Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Jenny Bowl for time

I skied Jenny Bowl after work today for time.  I accessed the Paradise run at Snowbowl ski resort legally from National Forest Land.  The splits were: top of first steep pitch 23 min; exit resort 42 min; summit Point Six 58 min 30 sec; leave Jenny lake 1 hr 6 min; parking lot 1 hr 22.5 min.  There were a few slow quirks including a detour into the trees to dodge a groomer on the climb, 4-6" of fresh snow, accessing through National Forest Land, and conservative skiing in the dark.  It will be interesting to return sometime and try to go faster.  The skiing was great on 4" of powder in Jenny Bowl and fresh corduroy in the resort.  

4 comments:

  1. Damn dude...my personal best to the top of the bowl is 56 min. You're hauling ass for sure. Personally, I feel it might be quicker to head up the gut, chichen chute, east trees/east bowl to gain the ridge, but that's when they are closed with no evil eye to worry about. Steeper skinning to, which i tend to prefer. Thoughts?

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  2. Yes, I was going all out on race gear, and it hurt a lot as per normal. As for the fastest route. Yes, I think the gut, chicken chute route is the fastest. I've made Point 6 a little faster by that route. I think my fastest time to the top of the bowl is 46 minutes, also by the route you describe. I chose Paradise to keep it all legal, especially in light of writing it on the internet. Paradise isn't too bad though, and all the flat sections go quickly on race gear and mohair skins. Really rad to hear of more folks beating the 1 hour mark to the top of the bowl. Not an easy thing to do!

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  3. Where can you access paradise legally? Is it that one parking lot a bit above the actual parking lot? is snowbowl cool with people skinning up and then you just stay on Paradise entire way?

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