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  1. Surprisingly good, although the sun is gonna...

    Surprisingly good, although the sun is gonna wreck things. Maybe 3-4" overnight with some wind, so in the right spots it was reset nicely. Snow was better today than yesterday.
  2. Ambulance was headed up LCC as I was coming...

    Ambulance was headed up LCC as I was coming down....hope everybody is alright
  3. I went up and did a couple laps of Wildcat Face...

    I went up and did a couple laps of Wildcat Face this morning and it skiied fairly well...but that's largely due to the wind resetting things. Snow turned bad just below the angle station.
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    Thanks! Another option for something to toss...

    Thanks!

    Another option for something to toss in your pocket is this camp scraper brush (credit to Cody Townsends 50 bonus episode): https://www.rei.com/product/814694/msr-alpine-dish-brushscraper?
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    M6-1.0. I went with 75 mm long.

    M6-1.0. I went with 75 mm long.
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    Haha I'm working on convincing my wife...gotta...

    Haha I'm working on convincing my wife...gotta offload some alpine setups and then I'm good. Wish I'd just jumped on that STP black crows deal earlier this year...
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    FWIW, today I skied 1800g 192 Voile Chargers (114...

    FWIW, today I skied 1800g 192 Voile Chargers (114 underfoot) with 250g Marker Alpinists using my relatively new-to-me Alien RS and didn't die.

    Conditions varied from surfy pow to chopped pow to...
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    DIY Pole Scraper

    I wanted to pass along a tiny DIY project in case it inspires somebody else:

    I am lazy and hate carrying extra weight uphill, so I've been waging war with the snow that always builds up on my...
  9. ^nice! I was up in that area yesterday and it was...

    ^nice! I was up in that area yesterday and it was remarkable how different it was above and below 8500'. Night and day.

    Went up for a quick Alta lap this morning...best skiing IMO was the 6" on...
  10. Hopefully this isnt the beginning of the end: ...

    Hopefully this isnt the beginning of the end:

    To support the Governors urgings for people to stay home and maintain safe social distancing, Powder Mountain will be closing for skinning and hiking...
  11. I think you may be right...kinda strange the UAC...

    I think you may be right...kinda strange the UAC mislabeled the video, but maybe like the rest of us they couldnt take their eyes off the slide. Weird.

    Either way, doesn't change the amount of...
  12. ^that superior video is intense. So many...

    ^that superior video is intense.

    So many close calls on Superior this year. Just a matter of time before there is a fatality or major trauma. The powder panic / social media pressure means there...
  13. If this somehow ends up being the last day of the...

    If this somehow ends up being the last day of the season I will be alright

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  14. That looks awesome, nice timing on the...

    That looks awesome, nice timing on the sun....hopefully it didnt cook the S aspects too much though!
  15. Another fantastic day out there! Seems like 99%...

    Another fantastic day out there! Seems like 99% of Wasatch tourers believe Grizzly/PP3/USA bowl are the only places that are safe. I'm ok with that if it means those of us willing to think a bit...
  16. After everything that's gone down since Tom...

    After everything that's gone down since Tom Calamari visited, I'd call today a top 5 day of the season.

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  17. ^agree with the above about the good but more...

    ^agree with the above about the good but more touchy conditions than expected this afternoon. Went up for a quick post work lap of Eddie's and had some great turns. Steeper stuff was sluffing but was...
  18. Snapped a few quick photos today. ...

    Snapped a few quick photos today.

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  19. Yeah, I trusted the Salt Lake Valley Trails...

    Yeah, I trusted the Salt Lake Valley Trails Society in posting that screenshot, but now looking like I may have been wrong.
  20. Looks like the polite request is happening now....

    Looks like the polite request is happening now. The hard closure can't be that far off I'm afraid.

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  21. Found some great bottomless snow out there in N...

    Found some great bottomless snow out there in N facing sheltered terrain around 9300' outside of the crowded zones.

    What an incredibly beautiful day in the Wasatch.

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  22. ^ you guys deserve some sled assists up Collins...

    ^ you guys deserve some sled assists up Collins for that!
  23. Alta Ski Area will allow uphill access within the...

    Alta Ski Area will allow uphill access within the ski area starting March 20th. Backcountry Conditions Exist. No access to Snowbird.

    Restrooms in the Skiers Services building at the Wildcat Base...
  24. Not sure why I went to Grizzly this afternoon but...

    Not sure why I went to Grizzly this afternoon but I did. Tons of people out. I was beacon checking a few parties that looked like they were on their first tour and got a pretty bad hit rate.

    I was...
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    ^thanks, was hoping you would chime in! Makes a...

    ^thanks, was hoping you would chime in! Makes a ton of sense
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    I recently picked up a pair of lightly used...

