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    Went to Troncones / Saladita for about 5 years...

    Went to Troncones / Saladita for about 5 years running. Last visit was about 3 or 4 years ago unfortunately. I have the same misgivings about Cardon as LDD.

    We stayed in Troncones the first couple...
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    Personally, having skied the Alps for a couple...

    Personally, having skied the Alps for a couple years via London, if you are on the groomers there at all, ie w/ Fam, wife, etc. and it's not a 100 off-piste trip, then I want metal for my everyday...
  3. Thread: Ski Chile 2019

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    Ahh yes. I was in Las Lenas for the Santa Rosa...

    Ahh yes. I was in Las Lenas for the Santa Rosa that year. Vulcano got taken out by an Avi that bent a tower or 2. Marte ran for maybe 2.5 or 3.5 days.

    Was also there in '95 which also had a huge...
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    Sticky: I have a truck load of kids race skis to unload....

    I have a truck load of kids race skis to unload. Some new in the plastic and some used. I will list them here, can take pictures of the used stuff this weekend in Mammoth, but all the Nordica /...
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    Mini Comish is 10. Crushed me in slalom this...

    Mini Comish is 10. Crushed me in slalom this year, it was 50/50 in GS in the Village Championship series. I bet he gets me in all next year. I still have him in steeps and pow, but not for long....
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    Got on my new 184cm Wren 114's to enjoy the...

    Got on my new 184cm Wren 114's to enjoy the Mammoth pow day yesterday. Conditions were variable. Some places it had accumulated and covered up the firm base, others not so much. Definitely a bunch of...
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    They will run the lifts if the weather = wind...

    They will run the lifts if the weather = wind allows them to. Totally up to the weather gods, but they don't do the Squaw "I'm not gonna run some lifts because it's not crowded" program. If the wind...
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    Sounds good! You solo or with the fam? I'm likely...

    Sounds good! You solo or with the fam? I'm likely with the fam, but Mini Comish will want to ski the top the whole time so should work.
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    Team Comish will be out there for a family ski...

    Team Comish will be out there for a family ski w/e since we aren't doing the camp this weekend. Hoping it either warms up or stays cold. In between I'm thinking would be the worst... Interesting may!
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    Taking one off. Be there Memorial Day. Rare...

    Taking one off. Be there Memorial Day. Rare family ski weekend!
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    Still tons of snow. I think 4, 5, and 10 are...

    Still tons of snow. I think 4, 5, and 10 are highly likely for Mem. w/e. Plenty of snow. It's rediculously how much snow there still is.

    Huevos from the top was still doable. Hangers to World Cup...
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    Yep, your extra hour from NB is brutal, plus that...

    Yep, your extra hour from NB is brutal, plus that hour can easily grow with LA traffic. We are in Santa Monica. We typically leave between 6pm and 7pm. It's a late Friday night, but still works out. ...
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    Totally agree with this. LDD, Yep, it was...

    Totally agree with this.

    LDD, Yep, it was pretty cool to see the best in the world doing their thing. You doin that drive solo? If so, totally understand. Our game changer for me was swapping...
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    i will weigh in on the Wren 108 v 114 banter and...

    i will weigh in on the Wren 108 v 114 banter and confirm the above statement of you very likely won't need the 114 in the East. I was fine on the 108 in the west this year until Jackson got 24...
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    Yep, building a super park over by 5. They have...

    Yep, building a super park over by 5. They have usually done that in big springs. Pro only and accessed via 5. Sometimes they lead peons ride 5, sometimes not is my recollection. Plenty of snow and...
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    Yep. New owners, new insurance. Likely feel like...

    Yep. New owners, new insurance. Likely feel like they have to abide by the letter of the law due to liability.
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    ^^^ Awesome picts! Thanks for sharing! Spent...

    ^^^ Awesome picts! Thanks for sharing! Spent April 12-19th at mile 45, but were on the pass shortly before me so know what was there then.
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    If you scroll up you will find I had the same...

    If you scroll up you will find I had the same dealeo there as well. I think Mammoth Mountaineering is the only place in town for Shift mounts. Kitteridge doesn't have a jig. I ended up doing it...
  19. Email sent as well last night.

    Email sent as well last night.
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    So I have been debating this for a while and the...

    So I have been debating this for a while and the jury is still out for me. The Sumday after I bought them I scored Sugar Bowl country club style as I80 was closed in both directions. It was deeeep...
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    I gotta say, it's a difference beast than...

    I gotta say, it's a difference beast than anything I have experienced before, whether living in JH, skiing Mammoth, or Yurp.

    The scale and sustained steep pitch is insane. That leads to super high...
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    Yep. I agree with other posters that it's...

    Yep.

    I agree with other posters that it's likely the mount position of the BG's. Hence why I'm toying with going a bit further back. Like -1cm from the line? It is so close to what I want, but at...
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    Soli bindings, Doberman WC 130 boots, 5'9" 160. ...

    Soli bindings, Doberman WC 130 boots, 5'9" 160.

    Atlases have old Marker Duke's interestingly enough.
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    I had previously posted that I had bought 184cm...

