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    So dramatic! Sure, 50 degree rain next week in...

    So dramatic!

    Sure, 50 degree rain next week in So. VT...but like whatís coming in tonight and tomorrow the outcome will likely be different in the NEK (and Northern ADKs). There will be some...
  2. Thatís been soooo popular at Crystal this season!

    Thatís been soooo popular at Crystal this season!
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    That kind of thinking may not be as uncommon as...

    That kind of thinking may not be as uncommon as one would think.

    True story. Whiteface has a pretty good ticket policy. If within the first hour of skiing you find that conditions are not to...
  4. My bad, all the recent Vail debacles are melding...

    My bad, all the recent Vail debacles are melding together!
  5. Good gawd, why would someone wait in a three hour...

    Good gawd, why would someone wait in a three hour tram line? I guess you should hope for that more, let all the Ikonogapers waste their time there? Like the recent Vail Blue Sky Chair 5 debacle, I...
  6. No doubt Ikon makes the traffic worse...but are...

    No doubt Ikon makes the traffic worse...but are you saying that there were no traffic problems pre-Ikon, or on Ikon blackout days? My point was, whatever the reason for the traffic problems, if you...
  7. Yeah, Iím sure it would be nice if LCC traffic...

    Yeah, Iím sure it would be nice if LCC traffic issues didnít exist. Whether one blames it on Ikon or a litany of other things....LCC traffic problems seem to be the new norm. So, doesnít anyone who...
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    Dentist?

    Dentist?
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    I need to do that. Iím terrible about hydration...

    I need to do that. Iím terrible about hydration and fuel. Heck, I DEhydrate the night before skiing with too much hot tub time and booze when Iím traveling....
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    If you are saying that intelligent backcountry...

    If you are saying that intelligent backcountry skiers can consider weight:benefit calculations and personally assess risks, leading some to carry airbag packs and some not to, then we are in total...
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    Agreed, to imply they are essential would be...

    Agreed, to imply they are essential would be foolish. You know whatís just as foolish, other than not having a healthy fear anytime you step into the backcountry? To imply there will never be a...
  12. I was fortunate enough to ski East Castle last...

    I was fortunate enough to ski East Castle last year. I really regretted having left the skins in the hotel room that morning. Never again, skins all the way.
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    Wassssssup

    Wassssssup
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    I shit you not....there isnít a better or more...

    I shit you not....there isnít a better or more poetic way to describe todayís (somewhat disappointing?) NE resort conditions. Well said!

    Still a fun day......
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    They make it sound worse than it is. I skied...

    They make it sound worse than it is. I skied Whiteface last Saturday (report said afternoon temp was -18 at the summit) and Iím here today (report currently says submit is -10). Winds arenít bad at...
  16. I love this thread. Super stoked that I took...

    I love this thread. Super stoked that I took advantage of the JetBlue 20th birthday sale to book a late April long weekend to SLC.

    My last bc day out (last April) was Superior to Cardiac/Mineral...
  17. Thread: Silverton TR

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    Man, Silverton is on the wish list. Glad you had...

    Man, Silverton is on the wish list. Glad you had the chance, and got the goods. Only fitting that any post that includes you and a heli is immune from any Jong comments!
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    Damn, I guess Baker is going to be pretty crowded...

    Damn, I guess Baker is going to be pretty crowded today....like the Banked Slalom didnít have that covered already.
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    Wake Ďn Bakery

    Wake Ďn Bakery
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    Not the best setup for new snow coming in this...

    Not the best setup for new snow coming in this week (?).....and the snow level seems to be up to its PNW tricks later this week.
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    Elk

    Elk
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    Moveín on up

    Moveín on up
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    Cowgirl

    Cowgirl
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    Hill

    Hill
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    Chia

    Chia
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    Yeah, no doubt going the group route is a massive...

    Yeah, no doubt going the group route is a massive roll of the dice. If you donít happen to get lucky, if wherever you book is good they should at least make sure there isnít too big a disparity in...
  27. The BD Mission pants are great. A lot of...

    The BD Mission pants are great. A lot of features for a pair of ski pants, and a very useful Pieps beacon harness in one of the pockets. On my second season, including ten or so days with beacon in...
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    Keystone offers a 3 (full) day adult advanced...

    Keystone offers a 3 (full) day adult advanced group lesson for $298. If you need a lift ticket it looks like you can add it for $111 (assuming thatís 3 days to match the lesson itís $37 a day, a...
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    Side note....both of those lessons I mentioned...

    Side note....both of those lessons I mentioned were booked as group lessons, that ended up being ďprivateĒ. Not many expert skiers are taking group lessons, and if nobody else shows up......

