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    This is so fucking sad. Those janes are so cheap...

    This is so fucking sad. Those janes are so cheap that theyíre almost free by comparison to a Vail budget. Vail saving a couple bucks killed this poor fella
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    Please explain

    Please explain
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    Call me old fashioned but thatís how you promote...

    Call me old fashioned but thatís how you promote a ski resort.
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    Perhaps some of the best photos In this whole...

    Perhaps some of the best photos In this whole thread? Ver nice!
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    Agreed. I watched a bit of it live, then stopped...

    Agreed. I watched a bit of it live, then stopped and waited for it to be on replay so I could skip straight to the drop ins.

    Great concept. Shame the weather didnít hold for finals.
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    There ya go! Glad Iím wrong! Sweet pic!

    There ya go! Glad Iím wrong! Sweet pic!
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    Yeah fair enough. Alpine in the backcountry is...

    Yeah fair enough. Alpine in the backcountry is still decent above 2200 metres or so
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    It rained to the top of the mountain and refroze...

    It rained to the top of the mountain and refroze at the end of the storm. Conditions are not great at the moment
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    Sorry for the thread hijack. The whole P2P...

    Sorry for the thread hijack.

    The whole P2P lift has 4 towers. Two on each mountain. The spans between the stations and the first towers on each side are standard gondola evac. Patrollers either...
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    The rescue plan for the P2P will really make your...

    The rescue plan for the P2P will really make your asshole clench up
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    Glad I got to ride the snowbird tram during my...

    Glad I got to ride the snowbird tram during my patrol exchange there. Definitely one of the most iconic lifts in North America.

    Kind of off topic but hard to beat the Snowbird patrol locker room...
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    Definitely some FOMO on my part missing this one....

    Definitely some FOMO on my part missing this one.

    Drowning my sorrows in tequila, Pacifico and street tacos
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    Sorry Ray. Iím out of town. No beta.

    Sorry Ray. Iím out of town. No beta.
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    I said it before, but imagine if the FWT ran like...

    I said it before, but imagine if the FWT ran like the Big Wave Tour. The window for an event is Nov-May. Event organizers give the competitors a week notice that an event is going to run when the...
  15. I donít know too many people at WB or in Whistler...

    I donít know too many people at WB or in Whistler who view the Vail takeover as positive. Iím surprised to hear that sentiment here. They gutted HR, marketing, and other vital departments that made...
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    Thereís a good conversation here amidst the...

    Thereís a good conversation here amidst the intermittent trolling. I donít claim to have the answers

    Iím a 25 year full time ski and bike patroller. Iím the first one to sign up to work these big...
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    Iíll agree on the camera shots. Definitely...

    Iíll agree on the camera shots. Definitely improved through the season. The drone angles are sweet but I want to see a more zoomed out shot that shows the exposure. Save the drone angles for the...
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    I agree. This is what the comps are now. These...

    I agree. This is what the comps are now. These kids are charging. I was amazed and inspired by what went down this year.

    I just donít to see someone maimed or killed.
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    FWT is kind of going in the direction of red bull...

    FWT is kind of going in the direction of red bull rampage. What started out as a big mountain discipline has become a big mountain freestyle event. Big freestyle tricks required to win.

    But if...
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    Any update on his condition? Holy cow that was...

    Any update on his condition? Holy cow that was scary to watch.
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    Sweaty iphone photo of a berm in the snow. ...

    Sweaty iphone photo of a berm in the snow.

    You'd think after this many years I'd know how to not have the photos sideways.
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    Yeah but that was the huck and pray era. Does...

    Yeah but that was the huck and pray era. Does that venue hold up these days? Iím too biased to say honestly, but I donít think it does (but I wish it did).

    Watching those comps back in the day...
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    My trail has a couple 20 metre sections melted...

    My trail has a couple 20 metre sections melted out now. I found the tools I stashed in the fall. Maintenance has begun. Cleaned out some ditches. Shovelling to open up things that I wanted to fix in...
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    It has been foretold in the prophecies

    It has been foretold in the prophecies
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    Are you taking about Sudan? What about...

    Are you taking about Sudan?
    What about Diamond/Ruby?

    Youíre probably right though. As much as Iíd love it, the WB terrain just doesnít have the necessary pieces.

