Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Skiing Deep Powder at Sierra at Tahoe

Flowski skiing the powder at Sierra
Today was a great day on the mountain. Sierra reported 26" of fresh powder overnight with a deep snow base of 112' and the skiing was awesome. I think it was the best day of the season (so far). It was in the teens so the powder was nice and fluffy. We got an early start so Jack and I were in the line at Grand View when it started loading at 9am. Our first run down Castle was wonderful totally un-tracked fluffy powder with faceshot's on every turn, top to bottom non-stop no wind or drifts. We actually took the time to shoot some cool powder skiing photos and videos today of friends at Sierra, hope enjoy the images. It's not easy to slow down for pictures and movies on nice powderdays, but your always so glad to have the images later on. After like 4 or 5 runs on the front side we headed for the incomparable Huckleberry Canyon. The snow was absolutely incredible back there, holy cripes. Fact: the snow is always deeper back there in Huckleberry Canyon and I'm here to tell ya, today was no exception, but Huckleberry Canyon is not for everybody, it's more of a backcountry skiing experience, yet it's actually inbounds. There are plenty of cliffs and big air drops all over, that's why us locals affectionately call it "huck your berries canyon"!!! If you wanna' play your'e gonna pay, as it's a long, long catwalk back to the main Sierra at Tahoe Base area and the Huckleberry Canyon returning catwalk is uphill in several spots depending upon just how far you go over.

Flowski Skiing Sierra at Tahoe

Face Shot for flowski
Video of Flowski Skiing Powder at Sierra

Scott Levy Skiing
Scott Dropping a Rock Skiing Huckleberry

Nice Powder Ski Turn Scotty!

Scott Levy Skiing the Powder at Sierra

 Face Shots in the Powder for Scott Levy

Jon Skiing
Jon always skis fast!
Jon Making a Nice Powder Turns
Our Friend Jon Skiing the Deep Powder

Dwight Davey Skiing
Dwight Davey Jumping Off a Rock in 
Huckleberry Canyon at Sierra at Tahoe.

flowski's powder tweets

-- photo blog post originally from my iPhone and later updated online.

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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Sierra Today

Sierra at Tahoe
It was another wonderful spring day on the mountain today. Not quite as hot up there as yesterday so the snow never really softened up in the shadows of the trees, but it was fun none-the-less, especially on the sides of the groomers where there was like a 2" layer of sweet peel off corn snow. We have a little snow possible tonight, in fact it's coming down as graupel right now. Although the snow is disappearing from around town, the snow base is holding up very well with 102" being reported, no brown spots on the hill at all.

Welcome to Sierra
John in the Sierra Repair Tent

Looking up at the Trees at Sierra
Mossy Trees at Sierra
Lower Main Sierra at Tahoe

Flowski skiing some trees at Sierra

Jack Tree Skiing

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Monday, March 22, 2010

Sierra Spring Skiing Corn

Jack, Dwight and Bridget
It hasn't snowed in in Tahoe for a while, and I hope it doesn't either. There I said it, I hope it doesn't snow for a while. Why? Well we have a decent snow base and the corn skiing is starting to get really good out here. So I'd rather see the snow settle down a little more so we get the perfect corn snow.

Dwight on a Rail at Sierra

Bridget and Her Mom Gail at Sierra

Article at the Heavenly blog:
How to ski corn snow
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Saturday, March 20, 2010

Sierra Buckle Up Big Air

Riders were flying high over Sierra at Tahoe today for the 4th annual Buckle Up Big Air slopestyle competition. With a purse of $4000 up for grabs, riders were throwing down big time. The comp is a benefit for Greg Smith memorial and to spread Seatbelt Safety Awareness. We got photos of all the action too. All proceeds went towards the Sierra Education Foundation, and towards building a signature feature for Greg. more Buckle Up Big Air Pictures

Skier Get Big Air
Snowboarder Flyin' High
The Bottom Big Jump and Finish Area
Skier Big Air Over Sierra

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Easter Gift Ideas

Hanácké kraslice, a traditional way of decorat...
Easter Eggs
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Easter is just around the corner, so I whipped up a fresh new Squidoo for the occasion. Easter is the greatest Christian Feast, so it is considered by many as the most important Christian holiday. Easter Sunday is the day that we celebrate the resurrection of Christ after the crucifixionWe are featuring a variety of gift ideas with an Easter theme. From home decor gifts for the hostess to gourmet edible Easter treats. Plus, in addition to all the great shopping for the best Easter gifts of the spring season, we feature a cool interactive visitor poll to determine our Top 10 Best Gifts for Easter 2010. What makes it unique is that anybody can add to the best Easter gifts list, and everyone is encouraged to vote for the hottest Easter gift ideas, making it the best list around.

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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Phish Summer Tour 2010

Phish 8 Acoustic Set 
Today Phish announced their 2010 summer tour and I think it looks awesome! I'm thrilled to see so many 2 night Phish gigs too. It is so much nicer, and I believe safer when the Phish entourage of followers spends a couple of nights in one location, instead of relentless driving, so Kudos goes out to the Phish team for some really good choices. Totally looking forward to the Telluride Phish Concerts. I saw the Grateful Dead in Telluride back in the day, it's going to be a blast.

I'm hoping Phish tour fills in a little with saaaaaay a 3-Night run on August, 1st, 2nd, & 3rd at The Gorge in WA? My fingers are crossed, as that was my favorite Concert stop on Phish Summer Tour 2009!!! I won't be disappointed if they skip Red Rocks, they could have been a considerably nicer, friendlier host in Denver last summer for Phish's four night run there. Besides I'll be catching SCI there July 23rd, 24th & 25th!

