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    This is correct. PEA arrest, or "flatline" is not...

    This is correct. PEA arrest, or "flatline" is not a shockable rhythm. Only high-quality CPR, meds (epi/amio/etc) and crossed fingers will save you in PEA.

    Also, despite what the medical dramas...
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    Have also done Japan. Touring on anything there...

    Have also done Japan. Touring on anything there can be exhausting just because the trail breaking can be deep & brutal if you're the first group up, but having some extra real estate under foot will...
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    Second, heading out on this setup today. I...

    Second, heading out on this setup today. I sometimes pull away from the group on the track, goats and shifts add a little more training weight, makes for a more social pace. Also, having skied them...
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    Yeah but only a handful. Honestly, the new...

    Yeah but only a handful. Honestly, the new supercharger in Auburn has made the whole range thing a complete non-issue if you're coming from the Seattle area.
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    I was actually entertaining exactly this idea,...

    I was actually entertaining exactly this idea, the only barrier being that my one-boot solution (Technica zero-G) wouldn't play nice with the integrated bindings...
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    School me on ice-missiles

    Realized after sking a couple bullet-proof days in bc that ice-coast conditions exist out here too, and that I have a hole in the narrow end of my quiver. Looking for stiff, heavy, chargers for firm...
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    Thinking of an impromptu Backcountry trip out of...

    Thinking of an impromptu Backcountry trip out of Castlegar/Slocan. Any beta on snowpack, freezing levels past few days? Goods to be had or not?
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    I actually went out with Valhalla a few years...

    I actually went out with Valhalla a few years back, nice group. They ran two cats and sort of explicitly/not explicitly sorted the group between them. One the meadow-skipping powder geezer...
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    This. Demand for Ikon amongst Am-holes and their...

    This. Demand for Ikon amongst Am-holes and their techy ilk is close to inelastic so long as Crystal remains unrestricted. I'm sure at this point Alterra realizes that.
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    Protest to Billygoat: A study in shapes

    I've been having the most first-world TGR problem imaginable: Transitioning from Protests to Billygoats is throwing me for a loop. My plan was this: Protests for untracked inbounds pow until 11, then...
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    Fuck that genuine advice bullshit Slog 'a rye...

    Fuck that genuine advice bullshit

    Slog 'a rye and some strategic duct tape. That'll do'er.
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    Agreed. Took 4 & 2 yr olds for an introduction to...

    Agreed. Took 4 & 2 yr olds for an introduction to snow. Every snowpark, parking nook and cranny at the pass was at/over capacity, say nothing of the actual resort. Should have some kind of snowy...
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    Nay, pay parking too rich for my blood.

    Nay, pay parking too rich for my blood.
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    Hero pow at Crystal till noon. Consistent face...

    Hero pow at Crystal till noon. Consistent face shots for the determined. Still bombing southback as of 1230, but a freshly fucked knee has me turning tail for home.

    Socked-in up top, so here's a...
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    Yeah man nice to finally meet a local! Next time...

    Yeah man nice to finally meet a local! Next time we should get some turns.
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    I counted 3 other Tesla's in B lot last crystal...

    I counted 3 other Tesla's in B lot last crystal day. I hate to say it, but a paid parking model for single occupancy vehicles (free for 2+) would go a long way...
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    +200 for 7 days and no blackout I think. There...

    +200 for 7 days and no blackout I think. There absolutely needs to be a cap on days. Keep the crystal season pass for whatever crazy amount it is now
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    Occupying the padded seats for the first time in...

    Occupying the padded seats for the first time in 15 years in the PNW. Teal/tan on Billygoats with a very large black dog in tow IG: Huskidoc. Don't know if the lot 3 crowd will be in, but ask for...
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    When properly equipped, they're absolute monsters...

    When properly equipped, they're absolute monsters in the snow.
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    No, this is key to their strategy: Footholds in...

    No, this is key to their strategy: Footholds in upscale metro markets driven by the alure of days at distant resorts that most will never visit. In effect, the Am-holes have bought a crystal pass in...
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    . Gold. 10. Post-warranty. $200

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    Gold. 10. Post-warranty. $200
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    ^ both rad options. But the question: do you go...

    ^ both rad options. But the question: do you go the less-sweet and less-stealthy truck camper route and have the option of dropping your load and having a serviceable vehicle, or do you go full...
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    Come on now, we all know that maintaining lifts...

    Come on now, we all know that maintaining lifts makes no one any money.
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    And you earnestly believe their business models...

    And you earnestly believe their business models and customer support are any better? Eyeware as an industry (goggles, shades, etc) is characterized by near-nonexistent material cost, little to no...
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    And even worse, getting replacement lenses from...

    And even worse, getting replacement lenses from Anon is next to impossible. I want there to be a case for supporting legit brands and companies who put in the R&D$'s for a better product, but the way...
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    1. Lower risk. 2. Count on Vail keeping lifts...

