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    Nice! Glad you are having fun. Sometimes when...

    Nice! Glad you are having fun. Sometimes when Mammoth is having a not so great year I think back to Hunter, Belleayre and Ski Whyndam. Even in a bad year we are lucky.
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    I'm not sure if this has been mentioned in this...

    I'm not sure if this has been mentioned in this thread, but here is a ski bus from the LA area that seems like a good idea:

    https://lamammothbus.com/about/



    So far they only have 1 day...
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    "That's not soft!" :) It does look like March...

    "That's not soft!" :)

    It does look like March or April at Baldy, but the skiing is still fun and the coverage on Thunder is still good. It would be really nice to see at least one more system.
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    I will be up this weekend. Leaving Friday...

    I will be up this weekend. Leaving Friday morning, skiing Friday Saturday and Sunday. I was hoping to leave Thursday morning, but the scientists I'm working with have been somewhat slow in getting...
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    https://www.facebook.com/dan.lunt.75/videos/101570...

    https://www.facebook.com/dan.lunt.75/videos/10157021889937308/?t=1

    Above is a video I shot yesterday skiing Gold Rush. It will give you a feel for what Baldy is like right now. I would fast...
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    Today was really fun at Baldy. I got up there...

    Today was really fun at Baldy. I got up there around 1245, did about 10 laps, mostly Emile's and Gold Rush, and called it a day. It was pretty slushy by that point, I would go a bit earlier if you...
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    If anyone is interested Baldy is now selling...

    If anyone is interested Baldy is now selling passes for next year for 299. They are good for the rest of this season too.
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    Hitting Baldy, the resort, today for some...

    Hitting Baldy, the resort, today for some afternoon laps. I will probably get there around noon and ski until a little after 3. Hopefully some of the rest of you will be around.
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    This is a great website. It allows you to plan...

    This is a great website. It allows you to plan routes effectively and and get charging times and such. It gives information about cars that are not out yet.

    https://abetterrouteplanner.com/
    ...
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    Canyon usually goes into late April. If it were...

    Canyon usually goes into late April. If it were to be done in early April that would be VERY early.
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    If you don't want to go anywhere you can try...

    If you don't want to go anywhere you can try doorstep deliveries. I use them regularly when I am up there and they have been great.

    http://www.doorstep-deliveries.com/wordpress/
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    I would agree about the groomers. Ott, My...

    I would agree about the groomers.

    Ott,

    My comment on the groomers had mostly to do with doing chair 5 laps on Friday when I did not get on the mountain until around noon. At that point the...
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    RIP to a true pioneer of skiing.

    RIP to a true pioneer of skiing.
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    Yesterday was actually fun. It is VERY scraped...

    Yesterday was actually fun. It is VERY scraped off in spots, and also quite firm in areas, you really want to wait until it softens up. I drove up in the morning and got on the hill at 1130 and...
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    That's interesting that the 25th was that bad. ...

    That's interesting that the 25th was that bad.

    MLK weekend was very mellow. Minimal lines for even the upper gondi, which is rare. 23 had barely any lines. I really could not believe how mellow...
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    I have only made one trip in January, granted it...

    I have only made one trip in January, granted it was for 4 days, but because conditions are not great I don't feel so bad. Baldy got snow early so I have been able to get one or two days there every...
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    Certainly a possibility, but it is hard to...

    Certainly a possibility, but it is hard to imagine. I was 9 when I started skiing at Belleayre, the giant of the Catskills, and I did not have a hard time getting off the lift. I guess little...
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    Nice! I might try to do that on Saturday. I am...

    Nice! I might try to do that on Saturday. I am always bummed to miss two weekends in a row at Mammoth, but I got in 4 days, that were actually pretty empty, over MLK and I have been able to get in...
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    Saturday was really fun. I surfed around 34th...

    Saturday was really fun. I surfed around 34th street, beautiful long lefts, shoulder to head high with the occasional overhead set. It was clean, and the good ones were lining up for 80 to 100...
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    Baldy was lots of fun today. We skied a bunch of...

    Baldy was lots of fun today. We skied a bunch of laps on skyline, which was nice, then we lapped the line under the chair and the,area to the skier's left of the lift for the rest of the day.. it...
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    On 23! What the fuck were they doing on 23? Not...

    On 23! What the fuck were they doing on 23? Not exactly a lift for people learning to get on and off.
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    It is pumping down here today. I am deciding...

    It is pumping down here today. I am deciding where to go, then I might sneek in a Baldy session in the afternoon if the spirit moves me. I love having these options.
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    Yesterday ended up being REALLY fun. Started at...

    Yesterday ended up being REALLY fun. Started at 9 and skied a couple of chair 5 groomers, which were great, then went over two chair 9 for a couple more groomers. The chair 9 area was really nice,...
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    Yesterday ended up being fun, although not epic. ...

    Yesterday ended up being fun, although not epic. The new snow helped things, although there are still rocks around. Some bumps are forming, they could use some wind to buff things out.

    I skied...
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    That Climax/Upper Creek shot looks better than...

