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    Very nice read and shots.

    Very nice read and shots.
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    Our ski neighbor skied a gs down thee last week. ...

    Our ski neighbor skied a gs down thee last week. Course below is as she described. Her only time skiing Mammoth and that is the only thing they ended up skiing for the day. She called it "a little...
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    Do they offer powder in bulk?

    Do they offer powder in bulk?
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    Kirkwood was excellent this weekend. No ankle...

    Kirkwood was excellent this weekend. No ankle pain. Saturday was way better than expected. Wind direction was perfect for loading Lost Cabin and Monte Wolfe, as well as Vista. 10 skied well. The...
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    Both? Family calls for the weekend. Too bad, as...

    Both? Family calls for the weekend. Too bad, as my new boots are made for side country. Finally starting to get dialed in again n the gear as the kid approaches 13 years.
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    ^^^ My favorite zone of Alpine. Until a rock...

    ^^^ My favorite zone of Alpine. Until a rock snags my ski,

    Skied Kirkwood today. Pulled in at 12:25, upper lot TC. With the snow that fell today I could ski right to my car. I really can not...
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    I love skiing with friends, especially in sub par...

    I love skiing with friends, especially in sub par conditions. It's when its going off, I have a hard time hanging with friends who maybe don't like to ski fast, or blind, or in steeps... Seems like...
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    Quick look at the cams this morning. Roundhouse...

    Quick look at the cams this morning. Roundhouse is ski right on. Cornice is a full coral. When did KW become the crowded resort? I know this is just a glimpse, but Alpine might be full on country...
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    Agreed. KW Monday afternoon or Tuesday. ...

    Agreed. KW Monday afternoon or Tuesday. Northstart today. I doubt KW get much penned today.

    As Mashed said, KW was great yesterday. Even if we parked after 10AM. We were about 15 minutes...
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    Packing the car. Gonna get my kid up for a day...

    Packing the car. Gonna get my kid up for a day tomorrow and see what happens by Sunday morning. Might be running with out tail tucked, but hope to get a few hours in the morning before returning...
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    Didn't realize the Ghettos was new to you. My...

    Didn't realize the Ghettos was new to you. My fav hill after KW. Similar vibes. I like to park next to the snow down by Subway and take Gentian down and ski right back to the car.
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    If at Eagle you either need to shuttle or drive...

    If at Eagle you either need to shuttle or drive to food. There is (a least used to be) a good noodle joint by Vons that we liked. It was maybe a 7 minute drive. A bunch of options in that area. ...
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    If you change your mind, let me know and I can...

    If you change your mind, let me know and I can get a small portion of that cost remove likely with the group buy. In fact, the more who go through the group the more we can help get some maggots on...
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    Well, that changed quick. It is now an inside...

    Well, that changed quick. It is now an inside day here on the coast. Dumping like it means it. I can see how we get a foot plus by tomorrow if this is how it continues. Of course, give it an hour...
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    ^^^^good advice BA is more optimistic these...

    ^^^^good advice


    BA is more optimistic these days for sure. But I find it easy enough to read the Pali blog and infer what might be happening elsewhere. Especially when paired with Mammoth...
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    Fun run up here now the weather has cleared....

    Fun run up here now the weather has cleared. Would love to post pics but I can no longer log on in the ap or using browser on my phone. So..

    West Cliff yesterday afternoon for the easy session. ...
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    ^^^ $39 ticket bought ski from 8-2 and hot tub...

    ^^^ $39 ticket bought ski from 8-2 and hot tub until 4pm. I buried beers in a tree well in the morning and had flip flops and board shorts in my back pack. I would usually get in one day each...
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    Or $20 day tickets with a pass from a resort....

    Or $20 day tickets with a pass from a resort. Even if had already closed.
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    Ah. Even more insane. I was in the mountains...

    Ah. Even more insane. I was in the mountains during the entire run of big swell, so never even saw it here. From chatting with friends who were around, most of them tell stories of surfing down...
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    ^^^^^^I was thinking the same thing. Still,...

    ^^^^^^I was thinking the same thing.

    Still, many moons ago, I had a cheap (sub $400) unrestricted KW pass and could buy day tickets at Alpine for $39. I sprinkled a few days in at Homewood,...
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    Great vid. Where was that? Finally had a day...

    Great vid. Where was that?

    Finally had a day were I felt like I was surfing. After a series of injuries in my mid to late forties and barely surfing the year I turned fifty living in Singapore, I...
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    ^^^^A few weeks ago I watched a group three drop...

    ^^^^A few weeks ago I watched a group three drop in just on the near side of the funnel. Two ladies on skis and a dude on a snowboard. All strong skiers. Two slipped in, and slipped out to the...
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    Hope they did in fact pull everyone out. Looks...

    Hope they did in fact pull everyone out. Looks like weather has come in.
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    PM coming

    PM coming
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    Interested in boots. PM incoming.

    Interested in boots. PM incoming.
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    KW was parked out at noon today. They parallel...

