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  1. 316413 very relaxing day out there.

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    very relaxing day out there.
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    in reality, a significant percentage of visitors...

    in reality, a significant percentage of visitors book long weekend trips flying thursday-tuesday, or they drive in over the weekend. since you're in truckee, I guess everything except SLC is probably...
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    yeah flying to denver to drive here is crazy,...

    yeah flying to denver to drive here is crazy, unless you're doing an extended ikon road trip beginning and ending at DIA. is it a hard and fast rule that rental SUVs or fleet vehicles are the only...
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    I realize that, but it's escalated dramatically...

    I realize that, but it's escalated dramatically this year. which makes sense, since the barrier to entry has gone way down. and I wish you all no ill will for taking advantage of the megapass. the...
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    absolutely. frankly, I lack all respect for ikon...

    absolutely. frankly, I lack all respect for ikon passholders from CO who DONT take advantage of their free days at JHMR, even if I don't like the aggregate impact. driving 287 from rawlins thru...
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    generally speaking, east coasters and...

    generally speaking, east coasters and midwesterners are booking further in advance and spending more money at the resort, and more likely to bend over and pay window rate. if I had to take a wild...
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    yes, absolutely had same impression in deep chop....

    yes, absolutely had same impression in deep chop. that wasn't the part that got me excited. I guess there had to be at least one drawback to the light weight, and maybe really strong balanced skiers...
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    keep in mind ive skied the 188 corvus for one day...

    keep in mind ive skied the 188 corvus for one day and my impressions are obviously limited and definitely mixed in regards to pow performance. early in the morning I had them in really deep upside...
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    took out my new used 188s for the first time and...

    took out my new used 188s for the first time and love them. really unique feel. snappy is definitely the word. they are powerful and supportive, but their flex and lower weight just allows for a...
  10. I'm not surprised you didn't hear many people...

    I'm not surprised you didn't hear many people complaining about ikon in january, because believe it or not, most of us kinda get tired of ikon bashing, at least when we're offline. we go out and ski...
  11. wstdeep's response is on the money. basically, if...

    wstdeep's response is on the money. basically, if they sold enough window-rate lift passes or assorted discounted pass products to create those lines, they'd be raking in the cash. but they're not...
  12. I don't want to complain too much because we all...

    I don't want to complain too much because we all know, and I need to stop being negative, but it was necessary for the crowds to get way worse this february if JHMR management is going to be...
  13. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    fuck, you really are a troll. an artful, almost...

    fuck, you really are a troll. an artful, almost scientific troll, but also you spend way too much time crafting this douchey persona for the lolz. the attention to detail, the realism, it would be...
  14. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    jesus christ man chase was definitely at JH...

    jesus christ man

    chase was definitely at JH today
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    buy em for the lolz. bring smiles to peoples...

    buy em for the lolz. bring smiles to peoples faces at the hill
  16. yeah those were some wild lift lines right before...

    yeah those were some wild lift lines right before opening. did not go oob, but after being up high early, I actually had the most fun bouncing thru pleasant soft chop and pow bumps in some mid...
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    danno, as a single man with no kids who knows...

    danno, as a single man with no kids who knows nothing of your life or your wife, I do understand that life decisions may not be as simple as they seem to me. but please, say fuck it and pull that...
  18. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    remember, when there's no lodging, you can always...

    remember, when there's no lodging, you can always rent a sprinter camper van in denver or SLC (ask for ikon #stormchaser discounts) and camp in a grocery store parking lot for just $33/night plus...
  19. no consensus yet. like anywhere, a foot of dense...

    no consensus yet. like anywhere, a foot of dense snow is often enough to cover up shitty crusts, but I remember a day last year where my first run down the granny chutes had me blinded by 16 inches...
  20. [QUOTE=schwerty;5880439]^^. That means it’s time...

    [QUOTE=schwerty;5880439]^^. That means it’s time to go fishin’.

    Koko - maybe we should bump down Casper a couple times Saturday ]

    saturday is gonna be a midge feeding frenzy from 11:00-3:00...
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    hell yeah buddy. I have a big one from allposters...

    hell yeah buddy. I have a big one from allposters at my place. I saw a variation of the St Anton snow bunny at the poster shop in aspen, but it was allegedly a high-quality original for $3k, so I...
  22. good shit steve. come to think of it, years ago,...

    good shit steve. come to think of it, years ago, when I was a frontline employee forcing patrons to sign liablity waivers, some lawyer signed the form, but added his own text above the signature: ...
  23. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    when you say the Uber model, you mean losing...

    when you say the Uber model, you mean losing billions in the hopes that somehow you corner the market and hold out until self-driving car technology arrives to save your fucked balance sheet? alterra...
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    quoted for god damn truth. and as harry said, who...

    quoted for god damn truth. and as harry said, who gives a shit if home prices go down as a result of a govt. policy? big problem in this country is that so many homeowners think they are legally...
  25. I am not a lawyer either, but I think that by...

    I am not a lawyer either, but I think that by getting someone to purchase an uphill pass and sign the agreement, you can get that individual to agree to a 2+ page list of legalese that assigns all...
  26. I was raised in a good household, so obviously I...

