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    I know a guy who owns a small business. ...

    I know a guy who owns a small business. According to him absolutely everyone he owes money too is an asshole. Amazing coincidence.
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    I'm and old guy. To give you perspective my...

    I'm and old guy. To give you perspective my grandfather used to tell me stories about picking up my grandmother for dates in a horse and buggy. When I was a kid and I'd get mad at somebody for...
  3. FOUND a SMART PHONE while climbing around in the...

    FOUND a SMART PHONE while climbing around in the Cirque at Solitude yesterday. Looks like it was probably dropped by a skier and sat there for a while. Don't know if it works, but PM me if you...
  4. Thread: Murder Hornets

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    Demon Crown is a good read that mixes a lot of...

    Demon Crown is a good read that mixes a lot of wasp factual information with some slightly fictional stretches into a good tale. They are already scary enough without having a giant murder version....
  5. Thread: Durango living

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    Cost of living is a little more than 30% above...

    Cost of living is a little more than 30% above the national average but wages are not. Lived there for 30 years and just left. There are some good jobs but because of the town's small size not...
  6. A lawyer's duty to their clients is to provide...

    A lawyer's duty to their clients is to provide "zealous representation." Unfortunately, many confuse that with being an asshole. It is very easy to take advantage of your client in a divorce by...
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    About 15 years ago in Portillo ran into Chilean...

    About 15 years ago in Portillo ran into Chilean soldiers skiing at the area for training. The Argentina border was at the top of the pass just past the ski area and their base was at the bottom....
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    Interesting where this thread has drifted. ...

    Interesting where this thread has drifted. Exactly what makes Volants so sweet is exactly what they are removing in every new model of other skis, a damp smooth ride. You just can't stand on a ski...
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    Looks like the longest ski will be 182 and the...

    Looks like the longest ski will be 182 and the fattest waist 78 mm. That pretty much sums up the market.
  10. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    https://www.alterramtnco.com/news/2020/04/14/ikon-...

    https://www.alterramtnco.com/news/2020/04/14/ikon-pass-announces-updates-to-20-21-season-passes
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    Talked to someone in the IKON family of ski areas...

    Talked to someone in the IKON family of ski areas yesterday. Allegedly IKON is going to make an announcement next week regarding extensions for pass discounts, etc..
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    Unfortunately, it appears to have been removed...

    Unfortunately, it appears to have been removed from Youtube, but there is a classic rendition of Howie Mandel singing Psycho Killer to the microphone hanging above a dead body in the autopsy room in...
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    Private

    Private
  14. I remember Telluride in the mid-70s right after...

    I remember Telluride in the mid-70s right after it opened. If you were with a girl in a bar you were afraid to go to the bathroom because there'd be two guys hitting on her by the time you got back...
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    That is one the reasons Look/Rossi Pivots are so...

    That is one the reasons Look/Rossi Pivots are so popular. The binding basically ends under the heel of your boot and does not inhibit the flex of the back of the ski. The opposite is a rental/demo...
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    dumping

    dumping
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    FWIW; SLC is now only 49% Mormon, as opposed to...

    FWIW; SLC is now only 49% Mormon, as opposed to about 62% of the state. But those jack-mormons can be ruffians too.
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    Got a synthetic "puff" type sweater/jacket (cause...

    Got a synthetic "puff" type sweater/jacket (cause I didn't want to mess with down, which seems to be all the rage these days), but it's too fucking hot to wear unless it is in the single digits. ...
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    I agree. Full rocker skis make it so easy to...

    I agree. Full rocker skis make it so easy to turn and "cheat" on turns with a little smear (which is easier on the old knees) that I can see no reason to size down. Plus, I am no longer charging the...
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    I believe El Camino premieres on AMC this Sunday.

    I believe El Camino premieres on AMC this Sunday.
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    It's rather disturbing what passes for mass...

    It's rather disturbing what passes for mass entertainment these days. If you can't present a compelling story without this kind of gore then you pretty much suck at your craft. Based on Walking...
  22. Half of US adults do absolutely no exercise - and...

    Half of US adults do absolutely no exercise - and 25% go eight hours a day without standing up. Apparently, people are switching their lives over to virtual reality, including exercise.
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  23. Took first chair at Soli and skied over to Alta...

    Took first chair at Soli and skied over to Alta on Friday to join some buddies. Got to Twin Lakes Pass at 9:30. From there to the Alta parking lot I saw over 40 skinners coming up. No evidence of...
  24. One time on my last run in Montana I stopped in...

    One time on my last run in Montana I stopped in the narrow gap at the bottom of a bowl and looked up just as a raven came sailing out 15 feet over my head. It closed its wings, flipped upside-down,...
  25. Got a pair of the 192 110 TTs last year and they...

    Got a pair of the 192 110 TTs last year and they ended up being my daily drivers. Got to do a lot of traveling and put on over 80 days on them in every conceivable terrain and snow condition. Mine...
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    My first hut trip with a big group was planned by...

    My first hut trip with a big group was planned by some experienced friends. It was two nights in the hut with some skiing on the afternoon coming in and the morning going out. We all had a blast but...
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    As my old ski buddy Rago used to say, "Skiing on...