    KW was parked out at noon today. They parallel parked instead of angle parked once past Fremont, where the road and shoulder are actually wider, so technically could fit more cars. TC and Chair 5...
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    There is a house at KW called Chicken Feathers. ...

    There is a house at KW called Chicken Feathers. You should stay there.

    Dumping at 7800' right now. About a half inch on the wind exposed railing. Fingers crossed this keeps coming.
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    ^^^^ I would guess 'yes' at, but 'no' above. ...

    ^^^^ I would guess 'yes' at, but 'no' above.



    Good to run into ya'll briefly. Felt like returning home. Family plans got me up here Justin time so I did not need excuses to not to paddle out...
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    At least at KW there is more coverage now than...

    At least at KW there is more coverage now than there was President's Day 2014. We had a plotless snow back then.
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    @ Eastside KW. Almost Always.

    @ Eastside

    KW. Almost Always.
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    Hope you did it. That was my plan for last...

    Hope you did it. That was my plan for last weekend, until KW opened 6, then we figured that would be enough. With the very little grooming tho, we never had chill out runs and my kid and I were...
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    ^^^ The way I figure any ski should be considered...

    ^^^ The way I figure any ski should be considered a rock ski, even when I have a few "rock skis" in the quiver.

    KW cams look very promising. Currently light snow at the base. Nearly all the...
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    Snow at Alpine base. Looks like it is just...

    Snow at Alpine base. Looks like it is just changing. KW base road has a thick layer of slush. Fingers crossed it keeps on snowing into the night.
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    All old gear. I spent last winter in Singapore,...

    All old gear. I spent last winter in Singapore, so I was not buying anything.

    Wildcat 190 (the narrow one)
    Wren 98 189
    OG Wren 191 - rock ski
    Bodacious 196
    Wren 111 191
    Mantra 183 - full...
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    Those bumps at the S turn is the only really...

    Those bumps at the S turn is the only really natural snow over there right now. I also enjoyed skiing the sides of Lakeview when I was there a week and half ago, with the fresh snow from overnight. ...
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    I looked at the Rose base cam at 1:45 and it was...

    I looked at the Rose base cam at 1:45 and it was looking like all snow. Even sticking to the trees and picnic tables. I then looked at the KW cam and did not see snow on any of the trees, tho...
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    ^^^ In the past, long ago, when I used to sleep...

    ^^^ In the past, long ago, when I used to sleep in my truck, when I was youthful, I would not bother trying to park there. Buy a snow park pass and park in Hope Valley and don't worry about being...
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    Well, it is warm out. From what the mountain...

    Well, it is warm out.

    From what the mountain has posted, Canyon is basically open for access and is not generally a ski zone, except for Swell off of 8. Schoolyard or Canyon to access further...
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    KW skied brilliantly today. Sharks, etc is the...

    KW skied brilliantly today. Sharks, etc is the usual suspect zones with low snow but coverage is great compared to Palisades last week. Buckboard on 11 and Outlaw on 5 groomed. Everything else...
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    ^^^^ Actually realizing there is there is a...

    ^^^^ Actually realizing there is there is a concert there this weekend and might be why spots are sold out.

    To answer someone else question about mid week at Olympic Valley, I was there last...
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    It does seem, from the site, that parking at...

    It does seem, from the site, that parking at Olympic Valley is fully booked for this weekend. AM has space available. Could be a glitch, but if that is truly the case, then parking is going to get...
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    If its run by a 3rd party, I'd imagine they...

    If its run by a 3rd party, I'd imagine they incentive the staff. For every tag you nab, you get a $5 voucher toward lunch.
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    I missed last seasoned this one is rolling in...

    I missed last seasoned this one is rolling in just as it works for me. Barely adjusted to being back at home. Had fun the other day, and will again this weekend with the kid super stoked on getting...
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    pics might help I need to check our storage,...

    pics might help

    I need to check our storage, but I might be looking for a 24,5 boot
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    And I was just about to PM. If anyrhing falls...

    And I was just about to PM. If anyrhing falls through, I'm pretty sure I'm in. Perfect set up for my kid soon.
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    6 is spinning and has a Closed sign with patrol...

    6 is spinning and has a Closed sign with patrol going up. No mention on the X ops page. Website says its scheduled with terrain from Zach's to Rabbit Runs open. Kid and I will be around this...
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    ^^^ Saw that. Bodes well. If there is enough...

    ^^^ Saw that. Bodes well. If there is enough natural for TC, then the zones above are in the good to go range.
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    KW reports they are working on chair 9 and 11 to...

    KW reports they are working on chair 9 and 11 to open soon. They really should install some snowmaking over at Timber Creek. 9 is a much better beginner chair than 1 and they need a ton of snow to...
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    Didn't Gold Coast close down at 12:30 due to...

    Didn't Gold Coast close down at 12:30 due to wind? They sent us down the hill. Up until is closed, it was skiing great. Most fun I've ever had on that lift. And with the limited visibility,...
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    That sounds worse than I could even imagine. Was...

    That sounds worse than I could even imagine. Was just think early and late season, I would use that lift. Especially in May. Start off of Summit and switch to KT once it begins to soften up. So,...
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