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    From my own experience here in Bend, there are a...

    From my own experience here in Bend, there are a lot of people who had very good careers in all sorts of different industries. Certainly tech, but also in the legal profession, energy sectors, and...
  2. Yep, have had the experience on multiple...

    Yep, have had the experience on multiple occasions after some deep storm totals and somewhat touchy snow pack, where patrol got some decent results during their control work.
  3. LOL. It was a powder day. Every one brought out...

    LOL. It was a powder day. Every one brought out there big boy and girl powder skis to shred that 3" of Central Oregon blower pow.

    I'm chomping at the bit for Thursday...back to the old stomping...
  4. Haven't seen Shasta yet. Should have named him...

    Haven't seen Shasta yet. Should have named him Tumalo or Cinder though.
  5. You've obviously never hiked the King while fat...

    You've obviously never hiked the King while fat and out of shape. Otherwise you would know it takes an additional 18-20 minutes to hike to the top. (This doesn't include the 5-7 minutes it takes to...
  6. Yeah, I've had some fogging issues with the Vice...

    Yeah, I've had some fogging issues with the Vice and the Haber fan. I have to really manage my body heat when the temps are in the upper 20's. But I really like that Chromapop Storm lens on that...
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    Well, you have all that CCP money desperately...

    Well, you have all that CCP money desperately trying to get out of that country. Vancouver seems to be a good place for the well connected Communist Chinese to move their money to for safe keeping.
  8. Storm lens FTW.

    Storm lens FTW.
  9. Rode the lift a few weeks back with someone from...

    Rode the lift a few weeks back with someone from Park City. I mentioned the word rime, and she asked what that was. About 20 seconds later we hit the rime, and her goggles rimed up. I said, "that's...
  10. He just laughed. I will hopefully repay him later...

    He just laughed. I will hopefully repay him later this week and get a lap or two out Southback way if chair 6 be running at Xtal later this week. (And my back cooperates.)
  11. Just sore and stiff. Mostly the lower back which...

    Just sore and stiff. Mostly the lower back which got torqued hard when my left ski tip dove under. Thank god for correct binding release settings! Otherwise I would probably be complaining about a...
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    Okay, which one of you mags wrote this? Confess!...

    Okay, which one of you mags wrote this? Confess!

    ...
  13. Vibes! No skiing for me today. I tomahawked...

    Vibes!

    No skiing for me today. I tomahawked off a cornice yesterday. Okay, it was more like a wind drift. Head first. Nothing like the sound our your neck going snap, crackle, pop! Luckily I...
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    Volcanic ash?

    Volcanic ash?
  15. Found some mid morning powder. Fairly light and...

    Found some mid morning powder. Fairly light and lift lines were tolerable.

    https://i.ibb.co/K70LYmx/F3147-CC3-7022-4820-AEF5-29635852-F570.jpg
  16. Install some razor wire or electric fencing...

    Install some razor wire or electric fencing (solar powered of course)
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  18. Thread: Shiffrin

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    Bummer for O'brien. She was up by about .11 going...

    Bummer for O'brien. She was up by about .11 going into the last 4-5 gates and then, oops! I think that will giver her a lot of confidence to charge hard for the rest of the season.
  19. That's hysterical. Good on Snowbird for the...

    That's hysterical. Good on Snowbird for the funnies.
  20. I say nuke Mt Hood from orbit, just to be sure.

    I say nuke Mt Hood from orbit, just to be sure.
  21. Definitely lots of CA and WA plates in the...

    Definitely lots of CA and WA plates in the Bachelor parking lot this winter. Among some other East Coast plates I have seen this season.
  22. Seems to be par for the course this year with...

    Seems to be par for the course this year with weekday lift lines when the conditions are stellar. Parents who WFH take the kids out of school for a day.

    When's spring break for the PNW schools?...
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    DCA? Interesting that Buffett bought a whole...

    DCA?

    Interesting that Buffett bought a whole big bunch of CVX. Wonder if he thought timing was right to get in now before the world's economies start to possibly get back on track?
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    LOL! Glad I hadn't taking a sip of coffee, or it...

    LOL! Glad I hadn't taking a sip of coffee, or it would have been all over my keyboard.
  25. I can envision the interview going something like...

    I can envision the interview going something like this:

    "last year I was at Beaver Creek, and they had cookies at the end of the day. I'm here at Stevens, which Vail bought, and NO COOKIES!"
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    How does that work with zoning not being...

