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  1. One of my best days this season. We skied so many...

    One of my best days this season. We skied so many untracked runs today. Two untracked runs top to bottom in bowl 5 between 1430 and 1500


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  2. No, Iíve always been of the mind that your...

    No, Iíve always been of the mind that your partner should be your best friend or at least one of them.


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  3. Iím not into PSIA dogma, but they have to...

    Iím not into PSIA dogma, but they have to demonstrate those techniques in their clinics. The NW region headquarters is in Wenatchee now and I see those dorks all the time. Theyíll spend a whole day...
  4. Snow in the PNW 20-21: We may have Corona but Corona doesn't have us!

    That outline is accurate based on the map I was looking at of the current SUP in the FS EA of the proposed expansion. Maybe the app isnít that accurate? Itís roughly 3.75 sections so 2400 acres...
  5. So when do we talk about opening up some new ski areas?

    Happens everyday I ski. Iím lucky to have the flexibility to work weekends.

    I do feel for my friends that have to deal with the tourist hordes on weekends and holidays though. The only weekend...
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    Fortunately you can buy the same one brand new...

    Fortunately you can buy the same one brand new for just a little more.


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  7. So I was reading the EA for the proposed...

    So I was reading the EA for the proposed expansion of Mission and the FS says that the ski area has 2080 acres currently. Iím not sure if thatís the SUP area or the ski area boundary. Iím going to...
  8. Do they have respirators on loan for the...

    Do they have respirators on loan for the asbestos?


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  9. Donít know, maybe theyíre doing some creative...

    Donít know, maybe theyíre doing some creative marketing. Your outline seems accurate. Maybe they are using the SUP acreage.


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  10. Snow in the PNW 20-21: We may have Corona but Corona doesn't have us!

    Everything in the ski area boundary, not the same as the SUP area. I would guess that a little less than half of the inbounds terrain requires a hike or traverse. Itís bigger than you would think...
  11. Thatís not my experience. Maybe people just like...

    Thatís not my experience. Maybe people just like to bitch?

    Iím not a weekend skier so I donít see the crowds, weekdays are great.

    Comparing this season to the norm is also a bit lame,...
  12. Now tell us the third largest Sent from my...

    Now tell us the third largest


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  13. Skinning was easier and faster I think. ...

    Skinning was easier and faster I think.


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  14. We hiked to Microwave a few times, nice boot top...

    We hiked to Microwave a few times, nice boot top dense snow. Left side Bowl 4 was tits. Get some today, get away from the crowds.


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    Togwotee Pass fatality

    Former Stevens Pass patrol director RM


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    Just home from a day on the hill with a lot of...

    Just home from a day on the hill with a lot of people remembering their friends.

    I remember the last time I saw Jim Jack alive.


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    My apologies for coming across poorly, Iím just...

    My apologies for coming across poorly, Iím just really tired of hearing about these accidents and all we can offer is vibes.

    All of these high profile accidents this season seem like easily...
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    Itís not about being a badass, itís about self...

    Itís not about being a badass, itís about self awareness and knowing you canít outwit the snow and terrain.

    This is a sub forum about avalanches. Iím not an Instagram or social media person other...
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    People die all the time doing stupid shit. We...

    People die all the time doing stupid shit. We have an entire thread devoted to it. Does being a snow slider give people a pass?

    I never thought ďThat could have been meĒ after the Wilsonís Glade...
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    I had a good mentor starting out, patrol and snow...

    I had a good mentor starting out, patrol and snow safety director. He was crusty and harsh but the message got through.


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    Itís an anecdote. I changed my behavior because...

    Itís an anecdote. I changed my behavior because of negative consequences and feedback.


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    Weíve had all the things you mention for a while...

    Weíve had all the things you mention for a while to varying degrees. It doesnít seem to make much difference.

    Maybe a little tough love from a personís user group can make a difference. Not much...
  23. The crowding is only an issue when the powder...

    The crowding is only an issue when the powder hype marketing is in action and on holidays.

    Marketing at ski areas can bring people out for new snow even if itís warm, wind fucked and maybe even...
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    Ok. Maybe when someone does something so...

    Ok. Maybe when someone does something so obviously stupid or ignorant it needs to be pointed out. Itís not a locker room mentality. Iím tired of seeing things like this happen and all the vibes and...
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    Hucking into a giant terrain trap on a moderate...

