Zippin’ the Calm Before the Storm, KW – 01/18/10
January 17th-18th, 2010
Location: Kirkwood, California, USA
Weather: Wind, snow, wind, and some snowâ€¦.
Skier666, Shugs, SuPu, Jrosen32, skimoore, GDS, and of course, ZIPPY!
666, Zippy, and Shugs.
Music: Marcus Intalex – ‘Entropy’
Well, the biggest storm since the age of time has been in the forecast for the awhile now, so plans were made to ski pow as the storm hit on Sunday and Monday. Apparently, Sunday skied the same as Friday and Saturday but with more moguls and the absence of sunshine. Eventually, the storm decided to hit on Saturday afternoon, lag until Monday morning, and then hit hard right at the moment when a logistical decision had to be made.
This is California in Januaryâ€¦..
â€¦.you see, our hills are green only in the winterâ€¦.
While I sat in traffic on Friday, Zippy takes a POV before dropping in on OIE…
Silicon Valley is full of creepy computer shops to visit during lunchâ€¦..
After work, Bay Area people play with tech. Here our little guy playing his first Japanese Shooterâ€¦..yepâ€¦.in TATE mode. So proud of himâ€¦.
Shugs and I decided to depart the next day at butt-thirty, so we had a night on the townâ€¦
We grabbed a couple glasses of Michelob Ultraâ€¦.as it was my 73rd b-day, so we had to go big!
5 AM. Push the Time Warp button to Kirkwoodâ€¦
Under 3 hours and weâ€™re on the Spurâ€¦.
Skimoore, now residing in Paris, showed up while we enjoyed our breakfastâ€¦
Shugs grabs some fresh windbuff in Ski Schoolâ€¦.
Iphone action shot of the 6â€™er to prove he was aliveâ€¦
Gds is a young ripper â€¦.yes, heâ€™s in High Schoolâ€¦.
Shugs finds an exposed line near Waterfallâ€¦
Zippy was on fire todayâ€¦skiing everything but snowâ€¦
Have you ever aired a Cornice onto a steep face in a hurricane? Zippy hasâ€¦
â€œTwister IIâ€ starring SuPuâ€¦
Zippy shows that the Palisades have some hidden zonesâ€¦
Jrosen32 gets some support for hitting the 100 footerâ€¦
Near Little Jims, Jrosen32 gets triple black diamondâ€¦
He cautiously searches for obstaclesâ€¦
â€¦and proceeds to test the LZ.
Zippy straightlines the whole thingâ€¦
Skimoore eating the gnarbarâ€¦
Jrosen32 back in the Fingersâ€¦
Meanwhile Zippy locates a double stagerâ€¦
As the storm approaches, Zippy hits Oops EP with styleâ€¦
SuPu on week old untrackedâ€¦.
Zippy in Palisadesâ€¦.
And then came the 2 hour drive to South Lakeâ€¦this guy is almost ice fishing from his carâ€¦
Carson Pass was even more eventful..
Oh myâ€¦.the chaos that can ensue from a couple inches of snowâ€¦.
Spur looked like this heading west on Monday after our one epic run on THE WALL!!!!
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