So, My ASC pass is no good today but I was determined to get some turns in with my new gear. I finally got My hammerheads mounted on my Atomic Tm:ex's and I cut my BD Glidelite skins as well.
Kinda a gear review as wel.If your not interested skip to the next paragraph. TM:ex's: I have the R:ex's for alpine so these weren't much of a stretch - they ski similar for sure. I think they might be a tad lighter but tough to tell. Hammerheads: these things ROCK! IMO they hole up to all thiner hype. Holy crap can these things hold the ball of your foot on the ski -- I've never felt so in control from edge to edge on teles before. Also, the "hammerheel" with the climbing bale is a brilliant addition (now that i figured it out). The spring loaded bale is great for climbs and quick and easy to use. BD glidelites: Happy with these for sure. they gripped great. They claim better gliding performance (go figure) couldn't really tell due to the skiing conditions.
Due to a tight schedule Mt A's was my chioce. Lame friends and an out of town girlfriend had my flying solo - well, with "man's best friend".
I95 was bleak to say the least... It tool almost an hour to get there due to some navigations snafus
). When reached the "access rd" I was surprised by it's incline and abundance of snow. I quickly realized I was actually driving to the top. <tangent> It's always weird skiing and then skinning/postholeing back to your car -- It's kinda like drinking on a credit card, you never know how deep your in till you take a step back an look. Just back ass-ward... </tangent>
Anywho, the top of Mt. A's is pretty open and had a decent amount of snow given the circumstances.
I quickly booted up and zipped out on to the peak. Now I had no real idea where I was going so I couldn't tell you really what I did -- besides look for something worth skiing. I was AMAZED at the quality and amount of snow on the back side (or the north side i believe). still didn't know where i was going but where i did go was GREAT!
I could tell from my first couple of turns I was in for a fun afternoon.
This is where I ended up. I figured this was the bottom anyway or at least close to. Through on the Skins and zipped back up for another run. Fun time, even my myself -- though it seems Kayden got herself in most of the pics
Just might go back tommorow if I have time...