    How does that work with zoning not being enforced? Are developers/new construction types just throwing a few dollars at the city/county council/boards and building whatever they want? Or do they...
  27. That's a tough situation for the patrollers and...

    That's a tough situation for the patrollers and lift mechanics. VR will slow walk the talks and try and wear down the union folks. That's what happens when you essentially end up with a couple large...
  28. What about a chest pack? I'm sure that would blow...

    What about a chest pack? I'm sure that would blow his head.right.clean.off.
    ...
  29. Thread: Shiffrin

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    Her Super G run had her a little over 2 seconds...

    Her Super G run had her a little over 2 seconds back of the men, who ran the same course. Not too shabby.
  30. Vibes ++++!

    Vibes ++++!
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    Hadn't seen this posted yet. Be careful out there...

    Hadn't seen this posted yet. Be careful out there amongst the trees.

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/missing-snowboarder-found-dead-tree-191154508.html

    Maddie Capron
    Mon, February 15, 2021, 11:11...
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    But with the price tag of an Explorer.

    But with the price tag of an Explorer.
  33. 80 mph winds and iced lifts at Bachy. The storm...

    80 mph winds and iced lifts at Bachy. The storm bringeth, and the storm leaveth...a cold, frozen mess.
  34. Any Portland mags go x-country skiing this...

    Any Portland mags go x-country skiing this weekend?

    https://www.kgw.com/article/news/local/skiers-take-over-nw-portland-for-stumptown-birkebeiner-race/283-c437b1f4-94c3-4ff7-b871-049f1c5c8867
  35. Long lift lines and deep pow lines were the order...

    Long lift lines and deep pow lines were the order of the day at Bachelor. Only run that was subpar was the rime run to the parking lot at 12:30pm to call it a day.
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    Seems like the move is to really small twin turbo...

    Seems like the move is to really small twin turbo 4 bangers by the auto industry. Might as well by an EV these days.
  37. The time to talk about new ski areas was during...

    The time to talk about new ski areas was during the Trump years. If Trump could get National Monument status repealed, sell off oil, gas, timber and mining rights on fed lands; then anyone who wanted...
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    Damn, that looks really nice.

    Damn, that looks really nice.
  39. 4 drifts in Troutdale ...

    4 drifts in Troutdale

    https://i.ibb.co/CMj6SfW/6349314881.jpg
  40. Looks like the place to be maybe? High winds have...

    Looks like the place to be maybe? High winds have West Village side of Bachy closed. No skiing for me today. Just lots of shoveling of relative's, driveways.
  41. 18f in town, and 30f on the mtn. So hopefully...

    18f in town, and 30f on the mtn. So hopefully that warm air gets pushed out of here and pronto!

    No resy for Saturday but I'm going to hopefully snag one. Currently have a Sunday reservation so not...
  42. Currently sunny and snowing in SE Bend. Go...

    Currently sunny and snowing in SE Bend. Go figure. Will have to keep any eye on snow depth at Pilot Butte. Take out the rock skis on go for a hike...I'm sure the folks over in Scotland and Wales...
  43. How cool would that be. I bet he might even have...

    How cool would that be. I bet he might even have a future Schiffrin in one of those groups too!
  44. Snickers is my favorite candy bar. Not saying I...

    Snickers is my favorite candy bar. Not saying I would put a kid in the snowbank. But I'm putting the kid in the snowbank for that Snickers if that's what's necessary.

    Snow at Bachy was more like...
  45. It takes a real man to wear any shade of pink. Or...

    It takes a real man to wear any shade of pink. Or someone who is color blind.

    No nukeage going on ATM here in Bend. Just some very fine, small, dry and light snow falling out of the sky. We'll...
  46. A van, down by the river.

    A van, down by the river.
  47. Thread: Shiffrin

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    Yep, scrubbed about .50-.60 seconds on that gate.

    Yep, scrubbed about .50-.60 seconds on that gate.
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    No surprise. Relatives in CT were finally able to...

    No surprise. Relatives in CT were finally able to sell a house last year that they had been renting for 8 years as it was underwater that whole time until the COVID came along.
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  49. Everyone's got a plan until they get punched in...

    Everyone's got a plan until they get punched in the face with blower pow.
  50. Or dodging the even worse drivers on the road...

    Or dodging the even worse drivers on the road that think they are the best because they have 4WD or AWD.
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