    As my old ski buddy Rago used to say, "Skiing on skis that aren't tuned is like driving a care without air in the tires." It'll get you there but it's a shitty ride.
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    Companies with all kinds of products move...

    Companies with all kinds of products move production to China to severally cut production costs and maximize profits when we pay their high prices. China steals their designs and undercuts their...
  29. Back in the 90's I ski a week with CMH on Atomic...

    Back in the 90's I ski a week with CMH on Atomic Fat Boys with a 115 mm waist and offset bindings. I now ski a pair of Icelantic Keepers with a 117 waist and center mount bindings. I can see no...
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    Brian Head has some fun little slopes and cool...

    Brian Head has some fun little slopes and cool red rock views but small acreage and vert. Being so far south snow coverage can be sketchy. Supposedly it gets the lightest powder in the Country. ...
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    I've am a big guy (6'5" and 225 lbs) and put over...

    I've am a big guy (6'5" and 225 lbs) and put over 80 on-area days on my XT 130s last year on 188s and 192s with no complaints carving or driving them through deep crud., although they definitely do...
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    With as much as they charge for lift tickets I...

    With as much as they charge for lift tickets I think the ski area owes you the right not to have to stand in a long line while partially empty chairs are going up. If it's crowded and the chair is...
  33. Baby Driver Here's the opening scene, which is...

    Baby Driver

    Here's the opening scene, which is worth watching even if you never see the whole movie. Turn it up, the music is a key part of the deal.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ARFyrM6gVs
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    I got some Outdoor Masters with green lenses last...

    I got some Outdoor Masters with green lenses last season for fog and flat light. The googles are first rate. Not sure about the optical correctness of the lens, they worked OK in the fog but my...
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    Saw a jerky stand on the side of the highway...

    Saw a jerky stand on the side of the highway advertising "Fresh Jerky." Isn't that an oxymoron? The whole idea of jerky is that it doesn't have to be fresh. How can you tell if the animal was...
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    Thanks! Hoping to make a trip up from Utah and...

    Thanks! Hoping to make a trip up from Utah and hit the Bowl between X-mas and New Year's again. Hopefully you'll have enough snow by then to check out the new "backside." Only thing better than...
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    OK, the new lift is in and it appears with all...

    OK, the new lift is in and it appears with all the new runs on the Snowbowl website trail map. Does that mean it is totally complete and it will absolutely positively be open at the start of this...
  38. In the early 70"s Pepsi had a concert series in...

    In the early 70"s Pepsi had a concert series in Milwaukee. Saw Led Zeppelin with Joe Walsh and James Gang opening for $3.50. Now you can't even get a Coke for that price at a concert. A month...
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    I don't Know it Must have Been the Roses from...

    I don't Know it Must have Been the Roses from Tales of the Great Rum Runners is a true classic. Hunter was a master. Garcia said that Hunter wrote the words he would if he could. We are so lucky...
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    Been buying from him for years and never been...

    Been buying from him for years and never been disappointed. Terry rocks!
  41. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    We renewed early and got $30 off last season's...

    We renewed early and got $30 off last season's early price ($619 vs $649). Also, last year we used our IKON passes at 8 different areas, including in Canada, and could walk on the lifts everywhere...
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    Don't really know, but I would think their...

    Don't really know, but I would think their insurance rates would be lower if they had safety bars.
  43. IKON Pass for Soli gives you a free UTA bus pass....

    IKON Pass for Soli gives you a free UTA bus pass. What's to stop people from parking at Brighton and using the bus for a free 5 min. shuttle both ways?
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    As stated above, if the buyer did not find out...

    As stated above, if the buyer did not find out about your property until after the Listing Agreement expired then the realtor has no claim to a commission. Do not ask your realtor. Cite the...
  45. Thread: Wasatch 2019

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    Don't know of any shuttles, but it's 100%...

    Don't know of any shuttles, but it's 100% rideable going up WOW if you want to man up and do a two-way. Not sure about the mud factor. Wife just got back from a road ride up Guardsman Pass and said...
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    Those bindings were recalled. The heels do not...

    Those bindings were recalled. The heels do not stay down and will slide back and pre-release. Great skis but I agree, do not ski them with those bindings. Smooth big smile flex. I knew an Alaskan...
  47. Found - Pit Viper Sunglasses

    Found on the ridge just above the Guardsman Pass Winter Closure Gate. Looks like they melted out of last winter's snowpack. Still in perfect shape. PM me if you think they are yours.
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    The future has always been scary. Boomers grew...

    The future has always been scary. Boomers grew up during the Cold War doing regular drills hiding under their school desks in case of a nuclear attack. Based on the world today I'd guess that SS is...
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    I paid into SS for over 40 years and now that I'm...

    I paid into SS for over 40 years and now that I'm taking money out (based on how much I put in) you're paying for it? Every generation has it's problems and issues, like the Great Depression for...
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    I think if you spent any time in Silverton you...

    I think if you spent any time in Silverton you would not consider living there. Hundreds of thousands of tourists in the summer, and then mostly shut down, cold and isolated in the winter. Some...
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