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    Totally agree. I just want yellow or orange to...

    Totally agree. I just want yellow or orange to help with roadside visibility. It's something I should have bought years ago, and I kick myself yearly for not having done so yet.
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    Wear a trash bag. Seriously. Cheap and works...

    Wear a trash bag. Seriously. Cheap and works really pretty well. Taller the bag the steezier and better coverage.

    I was an inch away from buying a rubber rain suit setup at Tractor Supply for $75...
  3. Do they not require valves every so often on...

    Do they not require valves every so often on those water lines?

    What is the size of those lines and what pipe material? HDPE?
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    Travis rice and Shaun white are largely to blame.

    Travis rice and Shaun white are largely to blame.
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    I defiled too much virgin powder over the last...

    I defiled too much virgin powder over the last few weeks. My penance is to suffer refrozen debris fields as far as the eye can see until I am purified.
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    Good for the season. DPLs, treewells, gone. Base...

    Good for the season. DPLs, treewells, gone. Base getting bilt.
  7. I have the OGs. The ones with crazy slow bases. ...

    I have the OGs. The ones with crazy slow bases.

    How much you willing to pay? They hold a special place in my heart, and a VERY skinny spot in my wife's quiver now.
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    After the shit show this year and maybe a mass...

    After the shit show this year and maybe a mass Exodus of passholders, maybe next year will be the year to go epic...
  9. The refrozen debris fields shall be glorious! ...

    The refrozen debris fields shall be glorious! Only question is what will be the comparable appliance? Toaster, microwave, or washing machine?
  10. Make them different color poop bags so it looks...

    Make them different color poop bags so it looks liked collected shit bags, and please add water to the bag so if someone does ride over one, it oozes/sprays mud.
  11. No poop needed. Just grab a bunch of dog poop...

    No poop needed. Just grab a bunch of dog poop bags, fill them with dirt, and you got yourself what everyone will think is dog poop.
  12. The debris fields shall be glorious when alpental...

    The debris fields shall be glorious when alpental opens back up.
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    Was this supposed to be the first weekend for...

    Was this supposed to be the first weekend for lessons?
  14. Ruby mins. North cascades highway. Both require...

    Ruby mins. North cascades highway. Both require sleds, or big legs/lungs.
  15. The do control it to an extent. But, the terrain...

    The do control it to an extent. But, the terrain out there (overhead and below) is so featured and complex that all they can really do is try and mitigate the risk of BIG stuff popping. Add in real...
  16. The jong show on Friday was real. One lady...

    The jong show on Friday was real. One lady cliffed out 15 yards from Nash gate being helped by patrol. No pack, on euro carvers telling patrol "it's my first time here, I don't know where I'm going"....
  17. Got 1 warmup egate lap in, then Nash popped. 2nd...

    Got 1 warmup egate lap in, then Nash popped. 2nd shift was great today. Weekend crowds and parking situation cannot dampen my stoke on 2 snowcat movie mini golf laps out that ways.
  18. Out Nash gate was good. Real good. This has been...

    Out Nash gate was good. Real good. This has been a crazy cycle of cold storms and sun breaks. I ain't mad about it.
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    not a chance tonight happens. I would expect big...

    not a chance tonight happens. I would expect big crowds tomorrow, and a late start for Chair 2. My real question is should i get there early for first shift, or wait for 2nd shift. Only have time...
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    I dont really get why SJG is getting so much...

    I dont really get why SJG is getting so much shit? I dont follow the padded room though.

    IMO being asked to pull up a mask (or buff/balaclava) when getting on the lift is pretty similar to being...
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    haha, i was just asked how to prevent this. I...

    haha, i was just asked how to prevent this. I kept thinking they were talking about fogging, or moisture inside the lense... it never occured to me that they were talking about the outside riming...
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    Stevens is open. Do it. You wont....

    Stevens is open. Do it. You wont....
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    It's become the new thing. The conditions report...

    It's become the new thing. The conditions report had a bit of an ultimatum for PSE in it.

    As soon as the chair 2 lifty said "no power" I dipped out. Was next group up when it went out too haha....
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    Lol. What is gods name gives you the idea that...

    Lol. What is gods name gives you the idea that Fail Resorts gives two wet fucks about opening expert terrain, hike-to terrain, or anything steep on storm days at a resort known (only locally) for...
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    All the epic passes are sold. Money has already...

    All the epic passes are sold. Money has already been spent. If no one shows up to ski, mgmt looks like a genius understaffing.
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    NP. Your risk tolerance is different than mine...

