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  1. #9451
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    Quote Originally Posted by Harry View Post
    ^^ MLK Day means no need for a gubermint beaurucrat/local dignitary, so I (a) slept in, and (b) went skiing. Legs are toast from yesterday, not sure if that’s from wearing plaid or trying to keep up with a ripping Mrs. Talisman.

    Posting today from Shedhorn Yurt, did a Hanging Valley lap over on Dakota, then three Dude Park laps on Shedhorn. After I finish my brat I am probably headed to the Bavarian Forest for some laps before calling it a day.

    FYI: brats at Shedhorn Yurt = mmm, mmm, gooood...


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    That right there is a solid itinerary! Throw in a little Erica's and you have one of my favorite ways to get away from the crowds. Been too long since I made down to the big.

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    Holiday or not I had to go do my circuit. Spent the day in the Y/C and S/P admiring the patrol tracks in Marx.

    Maybe getting close to some peak alternate lines???

    LLS, I have buddy passes if you feel the need to burn $$$.
    Ooof!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bunion 2020 View Post
    admiring the patrol tracks in Marx.
    Yeah I saw those tracks too and kept waiting/hoping for something more to open, but to no avail. Even walked up to the penalty box at one point when a rumor was circulating that the snowfield was going to open. Nope.

    So I ended up going over to Moonlight and doing some obscure runs that I needed to check off my list, like Sticks 'n Stones and Woodward and Hollywood, runs I would probably never seek out otherwise, due to the fact that every one of them requires a Six Shooter ride. Always fun though. Nice day on the mountain.

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    Shot these at about 8700'.

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    Ooof!

  5. #9455
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bunion 2020 View Post
    Holiday or not I had to go do my circuit. Spent the day in the Y/C and S/P admiring the patrol tracks in Marx.

    Maybe getting close to some peak alternate lines???

    LLS, I have buddy passes if you feel the need to burn $$$.
    Appreciate the offer Bunion! With how Disco has been shaping up I might have to do some more traveling. Might be down at Bridger for the big 4 zero at end of the month.

  6. #9456
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bunion 2020 View Post
    Shot these at about 8700'.

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    Dayum... that's impressive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skaredshtles View Post
    Dayum... that's impressive.

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    Yes, dollar bills growing out of the snow everywhere is impressive! I gotta ski with bunion!!

    Those are beautiful- and scary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WMD View Post
    Yes, dollar bills growing out of the snow everywhere is impressive! I gotta ski with bunion!!

    Those are beautiful- and scary.
    Must be at the YC!

    Depending on where that's at, it might make a weird snowpack more frightening.

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    If it was the Y/C it would have been a Benjamin.
    Ooof!

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    Not sure about the conditions at the YC, but ~3/8 inch of snow fell last night, calm winds and 24*F at 6800 feet at 6:30 AM.

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    Well, looks like they opened some stuff up on the peak, of course they waited for me to leave first lol. In any case, glad to see things returning to "normal" and I'll be back next week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yeahman View Post
    Well, looks like they opened some stuff up on the peak, of course they waited for me to leave first lol. In any case, glad to see things returning to "normal" and I'll be back next week.
    I didn't have time to stand in the hour+ tram line, but did see many skiers were in Marx and Lenin around noon. While at the Big Sky Town Hall this afternoon to get a building permit for a new shack, I did see Harry holding court in the Mayor's Chambers, but he was too busy to notice me. Fingers crossed that the clouds rolling in bring some fresh snow for Wanker Wednesday tomorrow.

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    Being the good, crowd-conscious American that I am, I observed a warm, sunny, and delayed MLK day today at Bridger. While stuffing crap in my bag before a ridge hike, a patroller offered to carry my skis up. Either I was a real sore sight or it was my lucky day. Maybe both? Regardless, taking the long way to Z Chute was downright enjoyable and the skiing was alright, too, if not scratchy up top.

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    2012 SW Montana Conditions, Stoke and Whatev Thread

    Marx and the Dictators were so good this morning. Really good skiing on the south face all day today until a bit of refreeze below tree line later in the afternoon. Needed a day like today. Sun and pow. Good for the soul for sure.


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    Wanker Wednesday kicks off with 6 inches in my driveway. Temp +19F, wind calm.

