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    Great suggestion, lived in Durango for years...

    Great suggestion, lived in Durango for years before moving up to AK a few ago. Looking for somewhere new. Sure do miss the San Juans. And a cure and a bloody at the ranch.
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    Best last minute trip next week

    Plan on heading down south next week to chase some snow. Been watching Tahoe-seems pretty good but low snow line? I miss good tree skiing, but also love some good alpine steeps. Main goal is deepness...
  3. Thread: WTF Silverton?

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    How has no one recognized the bigger issue???...

    How has no one recognized the bigger issue??? What about the season kickoff party? Am I gonna have to ride guided on the first day after the party being a hungover bag of shit? Having the first...
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    PSA: Mileage to Japan

    Just noticed United is having an award travel sale to Japan. Only 58,000 miles RT from most places in the US! There are quite a bit of dates available too.

    "For a limited time, let United whisk...
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    Google treasure mountain hut. That's what it used...

    Google treasure mountain hut. That's what it used to be called
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    Do you think the roads will be open from Milan to...

    Do you think the roads will be open from Milan to Selva on Sunday? Drove it last year in sunny conditions, but not sure how that 10km or so from the main highway will be.
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    Stoked I'm landing in Milan on Sunday, and have...

    Stoked I'm landing in Milan on Sunday, and have three days guided in Val Gardena Mon-Wed, then off to Alagna for another few days.
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    Thanks. I've talked to Guide Alagna, since I am...

    Thanks. I've talked to Guide Alagna, since I am using their service for a few days. They know where I can rent an ABS pack, but no where I can rent the canister.

    Is there a scuba or paintball...
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    Alagna airbag canister rental

    Anyone know of a place in or near Alagna (or on the way to Alagna from Milan) to rent a Mammut/Snowpulse canister? Heading there next week and need canisters for my wife and I.

    Thanks
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    It's still snowing pretty steadily in steamboat

    It's still snowing pretty steadily in steamboat
  11. Thread: CB or Steamboat

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    Ended up going to steamboat. The pow can showed...

    Ended up going to steamboat. The pow can showed 14" from 4pm last night until 2pm today. It's been nuking all day. Found knee deep in the trees. Glad I came, but driving from Durango leaving at 6pm...
  12. Thread: CB or Steamboat

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    Thanks for all the input. I'm having a really...

    Thanks for all the input. I'm having a really hard time with this, since I know of the amazing terrain at CB and have been wanting to get out there for a while. I'm jonesin bad for some pow turns...
  13. Thread: CB or Steamboat

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    CB or Steamboat

    Lack of snow down here in SWCO has me itching for some pow turns. Heading out tonight to ride Fri-Sun. Make the longer drive to Steamboat or head to Crested Butte? Never been to either
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    I prefer canyon view the best in Silverton. Then...

    I prefer canyon view the best in Silverton. Then Triangle, then the Grand Imperial.
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    I wonder if that dude is related to the lady that...

    I wonder if that dude is related to the lady that writes into the Durango Herald spouting off about chem trails. I haven't seen one in a few months, but last year they would publish it seemed like...
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    Order placed! Awesome deal, thanks!

    Order placed! Awesome deal, thanks!
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    Two seasons ago I had just bought a pair of beand...

    Two seasons ago I had just bought a pair of beand new TREW bibs for over $450. The second day out, caught a shark fell, and the scree under the very low snow cut a big rip right on my ass. I emailed...
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    Closing day last season at Silverton was all time

    Closing day last season at Silverton was all time
  19. My wife and I stayed at the Oustalet in Cham in...

    My wife and I stayed at the Oustalet in Cham in feb and enjoyed it. Nothing fancy but affordable and good location
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    Silverton closing day was all time. 12" fresh....

    Silverton closing day was all time. 12" fresh. Got fresh tracks on tiger, was there when they dropped the rope on both cabin and tiger main. Best day of the season (in the USA) for me.
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    Just got to Cham. Doing the Valle Blanche with...

    Just got to Cham. Doing the Valle Blanche with the mrs tomorrow since its supposed to be clear. Looking forward to riding hard on Thurs though.
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    Xavier, J Jones, Travis Rice (although some of...

    Xavier, J Jones, Travis Rice (although some of the shit in Art of Flight, the disregard for safety, pissed me off) Coombs, Seth, Shane, and lately: Ryland Bell. He just seems like a normal guy that...
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    Also, not sure where to go in the trees here, all...

    Also, not sure where to go in the trees here, all the trees appear to be restricted to no skiing
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    (In Arlberg) We saw some signs of fracturing,...

    (In Arlberg) We saw some signs of fracturing, actually helped a girl that fell in a ~4' crevasse created as the snow started to pull away to slide just off the Kapall lift on the off piste. We are...
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    I am in Arlberg now...what an awesome day. Deep...

