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  1. Wait, what? Killington uses a track hoe to groom...

    Wait, what? Killington uses a track hoe to groom in late spring?
    Must be some effing hard snow...
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    You brought this thread full circle. With...

    You brought this thread full circle.
    With honesty and humor.
    Well played.
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    How hungry are you? Is it in prime?

    How hungry are you?
    Is it in prime?
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    After consulting the oracle this morning have...

    After consulting the oracle this morning have realized that Kinney Lake is in the closure, so much for the back door route...
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    Never done it, but why couldn't one come from...

    Never done it, but why couldn't one come from Kinney Lake through the Helmet Col?
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    Always thought that face looked best in a good...

    Always thought that face looked best in a good September on the right year.
    Freezing at night and all after a storm that sticks to the ice.
    Right years are hard to come by nowadays...
  7. Nice to agree with all of the above. Pika Cirque...

    Nice to agree with all of the above.
    Pika Cirque into Woolly hole is Pika Cirque into Woolly Hole, east and west...
    East Face of North Timp is the East Face of North Timp.
  8. Another method I like to describe lines is the...

    Another method I like to describe lines is the drainage name sometimes in combination with a peak.
    Like O'Sullivan into Lisa Falls, or O'Sullivan into Tanners, etc.
    If the drainage has only one...
  9. Wish I could keep up with folks like you and...

    Wish I could keep up with folks like you and Benneke10.
    Those days are gone...

    Don't have names for many places / lines.
    Kinda always used the compass for stuff off of peaks and names for stuff...
  10. Looks like a great day! Your mistress CG didn't...

    Looks like a great day!
    Your mistress CG didn't use your boot track til the top.
    Skins for the win.
    How come up the down track, and down the up track for yous guys?
    Savin it for the mistress?...
  11. Alta records snow and water equivalent November -...

    Alta records snow and water equivalent November - April.
    The winter months.
    Snowbird the same.
    Though snow amounts can differ through a marketing lens...
  12. fify

    fify
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    Good story. Well told.

    Good story.
    Well told.
  14. You may not post again until you repent. Your...

    You may not post again until you repent.
    Your post count...
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    Helluva first post. You have a future here...

    Helluva first post.
    You have a future here...
  16. Pretty hard to find a bad turn in the Wasatch...

    Pretty hard to find a bad turn in the Wasatch today.
    Nice trip timing Duffman.
  17. Today did not suck.

    Today did not suck.
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    My intention was to start a discussion not about...

    My intention was to start a discussion not about Whistler or California but about how the word avalanche affects people and the media.
    In my career I have watched ski areas get more leery of...
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    You don't know what you are talking about. And...

    You don't know what you are talking about.
    And the statement above is a dickhead one.
    The best strategy for a Class A avalanche area is to let no snowflake go undisturbed.
    Moguls from the dirt up....
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    I don't disagree with what you say, however, Is...

    I don't disagree with what you say, however,
    Is a glacier an avalanche?
    Graupel rolling downhill a continuous avalanche?
    The recent fatality at Whistler was due to cornice failure.
    Is a cornice...
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    Like to start a discussion on what an avalanche...

    Like to start a discussion on what an avalanche is in folk's opinion.
    Merriam Webster defines it as:
    A large mass of snow, ice, earth, rock, or other material in swift motion down a mountainside or...
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    Bunion 2020 speaks well. As does Ottime. To...

    Bunion 2020 speaks well.
    As does Ottime.

    To add:
    Old goat: That's Hollywood for ya. Alta shoots more avy rounds on a given day than one can imagine. At $120 a pop that's kinda like a patrolman...
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    Memba when that photo woulda had no helmets in...

    Memba when that photo woulda had no helmets in it?
    Memba when skis were taller than skiers?
    I memba!

    Hope the new tram alleviates wind issues at towers and docking...
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    Lil respect here y'all. Y'ar talking about the...

    Lil respect here y'all.
    Y'ar talking about the greatest male American ski racer ever, eh?
    So dug his style, start to finish.
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    Been wondering but want to put no effort into the...

