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    I had this exact problem with a Tracker 2. ...

    I had this exact problem with a Tracker 2. Strange that it started happening seemingly out of nowhere. BCA was quick to respond, and replaced with a completely new unit. An annoyance, but solid...
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    Alpental is certainly where I've had the most fun...

    Alpental is certainly where I've had the most fun I've ever had at a ski area. The lift-served stuff has a very European feel to it. "We'll get you to the top you take it from there, don't die"...
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    http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z273/sporker05/...

    http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z273/sporker05/gif/popcorn.gif
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    Saw my first Ghillie suit in the lift lines the...

    Saw my first Ghillie suit in the lift lines the other day.
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    Sunday at Bachelor off the top to the North was...

    Sunday at Bachelor off the top to the North was pretty dang fun I thought.
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    Access via Pole Creek TH is currently "closed"...

    Access via Pole Creek TH is currently "closed" due to the fire damage. Not sure how much it will be enforced but my guess is the fine is large.

    Early June is usually a good time to ski that...
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    On the AMGA course... I would focus on PSIA...

    On the AMGA course... I would focus on PSIA skiing fundamentals. Get a one-on-one with a good level 3 instructor and have them analyze. They are interested not in how steep you can ski, but how...
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    Here's an aggregate page that puts most of the...

    Here's an aggregate page that puts most of the helpful info in one spot for Central O. I wish Bachelor would fix their tabbed telemetry page.

    http://oregonskiguides.com/ski-dashboard/

    Looks...
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    Timberline doesn't care as long as you stay off...

    Timberline doesn't care as long as you stay off to the side and aren't an ass.

    Meadows will probably put you in prison.
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    $89 is an absurd price to pay to ski at Meadows. ...

    $89 is an absurd price to pay to ski at Meadows. I guess if they can get away with it, more power to them.
  11. A guide with experience on the route is nice as...

    A guide with experience on the route is nice as they tend to know the hut operators and logistics and it is a well-oiled machine. It can be a pain to sort out the reservations if you get delayed in...
  12. The past few seasons it seems there has been an...

    The past few seasons it seems there has been an endless supply of people ready to sign up for avalanche courses. They're a license to print money. Somewhere, people are told (REI? ski movies?...
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    NWX is open often, more than Heather. The stuff...

    NWX is open often, more than Heather. The stuff off the summit to the back is more of a crapshoot and is often not in good shape for long when summit is running (south-facing).

    The benefits are...
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    that much is certain

    that much is certain
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    I skied at Meadows for a good chunk of seasons...

    I skied at Meadows for a good chunk of seasons and I prefer it to what Bachelor has to offer to me (live in Bend). That said you will be skiing in a herd of self-entitled assholes at Meadows until...
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    some of the entries are questionable but it is...

    some of the entries are questionable but it is good eye candy for sure.
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    I just watched this video from 16 secs to 25 secs...

    I just watched this video from 16 secs to 25 secs about 100 times. It gets funnier every time.
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    new dynafit heel risers

    Has anyone had a good chance to put the new heel riser system in dynafits through its paces yet? It looks a little flimsy in the videos I've seen and I don't know anyone who has taken the plunge. ...
  19. Thread: Chamonix

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    Chamonix is in France, south of the Eiffel Tower.

    Chamonix is in France, south of the Eiffel Tower.
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    Fantastic report. That must have taken quite a...

    Fantastic report. That must have taken quite a bit of work and has a lot of value as a result. Thanks.
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    Someone in the picture is regretting getting a...

    Someone in the picture is regretting getting a shortbed pickup right now.
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    I thought snow sense was an excellent book for...

    I thought snow sense was an excellent book for someone interested in the basics of taking care of themselves in avalanche terrain. The decision-making framework in that book is quite easy to...
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    wow the sw chutes are still kinda in. think I'll...

    wow the sw chutes are still kinda in. think I'll pass on the hike though
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    Timberline Mountain Guides also provides AIARE...

    Timberline Mountain Guides also provides AIARE courses both at Mt. Hood and in the Bend area.

    http://www.timberlinemtguides.com/Ski/AIAREAvalancheCourses.aspx
  25. Timberline is terrain-less but it puts out a...

