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    It was actually a good thread until a few of the...

    It was actually a good thread until a few of the usual suspects came in and started cunting it up.
  2. ^^ S_jenks is exactly right, I think. Boyne has...

    ^^ S_jenks is exactly right, I think. Boyne has their sights set on making Big Sky a place for the one percenters, and they are not actively recruiting locals to ski there with any incentives like...
  3. Can't really say about the lodging, I know there...

    Can't really say about the lodging, I know there were busy times when it definitely filled up, but it was also usually possible to book a last minute room, and it still seems to be, at least midweek....
  4. Agree it's not worth skiing there without the...

    Agree it's not worth skiing there without the tram terrain. Headwaters is fun but you gotta hike for it and IMO it doesn't have the same variety of the terrain on the peak. I know some would...
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    Let the lawsuits begin.

    Let the lawsuits begin.
  6. Dude. Not even close. MAYBE 1/50th are scenic...

    Dude. Not even close. MAYBE 1/50th are scenic riders.

    I have a hard time comprehending the oft-expressed line aversion. What is the fucking rush to ski the same old lower mountain stuff for the...
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    OP here's my tour of Whidbey based on the seven...

    OP here's my tour of Whidbey based on the seven years I lived on the island. From north to south.

    -Deception Pass state park, as has been mentioned, crowded but worth visiting. Almost guaranteed...
  8. Faced with an upcharge, I'm guessing a lot of...

    Faced with an upcharge, I'm guessing a lot of those scenic riders will opt out.

    One possibility would be to let scenics ride for free for 30 minutes after the tram closes to skiers. That might go...
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    The jets really only fly on the north end of the...

    The jets really only fly on the north end of the island around the base. If you are anywhere else it is not a problem. You do know Whidbey is 45 miles long, right? If you stay in Coupeville you will...
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    Coupeville is a good central location from which...

    Coupeville is a good central location from which to explore Whidbey. Personally I think the ease of sightseeing/hiking/shopping/dining on Whidbey rivals anything the San Juans have to offer. Those...
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    I have this one. Cheaper than I thought. ...

    I have this one. Cheaper than I thought.

    https://www.harborfreight.com/25-watt-solar-panel-63940.html
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    Can't really answer your question re Colter Bay...

    Can't really answer your question re Colter Bay campground but I will say I got a solar charger for maybe $120 at Harbor Freight and it seems to provide enough juice to keep using the RV heater and...
  13. That was a bummer this year, even though the...

    That was a bummer this year, even though the reasons for it are obvious, but once they all got vaxxed they went back to riding with guests. They also started filling up the tram cars with more people...
  14. Leftyt and his group (maybe 40 people in a loose...

    Leftyt and his group (maybe 40 people in a loose knit gang that visit Big Sky at the same time) are not planning to take anymore trips there due to the tram access charge. Just anecdotal but I found...
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    Last tram of my 20/21 season at 3:30 was going to...

    Last tram of my 20/21 season at 3:30 was going to be a solo car till a patroler pulled up and hopped in at the last second. Day 58, not over yet but here's to a season that started out uncertain and...
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    Groomers were real nice this morning with the...

    Groomers were real nice this morning with the fresh dusting. Did a Snowfield lap with Leftyt, always good to ski with him. Sounds like his group has been slaying the fishing as much as the skiing.
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    Finally got in a couple laps on the NSS today,...

    Finally got in a couple laps on the NSS today, first time this season. Pretty nice chalk.

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210415/5f7883eb714bb1ea875a65a2c07308fa.jpg
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    Yeah, I will only go there off-season. Late...

    Yeah, I will only go there off-season. Late September is when we usually do a camping trip to the east side. Last fall it was closed of course.

    But summertime is a total clusterfuck and I wouldn't...
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    Just avoid Glacier no matter what you do.

    Just avoid Glacier no matter what you do.
  20. Holy crap, that looks scary af. Glad SVS is okay....

    Holy crap, that looks scary af. Glad SVS is okay. Props to all who helped with the rescue.
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    Yeah. You don't even need to do any of the...

    Yeah. You don't even need to do any of the training programs, just dead lift the book itself because it weighs half a ton. :) Sorry, I dislike the guy and his massive ego. I know there are alot of...
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    Must be weird going through life thinking...

    Must be weird going through life thinking everybody is always trying to pull one over on you, everybody has an evil intent, everybody is out to get you and harm you. Lol
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    Prime used to be good but it's been gutted of...

    Prime used to be good but it's been gutted of free content as media companies take control of their content for their own streaming services.

    We still have a DVD player and we get all kinds of...
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    Doesn't seem that scary to me. ...

    Doesn't seem that scary to me.

    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/different-vaccines/mrna.html
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    Get a job in Yellowstone or Grand Teton national...

