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    What a bait and switch ! I thought this thread...

    What a bait and switch !

    I thought this thread was about my formative years living at the Pine Court Trailer Park.
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    Hunter and Vail deserve each other. I cry for...

    Hunter and Vail deserve each other.

    I cry for Wildcat though.
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    This encounter took place Feb. 2018 in the...

    This encounter took place Feb. 2018 in the parking lot of Emily Stevens Park, Wilson (?), Wy. This is on the east side of the Snake river off Hwy. 22. This area hosts a large Moose population year...
  4. Good info. Missed this earlier. For $200...

    Good info. Missed this earlier.

    For $200 well worth picking up. Lots of nice but smaller ski areas. A bunch I've been to.
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    Very true. Everyone's circumstances are unique...

    Very true. Everyone's circumstances are unique to that person. The M.C. works for me.
    The M.C. works best if you are only going to ski a particular area twice or more then 7 times (the max...
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    Ha, ha. The first few replies we're funny. Now...

    Ha, ha. The first few replies we're funny. Now we've devolved into a discussion.

    I agree, single day ticket prices are absurd. So it is up to you to decide on the best and most cost effective...
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    Mountian Collective FYI

    I received an email from Mountain Collective stating that they have extended the deadline to purchase a M.C. pass with the 3rd day free AND rolled the price back to $449. This new offer is good...
  8. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    Yup. People don't like being told what they...

    Yup. People don't like being told what they should be doing or not doing. It's a losing cause, but sometimes I still feel compelled.
  9. Nope, never in the history of mankind. Just...

    Nope, never in the history of mankind. Just check the tree rings for proof.

    Early season NOAA long range forcasts called for warmer and drier conditions in the PNW with a moderate to light El...
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    One of the best bump skiers I ever new was from...

    One of the best bump skiers I ever new was from the UP. Used to hang around the Mystery Spot and Vail.
  11. Sorry to here this. Hope you heal up fast. ...

    Sorry to here this. Hope you heal up fast. Would like to meet up next season and do a safety hut mountian tour with you. I'll bring the GG (or similar).
  12. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    If you remember back then you bought a lift...

    If you remember back then you bought a lift ticket and tram passes were $2 apiece extra. First # (don't remember exactly how many) of trams in the morning were by reservation. Miss your tram and...
  13. Funny. You are right. I stand corrected. ...

    Funny. You are right. I stand corrected. Proper spelling Niehues. Thank you.
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    With fat and shaped skis anybody can ski powder...

    With fat and shaped skis anybody can ski powder and rip groomers. Skiing bumps will show your skill level. Or lack there of.
  15. Thread: Sonora Pass

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    Interesting read on lake levels and tree stumps. ...

    Interesting read on lake levels and tree stumps. Thanks 1_2_3.
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    So go back to your bar, your temple (groomers)...

    So go back to your bar, your temple (groomers) and watching other people. Be a GAPPER your whole life. I'll be out there ripping it no matter the conditions and HAVING FUN.

    Bumps bring out the...
  17. I used to ski with a guy who, when someone would...

    I used to ski with a guy who, when someone would inquire of his name, would reply "James Niehaus" just to see if he could get a reaction. Didn't get many unfortunately.
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    People always bash what they can not do...

    People always bash what they can not do themselves .
  19. At the risk of being flamed -. the first place I...

    At the risk of being flamed -. the first place I go in Jackson is Bubba's for a 3 meat platter and salad bar. Enough for for the next 2 days. Pulled pork nachos! Mmmmm!
  20. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    Must be. $700 80 = $8.75. Which is more like...

    Must be. $700 80 = $8.75. Which is more like $9 then $8.

    Still your point is made. Whether you purchase a season pass or some other type of pass such as Epic, Ikon or MC, you do so in order...
  21. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    ???????? Where else can you experience a...

    ????????

    Where else can you experience a (serious?) discussion about food, travel, ozone depletion, snow conditions, ski area economics, lift lines, powder preservation and stoke all in one place....
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    You don't need a clinometer. Just keep some TP...

