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  1. #4426
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    Thanks for the ski swap info. The ski swaps will be good shoulder season activity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerome View Post
    Thanks for the ski swap info. The ski swaps will be good shoulder season activity.
    For xc gear, we've tried to get it all at the truckee swap and fill in the missing gaps at the TC swap as a backup.

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    Aspen to offer uphill ski gear rentals (in addition to free uphill access inbounds)

    https://gearjunkie.com/aspen-snowmas...ll-ski-rentals


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    I went to the Sac State once--absolutely nothing worth looking at. Maybe it's better now.
    Truckee is Nov 4th, according to google.
    North Tahoe--does that still exist? I think it's been petering out the last few years. Last year it was at Homewood as a Ski Swap and Pumpkin Festival. (I usually just get my pumpkins at Safeway, don't want anyone's used pumpkin.)
    I think the best deals these days are the Labor Day and Memorial Day weekend parking lot sales at the ski shops. Plenty of used gear as well as new.

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    Gerome,

    Keep an eye on Craigslist too. I'm sort of in the market for used skate gear as well, and was idly browsing CL last season and saw stuff for decent deals.

    Sports Basement's used gear sale at our local location last December had TONS of XC gear. Not sure what they'll still have because I bet they're moving out of XC lines, given the leftovers they were selling. New old stock Salomon boots for $5 a pair (so got classic and skate for me, skate for wife, and some for my parents). Carbon skate poles for like $20. Insanity. Their garage sales are different than REI. REI does returns from a given location and sells at that location. SB trucks all their stuff from a given quarter's worth of returns at ALL their stores to one location. I actually like it better than REI. More selection.
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    I realize there is not much hope for a bullfighting forum. I understand that most of you would prefer to discuss the ingredients of jacket fabrics than the ingredients of a brave man. I know nothing of the former. But the latter is made of courage, and skill, and grace in the presence of the possibility of death. If someone could make a jacket of those three things it would no doubt be the most popular and prized item in all of your closets.

  6. #4431
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    Andy's at it again--shedding crocodile tears over the death of patroller Joe Zuiches and telling Moonshine Ink that it's wrong to write a story about Cal-OSHA fining Squaw for safety violations because it reopens a painful tragedy for "the team". (Cal-OSHA did not find that the violations caused the death.) Give me a fucking break.
    http://www.moonshineink.com/opinion/...r-dramatically
    "I shot my wife but putting me on trial is wrong because it reopens a painful tragedy".
    I am in no way implying that Squaw caused the death. No one knows what caused the death. Most obvious explanation is trying to relight an already lit fuse, but that is pure, baseless speculation on my part.*

    Moonshine Ink's response--
    http://www.moonshineink.com/news/we-...9s-allegations

    I sure hope no one had Moonshine Ink has a Squaw pass.

    *Protocol for an apparent fuse going out is to leave the charge, return in an hour, and explode the charge with a second charge. One can see that it might be tempting to try to relight if you thought erroneously that the fuse had gone out, rather than delay opening an area with skiers and management screaming to get it open. Again, purely baseless speculation on my part. Trying to relight a lit fuse was the cause of a patroller death at Big Sky some years ago--the bigger problem there being 2 rookies doing a route on Big Couloir by themselves. Lack of experience was obviously not the problem in the Squaw incidient.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lepistoir View Post
    Aspen to offer uphill ski gear rentals (in addition to free uphill access inbounds)

    https://gearjunkie.com/aspen-snowmas...ll-ski-rentals
    What's the maggot community consensus on advocating for uphill access around Tahoe? As someone who's up off 431 5ish days a week, I thought all of last spring about trying to work with Rose to get some kind of before hours uphill policy going. I figured there were people with more experience and in a better position to advocate than I am. I think we'd all write off getting someone like tahoe area vail resorts to play ball, but with diamond peak and sugarbowl having policies, makes me think that smaller areas like rose and s@t might be willing to play ball.

    Thoughts?

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    Well, got a Vail pass this year for Heavenly, Kirkwood primarily and looking for advise or ideas on short term and spur of the moment lodging at Kirkwood. This would be weekdays on storm and powder days where the decision to go would be within a day or two. So, no reservation ahead of time and probably just a overnite or sometimes two nites. I guess we don't live that far away, but having a extra day or two with the tough drive with closures would be helpful for us. Us, meaning a couple. Would pay cash for someone who has a long term rental and not there at the time would work. So......

