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    An early/March corn session would be just fine by...

    An early/March corn session would be just fine by my book.


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    My solution to lift snacks for the SO. 365532

    My solution to lift snacks for the SO.

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    [QUOTE=garyfromterrace;6251647] Good points....

    Good points. We therefore need to elect our judges to ensure a fair trial of the slopes.

    Which mags would make up the 3-judge panel?
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    It’s quite something to read through this thread...

    It’s quite something to read through this thread while still kicking it on my F12 frame bindings.


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    [QUOTE=garyfromterrace;6251576 a. timed gate run...

    [QUOTE=garyfromterrace;6251576
    a. timed gate run (probably a GS type of course, non breakaway gates). Times are simply added up.
    b. free ski - first to the bottom of an agreed upon run (black...
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    Why arent Releasable poles straps the standard?

    The only carbon poles I’ve ever had were hand-me-downs. Always hated how they splintered at the worst possible time. At least when you break the metal ones there is a chance to fix it with a hose...
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    2012 Montana Conditions, Stoke and Whatev Thread

    The sky big had plenty of wind-buffed chalk on Sunday. Cold temps and sunny skies actually made it a fun time.

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    But man, I was quite shocked to see how the dynamic has changed down...
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    ^ looks quite acceptable. Will be at the Big...

    ^ looks quite acceptable. Will be at the Big Scree today, trying to squeeze in a full day before hauling up to Helena.

    I’ll be wearing a brown jacket, blue pants, and red goggles. Ask for change....
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    Ugh, I wish we could lap the bowl this weekend....

    Ugh, I wish we could lap the bowl this weekend. The lady has some family visiting the Big Scree for a week, and even though neither of us want to go we are making the journey since we haven’t seen...
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    Report: the bowl was great today. Snow has been...

    Report: the bowl was great today. Snow has been stacking up high, and the lower mountain crust is has been healed quickly.

    A little drifty in some areas.

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    Get out there and get in it...
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    This cold front came waaaay too late. Bummer. ...

    This cold front came waaaay too late. Bummer.

    The upper elevations seemed like they were spared from the temps, but not the wind.
    The lower elevations seemed like they were spared from the wind,...
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    Got the exact same skis last week right before my...

    Got the exact same skis last week right before my JH trip, and right out of the gate they were unbelievably fun to ski.

    Not too heavy/light for maneuvering, and not too stiff/flexible when...
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    Figure that this is a long shot, but are there...

    Figure that this is a long shot, but are there any mags out there with a Big sky discount ticket willing to sell it? The lady and I are due to ski there this coming Saturday, and the ticket prices...
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    For reals, and I was eyeing it up the entire time...

    For reals, and I was eyeing it up the entire time as well. Would rather risk the ire of ski patrol if I could make a short jump and dip into the woods, versus freeze my ass to the chairlift.
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    Looking forward to the next refresh, but there...

    Looking forward to the next refresh, but there are still some good turns to be found.

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    Thought that I’d finally pop my Lift Evac cherry today when I saw some guy get taken for a ride...
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    If they offered enough money, I bet they could get a lease for the land in the Evaro bowl. They'd have to do a silver mtn-type approach though if they were to have any hope of surviving.
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    After finishing the late night drive back, I can...

    After finishing the late night drive back, I can safely say that was one of the best visits I’ve had to the Tetons in a long time.

    The stoke from the previous week’s storm cycle left me convinced...
  18. Even in normal times, traveling to MT sucks....

    Even in normal times, traveling to MT sucks. Roads are terrible, there is never any good snow here, and it’s almost always too cold to enjoy yourself.

    You’d be better off on the west coast.
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    ^ Agreed. Had never read an Avvy incident report...

    ^ Agreed. Had never read an Avvy incident report from the NE area before, and yeah it seems like their forecasting office knew the guy on some kind of level. He probably submitted a lot of obs over...
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    WOOT WOOT! Nukin' in Missoula

    My god... that’s getting the full shaft.
  21. Reading through this thread over the past couple...

    Reading through this thread over the past couple weeks has been a wild trip. Emotionally taxing for sure, but the perspectives here along with the back-and-forths have been worth reading over and...
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    Who else bailed early today? I loaded on the...

    Who else bailed early today?

    I loaded on the first 20 or so chairs at griz, and was halfway up when the power cut out. Some kind of power surge (surprise, surprise). Snacked on leftover Bridge...
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    Woke up a little later than planned. The last and...

    Woke up a little later than planned. The last and I up, but the road hadn’t been sanded yet, especially the first section. This led to several people getting stuck at spots like the hairpin turn....
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    We could always take a page out of the UDOT book...

