Trip Report Great XC skiing in fresh snow at LM .20.7.18

Mister Tee on XC Skis

Not your average unconventional eccentric.
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I had the best day of XC Classic skinny skis skiing at Lake Mtn.,in my short career as a learner/fledgling blue run XC skier.
I must remark about this and I had a very useful and affordable XC ski lesson with Felix at the LM ski school . He showed me things such as bunny hops going down hill with straight/ parallel skis, step turns and skiing backwards without poles.
The snow was so soft and fresh and the cover was complete and deep.I skied The Snow Gum , Woolly Butt , Echo Flat and Muster trails.
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. It started snowing heavily after lunch on Friday 20/7/18 and this created carnage on the road going back to Marysville. Snow Ball throwers with no idea how to fit chains properly to a 2 WD or how to drive in heavy snow and ice , no clue whatsoever were running off the road willy nilly:eek:.It was chaos!!.o_O
I was fine in my RAV 4 AWD with All Terrain tyres. I threw my skis and gear into the car , got out of the driving winds and heavy snow at the car park , revved up the car heater and crawled down the hill without fitting my chains. I put the jalopy into LOW gear and avoided touching the breaks.:thumbs:
 
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Mister Tee on XC Skis

Not your average unconventional eccentric.
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Jul 29, 2015
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Melbourne, Lockdown-i-stan .
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Snow was falling a long way down the hill. Well before the Lake Mountain /toll booth turn off.
One motorist in front of me crawled down the hill on the black top road , below the snow line with chains still attached to his/her/ their 2 WD car. The driver in question was oblivious to this error or the fact that he/she /it was blocking up the road driving at 1 mm per century.
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