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    Quote Originally Posted by sruffian View Post
    What's the maggot community consensus on advocating for uphill access around Tahoe? As someone who's up off 431 5ish days a week, I thought all of last spring about trying to work with Rose to get some kind of before hours uphill policy going. I figured there were people with more experience and in a better position to advocate than I am. I think we'd all write off getting someone like tahoe area vail resorts to play ball, but with diamond peak and sugarbowl having policies, makes me think that smaller areas like rose and s@t might be willing to play ball.

    Thoughts?
    You can hike Rose before and after season and there is great access across the street at Tamarack/Hourglas when there is snow so why hike Rose during the season? To be honest Rose is a pretty small ski area with a large population base and it wouldn't bode well with the downhill skiers to be waiting in line for upwards of a hour watching just a few dawn patrollers blow out the powder or slice up the groomers. Just saying..............

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    Quote Originally Posted by LightRanger View Post
    Gerome,

    Keep an eye on Craigslist too. I'm sort of in the market for used skate gear as well, and was idly browsing CL last season and saw stuff for decent deals.

    Sports Basement's used gear sale at our local location last December had TONS of XC gear. Not sure what they'll still have because I bet they're moving out of XC lines, given the leftovers they were selling. New old stock Salomon boots for $5 a pair (so got classic and skate for me, skate for wife, and some for my parents). Carbon skate poles for like $20. Insanity. Their garage sales are different than REI. REI does returns from a given location and sells at that location. SB trucks all their stuff from a given quarter's worth of returns at ALL their stores to one location. I actually like it better than REI. More selection.
    Buying gear at rental prices would be great. Good idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quadzilla View Post
    You can hike Rose before and after season and there is great access across the street at Tamarack/Hourglas when there is snow so why hike Rose during the season? To be honest Rose is a pretty small ski area with a large population base and it wouldn't bode well with the downhill skiers to be waiting in line for upwards of a hour watching just a few dawn patrollers blow out the powder or slice up the groomers. Just saying..............
    Yeah I hear ya. As a dude with a job, tamarack and hourglass just don't have the kind of vert you could get skinning the slide side. I'm thinking junk days when everything is gonna be firm, and I just want to get in 3k vertical and be at work at 9a.m. Realizing that's probably not much demand, as I type that...

    If they closed to uphill traffic when doing snow control, it'd mitigate the situation you're describing

  12. #4437
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    Quote Originally Posted by Quadzilla View Post
    Well, got a Vail pass this year for Heavenly, Kirkwood primarily and looking for advise or ideas on short term and spur of the moment lodging at Kirkwood. This would be weekdays on storm and powder days where the decision to go would be within a day or two. So, no reservation ahead of time and probably just a overnite or sometimes two nites. I guess we don't live that far away, but having a extra day or two with the tough drive with closures would be helpful for us. Us, meaning a couple. Would pay cash for someone who has a long term rental and not there at the time would work. So......
    Car camping probably your best bet if you are storm chasing. Snopark and Casino lots will have you covered for places to sleep at night and showers can be had for a small fee at the local gyms in south lake.

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    Squaw's target demographic. If you have the cash you can fly over the 80 shit show and laugh at the proles.
    https://wheelsup.com/squaw-valley?ut...gn=SquawValley

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    ^ Oh but they are totally green and doing everything they can to make sure an overbuilt village, a ridiculous gondola and a mountain rollercoaster are environmentally sensitive. What would John Muir do? I heard he liked to fly his private jet right into Yosemite Valley... SMH.

  15. #4440
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2clue View Post
    Car camping probably your best bet if you are storm chasing. Snopark and Casino lots will have you covered for places to sleep at night and showers can be had for a small fee at the local gyms in south lake.
    Correct. Q PM me if you want beta about parking in valley. It is not allowed but easy enough in a low key camp set up (station wagon, pick up w shell).

    Not a lot of options for rent. And. Itching is cheap. Basically the coat of ownership at KW is high, and renters are looking to recoup that as much as possible. And the market is there as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ottime View Post
    Correct. Q PM me if you want beta about parking in valley. It is not allowed but easy enough in a low key camp set up (station wagon, pick up w shell).

