Jump to content
Search In
  • More options...
Find results that contain...
Find results in...

Hellbent

Members
  • Content count

    5604
  • Joined

  • Last visited

About Hellbent

  • Rank
    Forum Bellend

Recent Profile Visitors

The recent visitors block is disabled and is not being shown to other users.

Single Status Update

See all updates by Hellbent

    1. Show previous comments  5 more
    2. Hellbent

      Hellbent

      Ha!, never seen a mountain with only black diamonds. I love how there are only two lifts. That would be fun to check out. The mountain I grew up at is less than ten minutes away and has a pretty good mix of terrain. I still enjoy skiing it from time to time. (catamountski.com]Catamount) Your Afton Alps has a very interesting map layout; sort of the complete opposite of the Michigan one; I've never seen such an absurd chairlift to trail ratio (it's almost 1:1).

      Do you have any videos of you skiing?

    3. Grazza

      Grazza

      Hellbent said:

      Ha!, never seen a mountain with only black diamonds.

      Another that springs to mind is La Grave in France. I have only seen the place from the road (never skied there), but it looked insane.

      Some of the trail marking at Mt Bohemia might be a little exaggerated, to emphasize that this isn't your typical midwest skiing. On the other hand, I have heard people saying that one of the signature runs involves skiing down a frozen waterfall...

      Your Afton Alps has a very interesting map layout; sort of the complete opposite of the Michigan one; I've never seen such an absurd chairlift to trail ratio (it's almost 1:1).

      Yeah, there isn't much vertical so the skiing is spread out along the river valley. Most of the skiing round here is on the sides of the wide river valleys that were cut out when the rivers (Mississippi, Minnesota, St Croix) were raging torrents of glacial meltwater.

      Do you have any videos of you skiing?

      No. I have thought of getting a GoPro, but strapping it onto myself sounds like a hassle. Also a bit concerned that the desire to make an interesting video might interfere with making safe decisions on the mountain. Though I must say it would be nice to have a video of skiing things like this.

    4. Hellbent

      Hellbent

      La Grave is reachable by cable car? ... to the general public? Seems insane.. Such insane terrain should not be so easily accessible. "Watch out for 50 foot jump at the end. You can bring a long rope, but maybe best to take a different route..." Okay! Now I know where half of all the extreme skiing footage that was always playing on the TVs at my local ski shop come from.

      I have the same problem with the GoPro. I find the temptation to take more risks to capture better video results in questionable decisions (I actually straddled a tree on that trip and hurt my knee, but it's not in the video). If you wear a helmet while skiing, it's very easy to mount the GoPro to the helmet and provides a good view. It's just a sticky mount with a clip, and then you can clip the GoPro onto the helmet or any other sticky-clip mounts you have.

×