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    Quote Originally Posted by digitaldeath View Post
    What kind of bindings do real skiers use?
    Better yet, what's a real skiers workout?

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    Quote Originally Posted by digitaldeath View Post
    What kind of bindings do real skiers use?
    The red ones, duh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2FUNKY View Post
    Better yet, what's a real skiers workout?
    Real skiers don't work out, they train, all summer and fall. Working out is for pussies.
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    What goggle tint works best for guided skiing?
    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 raisingarizona13 View Post
    Real skiers don't work out, they train, all summer and fall. Working out is for pussies.
    Train, workout. PotAtoe, potahtoe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2FUNKY View Post
    Train, workout. PotAtoe, potahtoe.
    Well I sure hope when you are in line ordering a grande half calf triple shot non fat sugar free vanilla latte with extra foam and the cute barista girl asks what you've been up to and you answer loudly so everyone within shouting distance can hear you, you DO NOT answer with "working out" and do answer by describing your strict and rigorous training regiment for your big winter plans and scheduled events. Have you not been to Colorado? Bro? There is a huge difference in gaining ski town cred and gnar points.
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    Quote Originally Posted by raisingarizona13 View Post
    The red ones, duh.
    Only if they match their rental jackets.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flowing alpy View Post
    Buster, I had no idea it was a mostly guided service ski area.
    parking must be pretty convenient, are the lots paved?
    Yep.
    It's a 6 mile dirt road from town and with less than 100 cars per day, parking is convenient, albeit unpaved.
    You'd love it, lot4 stylie C'mon down sometime. It's a blast.
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    Quote Originally Posted by raisingarizona13 View Post
    Well I sure hope when you are in line ordering a grande half calf triple shot non fat sugar free vanilla latte with extra foam and the cute barista girl asks what you've been up to and you answer loudly so everyone within shouting distance can hear you, you DO NOT answer with "working out" and do answer by describing your strict and rigorous training regiment for your big winter plans and scheduled events. Have you not been to Colorado? Bro? There is a huge difference in gaining ski town cred and gnar points.
    That's sounds like a workout in itself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flowing alpy View Post
    So kinda like private school.
    All the skiing is within the "ski area." But the ski area is unique for the US. It is a single lift ski area with no cut piste, buddy/avy gear required, basically zero amenities, and ropes between some zones/at the top of lines. Some zones are heli or hike only. They open up zones/runs based on safety.

    If there is unguided skiing on a given day, usually a little less terrain is open for the unguided than if you have a guide, both for safety and reasonable product value reasons. If it is a guided only day, then it is literally guided groups only.

    Quote Originally Posted by Buster Highmen View Post
    So you're not a real skier because you don't lock down your destination to ski powder? It just sort of happens? Or can you time travel so you don't have to be bothered by schedules?
    Say you've requested your 2 weeks off from your corporate masters or dental practice or whatever for the end of January... how do you maximize that?

    1. Book your flight and hotel and ski area weeks/months ahead, hope conditions are good.
    2. Book your flight to an area (Switzerland, Colorado, Alaska, whatever) then when you get there go to where the payoff is best, even chase the conditions. Maybe you were able to get cheap/free to change/cancel airfare... sometimes cancel and you drive somewhere closer to home because the snow is better... or drive to a bordering state because they are getting nuked. Sometimes you book airfare on a last minute deal.

    IME #1 works #2 works better more often
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    Couple locals I met last April were not happy about the Silverton looking to move its Helicopter permit. I think it is still in process. Prime touring zones will be co opted is my understanding.

    https://eplanning.blm.gov/epl-front-...rojectId=48993

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    Quote Originally Posted by cat in january View Post
    Couple locals I met last April were not happy about the Silverton looking to move its Helicopter permit. I think it is still in process. Prime touring zones will be co opted is my understanding.

    https://eplanning.blm.gov/epl-front-...rojectId=48993
    I'm not sure about all of them being prime touring zones. Some of the requested area I read about is up above some crazy access routes that very few, if any people use in winter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buster Highmen View Post
    Yes, $120++ is the price of lift tickets for nonlocals at a lot of CO resorts like Aspen, Vail, T-ride, etc, and if one is going to pay that much Silverton is a good deal.
    Is that more clear for you?

    You can go and compare non guided, but that's not what I wrote.
    Try ++++, I think vail resorts day ticket was up around $185 or so last season. $120 for a day of "guided" skiing isn't too bad for a person traveling to ski. So I think I agree with your point completely

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    I did not get out in the BC there and only heard it from a couple folks. Maybe someone who knows might fill us in, or I could try to find the locl group on the net

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    Quote Originally Posted by Summit View Post


    Say you've requested your 2 weeks off from your corporate masters or dental practice or whatever for the end of January... how do you maximize that?
    I have more like 2 months, but go ahead with your attempts to unravel yourself from your "real skiers" remarks.

    1. Book your flight and hotel and ski area weeks/months ahead, hope conditions are good.
    2. Book your flight to an area (Switzerland, Colorado, Alaska, whatever) then when you get there go to where the payoff is best, even chase the conditions. Maybe you were able to get cheap/free to change/cancel airfare... sometimes cancel and you drive somewhere closer to home because the snow is better... or drive to a bordering state because they are getting nuked.
    3) Sometimes you book airfare on a last minute deal.

    IME #1&2 works #3 works better more often
    Fixed it for you since 1&2 don't make much difference in terms of scheduling.

    But to cheesily assert that "real skiers" only do #3 is just a crock of elitist bullshit.

