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    My boss gave me an extra day off this week, it...

    My boss gave me an extra day off this week, it was today, added to my day off yesterday makes two closures out of my three day weekend, sometimes two out of three is, in fact, bad.
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    I chose to go back to bed when I got up at 8 am, ...

    I chose to go back to bed when I got up at 8 am, and that turned out to be a good idea. I'm profoundly disappointed that Snowbowl is closed today, but happily I have tomorrow off.

    I suppose I...
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    Yes, stupidly exhausting, if they were...

    Yes, stupidly exhausting, if they were carpenters, they'd blame the hammer when they hit their thumbs. Sigh.
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    I think that's fair to say.

    I think that's fair to say.
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    I knew it was going to be bad when I saw a car...

    I knew it was going to be bad when I saw a car with Minnesota plates coming down the road in MY lane, not down the middle, but fully in the uphill lane. They moved to the middle when they saw that I...
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    The parking robot had them stacked up to the top...

    The parking robot had them stacked up to the top of the road once I got up that far. So I smiled and after he walked past I drove down to the lot and found an empty space on the first lap around the...
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    Yeah, I've been thinking about all the places I...

    Yeah, I've been thinking about all the places I like to ski that I haven't even tried yet. I did a couple runs down through Windows today, and there were some good turns, but you have to keep...
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    The new snow was very good, however the base,...

    The new snow was very good, however the base, which had been pretty warm the past few days, was hardened and resisted edging. That said, w00t w00t for the freshies.
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    I was grumbling about it to the Mayoress...

    I was grumbling about it to the Mayoress yesterday, and she claimed this is an average season, the Mayor overheard, cringed, and gently suggested otherwise.
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    I'm actually considering going up there on a shit...

    I'm actually considering going up there on a shit show Saturday. I have Sunday off, but the new snow will be hammered flat, and scorched by the dreaded orb in the sky by then.
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    Well, the mountain was reset, the base is deeper,...

    Well, the mountain was reset, the base is deeper, and bomb proof. Now we just need it buried.

    It wasn't nearly as bad as I was thinking it might be. Super smooth chalky turns at the top of West...
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    My best day of the season so far, new wet snow...

    My best day of the season so far, new wet snow leached into the crusty leftovers, so it was soft and crunchy. There were no lift lines, and The Hoeman handed me a Kokane at the end of the day. Good...
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    Yeah, except when they don't have snow.

    Yeah, except when they don't have snow.
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    I got there around 1 pm today, and the lot was...

    I got there around 1 pm today, and the lot was full, but I found a skinny space that others passed by, and had a full 18" on each side! ;)

    I walked past the folks who skied Meadows on my way to...
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    Not bad, but there was a zipper crust, and no...

    Not bad, but there was a zipper crust, and no solid base yet, except heavy traffic areas, which is expected. There weren't too many people, and using my mask really didn't present any considerable...
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    Usually the bottleneck moves from Griz to LaVelle...

    Usually the bottleneck moves from Griz to LaVelle after a couple hours, then moves inside for lunch, after which it disappears, because many "powder day" skiers burn out because they don't ski except...
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    The profit margin on food and drink is small...

    The profit margin on food and drink is small compared to that of lift tickets. Snowbowl's profits for the year are primarily driven by the few days of the year when they sell large quantities of...
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    The snow makers I've known over the years at...

    The snow makers I've known over the years at Snowbowl (most of who were from New Hampshire) said it wasn't worth trying over 22 degrees. Very little of the terrain at Snowbowl even has hydrants for...
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    Very sorry to hear she went that way Kevo. That...

    Very sorry to hear she went that way Kevo. That just bites. :frown:
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    Say, for argument's sake, 25% of the...

    Say, for argument's sake, 25% of the asymptomatics who quick test positive, do self-isolate, and that precludes them from spreading it to a few others around them, that would represent an exponential...
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    Michael Mina has an article in the latest issue...

    Michael Mina has an article in the latest issue of Time. Of course, for those following this thread, and those seeking solutions to the pandemic this is not new, but it is good to see it coming up...
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    That would be Mark, though he usually paints them...

    That would be Mark, though he usually paints them black with a minimalistic pinstripe design. He finally stopped skiing them recently, now he skis old Snowrangers. He also takes ski tuning to the...
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    Snowbowl from my living room this morning: ...

    Snowbowl from my living room this morning:

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    Stuart Mountain snotel reporting 25 inches with...