    I am in Arlberg now...what an awesome day. Deep pow everywhere and was pretty sunny in the morning, cloudy now. Was hoping up top would open today but alas, no luck. Gonna go ride Stuben tomorrow, my...
  26. I had fallen in super deep at Wolf Creek abou...

    I had fallen in super deep at Wolf Creek abou t3-4 years ago. Clipped something and fell face down with my board up uphill behind me. I was trying to push myself up like a pushup, but hands would...
  27. Still can't pull the trigger on Silverton this...

    Still can't pull the trigger on Silverton this weekend. I know up top will be all time, but the bottom 1/2-1/3 of the mountain will be pretty boney. Def be ready for some core shots.
  28. Hopefully these storms really dump some snow,...

    Hopefully these storms really dump some snow, because it is dry as shit right now
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    127075 ............

    127075
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    Going riding in Europe this Feb. Was able to get...

    Going riding in Europe this Feb. Was able to get the flight free by signing up for a United credit card. The rooms are ~ $135/night for the wife and I at nice 2 star family run hotels conviently...
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    http://www.glideonwax.com/?page=Bulk Wax Made...

    http://www.glideonwax.com/?page=Bulk Wax

    Made in Colorado. Cheap, good.
  32. Really wish I could make it, but just can't get...

    Really wish I could make it, but just can't get out there from Durango tonight. Heading to the Durango showing tomorrow.

    Bump for a really good cause.
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    Maybe the cancelled the 60k bonus. I signed up...

    Maybe the cancelled the 60k bonus. I signed up for it in Aug, and two of my buddies did in Sept. I would try calling the United Explorer card number and ask for it. Say something along the lines of...
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    Since I live in Durango, the main airline is...

    Since I live in Durango, the main airline is United. So, I recently signed up for the mileage plus explorer card. Now here's a little trick I figured out. If you are not signed in to your united...
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    I am all for the Wolf Creek ski area possible...

    I am all for the Wolf Creek ski area possible expansion

    (http://www.denverpost.com/business/ci_20447729/wolf-creek-ski-area-expansion?IADID=Search-www.denverpost.com-www.denverpost.com)

    Not...
  36. I'll take second or third dibs on the sweet...

    I'll take second or third dibs on the sweet onsie...
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    I'd also check out the OPUS Hut. Never stayed...

    I'd also check out the OPUS Hut. Never stayed there myself, but lots of terrain. I think you can bring your sleds too. I'm thinking about staying there this winter.

    http://opushut.com/
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    I'd say Alaska. I know it's from another board,...

    I'd say Alaska. I know it's from another board, but check out this TR from a few days ago over on splitboard:
    http://www.splitboard.com/talk/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=13963
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    Goat-I have been in contact with both guide...

    Goat-I have been in contact with both guide services and they are aware that we will be on boards. I had actually originally planned on staying in Courmayeur, but the gondola up to the top closed...
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    Thanks again to all who helped me out. Just...

    Thanks again to all who helped me out. Just booked flights (free thanks to the United credit card 55,000 bonus miles at signup) and rental car. Going Feb 1-15. La Grave-Serre...
  41. MiCol- Thanks for posting that article, it was...

    MiCol-

    Thanks for posting that article, it was a good read. I had the pleasure of getting to talk to Davey a bit this year at one of the master development plan meetings they held. He is...
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    According to...

    According to http://about-france.com/school-holidays.htm there are school holidays until March 17th, so I was going to avoid those dates. Thats's why I'm planning Feb 3-16.
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    I totally agree that forward planning a ski...

    I totally agree that forward planning a ski vacation is not ideal. That's what I love about living in Durango with multiple areas nearby. If it is snowing in T-ride, I let my boss know I'm taking a...
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    You really think I will be able to find hotels a...

    You really think I will be able to find hotels a week or two before I go? I feel alot better having everything planned out so I don't have to worry about driving around some foreign town in a...
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    The tent at Silverton? Or is there one at La...

    The tent at Silverton? Or is there one at La Grave too?
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    You hit the nail on the head exactly. The small...

    You hit the nail on the head exactly. The small charm and culture is exactly what we are looking for. I've been to Switzerland and Austria riding growing up, but my wife has never really left the...
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    She is a very capable boarder, just lacks...

    She is a very capable boarder, just lacks confidence. We ride Silverton pretty often as well as the BC around here in the San Juans. I had already emailed skilodge, so I will wait to hear back from...
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    I had originally planned on La Grave, then the...

    I had originally planned on La Grave, then the Mrs saw some pics from some TRs and got scared that it's too gnarly for her.
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    Thanks again for everyone's input...I think I...

    Thanks again for everyone's input...I think I have gotten a decent itenerary set up:
    Land in Geneva Feb 3, drive to Montier les Bains
    Stay in Montier for 3 nights, snowboard Serre Chevalier 2 days....
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    Thanks for the heads up. Don't care about the...

    Thanks for the heads up. Don't care about the temps, just want to go when there is the best chance of good snow and a decent base. Second to that is when it is not as crowded. Damn...just looked and...
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