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    IF the maintenance guys and ski patrol can complete the large checklist from the USFS this week, the new lift could open for the weekend. Pat was not confident that this will happen, as of last night.
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    I could give a shit about what actually happens but Snowbowl's willingness to just make shit up is fucking legendary.

    2016: The new lift will DEFINITELY be open next winter.

    2020: "Next week. Or maybe not. Oh, and Lavelle will be fixed in a week or so."

    P.S. Can confirm it was good this morning. What time did they stop bombing and open it for hiking?

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    Stuck: sent you a PM


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    Quote Originally Posted by RootSkier View Post
    I could give a shit about what actually happens but Snowbowl's willingness to just make shit up is fucking legendary.

    2016: The new lift will DEFINITELY be open next winter.

    2020: "Next week. Or maybe not. Oh, and Lavelle will be fixed in a week or so."

    P.S. Can confirm it was good this morning. What time did they stop bombing and open it for hiking?
    When I left at 10:30ish, they dropped the rope for the hike. I had waited on the traverse until after they stopped the bombing.

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    Planning drive over from Spokane to ski Fr-Sun, I'm hoping they don't get the TV mtn lift running this weekend because I want some easy skin to mellow terrain. Plus I don't really want to be on the lift first day it is open. Hopefully keeps snowing.

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    I picked a bad week to schedule work and shit, lol.
    Are they actually able to work on Levalle in this weather? I'd be surprised.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stuckathuntermtn View Post
    Just an uneducated guess.

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    They haven't done shit to Lavelle.

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    The internet's slow up there so it takes longer to load those cable splicing youtube videos.

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    Gotta let that bitch rime up some more:Click image for larger version. 

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    Pretty sure that rime is structural now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toast2266 View Post
    Pretty sure that rime is structural now.
    HA! Well played. And ya, it won't be til it thaws out up there in June that they can get it fixed (I hope)
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    FYI - Whitefish tickets at the Missoula Costco - 2 days for $125. Didn't read the fine print to see if that is consecutive days or could be used individually.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MT View Post
    Snowbowl seems to invoke a sense of blind loyalty to the hill that I've never seen manifested to that level anywhere else. Do you think there is a tipping point, and the clientele will shift their perspective to be more critical of the mountain operations, or is Snowbowl infallible in their eyes?
    I don't think anyone seriously defends the way the Bowl is run. But people definitely defend the Bowl.

    I won't even do that but I will still ski there because it's where I can ski before work. Or for 3 hours on a Sunday.

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    Yes they do and Rasputin is one.

    Is that a pic of the fray? Have they taken the chairs off?
    No longer stuck.

    Quote Originally Posted by stuckathuntermtn View Post
    Just an uneducated guess.

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    Just saw an ad for lookout talking about their new chair that you can actually go ride right now and it made me chuckle.

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    ^^^rumor is TV mTN chair loads public Friday afternoon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MT View Post
    Honest question: what about that place is worthy of defending, aside from its proximity/convenience for a captive audience to a "major population" center in this portion of the state?
    # of available steep tracks/chairlift capacity is the only one i can think of objectively, but it could be higher and in better snow if Snowbowl had its shit together and got a chairlift into Jenny Lake area as well.

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    Trump love = Snowbowl love

    The more fucked up it is, the more people love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wordbird View Post
    if Snowbowl had its shit together and got a chairlift into Jenny Lake area as well.
    Jenny Bowl is almost entirely within the Wilderness area, so that ship sailed in 1980.

    https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/lolo...a/?recid=10277

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    Quote Originally Posted by MT View Post
    Honest question: what about that place is worthy of defending, aside from its proximity/convenience for a captive audience to a "major population" center in this portion of the state?
    The Last Run Inn is pretty cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MT View Post
    Honest question: what about that place is worthy of defending, aside from its proximity/convenience for a captive audience to a "major population" center in this portion of the state?
    At the risk of further irritating those irritated, the terrain is good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wordbird View Post
    ...but it could be higher and in better snow if Snowbowl had its shit together and got a chairlift into Jenny Lake area as well.
    Quote Originally Posted by RootSkier View Post
    Jenny Bowl is almost entirely within the Wilderness area, so that ship sailed in 1980.

    https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/lolo...a/?recid=10277
    Almost seems like their only other option at this time would be to go radical and make a deal with the Indian reservation. A chairlift in that northwestern bowl (name?) would be $$$ on a good season, and there are logging roads that go up quite far. But that requires competence and tact far beyond what the bowl is currently capable of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buster Highmen View Post
    the terrain is good.
    Yep. That's the only reason to defend the bowl, it's really fun terrain in the East and West Bowls. And IMO, doing 2,600-feet vertical bowl laps through that terrain (capped by the outrun) is the most strenuous stretch of skiing in Montana. Anybody wants to name me a contender, I'd love to hear it. You can ski more vert at places like Big Sky, but it's not as taxing, especially if you go top to bottom nonstop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buster Highmen View Post
    At the risk of further irritating those irritated, the terrain is good.
    True, although it's almost entirely south facing.

    I think Snowbowl might have the distinction of being the southernmost ski area with a primarily south facing aspect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toast2266 View Post
    True, although it's almost entirely south facing.

    I think Snowbowl might have the distinction of being the southernmost ski area with a primarily south facing aspect.
    I'd argue that Big Mountain is a close second.

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