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    Thank you, I appreciate the detail. You ever get...

    Thank you, I appreciate the detail. You ever get to SoVT Ive got some glades at Magic to show you.

    As for the other comments, I have no plans to hike Katchina since there is a lift, and if the...
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    I’d appreciate any advice to a pretty...

    I’d appreciate any advice to a pretty serious/capable East Coast skier hitting Taos for first time. Magic is a frequented area and skied it today - Magician, Goniff, Greenline, etc. Visiting my...
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    Now THAT is living!!

    Now THAT is living!!
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    I wonder if some sort of prioritization and...

    I wonder if some sort of prioritization and reservation scheme comes into play. So if you're a Jackson Hole local and buy the JH pass, you're able to ski whenever. But some lesser pass - either...
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    I have to think a decent factor in powder day...

    I have to think a decent factor in powder day crowding is the increased accuracy and availability of weather data where more people can position themselves at areas for a big powder day. Add in no...
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    +1 And to claim reliance on any forecast right...

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    And to claim reliance on any forecast right now is folly. ITS NOT EVEN FEBRUARY!!! For god sake people, have some faith! And THINK SNOW! That is all....
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    Saw that Kachina was open the other day but...

    Saw that Kachina was open the other day but closed today, along with several trails/bowls. Avalanche control? Hasn't snowed much in last 3 days (5") but wind may be an issue.
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    Thanks for posting the Rush clip. What a loss. My...

    Thanks for posting the Rush clip. What a loss. My 16 year old nephew, guitarist extraordinaire, and his band mate buddy (from Harwood Union) have declared the 2nd Saturday of the year to be Rush...
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    For those wondering, yes I survived my first trip...

    For those wondering, yes I survived my first trip to the Alps (St Moritz), but that could be because the off-piste was not in play for most of stay. I did see (and skied a bit) of near off piste...
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    You obviously have no historical reference to New...

    You obviously have no historical reference to New England weather in mid December. Net net, skiing season to date is above average. As they say, if you don't like the weather in New England, just...
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    Thanks, that's very helpful. Hopefully the storms...

    Thanks, that's very helpful. Hopefully the storms this week freshen things up a bit.
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    If I pay homage to the monument before hand will...

    If I pay homage to the monument before hand will that increase my odds of survival?

    Weather models I follow show some snow reaching the St Moritz are but I obviously don't know the intricacies of...
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    Heading to St Moritz for my first ski trip to the...

    Heading to St Moritz for my first ski trip to the Alps. I'm usually a "road less traveled" type (Magic Vt for instance) vs. "glitz" but I'm meeting my daughter who wants to see a World Cup race in...
  14. Thanks for posting some incredible pics. Not...

    Thanks for posting some incredible pics. Not happy I couldn't make it up for what looks like an awesome opening. But real happy for all those who did, and especially for Geoff, Matt and the whole...
  15. 9-11" reported. Forecast is for additional 4-8"....

    9-11" reported. Forecast is for additional 4-8". They made snow on Medium and are seriously contemplating push for the summit. Even with the snow they will likely need to make snow on a few of the...
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    We had 3 at 2,300 at Bromley and across at...

    We had 3 at 2,300 at Bromley and across at Stratton the upper mountain had same. Thick and dense will help natural base and it groomed in nicely. Below about 1,800 NOTHING.
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    Because you can? Remember July.....

    Because you can? Remember July.....
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    Beautiful! Where is this?

    Beautiful! Where is this?
  19. I've seen/heard Friday after Thanksgiving,...

    I've seen/heard Friday after Thanksgiving, November 29th. With Green lift this year they have much less terrain to cover to open, and Thanksgiving is late this year so more time. Hopefully the...
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    Game on. Beast in action, North Ridge. 'Bout time!

    Game on. Beast in action, North Ridge. 'Bout time!
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    If you are referring to the "Wall" in Colorado, I...

    If you are referring to the "Wall" in Colorado, I have it from a good source that it is positioned to keep Texas skiers out of Colorado ;)
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    That's a pretty dramatic pic of a WROD.

    That's a pretty dramatic pic of a WROD.
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    Ha glad someone noticed that! A call to arms! I...

    Ha glad someone noticed that! A call to arms! I have no doubts about Ullr Fest being a proper and successful ritual event.

    Sorry to miss especially given proximity and the fact that Peruvian will...
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    I'd focus on next weekend, 10/26-27. If the Ullr...

    I'd focus on next weekend, 10/26-27. If the Ullr fest crew does their job it might even snow.....
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    Models are finally starting to hone in on a good...

