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    Poll: How about enforcement? New Mexico has had a 14...

    How about enforcement? New Mexico has had a 14 day quarantine in place for some time and I'm fairly certain there are many visitors from Texas/Arizona/Georgia who have been ignoring it.
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    Only Dan in an uninsulated camper on the back of...

    Only Dan in an uninsulated camper on the back of a 4cylinder pickup truck parked at Heather Meadows qualifies.
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    Dope. Jelly.

    Dope. Jelly.
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    My memory might mislead me. But pretty sure Fred...

    My memory might mislead me. But pretty sure Fred was arriving at Index when Eric, Hannah and I were leaving after a day of cragging, the day before the three of us skied NF of Shuksan in July 2006...
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    Dang. For a few years off and on there I really...

    Dang. For a few years off and on there I really enjoyed supertaco.

    Even enjoyed some dribble on telemarktips BITD.

    Glad to see the current reincarnation of TAY.

    Also, F Mark Z.
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    This turned into a real dumpster fire. I...

    This turned into a real dumpster fire.

    I have always loved spending time in the mountains of BC and Alberta, loved it when I lived in Vancouver for 2.5 years, and can't wait to visit again when...
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    Haven't skied Gib Chute or Nisqually Icefall, but...

    Haven't skied Gib Chute or Nisqually Icefall, but other than that yes. In some regards that only augments my admiration.

    Nice pics to you too Norseman!
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    Looking good!

    Looking good!
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    Obviously not the best season, but still plenty...

    Obviously not the best season, but still plenty to ski with a little motivation! Might make one more trip in the next week or two if things come together. Was a wee bit miffed to see the gates...
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    Anybody hitting anything off Independence Pass...

    Anybody hitting anything off Independence Pass today? Planning to do some skiing in the vicinity later this week.
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    Didn't it already happen this spring?

    Didn't it already happen this spring?
  12. Only time I've been to the north side of Mt Hood,...

    Only time I've been to the north side of Mt Hood, my friend Cyril and I skied Cooper Spur. The Sandy Headwall and Sunshine Route have always interested me. It would be fun to look at the other...
  13. There is plenty of pitch to be had not far from...

    There is plenty of pitch to be had not far from Palmer. There is fun to be had in White River Canyon, around Illumination Rock and Saddle, all around Crater Rock, and of course from the summit and...
  14. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    This "you guys aren't real skiers" shit is great.

    This "you guys aren't real skiers" shit is great.
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    I got a grand total of two marginal December days...

    I got a grand total of two marginal December days on my Epic Pass this year: one at Blackcomb, one at Whistler just to access the new hut and the access was pretty rough. However I am happy with 56%...
  16. I am a bigger fan of Linus (Torvalds or Pauling),...

    I am a bigger fan of Linus (Torvalds or Pauling), but it seems like Bill has been doing lots of good things since he stopped being CEO.
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    Hell yeah. It will be interesting to see what...

    Hell yeah. It will be interesting to see what happens next season.
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    Looking very noice.

    Looking very noice.
  19. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    Danger should be pretty normal if you can avoid...

    Danger should be pretty normal if you can avoid inexperienced and/or reckless crowds.
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    Yup, it's a total blood bath everywhere "down...

    Yup, it's a total blood bath everywhere "down here."
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    Very interesting, thanks for posting this. Glad...

    Very interesting, thanks for posting this. Glad you're both recovering!
  22. If you're coming from the USA, groceries and...

    If you're coming from the USA, groceries and alcohol are generally more expensive in Canada. Prices between Vancouver and Squamish and Whistler at the grocery stores never seemed remarkably...
  23. Your chart is super outdated.

    Your chart is super outdated.
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    There's no avy danger in WaWa.

    There's no avy danger in WaWa.
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    Respect and admiration to the indomitable spirits...

    Respect and admiration to the indomitable spirits who made this happen!
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    Nice bump

    Nice bump
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    Solo tours are looking good. ...

    Solo tours are looking good.

    https://www.scmp.com/news/world/united-states-canada/article/3075646/coronavirus-international-alert-hong-kong-skiers
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    Just drove the fam to Telluride from Santa Fe...

    Just drove the fam to Telluride from Santa Fe today and learned this shortly after getting settled. Whoops. Oh well I get it.
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    TTJ, +1 for not interested in airbags. Often...

