Throw the Gauntlet down — Guest Blog from Dave

Post by blogger | March 20, 2008      

Last week Lou was showing off his “modern” turns on Raspberry Peak. Capturing those turns on camera seemed to be his way of throwing the backcountry skiing gauntlet down. So, I accepted the challenge last Tuesday at Marble. A quick tour up, and ski of the main bowl yielded hero snow from peak to road. The snow pack wasn’t as bomber as the week before, but was still looking pretty good. Nice to get a good lap in before work started (at 1:30pm apparently).

Anyway, below is my response to Lou’s challenge. Ball’s in your court now:)

(Our hosting to the video expired, post left standing for historical continuity.)


6 Responses to “Throw the Gauntlet down — Guest Blog from Dave”

  1. Mike March 20th, 2008 3:45 pm

    So if you don’t turn at all does it qualify as “post-modern”?

  2. dave downing March 20th, 2008 5:24 pm

    Straight lining is absolutely post-modern (and a lot of fun) … i’m hoping to get a video of Lou not turning on some big euro line:)

  3. Lou March 21st, 2008 12:18 am

    Dave, in my dreams.

  4. BJ Sbarra March 21st, 2008 10:05 am

    Anyone who wants to check out the rest of the video can view it over at skiing the backcountry.
    Dave does actually make a few “regular” turns as well.

  5. Patrick O March 21st, 2008 1:15 pm

    Nice MODERN turns wayto show em how its done Super Dave.

  6. Airjordanzone April 27th, 2009 3:56 am

    You have a good site, i enjoyed my stay!

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