2007/08 Photos taken at

Lookout Pass Ski Area

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Other Skiing Photos
    Silver Mountain
  • 1994/95      (10 including one from 2003)
this page was last updated on Tuesday, March 25, 2008.
 
December 20, 2007
Snowfall Log entry
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The new Chair 3, North Star, ready for its big load test
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Looking straight down into Purgatory on a Powder Thursday
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December 24, 2007
Snowfall Log entry
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The new expert run Hercules quietly waits for opening day
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The Saint Regis Lake Basin partially hidden by clouds
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The wetlands are filled with strange forces (and hidden creeks)
(use mouseover to see a place where caution is advised)
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The Lucky Friday Glades hit by a sun break
(use mouseover to see a line to the Last Chance Glades)
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The Montana Side trees offer infinite routes to explore
(use mouseover to push past the twig in your face)
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I usually don't encounter other people in the trees
(use mouseover to see a typical tree creature)
 
December 31, 2007
Snowfall Log entry
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Looking up the new expert run Hercules from midway down.
(use mouseover to see the previous event horizon from the other side)
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Looking down the new expert run Hercules from midway down.
(use mouseover to see what's ahead)
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The trees on the Montana Side keep their powder dry for occasional explorers
(use mouseover to see a rare snow snail)
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Too deep to go that way! Must continue going straight down between the trees!
(use mouseover to see the unreachable Cloud 9 and Keystone trails)
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The Silver Valley is laid out for viewing from near the bottom of "intermediate" Marmet
(use mouseover to see the Northern Pacific bicycle trail above I-90; the trail passes close to the new lift on its way to Lookout Pass)
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Looking up Marmet from near the bottom of my new favorite run.
(use mouseover to see why... perfect powder at a perfect pitch going on forever)
 
March 13, 2008
Snowfall Log entry
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Alone on top of Cloud Nine.
(use mouseover to see Mount Stevens)
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Running flat out with no worries on Cloud Nine.
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I rode the North Star three times, but only saw one person while above expert Purgatory.
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Before this lift was built, I worried needlessly about this expert/beginner intersection.
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I will probably never ski the trees between Hercules and Big Dipper.
(use mouseover to see that others do, however)
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The major cross-country trail begins adjacent to Rainbow Ridge where it is very mellow.
(use mouseover to see the marker)
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While the forest west of the ski area is a lot of fun to explore, alpine skiers and boarders need to be extra cautious because the penalty for a bad choice may range from an uphill climb to a serious injury.
(use mouseover to make this perfectly clear)
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Even though the snow under the trees had a disconcerting collapsible crust, I still had to visit the wetlands once.
(use mouseover to see Cooper Lake Ridge)
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Some people have suggested that the next lift might well go across the valley and up the Cooper Lake Ridge
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March 24, 2008
Snowfall Log entry
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Alone on top of Cloud Nine... again
(Upper Saint Regis Lake is nestled beneath Mount Stevens)
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A better shot of the Basin is from Chair 2
(foreground snow can get quite heavy)
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the trees between Cloud 9 and Rainbow Ridge are perfect for me
(a path always opens up in time)
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and at the bottom of each unique tree run lies the wetlands with its church windows
(I thought I saw an avalanche)
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Red Dog was filled with "hero powder/crud" at 1 PM
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the last drop to Lift 3 on Red Dog is a vertical half-pipe
(use mouseover to see the challenge)
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view of Silver Valley from bottom of Red Dog
(Silver Mountain Ski Area is ~20 miles away)
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it is so much fun to slowly cruise through fluffy powder....
(until the slope drops to flat at the pass)
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