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    my trip to the upstates this past weekend was an...

    my trip to the upstates this past weekend was an overwhelming success; beautiful sunset along I-90 on Thursday night, always love cruising that section of farmland east of Utica, truly feels like...
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    I'm a construction project manager so yea I pick...

    I'm a construction project manager so yea I pick up calls from unknown local numbers during normal business hours, could be a new foreman/subcontractor, etc. trying to get a question answered...
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    got flights Boston to Denver right before the...

    got flights Boston to Denver right before the prices soared at the end of April for a long weekend of spring skiing, paid like $280 round trip... going back out west on a rafting trip next week and...
  4. a really good friend of mine is on the Ammo...

    a really good friend of mine is on the Ammo Valley SAR crew and they got 4 calls on Saturday night - one for a tib/fib compound fracture and 3 hypothermia calls; he was on the response team for the...
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    T. Wahl's iced mug root beer is in fact the best...

    T. Wahl's iced mug root beer is in fact the best root beer in the world. I'll definitely try to hit Marge's as well, been a while since I've been up to the lake.
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    very excited to be venturing back home to the...

    very excited to be venturing back home to the upstates this weekend - major agenda items are as follows: a garbage plate at Nick's followed by some Abbott's ice cream, night out at the Rochester Jazz...
  7. I made it from Boston to our house in Jay in 3...

    I made it from Boston to our house in Jay in 3 hours flat twice this season, haulin' about 80+ with no stops... that being said, about 5 years ago I remember one night we got caught in hella traffic...
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    ill-advised I really admire your writing style...

    ill-advised I really admire your writing style and vulnerability. I remember seeing all of your posts in the other thread on here about places to live and I was truly impressed. you have many unique...
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    I'll be driving up from CO to Eastern OR for a...

    I'll be driving up from CO to Eastern OR for a rafting trip in a few weeks, cutting thru southern ID rippin' 84 the whole way... anywhere special I need to make a pitstop at?? Not lookin to attend...
  10. I searched around for some used Alpacka's and...

    I searched around for some used Alpacka's and one's in stock but ended up pulling the trigger on the MRS Alligator; I'll report back on how she runs. Me and the boys are heading for the Grande Ronde...
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    you know what they say.. the best part about...

    you know what they say.. the best part about Burlington is the view of New York
  12. resurrecting this thread from a few years back -...

    resurrecting this thread from a few years back - has anyone here had any experience with MRS rafts??

    I've rented an Alpacka for the South Fork of the Flathead last year and loved it. Rental didn't...
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    the headwaters of the Genny may be located in PA,...

    the headwaters of the Genny may be located in PA, however the photo that GravityLover shared is most definitely in Upstate NY.

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    my go to order used to be: cheeseburger plate,...

    my go to order used to be: cheeseburger plate, mac/beans, add home fries + onions; obviously smothered in meat sauce.

    Rochester is Upstate. Fact.
  15. facts. I talked to him at the tailgate party a...

    facts. I talked to him at the tailgate party a few weeks ago and he kept up the ongoing narrative that it was down to 2 buyers and that the sale would be finalized soon. He did confirm it's not Vail...
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    that piece about personal finance has got to be...

    that piece about personal finance has got to be one of the worst things I've ever read, like some shit a 5th grader would submit in english class.... I honestly feel dumber for having spent two...
  17. can confirm Jay was awesome on Saturday and there...

    can confirm Jay was awesome on Saturday and there sure is a lot of snow left up there! We skied Face Chutes in the afternoon and I have to say it was a super fun line, hadn't skied it in the...
  18. I've heard its not Vail (thank god), and its down...

    I've heard its not Vail (thank god), and its down to 2 potential buyers as of like 6 weeks ago. They're not being sold as a package deal, Jay is pending and will probably get finalized soon, but...
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    went home to visit the fam for easter last...

    went home to visit the fam for easter last weekend and stopped at the local hots place for an obligatory garbage plate. first one in probably 5 or 6 years, wasn't between the hours of 1-2am but damn...
  20. I'll be there this weekend, should be an awesome...

    I'll be there this weekend, should be an awesome time. They're hosting the annual Parking Lot Party and Tailgate BBQ Competition at Stateside as well, we might join in on that or just do our own...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9wsjroVlu8

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9wsjroVlu8
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    there's also a Pittsfield... all three are...

    there's also a Pittsfield... all three are located in Upstate
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    I like Bode too, but feel like the ski market is...

    I like Bode too, but feel like the ski market is already pretty saturated these days. I'm sure some people will buy his skis for the name recognition factor, but will they actually be any better than...
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    I dislike the Vails as much as the next guy here...

    I dislike the Vails as much as the next guy here but this is a good point. In any other industry (construction/manufacturing/trucking, whatever) if there's a safety incident a company wouldn't allow...
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    on a 6 hour cross country flight a few years ago...

    on a 6 hour cross country flight a few years ago my buddy was seated in the middle between a very large woman and a lady with a crying baby on her lap. before takeoff he asked our other friend for a...
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    you guys ever hear the term "cheewee"?? good...

    you guys ever hear the term "cheewee"?? good alternative upstate slang for a townie

    first and only time I ever met M2 he was sippin' a UC, definitely deserves a spot on their socials

    and I used...
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    You're right about the supply being well below...

