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  1. #1
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    Favorite Groomer in the West

    I will go first,

    Bon Diablo at SilverStar BC.

    Nothing beats first tracks on corduroy after a fresh 10cm. Followed by hot coco at Paradise camp. Mmm.
    "Its not the arrow, its the Indian" - M.Pinto

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    any that require a winch cat
    embrace the gape
    and believe

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    Quote Originally Posted by b0ardski View Post
    any that require a winch cat
    The Wall at Kirkwood fits the bill

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    I am partial to Horseshoe at Big Sky (moonlight side). Long, interesting, lotsa places to pop into the trees if ya want, great views, and NOBODY but you and your crew in sight

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    For some reason, I have memories of burning down both Limelight and River Run at Sun Valley as being all time huDge honking fast groimer experiences.
    Merde De Glace On the Freak When Ski
    >>>200 cm Black Bamboo Sidewalled DPS Lotus 120 : Best Skis Ever <<<

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    Front side of Discovery Basin, MT had some sweet LONG steep groomers.

    Mission Ridge, Wa. Chair 2 has quite a few long, varied groomers that you can pick up some major speed on.

    I find the groomers at big sky to be a bit boring, all kind of flat and wide.

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    I see what you’re doing here.
    Jesus rides beside me, he never buys any smokes.

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    Probably Stein's or Jordanelle
    "My policies are based not on some economics theory, but on things I and millions like me were brought up with: an honest day's work for an honest day's pay; live within your means; put by a nest egg for a rainy day; pay your bills on time; support the police." M. Thatcher (RIP)
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    Judges smoke it, even the lawyer too...So you've got to legalize it..." Peter Tosh

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coño Frío View Post
    The Wall at Kirkwood fits the bill
    I've never actually seen it groomed... but I've heard it happens now and then in the Spring.

    Cornice at Mammoth when groomed and refrozen is some sketchy shit if you hit it before it softens up - I imagine the Wall would be similar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meadow Skipper View Post
    I see what you’re doing here.
    Best defense is a good offense?

  11. #11
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    Molly hogan bowl headwall

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    Favorite Groomer in the West

    Quote Originally Posted by TahoeJ View Post
    I've never actually seen it groomed... but I've heard it happens now and then in the Spring.

    Cornice at Mammoth when groomed and refrozen is some sketchy shit if you hit it before it softens up - I imagine the Wall would be similar.
    Used to happen regularly once they had enough snow and time in between storms. Vail has groomed it one single day.

    I actually prefer Olympic at Kirkwood as a groomer. Parts are as steep as the wall, but a lot more variety. Steep at the top, bowls up and the. Rolls over steeper, begins to mellow, and then a choice between the ridge and a gully, followed by low angle run out, some turns and a final pitch to the lift. It has never been groomed by Vail.

    BtW, Cornice is worse at Mammy. I think it is because they salt it. Mid winter, the Wall can be sick when groomed. In spring it is still better than icy bumps and gives good access to Eagle which softens up hours earlier. If you wait for chair 10 to soften, you miss Eagle which can have some great conditions. BtW, the old KW used to groom two lines down Eagle for spring skiing. Ah, the good old days.

    Look Out Janet is a also a great groomer, and Vail finally started to groom it last season

    Ultimately tho, KW does not have enough vertical for epic groomers like Peak to Creek at Whistler.

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    Snow Rodeo at Revelstoke

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    Sun Valley has lots of looooooong steepish groomers

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    My favorite groomers are at the Bird

    Regulator Johnson > Bassackwards OR Chips > Primrose > Chips.

    Quote Originally Posted by cmcrawfo View Post
    Bon Diablo at SilverStar BC.
    Good to hear! We spent a night in the lot riding the park this summer. Definitely coming back for winter. It would be cool to have a local to ski with, if you're around.

    Quote Originally Posted by Leavenworth Skier View Post
    Front side of Discovery Basin, MT had some sweet LONG steep groomers.

    Mission Ridge, Wa. Chair 2 has quite a few long, varied groomers that you can pick up some major speed on.
    Sluice Box! Discovery was a super cool place. Front/Back sides are like two different mountains.

    Chak Chak is probably my favorite groomer at MR.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackattack View Post
    Discovery was a super cool place. Front/Back sides are like two different mountains.
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    Good trip last year

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buster Highmen View Post
    I have memories of burning down both Limelight.
    with those cat tracks across to catch air!

    but warm speings top to bottom is a true leg burner!

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    Going back a few years but hit that magic window of perfect groomer snow consistency, blue bird day, cold temps and prit near zero peeps on the hill at Troll Mountain by Quesnel. Having previously heard of their really superb grooming of available runs, it was a pleasure confirming the quality under my skis. 1500 feet of great pitch and wide open full throttle turns all day long on Troll Face and The Rush...IIRC; what made those runs so great was the T to B uninterrupted fall line seamless flow, no cat tracks to cross. Made that 1500 vert feel a bit bigger. Super fun little hill in general.
    What if the hokey pokey really is what it's all about?

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    Favorite Groomer in the West

    Not in the West, but Starfire at Keystone is wicked fun when groomed. Found myself at keystone several times this past year and god damn you can get moving on it.

    Not my video but shows the run pretty well




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  20. #20
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    A few years back, they groomed Palivicini at A-basin using a winch cat, right down the gut, top to bottom. Fastest I've ever been on a snowboard.

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    steep ish??? what part of winch cat required didn't you get?
    embrace the gape
    and believe

  22. #22
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    Quote Originally Posted by schindlerpiste View Post
    Probably Stein's or Jordanelle
    Jordanelle highly underrated
    Bunny Don't Surf

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coño Frío View Post
    I am partial to Horseshoe at Big Sky (moonlight side). Long, interesting, lotsa places to pop into the trees if ya want, great views, and NOBODY but you and your crew in sight
    I skied that run with Kim Kardashian a few years back.

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    Virtually everything in that photo is my ex-wife's family's ranch. 42,000 acres. Over half the runs at Discovery are named after features on their ranch. Yeah, I am an idiot for divorcing her, but you try being married to an alcoholic with anger management issues.
    "Zee damn fat skis are ruining zee piste !" -Oscar Schevlin

    "Hike up your skirt and grow a dick you fucking crybaby" -what Bunion said to Harry at the top of The Headwaters

  24. #24
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    Quote Originally Posted by jackattack View Post
    My favorite groomers are at the Bird

    Regulator Johnson > Bassackwards >death road (wall hits!) > wilbur ridge OR Chips > Primrose > andersons>Rothman>Chips face
    You know the bird is where its at but I had to improve it for you

    Edit to add I am fucking stoked to be back @ tha bird!
    Bunny Don't Surf

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harry View Post
    I ski.
    Yeah, I am an idiot for divorcing her, but you try being married to an alcoholic with anger management issues.
    i feel like your challenge is aimed at the wrong demographic. in another life i’d be all over giving that situation a try.
    bF
    Alpental Indigenous

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