    Meetup @ 9:30 top of Ramcharger


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    "Zee damn fat skis are ruining zee piste !" -Oscar Schevlin

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    Quote Originally Posted by regct View Post
    Marx and the Dictators were so good this morning. Really good skiing on the south face all day today until a bit of refreeze below tree line later in the afternoon. Needed a day like today. Sun and pow. Good for the soul for sure.


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    Vitamin D and longer days will do that. Hopefully the snow pack on the peak has turned the corner. Thanks for the efforts.
    Ooof!

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    Looks like we got a refresh! Heading south to get some.


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    I know it's a bit OT but I popped across this article that I found interesting(although not surprising or something most didnt already know

    http://mtflyfishmag.com/gallatin-riv...nt-in-big-sky/

    Ok back to skiing.

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    ^^ excellent article.

    I have long suspected this. But it is nice to see that someone else sees what I see.


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    2012 SW Montana Conditions, Stoke and Whatev Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by lifelinksplit View Post
    Ok back to skiing.
    Wanker Wednesday started off with a solo run on a boot deep groomer (Silverknife) then back up for the 9:30 meetup. Met Talisman, waited a bit for a no-show Swimmy and we headed down Blue Room which was totally untracked and boot deep in some spots and knee deep in other spots. So awesome. As we approached the lift we saw/heard Swimmy yelling at us from the lift. Got on the lift, and near the top saw/heard Swimmy on the cat track yelling and waving his arms at us. Last known sighting of Swimmy.

    Headed back to Colterís Hell via upper Ambush Glades for more untracked sweetness. Then Talisman & I went back up and dropped into Shady Chute. Unreal how nice the snow was.

    Went up Swifty & the Double Triple to check the Tram line. Line was not tooooo bad, probably 30 minutes, but we both commented that in those 30 minutes we could get in 3 Challenger laps so off we went, via Gun Mount. Holy shit, boot deep all the way. Then Forbidden Forest were I got stuck in a tree.

    Challenger laps included Country Club, Highway, and Moonlight/Midnight.

    My legs were ON FIRE by this point, so I parted ways with Talisman who was talking about some Headwaters laps.

    What a day !

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    That looks DEEEEEEELISHUS!

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    Not to get too mired in the GRTF but what are the options?

    Big Sky is going to continue to expand until the market crashes. And then it will still continue to expand.

    So you can bitch and moan or you can look into the ways the entities can help to process wastewater. Yeah maybe that algae bloom was from the lack of complete treatment at the Big Sky waste water treatment plant or maybe it is from all those places being built along the river that still use septic leach fields. In the end the river still suffers.

    I did not know this until today but the GRTF made the new fishing access at Moose Creek a reality.

    I did know that CH just spent a shitload of $$$ on a state of the art treatment facility across the street from the bottom of 6-Shooter. The level of treatment renders the effluent clean enough to drink, not that anyone will do that.

    In short, everyone who lives around the headwaters of the Gallatin and everyone who skis there is a part of the problem. Yeah there are other players like the Missouri Riverkeepers etc. but for fuck sake jumping on Kristen for doing her job (raising $$$ to help clean up your mess) is kind of bullshit and that article was inflammatory and unfair.
    Ooof!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bunion 2020 View Post
    Not to get too mired in the GRTF but what are the options?

    Big Sky is going to continue to expand until the market crashes. And then it will still continue to expand.
    This reminds me of our lively chairlift conversation about development planning and water in this part of Gallatin/Madison County. Right now the growth may get contained by the limited supply of drinking water on the mountain, but longer term Big Sky needs a real government to manage how taxes are spent and be accountable for results. With no elected government it will be hard to develop area plans to counter balance growth with wildlife corridors, transportation routes, community bike paths and recreation infrastructure beyond skiing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Talisman View Post
    This reminds me of our lively chairlift conversation about development planning and water in this part of Gallatin/Madison County. Right now the growth may get contained by the limited supply of drinking water on the mountain, but longer term Big Sky needs a real government to manage how taxes are spent and be accountable for results. With no elected government it will be hard to develop area plans to counter balance growth with wildlife corridors, transportation routes, community bike paths and recreation infrastructure beyond skiing.
    That type of Socialist-Speak will get you NOWHERE, mister. This is Montana we're talkin' 'bout...

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    headed to Bozeman tomorrow to visit my brother. He'll be working on friday so I've got the day to myself. I have an ikon and will be skiing Big Sky if anyone cares to join or show a big sky newb the lay of the ground.

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