    I was raised in a good household, so obviously I saw Holy Grail and Life of Brian at a young age, and I consider myself privileged for that, since there's somehow a sizable population of my peers...
  27. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    I imagine you're a reasonably smart person who...

    I imagine you're a reasonably smart person who can grasp complexity. but you seem to be trying very hard to not understand the basic arguments people are making, or to grasp that perhaps the...
  28. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    of course you and benny love the ikon pass,...

    of course you and benny love the ikon pass, because it's an all-you-can-ski-buffet. it's making it unsustainably cheap for long-time skiers like you--that doesn't mean it's cheap for a 35yo dad to...
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    a great tip with allposters is that if you sign...

    a great tip with allposters is that if you sign up for their email blasts, you'll discover that they're running 50% off specials 50% of the time.
  30. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    cheap megapasses are unsustainable, at least in...

    cheap megapasses are unsustainable, at least in the current duopoly form, and they directly contribute to high daily rates. really sweet deal for motivated long-time skiers in cities or living near...
  31. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    this year's pass isn't going on sale again. last...

    this year's pass isn't going on sale again. last year, they started selling 19/20 passes on March 5th, but only a handful of resorts allowed spring access, and for most of those resorts, access...
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    for my home resort, temporary base tents have...

    for my home resort, temporary base tents have been a good temporary band-aid for overcrowding at base facilities. alterra fucked up and should do whatever they can on all aspects of overcrowding. my...
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    as far as base lodges are concerned, in the short...

    as far as base lodges are concerned, in the short term, it may be possible to set up heated tents to help mitigate overcrowding. Although I enjoy following the situation over there, I'm completely...
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    have you had a chance to ski the new corvus yet?...

    have you had a chance to ski the new corvus yet? I'm falling out of love with last year's cochises, and it sounds like the corvus might offer a lot of the good things about the cochise while...
  35. crowds nice and light this morning. got some...

    crowds nice and light this morning. got some really choice runs in before work. walk-on bridger makes that easy. that's the JH I fell in love with. if it breaks blue tomorrow, some fun will be had...
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    310380 man it sounds like this weekend was rough...

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    man it sounds like this weekend was rough up there. saw this post in the cringey gaper ikon passholders FB group just now...in an odd twist, ikon guy blames overcrowding shitshow on crystal...
  37. the pass slide was set off by non-native...

    the pass slide was set off by non-native superwolves imported from northern canada.

    tits deep in a variety of places, but I was amazed by R bowl. i choked on pow. first run today had to be the...
  38. if anyone has a problem with the idaho/oregon...

    if anyone has a problem with the idaho/oregon stop, I wonder if they've ever actually ridden a bike on a city/town street. it's just common sense. we need wyoming to adopt the rules now too, because...
  39. had to work today, but made it to the king...

    had to work today, but made it to the king mid-day. not bad at all. not bad at all. RPK forecast looks real nice for the village.
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    309414 what a place. enjoyed some choice hanging...

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    what a place. enjoyed some choice hanging valley laps on thursday and steeplechase friday in between railing groomers with the family. it skied far deeper than I expected in some spots....
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    coming in tomorrow for a quick trip, haven't...

    coming in tomorrow for a quick trip, haven't skied your mountains in 5 years. PUMPED. flying out at 5:00pm friday, so I should catch a good chunk of the storm, but I would not mind if my flight is...
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    thanks for sharing. seeing my family in the...

    thanks for sharing. seeing my family in the mountains in the next few days and I'll remember to take more photos. I love seeing the alpenhof looking just the same as it does today!
  43. cy, absolutely keep doing posting that stoke....

    cy, absolutely keep doing posting that stoke. solid work on 4 hour, and snow conditions look wonderful. did you dig a pit? I'm guessing that weak layers were less of a concern with the southern...
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    bump, because without any major snow on the...

    bump, because without any major snow on the horizon in my neck of the woods, this is the type of ski porn I want to watch
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    if you just want to rent and not buy, call teton...

    if you just want to rent and not buy, call teton bc rentals. those guys are cool. guessing you already know that because of google and all.
  46. do it. for a short trip up from denver, yes,...

    do it. for a short trip up from denver, yes, conditions are definitely tolerable for that. you aren't gonna be skiing the hobacks/lower faces, and you might clip a few rocks, but there is some...
  47. 307199 elk refuge sleigh ride is surprisingly...

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    elk refuge sleigh ride is surprisingly cool if you aren't used to seeing wildlife up close. outside of the holidays, you can do a walk-in without waiting too long, but you can call to reserve...
  48. 60% increase in Ikon sales? fuuuuucckkkk. bad...

    60% increase in Ikon sales? fuuuuucckkkk. bad news for me as an ornery JHMR passholder, but it's interesting that epic pass is also up 22%. they are probably cannibalizing the shit out of multi-day...
  49. I'm with the bean counters on this one, even if...

    I'm with the bean counters on this one, even if they are conspiring to besmirch the good name of inbounds skinners. it's absurd that anyone would argue they have any right to skin up a USFS ski lease...
  50. JHMR doesn't allow uphill access at all, which I...

    JHMR doesn't allow uphill access at all, which I think is absolutely the right policy during the ski season. However, I find it frustrating that they restrict access to inbounds terrain in April/May...
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