    Been wondering but want to put no effort into the answer:
    Is this year the lowest tide for the comp on the Bec?
    If not its gotta be close.
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    I am lucky. Tell myself that everyday. One could...

    I am lucky. Tell myself that everyday. One could be in the Ukraine and see bad shit everyday as a civilian.
    With the thin pack / hard snow we've had some bad ones this year. Debrief every one.
    I...
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    dunderhead: you say a lot of stuff with authority...

    dunderhead: you say a lot of stuff with authority in your tone.
    I've been patrolling in the LCC over 40 years and picked up the pieces more than once.
    Never had PTSD issues.
    Never judged anyone...
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    That's called metamorphosis. Y'all could learn...

    That's called metamorphosis.
    Y'all could learn sumpin from this feller.
  29. Bring your dirt bike for either approach. Brap...

    Bring your dirt bike for either approach.
    Brap brap.
    Yer prolly already on top of one of em by now, eh?
  30. double wow

    double wow
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    Sheepishly, thanks. Happy for them...

    Sheepishly, thanks. Happy for them...
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    Starting wage at Fail is now 20. Lifties 21....

    Starting wage at Fail is now 20.
    Lifties 21.
    Patrol 22.
    The PC union has them locked in at 17.
    For how long, anyone know?

    Unions and ski patrolling = no bueno.

    Vuck Fail.
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    Bump So how long has the union locked the PC...

    Bump

    So how long has the union locked the PC patrol in at 17$ when Vail is now paying trollers 22?
  34. ...delete...

    ...delete...
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    Maybe she oughta switch to speed, eh?

    Maybe she oughta switch to speed, eh?
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    Atta girl. Toasting her with a cup of Joe.

    Atta girl.
    Toasting her with a cup of Joe.
  37. Haven't spoken with Willie yet, he's still in...

    Haven't spoken with Willie yet, he's still in hospital. So no facts from his perspective.
    I'll have more to say after speaking with him, but pretty sure y'all are expecting some wisdom from me so...
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    How bout them apples?

    How bout them apples?
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    ^ This. Demo the Snowbird team. Two birds, one...

    ^
    This. Demo the Snowbird team. Two birds, one stone.
    FS campground a mile below the parking lot. The Alpine campground; first come first serve...
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    Thanks for that, Bozo. Damn, she won today's...

    Thanks for that, Bozo.
    Damn, she won today's training by 3/4 of a second.
    Must be hungry.
    Wasn't she skiing fast DH like 5 years ago?
    Nice to see her fast again with the DH hiatus of late.
    Maybe...
  41. Or a heli with #s obscured...

    Or a heli with #s obscured...
  42. Buddy's pretty beat up, getting released...

    Buddy's pretty beat up, getting released tomorrow?
    He is a guide but don't want to speak for him 'til I speak with him. Don't know if he was working though it appears so.
    Maybe he'll interview with...
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    Am confused; they both ran the DH training this...

    Am confused; they both ran the DH training this morning, Shiff was 3rd and Vhlova was 23rd...
  44. East bowl burial is a buddy of mine. 8 feet 20...

    East bowl burial is a buddy of mine.
    8 feet 20 minutes.
    Glad to be able to love him alive again...
  45. Prolly oughta add that things worked smoother the...

    Prolly oughta add that things worked smoother the few years that they had enough staff that at least the core of the basin was open at 0900, or not at all cause of weather or mechanicals. Takes 8...
  46. Agree with the Norseman on this. Stupid as fuck...

    Agree with the Norseman on this.
    Stupid as fuck bad habit for the bird to have folks habituated to massive slope loads.
    One thing in new snow on moguls, another on a touchy or early season...
  47. wow

    wow
  48. get some

    get some
  49. Thanks for the change...

    Thanks for the change...
  50. Git sum...with caution 7" light density / no...

    Git sum...with caution
    7" light density / no wind.
    Rocks abound under the fluff...
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