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  1. #76
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    Quote Originally Posted by yeahman View Post
    Lone Peak Triple lift is now the Powder Seeker 6-person with heated seats and a wind-blocker bubble. Don't knock it till you try it.
    heated seats, hmmmm, wind blocker, nice.
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  2. #77
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    Quote Originally Posted by yeahman View Post
    Lone Peak Triple lift is now the Powder Seeker 6-person with heated seats and a wind-blocker bubble. Don't knock it till you try it.
    what would you even do in all that luxury?

  3. #78
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    the trail map makes me a little nervous

  4. #79
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    Quote Originally Posted by wyeaster View Post
    what would you even do in all that luxury?
    Burn one if you got time. Damn thing is so fast it sometimes seems like it's over too quickly!

  5. #80
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    out of curiosity, y'all got lodging recs and dining recs and camping recs and travel beta for, say, some fools from Cali/Nevada?

    a list of reasonable lodging options, good (cheap) food, and the bars with the best craft beer selection would be key.

    "Man, we killin' elephants in the back yard..."

    http://www.blizzardsportusa.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by flowing alpy View Post
    heated seats, hmmmm
    just one step up from padded seats... it's a slippery slope

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  8. #83
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    Quote Originally Posted by kai_ski View Post
    just one step up from padded seats... it's a slippery slope
    Well, seat cushions were as bigly an upgrade
    as chair 2 will ever get till i the win Powerball.
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  9. #84
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    Quote Originally Posted by b-bear View Post
    i like the trail name zucchini patch


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    Named after a Patrolman, Gordon L.

    Nothing bad happened to him there. His girlfriend was a Vegetarian which made him a Vegetarian and he ate a lot of Zucchini and skied that line a lot.

    The former Bowl chair (The Triple) was a long and painful ride. 3 minute laps make the bowl very worthwhile to ski.

  10. #85
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    Quote Originally Posted by dookey67 View Post
    out of curiosity, y'all got lodging recs and dining recs and camping recs and travel beta for, say, some fools from Cali/Nevada?

    a list of reasonable lodging options, good (cheap) food, and the bars with the best craft beer selection would be key.

    Yes, still to be added to the first few posts. Others should feel free to trickle in the recs, and I'll add em to the pile at the top of the thread.

  11. #86
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    Quote Originally Posted by wyeaster View Post
    the trail map makes me a little nervous
    Lone Peak is a striking mountain to view, but as far as skiing goes, it looks more intimidating than it really is. Challenging terrain, but very skiable and lots of options.

    For example on the back side of the peak not visible on Harry's map there is a single black diamond called Liberty Bowl, which is the easiest way down. It's an awesome, massive bowl, but not hard in good conditions.

    The Challenger face also looks steep on the map, but again, out of sight around the ridge to looker's right are two easier runs called Midnight and Moonlight. Great runs that hold great snow because they face north.

    So bottom line is don't worry about it.

    ETA: Not to mention the place has a shitload of really great blue runs too on the lower mountain and Andesite mountain.

  12. #87
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    Sounds like a blast, hoping I can make it as a BBI first timer. Big Sky has some killer skiing! Haven't been to Bridger and it has been on the bucket list. Anybody planning on spending a day touring?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norseman View Post
    Yes, still to be added to the first few posts. Others should feel free to trickle in the recs, and I'll add em to the pile at the top of the thread.
    I will volunteer my services as the BS Historian.

  14. #89
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    Copy. You and Bunion can keep everyone off the lawn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yeahman View Post
    Lone Peak is a striking mountain to view, but as far as skiing goes, it looks more intimidating than it really is. Challenging terrain, but very skiable and lots of options.

    For example on the back side of the peak not visible on Harry's map there is a single black diamond called Liberty Bowl, which is the easiest way down. It's an awesome, massive bowl, but not hard in good conditions.

    The Challenger face also looks steep on the map, but again, out of sight around the ridge to looker's right are two easier runs called Midnight and Moonlight. Great runs that hold great snow because they face north.

    So bottom line is don't worry about it.

    ETA: Not to mention the place has a shitload of really great blue runs too on the lower mountain and Andesite mountain.
    What he said. That place is what you make of it, gnarl or mellow, it has it all. I'm super stoked for this event. Plenty of easy ways down the off the top. Lenin and Marx are mellow.

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    Let's stack the tram line. Mags only tram car... hot box!

    LOL... first run in style, top to bottom, 4000 vert! Grab a beer for the Swifty ride and repeat?

  17. #92
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    Dude, the full 4,000 sucks. I did that by accident 1 spring (only time I took the tram). Liberty Bowl was fine, but then you just run along this basically flat groomer for what feels like forever.

    Spook, nervous? You'll live...probably. Most damage is done to skis, not people.

    I forgot about the luxury upgrade. 6-person heated bubble. What luck.
    No longer stuck.

    Quote Originally Posted by stuckathuntermtn View Post
    Just an uneducated guess.

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    No Liberty side... I'm talking Gullies to the Bowl to Calamity Jane or something fucking fast.

    Agreed on return roads being shitty... unless you can make a tuck train of 3+ skiers all holding the poles of the person in front... those can get really fast. Leg burn city, too.

    Bunion/Garbanzo... what's the speed record for Summit to Swifty base?

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    That long traverse road stuck refers to is not necessary if the Shedhorn lift is running. Should be no problem by March.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norseman View Post
    No Liberty side... I'm talking Gullies to the Bowl to Calamity Jane or something fucking fast.

    Agreed on return roads being shitty... unless you can make a tuck train of 3+ skiers all holding the poles of the person in front... those can get really fast. Leg burn city, too.

    Bunion/Garbanzo... what's the speed record for Summit to Swifty base?
    I'd think the only speedy way down would be Big Couliour. Getting to any of those gullies looked like a long walk on rocks off the top.
    Move upside and let the man go through...

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    skid luxury

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    Not always... I remember the traverse from Lenin/Marx to the Gullies being pretty solid most of the time. I guess we'll see what this season holds.

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    you know what would be great to add to a BBI? some nemeses or a rival group
    skid luxury

  24. #99
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    Quote Originally Posted by Norseman View Post
    Not always... I remember the traverse from Lenin/Marx to the Gullies being pretty solid most of the time. I guess we'll see what this season holds.
    Yep it's solid and quick. Most direct line might be Otter Slide to upper Marx to First Gully to the Bowl to Crazy Horse to the base.

  25. #100
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    Big Sky flew a Mini-excavator to the Summit about 2 weeks ago ostensibly to create some more aggressive snow holding surfaces.

    I doubt any operator has the balls to try and work down to the Gullies traverse though.

    My recent experience is that the snow fences at the top of the Gullies traverse create a pretty friendly route, especially in March.

    I have no idea if there is such a record as Summit to base. I wouldn't doubt it though.

    And not to be a debbie downer but the summit to the base doesn't get you 4K.

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