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  1. #2951
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    You make great points there. For those of us in the bubble, we are all in for a continuing reality check in regards to just how desirable a place this is to live and ski. There will be continuing growing pains and even more horrendous peak day shit shows. Despite that I can honestly say that it's hard to find fault with the way the hill has been managed and improved so far in regards to addressing the issues, and I admit I have been resistant to some of the change. So I guess I am ready for whatever the future holds.

    As a matter of fact I can think of no better run organization or establishment in the world, at least no others that I happily throw my money at, The 600 bucks a year has been the best investment of my $ I have made in my entire life. There is no club I would rather be part of, no people I would rather be surrounded by, than the Bridger Bowl community. A tip of the glass goes out tonight to any and all injured brethren who are spending time in the penalty box. It's personal to me when people who love the hill so much aren't able to be up there.
    "The skis just popped me up out of the snow and I went screaming down the hill on a high better than any heroin junkie." She Ra

  2. #2952
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    Amen, Tony!

    BB is still home, despite that my wife and I live 800 miles away. I would not trade growing up there for anything. It's so great to return occasionally and see a hundred familiar smiles. Having had both folks on the board was (is still) fun, too... I remember being so stoked looking at master plans on the coffee table. I'll cherish my Bridger lift chair number 9 forever.

    What's the next event up there? Skin to Win? Post some pics of those lycra dweebs!
    Last edited by Norseman; 01-27-2016 at 08:54 PM.
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  3. #2953
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    Spent the day with sleep-deprived new daddy AustinFromSA.

    Highlights: no one in the Tram line at shortly after 9:00 am, followed by first tracks in boot deep pow on Liberty Bowl. Then lapped Dakota and the Bavarian Forest all morning. Lunch with Mrs. Austin and 4 month old mini-Austin at Hummers. Left Austin and his spawn in the upstairs day lodge while Mrs. Austin & I went to the Tram. Huge line, so we lapped the bowl all afternoon instead. Mrs. Austin absolutely rips. Hard to keep up with her. Returned to the day lodge to find Austin downing Cold Smoke Scotch Ale and dealing with a baby who blew up his pants.

    All in all a great day with some great friends.
    "Zee damn fat skis are ruining zee piste !" -Oscar Schevlin

    "Hike up your skirt and grow a dick you fucking crybaby" -what Bunion said to Harry at the top of The Headwaters

  4. #2954
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    ^^Ha ha, the days of having to tag team the child care in the day lodge are kinda tough but it doesn't last long. We used to hit Showdown a lot when the kids were real small because of the $16 daycare in the basement of the lodge. Compared to the $80/day at Big Sky. Two kids x $80 that's $160 for one day of skiing, just for child care!! We actually paid it once or twice, though.

    Harry, be a bro and offer to babysit.

  5. #2955
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    Quote Originally Posted by yeahman View Post
    Harry, be a bro and offer to babysit.
    I actually did offer that, although I said out load in front of Mrs. Austin that being a single guy I would be using mini-Austin to pick up chicks. Not sure why they did not take me up on it.
    "Zee damn fat skis are ruining zee piste !" -Oscar Schevlin

    "Hike up your skirt and grow a dick you fucking crybaby" -what Bunion said to Harry at the top of The Headwaters

  6. #2956
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    One to sum up the weekend storm...

    "The skis just popped me up out of the snow and I went screaming down the hill on a high better than any heroin junkie." She Ra

  7. #2957
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    Good stuff ^^^^ keep it coming.
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  8. #2958
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    Few from the weekend
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  9. #2959
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    Somebody's gotta pork out the fun little mini golf lines in the time of sketch, I'll take the job!







    So much fun the last three days, although having it all to yourself can get lonely at times
    "The skis just popped me up out of the snow and I went screaming down the hill on a high better than any heroin junkie." She Ra

  10. #2960
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    Today at Bridger was a strong candidate for day of the year. Bluebird and stupid deep off the ridge!
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  11. #2961
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    Quick one of Jupski during the 5 seconds I stopped moving today.

