Sunday, January 11, 2009

Queen says no to pot smoking FBI members

(only one person is going to know that know that ^^^ lyric. mop, if you are reading this, i'd like to thank you on behalf of the group and i hope we passed the audition.)

Today, I went snowboarding again. They reported 5 inches, but up on top of Big Sky, it was closer to a foot.

This would mark three days in a row for me. I know, I know, and I don't want to hear it from you.

It was far and away the best day of the year. I know that's going out on a pretty big limb, picking the best day out of all eleven so far.

I lucked out, and got a slot on the Big Couloir. The Big Couloir is the signature run at Big Sky.

You have to sign up, and you are required to have a helmet, shovel and avalanche transceiver.

It is a chute that drops about 2000 feet straight down.

Usually, you sign up and wait for up to an hour. I went into the ski patrol bunker, and someone had dropped out of their assigned slot.

11,166 feet of elevation.

The drop-in is absolutely terrifying.

In the picture above, it is the chute directly under the tram car.

Here is a fun little video from today.


Blogger Gretchen said...

At some point every day, my four year old proclaims it is the best day ever.

That tram? There's a reason I live squarely in the mid-west. Makes me queasy just looking at it.

9:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Elmore James got nothin on this


9:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

drop-off curdled mah blood. scary as hell. scarier than the Unborn movie trailer.

2:51 PM  
Blogger Bryan said...

Livin it up. Maybe you want to switch things around a bit and apply for this job.

7:40 AM  
Blogger Ellen Enright said...

I know I am old!!!!!

9:30 AM  

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