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    What do you miss about skiing? I was at xtal...

    What do you miss about skiing? I was at xtal twice last week and it was extremely fun despite corpski shenanigans.
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    If anyone has a spot I’d like to take it

    If anyone has a spot I’d like to take it
  3. PNW 2022/2023 Season - It's Triple Dip La Niña Time!

    Went to xtal joking that it was a fake pow day because only Northway was untracked. Brought less-than-pow skis. Skied a shocking amount of pow, and also so much dry, awesome consolidated snow as...
  4. I was wondering where you were on Wednesday,...

    I was wondering where you were on Wednesday, questioning myself: “Is this really a good day if the stag isn’t here? Am I fooling myself??”

    Glad you got out there!
  5. Looks nice. Did they open south?

    Looks nice. Did they open south?
  6. As good or better than that sick Windham pow we...

    As good or better than that sick Windham pow we skied that time with Sheffy?
  7. The snow forecast this week looks doubleplusgood....

    The snow forecast this week looks doubleplusgood. Byates proceed with you plan to get in that van and shred. Just be aware that all this pow is likely falling on surface/depth hoar.
  8. Nice. How old is she?

    Nice. How old is she?
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    Terrain aside, 5 years ago Crystal was far less...

    Terrain aside, 5 years ago Crystal was far less crowded than Whistler. Those differences may be eroding. That said, I skied Whistler once last winter and left with the feeling that I wasn’t rich...
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    Crystal Mountain Becomes Alterra

    Do they not ski at Stevens? If not, do you know why?
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    I have had a set of "drystix" which appear...

    I have had a set of "drystix" which appear identical to those for approximately 1 million years, so I can second the durability claim. They definitely don't dry quickly - I think a PNW-wet ski boot...
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    It’s not rare that the January high pressure is...

    It’s not rare that the January high pressure is preceded by a rain event which often follows heavy snowfall. I think there are some legitimate reasons that January gets a bad rap which aren’t low...
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    PNW 2021/2022 Season! La Niña ahead!

    I’m not a local just an occasional visitor, but: Consider December. On a good year it’s some of the best early season skiing around because the base can stack up so quickly. While it’s known for...
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    I think this is a good idea and the price is very...

    I think this is a good idea and the price is very reasonable. I recommend including a short sample video so that people can get a sense of what the included content is like.
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    I would love to hear your take on the riding...

    I would love to hear your take on the riding scene and trails there
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    PNW 2021/2022 Season! La Niña ahead!

    I see several readings over 400 just outside of Seattle right now
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    I feel this

    I feel this
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    You are a man of vision and taste. Is there...

    You are a man of vision and taste. Is there something I don’t know about pine creek? I’ve never been there.
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    I thought you were MT all the way

    I thought you were MT all the way
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    That’s crazy - I was up on Mt Defiance this...

    That’s crazy - I was up on Mt Defiance this summer.

    I read a little about the history of fires in the PNW. There are reports of smoke and fires going way back into the 19th century. The forest...
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    That is a myth. Look it up.

    That is a myth. Look it up.
  22. Thread: Arizona Skiing

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    I really enjoyed seeing this photo collection...

    I really enjoyed seeing this photo collection from some unfamiliar slopes. I just checked the average snowfall of AZ Snowbowl - 260” isn’t the most but it’s not bad. On a good year it must have its...
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    Thanks for confirming - I saw the green on the...

    Thanks for confirming - I saw the green on the map east of Fall City just now. The smoke has been driving me nuts today.
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    Sorry to hear the smoke is persistent. We took a...

    Sorry to hear the smoke is persistent. We took a last minute vacation to the west coast of Vancouver Island and it is beautiful here with great weather and clean air.
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    PNW 2021/2022 Season! La Niña ahead!

    I’ve felt this way a few times. Weekdays are 100% bros there to ski pow/gnar crowding the good terrain who increasingly don’t seem to give two Fs about anyone or anything else. I mean I get the fever...
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    White Mtns as in NH? What regions are getting...