    Fissile?
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    There's a 3 star scheduled for Blackcomb on March...

    There's a 3 star scheduled for Blackcomb on March 30th....
    I don't know anything about anything, but lets get that 4 star moved up here
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    That's what I'm talking about!

    That's what I'm talking about!
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    Wow. Hopefully the surface conditions will allow...

    Wow. Hopefully the surface conditions will allow for strong skiing.
    I might get the old school billygoat comp that I was asking for earlier in the year.
    That looks pretty rowdy. Looks like...
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    Looks decent!

    Looks decent!
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    damn. Ignorant North American question. Where...

    damn.

    Ignorant North American question. Where in Turkey has an appropriate venue?
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    Hopefully for a comp of this magnitude there's a...

    Hopefully for a comp of this magnitude there's a backup plan that involves moving to a more suitable spot, even if its a different resort or even a different country. The snow must be good somewhere...
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    Damn. What a shit year for comp conditions. ...

    Damn. What a shit year for comp conditions.

    Hopefully the backup venue is in better shape.
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    Iím with Gajin on this one. Venue looked fun,...

    Iím with Gajin on this one.

    Venue looked fun, cameras and production was on point. Skiers were sending it.

    The announcing was insanely bad. Iíll cut them a bit of slack for announcing in...
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    Love Sushi Vill. SASS roll is great. SMASS roll...

    Love Sushi Vill.
    SASS roll is great. SMASS roll is amazing.
    My wife and are frequent guests. Show up early, put your name on the list, then wander around town till they text you for your table....
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    All you guys out there getting after it all ready...

    All you guys out there getting after it all ready have got my inspired!

    Went for a look at my local project. About 12 linear feet of my trail have melted out so far, with the top of the trail...
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    Great venue and great riding. Thanks for the link

    Great venue and great riding. Thanks for the link
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    If I'm going to be on a glacier, I'll bring my 30...

    If I'm going to be on a glacier, I'll bring my 30 metre skinny rope (RAD kit), and enough gack to build a 3:1, plus 1 ice screw
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    They groom the full World Cup DH run every year...

    They groom the full World Cup DH run every year on the anniversary of Rob Boyd's World Cup win. Pretty sweet.
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    This is what Iíve heard. Whistler closes...

    This is what Iíve heard.

    Whistler closes first to get started on creek/red.
    Blackcomb stays open for the spring
    All the Creekside trails likely closed this season. I would imagine theyíll use...
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    If youíre looking to explore inbounds, and youíve...

    If youíre looking to explore inbounds, and youíve ridden other big western resorts, youíll be fine just exploring on your own. There are patrol huts at the top of all the alpine lifts where you can...
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    What a shame. I guess everyone is competing on...

    What a shame. I guess everyone is competing on the same face so itís a level playing field, but this venue and these conditions are kind of underwhelming
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    Iím hearing the decision will be made this...

    Iím hearing the decision will be made this afternoon about if the event will run tomorrow
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    Thanks Doug!

    Thanks Doug!
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    Iíll take a measurement of our shack at the top...

    Iíll take a measurement of our shack at the top of Symphony. Itís gotta be one of the smallest patrol shacks around. Iím guessing itís about 4 feet by 15 feet. 4 patrollers stationed there, and all...
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    Got a better quality photo of that or a...

    Got a better quality photo of that or a transcript?

    This old patroller can't make out the text.
    (also love the plywood walls. definitely a patrol shack)
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    Anyone on the ground in Kicking Horse have any...

    Anyone on the ground in Kicking Horse have any guesses what day the comp is going to run? Iím thinking about making the road trip if it lines up with my days off.
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    Stuff like this is why I love this board. My...

    Stuff like this is why I love this board.

    My wife is in the other room asking me "What are you laughing at in there?"
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    An excellent point! (I'm totally stealing this...

    An excellent point! (I'm totally stealing this line for the next comp). Thanks gr
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    I do a bit of announcing for junior freeride...

    I do a bit of announcing for junior freeride comps around here.

    Itís a tough balance for the announcers to keep the viewers informed, hype all the riders up, and find the line between calling the...
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    Didnít expect this much response to that throw...

    Didnít expect this much response to that throw away comment. We have docs who can ski and docs who canít. The guy who snow plows to my accident and intubates a guy is fine by me. So is the guy who...
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