Avalanches Melt When Scary Skier Glances Their Way

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WildSnower Chris B. sent this over. The thing is, Ive seen quite a few tele skiers who looked exactly like this. Art imitates life? Thanks Chris, and happy Halloween everyone.

WildSnower Chris B. sent this over. The thing is, I've seen quite a few tele skiers who looked exactly like this. Art imitates life? Thanks Chris, and happy Halloween everyone.


10 Responses to “Avalanches Melt When Scary Skier Glances Their Way”

  1. Clyde October 31st, 2008 9:19 am

    Notice how Lou’s definition of a “scary skier” is a telemarker ;-)

  2. Randonnee October 31st, 2008 9:40 am

    A real upgrade would be to have snowboarder slamming into the Scary Skier from the rear : ) } : )} Whoa, sorry dude!

  3. Lou October 31st, 2008 10:13 am

    Be afraid, be very afraid.

  4. Randonnee October 31st, 2008 10:22 am

    Another thing is that that stick will make it tough for Scary to weight that back ski. Oh well, he will just have to Fakemark, pretty common with the big heavy gear.

    : ) } :)}

  5. Lou October 31st, 2008 10:49 am

    Yeah, when I saw that stick I figured perhaps Scary had dropped a knee a bit too low while in the brush and thus ended up doing protological bushwhacking (LOL). Yet another reason to stick with AT gear?

  6. Scott October 31st, 2008 1:59 pm

    His grimace would suggest he is about to hit a patch of breakable crust, or maybe he just got smoked by his buddy on dynafits….

  7. Lynn November 2nd, 2008 2:26 pm

    Whoa boys, Halloween arrives and claws come out. First of all, you may have seen that look maybe 10 – 20 years ago on riders of fixed and free heel. Tell the whole story Lou, you are not a political candidate.

    His face is red because he is forced to wear his “Grranimals” shell gear, it has nothing to do with his free heel. He is actually posed in a resting position waiting for his Dynafit ultralights to catch up…….

  8. Lou November 2nd, 2008 4:27 pm

    That’s what I looked like before knee surgery, when the Ibu wore off in the afternoon.

  9. dave downing November 2nd, 2008 10:54 pm

    get with the times man, no one wears turquoise-on-turquoise anymore. Pink and turquoise perhaps … :)

  10. Lou November 3rd, 2008 8:04 am

    Scare skier is placed at the bottom of your favorite backcountry stash, to scare off the out of towner crowds stealing your pow. He’ll be for sale at Backcountry.com just as soon as the DIN standard for scare skiers is finalized, and Scareskier Inc. decides who the importer/distributor will be. Right now it’s a toss up between Salewa NA and Black Diamond.

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