    You're right about the supply being well below demand.... quote from 60 Minutes last week

    "We built fewer homes in the 2010s than in any decade going back to the 1960s, and at the same time...
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    flew in and out of BZN earlier this year and it...

    flew in and out of BZN earlier this year and it was really nice, great views for sure.

    +1 for SLC too, first time thru there on a layover last week and it was also nice and had solid food...
  29. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    I got the base pass this year and have used it 14...

    I got the base pass this year and have used it 14 days so far; my company has a 50% health club reimbursement benefit and I just found out today that ski season passes qualify, so I'm lookin' at a...
  30. really sorry to hear about your grandmother and...

    really sorry to hear about your grandmother and that engine blow in Nebraska, sounds like a tough season overall but hopefully attempt #3 is more successful for some spring time shreddin'. Glad that...
  31. hey Tahoe mags, I'll be flying in to Reno Friday...

    hey Tahoe mags, I'll be flying in to Reno Friday night, staying with some friends who live in Truckee, skiing Palisades Saturday thru Wednesday then bumpin' down to Mammoth for a few more days. All...
  32. MNIAW: Jay should hang on for a good little bit...

    MNIAW: Jay should hang on for a good little bit longer. I'm seeing a few snowstorms in the long range forecast, and we still have okay coverage. They even blew snow on the Jet last week and the base...
  33. skipped work on Friday to hit a day trip to Loon,...

    skipped work on Friday to hit a day trip to Loon, fun times in the sunshine, 65 degrees and prime corn skiing. hadn't skied there in years and it was a blast ripping the groomers around.

    long...
  34. 15 minute walk to Jasper's Tavern - that place...

    15 minute walk to Jasper's Tavern - that place makes good jello shots



    owner of an old farm house we used to rent in Jay asked us if we wanted to buy it from him for $450k, original house was...
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    I was chatting with Steve Wright at the bar a few...

    I was chatting with Steve Wright at the bar a few weeks ago and he mentioned he was trying to direct it towards one of the two interested buyers but wouldn't name names, I tried to lure it out of him...
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    this is a good post. if someone asks where I grew...

    this is a good post. if someone asks where I grew up I'll tell them I'm originally from upstate NY. then, if they happen to be familiar with the various areas or ask "what part", I'll clarify further...
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    Normal work hours 7:00/7:30am - 4:30/5pm. I...

    Normal work hours 7:00/7:30am - 4:30/5pm.

    I ride my bike to work so with permanent DST I'll have many more mornings of riding in the dark which sucks, but I guess fewer evenings of riding home in...
  38. the Jay backcountry was firing on Sunday. Agreed...

    the Jay backcountry was firing on Sunday. Agreed on deepest we've seen in a long time. really glad we got a good little run in there while we could, I feel like this past weekend kinda saved the...
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    post-work sunset MTB rides in the summer are...

    post-work sunset MTB rides in the summer are awesome.

    gunna suck in the winter when the sun doesn't rise until like 8:30am; but then again, if it doesn't set til 5:30 maybe post-work skin laps...
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    I am also interested to see how this all plays...

    I am also interested to see how this all plays out; do they think they can build enough employee housing this summer to be ready in time for next season?
  41. this. Storm total said 27" from Friday - Sunday...

    this. Storm total said 27" from Friday - Sunday morning, I'd say it skied more like 36"+ in the woods. I was balls deep in pow for the second half the day Saturday and all day Sunday. best pow skiing...
  42. I know it’s been mentioned a few times here but I...

    I know it’s been mentioned a few times here but I think Vermont is probably a great option. There’s a lot of small towns, and many good ski areas within easy driving distance. The mountains aren’t...
  43. that'll happen. I toured up this morning before...

    that'll happen. I toured up this morning before work and the groomers did a real nice job last night, the fresh corduroy skied great. took a peek into the woods, looks like about 2" on top of a crust...
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    a few light flakes were falling in northern VT...

    a few light flakes were falling in northern VT this morning, got out for a pre-work tour at the resort and the groomers skied real nice; forecast is callin' for about a foot of snow tomorrow up here,...
  46. thank you for your service

    thank you for your service
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    I finally listened to the Katz interview on my...

    I finally listened to the Katz interview on my drive home yesterday and you're right; he danced around a lot of the topics, and didn't take much ownership of any of the problems they're facing. He...
  48. I see, then that makes more sense why he'd be...

    I see, then that makes more sense why he'd be upset about the FNL financial stuff, I figured everyone had to pay the $10 for an uphill pass to Black Mtn. as part of registering for the STW events;...
  49. Pretty sure the annual uphill pass was $100, so...

    Pretty sure the annual uphill pass was $100, so if you went enough times it'd be worth it..

    the math in the article doesn't really add up tho; owner says he pulls about $1000 per year in uphill...
  50. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    Somebody is gunna buy it no doubt; but I don't...

    Somebody is gunna buy it no doubt; but I don't think it'll be any of the major corps. - Boyne said no, Powdr said no, Vail said no.. doesn't seem like Alterra wants it based on feedback I've heard...
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