Slay The Gnar

Documentary of Casey Cane

Slicing and Dicing the Kirkwood Meadows & Alpine Ghettos – 01/02/10

Date:

December 29th – January 2nd, 2009

Location: Kirkwood Meadows & Alpine Ghettos

Weather: snow, a little more snow, then some light rain….

Skiers:

Skier666, lil’666, Supu, Zippy, Pimpin’ Frog, Tyrone Shoelaces, S.P.C, Kush, Jrosen32, etc

Picture Takers:

666, Zippy, Supu, & Pimpin Frog…

Music: Silkie – ‘Concrete Jungle’

Synopsis:

The day after shredding the Illinois Gnar, I was back in Tahoe ready to schralp some more interesting Tahoe terrain. Stellar conditions with pow refreshments each day up until the night of Jan 1st, where sadly, a light mist glazed over much of the High Sierras.

Powder Anyone?:

United Airlines gave me a free copy of this kick-ass periodical…OMG, really? TAHOE????? I WANT TO SKI THERE!!!!!!

Because of the latest issue of SKI, I grabbed our cat and we rallied deep into HWY 50….

Hmmmm, what kind of Moment will we be in today?

New snow, clouds breaking….could be fun….

Tallac….a South Lake BC Ski Field……

This weird device was eating snow….so I took a photo.

Securing the last actual non-paying spot in the 6 lot, we noticed the snow looking quite tasty at 7800 ft.

The Frog and I decide on breaking trail to outer Palisades….

The Frog likes that idea….especially when his older cousin breaks trail….

Here, the Frog pimps’ out a powder field…

He’s on holiday from studying Nuclear Physics at CU-Boulder, a university located just north of where Coors is brewed…

Here the Frog takes a crap photo of 666….

HA….this is actually at 7890 ft……right above the car….

Another Pali lap? Why not?

666 in Lower Cirque following Zippy’s lead….

Where’s the tracks? Its like…..11:30am?

The backside opens and is fun….and fast….

Kush preparing for a straight shot into a forest of trees…..

Here Zippy shows the snow quality….

Can you find Zippy?

Whoa dude….there’s a ledge there….

Laaaaaaiiiiiiiiiiiidddddddddd Baaaaaaaccccccckkkkkkk Zippy Pow!

The Frog takes a powder leap…

Let’s just say our first run was light and fresh….

Again, Lower Cirque…totally tracked.

This rock got into Zippy’s way…

…and another….

…and another….actually all from the same Thunder Saddle lap….Kirkwood is so FUN!!!!!

‘Once’ is looking a little thin……

Sisters looks to be the win….

Supu agrees…

ANOTHER DAY!

The Frog and I warm up our breakfast….

Really? It snowed again? Carbon copy of yesterday? Oh my!

Frog knows where to go….Palisades….top to bottom fresh.

S.P.C has marvelous turn initiation….

Supu is in there somewhere….

Zippy…..in the air…airing over some obstacles…

Tyrone…takes flight near Oops EP….

666 follows suit….

Zippy down in lower Sisters….early season gnar…

…finds an exit…

…’arms out, knees tucked’…check

Jrosen32 on the side of Chamoix….

Zippy in the Fingers….giving them the finger….

Zippy finds yet another air in Lower Cirque…

Jrosen32 straightlinin’……

Tyrone ties his shoelaces in the powder…

Supu loving Thunder Saddle at 3pm….

Pimpin’ Frog pimps out his last turn of the day…

The little man gets his 2nd day on his strap-on boards…still hates it.

This is preferred…..

That night….

2010201020102010!

Frog and I head to KW, get one run on Oops and Oops EP…it was good. 666 in Oops EP…

Screw it, Frog and I are thirsty!!!!

Caffeinated, we decide to clean out the garage…full of 4th of July paraphernalia…

Off to Slim’s for a fail race-stock mount….

Day 2 of 2010!

As I head in the direction of Alpine Ghettos, an island appears….

…F R O S T Y!

…C R U S T Y!

…ERIE!

After hitting some groomers with The Dad, Turx & Cinders….I started my solo tour….off of Scott chair and chute with rocks in the middle….

Estelle Face is always my favorite spot for techy turns, so I took a couple laps. The snow was breakable crust and weirdly enjoyable…

Good times….

Off to High Yellow to Sherwood Cliffs lap….untracked yet crusty….

On my final Estelle lap, a fellow soldier drops in…

On the final lap, The Dad and I take the Most Epic Condo Lap EVER!!!! Lesson learned….rain sometimes cannot penetrate the forest making the snow better than expected.

Laterzzzzzzzz

Friday, January 8th, 2010 at 11:39 pm
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