    I had previously posted that I had bought 184cm BG's and am mounted 4mm in front of the line as I'm reusing holes. I felt I couldn't drive the tips like I wanted, but they are super quick in the pow,...
  25. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    Interesting. How many? Anyone see any...

    Interesting. How many?

    Anyone see any downsides to the payment plan?
  26. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    A line cutting "product" Fuck. At...

    A line cutting "product"

    Fuck.[/QUOTE]

    At Mammoth that is the Black Pass. It starts around $10k for 1 person for 1 year. F'n bananas...
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    Ted supposedly does coach, but not the session we...

    Ted supposedly does coach, but not the session we are looking at. Weibrecht is there that session. That said, with 40 kids, you aren't going to get a ton of either's time. They don't really say who...
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    Thanks for sharing your experience. Problem...

    Thanks for sharing your experience.

    Problem is the Tichy camp is full the week he could attend. Would you send your kids to Ligety again, if Tichy wasn't an option?
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    Yep, those bumps are super weird and not really...

    Yep, those bumps are super weird and not really that fun. Plenty of snow, but it's like a bunch of people just side slipped the Sh*t out of it. Really hard to make a smooth go of it. Mini Comish was...
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    Yep, we will be skiing until at least July 4th at...

    Yep, we will be skiing until at least July 4th at Mammoth. He is doing the Mammoth June camp through the team, but wants to do more. Haven't found any others there yet...

    Just curious, what makes...
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    Coming up on Friday. Not too many Trip reports or...

    Coming up on Friday. Not too many Trip reports or info being posted so just curious what it's been like.
  32. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    Interesting development it seems. JH says that if...

    Interesting development it seems. JH says that if you buy their season pass before Dec '19 you get a free Ikon base pass. That at least seems fair. Won't change the lines and grumbling too much, but...
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    Any updates from up that way?

    Any updates from up that way?
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    Super fun weekend, although Saturday kind blew,...

    Super fun weekend, although Saturday kind blew, literally. We bailed before anything interesting got open on Saturday.

    That night was the Mammoth Invitational, the big fundraiser for the...
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    Mt. Hood ski race camp suggestions?

    Mini Comish is interested in a Mt. Hood camp this summer. He is 10, will be a 2nd year U12 from the Mammoth team. He is doing a bunch of Mammoth Team camps this spring/summer as well. One of his...
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    FKNA!!! Love all he Euro stoke! Would love to do...

    FKNA!!! Love all he Euro stoke! Would love to do something like trip someday.

    Took the kids hiking into a hut last summer which was one of the highlights of our Swiss trip. It would be way more...
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    Well done TR! A blast from the past. I miss...

    Well done TR! A blast from the past. I miss these. They definitely take you away from your desk for a while and feed the dream! Miss that from the old skook TGR. Well played!

    Love my some Yurp...
  38. Anyone need some Marker Griffon's w/ 110mm...

    Anyone need some Marker Griffon's w/ 110mm brakes? Used about 2 or 3 days. Perfect condition. Took them off the Wren's so have them to sell. Governor's although lot's of interest, no one's wife has...
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    Wren's Sold
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    Got a Rancilio Rocky grinder since getting the...

    Got a Rancilio Rocky grinder since getting the right grind is at least 1/2 the battle. Bought a used Expobar Pulsar which has been awesome! Thing makes $$$ espresso, is reasonable on Ebay, pretty...
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    Bump.
  42. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    ^This is why we have dragged 3 kids across the...

    ^This is why we have dragged 3 kids across the pond a bunch of times. Only reason we don't at the moment is ski team and all the obligations and time we are paying for at Mammoth. The experience of...
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    Now that sounds like a lot of fun. Love Galzig...

    Now that sounds like a lot of fun. Love Galzig pow days! Sounds like the Arlberg is treating you ok. Sometimes the masses can be annoying, but there are some good peeps there. Have you pinged H-man?
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    Well of course there is only one pair in the bag....

    Well of course there is only one pair in the bag. :wink: Just make sure it's not too heavy and they won't look...
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    Late to this so sorry if I missed more details,...

    Late to this so sorry if I missed more details, but you can't get 2 pair in 1 ski bag? I almost always rolled with 2 pair to Yurp, even with new born twins in a double wide stroller! The weight was...
  46. Monday bump. Sent from my SM-G892A using...

    Monday bump.

    Sent from my SM-G892A using Tapatalk
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    Thanks for the response, appreciate it. Will do....

    Thanks for the response, appreciate it. Will do. I know I'm old skool and just loove driving the tips of a ski in pow!

    I think a wren 108 w/ Metal would be a great call. I have had some amazing...
  48. Had a question on the Marker Griffon's. They are...

    Had a question on the Marker Griffon's. They are this year's Sole ID model on the Wren's. So according to Marker, "Versatile Sole.ID system allows you to use alpine and WTR boots"
  49. Pics of Cochises added.

    Pics of Cochises added.
  50. FS Moment Governor's, ON3P Wren 108's, Scarpa Maestrale RS Gen1, Intuitions,

    186cm Moment Governor's, skied 5 to 10 days. $375 obo Bought brand new, mounted once for Soli old skool "power plus" (I think thats what they were called) plates. They can be moved approx. 2cm's. The...
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