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Perisher 27th of September 2009

After a week of hoping the forecasted spring dump would come through Tony and I were blessed with the best days skiing this season. The wind was blowing a gale and there was prodigious spindrift which quickly covered in tracks and required a lot of skiing by Braille. We started the day with a few laps on the edges of Front Valley while we waited for Leichardt to open. At Leichhardt we found 20cm deep snow in the Powder Bowl and all three of the good airs were in condition. After a few runs we made our way over to Eyre to find more amazing snow and a couple more good airs. After a few runs down Boomerang we met up with Daniel and Ben (Perisher Instructors) and lapped Shifty's a few times before lunch. Shifty's was amazing, I haven't had that many face shots in Australia for a long time.

Once we got back to the car to pick up lunch we discovered some Arse Hat had parked us in, thanks for not putting on any parking attendants Perisher. Thankfully the Arse Hat had moved by the time we finished for the day. After Lunch the winds had swung around to the South and the snow had settled, changing the skiing from deep (by Australian standards) to wonderful silky wind blown snow. At the Cleft I found some new airs and we had a look at Eyre, were the windblown was even silkier. The wind kept shifting and for our last two runs down Boomerang we were skiing into the wind.

  Tony in the Powder Bowl  
Tony in the Powder Bowl
  Do you lie my icy mutton chops?  
Do you lie my icy mutton chops?
Me on Shifty's Tony on Shifty's
Me on Shifty's Tony on Shifty's
  More Shifty's goodness  
More Shifty's goodness
  Tony blasting through the trees  
Tony blasting through the trees
  Zali's stayed firm all day  
Some Arse Hat parked us in.
The Powder Bowl was still great in the afternoon A micro ice flow in the Perisher Creek
The Powder Bowl was still great in the afternoon A micro ice flow in the Perisher Creek
  The mid section of Interceptor was perfect for GS practice  
The Car was well icey by the time we left.

Today was epic, I hit some new airs, Tony got confident in the air, we both got face shots and we were ruined by the end of the day.

Richard Hocking

P.S. Big thanks to Daniel Marlay for letting me use his big skis today, they made today even more fun than it otherwise would have been.

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