    That Climax/Upper Creek shot looks better than most of what I have seen in photos recently. I probably would have just kept lapping that.

    I really hope this next storm does pan out.
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    Last weekend was pretty much a copy of the...

    Last weekend was pretty much a copy of the weekend before. The coverage is good, groomers are great. There are some good, and some bad turns off the groomed, but it is great to ski Baldy with this...
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    Interesting. It makes me feel not quite as bad...

    Interesting. It makes me feel not quite as bad about staying down south and hitting Baldy. Baldy has had fun groomers, and some fun off-groomer turns in the right spots. It is also an hour and 20...
  28. That is pretty scary. I know there are some...

    That is pretty scary.

    I know there are some great spots out there, but it REALLY sketches me out.
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    I skied the resort at Baldy the last two days. ...

    I skied the resort at Baldy the last two days. It was fun, the groomers on Thunder are in great shape. Off the groomed it is a mixed bag. I skied under Thunder a bunch, it got okay as it softened...
  30. Classic! I guess I should have titled the thread...

    Classic! I guess I should have titled the thread differently. Unintended consequences.
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    Very nice 406! I'm back east right now, but I...

    Very nice 406!

    I'm back east right now, but I should be able to get a couple of Baldy days when I get back, probably Friday and maybe one this weekend. With the swell lining up the way it is...
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    Huge fan of Todd and Surefoot in Mammoth. They...

    Huge fan of Todd and Surefoot in Mammoth. They have done amazing work for me. I ski about 40 days a year and the foam liners they have done for me last about 6 years at that rate. I got boots and...
  33. Great White attack on Santa Rosa Island

    This guy is lucky to be alive.

    https://www.theinertia.com/surf/surfer-shark-attack-15-foot-great-white-shark-california-santa-rosa-island/

    I have never surfed out at the islands. I don't have...
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    My guess is that lots of the town spots in Santa...

    My guess is that lots of the town spots in Santa Cruz are worse than the OC beach breaks. Obviously the peaks right by the HB pier or right off a Newport jetty are competitive, but HB and Newport is...
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    The 24th was fun on the north side of the HB...

    The 24th was fun on the north side of the HB pier. It is always nice to get back from 5 days in Mammoth and get fun surf, it is one of the truly great things about California. Not great, but...
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    Skied from Thurs through Monday and it was a...

    Skied from Thurs through Monday and it was a blast. I will concur that the buff on Dave's was awesome.

    For those that are thinking about going, get up there! We won't be back until the first...
  37. Thread: WSL

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    I really think Kelly just might pull a Kobe...

    I really think Kelly just might pull a Kobe Bryant at this contest. He looks like that right now. Kobe scored 60 in his last game, he really looked possessed.

    It would be fun to see Kelly win...
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    It looks interesting. If my math is correct the...

    It looks interesting. If my math is correct the only shot Kolohe has is if both Medina and Italo lose in this round and he wins the event.

    I love to watch Medina surf, part of that is being...
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    As always, great shots ESS. I particularly...

    As always, great shots ESS.

    I particularly like the tail shots, the snow looks light and soft. I love that area.

    I agree completely about traverses. It can get annoying when people do that.
    ...
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    NIce!! I love those days.

    NIce!! I love those days.
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    I rarely get breakfast in Mammoth, I usually just...

    I rarely get breakfast in Mammoth, I usually just eat yogurt or bagels at the condo, but the Stove is awesome, although I have not been there in years. I have never been to the Breakfast Club, but I...
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    Nice shot! It was pumping down here. I surfed...

    Nice shot!

    It was pumping down here. I surfed between tower 28 and tower 32. It was consistently shoulder high +, with some head high to slightly overhead sets. I surfed from 11 to 130. It was...
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    Thanks! It will be a morning decision whether...

    Thanks!

    It will be a morning decision whether to surf or ski. A good problem to have, if it can be called a problem.
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    Thanks for posting! I was going to go up...

    Thanks for posting!

    I was going to go up today, just to get my first day of the year and break in the boots/legs. A big WNW swell was building and it looked like the wind was going to hold off so...
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    Let's hope things are a go tomorrow.

    Let's hope things are a go tomorrow.
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    Thanks for the review! I might be hitting it...

    Thanks for the review!

    I might be hitting it tomorrow, if I can get enough done today, or possibly Saturday. We will see.
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    For those of you with some extra cash..... ...

    For those of you with some extra cash.....

    https://www.carmagazine.co.uk/car-news/first-official-pictures/pininfarina/battista_pf0/

    Supposedly 0-60 in under 2 seconds!

    A bargain at 2m euros!
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    The problem with your neighbor is a problem with...

    The problem with your neighbor is a problem with the complex, NOT with electric cars. As these issues get better and better that will be less of an issue. The issue is with charging, not with the...
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    Yeah ESS! Nice shots! And thank you for...

    Yeah ESS!

    Nice shots! And thank you for helping pack things down for us. I can't make it this weekend, but we have a 7 day trip planned starting the next weekend. I should get a day or two...
  50. An infimum? A greatest lower bound could...

    An infimum?

    A greatest lower bound could certainly be thought of as a max min in a sense.
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