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    Quote Originally Posted by adrenalated View Post
    There is fun terrain in the area where the cat operates, but the cat op doesn't ski it. The cat runs laps on low angle terrain, with no avy gear on any of the guests, and party skis it. Meanwhile there will be tons of people on sleds spinning 2X the number of laps on the fun stuff while you're gaper party skiing the low angle wind hammered bullshit.
    Whoa, I did not know that, I just knew the terrain (having done a private cat ski day and spent lots of time at Fowler-Hilliard).
    "fuck off you asshat gaper shit for brains fucktard wanker." - Jesus Christ
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    Quote Originally Posted by adrenalated View Post
    There is fun terrain in the area where the cat operates, but the cat op doesn't ski it. The cat runs laps on low angle terrain, with no avy gear on any of the guests, and party skis it. Meanwhile there will be tons of people on sleds spinning 2X the number of laps on the fun stuff while you're gaper party skiing the low angle wind hammered bullshit.
    Man, are you ever selling me on the experience. Vail Cat Skiing should hire you as a hype man.

    Quote Originally Posted by garyfromterrace View Post
    Mind = blown. Whoa...
    Glad someone appreciated my discovery. In retrospect I might have been able to guess you'd be one of the people enjoying that.
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    YC is for rich people who can actually want to ski, and a good amount ski well there. So don't discount the YC, the people and it's terrain, it's pretty fun. Having BS next door means you won't get bored, so much terrain to have.

    I was bored to shit skiing Vail, but I didn't go out of bounds where it's supposedly a lot more fun. Lotta people like Vail in-bounds though. Nice truck stop as truck stops go....

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    Quote Originally Posted by muted View Post
    YC is for rich people who can actually want to ski, and a good amount ski well there. So don't discount the YC, the people and it's terrain, it's pretty fun. Having BS next door means you won't get bored, so much terrain to have.
    You know, if I had a billion dollars, I'd live there, because its like a private ski in and out place to live on Big Sky, because, after all, they can buy a pass and ski BS, but us plebes can't do the opposite.

    If Lemond got kicked out, the new owner of his place got a gem. I saw it once on one of those lifestyles of the rich and famous shows. Sweet.

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    ski destinations I never thought I would consider (Yellowstone Club, Vail)

    Plus when done cruising YC. You can go to BS and get some of this.
    Omg the photo manager here SUUUCKS! Not sure why it keeps posting it sideways.
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    Pretty damn sure he won't be getting any of that 2funky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2FUNKY View Post
    Not sure why it keeps posting it sideways.
    Resave the image with a different name, then repost. Usually fixes that problem. Sometimes you need to do it in a new post and delete the old one though.

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    ski destinations I never thought I would consider (Yellowstone Club, Vail)

    Quote Originally Posted by yeahman View Post
    Resave the image with a different name, then repost. Usually fixes that problem. Sometimes you need to do it in a new post and delete the old one though.
    Plus itís not the picture I selected. Similar but the other one shows all the headwaters. Itís really dumb we should have to do all that shit just to post a damn picture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The AD View Post
    Vail is a fun place to ski. Ridiculously overpriced and probably overrated, but I have a feeling you'd have fun there if there's good snow.
    Yes, depending on decision making time, look for good snow, then decide if possible.

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    You never mentioned how you plan on getting into YC. Itís not like you can just walk up to the ticket counter. If there is a way please tell me, it looks like a cool area from top of Big.

    So with that out Vail has some fun terrain and a lot of it. They donít have gnar or high alpine but if youíre not having fun there then you probably donít actually enjoy skiing.

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    The best place I've ever skied at is bareges in the French Pyrenees

    If you like to hike or skin a bit (10-60 minutes) there are 80 plus couloirs in the resort, 600-2,000 ft, 40-50 degrees steep. And nobody skis them. In February and March, fat coverage and you can ski untracked for a week after a storm.

    Maritime climate, so it snows a lot and it's stable

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    Quote Originally Posted by flowing alpy View Post
    i’d poach that fancy place by The Big with bunion
    Yeah, Bunion knows the back bowls of the YC.....
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    Ain't no "Back Bowls" at the Y/C.

