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08-12-2004, 11:10 AM
mind blowing (http://www.skiportillo.com/conditions/conditions.html)
i think i would blow an o ring if i saw that on an american site (or any other country for that matter.)
08-20-2004, 09:11 AM
The GM at Mt Hutt, new Zealand does the ski report phone recording every morning. - Cohee style.
Kiwis have a lower tolerance for bullshit.
I'm sure he's been reamed a few times in the past. Now it's pretty damn funny to call up on a shitty day and listen to an official report.
You'll hear things like:
"We have four lifts running today at Mt. Hutt, with high winds, feezing rains and low visibility. the conditions are not very good and we recommend that you stay home today."
09-15-2004, 07:49 PM
They have been reamed many times for their snow report (and other things) It used to have the rep of being the worst lie ever, everyone just rang the club fields and guessed for Hutt.
Old Hutt phrases:
Some cloud (no vis at all)
Some gusts, forcast to ease (currently unable to run any lifts)
All lifts operating subject to wind (as above)
Limited off-piste (ribbon of death)
Spring conditions (unedgable ice)
Precipitation (heavy rain)
We have a base of (divide by 2-3)
Yeah-I spent far too many seasons there.
A Craigeburn snow report from the same time:
Some random joke on their answer phone followed by "and thats what yesterdays cold front was, a bad joke. We got some dust on the crust.
Now thats honesty.
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