    "The skis just popped me up out of the snow and I went screaming down the hill on a high better than any heroin junkie." She Ra

  12. #2962
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    Buy the ticket...take the ride.

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    http://www.bozemandailychronicle.com...f43bde3a7.html

    Shit..............

    Solo means very little margin for error.
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  14. #2964
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    Wow, so sad to hear that.

  15. #2965
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    Too bad about that guy. The article doesn't give many details and is kind of cryptic. "Equipment malfunction" and "cascading events" led to his death? I guess we'll learn more soon. Condolences to his friends and family.

    MildWille that's a sick pow video.

  16. #2966
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    Hard to get conditions much better than this. That looks like all time primo powder.

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  17. #2967
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    Looks like we are in for a warm spell! Hope it isn't as bad as last Feb!!

    Any idea why Challenger has been closed for a while?

    Any updates on the skier death in Hyalite? Just wondering what really happened.....

  18. #2968
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    Challenger was broke and the passengers roped off. I think that was on Thursday. No idea what failed.
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  19. #2969
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gaffney10 View Post
    Any idea why Challenger has been closed for a while ?
    Motor fried. Waiting for parts.
    "Zee damn fat skis are ruining zee piste !" -Oscar Schevlin

    "Hike up your skirt and grow a dick you fucking crybaby" -what Bunion said to Harry at the top of The Headwaters

  20. #2970
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gaffney10 View Post
    Looks like we are in for a warm spell! Hope it isn't as bad as last Feb!!

    Any idea why Challenger has been closed for a while?

    Any updates on the skier death in Hyalite? Just wondering what really happened.....
    Heard the person got lost and died of exposure, don't really know though the whole thing is pretty strange

  21. #2971
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    Did they ever get Swifty back up to speed after it shit the bed, again, on Sunday?

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    ^^^ wow, again?

    Gonna keep my mouth shut now......................

    On another subject. Just back from my Ortho.

    Sutures out, everything looked normal, most swelling in the ankle is down. Turns out I had 5 longitudinal tears in that tendon. (Paroneal Brevis).

    The DR said it all cleaned up well. Weight bearing beginning in another 2 weeks. I might actually make a few late season turns!
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  23. #2973
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    Thanks for the updates. Crazy one can get lost at H Rock...

    As for Big Sky WTF?? Why don't they spend $$$ on lifts?? Challenger and Swifty have long been issues. Any updates on improving the lift infrastructure?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gaffney10 View Post

    As for Big Sky WTF?? Why don't they spend $$$ on lifts?? Challenger and Swifty have long been issues. Any updates on improving the lift infrastructure?
    Big Sky is sitting on a lot of old equipment. When they decide to upgrade it will be a windfall for whoever gets the contracts if that ever happens.

    All the lifts have been maintained and some have had upgrades and rebuilds and a fixed grip ski lift isn't that complicated a piece of equipment. Detachables are another story.

    There comes a time when guests who are asked to pay + 100.00 a day to ski there will begin to say WTF as well. Especially if the lifts don't operate reliably.
    Last edited by Tom Tuttle from Tacoma Washington; 02-10-2016 at 10:42 AM.

  25. #2975
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bunion View Post

    On another subject. Just back from my Ortho.

    Sutures out, everything looked normal, most swelling in the ankle is down. Turns out I had 5 longitudinal tears in that tendon. (Paroneal Brevis).

    The DR said it all cleaned up well. Weight bearing beginning in another 2 weeks. I might actually make a few late season turns!
    That's awesome! Free or locked heel?

    I'm gonna have to bite the bullet and get repaired after this season too, I'm afraid. The peroneal tendon is slithering around like an angry snake in my boot now, and continues to get worse...and more painful. I have gotten a few good local recommendations for docs though, and both of those guys had very successful ankle repairs. Doc has worked on Lemond and a pile of other pro athletes, which makes me feel a bit more confident.

    Month to go before we get out to the Bozone! Can't wait!

    One quick question -- Headwaters Runoff -- can non-skier spectators get up there to watch this? My wife would like to check it out (and bring the pooch with too maybe), but I don't know how that works necessarily...
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