Dawn Patrol at Whitegrass
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Denis - DCSki Supporter 
January 14, 2010
Member since 07/12/2004 🔗
2,281 posts
Dawn Patrol - climb it and ski it. The idea is to be on your way up before the sun rises. They do it in Utah and many other places, http://straightchuter.com/ . Why not Whitegrass? I had to leave my posse of friends to meet another friend at noon at Whitetail so I slapped skins on my skis and started up at 7:00 on 1/13. I was rewarded with one perfect run of about 600 vertical feet in cold, light, fluffy, deep powder. UT powder in WV. All I needed to do was venture off the open slope just a bit and the goods were there. I love the combined socializing and sport of skiing with good friends and good skiers, but powder in the backcountry calls me like a siren's song. I would trade a thousand or more turns on groomed slopes for one turn in a silent powder filled glade that I had climbed to ski.

It is as good as it gets at Whitegrass right now.
JimK - DCSki Columnist
January 14, 2010
Member since 01/14/2004 🔗
2,822 posts
Retirees rule, rat racers drool smile
January 15, 2010
Member since 11/13/2008 🔗
337 posts
That's a really great idea. We should organize that several times a year. Ski/ photo - Bike / photo - Hike / photo etc...
Count me in.
January 20, 2010
Member since 11/21/2004 🔗
129 posts
Hear ya Denis, the Friday before:

so, were you late getting to WhiteTail?

travel safe!
Denis - DCSki Supporter 
January 20, 2010
Member since 07/12/2004 🔗
2,281 posts
Made it w. time to spare. I must say I was disappointed in the skiing after dawn patrol at WG.
January 20, 2010
Member since 03/27/2005 🔗
3,530 posts
Great Morning Pic Tom-Millar!..Seen some of your Vids..Thanks for any Canaan type stuff from ya!
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