    Get a job in Yellowstone or Grand Teton national park and make the move out west since you're heading this way anyway. I spent a summer working in Grand Teton, climbed a bunch of those mountains and...
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    OP you should plan a trip to Beartooth Basin...

    OP you should plan a trip to Beartooth Basin summer ski area in June. That'll give you something to look forward to. Fun backcountry hits up there too. Probably be a bunch of mags gathering at some...
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    Our cable is about $90 a month including local...

    Our cable is about $90 a month including local channels. My wife and I are both sports fans and we get all we need with that.

    I tried a digital antenna a few years ago but the way our house is...
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    Streaming services have gotten so fragmented and...

    Streaming services have gotten so fragmented and expensive that it's inevitable people will start migrating back to a cable package.
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    Sweet. Love me some Snowbowl pics. Yeah those...

    Sweet. Love me some Snowbowl pics.

    Yeah those tracks under the Lavelle lift look...interesting. :)
  30. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    I don't know if you're into hiking for turns...

    I don't know if you're into hiking for turns after you've already bought a ticket, but the Headwaters chutes at Big Sky (foreground in this Ryan Turner photo) are always an option if you don't like...
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    Every generation has their cross to bear. Masking...

    Every generation has their cross to bear. Masking up at school is pretty damn minor from a historical perspective.

    I was talking to my dad (89) last night and he told me some stories about my...
  32. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    It can be sharky early season but once it fills...

    It can be sharky early season but once it fills in it's not bad at all. Can't blame people for not wanting to wait for the tram when most of the lifts are ski on and the Headwaters hike is not...
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    I wish. I will be there for a couple days next...

    I wish. I will be there for a couple days next week, hoping for the best. Enjoy!
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    ^^I interpret "depending on the product...

    ^^I interpret "depending on the product purchased" to mean you may get a discount if you buy a Tram Access Pack rather than do the auto-charge at the gate. Could be wrong.

    Yeah going right over...
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    Everybody has close contacts who are high risk,...

    Everybody has close contacts who are high risk, or contacts of contacts. Do you have school-age kids? Have you watched them deal with this shit up close? You might be surprised at their resiliency...
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    I haven't seen anything about different pass...

    I haven't seen anything about different pass tiers being charged different rates for tram access.

    But you are correct that there is no option to pay per ride, only per day.

    Real curious to see...
  37. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    I don't live there. Didn't I mention I live in...

    I don't live there. Didn't I mention I live in Helena and have to travel there? Not bitching about the pass price UNLESS it doesn't help the situation. If it helps, it is worth it.

    Yep I waited...
  38. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    But, will you do fewer tram runs because of the...

    But, will you do fewer tram runs because of the cost? Will the charge help decrease the line for real?

    I guess my point is if it doesn't do anything substantial to solve the line problem, and I...
  39. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    So do any of you Ikon pass holders think the new...

    So do any of you Ikon pass holders think the new Big Sky tram policy will prevent you from planning a trip there?
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    Thanks for the replies, it helps. She rides...

    Thanks for the replies, it helps. She rides mostly smoother trails, not a ton of techy downhill stuff, so based on what people say I think she would like a 29er as long as it's a good fit. And...
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    So supposedly next season is the last season for...

    So supposedly next season is the last season for the current tram, and they are then upgrading to a single tram that holds 60 people? Anybody got any details? This is just rumor because I really...
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    No easy decisions about this stuff. Lots of luck...

    No easy decisions about this stuff. Lots of luck involved too. I know people who have been way more careful than us who have ended up with the whole family getting covid. We fall in the middle...
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    If they're going to force me into buying an Ikon...

    If they're going to force me into buying an Ikon pass then I'm damn sure going to use it. Could be the winter I finally hit Red Mountain, assuming the border is open by then.
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    https://shop.bigskyresort.com/s/season-pass/pay-in...

    https://shop.bigskyresort.com/s/season-pass/pay-in-full/
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    Oh wise and wonderful experts...any reason not to...

    Oh wise and wonderful experts...any reason not to buy my soon-to-be 15 yo daughter a 29er full suspension mountain bike? She has ridden my wife's and likes how it climbs (it's a front suspension)....
  46. Central AC was the best money we ever spent....

    Central AC was the best money we ever spent. Makes a huuuuge difference during fire season, not only in air quality but also stress level. Being able to shut out those hot, windy red flag days is...
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    Baylor had an easy game on Saturday, Zags had a...

    Baylor had an easy game on Saturday, Zags had a tough, emotional win in overtime. No surprise Baylor looks so much more energetic. Why not wait a week to play the championship game? Never quite...
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    Replied. Sounds like we have a deal.

    Replied. Sounds like we have a deal.
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    PM sent

    PM sent
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    Dated a girl from Bronxville one summer when I...

    Dated a girl from Bronxville one summer when I worked in the Tetons. She was not poor.
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