View Poll Results: Which would you choose

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  • 10 EPIC powder days

    13 46.43%
  • 100 mediocre ski days

    15 53.57%
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  1. #26
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    Quote Originally Posted by PNWbrit View Post
    I just did........on Sunday.

    Thats seriously so rad. And I am CLEARLY jealous.
    I probably wo’nt see a single flake for another month. LOL

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    I'll take 10 days exactly like Wednesday March 4th, 2015 at Aspen Mountain.

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    I was once heliskiing at Mike Wiegele’s during a week in which a small group of skiers established a new daily vertical record of 353,600 (this would be the equivalent of skiing from the summit of Vail ski area down to town, 102.5 numbers of times). One of the skiers in the record setting group was Dominique Perrett (famous Swiss extreme skier – Mount Everest, etc.), and a couple of days afterwards he was in my group for the day. There was also another gentleman in the group who was a regular client and very “vertically obsessed.” To him more vertical was better.

    Eventually during the lunch break, Dominique asked “Mr. Vertically Obsessed” this question. “Which would you rather ski, 50,000 vertical feet in “shity conditions” or 25,000 vertical feet in chest deep cold smoke powder?” Mr. Vertically Obsessed replied, “How shity of conditions?” And he was serious.

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    10 days in a season sounds like an absolute nightmare

  5. #30
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    Well jongstrong mafia muffins
    You pretty well gots the quantity thing dialed to the point of annoyance
    You ever gonna bring the qualities?
    "When the child was a child it waited patiently for the first snow and it still does"- Van "The Man" Morrison
    "I find I have already had my reward, in the doing of the thing" - Buzz Holmstrom
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    ski on in eternal peace

  6. #31
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    I do’nt know, I think this is a pretty quality discussion honestly. Just started a music thread that I think should have some quality reccomendations. When I go skiing this winter, I will provide some stoke.
    I’m not blessed enough to have any current stoke, so I just try to start fun, interesting discussions.
    Now answer the question, dang it.

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    Your gonna enjoy them 10 pristine pow days much more if ya skied them other 90
    As a ski bum you wake bake n ski
    Some days it's better than others
    Best to try n ski as many as ya can
    And set yourself up to try n take advantage of the better ones
    If ya don't believe me
    Well you'll only be a year older
    When ya figure it out
    "When the child was a child it waited patiently for the first snow and it still does"- Van "The Man" Morrison
    "I find I have already had my reward, in the doing of the thing" - Buzz Holmstrom
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    ski on in eternal peace

  8. #33
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    I just want to say that this appropriately placed quality thread is CRUSHING yellofin's let's whine about DSM and ignore him for a day thread.

    Continue.

  9. #34
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    I have to say that cold smoke prefer doesn't do much for me, at least compared to Sierra medium density powder.

    But I like to ski all conditions. For me, terrain is more important than conditions.

    I would rather ski a steep couloir in wind affected snow, or heated up powder or slush than ski cold powder, low to medium angle in Japan.

    Now if said couloir is icy, not do much. I do have a strong self presentation instinct.

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    I just love the hostility around here lately. We must all be getting itchy.


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    Quote Originally Posted by rod9301 View Post
    I have to say that cold smoke prefer doesn't do much for me, at least compared to Sierra medium density powder.

    But I like to ski all conditions. For me, terrain is more important than conditions.

    I would rather ski a steep couloir in wind affected snow, or heated up powder or slush than ski cold powder, low to medium angle in Japan.

    Now if said couloir is icy, not do much. I do have a strong self presentation instinct.

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    I meant self preservation instinct, but Android disagreed with me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rod9301 View Post
    I have to say that cold smoke prefer doesn't do much for me, at least compared to Sierra medium density powder.

    But I like to ski all conditions. For me, terrain is more important than conditions.

    I would rather ski a steep couloir in wind affected snow, or heated up powder or slush than ski cold powder, low to medium angle in Japan.

    Now if said couloir is icy, not so much. I do have a strong self preservation instinct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deepsouthmafia View Post
    When I go skiing this winter, I will provide some stoke.
    From Deep South ? Flattest beginner run at Big Sky. Yeah post up some stoke.
    "Zee damn fat skis are ruining zee piste !" -Oscar Schevlin

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    Quote Originally Posted by rod9301 View Post
    I have to say that cold smoke prefer doesn't do much for me
    It's most definitely not the be all and end all that it's cracked up to be.

    Even more so is bluebird. I'll take a raging 2" an hour storm any time over bluebird.
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    Quote Originally Posted by deepsouthmafia View Post
    Nope, only 10.
    But we are talking like PERFECT conditions. Bluebird. Not to chilly. Bottomless fluff. Not to crowded at the hill. The kind of day that you remember your whole life.
    I ski 50 days a year and Iím lucky to have that happen twice a season. Iíll gladly take 10.


    Most days here are pretty good, rarely awful though

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    Quote Originally Posted by deepsouthmafia View Post
    Nope, only 10.
    But we are talking like PERFECT conditions. Bluebird. Not to chilly. Bottomless fluff. Not to crowded at the hill. The kind of day that you remember your whole life.
    That was most days at my ski hill last year. I only had 3 days that were not like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Betelgeuse View Post
    I just love the hostility around here lately. We must all be getting itchy.


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    Piss off, asshole

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    So do i

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmcrawfo View Post
    No one cares what you think.
    It is clearly obvious that they do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PNWbrit View Post
    It's most definitely not the be all and end all that it's cracked up to be.
    I mean I like storm skiing and heavy surfy pow as much as the next guy but I can assure you, untracked bottomless 5% blower in the sun is definitely "all it's cracked up to be" and the fact that you think otherwise makes me wonder if you have ever actually skied in those kind of conditions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harry View Post
    From Deep South ? Flattest beginner run at Big Sky. Yeah post up some stoke.
    :sigh:
    No. Sadly not making it out West this year.

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    I've skied Blower pow days over my head and had a shit load of fun. But some of the funniest stories/memories come from skiing in the rain, ice crust layer on top of 12" of pow, sun cupped glaciers skiing in a Hawaiian shirt... so I'll take 100 days vs 10 any year.

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    There's a reason most ski movies with steep terrain are filmed in Alaska and not Colorado.

    Wetter snow sticks to steep faces, much stepper than Continental climate snow.

    You can also go a lot faster in medium density snow, because your skis build a platform easier.

    And avie danger is a lot lower.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JaytaeMoney View Post
    makes me wonder if you have ever actually skied in those kind of conditions.
    Don't be a twat. Of course I have.


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    Figures.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rod9301 View Post
    You can also go a lot faster in medium density snow, because your skis build a platform easier.

    And avie danger is a lot lower.
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