    TTJ, +1 for not interested in airbags. Often tour without bacon, especially solo. Always take the shovel.
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    Glad you're all right Drew!

    Glad you're all right Drew!
  31. "Mountain Trail" bus from Santa Fe to the ski...

    "Mountain Trail" bus from Santa Fe to the ski hill is $5 each way. On the uphill ride they give you a token good for $5 off anything at the ski hill except alcoholic beverages.
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    Go for it. I can add a shot of Cowboy Ridge as...

    Go for it. I can add a shot of Cowboy Ridge as well.
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    The custodians from the hut were going to check...

    The custodians from the hut were going to check at Cowboy Ridge to see whether there had been any skiers. Could those have been the tracks? It seemed like the chopper came significantly later on...
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    We were approaching the hut when Cowboy ripped. ...

    We were approaching the hut when Cowboy ripped. I am not convinced it was a remote (we were probably 500 m away and I did not feel threatened) but it is food for thought.

    We did about 3000 vf...
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    Sorry for the drive-by snark on my part. I am...

    Sorry for the drive-by snark on my part. I am just a long-distance voyeur with a bit of nostalgic fondness for Alpental.
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    Fancy pass is good for unlimited at Whistler, at...

    Fancy pass is good for unlimited at Whistler, at Vail and Breckenridge, and good for seven days at Telluride -- I'm stoked.

    What really gets to me is how Vail made Vancouver totally unaffordable.
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    That plus $5 will get you a beer.

    That plus $5 will get you a beer.
  38. Thread: Unprepared

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    Kudos to those who have gone decades without...

    Kudos to those who have gone decades without being caught! It has been at least a decade for me and it would be good extend that. These questions are not very informative about whether or how the...
  39. Thread: Unprepared

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    I am also a probabilistic mater.

    I am also a probabilistic mater.
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    Have you triggered a slide? Yes. Have you...

    Have you triggered a slide? Yes.

    Have you been caught? Yes.

    Have you recently practiced with your beacon? So far I switched it on once this year while getting ready to ski some powder.

    I...
  41. Thread: Mission Ridge

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    Good stuff. They start listening!? Forgive me...

    Good stuff. They start listening!? Forgive me if I am incredulous. Part of our problem is probably that they take after their parents.
  42. Thread: Mission Ridge

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    Two boys, 2 and 4, elated that the older one...

    Two boys, 2 and 4, elated that the older one learned to ski this year.

    Would like to take a spin at Mission Ridge one of these years but it sure does seem out of the way from Santa Fe!

    sed -e...
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    Sad news. It sure seemed like prime time up...

    Sad news.

    It sure seemed like prime time up there a week ago.

    NF Fitz skied lovely 4/12
    http://skisickness.com/2019/04/whistler/nff2micahsm.jpg

    DOA and Foon were in prime shape 4/14...
  44. Thread: Mission Ridge

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    That does look like a nice view from Mission. ...

    That does look like a nice view from Mission. However, I am going with Mt Baker Ski Area on the view.

    It was a scene at the base of Ski Santa Fe today. Maybe people around here are more...
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    After reading this thread I will consider 4frnt...

    After reading this thread I will consider 4frnt skis for purchase in the near future.
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    Seems like a higher base than Cypress and...

    Seems like a higher base than Cypress and significantly more vertical. But most interesting from my (perhaps outlying) perspective is that this would be a ridiculous access point for backcountry...
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    This one sticks in my head a little. The Finger...

    This one sticks in my head a little. The Finger does offer the possibility of a descent of more than 10k ft most years with the right timing. This is truly exceptional.

    When we did Liberty in a...
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    Dead Dog is pretty classic! I bought this book...

    Dead Dog is pretty classic!

    I bought this book a month or so ago. No regrets, lots of stoke.
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    Those lines look like some rowdy fun. It was...

    Those lines look like some rowdy fun. It was super good there a couple weeks ago.

    We had a great week there but I was skiing strictly solo (except for some with the wife and son).

    It would...
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    Agreed that Crestone Needle is all that. Skied...

    Agreed that Crestone Needle is all that. Skied it twice and will likely ski it again. Crestone Peak's northwest couloir deserves a lot of love when conditions are right, too.
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