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    Bachelor?

    Heading to Bachelor in a few weeks and from afar, it seems to be suffering the same fate we've got in Idaho: great start followed by too warm, refreeze, and no snow in the forecast.

    Should I just bring some GS skis and hope for the best?

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    Quote Originally Posted by idahospud View Post
    Heading to Bachelor in a few weeks and from afar, it seems to be suffering the same fate we've got in Idaho: great start followed by too warm, refreeze, and no snow in the forecast.

    Should I just bring some GS skis and hope for the best?
    Always bring your full quiver.

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    ^^ orrrr bring your GS skis only, because then it will dump. Hopefully.

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    My plan is now to very quietly pack all my skis under the cover of darkness the night before leaving and put a blanket over them in the box. The morning I leave, I'll make a scene out of bringing the GS skis out of the house.

    What could possibly go wrong?

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    If limited to one pair for traveling, bring the GS skis. The Plankery (next to Cascade Lakes Brewpub on Century) rents a good selection of ON3Ps for the deep days you might encounter.
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    Oh, I'm just driving from Boise so I'm not limited at all, fortunately.

    Among other things, I'm going to have my new-to-me Megawatts, so with any luck there'll be the snow to really let them shine.

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    ^^^ Best to not disclose bringing megawatts to avoid being accused of being the snow jinx.

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    Yo ten, during last seasons suck fest, which this was about, Bachelor was the bestest ski riding area in the untire PNW.
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    Relative to most of the skiing here last year, Bachelor wasn't half bad, if not a bit rainy here and there.

    I'm completely convinced that the Megawatts fucked us all over, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by idahospud View Post
    Heading to Bachelor in a few weeks and from afar, it seems to be suffering the same fate we've got in Idaho: great start followed by too warm, refreeze, and no snow in the forecast.

    Should I just bring some GS skis and hope for the best?
    Bachelor is gonna get dumped on this weekend/now

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    bring as much as you can carry...

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    There's shops in Bend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TBS View Post
    If limited to one pair for traveling, bring the GS skis. The Plankery (next to Cascade Lakes Brewpub on Century) rents a good selection of ON3Ps for the deep days you might encounter.
    Plankery is no more, BTW

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    boots, poles

    Is there a good place in Bend or Sisters to rent boots and poles. I have my ski setup ready to go. Just don't have good boots yet.

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    New this season to Bachelor, but have 15 days in so far. Hard to say weeks out, but snow has been good, and Sunday when I was out last, still soft snow to be found in the trees, and still some rare untracked snow in spots.

    As far as rentals, there's a shop at the mountain but I'd suggest Skjersaa's. Good people, and my favorite shop to work with (new to Bend so take my advice with a grain of salt)

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    Bachelor Vertfest this weekend should include a men's spandex division that appears to take all the joy out of uphill.
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    watch out for wind

    GS skis are a good idea... might be less likely to get to catch the damn wind on the chair.

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    i'm not from bend but Skjersaa's has helped me out several times in a pinch and everybody was super cool.
    Last edited by wyeaster; 02-10-2016 at 04:13 PM.

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    Dude, fix your font color to sumpthin we can see.
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    Me? It looks the same as everybody else's to me

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    Quote Originally Posted by wyeaster View Post
    i'm not from bend but Skjersaa's has helped me out several times in a pinch and everybody was super cool.
    Quote Originally Posted by flowing alpy View Post
    Dude, fix your font color to sumpthin we can see.
    Quote Originally Posted by wyeaster View Post
    Me? It looks the same as everybody else's to me
    it does?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danno View Post
    it does?

    it did before i changed it. now it looks big and purple and bold and italic and underlined.

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    farp

    Go to Baker, it about to go off

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    Quote Originally Posted by nmattson0937 View Post
    Go to Baker, it about to go off
    Heading to Bachelor for a 4 day trip this Wednesday. Snowmobiling Thursday- Friday got my TGR tickets So Saturday I could use a ticket.

    Willing to pay just figured I would throw it to u mags.

    Anything is appreciated can wait to get back on Bachelor and PNW.
    "Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it"- Mark Twain

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    Quote Originally Posted by nmattson0937 View Post
    Go to Baker, it about to go off
    old post that doesn't tell today's story, don't get on
    542 to go to Baker today, because Baker is closed.
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