Originally Posted by BullSCit
Is the trail that the ski course down easy to follow? I believe, I have done that section many moons ago on a mtn bike, but don't remember much of it. I was wanting to go up tomorrow and see how tough the course is, but not looking to get lost.
This is my first year on tele skis after 25 years of alpine and snowboarding, and would I ridiculed for keeping my skins on for the descent? I have done a decent amount of backcountry with my splitboard, but I struggle with the teles.
Thanks for any info - BS
You can download the map of the ski course here: http://www.3psalida.com/PPP_ski.pdf
If you get to the saddle and follow the power lines down you will not always be exactly on the ski course but, you will get to the finish and you will be in the neighborhood the whole time.
My partner in crime Hank is going to be up marking the ski course tomorrow (need to confirm this) so you may be able to ski it this weekend. I will double check and post.
You won't get mocked for leaving your skins on...you'll just get passed. Basically people fly down descent and that is where you make the most time. So you can beat everyone up the hill and if you can't descend you will likely get passed by those people you passed on the climb because the climb is not long enough to really drop people.
You should come check it out and see. The descent is kind of just survival skiing anyway so most people with reasonable skills are fine. We are not going to be handing out extra credit for stylie turns....