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    killington's disastrous hosting of WC ski races

    I guess it was so bad last year that they're back at it (I mean, according to the board it was going to result in shame and humiliation for the ski challenged state of VT, which clearly has no business hosting ski races, ever).

    Kmart passed snow control today--about a week until racing starts! I have no interest in being at the shitshow myself, but on TV last year it looked great. Mikaela FTW in both events...
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    The shitshow wasn't that bad last year.

    I mean, the lines for bathroom were long. (protip: don't use them!) and they Did run out of beer but otherwise great times; Bring your muck kickers and enjoy
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    Ran. Out. Of beer.

    Was unaware of that, and that could indicate Benny's predictions of ignominy were right. Pretty poor form even by the lowly standards of Kmart.

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    Well as long as the coin operated condom machine in the men's room didn't run out.
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    Some of us are going again.

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    Buckethead on the hunt for hot Jersey babes

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    WC ski racing is so badass. [/Capt. Obvious]

    And Buckethead was certainly in the right place.

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    Is there any natural snow or is it a white strip of manmade?

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    killington's disastrous hosting of WC ski races

    Bucket is the most steezy of maggs.
    Straight Up gangstah.
    Killington rules on so many levels. Western posers will never understand, just how fucked-up special, it is. Fuck the West, one chick for every 29 guys. The east oozes in 'gina juice!
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    Quote Originally Posted by The SnowShow View Post
    Is there any natural snow or is it a white strip of manmade?
    Someone else could say for sure, but my money is on negligible to no natural right now. But I am sure they did the same thing to Superstar as last year--have never seen so many snow guns in one place. More guns per square foot of trail by a factor of three or four, probably, than anything I've ever seen. Was probably a gun every 8-10 feet on the last pitch. They weren't taking any fucking chances with those races.
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    White strip of manmade is what the FIS wants. It needs to be bullet proof, not safe or fair otherwise.
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    I'm certain they're using that crazy machine to inject the slope. Unless temps are over 40 it will be bulletproof.
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    killington's disastrous hosting of WC ski races

    I wish Killington the best of luck!
    But pulling it off once, is no certainty of future success.

    Iím sure Aspen Ski Co is thanking god, that they donít have to hold the race next week. It was 60 today and itís still in the 40ís @ 7pm.

    Nice article about Julia and the race today in the local paper.
    http://www.aspendailynews.com/section/home/177286

    The east coast needs a race and actually appreciates it more. I truly wish them success.

    My place is right at the Aspen finish line and I will miss the athletes.
    But in the end, the politics of the race, FIS and the prospect of ASC building a hotel, on land zoned conservation, turned me off to the race.
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    its an alpine race so bullet proof is awesome compared to shoveling/blowing/ raking a 20 cm dump of cement at whistler
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shredhead View Post
    I wish Killington the best of luck!
    But pulling it off once, is no certainty of future success.

    I’m sure Aspen Ski Co is thanking god, that they don’t have to hold the race next week. It was 60 today and it’s still in the 40’s @ 7pm.

    Nice article about Julia and the race today in the local paper.
    http://www.aspendailynews.com/section/home/177286

    The east coast needs a race and actually appreciates it more. I truly wish them success.

    My place is right at the Aspen finish line and I will miss the athletes.
    But in the end, the politics of the race, FIS and the prospect of ASC building a hotel, on land zoned conservation, turned me off to the race.
    It's funny that Aspen already told FIS to get bent on WC races once before--I actually worked that last Roche Cup race in the 90's with Kitt leading when the Euros conspired to get it stopped.

    You're right, past success doesn't guarantee anything, but as I said last year (and was glad to see Killington prove me right) they weren't going to take any chances--IMO if Kmart had one week of snowmaking weather, barring 70's and rain they were going to make sure they could hold a race (not that FIS would let it happen if it were really that warm, but they would have had enough snow).

    And the EC definitely appreciates this, which I heard a lot coaches/athletes/officials commenting on last year. Aspen speed events are always their own special thing, though. And it's a great SL hill right above your place.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The SnowShow View Post
    Is there any natural snow or is it a white strip of manmade?
    hahahahaha. snork.

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    Went last year and the best view was rooftop of our RV. From there could see the start and top 4 turns, then the last 18. Plenty of beer, brats, and a bathroom. No parking pass so "blended" with the snowcat crew and crept over early am once they started parking cars...

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    The East Coast= guaranteed crowds and major publicity for the sport

    Yes its going to be ridiculously overcrowded with NY and NJ licence plates, but Killington can only do so much to alter their venue and views for spectators. They probably lose a ton of money hosting this anyway they cant build a stadium or do too much major construction for spectators. My prediction sadly is Killington long term wont host races they will add up the costs and probably decide is drains too much.

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    Who's going ? A maggot bbq in the parking lot would be epic

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    Quote Originally Posted by buttahflake View Post
    Bucket is the most steezy of maggs.
    Straight Up gangstah.
    Killington rules on so many levels. Western posers will never understand, just how fucked-up special, it is. Fuck the West, one chick for every 29 guys. The east oozes in 'gina juice!
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    46 degrees and non frozen precip falling this morning
    http://www.killington.com/site/mount...orthridge.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by skifishbum View Post
    a western bird with my ring on her hands worth at least 28 snookies
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    Nothin against you or your lady, but a ham sammich and a 12oz Mtn Dew is worth more than 28 Snookiís.


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    I need to get a 20oz Dew and the Sammich for 28 Snooki's.

    I am going and I know Goniff will be there as well as a bunch of the K-Zone crew.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vt-Freeheel View Post
    I need to get a 20oz Dew and the Sammich for 28 Snooki's.

    I am going and I know Goniff will be there as well as a bunch of the K-Zone crew.
    Lets Party!
    Spread the word. Hopefully somebody can secure a spot by the gondi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrMan View Post
    46 degrees and non frozen precip falling this morning
    http://www.killington.com/site/mount...orthridge.html
    Exactly what does this add to the discussion?

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    32` and snowing lightly at my place.
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