Reed and I skied these two lines yesterday
Dubbed Canola and Peanut Oil.
I skied a couple fun lines off of Olive Oil yesterday that I don’t think get skied very much…for a total of 7,000″ of vertical. The original plan was to go big out of the Death Canyon trailhead, but when Reed and I turned down the Moose Wilson Road at about 6:30am, it was completely blown in by the strong winds of Wednesday night. We passed a rotary plow just after turning on to the road, but soon were stopped cold by a 7′ snow drift completely blocking the road. Luckily Reed had a Plan B all lined up.
Though there were clear skies Wednesday night,
High winds drifted snow completely across the Moose/Wilson Road…7′ deep!
We decided to roll all the way around the valley and start out of the Granite Canyon trailhead to try some south facing lines off of Olive Oil. The lines that we skied rarely get filled in enough to ski cleanly, but with all the snow this year…they were good to go. I’m not sure of the official names of them…or if they even have any…but we’re dubbing them Canola and Peanut Oil…not quite as virgin as olive oil!
Reed Finlay skies Peanut Oil.
With Valentines Day yesterday, I didn’t have time to get all a full trip report out quite yet…so stay tuned for more!
A better view of Peanut Oil.
the line you call Peanut Oil is called Spaghetti!
nice job cool lines!
get your facts straight and don;t name other peoples lines…peanut oil ain’t new and already has a name:
The Limp Noodle.
If you are going to spray about everything at least get your shit straightened out! But it would be better if you just kept your trap shut, or better yet, just went back to wherever you came from.
It’s interesting that people me come to this website to check out what I’m up to…and then proceed to tear into me for giving them what they want…ski photos would be my guess. Tough crowd!
BTW…exactly who’s person’s line is it…Native? My guess is some ski patroller who looked at it every day from the top of Apres Vous…and he just had to ski it. So is it Limp Noodle…or Spaghetti?
How about flacid spaghetti? Those are sweet lines, Everything line has at least two or three names depending on who you talk to.
Ah, don’t sweat it Steve, nice lines. A)Native is just jealous, B)He probably has a limp noodle C)I really doubt he is a true native american, if so my apologies D)They ski something once or know of someone skiing it once or pee on top of it, and they think it is their property or something like that. E)This is Native’s way of dick waving since he otherwise can’t with a limp noodle. Keep up the good work and good luck in Europe.
Oh yeah, ditto what Eric said. Give me a freakin break! Didn’t we have this conversation last season?? Went back and re-read Steve’s post…nope, no ownership claim there or even a hint of a first descent claim. I think Eric hit it on the head…Native could use a little therapy to come to grips with his “noodle” issues.
Man-oh-man. . .folks sure do like to get mouthy when they can hide behind a psudonym. Everyone has been getting bashed on the local sites (JHUnderground, thesnaz, tetonat) by those unwilling to post their real names. It is unfortunate b/c some of these folks actually might have some valid points that are worth listening to if they would actually articulate their opinions in a less juvenile form.
Yeah, those lines get skied when they come in. Yeah, a lot of folks call them the Spaghetti Chutes. Yeah, there are probably a lot of other names for them. And yes, I sometimes get bummed about the amount of treasure being turned over to whoever on this site while I still read it from time to time to see what ole boy Steve-o is up to.
Unfortunately it is these aggro commentators that give the website managers the inclination to censor comments.
State your opinion, state your name, then shut up and go ski.
Hey Steve! Watching your site this winter has gotten me thinking seriously about how to alter my career path so I could move back home. …then, this guy chimes in and reminds me of some things I surely don’t miss. Relax buddy — You give the rest of us *natives* a bad name. Keep up the good work, Steve. I thoroughly enjoy keeping up with your reports.
Great comments guys! Thanks!
I will be the first to admit that I find your web site entertaining. I am also respectful of your right to self promotion. That being said, leave the talk and photos for the lines that are in the guidebooks. Though hardly a secret, Olive Oil deserves better. Let’s give people the right to “discover” things the old fashion way– by earning it through observation, experience, and the handing down of information amongst friends, not mass distribution on the internet. Good luck with your European endeavours.
Thanks for the comment Ryan.
perhaps it’s time for a new category
don’t name that couloir
I’m also upset you prominently displayed these lines – It took me at least 10 seconds of hard gazing from the top of A.V. to find them; now any yahoo with a laptop will know about them.
Good luck in Europe!