    I recently picked up a pair of lightly used Scarpa Alien RS's for relatively cheap and took them out today in ~8" of powder with my Zero G 85s and had a total blast. For reference, my other setup is...
  27. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    Somebody might wanna take this one off the...

    Somebody might wanna take this one off the rotation for a bit

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  28. ^that's awesome, love reading these reports ...

    ^that's awesome, love reading these reports

    Got out for a bit midday today and found some surprisingly really good turns (9300', N facing). I'm usually a one-and-doner but went back for 2nds and...
  29. ^nice! Kinda a long read and nothing earth...

    ^nice!

    Kinda a long read and nothing earth shattering, but I found the local references interesting: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2020/03/23/snow-science-against-the-avalanche?
  30. Spoke with a couple shops today that said they...

    Spoke with a couple shops today that said they are selling tons of AT gear. I'm concerned we could have some close calls or worse with this next storm cycle.

    Good snow above 8500' N facing today....
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    Not sure if this is the thread for this, but I...

    Not sure if this is the thread for this, but I wanted to pass some info along..I used to hate how touchy/hooky my 185 Zero G 85's were. I thought it was just the sacrifice of a lightweight ski. Just...
  32. Those wootests you listed are beautiful! But, I'm...

    Those wootests you listed are beautiful! But, I'm relatively ski rich and cash poor at the moment so am mainly interested in just selling. My setup is at the gear room off fort union if you wanna...
  33. FS: 186 Voile V8 + Dynafit Speed Radicals + BD Glidelight

    I've had this setup at a local consignment shop in SLC, but it was still there a few days ago. If there is someone out there in need of a setup to get more turns this season I'm happy to ship.

    In...
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    I chuckled at the guy who just posted his alpine...

    I chuckled at the guy who just posted his alpine trekkers for rent on KSL for $50/day, $125/week

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  35. Found great snow out there on N aspects this...

    Found great snow out there on N aspects this afternoon.

    Was bizarre to be in LCC in March with no resort traffic. Not sure why the busses were even running today, didnt see a single person in any...
  36. Pretty sure that post was a not-funny hoax. Go...

    Pretty sure that post was a not-funny hoax. Go back and reread the name of the guys "contact" at the FS...

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    ^ I'm afraid this is analogous to the NBA season...

    ^ I'm afraid this is analogous to the NBA season suspension just before every other sporting event was put on hold.

    And unfortunately the "indeterminate time period" aspect likely means no uphill...
  38. From the bird: "In following recommended state...

    From the bird: "In following recommended state social-distancing guidelines to slow the spread of COVID-19, the Aerial Tram is temporarily closed. Skiing and snowboarding guests can continue to...
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    On top of the euro travel ban, the NBA just...

    On top of the euro travel ban, the NBA just suspended season after a Jazz player tested positive + NCAA tourney to be played without fans + the majority of US colleges wont hold in person classes...
  40. Finally made it thru the comma gate this morning!...

    Finally made it thru the comma gate this morning!

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    185 Zero G 85s are available on Corbetts for $360...

    185 Zero G 85s are available on Corbetts for $360 USD too (unfortunately 95s are sold out).

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    I spent a half season skiing 250g Alpinists on...

    I spent a half season skiing 250g Alpinists on 2400g renegades, (boots are burly Dalbello Factorys). I didn't have any issues with that setup other than just being slow (no prerelease, etc.)....
  43. ^sleeper day for sure! Got out after noon after...

    ^sleeper day for sure! Got out after noon after being on dad duty and found keyhole pretty much untouched.

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    To the top Sent from my SM-N970U using TGR...

    To the top

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    Potential FS: Tecton 12

    I'm debating doing some tetris with my touring quiver (e.g., buy another setup and swap over my own bindings)
    ...which would leave me with an extra set of Tecton 12s with 110 brake.

    Anybody...
  46. Ran into this new sign today. Called SSP and got...

    Ran into this new sign today. Called SSP and got the all clear before heading in, but others might want to check in advance.
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    Should have skiied a more southerly aspect but I've been...
  47. Yeah my guess is they realized giving 5 "free"...

    Yeah my guess is they realized giving 5 "free" Alta days to bird passholders would potentially cannibalize altabird pass sales

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  48. Did a SSE lap at ~11:30 and SSW lap at...

    Did a SSE lap at ~11:30 and SSW lap at 12:15...getting close to corn (2" slushie on a supportable crust). Down low was total mush but manageable. Still fun out there!

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    PM sent. ...

    PM sent.

    https://www.tetongravity.com/forums/showthread.php?t=333312

    Edit: actually my 29ere may be a size 11? I'm not sure.

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  50. Interesting. I'd guess AltaBird is gonna go up in...

    Interesting. I'd guess AltaBird is gonna go up in price and include a base Ikon.

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