    NP. Your risk tolerance is different than mine and I'm happy to accommodate your lower tolerance. I'll either pull up my buff/balaclava if I don't think my goggles will fog, or I'll keep the buff...
  27. Just tell the Stevens folks that Alpental also...

    Just tell the Stevens folks that Alpental also only had 2 lifts (and the bunny hill) running this weekend ;)
  28. Haha you say that now, you're gonna lose it when...

    Haha you say that now, you're gonna lose it when the gates open.
  29. Felsen. Poachental? Did they get snake...

    Felsen. Poachental?

    Did they get snake dance open today?


    I dipped out at noon, but 6 ride on intl laps had my legs cooked. Lots of trenching and faceshots to be had. Great first day of...
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    I just plan on thinking warm thoughts.

    I just plan on thinking warm thoughts.
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    Dakine Poacher vest now in stock at Tactics...

    Dakine Poacher vest now in stock at Tactics boardshop. I already bought a WARY vest on ebay, but figured others might want the headsup: https://www.tactics.com/dakine/poacher-ras-vest-backpack/black
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    thinking about picking up a pair of Kins for use...

    thinking about picking up a pair of Kins for use while teaching my kid to ski. the short available sizing will actually work out that way as its less ski to get in the way when he is between my legs...
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    Yep, that was my spot when living in the lower...

    Yep, that was my spot when living in the lower haight. I also appreciated that he would walk me through how to style my hair, products to use, and options for new but similar cuts. Super legit.
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    I feel like there is a lawsuit waiting to happen...

    I feel like there is a lawsuit waiting to happen with that kind of staffing setup...
  35. Anyone that didnt barely pass first year science...

    Anyone that didnt barely pass first year science classes care to comment on the new vaccine from the US Army?
    ...
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    Dear god, please no. there was a reason id...

    Dear god, please no. there was a reason id leave for tahoe at 11pm from SF. those chain checkpoints would create (literal) hours long backups of traffic, and stall out all the folks in crossover...
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    If only the rest of the PNW pass-driving populace...

    If only the rest of the PNW pass-driving populace paid this much attention to their driving and chaining practices....

    covid out-of-practice drivers combined with first snowdriving of the year...
  38. Bummer. 9pm only gives me an hour of skiing. I...

    Bummer. 9pm only gives me an hour of skiing. I guess I'll be trying for more daytime runs this year.
  39. feel free to tell any californians asking for...

    feel free to tell any californians asking for pennies to Fuck Right Off when there haha.
  40. I think I'm gonna bank on the freezing rain...

    I think I'm gonna bank on the freezing rain keeping folks away and ski Saturday. Im betting Sunday is a zoo.
  41. Just here to temper expectations, eh? haha ...

    Just here to temper expectations, eh? haha


    NOAA had big expectations for this weekend, but revised them down significantly with the warming. Hoping for some heavy easterly flow and we get the...
  42. middle age men, dressed in nice, but used...

    middle age men, dressed in nice, but used outerwear huddled around a fire drinking beer in Lot 4, in the dark. Still is generally my impression.
  43. when i first moved up here i saw some folks in...

    when i first moved up here i saw some folks in Lot 4 that looked like mags, went up to them and announced "Hey, i'm Californiagrown. Anyone have change for a nickel?!"

    they were not mags, and...
  44. The Hours page says till 10pm... hopefully that...

    The Hours page says till 10pm... hopefully that doesnt get updated.
  45. Bout to go on paternity leave to relieve the wife...

    Bout to go on paternity leave to relieve the wife and send her ass back to her money making job. Depending on her workload and ability to take a morning or day off when it snows a bunch my skiing...
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    I can be the third, just need a fourth...

    I can be the third, just need a fourth...
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    Building character since 1967(?) Last year...

    Building character since 1967(?)


    Last year one day earlish season the grooming on the lower-lower mtn under Chair 1 was hilarious. It was a single track wide groomed, 3' nearly vertical drop to...
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    True, but there is likely some benefit to not...

    True, but there is likely some benefit to not running the binding at max DIN, so that you arent exposing it to its maximum rated stress every release. Kinda like how a car driven by an 18yr old wont...
  49. Do you want to be seen, or do you want to blend...

    Do you want to be seen, or do you want to blend in.

    I have always wanted to blend in. Kind of a carry over from earlier, less lawful days, where my car, clothes, etc were all intentionally...
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    Oof. I havent been able to get out with my dog...

    Oof. I havent been able to get out with my dog much over the last 6month and this one hits me right in the feels. Little guy deserves a day like that.
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