    Not a lot of options for rent. And. Itching is cheap. Basically the coat of ownership at KW is high, and renters are looking to recoup that as much as possible. And the market is there as well.
    Sure, to be honest, not looking for place to park or where to car camp. I only live about 1.5 hours away and have driven out and back from KW plenty of times. Pretty easy to do on non pow days. We just thought it would be fun to spend a couple of days in a row and have a nice place to sleep with spur of the moment decision. So looking for rental connection and best options. Thanks..........

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    Quote Originally Posted by NorCalNomad View Post
    If you guys don't already listen to the backcountry podcast Totally Deep you're blowing it. The guys who run Cripple Creek Backcountry put it out, and produced by Chris Kalous of The Enormocast. They are self proclaimed "chuckle-fucks" and that always make for a funny, informative, and entertaining listen.

    Enough of a back catalog to get you through to when it starts snowing again.

    https://www.cripplecreekbc.com/pages...y-deep-podcast
    Latest episode they had some good ski mountaineering stories on Denali and Rainier. They also discussed when the new season started. Their consensus? July. Them Colorado boys must be getting high!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerome View Post
    Buying gear at rental prices would be great. Good idea.
    Northstar had Brahma demo fleet fs for $350 a pair. Lots of other similar deals.


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    Quote Originally Posted by lepistoir View Post
    Latest episode they had some good ski mountaineering stories on Denali and Rainier. They also discussed when the new season started. Their consensus? July. Them Colorado boys must be getting high!
    I think it's the same episode - I loved that quote from their climber buddy who learned to ski in 2 years to go to denali. He's all like man, it's not that hard - turn right, turn left, turn right again, turn left...

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    Quote Originally Posted by lepistoir View Post
    Latest episode they had some good ski mountaineering stories on Denali and Rainier. They also discussed when the new season started. Their consensus? July. Them Colorado boys must be getting high!


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    The ones with Hayden Kennedy are hilarious. Some of the quotes go "yeah they (skimo and alpinism) both have some of the same skills, suffering skills, walking skills, freezing your nuts off skills"

    "-So HK how's your naked free solo going?
    -It's powerful"

    LOLOLOLOL

    On another note:
    Also if it does actually snow on Wednesday does that count as the first snowfall?

    http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick...6#.Wb9Qz7KGNaQ

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    Quote Originally Posted by NorCalNomad View Post

    On another note:
    Also if it does actually snow on Wednesday does that count as the first snowfall?

    http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick...6#.Wb9Qz7KGNaQ
    Only if you can ski on it...and only if it sticks around longer than a day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NorCalNomad View Post
    Also if it does actually snow on Wednesday does that count as the first snowfall?
    It already snowed a few inches at Kirkwood last week. Obviously it didn't stick around long. I always thought the new thread was when the first turns were made on fresh snow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TahoeJ View Post
    It already snowed a few inches at Kirkwood last week. Obviously it didn't stick around long. I always thought the new thread was when the first turns were made on fresh snow.
    I'm pretty sure that was fake news. It was a pic from last season that just got re-circulated on social media by some shitty news station in jerryville.

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    MAKE TAHOE DEEP AGAIN ~ 2016/17 OFISHUL SNOW/FOOD/WHINE & STOKE THREAD

    Quote Originally Posted by B.Gillis View Post
    I'm pretty sure that was fake news. It was a pic from last season that just got re-circulated on social media by some shitty news station in jerryville.
    Haha, that's funny if so. I was up in Truckee that day/night during the thunderstorms and thinking how strange because on that side of the lake it wasn't all that cold. Maybe 45 degrees when I stepped outside Thursday am tho so not inconceivable.

    Btw - love the new Alibi in Truckee. Is that whole building new? Can't remember what was there before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TahoeJ View Post
    Haha, that's funny if so. I was up in Truckee that day/night during the thunderstorms and thinking how strange because on that side of the lake it wasn't all that cold. Maybe 45 degrees when I stepped outside Thursday am tho so not inconceivable.

    Btw - love the new Alibi in Truckee. Is that whole building new? Can't remember what was there before.
    It used to be a crossfit spot and then they switched hands this spring I believe. Haven't been over there yet but I've only heard great things about it.

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