    Stuart Mountain snotel reporting 25 inches with 30% snow density! Seems it's setting up into a bombproof base up top.
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    Or, so a corrupt narcissist in the highest office...

    Or, so a corrupt narcissist in the highest office couldn't control the outcome of the whole country's vote with corrupt appointees?
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    Well, two weeks until ski season, time to file my...

    Well, two weeks until ski season, time to file my edges, maybe bake some liners......
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    Hey Muddy! Well they might pair well, but I...

    Hey Muddy!

    Well they might pair well, but I never drink before skiing, and rarely during the ski day. This year I'm not planning to do much apres ski either.
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    Better take it seriously, Atlas knows, after all,...

    Better take it seriously, Atlas knows, after all, he's a radiologist.
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    Thanks Jenks, well played!

    Thanks Jenks, well played!
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    Hmmm, so you speak for "the outside world", and...

    Hmmm, so you speak for "the outside world", and assume that to be the superior position of knowing? Does that mean that a single person here can equally have superior knowing about "the outside...
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    Wow, that bites. Very sad to hear that. ...

    Wow, that bites. Very sad to hear that.

    Thank you for sharing your sorrow though; I often wince at how frivolously we have bandied about numbers and perspectives that are not directly informed...
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    Barge to the front? Don't you mean, do the...

    Barge to the front? Don't you mean, do the Snowbowl shuffle? :D
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    I just slice some potatoes and steam them while...

    I just slice some potatoes and steam them while I'm getting dressed and stretching, throw them in the skillet with some eggs (put gear in the car while they're frying), cover it in cheese, slather it...
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    The part of TV, where the southernmost run is...

    The part of TV, where the southernmost run is marked in the plan, is already pretty wide open, it also gets sun affected as the trees are wider apart on the southern aspect. There is a spur of that...
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    As I said, "...folks that don't have the skills...

    As I said, "...folks that don't have the skills to ski expert terrain are scared to go there... " :FIREdevil :):):)

    I'm not opposed to clearing dead fall, or brush whacking either, but I have...
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    Sigh, sounds like this will be the last great...

    Sigh, sounds like this will be the last great year on TV. Cutting runs on TV is so unnecessary, it will only serve to open the snow to sun. As it is, folks that don't have the skills to ski expert...
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    Seems to me that all mass gatherings are...

    Seems to me that all mass gatherings are potential super spreader events. However, there is a difference in who's responsible, between people gathering of their own accord in the streets, and...
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    While my beard does reach down to my package, I...

    While my beard does reach down to my package, I think I'll seek other methods of mask removal. ;)
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X8zlGN46oaM

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X8zlGN46oaM
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    In spite of his many years on Jeopardy, I always...

    In spite of his many years on Jeopardy, I always associate Alex with where he first came on my radar. Check out the righteous 'fro and porn star 'stache.

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    I plan on perfecting a method for removing a...

    I plan on perfecting a method for removing a frozen-on mask from my beard.

    Snowbowl pass is paid for, I'll mostly stay home on Saturdays, and try not to miss any days otherwise.
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    Nice not legal advice Root.

    Nice not legal advice Root.
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    Currently, Montana has a 24.9% positive test...

    Currently, Montana has a 24.9% positive test rate. Count your blessings Colorado.

    https://covidactnow.org/us/montana-mt?s=1273304
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    Not just a D-1 wrestler, an All-American. ...

    Not just a D-1 wrestler, an All-American.

    According to Cormier, Khabib did the mounted triangle instead of the arm bar because it was Khabib's father's favorite submission. Also, he didn't think...
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    Well, four and a half inches so far, and snowing...

    Well, four and a half inches so far, and snowing steady. Seems a bit too early to get excited though.

    For those new to the area. Please, stay off of Mount Jumbo.
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    One of the residents, of the group home I work...

    One of the residents, of the group home I work at, had to go to a nursing home because of infection following a knee replacement surgery. The nursing home now has 89 cases, including 30 staff. Our...
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    Agreed, criminal, but not surprising to me. When...

    Agreed, criminal, but not surprising to me. When Trump loses the election, look for him to roll out pardons for his cronies, who profited from the danger of the virus being hidden.
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    I saw it coming this spring, economy reopened...

    I saw it coming this spring, economy reopened right in time for tourist season (what a nice safe place for a vacation), plus the conservative doubters thinking it was over, as well as complacency of...
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    Exactly, it'll buff out.

    Exactly, it'll buff out.
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    Yeah, if you throw enough generalizations you can...

    Yeah, if you throw enough generalizations you can easily beat the crap out of this guy:

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