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  1. As a Tahoe skier for 38 years...it’s too early to...

    As a Tahoe skier for 38 years...it’s too early to start the thread. (I’m in my early 40’s)

    That said, anyone have an angle on some 191 Wailers 105? Too early to spew the thread? Marshall?
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    While disappointing, Powder has had an obvious...

    While disappointing, Powder has had an obvious decline in the last 5-10 years. While the Mags talk about its heyday, with talented writers and unique perspective, that brand disappeared years ago.
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  3. Iron Mountain. We had High School ski team camps...

    Iron Mountain. We had High School ski team camps there prior to shut down.

    My brother and I even did a dysfunctional photo shoot with the one and only Splat in the early ‘00’s. (Dysfunctional...
  4. To add, my wife and I successfully hauled a 10...

    To add, my wife and I successfully hauled a 10 month old and a 3 year old to the top of KT and Eagles Nest. Empty hike aside from a Hippy Couple behind us and two Ultra Runners that were training. ...
  5. Politics don’t come into play when people of all...

    Politics don’t come into play when people of all political stripes choose to act like assholes.
  6. I didn’t get the invite! Wife and I will be...

    I didn’t get the invite!

    Wife and I will be trudging up KT in the morning...easy to spot.
    She’ll have the 30# pack with a toddler and I’ll have the 45# pack with a recent 3 year old. Game on!
  7. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    Thanks for the laugh OG. There is an UC Doc in...

    Thanks for the laugh OG. There is an UC Doc in Truckee, who is known, but will remain nameless in this thread. He put 12 stitches into my thumb and a few internally to repair the tendon following a...
  8. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    Nothing personal Ugly...but you aren’t viewed as...

    Nothing personal Ugly...but you aren’t viewed as an investor. Pure cash flow. Everyone should focus on OG’s statements as he is spot on from a fiscal perspective. Some Docs are idiot scientists...
  9. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    Echoing OG’s thought process. Obviously the $100...

    Echoing OG’s thought process. Obviously the $100 credit fell so flat and on so many deaf ears that they’ve rapidly come up with a new “enticing” offer.

    IKON is currently seeking cash...
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    Appreciate the update and to the others that...

    Appreciate the update and to the others that continue to PM.
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    Completely missed this. And thanks to Marshal...

    Completely missed this. And thanks to Marshal for the PM that I just saw!
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    Thanks!

    Thanks!
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    Thanks LS. Definitely comparable but my pair is...

    Thanks LS. Definitely comparable but my pair is currently retired in the garage. Nice beefy ski, just not as playful as the DPS.
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    Thanks for going down the rabbit hole! ...

    Thanks for going down the rabbit hole! Unfortunately Ski Essentials came up empty as well.
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    I appreciate the comments and wish I trolled gear...

    I appreciate the comments and wish I trolled gear swap more often. Checking in with your Vermont shop.

    Thanks. What’s the markets on un mounted Volant Spatulas these days? I think I grabbed...
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    I don’t know John and was skiing on my brothers...

    I don’t know John and was skiing on my brothers pair. We’re twins, been at it for a long time and 225# with gear. Simply the most enjoyable ski I’ve been on in years. My current every day ski is...
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    191!

    191!
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    Haven’t heard back from them.

    Haven’t heard back from them.
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    Flame away...DPS

    Recently spent some time on the DPS Wailer 105 Hybrid T2 Skis 2017 at Squaw in terrible conditions and consider it the friendliest, fun ski I’ve been on in 15 years. Regrettably the ski is not mine...
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    TGR is getting soft. No rage over a Beacon in a...

    TGR is getting soft. No rage over a Beacon in a pocket and not strapped on? Nothing personal.
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    Echoing a previous comment, but that face looked...

    Echoing a previous comment, but that face looked like a great run for mortals. Assumption is that FWT is aggressively chasing Japanese popularity and cash flow, but these athletes didn’t have much...
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    That is the greatest fake article I’ve read in...

    That is the greatest fake article I’ve read in years!

    My favorite...”In October 2013, Wirth lost his right arm in a skydiving accident. He skilfully reduced the blood flow until medical assistance...
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    I’m stoked this thread was resurrected and...

    I’m stoked this thread was resurrected and appreciate this article. I would counter that real heroes continue to live amongst us. Time and place remains unknown, but their will always be those who...
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    Concratulations Oftpiste and especially Oftpiste...

    Concratulations Oftpiste and especially Oftpiste Jr.

    Looking forward rooting for him next season!
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    This reminds me of a week in Las Lenas in 2008. ...