    We could always take a page out of the UDOT book and a stage a checkpoint at the mouth of the canyon...
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    Yeah, I was slightly impressed by how the SUV...

    Yeah, I was slightly impressed by how the SUV managed to hit them like that on the opposite side of the road. There was some utterly clueless lady standing outside I as drove by.
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    Drove past what I think was the head-on...

    Drove past what I think was the head-on collision. Didn’t look as bad as it could’ve been.

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    It was impressive how many poor drivers could not...

    It was impressive how many poor drivers could not handle the road today. The highlight of the drive down was the driver who plowed his truck into the ditch and tried to gun it out there, only to plow...
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    Victory went to the early-risers and...

    Victory went to the early-risers and strong-thighed shredders today. Everything skied well, and it was nice venturing deeper into the woods with some deep snow to boost the confidence. West bowl in...
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    My fiancée gave me one hell of a stink eye as I...

    My fiancée gave me one hell of a stink eye as I headed out this morning.


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    Looks likely to keep up through the rest of the...

    Looks likely to keep up through the rest of the week. I know that I shouldn't be optimistic, but the lower elevations need the snow, badly.
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    2012 Montana Conditions, Stoke and Whatev Thread

    Shoot, with a 1.5+ hour drive to the pass from missoula, it filters out a lot of people even from there. LT today was full of ranchers getting in some turns before calving season eats up their...
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    Lost Trail was a dime today. 9+ in the day before...

    Lost Trail was a dime today. 9+ in the day before set down the buffer layer. The report lied about the 1 inch overnight, with saddle skiing at about a foot of fresh and even deeper areas in the...
  33. Sounds like there is still merit in those who...

    Sounds like there is still merit in those who have decided to hold through the weekend:

    https://isthesqueezesquoze.com/
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    I'm all about the spuds, bud!

    I'm all about the spuds, bud!
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    Probably the biggest tragedy to befall MT skiers...

    Probably the biggest tragedy to befall MT skiers in the last decade. RIP moonlight, I'll always miss poaching the Big Scree from your ridge hike.
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    Colorado Weather Discussion Thread

    Wyoming is basically a buffer between CO and MT. It really shouldn’t even be a state anyway, and would be better off if it were divided up.

    - MT would get the Big Horn range down to the Wind...
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    Colorado Weather Discussion Thread

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    Meanwhile, on western side of the state, we are...

    Meanwhile, on western side of the state, we are clinging to the MT/ID border for decent skiing. Making the best with the sunny weather with a friend:

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    Got a little thicker lower down in...
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    That thing is really cool. Seems like an...

    That thing is really cool. Seems like an effective tool as well if you can just drag it up a slope. Why isn’t that used more often?
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    ^ at this point it’s a combination of “the more...

    ^ at this point it’s a combination of “the more the merrier” and “the sooner the better”. With restrictions starting to be lifted (too early IMO) and daily cases at a low point, we need to...
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    It’s one thing to drive an automatic with ski...

    It’s one thing to drive an automatic with ski boots, but driving a manual requires skill on another level.
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    359007 Lolo Pass has been fun this season, be...

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    Lolo Pass has been fun this season, be it BC skiing or skinny stickin’. It’s been a great place to get your winter fix when you get sick of the drier valleys.

    I guess I gotta be...
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    I think it's time to bump this thread...

    I think it's time to bump this thread...
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    When they had the parking attendants I felt as...

    When they had the parking attendants I felt as though the parking was better-packed. Haven't seem them around this year yet.

    Snowpark really has changed the dynamic of that mountain, especially...
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    This is such a great little rant. Most of the...

    This is such a great little rant.

    Most of the time I would ski over to phone booth, decide “fuck that icy scraped-off boilerplate”, and back out. Broom closet was always the preferred spot to get...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_u5LbmmlkFw

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_u5LbmmlkFw
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    Just wanted to take a minute here to give local...

    Just wanted to take a minute here to give local mag "Lawless" some major props for the hookup.

    My sincerest thanks to him for being generous, especially during a season such as this.

    May your...
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    Looks like they managed to avoid the worst of the...

    Looks like they managed to avoid the worst of the pineapple express. The moose creek snotel barely nudged over 32F at 6200ft for a little while, same with saddle mtn site.
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    It's raining in the mountains here overnight, and...

    It's raining in the mountains here overnight, and this ^ is the kind of uplift I needed this morning. Thanks Bmills.

    And +1 on night skiing. I wish it was more popular in the west.
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    This storm feels like a punch in the gut right...

    This storm feels like a punch in the gut right now.
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