When I get in trouble I go into Ninja turtle mode.
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