Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Nathan No Comply

Nathan No Comply
Originally uploaded by dmourati
Black and White, for your Review

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Sunday, February 21, 2010

2010 Ski Season: Day 14-Homewood

Location: Homewood
Date: 2/20/2010
Conditions: Variable, hard pack morning, powder

We expected about an inch and were rewarded with much more. What a day!

The morning started out pretty firm, dust on crust. By about noon, the storm moved in and didn't stop all day.

Homewood Tych

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2010 Ski Season: Day 13-Sugar Bowl

Location: Sugar Bowl
Date: 2/14/2010
Conditions: Variable

Jodi Ripping Nancy's Couloir at Sugarbowl

Great day out there for Valentine's Day with my sweetie

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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

San Jose's Finest/Nicest Cop

San Jose's Finest/Nicest Cop
Originally uploaded by dmourati
San Jose's Finest/Nicest Cop

Cop: What are you guys shooting some film here.
D: Pictures
Cop: Cool
D: umm
Cop: How much longer are you guys going to be here:
Carlos: 30 minutes?
Cop: Okay, you guys aren't breaking anything right?
Demetri: Absolutely not, we're being very careful
Cop: Good, I got some ccomplaints
Demetri: What was the complaint?
Cop: Skateboarders vandalizing a car lot
D: Negative
Cop: Oh, well, technically this i private property, unless...does one of you guys own this car lot? (loaded with $50k Land Rovers)
D: We wish
Cop: Okay, just don't break anything

Uploaded by dmourati on 16 Feb 10, 10.09AM PST.

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2010 Ski Season: Day 12-Kirkwood

Location: Kirkwood
Date: 1/12/2010
Conditions: Packed snow, groomers, some powder

Kirkwood Awaits

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Sunday, February 07, 2010

2010 Ski Season: Day 11-Sugar Bowl

Location: Sugar Bowl
Date: 2/6/2010
Conditions: Powder/Sierra Cement


The morning started out with fantastic conditions. Sugar Bowl had fresh snow on the ground and more snow was coming down. We hit the White Pines lift and then over to Judah. Fresh tracks everywhere! After Judah we went over to the Jerome Hill lift and hit Sidewinder, a nice little tree-lined passage to the other side of the mountain.

All day we hit laps of Lincoln and Disney, the two main lifts on the Village side. We went through the gates below Lincoln and hit Stelhang and Hari-Kari Gullies. Off Disney we ventured into Crows Face through the gates. The best runs of the day were off Crowley's run all the way to the boundary. Noone was around and the powder was fantastic.

Too much speed into too much snow. As the day wore on, the snow kept coming, only it was heavier, wetter snow. As a result, I had another double eject and did a full front flip out of both skis.

After 3 PM I tend to take it easier recognizing that other skiers are tired and accident prone. We headed to the Judah side for some park action. On the lift up, I noticed two skiers down on the side of the run. As we got down the mountain, the two were still there, huddled up. I asked if everything was okay. They were trying to put one kids ski back on, and doing a piss-poor job of it.

Demetri: Hey, are you guys alright?
Kid 1: I'm trying to get his ski back on
D: Step one, stand up
Kid 2: We tried that, I think my ski is broken
D: Alright, let me see
Kid: 2: Ow!
D: Stomp down!
Jodi: Line up your heel!
Kid 1: Left!
D (Grabbing his heel): Right here, stomp!
Kid 2: I can't!

After a few minutes of wrangling, I finally pulled up on his rear binding and got the kids ski back on and watched him ski away, in a full pizza. Oh well, good deed for the day done.

I hit a few more laps in the park after learning that Summit Chair was closed down for the day.

Sugar Bowl has a ton of gnarly terrain to offer. It's up to you to ski within your ability level but start at the gates and watch for signs saying Cliff Ahead.

Got any lines I missed? Let me know.

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Thursday, February 04, 2010