    Hucking into a giant terrain trap on a moderate day with a persistent slab problem is stupid.

    Maybe they didnít read the forecast, maybe they donít know anything about avalanches. Itís still...
  26. Itís not true if you donít post pics, but I...

    Itís not true if you donít post pics, but I concur


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    Ok, this is ridiculous. Maybe this belongs in the...

    Ok, this is ridiculous. Maybe this belongs in the Darwin Award thread.


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  29. You left out Northport. 30 minutes to Red. Not...

    You left out Northport. 30 minutes to Red. Not much of a ďtownĒ but youíre close to Rossland and closer to Red, WH2O and 49 than Metaline Falls our Republic. If you want a real small town try Kettle...
  30. Yeah, I did it for three days in Januaryí07 after...

    Yeah, I did it for three days in Januaryí07 after a windstorm here. With two kids.


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  31. Did Todd give them the dirt? Sent from my...

    Did Todd give them the dirt?


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  32. Wait, you donít know if your wife can pee...

    Wait, you donít know if your wife can pee outside?


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  33. I donít think they really ďacceptĒ the risk. They...

    I donít think they really ďacceptĒ the risk. They think they can manage it because theyíve gotten away with it many times. Iím not sure they really appreciate the consequences which would be a big...
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    Iíve always followed my mantra of ďIf youíre warm...

    Iíve always followed my mantra of ďIf youíre warm starting out, youíre over dressedĒ. This crossed over from winter cycling.


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  35. Snow in the PNW 20-21: We may have Corona but Corona doesn't have us!

    The last two weeks have been great midweek. Chair bump to 6000í, 500í skin and then 1000í of untracked fluff. Groomer zoomer back to midway. Repeat.


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    Isnít the 183 Q Lab like 179? The 190 is 186ish. ...

    Isnít the 183 Q Lab like 179? The 190 is 186ish.


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  37. Altai Kom with pins and two buckle plastic. Best...

    Altai Kom with pins and two buckle plastic. Best meadow skipping rig around.


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    Millcreek Canyon UT - 4 fatalities

    Well I think it fits. Trying to manage the snow problem that day on that slope seems like over confidence in their ability. I too am curious as to what led them to make that choice when everything...
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    Millcreek Canyon UT - 4 fatalities

    I think what youíre describing is hubris. Weíre all guilty of that at some point. Trying to manage that hazard on that slope is simply that.

    Hopefully we learn, these folks didnít get the chance....
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    Thatís a bit harsh. I would say itís more likely...

    Thatís a bit harsh. I would say itís more likely hubris. Young, strong and some ďsuccessĒ in the backcountry. Weíve all been there at some point in our life.

    Itís easy to see the trap they set...
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    Donít know about the WC Rebels but the Head...

    Donít know about the WC Rebels but the Head Supershape line doesnít have much camber.


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  42. Buy those 188 Corvus in Gear Swap Sent from...

    Buy those 188 Corvus in Gear Swap


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  43. Pleats are a deal breaker, hides the boner ...

    Pleats are a deal breaker, hides the boner


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  44. Snow in the PNW 20-21: We may have Corona but Corona doesn't have us!

    I was wondering what the wind would do. Super fluffy with no wind affect yesterday


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  45. Done already? We called it yesterday after hiking...

    Done already? We called it yesterday after hiking two laps to Bowl 5 traverse. Great skiing but it was hard to manage the cold between hiking, skiing and riding the lift. Supposed to warm up a little...
  46. I guess you have to have confidence Sent...

    I guess you have to have confidence


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  47. Thatís a crease built in, not a pleat. Theyíre...

    Thatís a crease built in, not a pleat. Theyíre extremely good pants for aerobic activity. Not as tight as skinny jeans. You can go straight to apres and wow the ladies.


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    I have the Corvus(193) as a daily driver and the...

    I have the Corvus(193) as a daily driver and the Raven(190) as a dedicated touring ski. Great complement for each other. Similar stiffness.

    It took me a bit at first to adjust to the progressive...
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    Itís prime avalanche terrain. Even more so with a...

    Itís prime avalanche terrain. Even more so with a pwl. Iíve definitely put myself in stupid places, but everything was screaming at them not to ski that slope, skinning up it is even worse....
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    Is that the girl you brought to Wenatchee? ...

    Is that the girl you brought to Wenatchee?


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