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frontierfilms05
11-24-2010, 12:00 AM
Kirkwood mountian reported 127-138 inches in last 7 days. Another 2-3 feet to fall ending tomorrow. A season total of 200 inches!! let the powder chase begin!!

I'll be reporting weekly on area conditions all over the west as I ride them! here is a teaser for all you junkies

racerx
11-24-2010, 01:22 AM
Been watching the Kirkwood Mtn webcam and it is pretty cool. Looks like a partial night vision cam because I can see the mountain even at night and the 4 groomers ( I think they are groomers) seem like just balls of light, and those 4 I saw all at the same time.

Firecatguy
11-24-2010, 08:10 AM
awsome..........thats cali right? wow you shur travel far to ride.....

cuzzinolaf
11-24-2010, 10:53 AM
lets roll

Skylar
11-25-2010, 10:41 AM
Un-fing believable! Holy crap! WOOD!

rocketman
11-25-2010, 11:37 PM
Un-fing believable! Holy crap! WOOD!

X2!!

Nice pics frontierfilms05!

jr37
11-26-2010, 07:23 AM
That is too cool! Sure wish we could see snow like that here, just once.

zrgrl
11-26-2010, 11:00 AM
That is INSANE!!! Love it!!!

dogthehunter
11-29-2010, 08:34 PM
That's awesome! Dog

muzik
12-01-2010, 01:59 PM
We are all like pavlov's dog after your pix, slurp,slurp

indy_500
12-03-2010, 09:58 PM
awsome..........thats cali right? wow you shur travel far to ride.....

i would think he lives out there? just a guess, tune in and let us know frontierfilms05!

frontierfilms05
12-06-2010, 11:18 PM
I grew up in Valdez, Alaska. I'm a environmental specialist that studies the effects snow has on wildlife and forests. I ride snowmobile 320 days out of the year. Working on getting snowmobiles back in national forests. Otherwise I spend days off in Minnesota.

Ill be updating later in the week....

Firecatguy
12-07-2010, 08:09 AM
is that a govt job then? awesome dude what they give ya for a sled?thats great to hear the govt is trying to get sleds back in the parks i always thought they had big studies to KEEP sleds out.....thats awesome we have guys like you on our side....

Snowmobill
12-08-2010, 09:28 PM
I grew up in Valdez, Alaska. I'm a environmental specialist that studies the effects snow has on wildlife and forests. I ride snowmobile 320 days out of the year. Working on getting snowmobiles back in national forests. Otherwise I spend days off in Minnesota.

Ill be updating later in the week....


Awesome pics. So for you it really is just winter and the 4th of July. Cool

zstro
12-18-2010, 11:04 PM
Where is this place located and how many miles of trails?? Thank You!!

stiffneckrob
12-19-2010, 08:45 AM
Kirkwood? Trails????

Seriously.....that's like going to Chicago for fine dining and eating at McDonald's.

frontierfilms05
12-19-2010, 09:32 PM
sorry it's been so long ya'll. been crazy buzy with the holiday and what not.

I'm currently switch between my personal rev 800 mod summit and the 800 e-tec summit provided by my work.. nice I know.

Kirkwood trails are far and few between. there are a few trails in that area. I would not suggest going there to ride trails. Its a lot of backcountry in that area. that whole area around lake tahoe is great. Im sure you could go online and check trails online if thats what you are interested in?

snoluver1
12-19-2010, 10:23 PM
So how does one go about becoming an environmental specialist studying snow and find a job that pays them to ride 320 days a year? That sounds WAY to good to be true!

frontierfilms05
12-28-2010, 08:43 PM
Well how one goes about getting the job I have..... E.P.A federal government job, more the less a environmental specialist. I kinda work for the U.S national parks system not total affiliated. More or less ties to the federal government.

Like I said, I study the effect snow and snow melt has on forest growth(plant life) and wildlife. I simply take intel on areas all over the U.S including Alaska. Where I ride until June and July. mostly exclusive to helicopter access. mostly ride there around those time in some extreme altitudes 13,500+. My riding season is from end of September until June, July time. I have rode countless times that late in Montana and colorado also.

There are a ton of areas around the U.S that get an in creditable amount of snow pack each year. A lot of those places most would not think to ride or are not accessible to most people. Arizona has snow most of the winter in the near the flagstaff area. California has some of the deepest snow in the country year after year.

A few years ago 2005 or 06??? near Kirkwood ski resort there was a record snowfall that year. They Reported 800+ INCHES OF SNOW THAT YEAR. NEARLY 80 FEET OF SNOW. I clearly remember wearing a t-shirt and shorts at the airport then getting there and experiencing that. I remember riding along and hitting what felt like a bump. kinda weird when there is that much snow. sure enough I discovered that obstructing was a home owners chimney!!!!! the house covered in snow. I found out from a local that house was a A frame summer cabin that stood 35+ feet plus.

Enough rambling. I love telling stories and sharing stories. I am now able to get a new camera and will soon again get back to posting