    So is misrepresenting and disrespecting what goes on at Silverton. That's why I called you a dick.

    You can get offended and call me a doosh because I'm calling out your bullshit.

    I'm fine with that because I called you a dick for misrepresenting the situation and disrespecting some people that have done a great thing. I wish it were different too, but damn if I'm going to let it be disrespected and distorted by "real skiers". What a load of horseshit.
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    Silverton sounds overrated for sure. I thought they do 300$ help runs and have amenities like sushi and hot tubs
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    Quote Originally Posted by rmnpsplitter View Post
    Try ++++, I think vail resorts day ticket was up around $185 or so last season. $120 for a day of "guided" skiing isn't too bad for a person traveling to ski. So I think I agree with your point completely
    OK.

    Silverton isn't perfect, but it's really different and fuckitall, the Brills should not be subject to that kind of Summit twisted propaganda that you only ski 3 or 4 runs on low angle pow with gapers. It's just like the rest of life: it is what you make it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cat in january View Post
    I did not get out in the BC there and only heard it from a couple folks. Maybe someone who knows might fill us in, or I could try to find the locl group on the net
    I participated in the review and asked around town, soliciting some of the people that don't want to ski guided. They said that one zone in particular is not used much because the access is avie prone.

    Silverton is a funny place, and it's a small town with a great diversity of people that have wildly different views.
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    Quote Originally Posted by raisingarizona13 View Post
    Real skiers don't work out, they train, all summer and fall.
    With a harness on. What use is training if its not for Alaska?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lindahl View Post
    With a harness on. What use is training if its not for Alaska?
    Precisely
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buster Highmen View Post
    I participated in the review and asked around town, soliciting some of the people that don't want to ski guided. They said that one zone in particular is not used much because the access is avie prone.

    Silverton is a funny place, and it's a small town with a great diversity of people that have wildly different views.
    I have only been there once. I arrived around 1 PM went up to silverton could not heli ski. I than drove around up towards Galena mountain than up to Red Mountain Pass. I looked things over and decided the best goods looked like up past Galena Peak. The next day I skied in what might be Maggies area. Could not see tracks on the line on the way in but once to the base of the line there was an uptrail in. I really do not know how anyone can say that zone is not used much. Not my issue I do not live there. But my experience is the heli's just want more and more screw the tourer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buster Highmen View Post
    Fixed it for you since 1&2 don't make much difference in terms of scheduling.
    That is my point. You are making this about scheduling. I'm not. #2 wins almost everytime over #1 unless you have a weather crystal ball.

    So is misrepresenting and disrespecting what goes on at Silverton.
    Hardly! Laughable overreaction... But I am deeply amused by you flying off your shit about this... why are you so emotional?

    I wish it were different too, but damn if I'm going to let it be disrespected and distorted by "real skiers". What a load of horseshit.
    Everyone knows you are rah-rah Silverton. That's fine... I've been a big supporter of Silverton over the years. Bet I've given them more positive publicity in my threads and community over the years than you have in all of your threads

    Now wipes those tears... you are sounding as riled up as Bunny, old man.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buster Highmen View Post
    OK.

    Silverton isn't perfect, but it's really different and fuckitall, the Brills should not be subject to that kind of Summit twisted propaganda that you only ski 3 or 4 runs on low angle pow with gapers. It's just like the rest of life: it is what you make it.
    Yeah I'm with ya, for someone looking for a unique experience that seems like a good price to me. I've never been there to ride, but I completely agree with you. In fact, I'd wager most legit pow days at a vail resort would fall into the category of 3 to 4 runs on low angle pow with gapers. Then it's just low angle chopped up pow with gapers for the rest of that day and then it's groomed. That's my recent experience at a vail resort. I still enjoy skiing at those places, sliding around on snow is great no matter what. So yeah I completely agree with you

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    Quote Originally Posted by BFD View Post
    I have only been there once. I arrived around 1 PM went up to silverton could not heli ski. I than drove around up towards Galena mountain than up to Red Mountain Pass. I looked things over and decided the best goods looked like up past Galena Peak. The next day I skied in what might be Maggies area. Could not see tracks on the line on the way in but once to the base of the line there was an uptrail in. I really do not know how anyone can say that zone is not used much. Not my issue I do not live there. But my experience is the heli's just want more and more screw the tourer.
    I think SMG wants the area S of Maggie Gulch, but up higher, above Cunningham. At least that was the subject of discussion: Cunningham is pretty dicey access for touring.

    All I want to get across is that guided skiing at Silverton, heli or no, is still fun and worth the $, particularly in light of what the big CO resorts charge.

    They're not looking to fly up around RMP.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buster Highmen View Post
    Summit twisted propaganda that you only ski 3 or 4 runs on low angle pow with gapers.
    Never said that. I said 3-4 runs of mid angle pow. Which is what I got when I went during guided-only with the "fast skier fast hiker" group showing up solo: "ski left of my line to preserve the powder for the next group."

    And it is what YOU get to many days if you average 5 runs like you said, that means there are plenty of days less than 5! But maybe I just had bad luck?

    I had an easy solution: skiing unguided and LOVING it and doing it several days a year!

    Given your reaction, it's like I pissed on your grandma or something? If you love the Silverton guided, keep doing it. You are the target market. You identified yourself as the perfect Silverton repeat guided customer: the rich tourist. I'll probably go again when the timing is perfect to drive the 5 hours to get there, but that timing is going to be hard to find for me given other options. In the meantime, I hope to continue to be amused by your wailing and gnashing of teeth because someone has different standards and opportunities.
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