    The...
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    Safety Meeting! As to the private lesson....it...

    Safety Meeting!

    As to the private lesson....it should be perfect for what you are looking for. Just be honest about your ability and what you want to accomplish, and they should hook you up with...
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    Iíve skied various K2 skis, dating back to the...

    Iíve skied various K2 skis, dating back to the 5500. While I detoured into Nordicas for a while, my latest ski is the K2 Marksman, which do anything and everything. Iíve never had a quality issue...
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    Back in the day (I used the KidSki leash/harness...

    Back in the day (I used the KidSki leash/harness system that not only had a tip lock, but also a ďwedge barĒ that attached to the boots), 15 plus years ago, and I found it useful when introducing my...
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    The cat skiing I did in Tahoe included some open...

    The cat skiing I did in Tahoe included some open slopes where we went one at a time. If thatís the case, take turns being the first to follow the lead guide.

    If dressing in layers is your norm,...
  34. They are calling it a Dirty Ridge, and it should...

    They are calling it a Dirty Ridge, and it should stay in place through next week. No major storms, but hopefully they keep squeezing more snow than expected out of the weak disturbances that keep...
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    Yeah, I swing by here now and again, mostly when...

    Yeah, I swing by here now and again, mostly when planning my trips West. Always nice to have an alternate place where people can disagree with me!
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    Sure, if you want to be as misleading and...

    Sure, if you want to be as misleading and inaccurate as the resorts!

    Hereís how the NY Ski Areas association classifies snow....they arenít my definitions....
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    Resort snow descriptor? Ha, thereís your problem...

    Resort snow descriptor? Ha, thereís your problem right there. When has a resort ever given an honest/accurate description of conditions? EC resorts are a bit more liberal in their ďdescriptorsĒ...
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    Things could have gone worse, and I didnít get...

    Things could have gone worse, and I didnít get unlucky like many did Sunday.

    No shitstorm of circumstances in our being there last weekend however. On Jan 2nd I checked the ten day forecasts, on...
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    Sorry, I was just pushing back against those who...

    Sorry, I was just pushing back against those who seem to meet contrary opinion with name calling. Iím sorry for locals that the situation has changed for the worse. I hope your experiences gets...
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    Admittedly, I could be more sensitive to the...

    Admittedly, I could be more sensitive to the Public Trust issues you support. However, Iím not going to apologize for being a pragmatist. Life give you lemons and all that shit. If that makes me a...
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    I get what a CF the situation can be, and...

    I get what a CF the situation can be, and was......I just donít entirely agree with where some people are throwing all the blame.

    Local experience? Apparently the Jerry from New York dealt with...
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    Says the guy yelling the obscenities! Everyone...

    Says the guy yelling the obscenities!

    Everyone who planned to ski at Crystal this past weekend had to deal with the same forecast and possibilities. Not everyone had a negative experience. Own...
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    Hmmmm.....wait in the only insanely long line of...

    Hmmmm.....wait in the only insanely long line of the day, or have some fuel and a cup oí joe and then ski just as much pow as I would have had I waited in said line? Yeah, on certain days I like my...
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    Eh! In fairness, I said most of ďyouĒ ARENíT...

    Eh! In fairness, I said most of ďyouĒ ARENíT whiny bitches....but clearly some are. New York money, says an expensive season pass holder (?)...like Seattle is any less expensive theses days! ...
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    Bingo, if by pornographic material you mean...

    Bingo, if by pornographic material you mean essential ski and backcountry gear!
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    Thanks, and I do appreciate the local...

    Thanks, and I do appreciate the local perspective. And Iím really not trying to be a d***, or be insensitive...just trying to bring a different perspective. Hope that doesnít offend everyone. ...
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    Because there was no parking? Isnít that why the...

    Because there was no parking? Isnít that why the shuttle from Enumclaw is free when the lots are full?
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    You are welcome.....and thatís the one chair we...

    You are welcome.....and thatís the one chair we didnít ride on Saturday!

    I know there are logistical issues, but they arenít insurmountable, it doesnít appear. Not decades, but five years...
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    Wrong Benny, see my last post. Do Crystal, just...

    Wrong Benny, see my last post. Do Crystal, just do it right. Iíll help ya out!

    With the requirement to now buy advance tickets chasing storms on short notice could get harder, perhaps.

    Iím...
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    In my experience....no, it wasnít. We flew...

    In my experience....no, it wasnít.

    We flew in from NY Friday night. Left the Roadway in Claw at 6:50am and, other than the line of slowish traffic, made it there by 8am no problem. They were...
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