Surprisingly Good Skiing!

| December 5, 2008
Despite reports of only five inches of new snow, the skiing this morning was great.  Maybe even beyond great, in a stable, face-shot, knee deep kind of way.  We found a chute that had additional depth from the sides sluffing into it.
B-Rad Barlage booting a chute in knee deep pow.
B-Rad Barlage booting a chute in knee deep pow.  This photo was taken with my new Canon G9 camera from about 50′ away with a slight zoom. Considering the low light and fast boot movement, I’m amazed at the quality of photos this camera takes.


Tommy Chandler,'s in-house photo man and a friend from way back.
Tommy Chandler,’s in-house photo man and long time SLC friend.


If this is what five inches skis like, I can't wait for a ten inch storm!
If this is what five inches skis like, I can’t wait for a big real storm to come in.


Tommy Chan living the "It's all about the down" dream.
Tommy Chan living the “It’s all about the down” dream.

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Andrew McLean lives in Park City, Utah and is a gear designer, writer, photographer, ski mountaineer, climber, Mountain Unicycle rider and father of two very loud little girls.

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  1. Nice to see Tommy doing his job.

  2. Doug says:

    Nice shots. How “user frindly” is that G9? Also have you skied anything on the PC side of the ridge?

  3. Hart says:

    looks like you guys found the stash! i’m jealous. i’m back in seattle waiting for snow with a sad frown on my face. i’ll probably have to head to rainier again this weekend.

  4. Andrew says:

    Doug – this is my third Canon camera and they share many of the same menu options, so I think it is very user friendly. Like many modern products, the owner’s manual is bigger than the actual product and I’m sure you could dig into the technical details for months, but just as far as picking it up and shooting, it does a great job.

  5. Andrew says:

    Hi Dustin – We had to set that crash shot up with Tommy and shoot it over and over to get it just right. :)

  6. Fred says:

    Looks like suicide. Good times! Turns are good out in CO now as well. Cheers

  7. Michael says:

    Looks great for only 5 inches something typically only virgins get pumped about. Except for the glorious sunsets winter is bleak around here(Mt. Hood) snow-wise.

  8. Chris says:

    I hear you’re coming to Seattle this week. It’s finally starting to snow! What’s the plan for thursday’s cameo at the MH store? Will you show slides? I’m very interested to meet you and celebrate snow falling in the mountains. Will there be an after party brewski anywhere?

  9. Andrew says:

    Hi Chris – The Seattle show is on Dec 11th at 6:00pm in the new Mountain Hardwear store. It sounds like I’ll be in the back of the store showing some slides, although it should be a bit more informal than a regular slide show. In any case, I’m looking for to it, as well as meeting you. Please stop by!

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