    Timberline is terrain-less but it puts out a better vibe than the entitled brats at Meadows ever did. I've never seen so many pissed off people in such good snow conditions than at Meadows.
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    The Mountain Shop in Portland has always treated...

    The Mountain Shop in Portland has always treated me right. They moved across town recently.
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    Bachelor was in great shape today. Holiday...

    Bachelor was in great shape today. Holiday weekend warning coming up though.
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    I think OGRS says to record the incline of the...

    I think OGRS says to record the incline of the steepest pitch in the avalanche starting zone (excluding cliffs) averaged over a fall-line distance of 20m.
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    Dammit WHY do I buy new boots? I'll have to add...

    Dammit WHY do I buy new boots? I'll have to add one to the repair kit.
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    ...or possibly you would have seen CTE's where...

    ...or possibly you would have seen CTE's where they were at the sweet spot on that slope.
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    I buy the bulk container of swix universal warm...

    I buy the bulk container of swix universal warm (purple) and swix universal cold (blue) from Tognar.

    Cheap, and seems to work great for both skate skiing and alpine. Slather on a generous coat...
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    Of those skis, Verdict. I have the 182 Zealots. ...

    Of those skis, Verdict. I have the 182 Zealots. They would be my last choice for tight trees.
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    I think I have the 06's (with the black...

    I think I have the 06's (with the black topsheet/white graphics?) and they have a giant turn-up at the tail. Like a 90 degree quarterpipe. This went away the following season I believe.
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    Yeah, the propane torch seems like the only...

    Yeah, the propane torch seems like the only option, but it will probably weaken the metal significantly. It's literally off by 2mm on the Zealots.

    The Z's are fine for touring, but of course they...
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    It's easy to break off the plastic below the...

    It's easy to break off the plastic below the crampon retainer if you end up forcing the crampon on in an awkward position, particularly when it's really cold. They may have improved the plastic...
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    I keep going back to schwab time and again for...

    I keep going back to schwab time and again for the service and warranty coverage. Admittedly, I've never tried anything else.
  37. Trying to do any kind of ski mountaineering with...

    Trying to do any kind of ski mountaineering with the equivalent of oversized vans skate shoes.
  38. wtf is big mountain anyway - makes me want to...

    wtf is big mountain anyway - makes me want to puke hearing it so much
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    there's no better way to conspicuously stretch...

    there's no better way to conspicuously stretch out your calves in the lift lines
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    I hear will gadd telemarks to his ice cliimbs

    I hear will gadd telemarks to his ice cliimbs
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    Awesome related video to yours... YouTube ...

    Awesome related video to yours...

    YouTube - Snowboarding Turkey at Mt. Bachelor
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    Do you come in from Edison w/ a sled, or is there...

    Do you come in from Edison w/ a sled, or is there a better way?
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    looks like some fine lines on gnarl right now. ...

    looks like some fine lines on gnarl right now. Tough to put in the effort to get there when the conditions are good. I miss some of the b.c. at Hood but do not miss the mass of humanity in the...
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    Looks like they opened summit today. Looked...

    Looks like they opened summit today. Looked fluffy based on looking at people from Tumalo, but I have to imagine there's a ton of windslab up there.

    You can still see that crown line from the...
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    All of that to ski fucking Vista of all lifts. ...

    All of that to ski fucking Vista of all lifts. What a disgrace. Crap
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    I vote all of Mount Hood Meadows. You can die...

    I vote all of Mount Hood Meadows. You can die just getting there be it a car fire on the access road or some dick in a suburban outside of govy doing unintentional donuts on the hwy.

    and next...
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    meadows @ night sux - skibowl ftw

    meadows @ night sux - skibowl ftw
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    Looks like Leroy kicked the bucket in the same...

    Looks like Leroy kicked the bucket in the same accident...

    http://leroy.jenkins.mediafetcher.com/news/top_stories/actor_skiing.php
  49. damn this recreation shit is serious business

    damn this recreation shit is serious business
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    I just can't stop watching that wedgie video

    I just can't stop watching that wedgie video
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