Tuesday, January 27, 2009


January 27, 2009

-22f last night.....brrrrrrr. Coldest temps so far this winter, but it ain't over yet

Sunday, January 25, 2009

More Snow on the Hill

January 25, 2009

Snow snow sNOw!

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Saturday, January 24, 2009

Snowing Hard at KC!

January 24, 2009

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Thursday, January 22, 2009

Targhee Vid

Tate (.30) and Jessika (1:38) are in this one! Cool!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Blast from the Past

Trenton on Iron Creek Point - 2003

Check out the dog......see her?

Iron Creek Point 2003

Monday, January 19, 2009

Fog and Freezing Temps

January 19, 2009

Cool combination!

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Sunday, January 18, 2009

Spring Conditions

January 18, 2009

Beautiful Day @ KC!

Kathleen @ KC

Monday, January 12, 2009

Ski Hill Blues or Gaper Parade

January 12, 2009

I work at Kelly Canyon part time and I love it. I usually only work when they are short handed. It isn't a lot, one or two nights a week and perhaps a day on the weekend, and I get preferential treatment. Usually a nice warm shack at the top. Lift #2 shack is warm and roomy. Lift #1 has a killer view. The free season pass is nice, but I get it anyway - my wife (and all my kids) work there also, and if I work or not, I get a season pass regardless.

I watch people get off the lift. Lots of em. Many have trouble getting down the ramp without a crash and burn. The ramps are to blame a bit - sometimes the snow is crappy. Where it is so windy on top the fresh stuff seems to blow away easily, leaving the ramp hard and icy.

I try to maintain the ramp as well as I can, but it can be difficult. Snowboarders are my enemy as they are terribly hard on the snow, and any fresh powder shoveled onto an ailing ramp soon gets pushed out of the way, time after time. Lack of ability, lack of a stomp pad, or even just a lack of common sense in many boarders are to blame. Keep in mind - I am a snowboarder. I just wish that the beginners would stay on the "beginner" lift just a bit longer, till they can learn to safely "disembark". But the pressure from peers is just too much sometimes.

The urge to be "cool" is a strong one, and I can see how beginners end up where they probably should not be. People can do what they want, to a point, but my main complaint is having to hit the stop button too frequently. I am sure others riding the lift will agree.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Kathleen @ Kelly Canyon

January 11, 2009

Woke this morning to find some fresh snow on the sidewalk! Yay! Kathy was up getting ready to go! Whoa! Arrived at the hill an hour early as Tate had to work. Kathy and I managed to get first chair and we played in the snow till 1pm. I worked the rest of the day for Tate so he could also enjoy some pOw. All in all it was a very good day. Smiles for everyone!

Must say that Kathy is starting to get the hang of this, and she gets better every time we go! Not bad for a South African who first saw snow when she was damn near 30 years old.....

Friday, January 9, 2009

Kathy and Joanna.......Here you go....

Kelly Canyon Slideshow.....hit the arrow button below and then press that button with the arrows on it!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Very Cold on the Hill Today.

January 4, 2009

Temps were in the negatives today as I arrived at KC. Worked for Tate, he needed a day off. Few people on the hill, as it only made it to about 8f for a high. Blue skies though. Turner, Tate and Trent did make it up for most of the day. Hard core, just like their Dad!

Turner and Tate

Upper Valley View

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Tate @ KC