    White Mtns as in NH? What regions are getting trails developed these days? I’m sort of from there and rode the trails a bit in like 2005.

    I love reading all the trail talk. Can’t say I do much...
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    Is anywhere in the greater PNW/BC region not...

    Is anywhere in the greater PNW/BC region not completely dry/blown out right now? This early fall weather is amazing, but also dusty.
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    Adam was really cool. I heard that he lives in...

    Adam was really cool. I heard that he lives in Chile now. GregL and Martin are of course legendary.
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    Illegal arms dealer or prince?

    Illegal arms dealer or prince?
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    Does it now cost more to camp in a parking lot in...

    Does it now cost more to camp in a parking lot in the US than to live in Europe? Asking for a friend.
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    I had a major GOTOS moment this weekend. We’re...

    I had a major GOTOS moment this weekend. We’re driving up a forest road that is a little rough but it’s before it gets bad and we end up behind a Tacoma with the works. RTT, gas cans, snorkel and...
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    We got out for our second backpacking trip with...

    We got out for our second backpacking trip with our ten month old. Went with friends and their two little girls who are 6 and 10. Also took a friend who had never even camped before so lots of new...
  33. Fatherhood anonymous; an open discussion on being a dad.

    We took our ten month old out for her first backpacking trip a few weeks ago and here is what we learned:

    -Leaving the house late and arriving at camp while the sun sets does not work better with...
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    Well evdog you seem to really get around in your...

    Well evdog you seem to really get around in your rig and ride some amazing places. I bet having secure storage in the back for your bike and the ability to pop the tent in 10 seconds really helps for...
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    What’s the difference between camping out in a...

    What’s the difference between camping out in a van and in a truck with a RTT in terms of impact? Or are you are referring to general practices by a type of camper you typically see using a van.
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    Sadly this has been my experience as well. Not...

    Sadly this has been my experience as well. Not that they did anything really wrong, but it was always a cluttered and somewhat disorganized experience. I want to like the place more than I do.
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    This is the land of the soul rider. Do not harsh...

    This is the land of the soul rider. Do not harsh ze vibe
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    I can confirm that’s not current prices.

    I can confirm that’s not current prices.
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    Serious question: how tall of a person can fit in...

    Serious question: how tall of a person can fit in a Japanese mini-truck and camper?
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    Frequent super deep snowfall can definitely bury...

    Frequent super deep snowfall can definitely bury crusts quick!
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    I remember that week of Jan 6th - 12th or so. We...

    I remember that week of Jan 6th - 12th or so. We were touring up the south side of Yotei and it got super warm, with tree bombs dropping left and right. birds were chirping and it felt like April. We...
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    You’ll note that I never said it was bad - just...

    You’ll note that I never said it was bad - just one of the lowest [emoji6]
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    A lot of this people did go in Jan/Feb 2020 and...

    A lot of this people did go in Jan/Feb 2020 and experienced one of the lowest snow winters Japan had seen in decades.
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    There are definitely other remote workers there....

    There are definitely other remote workers there. I met one who's been there for years even before Covid. I've met others who have out of town jobs and travel to them. Doctors and nurses who drive...
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    I just raised ours for this reason

    I just raised ours for this reason
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    Nice! TGR backcountry winter-only tent city...

    Nice! TGR backcountry winter-only tent city coming soon.
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    Reading the application for a remote winter-only...

    Reading the application for a remote winter-only hut just makes me want one of my own.
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    Do you have any comments on the sizing? What size...

    Do you have any comments on the sizing? What size did you get and do you have anything to compare to?

    I like cargo bib shorts and have two pairs of the Specialized Swat ones, but they are weirdly...
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    I heard about this beast from some Andermatt...

    I heard about this beast from some Andermatt Swedes in ‘03
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    Thanks. I knew about Carbon River but not this...

    Thanks. I knew about Carbon River but not this one.
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