    1. Lower risk.
    2. Count on Vail keeping lifts closed for cost savin- er, I mean safety.

    Hate to say it, but at this point Crystal is the most reliable game in town.
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    The unofficial report was "bottomless with free...

    The unofficial report was "bottomless with free refills all day"
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    Decent day out, 7th opened but no alpine....

    Decent day out, 7th opened but no alpine. Border's fucked though: 3.5 hrs at the Peace arch. And if you were of Iranian descent, well, good luck...
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    Not as bad as yesterday, think having Blackcomb...

    Not as bad as yesterday, think having Blackcomb gondy (lower) and Crystal opened definitely decompressed things. Still on the busier side of things. Actively bombing as of 1230 has me optimistic for...
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    2 hrs 15 from the village to the top of Jersey....

    2 hrs 15 from the village to the top of Jersey. Crowds on par with MLK/Family day
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    Shit, I'll do your job for you, beater novelist...

    Shit, I'll do your job for you, beater novelist or not.
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    Crustal staying true to name: An optimistic 3"...

    Crustal staying true to name: An optimistic 3" over the hard stuff. SE aspects skiing the best
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    Mountain Shop. They even have new digs! (Old OMC...

    Mountain Shop. They even have new digs! (Old OMC storefront)
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    Kingpin for $200? Not a rotating toe but alpine...

    Kingpin for $200? Not a rotating toe but alpine heel makes for easier releases
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    How slow is slow? Jump turns: Great. swing...

    How slow is slow?
    Jump turns: Great. swing weight, edge, etc
    Bumps: Can rail a bump line as good as you'd expect a 106 waist ski to do.
    Billygoating tight trees: Can be done, but if I'm honest I'd...
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    I'm on the Navis freebird currently. Went with it...

    I'm on the Navis freebird currently. Went with it over Helio cause I got a deal. Flex is about the same, ride is a little damper, but the flat-er tails don't love to be broken loose. Nice edge hold...
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    I've actually had a couple gripes re: the...

    I've actually had a couple gripes re: the hardware in this boot. I've had buckles shear straight through the metal, toe fittings go out of spec to the point of auto-releasing, etc. I don't know if...
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    It actually stayed nice up high. Like 5500 ft+....

    It actually stayed nice up high. Like 5500 ft+. Little to no new accumulation, maybe like an inch, when I rolled out at 2ish. I think you'd have better luck with a more northerly destination, but who...
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    Everyone and their mother went to crystal toady....

    Everyone and their mother went to crystal toady. First they shredded the lift line of REX. Then they poached some green valley. Then, at 1130 they broke for lunch and left the rest for me 🤷♂️
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    I'm trying to get my lady on the ON3P train with...

    I'm trying to get my lady on the ON3P train with some lady-goats. RES, assym cut, the whole 9. But BG only goes down to 179, which would be too much. She's 5'7 thinking like 172 max. Iggy what do we...
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    A balmy 37. Raining sideways at the base with...

    A balmy 37. Raining sideways at the base with gusts to 25. Full-on storming at the top: A combination of low-rise, low-viz, hyperdense mollases/cascade concrete mixture. A struggle to make forward...
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    This is a weird question: I'm rolling in to town ...

    This is a weird question: I'm rolling in to town feeling like the black death. Is there a particular health system in Aspen (Ex: Seattle has swedish) dudes would recommend to help with not dying?
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    Just bought a fri->Mon ticket to ski...

    Just bought a fri->Mon ticket to ski Aspen/Aspen/A.Basin. Is this a stupid idea?
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    How'd white pass treat ya? Heading down that way,...

    How'd white pass treat ya? Heading down that way, thinking of taking a gander
  45. Thread: Doggie stoke

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    304370 Needs no luring to get to the top of...

    304370

    Needs no luring to get to the top of the hill, but yam rewards certainly don't hurt.
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    Making a post-work effort to get out there, won't...

    Making a post-work effort to get out there, won't get up too high but at least inspect base
  47. I rocked BC's in 180 for 3.5 seasons. Such a...

    I rocked BC's in 180 for 3.5 seasons. Such a versatile ski. Plane well enough in pow, good edge hold on firm (width considered). 6'2 175 fwiw. Go for it.
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    AKA found a scapegoat and threw it under the bus....

    AKA found a scapegoat and threw it under the bus. Anyone else get a ass-kissing email offering a personal "gear concierge" in exchange for "coming back to Backcountry? Until Jonathan Nielson is...
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    Lady friend is planning a trip for my birthday,...

    Lady friend is planning a trip for my birthday, we're eying a quick lap out to Aaaaahhspen the first week in Dec. Thinking it may be WROD-heavy trip. How extensive/reliable are the WROD-making...
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    It'll be good for the (nonexistent) base.

    It'll be good for the (nonexistent) base.
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