It's the first weekend of February 2002. January was pretty bad for snow,
but with a couple feet of freshly fallen snow earlier in the week, we had
hope for some good skiing this weekend.

Marc and Massimo outside the condo, ready to hit the slopes.

Marc near chair 22, coming down through the surprisingly soft snow.

Marc coming down near chair 22.
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Looking toward White Mountain from under chair 22.

Marc coming down Avalanche Chute.
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Toward the bottom of Chair 22 the trees can get pretty mean.
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My favorite spot at Mammoth, with fresh powder through a clearing in the
trees.
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Marc coming down under the top of Chair 22.
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Time for lunch. The weather couldn't have been better. We didn't see even
one cloud the entire weekend.

Same picture, different people.

The lunch group. Two questions remain, though: "Where is Ian?", and "What
is Massimo doing?"

At the summit.

Massimo showing us how it's done on Cornice Bowl.
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Massimo ready to descend.

Massimo on Dave's run, as we cut over to Chair 9.
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Massimo Tinto's turn.
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Marc comes down to join the others.
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Massimo and Silvio traversing above chair 9.

Under Chair 9, Silvio cruises by.
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The events leading up to Massimo's face-plant.
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Coming up chair 22 for one last run.

Getting ready to head down "Avalanche Chute".

Back to Chair 22 and the Avalanche Chute. Massimo takes a nice tumble.
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Massimo Tinto surveying the slope.
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Massimo is back on his feet after his back slide.
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My turn to descend.
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Back to my favorite spot, cruising through the trees on fresh powder.
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Silvio getting the fire started.

It looks good now, but will it last?

Sunday morning, another beautiful day awaits us.

Just be careful about where you stand.

Massimo cruising down Cornice Bowl.
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Ian coming down to meet him.
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Me, in a failed attempt to drop into Cornice Bowl.
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The second attempt is successful.
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Coming down Cornice Bowl toward Ian.
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Ian coming toward me down Cornice Bowl.
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At the summit, this time before we lost Ian.

Over by chairs 13 and 14, everyone got a chance to cruise down. Massimo
Tinto starts us off.
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Marc's turn.
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Next is Massimo Franceschetti, the big Italian.
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Silvio's turn to tear it up.
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Massimo prepares to descend.
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Massimo descends.
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Marc's turn.
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Me coming down the second Drop Out Chute under chair 23.
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Marc traversing across Upper Dry Creek.
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Marc and I cut back under the gondola to get in a couple last runs under
chair 22. We didn't realize just how steep the slope would be.

There was lots of nice, untouched powder near the summit.

Using the panoramic feature, piecing the last two pictures together.

A nice view of the valley.

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