The Fortress 2.16.09

(Last Updated On: February 18, 2009)

Luke and I did a couple of laps on Axtel’s half bowl, mostly to ski a pillowy feature Luke calls the Fortress. The Fortress is the obvious outcrop on the ridgeline.
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I went out on my first tour with Marker Duke bindings. After a couple more tours, I’ll be sure to give a review of these bindings. We didn’t get too many great shots, as it tends to be hard to shoot much in the dark forest in pillows on a gray day. Here’s what we did get, though…
Here I am standing at the top of one of the pillow zones:
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Luke drops off the side of the same feature:
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Frank dropping the same feature:
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Luke in another lower zone:
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…and then coming out into the runout:
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I went onto a slightly differnet pillow feature at the bottom that was a ton of fun:
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Looking back up at what I had just skied:
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2nd lap, Luke at the top:
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He hit something a little weird and got kicked a little. Didn’t quite land it, but it didn’t matter, it was deep.
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Luke gets a little redemption down lower.
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It was a pretty fun day out there, just playing around on pillows, and soft, fluffy ones at that. ‘Til next time…

Frank Konsella

Frank loves snow more than anything... except his wife.  He ensures his food is digested properly by chewing it 32 times before swallowing.He is a full-time real estate agent serving Crested Butte and Gunnison and would be honored to send you his monthly newsletter.

Frank Konsella

Frank loves snow more than anything... except his wife.    He ensures his food is digested properly by chewing it 32 times before swallowing. He is a full-time real estate agent serving Crested Butte and Gunnison and would be honored to send you his monthly newsletter.

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