    This reminds me of a week in Las Lenas in 2008. The mountain turned into full on breakable crust after an epic storm cycle and while mortals like us were survival skiing, Seb Michaud and friends...
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    I've always heard great things about Dr. Coward

    I've always heard great things about Dr. Coward
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    Very sorry to hear about the loss. The guidebook...

    Very sorry to hear about the loss. The guidebook arrived a week or so ago and is nothing short of amazing!

    I've fly fished up a handful of these drainages and had no idea that some of the rock...
  28. We left the mountain around 11:00 to check out...

    We left the mountain around 11:00 to check out the Super G at Squaw and pulled over for multiple EMS crews heading up the road.
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    Huckwheat - just realized that I've seen you...

    Huckwheat - just realized that I've seen you around Squaw a number of times. Always liked the fact that some Dad figured out how to strap skis all over his pack while handling at least one kid!
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    Check out Angora Lake down near Fallen Leaf Lake....

    Check out Angora Lake down near Fallen Leaf Lake. The far end has cliffs for kids and as high as you'd like to go.

    Beautiful area too!
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    We didn't get snow last weekend, but three days...

    We didn't get snow last weekend, but three days at Alyeska still served as my best three days of the year. Still a bleak forecast for February in Tahoe.

    Girdwood is one of the finest ski towns...
  32. The other FWT site seems to be more consistent. ...

    The other FWT site seems to be more consistent.

    Link: http://freerideworldtour.com/live-event.html
  33. Thread: Fuck La Nina

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    Nice! We're just looking to ski real mountains...

    Nice! We're just looking to ski real mountains with natural snow. 10" base of fake on two WROD's at Squaw isn't working.
  34. Thread: Fuck La Nina

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    The GF and I finally got sick of bitching about...

    The GF and I finally got sick of bitching about the Tahoe forecast and pulled the trigger on flights into ANC end of January. At the very least it guarantees the start of a massive storm cycle for...
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    Horrible news. Never met Jamie but he seemed...

    Horrible news. Never met Jamie but he seemed like a great guy and loved the sport for all the right reasons.
  36. I'll never complain about blower pow in late May....

    I'll never complain about blower pow in late May. Great morning at Squaw!!!
  37. I have met and skied Shamoknee with DoctorWhat? ...

    I have met and skied Shamoknee with DoctorWhat?

    Truly a life altering experience.
  38. I've done the one-way on a round trip ticket...

    I've done the one-way on a round trip ticket quite a few times and for the same reason mentioned here. Mostly just quick hops around Europe when I didn't have the time to train it. It was never an...
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    Did you just put up footage of you poaching the...

    Did you just put up footage of you poaching the Chimney? How is that possibly a cool or good idea for the rest of us Squaw skiers?
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    Kevin just killed it!

    Kevin just killed it!
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    While the coverage is spotty at best, that's...

    While the coverage is spotty at best, that's standard for MSI. But blasting music on the live feed???
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    Kind of a joke. One of the competitors has...

    Kind of a joke. One of the competitors has accomplished this.
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    I'm easily guessing that none of the qualified...

    I'm easily guessing that none of the qualified athletes have climbed the Seven Summits in a year......
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    I have no idea how you insinuated this out of my...

    I have no idea how you insinuated this out of my posts...
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    I agree with Freshies on this one...Alpine is...

    I agree with Freshies on this one...Alpine is really easy to figure out. If you head North, never ski left. If you hike South, never turn right.

    Having been a passholder at AM for a decade...
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    Very sad about this girl...and I can vouch for...

    Very sad about this girl...and I can vouch for the disorienting and vertigo feeling having been confused in blinding fog with PowderJ on Mt Ruapehu (sp?) in New Zealand. It sucked.

    It still...
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    Pretty sure he's made of pure muscle... Had an...

    Pretty sure he's made of pure muscle...

    Had an interesting conversation with his Dad in the Village years ago...Mike has been doing these things for years...generally not on camera.

    He's...
  48. I got a cheaper rate than the official 2 day pass...

    I got a cheaper rate than the official 2 day pass (as a blacked out passholder)...the ticket girl felt sorry for me...mentioned that these "blackout days really suck".
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    Thanks for linking to that article... Easily...

    Thanks for linking to that article...

    Easily the most informative account I've ever read. Proud to have been stitched up and repaired by Dr. Denny Chez on multiple occasions!
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    Kirkwood is an amazing mountain... That being...

    Kirkwood is an amazing mountain...

    That being said, with your schedule, I'd hit up the North Shore. Alpine is a great hill with some amazing stashes, but you'll need a local to find some of them...
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