View Full Version : City League Ski Racing at Snoqualmie Pass, Eastside Ski and Board Meetup
01-24-2011, 08:06 AM
I belong to the Eastside Skiing and Boarding Meetup group (http://www.meetup.com/eastsideskiers-com/). A few of us are participating in "GS" Giant Slalom ski racing; a red and a blue course and the winner adds points to their teams total. The first day out was qualifying to see where you would race in the lineup. That way, the ones that are smoking fast race against others that are fast. Me being friggin old, more like toward the back. These first pictures are from a Tuesday night at Alpental Snoqualmie Summit (http://www.summitatsnoqualmie.com/) on the 18th of January 2011. City League (http://www.cityleague.com/)
By the way, this is night skiing after work. For those of you from other parts of the country, this is 45 minutes from the Eastside and 55 minutes from Seattle. Kind of cool when you think about it.
This is Valerie on the team. She's a hot shot.
This is Rick, the fastest guy on the team. He's logged so many miles on snow it's hard to even keep him in sight.
John waiting his turn with the yellow strips under the jacket arms.
01-24-2011, 08:11 AM
At the top waiting to race.
Rick in the far lane.
John waiting in line
Rick, John and Valerie racing in the video
01-24-2011, 01:52 PM
Looks too dangerous to me.
No lights. No permit. Cloth caps.
No doubt moonshine as well.
It'll be donuts in a supermarket carpark next.
01-25-2011, 05:52 PM
That was all clearly out of bounds and on closed areas with active avalanche testing.
We need urgent Federal regulation to stop this.
You would never ski like that in Washington D.C.
01-25-2011, 11:20 PM
Ian, around here it's called "night skiing". Better then watching television. Of course if skis are too fast, you can always snowshoe. A friend of mine just called me tonight about doing that with me. That's what happens when people know that you have an extra set I guess.
I've been to DC though, it's flat as a pancake. I did notice that it flooded at on time. You can see the high water mark on the Washington Monument.
Ha! Just kidding. My brother tried that one on my while I was there.
01-26-2011, 08:27 PM
Ahhh what a lovely picture of Fannie Foxe's swimming hole... Remember her anyone?
Hey Terry you must ski like a bat out of hell....
Your video shows Valerie leaving the gate and disappearing down the mountain and then it shows her crossing the finish line...
Damn that's some fast skiing... I thought you said you were slow on the boards...
02-16-2011, 03:27 PM
This is Rick, our skiing expert.
Valerie putting her feet up after a lot of night skiing.
Filipp, our organizer.
Svetlana, always the texting these days.
02-16-2011, 03:41 PM
This is the old one, I can't believe I'm racing this year. I'm so slow, they give me boarders to race, at least I can beat them.
The top of the course
Going up on the left for some serious skiing.
02-16-2011, 03:46 PM
Valerie and Martin
Alpental with the lights turned off.
End of the day, time to go home.