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    *BUMP* for this coming season... I found an $8...

    *BUMP* for this coming season... I found an $8 subscription last year but forgot to note where, so am looking again.
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    Sticky: I have a small suggestion for the templates. If...

    I have a small suggestion for the templates. If the scales on each half templates had numbers facing each other (e.g. left for the top, but right for the bottom) it would be super easy to assemble...
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    Pics in this folder...

    Pics in this folder.
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    I will when I get into a lit garage tomorrow...

    I will when I get into a lit garage tomorrow morning. Basically, on the right side (prior damage), the box got crushed by the edge, close to the opening gas cartridge (which, being strong, would push...
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    Favorite Yakima/Thule ski box?

    It's been really windy here in Washington. So windy that, while traveling at a reasonable 70 mph on I-90 in very gusty winds, my Packline fiberglass box folded up. Sure, it had been previously...
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    Air shipping from Europe is much faster than UPS...

    Air shipping from Europe is much faster than UPS ground across the US. You'll be fine.
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    I am hoping they work, as I have some Dissent Pro...

    I am hoping they work, as I have some Dissent Pro Tour and some Dissent Hybrid on their way to me. The Hybrid will probably be too thick in my alpine boots but may be nice for touring (ironically,...
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    Tyrolia brakes for EVO binding?

    Looking to get a Tyrolia freeflex EVO 14 for a 107 mm ski. The binging comes with 85 mm brakes. Brakes can be ordered, but which ones? They have SL, Power Brake2 FR Pro, Power Brake2 Race Pro, Power...
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    Which ones? Sidas Pro? What temperatures outside...

    Which ones? Sidas Pro? What temperatures outside and how long is the day? They mention 4/6/8 hours at most on high/med/low heat.
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    Socks won't work. I ski with totally not...

    Socks won't work. I ski with totally not cushioned socks. Like you can nearly see through them. As I said, until I get bigger boots (not soon): no room in my boot.

    DGamms, I tried the Lenz...
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    Sidas Pro vs Therm-ic (1600?)

    Hey Maggots with cold feet no more... I'm going to get some insole heaters this year. I was all set to buy the Sidas Pro, but their manuals are pretty much lacking in info: no battery capacity...
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    Thanks XXX-er. I called and after talking about...

    Thanks XXX-er. I called and after talking about my boots they said the HD Race I had should work just fine, and that if not they would take care of me. It does not... Spent two hours with a...
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    Actually we do give a fuck. We want as little of...

    Actually we do give a fuck. We want as little of them as possible.
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    A-basin or Keystone for couple hours?

    I will check out the zoo at SIA tomorrow morning then head to Frisco. Where should I ski on my way up, between A-basin and Keystone. Thinking A-basin will remind me of my home Alpental.
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    So how does one contact Crystal? Phone and email?...

    So how does one contact Crystal? Phone and email? Weekend? I filled their online fit form and am still waiting for an answer... So I finally ordered something for my trip and I am not sure I want to...
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    So... On the advice of my local bootfitter I...

    So... On the advice of my local bootfitter I ordered some HD Race liners. These will go into a pair of extremely snug (a pencil width of space in shell fit) Head Raptor 140s. The boot fitter also...
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    Better than nothing....

    Better than nothing.
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    Colorado recommendations

    I am going to SIA in Copper Mountain, and want to ski a few more days around there. I have an Epic Pass, so Breckenridge, of course. Besides this? Arapahoe Basin is on the pass too, and I think I...
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    Darn, a summit at my home mountain and I'll be in...

    Darn, a summit at my home mountain and I'll be in Utah :( (Okay, a frowning smiley for Utah is not really appropriate, I know.) Enjoy Alpental!
  20. Thread: Warm mitts

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    Amazingly, gear companies release new gloves and...

    Amazingly, gear companies release new gloves and mittens every year. Prior coverage of the subject is not a good indication of what are good current models. I switched to gloves from mittens a long...
  21. Thread: Warm mitts

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    Hola, old friend. Life is good? Wearing warm...

    Hola, old friend. Life is good? Wearing warm mittens?
  22. Thread: Warm mitts

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    Warm mitts

    I am looking for something warmer than my BD Guide Gloves for when I am skiing in really cold temperatures. (Single digits or lower, Fahrenheit.) I was wearing the gloves in Big Sky the week leading...
  23. Best place in Whistler for a grind and tune?

    (No, not that kind of grind and singing!)

    My Stormriders need some love after last season. I was going to wait until December since, well, the snow conditions in Whistler still pose a danger to...
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    :( for the upper mountains. How's the biking now...

    :( for the upper mountains. How's the biking now around Lost Lake? Should I bring a MTB too?
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    Trying to figure out whether to stay in the...

    Trying to figure out whether to stay in the village or Benchlands, depending on which mountain will be the one to ski.
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    What do you guys think will be open on Blackcomb...

    What do you guys think will be open on Blackcomb by the 26th? Any chance that upper Whistler mountain opens by then? I'll be heading up there 11/25-12/1. I may come for a lap of blues next week (been...
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    This. Well done.