    Models are finally starting to hone in on a good cold snap the weekend of October 25th. As it looks now it would be substantial enough for all of the early season players to open, probably Sunday for...
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    I hate this product. A probability of it being...

    I hate this product. A probability of it being above normal? But by how much? 0.5 F or 10 C? Kinda makes a difference, especially to a snow maker.

    It is however on to something as the euro...
  27. As far as I know yes. They have advertised 14th,...

    As far as I know yes. They have advertised 14th, 28th and Oct 12th. Those dates are still on the event calendar on Magic web site. Go clear some glades!
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    Yeah, I'm not drinking green chilli beer no...

    Yeah, I'm not drinking green chilli beer no matter where I am. And I don;t hike when there's a lift available (though I have been known to skin).

    Thanks for info on the snow. Taos seems very...
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    Changing subject.....planning my first trip to...

    Changing subject.....planning my first trip to Taos this winter. My brother has fled the i70 mess of Denver for Albuquerque so I am visiting at some point this winter. Any advice much appreciated.
  30. Volunteer day Saturday, for those who can handle...

    Volunteer day Saturday, for those who can handle the new summit elevation......
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    Sell, but I hope not move away. I mean the only...

    Sell, but I hope not move away. I mean the only other place you could move to and keep the TGR name is Peru, as in the country! Not to mention the needs of the fire dept and holiday lift corral at...
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    Thought you all might appreciate seeing some...

    Thought you all might appreciate seeing some spring skiing craziness from North of the border (I certainly enjoyed following all your K-craziness this spring).
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    FV3 can be trusted to right about as often as the...

    FV3 can be trusted to right about as often as the Euro can be trusted to be wrong. But it does happen obviously.....
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    To be clear, I didn't base my comment on what Fox...

    To be clear, I didn't base my comment on what Fox said, and in fact don't follow him.
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    No, real deal. Enjoy.

    No, real deal. Enjoy.
  36. Sorry to not chime in earlier. The Friday night...

    Sorry to not chime in earlier. The Friday night coastal was stronger than modeled and that forced the Sunday storm a tad further south. I still think Magic is in the 2-4" maybe 3-5" range. We need...
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    Nothing like the Brom sun on a cold day. Jealous....

    Nothing like the Brom sun on a cold day. Jealous. Sunday night looking good. You may want to be 10 miles due east from this locale on Monday :)
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    Congrats! With snow falling while he was born I...

    Congrats! With snow falling while he was born I have to think the snow gods were smiling! Best to you and the family.
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    28 days is WAY extreme. I guess if they had a...

    28 days is WAY extreme. I guess if they had a trail opening policy like Magic or Sugarbush I could be more sympathetic (if those areas have a trail closed its because even an expert skier is likely...
  40. Yeah but back then Magic was heading back to...

    Yeah but back then Magic was heading back to NELSAP. Dont think youd like that......
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    You'll run out of mountains before you run out of...

    You'll run out of mountains before you run out of the rain. Go West, way West. Or wait, and sharpen your edges....

    But get ready for Jan pattern change and bam we're back into winter, a good...
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    Well that storm outperformed! And so will Magic...

    Well that storm outperformed! And so will Magic with a change in plans - trying to open Thursday for a Powder Day and keep lifts running through Sunday. You locals enjoy yourselves. I hope to be...
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    Thats the European model. Not sure if you can get...

    Thats the European model. Not sure if you can get for free off of Accuweather or weatherbell. Try tropical tidbits. Or search for weather models.

    Also not sure who wrote the amounts for the...
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    WTF just realized its my 50th season too.

    WTF just realized its my 50th season too.
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    256738 Carving shin to knee deep pow on 11/22 in...

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    Carving shin to knee deep pow on 11/22 in SoVT.
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    November 20....... Now that is a lunch break! ...

    November 20.......

    Now that is a lunch break!

    Save some will ya?
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    Yeah pretty much open season north of the PA...

    Yeah pretty much open season north of the PA border! Planning on a turkey day skin at Magic or Bromley depending on how much time I have.
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    Yo maggots, get on topic. Winter starts Saturday...

    Yo maggots, get on topic. Winter starts Saturday and next weekend will see a laundry list of areas open. Time to ski!
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    Saw something on social media about the Magic...

    Saw something on social media about the Magic pond, and repositioning the water in the pond onto the mountain. In mid November! Guess there's a new sheriff in town! Do Work looks to be busy in a...
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    Well that is just beautiful.........

    Well that is just beautiful.........
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