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    The snowmobilers I see are almost all carrying...

    The snowmobilers I see are almost all carrying transceivers, rescue gear and many have airbags and knowledge. The UAC and Craig Gordon have done a great job at local education. Similar education is...
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    Choosing to travel uphill or within the avalanche...

    Choosing to travel uphill or within the avalanche terrain may exposure multiple people to the hazard. Best practice is to set your up tracks and transition areas outside of the avalanche terrain. If...
  13. Amazing pain tolerance TahoeBC. I hope the injury...

    Amazing pain tolerance TahoeBC. I hope the injury was to the knee that was already lacking the acl. Heal Fast !!!
  14. Inspired April Fool prank. Planning, patience and...

    Inspired April Fool prank. Planning, patience and secrecy. Thanks for the stroll down your memory lane.
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    Kerma has had breakaway straps for probably 50...

    Kerma has had breakaway straps for probably 50 years. Nobody else did so figured it was patented. Good to hear about Scott poles.
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    https://www.tetongravity.com/forums/blob:https://www.tetongravity.com/eda90caf-ded8-4857-9cbd-2d4675d0ebfb
    I am guessing the picture you are referring to is the group of five approaching from BCC....
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    A last observation to mention about this accident...

    A last observation to mention about this accident is that of a simple action that can have a profound impact on consequences has to do with ski pole straps. Yates, Loveridge, Hopkins, Turk all had...
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    Link to Kurt’s obit: ...

    Link to Kurt’s obit: https://www.parkrecord.com/news/obituaries/obituary-for-kurt-damschroder/
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    The Wasatch obs thread says the Gobblers slide...

    The Wasatch obs thread says the Gobblers slide was started when the second rider dropped while the first rider was somewhere below. If they were pushed into the rat trap at the bottom and survived...
  20. Early season conditions exist, un marked hazards...

    Early season conditions exist, un marked hazards are present. Pioneer hike off Crest is open, have proper gear (beacon, shovel, probe, and partner), and know how to use it. Terrain off Pioneer hike...
  21. Is the Pic du Midi cable car 🚠 open?

    Is the Pic du Midi cable car 🚠 open?
  22. Are you near Chamonix? Sounds like premium...

    Are you near Chamonix? Sounds like premium couloir skiing conditions.
  23. My suggestion is Mammoth. The nearby public lands...

    My suggestion is Mammoth. The nearby public lands make for no hassle car camping and multiple hot springs for after ski soaks. The scenery is mind blowing and the season is extra long. If U want a...
  24. I learned to telemark in 1985 on a pair of Karhu...

    I learned to telemark in 1985 on a pair of Karhu xcd gt. They were 220 cm and the side cut was 62/54/59. “Praying mantis” is a good description of weight back, hands forward position attempting to...
  25. [QUOTE=Wobby;6175537]From what I've seen its...

    [QUOTE=Wobby;6175537]From what I've seen its almost always some rock at the top, depending on wind. Was reasonably filled in this time though, so I dropped from the apex and just downstepped. Had...
  26. Yes the usual practice scenario for hooking up...

    Yes the usual practice scenario for hooking up and running on auxiliary is a loss of main power like what happened recently on the Nevada side at Heavenly. There are many other possible real world...
  27. Detachable chairlifts are complex computerized...

    Detachable chairlifts are complex computerized machines that we are maybe overly comfortable with because we ride them so much. Resorts perform daily, weekly, monthly and annual inspections and...
  28. Yesterday morning I was hitchhiking on 207...

    Yesterday morning I was hitchhiking on 207 heading back to the ski area. An older woman in a pickup truck with Nevada tags going the opposite direction slowed and began yelling that “people like me”...
  29. Heavenly was packed. Kids out of school. Cal...

    Heavenly was packed. Kids out of school. Cal lodge parking full around 9. Morning closure of comet and dipper and associated access made it seem worse than it was.
  30. Condolences to the Family and Friends of the...

    Condolences to the Family and Friends of the fallen skier.
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    Lift tower snapping is usually caused by tower...

    Lift tower snapping is usually caused by tower filling with water and freezing. Tower tube can split. Part of annual lift inspection is to tap the towers with a hammer. Normally they sound hollow...
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    Shale shot is most easily accessed from the top...

    Shale shot is most easily accessed from the top of Sun Peak chair. There is no backcountry gate. One skis to the end of the rope line, just past the Patrol shack and traverses into the woods. From...
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    Snowboards and snowboarders can get in an...

    Snowboards and snowboarders can get in an impossible situation. Hiking back out may not be possible on a steep icy slope. Soft boots compound the problem.
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    Firebreak and Raley's Gulch have coverage. Exits...

    Firebreak and Raley's Gulch have coverage. Exits still rough. Powder died yesterday. Hopefully a good refresher this week.
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    I was about to load North Bowl today when a chair...

    I was about to load North Bowl today when a chair fell from the downloading side. The lift was closed immediatly and it appeared Patrol was ready to rope evac. North Bowl is a Riblets lift. Riblets...
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    My "Free the Powder" gloves are size small and...

    My "Free the Powder" gloves are size small and under the cuff. Small was a little tight when new but they have packed out nicely. I also think I have better dexterity with the smaller size. The under...
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