Rogers Pass (or somewhere) Here We Come!

Post by blogger | November 26, 2013      
On the way to the Asulkin.

On the way to the Asulkin, we think. But word from up north is Rogers area rather dry at the moment, perhaps we'll ski around Whistler or Bellingham.


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25 Responses to “Rogers Pass (or somewhere) Here We Come!”

  1. Matus November 26th, 2013 1:42 pm

    Original composition. I was so focused on the equipment that I nearly did not recognize you doing yoga meditation!

    Hard to hear about skiing when there is not more than 10 cm as I watch out of my window.

  2. KELLY KELLSTEDT November 26th, 2013 1:50 pm

    You mentioned on your site that were looking for a Ramer RAT adapter for your museum. I have one brand new in the box that I would like to sell. Call 505-4717077 to discuss. Thanks, Kell

  3. Lee Lau November 26th, 2013 2:15 pm

    Coast is pretty dry right now. Bellingham/Baker is better as it least has a base. Rogers Pass is at least at season norms but is still bushy down low.

  4. David B November 26th, 2013 3:03 pm

    Good to see those Wailer 99’s in the mix!

  5. Woody Dixon November 26th, 2013 3:38 pm

    I heard somewhere on a ski blog that Colorado is really good?

    Most diehard skiers I know in Leavenworth are mountaineering and mountain biking. new snow +avalanche cycle+rain+cold snap = rough ski conditions. I haven’t even gone skiing yet.

    Heliotrope ridge sounds variable at best.

    I’d roll the dice and head inland. Whitefish area seems to have a good snowpack and was somewhat insulated from the warm-up.

  6. Lou Dawson November 26th, 2013 4:33 pm

    Thanks Lee and Woody, Colorado is good for Colorado… we’re up here in PNW as much to get together as a family as for the skiing, so we’ll rejigger the sport plan as necessary. Whatever the skiing, always nice to be in your neck of the woods. Nice people, nice climate, nice oceans, nice mountains…. Lou

  7. Lou Dawson November 26th, 2013 4:57 pm

    David, yes, they’re a good ski for traveling to places such as the PNW in winter, that’s for sure.

  8. Jason November 26th, 2013 6:24 pm

    Non-ski related question, but noticed you on the inversion table. How do you like it (ie any real benefits you’ve experienced?). I’ve read mixed reviews about them

    Thanks as always!

  9. Lou Dawson November 26th, 2013 6:46 pm

    Hey Jason, we figured someone would ask. Instant non-drug relief or me when herniated disk starts giving me the old 1-2. It’s healing but is a slow process, was pretty bad last winter, better now but still healing, the table is good. Only issue I have with it is I usually don’t spend long enough on it, being a man of action and all (grin). Lou

  10. Jason November 26th, 2013 7:15 pm

    Thanks Lou! What’s the make / approx price?

  11. Charlie November 26th, 2013 8:13 pm

    If you’re out here for a while after the holiday, I think you’ll do okay:


  12. Paul November 27th, 2013 5:10 am

    Rogers is thin,reactive facets and crusts under 100cms that are releasing to the ground( albiet stabilized for now until loaded up) combined with thinly bridged glaciers make for,well,mediorcre at best conditions.Check out the parks safety page and notice the humongous failure on the Dome…better off waiting ’till mid to late December as the forecast is pretty dry,although that could change drastically within a day or two.

  13. Jack November 27th, 2013 7:52 am

    Lou, My brother used the invert boots (on a chin-up bar) years ago and got stuck! He was on too long and didn’t have the strength left to kip up and unhook. After that, he would do the “hanging around” with a phone by him, just in case. Re: Man of Action. I’m an Ideas Man, myself.

  14. Lou Dawson November 27th, 2013 9:10 am

    Jack, that’s why I got the table, it’s much safer and easier, and you don’t have to go 100% inverted.

  15. Lou Dawson November 27th, 2013 9:12 am

    Paul, yeah, we’re making other plans. We would have stayed in Colorado other than it’s a family holiday trip as well. Lou

  16. Crazy Horse November 27th, 2013 9:21 am

    I assume that the hat stays on due to electrostatic attraction? LOL

  17. Jack Crognale November 27th, 2013 12:00 pm

    Lou, I was looking at your pile of gear and noticed you are using an avalung style pack. Do you own an airbag pack and if so which kind do you have? I have been looking at the ABS base with either the Dakine or the Evco bag. My aging discs aren’t very happy with the thought of adding another 5lbs + to my already to heavy load. Cheers, Jack

  18. Water November 27th, 2013 1:49 pm

    i got a 5k ski down mt hood on sunday. the sun was enough to semi-corn some S/SE facing slopes. Nothing to write home about exactly but it was decent, and it was skiing none the less.

  19. Joe Risi November 27th, 2013 2:35 pm

    I came home to a similar picture of law briefs(instead of ski gear) my dad on the floor with legs and feet elevated on the sofa. After I thought he was dead we made a b-line to get an inversion table. Hoping it will ease his pain. Although he’s scheduled for a epidural soon. Pain and relief seam to be getting back at him from years of abuse.

    Good to see your on the right road to recovery!

  20. Stano November 27th, 2013 6:33 pm

    Our Canadina SkiMo Team just finished a training camp up at Asulkan on Monday. Report with some photos will be up soon, so you can checkout the conditions.

    I can’t say how it was right here/now as I wasn’t there, so I am too waiting for the infos.

  21. Lou Dawson November 27th, 2013 9:02 pm

    Thanks Stano! We’ll check out skintrack and get the scoop! Actually on our way up there no matter what, thinking it’ll be fun with good weather and for sure at least some tours to do. We’re from Colorado, we don’t expect much when it comes to hut skiing (grin).

  22. Paul November 27th, 2013 9:15 pm

    You know…Golden Alpine Holidays opened today, strangely enough in consideration of the area surrounding them,it looks great..just a thought.They accommodate short trips to week long…

  23. Paul November 27th, 2013 9:21 pm

    If you’re headed up,check out Golden Alpine Holidays,they opened today and I imagine it’s pretty sweet in the Esplandes, no glaciers but some high country that was treated to a nice 2m so far….short to week long.

  24. Stano November 27th, 2013 9:32 pm

    Lou, as I said, I wasn’t there but from what I understand it was a great start 2-3 weeks ago but now probably under average. Also, some new crevasses opened up.

    It has been quite dry in BC for past week or so.

    Here’s what they sent me for a report:

    I am out with a “likely fractured” ankle these days, so don’t know much how it’s out there.

  25. Pete H November 30th, 2013 9:45 am

    Cascades are supposed to get a big storm Sunday / Monday. Hopefully you’ll get some of that.

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