Phish ticketsSO, a limited number of tickets for the upcoming Phish Summer Tour 2010 shows are now being offered through the Phish secure online ticketing system via a ticket request period. But hurry, the 10 day request time ends: Friday, March 26 at 11:59 PM, EDT. and then your cast out to the wolves to scrap for any remaining tickets.

Phish Summer Tour 2010 - Vimeo Phish Video's.

Click right on the image for the full experience

Cool Optical Illusion

Here's a Trippy Treat for the Eyes

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Sunday, March 14, 2010

New Blogger Template Designer

Well how does it look, good? I just freshened up the look of our photo blog using the NEW Blogger Template Designer and I love it! I literally hated the old Blogger Template's, I was so over seeing the same old styles, I can't even tell you how over it I was. Oh yes I can, I was actually shopping around for a new one. Then I stumbled upon Blogger In Draft. Have you heard about it? Check this out, did you know there's a secret version of your Blogger that you can log into to access new advanced features prior to general public release. Yes, if you have a Blogger blog there's a whole set of new features you've been missing out on, like New Blogger Template Designer the brand new customizable templates featuring exciting new column layout configurations your going to love, because your going to be able to squeeze a lot more stuff onto your Blogger Blog than ever before.

You'll also find a nice new blog post preview and the missing Blogger video uploader that I think disappeared a while back, or am I imagining that? I could swear there was a video uploader, then it was like gone one day... Well I found it, and I'm going to hook you up. Currently you must log into it from the Blogger In Draft special access at this secret Blogger URL OK, now that the cat's out of the bag, you've got some work to do updating your Blogger Blog with the new Blogger Template Designer.

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Friday, March 12, 2010

Furthur & Phil Lesh's 70th Birthday Bash

Happy Birthday Phil
We have been hunkered down in Tahoe for winter, so I was really looking forward to the Furthur Concert at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, CA. I hadn't caught any Furthur shows yet, so I wasn't sure what to expect.

It turned out to be one of the best concerts I've been to in a long time, I seriously had a great time. This just may be the best post Grateful Dead incarnation yet! These guys have a special chemistry together, and it comes across in their live music. It may have been Phil Lesh's 70th Birthday Bash, but as my roommate put it "Phil was playing like a spring chicken tonight". I agree, Phil was noticeably happy, and smiling all night. When they're having fun on stage it translates to the audience, and we all had fun tonight. For one thing they sounded great, and for another I didn't expect the band to play till 2 o'clock in the morning and that surprised me. By the time we got out of there, my dogs were really barking! You could tell, even the hardiest dancers batteries were worn down by the end. The concert was a benefit concert for the Unbroken Chain Foundation with proceeds going to support Haitian Earthquake Relief.

I shot plenty of photos at Phil's 70th Birthday, and a couple of video clips too, enjoy!

Furthur at Bill Graham Auditorium

Phil Lesh on His 70th Birthday

Bob Weir at Phil's Birthday Bash

Steve Molitz of Particle with Furthur

Chris Robinson of Black Crowes with Furthur

Photo John Kadlecik of Darkstar with Furthur
Jackie Greene with Furthur

Video Phil Lesh Furthur 70th b-day

Balloons at Phil Lesh's Birthday Party

Go Go Dancers at Phil's Birthday Concert

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Deadhead Parking Only

We are headed down to San Francisco to see Furthur concert tonight and it's snowing in Tahoe. We stopped by Scott & Steve's to pick up our cooler and shot the Deadhead Parking sign in their driveway.

Deadhead Parking Only
Video driving in the snow over Echo Summiton the way to San Francisco to see Furthur.

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Kindle Blog Subscription

Now you can follow the adventures of flowski's photo blog delivered wirelessly to your kindle device. Subscribe to our Go With the Flowski Blog on your Kindle Wireless Reading Device. Blogs on Kindle give you full text, content and images. Plus, they are downloaded wirelessly throughout the day, so you can read them even when you're not wirelessly connected.

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Try it - you'll like it!
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Saturday, March 06, 2010

Best Gift Ideas

Sorry I have been a little quiet recently, I have been hard at work on our brand new gift ideas shopping website and if I do say so myself, it is coming along very nicely. For a long time I have wanted a nice dedicated shopping site to compliment my popular gift themed Squidoo's. Someplace where I can feature gifts for a variety of holidays and special occasions for just about everybody on your list and now we have it! Whether it be birthday gifts, Christmas Gifts, Valentines Day gift ideas for him, her or one of the kids we've got you covered with unique selections you just won't find anywhere else at the new Gift n' Ideas shopping site.

And for fresh up to the minute seasonal gift suggestions check out our gift ideas blog. It's updated frequently and it's chock full of timely gift ideas just in time for upcoming holidays. I'm trying to post new gift ideas at least 5 days a week. By next Christmas I want the gift blog to be packed with the best gift ideas ever.
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Thursday, March 04, 2010

On The Way to Northstar at Tahoe

We woke up to like 5 inches of fresh snow on Lake Tahoe's south shore. We decided to drive north up to Northstar at Tahoe for skiing today.  It was my first time skiing at Northstar and we had a nice day skiing on the mountain. There was a good 6 inches of light fluffy powder on top of the ski hill which made for nice conditions.

Here's a picture of Lake Tahoe on our way driving up to
Northstar at Tahoe this morning along the east shore.

 The Top of Northstar Resort
Photo of Squaw Valley from Northstar Resort

 Jack Murray skiing Sugar Pine Glade at Northstar

Dwight air in the terrain park at Northstar at Tahoe

-- photo blog post from my iPhone