    There are some extremely posh Restrooms however. Although not nearly as nice as the RRs at the Lodge at Snowbasin when it 1st opened.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GPP33 View Post
    You never mentioned how you plan on getting into YC. It’s not like you can just walk up to the ticket counter. If there is a way please tell me, it looks like a cool area from top of Big.
    That's what I was wondering about too. No mention of a friend who owns a place there or anything. Hey, I'd like to ski the YC too! Actually I did ski it once. Down a cat track to the base of a lift to take us back to Big Sky because Shedhorn had shut down and left us stranded. I f'ing shredded that cat track, that mountain won't soon forget me. Actually I found the vibe at the base to be empty, closed in, and weird, during my extremely brief time observing it. I guess if it were on a day with more people it might be cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Not bunion View Post
    Ain't no "Back Bowls" at the Y/C.
    You have to know the secret handshake to get into the back bowls..... ;-p
    "True love is much easier to find with a helicopter"

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    Quote Originally Posted by yeahman View Post
    That's what I was wondering about too. No mention of a friend who owns a place there or anything. Hey, I'd like to ski the YC too! Actually I did ski it once. Down a cat track to the base of a lift to take us back to Big Sky because Shedhorn had shut down and left us stranded. I f'ing shredded that cat track, that mountain won't soon forget me. Actually I found the vibe at the base to be empty, closed in, and weird, during my extremely brief time observing it. I guess if it were on a day with more people it might be cool.

    I'm guessing that the only time you find a lot of people are the Xmas holidays. And, compared to BS and other places, that probably ain't much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yeahman View Post
    That's what I was wondering about too. No mention of a friend who owns a place there or anything. Hey, I'd like to ski the YC too! Actually I did ski it once. Down a cat track to the base of a lift to take us back to Big Sky because Shedhorn had shut down and left us stranded. I f'ing shredded that cat track, that mountain won't soon forget me. Actually I found the vibe at the base to be empty, closed in, and weird, during my extremely brief time observing it. I guess if it were on a day with more people it might be cool.
    My ski time at YC was also when Sheddy closed and had a BS ski patrol escort through YC (perhaps preventing a Yeahman event?). From chair to chair with lots of fresh powder every where. A lifty rode up on the quad with me and said he had gone 50 days between loading "guests". He liked working at YC because of the benefits and had an interesting side gig.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benny Profane View Post
    I'm guessing that the only time you find a lot of people are the Xmas holidays. And, compared to BS and other places, that probably ain't much.
    Yeah. I have heard it is increasing though. They've been building the shit out of that place the past few years, from what I've been told by people working construction up there. Not sure what that translates to in actual skier days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yeahman View Post
    Yeah. I have heard it is increasing though. They've been building the shit out of that place the past few years, from what I've been told by people working construction up there. Not sure what that translates to in actual skier days.
    I'll bet a six pack that those people barely ski.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Talisman View Post
    A lifty rode up on the quad with me and said he had gone 50 days between loading "guests".
    Wait, what does that mean? He sat there 50 days and didn't load a single f'ing person on the chair?!

    P.S. We had a ski patrol escort too on our cat track run. Big Sky has an agreement with the YC that when Sheddy shuts down they can evacuate people through the YC.

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    Did they spray you down first and then blindfold you?

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    Skiing YC will not be an issue, for those of you who wondered how I am planning on doing this (some former fund buddy of one of my friends will let us use his place, I guess). I don't know how it works or what the rules are, but if it's possible I'll see about getting lift tix for some of you weirdos (again, I have no idea if that's even possible, or if guests of guests (like I would be) can bring guests, but I imagine there might be some way to do it--at the least I can meet you guys wherever this place intersects with BS and share my pocket full of breakfast meats with you).
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    Sure, friends of friends, a note from your mom, just about anything will get you in at the YC. The more the merrier, that's their motto.

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    Do they have lift tickets there? Or does everyone just get a golden orb to flash?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dexter Rutecki View Post
    ...share my pocket full of breakfast meats with you).
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