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  1. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    And only starting next Monday, IIRC.

    And only starting next Monday, IIRC.
  2. Happy to hear that the other side of the crisis...

    Happy to hear that the other side of the crisis provided happiness. Keep kicking life's ass.
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    Yep. Sucks.

    Yep. Sucks.
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    I was the fourth car stopped on 20. Shouldn't...

    I was the fourth car stopped on 20. Shouldn't have stopped for dinner. Turned around, waiting at Nevada City. Sounds like it's moving over the summit, albeit slowly.
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    That's consistent with Caltrans...

    That's consistent with Caltrans and CHP.
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    We aim to please.

    We aim to please.
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    In that case, I'd call ahead and see which one...

    In that case, I'd call ahead and see which one can get the mount done on the schedule that works for you and confirm pricing.

    Good jigs do make the process fairly idiot-proof. But they keep...
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    I've used REI in San Carlos and Any Mountain in...

    I've used REI in San Carlos and Any Mountain in Redwood City without incident. The only issue I've ever had was in Tahoe.

    In my experience, as long as you're looking for a relatively standard...
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    Late to the party. Sorry. Troy's plan, as of...

    Late to the party. Sorry.

    Troy's plan, as of last Labor Day, includes two lifts. He wants to build out the existing towers, which will get his homeowners to the top of KT, and to build a second...
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    Oh, I remember. I just don't picture them...

    Oh, I remember. I just don't picture them turning Squalpine into another Yellowstone Club. That's what White Wolf will be for.
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    I guess teleportation is another option to get...

    I guess teleportation is another option to get people from the remote overflow lot... but then, they wouldn't need to park there.
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    My post was unclear so I went back to edit: ...

    My post was unclear so I went back to edit:



    As long as they continue to use the former Powder Bowl base area as overflow parking, they're going to need to have a shuttle.
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    And Gold was only $850 until late March or mid...

    And Gold was only $850 until late March or mid April, I forget which.


    This is where there are increases, especially the surprising termination of the senior discount. (Although maybe not...
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    Hell, even skiing with just a beacon makes sense....

    Hell, even skiing with just a beacon makes sense. The sooner you're found, the better off you're going to be.

    RIP.
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    Fuck. How did you learn that it's a patroller...

    Fuck.

    How did you learn that it's a patroller rather than a customer? Not challenging, just want to know. And want to check whether it's anyone I know.



    And vice versa. Although this was...
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    Good choices. I'd be tempted by the Head Kore 105...

    Good choices. I'd be tempted by the Head Kore 105 too, but I haven't skied it.
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    Don't be silly - why do you think it's called...

    Don't be silly - why do you think it's called tourist season?


    Far East too.

    Poulsen's and the rest of the stuff in that area can be super fun on a storm day, but I'd be worried about hitting...
  18. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    Well then, he obviously mustn't be.

    Well then, he obviously mustn't be.
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    Yeah - BEST friends on a powder day.

    Yeah - BEST friends on a powder day.
  20. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    Yep. And IIRC, Alpine hit $1200ish before Vail...

    Yep. And IIRC, Alpine hit $1200ish before Vail started the pass wars.

    That said, day tickets were like $70 at Squaw, $55 or $60 at Alpine. So you had to ski 20-25 days before paying by the...
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    I think I speak for all of us when I say: Go...

    I think I speak for all of us when I say: Go fuck yourself.

    In a really jealous voice.
  22. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    Not to mention, they announced during Outdoor...

    Not to mention, they announced during Outdoor Retailer. Judging from the Pugs posts, they had a significant presence there, with faux passes.

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    Phil says they've been told...
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    Note the source: NOAA/NWS. I know that the...

    Note the source: NOAA/NWS. I know that the Alpine number is consistent with the remote readings, and presumably not based on the marketing department's wishes.
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    NOAA remote sensor at the base of Alpine Meadows...

    NOAA remote sensor at the base of Alpine Meadows is reporting a consolidated base depth increase of 20" over the course of 30 hours.

    http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/rev/remotedata/newalpbas.php
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    Might want to post here:...

    Might want to post here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/TruckeeTahoePeople/
  26. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    The PNW too. Hoping that will be augmented.

    The PNW too. Hoping that will be augmented.
  27. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    https://www.ikonpass.com/en/faq says no:

    https://www.ikonpass.com/en/faq says no:
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    I have mine sitting in my car. Can't decide...

    I have mine sitting in my car. Can't decide whether to test it on my new Enforcer Pros or on an existing ski.
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    Certainly plausible.

    Certainly plausible.
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    It looks like Juice is not only still on the...

    It looks like Juice is not only still on the market, but they've developed a new formula. So unlikely that they're the same.
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    Heads up to Peninsula mags: Any Mountain in...

    Heads up to Peninsula mags:

    Any Mountain in Redwood City has some good prior season stuff on sale, including 190 Squad 7s and 179 Pettitors for $270.
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    To be clear, we give no fiznucks whatsoever -...

    To be clear, we give no fiznucks whatsoever - flying, running, swimming, stationary... and most certainly, not a single skiing fiznuck.
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    They did my Salomon QSTs last year. Damned fine...

    They did my Salomon QSTs last year. Damned fine work.

    Also, Jim Fowler and the Puglieses are now at Blue Zone in the former Porter's.
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    District Court opinion granting summary judgment...

    District Court opinion granting summary judgment that the ski area was not liable: https://www.casemine.com/judgement/us/5914b168add7b04934759353

    Earliest coverage I can find of the father's other...
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    Nice shot from Squaw PR of patrol heading out of...

    Nice shot from Squaw PR of patrol heading out of the Funitel this morning.

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    https://squawalpine.com/explore/blog/opening-day-operations-squaw-valley
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    I think you just won the internet.

    I think you just won the internet.
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    Jealous.

    Jealous.
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    Anyone going to the Warren Miller flick in...

    Anyone going to the Warren Miller flick in Redwood City tonight?

    I know, I know.
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    ^^ What they said. And not to mention, starting...

    ^^ What they said. And not to mention, starting a new TV show on NBC to boot!
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    Well said. I don't think many of my skis make it...

    Well said. I don't think many of my skis make it more than 30 days without enough of an impact to merit a light grind.
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    Tahoe-area NSP course signup is online here: ...

    Tahoe-area NSP course signup is online here: https://goo.gl/forms/KxF2qPjZpL4E2zvA3

    These are open to the public. Course descriptions here: ...
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    They're suggesting every 30 days on snow.

    They're suggesting every 30 days on snow.
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    Naah I'm good.

    Naah I'm good.
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    Yeah, that's the $64,000 question. That, and...

    Yeah, that's the $64,000 question. That, and what about residual wax in existing skis?

    I bought one. I figure I'll try it on a pair and see what I think. The question is whether to try it on a...
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    Since they're supposed to ship a month from...

    Since they're supposed to ship a month from today, I doubt that they "need" to raise anything for it. It's good promotion.

    Although if they'd failed to make that target (they already have), it...
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    Interesting. Definitely could be related.

    Interesting. Definitely could be related.
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    One of my kids raced on a used junior pair of...

    One of my kids raced on a used junior pair of those GS for a couple of seasons. They railed.
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    Every 30 days with a particular pair doesn't...

    Every 30 days with a particular pair doesn't bother me. I probably do that already.



    Descriptions seem pretty different. Looks like Juice is an apply-and-go overlay; Phantom needs to penetrate...
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    That was the best explanation I could derive.

    That was the best explanation I could derive.
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    I find the idea of bringing a Volkl Shiro to...

    I find the idea of bringing a Volkl Shiro to Northstar inherently amusing.
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