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  1. #76
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    Quote Originally Posted by garyfromterrace View Post
    Said one maggot to another maggot - "It's actually skiing pretty good", says mag 1. "Yeah, seems to be the right amount of rain", replies mag 2.
    I resemble this...

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    Quote Originally Posted by XavierD View Post
    I'd take more Texans over Californians.
    It's the Indians that are the problem now surely?

    (and Russians)
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    And there will come a day when our ancestors look back...........

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    Quote Originally Posted by PNWbrit View Post
    It's the Indians that are the problem now surely?

    (and Russians)
    The Russians leave footprints too?
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  4. #79
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buster Highmen View Post
    The Russians leave footprints too?
    Only on our elections.
    Quote Originally Posted by Downbound Train View Post
    And there will come a day when our ancestors look back...........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ol' Moss-Back View Post
    ^ This.

    Builds character.


    .
    I get any more character from skiing in the rain Im going to bottle it up and sell it
    I have a responsibility to not be intimidated and bullied by low life losers who abuse what little power is granted to them as ski patrollers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leavenworth Skier View Post
    I have definitely been skiing at Baker and had it rain. One day it started out snowing and then rained for an hour at lunch and then switched back to snow. Made for really tough skiing.
    Obviously not on ProTest.

    Rain, its good for the base.

  7. #82
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    Quote Originally Posted by PNWbrit View Post
    Only on our elections.
    Recently, they've had the same product.
    Merde De Glace On the Freak When Ski
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2FUNKY View Post
    Obviously not on ProTest.

    Rain, it’s good for the base.
    it wasn't rain crust. it was 20" of pow that then became lumpy refrozen concrete. probably some of the most difficult skiing I've ever done.

  9. #84
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2FUNKY View Post

    Rain, its good for the base.
    damn straight
    PE, Mechanical Engineering
    University of Bridger Bowl Alumnus
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  10. #85
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    Quote Originally Posted by PNWbrit View Post
    It's the Indians that are the problem now surely?
    Only when the first time they see snow is in a Prius on HW2 with 2000ft snow levels. Same for the Texans.

    Most Russians have seen snow before.
    Last edited by XavierD; 10-12-2018 at 07:04 PM.

  11. #86
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    Thanks all for the replies, particularly the 40% that were on topic

    Quote Originally Posted by ACH View Post
    Yeah, and that "skiing-in-the-rain-guy" reputation/perception that we need to live up to/foster.
    I'll take it

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    Crowds Yes
    Rain Yes Yes
    Sheet ice Yes
    Bitter cold Yes
    No snow Yes
    Snow Yes

  12. #87
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    move back to whereever you came from and ski there

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    Odds are neither the Californian or the Texan were born there, but why stop stupid culture war stereotypes when it can make money for people?

    every mountain in the PNW can get rain - if you haven't skiied in it you are highly selective, or ignorant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dunfree View Post
    Odds are neither the Californian or the Texan were born there, but why stop stupid culture war stereotypes when it can make money for people?

    every mountain in the PNW can get rain - if you haven't skiied in it you are highly selective, or ignorant.
    Back in california we got rain too. Tahoe is low enough to get rain and its in california. Though in california we got sun all the time too, so i used a lot more sunscreen back in california.

    california.

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    Quote Originally Posted by californiagrown View Post
    Back in california we got rain too. Tahoe is low enough to get rain and its in california. Though in california we got sun all the time too, so i used a lot more sunscreen back in california.

    california.
    Where did you say you were from?

  16. #91
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    literally every single "texan" or "californian" is no more than one generation removed from either illinois or new york state, the actual source of all "americans." the "californian" enjoys snow but subliminally wishes it were stevia. the "texan" enjoys snow but subliminally wishes it were cocaine. both are terrified of rain because it would ruin these ephemeral objects of desire, and thereby destroy the consciousness of their imaginary identity. Few Realize This

    Serious reply - skiing out of Seattle can be kind of a sweet deal because it seems like you're pretty much always going against traffic, but I've never tried cutting through Bellevue on the 405, which is what I'd have to do to ski Stevens... which seems like a terrible idea. Do people do that? Are there people who live in, say, Shoreline but really really love Crystal for some reason? I do not get up before 6AM for inbounds skiing so perhaps I'm just not core enough or something. Sidenote, the number of people in this region for whom work chains them to EST and 6AM commutes is cruel and unusual and I do not condone it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Afkpuz View Post
    ... the 405....
    mmm hmmmm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Afkpuz View Post
    the 405
    You can take the Californian out of California, but you can't take California out of the Californian

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    hahahaha fuck, I lived in LA for a year when I was 22, I guess that stuck for some reason. sue me

    anything is better than the miserable half-assed boston accent of my teenage self

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    plenty came from oklahoma and the midwest. the iowegians used to have a huge annual picnic in long beach.

    course, plenty of old PNWers (pre software era) came from somewhere overseas with a stint in the midwest too.

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    fwiw, I've only been around Seattle since 1981 when it was still a fun, affordable, art saturated, best kept secret in skiing, dumpy seaport and not from California.
    Merde De Glace On the Freak When Ski
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    Quote Originally Posted by dunfree View Post
    plenty of old PNWers came from somewhere overseas
    The where is what flummoxes folks though.

    a stint in the midwest
    Shudder...
    Quote Originally Posted by Downbound Train View Post
    And there will come a day when our ancestors look back...........

  23. #98
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    Every part of the country has this "I'm actually from here" style chauvinism... it's always at least a little ridiculous unless you're actually native. But nowhere I've been is it more intense - or, I kinda hate to say it, more justified - than the PNW though. Having your city get run through by techie androids produces a palpable kind of heartache. Way of the whole country really but it's up to 11 here.

    Anyway though, point is I will ski anything so long as I don't have to drive through Seattle/Bellevue at 7AM.

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  25. #100
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    Quote Originally Posted by fullStack View Post
    Back in california the local hipsters used to flip smart cars on their roof... hella funnier to find an upside down smart car in its parking space on the street than just finding a spray painted car. Also, there is no room in california anymore. Its all full, and we are all priced out. thats why we like seattle- its affordable and has lots of room for suburban sprawl!!


    I hear tacoma is up and coming though....

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