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    Our fund was used more for bail people out.....

    Our fund was used more for bail people out.....
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    Gees, we didn't even have a stereo in our patrol...

    Gees, we didn't even have a stereo in our patrol room.....
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    So, what are you going to do Jerlane? All I can...

    So, what are you going to do Jerlane? All I can tell you is that heliskiing is addictive.
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    Do your homework, call the opperation and ask. I...

    Do your homework, call the opperation and ask. I have found most opperations are more to talk with you or email with you about skis. Most will even reserve skis for you.
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    Approximately 415 days of heliskiing (Canada,...

    Approximately 415 days of heliskiing (Canada, Colorado, New Zealand) and ski plane skiing (New Zealand and Baffin Island).
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    https://www.heliskihistory.com/evolutions ...

    https://www.heliskihistory.com/evolutions

    Skis: I highly suggest that you use the heliski operations skis. You want the best “fat ski” that they have. It is a good idea to find out what brands and...
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    416294

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    March 20, 2016

    March 20, 2016
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    Yup!!

    Yup!!
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    You won't know the snow conditions until you get...

    You won't know the snow conditions until you get there. Spend some time poking around (i.e., digging).
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    It requires a real helicopter to lift the RECCO...

    It requires a real helicopter to lift the RECCO antenna. It would take a drone the size of a ASTAR helicopter to do the job, so might as well use a real helicopter.
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    Here is some information about A3's Kingery...

    Here is some information about A3's Kingery award. BERNIE KINGERY AWARD
    Recognizes sustained career contributions by dedicated avalanche field professionals. Candidates are primarily engaged in...
  13. Interesting "review." ...

    Interesting "review."

    https://www.vaildaily.com/news/new-book-powder-days-uses-vail-and-beaver-creek-as-a-backdrop/
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    or Loveland?

    or Loveland?
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    Did you get that from MacGyver?

    Did you get that from MacGyver?
  16. Resort pursuing legal action against skiers for poaching powder

    https://www.outtherecolorado.com/news/resort-pursuing-legal-action-against-skiers-that-stole-fresh-tracks-on-powder-day/article_a751ad26-9a46-11ec-9ba8-177cd1e53901.html?utm_source=Master&utm_campaign...
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    Lucky to survive

    https://www.durangoherald.com/articles/man-seriously-injured-in-avalanche-saturday-in-la-plata-mountains/
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    https://purcellheliskiing.com/wp-content/uploads/2...

    https://purcellheliskiing.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/5-Things-to-Know-Handbook.pdf
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    https://www.heliskihistory.com/evolutions

    https://www.heliskihistory.com/evolutions
  20. Thread: Tenth fatality

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    Tenth fatality

    https://avalanche.state.co.us/caic/acc/acc_report.php?acc_id=806&accfm=rep&fbclid=IwAR1-Y-phY6rGgmGmUzGeRwjFunj4b1IAEoC0Dv_b83XtqmhIzZMSZ8uiomc
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    I know Nick and Mary Logan. I worked with Nick at...

    I know Nick and Mary Logan. I worked with Nick at CAIC. Great people.
  22. I would have lost it with the agent.

    I would have lost it with the agent.
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    A lot of VR employees park there. Its a stupid...

    A lot of VR employees park there. Its a stupid idea to remove the frontage road parking.
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    https://www.vaildaily.com/news/video-450-cars-line...

    https://www.vaildaily.com/news/video-450-cars-line-south-frontage-road-in-vail/

    ...and some jerk on the Vail city council wants to make this a no parking zone, because he this it makes Vail look...
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    404461404461

    404461404461
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    404164 Monty opening a box of shells.

    404164

    Monty opening a box of shells.
  27. https://www.vaildaily.com/opinion/letter-better-si...

    https://www.vaildaily.com/opinion/letter-better-signage-please/
  28. Vail removes double black diamond run from area.

    https://www.vaildaily.com/news/vail-mountain-removes-double-black-diamond-run-the-narrows-from-ski-area/
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    Study on Colorado S&R report

    https://www.outtherecolorado.com/news/study-on-colorado-search-and-rescue-reveals-1-587-out-of-pocket-cost-per-volunteer/article_6bedec2e-805e-11ec-80e7-ebb9b5020e86.html?utm_source=Master&utm_campaig...
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    I still have my old red CAIC jacket, because I...

    I still have my old red CAIC jacket, because I had to pay for it out of my own pocket. This was back in the day of the bake sales to make budget. I ware it now and then. But, it only has a small CAIC...
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    Backlash Against Vail Resorts

    https://www.outtherecolorado.com/news/backlash-against-vail-resorts-growing-among-skiers-and-snowboarders-across-the-country/article_52266f93-739b-56a2-8308-108d55329b02.html?utm_source=Master&utm_cam...
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    This is another reason why I don't ski stuff like...

    This is another reason why I don't ski stuff like this any more.
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    Impersonating Ski Patrol

    https://www.outtherecolorado.com/news/person-reportedly-impersonating-ski-patrol-at-colorado-resort/article_8984c55e-7f97-11ec-9be3-fb2522f32266.html?utm_source=Master&utm_campaign=9873386925-Daily+Ne...
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    402783

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    When I worked for the CAIC and took...

    When I worked for the CAIC and took courses/classes out into the field, I knew I was "the guide" that had to be as close to perfect as I could be. I always asked my students to question what I was...
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    Stormy day yesterday. I skiing single. I get on...

    Stormy day yesterday. I skiing single. I get on the chair with two guys. Their dressed in non-flash or fancy brand jackets and their skis look very used and non-rental type. So, I ask them, "Are you...
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    Yeah! That's way too close for my comfort zone....

    Yeah! That's way too close for my comfort zone....
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    Do you think so?

    Do you think so?
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    I'm also a member of that club.....

    I'm also a member of that club.....
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    Maybe you should go and FIND OUT what the Flight...

    Maybe you should go and FIND OUT what the Flight For Life/Loveland Ski Patrol/Alpine Rescue Team was actually doing today down in Dry Gulch. Pull your head out of your ass and check out the channel 4...
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    Maybe you should go and FIND OUT what the Flight...

    Maybe you should go and FIND OUT what the Flight For Life/Loveland Ski Patrol/Alpine Rescue Team was actually doing today down in Dry Gulch. Pull your head out of your ass and check out the channel 4...
  42. Yup!

    Yup!
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    East Vail Chutes = recently and history

    Avalanche in East Vail chutes reported on same day as China Bowl opening | VailDaily.com

    https://www.vaildaily.com/news/avalanche-in-east-vail-chutes-reported-on-same-day-as-china-bowl-opening/
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    I'll pass on being in this guys group.

    I'll pass on being in this guys group.
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    I don't think so......

    I don't think so......
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    https://arc.lib.montana.edu/snow-science/objects/I...

    https://arc.lib.montana.edu/snow-science/objects/ISSW16_P3.48.pdf
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    I used to sell fieldbooks via Hacksaw Publishing....

    I used to sell fieldbooks via Hacksaw Publishing. Its now out of business; American's apparently don't like to use pre-printed snowpit field books. Any way, I had a small group avalanche rescue...
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    I think you'd have a better chance of success...

    I think you'd have a better chance of success starting a heliski operation then starting a new ski area.
  49. Thanks.

    Thanks.
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    Frankly, folks should join the Friends of CAIC...

    Frankly, folks should join the Friends of CAIC and get the better forecast. http://avalanche.state.co
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