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    The whole thing was a youtube years ago but they...

    The whole thing was a youtube years ago but they pulled it off for some reason
  2. I haven't actually ridden around St. George but...

    I haven't actually ridden around St. George but the Zen Trail has good reviews and has caught my eye, I hear the Scout Trails are pretty fun too. Gooseberry is the obvious first choice for the three...
  3. This is probably going to be an unpopular opinion...

    This is probably going to be an unpopular opinion but if you've already been to Moab I'd skip it and head straight to St. George. The whole Saint George/Hurricane/Virgin/Brianhead/Cedar City area...
  4. And expensive. Sedona has great riding if you...

    And expensive.

    Sedona has great riding if you like up and down, techy XC riding. It doesn't have big descents or elevation changes.

    The town is weird, for sure but that's in a way what makes...
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    I was following a Facebook page for a while, some...

    I was following a Facebook page for a while, some sort of save the King kind of movement and I couldn't help but to troll em a little. It was like, you guys are seriously butt hurt over some changes...
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    This thread may be a bit weird but so is the Dean...

    This thread may be a bit weird but so is the Dean story but at least it's interesting. Skiing itself or talk about it can get so boring after a while :D
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    No, the Ella Trail is a 25 mile 3 to 4K descent...

    No, the Ella Trail is a 25 mile 3 to 4K descent off of Ella Springs Road that will be their shuttle ride. It's an xc sort of trail, not a serious dh but I think it will be plenty of fun.

    People...
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    I'm working there right now. We are doing 6 miles...

    I'm working there right now. We are doing 6 miles of the Ella Trail this spring. It will hopefully be finished some time next fall.

    I thought I saw some Wyoming plates this past week.
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    They don't let the bumps develop any longer on...

    They don't let the bumps develop any longer on Thunder? I guess it makes sense from managements perspective but dang.....

    I've been following this thread all season and the more and more I read...
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    So how do ya'll feel about the changes coming to...

    So how do ya'll feel about the changes coming to Snowking?

    I'm indifferent but I don't live there. Some of the upgrades do seem awfully ambitious to me for the little town hill but I dunno.
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    Oh FFS, enough with the gun rights/control...

    Oh FFS, enough with the gun rights/control arguments.

    Thanks Tahoe J for the podcast link. I meant to ask for that earlier then I forgot. I feel the same as Cody on the Kings and Queens, happy to...
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    The Volants I have skied on were super damp and...

    The Volants I have skied on were super damp and stable. The ride was like a giant Cadillac. They absorb vibrations better than any other ski I've ever experienced.

    The problem I found was one...
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    Unless you're pushing in deep snow it shouldn't...

    Unless you're pushing in deep snow it shouldn't really matter. The pole still functions enough for the intended use.
  14. Camelback is definitely high on my list of places...

    Camelback is definitely high on my list of places I don't care to ever visit again.
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    I'm guessing you're talking about the T-3 and PB...

    I'm guessing you're talking about the T-3 and PB area poaches so maybe this doesn't apply but I actually had a patroler pull me to the side on the Sublette line after I skied Alta Zero and he asked...
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    @EoB, If you like big airs with awesome takeoffs...

    @EoB, If you like big airs with awesome takeoffs and safe, deep landings (not super steep landings but deep ones) the lines right off the shoulder of the Nipple are hard to beat. The cornice to...
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    If remember right patrol opened Alta Zero in the...

    If remember right patrol opened Alta Zero in the spring of 02. I was told that it happens every now and then after big seasons. I skied the waterfall line once when there was only a 45-50 inch base...
  18. I still love skiing but I can't say that I still...

    I still love skiing but I can't say that I still share the fire a bunch of folks on here have. there's other things now that get my attention and if I stay as focused on the skiing I'll miss out on...
  19. I think of a season pass as an investment for...

    I think of a season pass as an investment for well being, mental and physical health enrichment. I like to make sure I get my monies worth by getting enough days in that if I did buy day tickets I at...
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    I remember hearing all about the Forest Jump...

    I remember hearing all about the Forest Jump controversy when I moved into Jackson. That was the winter of 98/99, I believe Powder Magazine did a short story on it that season. Insomnia was were one...
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    I'm done with the crowds. I'd rather go sit on an...

    I'm done with the crowds. I'd rather go sit on an old slow double chair at some mom and pop place than stand in lines like the ones we are seeing at those places now.

    I said this in the ski town...
  22. That's insane. They get 30 bucks out of your...

    That's insane. They get 30 bucks out of your wallet before you even park? Fucking skiing......What a rich white person sport it is.

    Rasta Stevie may have been a funder but he was right, once you...
  23. A "living" wage of 15 bucks an hour may work in...

    A "living" wage of 15 bucks an hour may work in Detroit but I don't think it's going to afford a great life for someone living in Jackson or Telluride.