    This. Well done.
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    Damn I miss La Grave. Used to live close by. RIP,...

    Damn I miss La Grave. Used to live close by. RIP, Doug.
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    If there's snow, unlike at this year well known...

    If there's snow, unlike at this year well known spaghetti dinner, this will be fun. If there's no snow, different fun.
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    Nice! I am here now and I brought skis and bike :D

    Nice! I am here now and I brought skis and bike :D
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    Whistler now?

    So I am heading up for the weekend. I don't expect any great snow, but at least a bit of snow (an improvement over the PNW for sure). What I wonder is: should I also pack the MTB to putter around...
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    How's the biking in Whistler right now?

    I'm coming up for the weekend with skis (trying to get at least one of my Mountain Collective days to be used—of course I picked Whistler for the extra day I won't use!) but I am also thinking of...
  33. Ugh. Now I feel like I am wasting money getting...

    Ugh. Now I feel like I am wasting money getting hotels, a car etc. for crap snow. On the positive side, skiing beats not skiing and I've always wanted to check out Lake Louise in winter. If you guys...
  34. Especially with those conditions? I've traveled a...

    Especially with those conditions? I've traveled a lot to ski this year but it seems like every time I go somewhere I get the lowest temps of the season (cue Jackson's -25 F and this Sat/Sun/Mon...
  35. Thanks guys. I have two days at LL on my pass...

    Thanks guys. I have two days at LL on my pass that I want to use, unless some other local place is immensely better. Free days (well, prepaid days) are meant to be used :) So I do plan two days at...
  36. Lake Louise / Sunshine Village. Recommendations?

    I'm going to Edmonton for a business trip at the end of this week and will take the weekend and Monday to ski. I plan to fly into Calgary so I'm not too far from the goods. I plan to ski two days...
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    Where in Japan? I'm a PNWer in the PNW (though...

    Where in Japan? I'm a PNWer in the PNW (though I've skied recently in Jackson, Salt Lake and around—but missing all the good storms) and am planning to ski Japan next January. Any beta would be much...
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    How's the snow at Crystal? The usual "okay on...

    How's the snow at Crystal? The usual "okay on Northern aspects, corny on Southern" or something one HAS to go ski? It usually doesn't take much (read: nothing) to get me on skis, but just a couple...
  39. Anybody heading out from Park City to other resorts?

    If you have room for another maggot in your car/truck, let me know :) I'd love to get around (skied Brighton today and loved the area and all that's accessible through hiking) but am car-less in Park...
  40. I want your voucher to ski at The Canyons from the Warren Miller movie!

    Hi friends,

    I am looking for some people who went to the Warren Miller movie and won't use their free pass to The Canyons, UT. The vouchers being online, it's easy to get to someone else, or even...
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    Like many, I call BS on that list, especially...

    Like many, I call BS on that list, especially when one reads the commentaries accompanying the "runs," some of which being whole areas (La Grave, Silver King, ...).
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    I usually do. Maybe not stop every two turns, but...

    I usually do. Maybe not stop every two turns, but stop frequently, check for my partner, call him/her. I also carry a huge ass whistle and hope someone could hear it and locate me quickly enough if I...
  43. Thread: Solipskier

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    Solipskier

    http://mikengreg.com/solipskier/

    For iPhone, too, apparently 99 c until 1/2 through indiegames.com. Given how easily I kill my skier on the big screen, I don't think the iPhone version is for me!
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    I think that now that they're integrated in...

    I think that now that they're integrated in backpacks they are a no brainer. This being said, you have to be able to get onto that nouth piece and hold onto it for them to work... You won't likely be...
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    Poor you! We wish you some truly deep snow soon....

    Poor you! We wish you some truly deep snow soon. This lack of coverage looks awful.
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    Bump. Hutch, check PM. Does one need to...

    Bump. Hutch, check PM.

    Does one need to reserve a shuttle from SLC to Park City or are they around at SLC? Sorry... Some of those Web sites aren't very helpful. I'll call too.
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    Crystal might have been nice. Snoqualmie got...

    Crystal might have been nice. Snoqualmie got freezing rain yesterday, so despite all the fresh stuff it still doesn't look good for tomorrow.

    Keep the puking on though! I'll be at Crystal Friday...
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    Splat, there are trees in Zermatt: ...

    Splat, there are trees in Zermatt:

    http://images.onthesnow.com/ots/image_gallery/flickr/flickr_13_Gallery_Large.jpg

    Now I can't imagine why those fuckers don't stick to the slopes... No...
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    Thanks Buzz. When things like that happen, are...

    Thanks Buzz. When things like that happen, are buses indeed a good option, and do they run often? Where can I find a schedule? rideuta?
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    Hutch, I land at 12:25 PM (1/3) and my friend...

    Hutch, I land at 12:25 PM (1/3) and my friend lands at 4:30 PM. We can see if those times work (PM me if so, and we can email then). If so, I will nicely ask for a ride to where we stay (Marriott...
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