    You don't need a clinometer. Just keep some TP in your pocket. You'll figure out when it gets really, really Steep.
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    Definitely go to a "Steep Skiing Camp" . It will...

    Definitely go to a "Steep Skiing Camp" . It will blow you away. Looks like they run camps in Chamonix and La Grave. When I went to La Grave in '98 I stayed at "la Chaumine" - the skiers lodge"...
  24. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    On mountain or base village. I've never been to...

    On mountain or base village. I've never been to Revelstoke but I can highly recommend the peak restaurant at Kicking Horse or the base Lodge at Whitewater. Super good. Yep, these days I'm more...
  25. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    Thank you for a specific example. Glad it has...

    Thank you for a specific example. Glad it has been getting better over the last 10 years. I have never eaten at Alpine Meadows although I have skied there twice. Never maintained American food was...
  26. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    So in the spirit of this thread - more data! I...

    So in the spirit of this thread - more data! I flew to JH with 3 friends. Two had Ikon passes, with the Ikon pass being their home mountian season pass also. I and one other have MC passes. We...
  27. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    I'm glad that you show the intelligence to...

    I'm glad that you show the intelligence to understand economic Dynamics as evidenced in the first paragraph. Which makes your second paragraph perplexing. In all the debate over Ikon and MC passes...
  28. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    From my observations at JH for the last couple of...

    From my observations at JH for the last couple of years snow conditions were a main factor in the number of Ikon users surging (although I have no hard data). Last year Colorado and Utah both...
  29. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    Well, I do know. And I get it. It's your first...

    Well, I do know. And I get it. It's your first trip to the Alps and you are blown away. OK. Still for quality of snow, on piste or back country, I believe N.A. has the better snow quality and...
  30. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    Cool, one less person on the slopes here. I will...

    Cool, one less person on the slopes here. I will give you that the lift tickets are cheaper, but ......

    There are lots of old lifts, the terrain is incredibly more dangerous, excellent food can...
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    Conversation I had once going in Customs...

    Conversation I had once going in

    Customs Official : "Do you have any weapons?"
    Me : "Well, I have a knife"
    CO : "Do you have any weapons?"
    Me : "I have a knife."
    CO : " Do you have any...
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    You can tell from his Facebook ramblings that...

    You can tell from his Facebook ramblings that he's the type of person that has problems probably no matter where he goes.
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    How to post photos ?

    Searched forums but can't seem to find any instructions on how to include photos in a post.
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    Looking for info on current Thunderbolt...

    Looking for info on current Thunderbolt conditions. Was it warm enough Monday so that it is frozen rock solid now?
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    To bad it's Canadian. I'm unemployed and my...

    To bad it's Canadian. I'm unemployed and my friends all tell me I'm a reefer snob.
  36. "Sir, you are under arrest for violating federal...

    "Sir, you are under arrest for violating federal law."

    Lucky that they are still alive. SAR needs to invest in a remotely operated drone for these types of situations so that there is no one else...
  37. Secret tip for Squaw - Don't go to Squaw. Or...

    Secret tip for Squaw - Don't go to Squaw. Or Alpine. Go to Homewood. You'll be skiing powder laps while others are posting "Wow man, it's 11:20 and I've been waiting in line for 4hrs but it's...
  38. Euro

    I would have to agree, Buster certainly knows his stuff. You can take a TGV (high speed train) right from the airport to Grenoble. Buses run up through La Grave to Serve Chav.. Further down the...
  39. Deep euro snows

    Some of the biggest dumps I've seen have been in the Alps. Bigger but less frequent than in the US. Was in Val d'isre when the entire valley (tinges too). was shut down.
  40. Thread: Jackson 2/11-16

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    Back / side country meetup

    Monday 2/12/18 : My skiing buddy left for back home yesterday, so I am solo now. Taking today off. Would like to partner to ski either out the top gate or tour up on the pass or 25 Short. No "big"...
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