    Those sorts of places are so fucked....
  24. I'll never forget visiting a friend during the...

    I'll never forget visiting a friend during the spring of 99 while sitting with him and a pretty young lady poolside at the P-Dawg and watching ten or so male employees go full on Nat-Geo, horny...
  25. I don't know about these days but back in the...

    I don't know about these days but back in the 90's it meant that the young, male lodge employees were getting ancy in the pancy.
  26. If climate change continues on the path already...

    If climate change continues on the path already somewhat observable I foresee more strict reservation policies being implemented and prices skyrocketing as the demand increases and the availability...
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    So they were wilderness poaching? That's probably...

    So they were wilderness poaching? That's probably not going to go well for them.
  28. Maybe but energy is a lot more important then...

    Maybe but energy is a lot more important then wealthy peoples recreation.
  29. Who ever wrote "The forest service is not some...

    Who ever wrote "The forest service is not some unaccountable agency. If the demand is there they will allow it to be built." must not have much experience working with them.

    I certainly can't...
  30. Ha! Yeah, so is skiing now saved or is it...

    Ha!

    Yeah, so is skiing now saved or is it dying again? I'm so confused. I think for a lot of us middle aged and up, lifer ski bums types feel that we are being pushed away from it. I know I am...
  31. I'm mostly choosing to go ride and walk around...

    I'm mostly choosing to go ride and walk around the desert this season.
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    It was a booter. I hadn't read the report before...

    It was a booter. I hadn't read the report before my last post and hopefully he didn't suffer. With these deep burials I feel like a trauma COD is sort of a relief to hear.
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    The shit talking about the victim is pretty low...

    The shit talking about the victim is pretty low imo. No....it's super low. If the the few of those posting the harsh, judgmental comments would actually say those same words to the victims family and...
  34. This reminded me about the Telluride Tempter...

    This reminded me about the Telluride Tempter incident that was just a few years ago. I wonder where that's at now.
  35. After reading some of the harsh and judgemental...

    After reading some of the harsh and judgemental posts in this forum I'm not so sure.
  36. I don't know. Our base is at 9300 feet and...

    I don't know. Our base is at 9300 feet and honestly it seems like getting a decent base is becoming more regular with warming. Maybe we are seeing more rain events but when it snows it freaking dumps...
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    Make mogul skiing rad again........2021. ...

    Make mogul skiing rad again........2021.

    Seriously, pow skiing is easy. Moguls determine who can actually ski and you can't hide behind a curtain of blower.
  38. It's been so busy here I'm now looking forward to...

    It's been so busy here I'm now looking forward to mid week packed powder days.

    Make mogul skiing rad again........2021.
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    Over the last ten years or so I've really found...

    Over the last ten years or so I've really found the decision to call it and walk away to be one of the most rewarding and satisfying moves there is. Weighing risk vs. reward and being completely...
  40. If everyone figures out this solution though,...

    If everyone figures out this solution though, like this year with Covid and everyone working from home creating more open schedules it's no longer a solution.

    My solution for this year is to say...
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    I think if you are relying on forecasts to make...

    I think if you are relying on forecasts to make decisions to ski avalanche prone slopes you may already be in over your head.
  42. Mandatory vasectomies at birth, when a man...

    Mandatory vasectomies at birth, when a man decides he wants to become a father there should be a committee that interviews them and based on fairly easy and reasonable standards can get a reverse.
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    No, you still aren't reading me right. I'm sure...

    No, you still aren't reading me right. I'm sure things get lost over the internet.

    I'm not judging their decisions. I have no idea what any of that was based on our what they were thinking. I'm...
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    It was my point. Not the post I quoted. Our...

    It was my point. Not the post I quoted. Our decisions have a much far reaching impact than just ourselves when things go awry. That's a big part of my risk analysis when I'm touring.

    I made that...
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    It really drives the point that we should be...

    It really drives the point that we should be thinking of how our decisions can impact others and put them in danger. Ski touring is not the place for us to be selfish.
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    Maybe the caboose of the four buried and towards...

    Maybe the caboose of the four buried and towards the upper end of the slide path? I figured that had to be the one that survived but who knows?

    It looks like their route down skiing was the right...
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    I'll take this even further with, I prefer...

    I'll take this even further with, I prefer creamy, high speed skiing wind buff over blower every time. This is especially true now that at this age I'm not looking for hucks and find all of my...
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    Sorry for your losses guys/gals on this board and...

    Sorry for your losses guys/gals on this board and everyone else close to them. I'm sure they had reasons for making their calls to ski what they did but unfortunately we are all only human and make...
  49. The al qaeda supports this program idea.

    The al qaeda supports this program idea.
  50. People don't die every year on Portal either.

    People don't die every year on Portal either.
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