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  1. #26
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    Itís flat and it never snows.

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  2. #27
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    bout time the windy hill got her own thread
    canít wait for magnificent unicornís take on it
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    The Bomber Cliffs (I think that's what they call em?) look like a cool mini golfing zone.
    dirtbag, not a dentist

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    definitely one of the top candidates for a future BBI!
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    Quote Originally Posted by flowing alpy View Post
    bout time the windy hill got her own thread
    can’t wait for magnificent unicorn’s take on it
    the measure of a man is not how steep, but how many hikes to bowl 4 you do

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    Quote Originally Posted by questionable_character View Post
    wtf, man...

    (is English your first language?)



    NM, I will find others to ski with
    Ahhh I am heart broken sweet cheeks. Just when I thought you were going to be my huckleberry too. Dreams crushed!

    Anyone else thinking this may be a goober with a new and shiny persona that has been here before under another?

    Quote Originally Posted by Leavenworth Skier View Post
    I doubt this will be a season worth visiting mission ridge. I could be wrong but moderate El Nino doesn't normally make for amazing coverage at place that isn't really known for big snowfall.
    Hmmmm farmers almanac says wet, does not wet equal lots of fluff at higher elevations. Call me crazy but I just watch the weather and break trail for the places that are on point for great snow.

    Quote Originally Posted by ACH View Post
    Lulz, that moment when some questionable character calls you out....
    You read my mind. (chuckles)!

    Quote Originally Posted by jackattack View Post
    It’s flat and it never snows.

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    Ouch that looks like a terrible day. How do you do it?

  7. #32
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    We've had some great freshies-every-run powder days at the Windy Hill
    And we've taken one run on boiler plate then got the hell out of there
    We've gotten off the high chair at the top clad in XC ski gear @ -10F/-50F wind chill
    And we've whooped the best long groomer runs in the PNW

    We've farmed freshies between the subalpine firs and western larches
    We always bang the B-24 wing early in the day for good luck
    And we have shared beers and campfires with the usual suspect RVers

    Ya never know what the Windy Hill will bring until you get there

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leavenworth Skier View Post
    Watch this video for further proof: https://www.instagram.com/p/BOxlToeDGyB/
    that clip is forever burned into my mind about mission ridge
    for those that do not know...tall skiers at work getting buried that day

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    Quote Originally Posted by acinpdx View Post
    that clip is forever burned into my mind about mission ridge
    deepest lightest powder I've ever skied.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeezerSteve View Post
    Nah. There's lots of steep challenging runs when there's ample snow cover.
    Again, Iím just commenting on the trails directly off the lifts, which is all we ever skied way back then. Hike-to terrain may change all that.

    There are some fairly steep sections on the trails off the lifts. but they are fairly short. If you get in over your head, it is fairly easy to make it down to an easier section, unlike some of the advanced runs at other nearby areas. Iím not trying to diss the place, but just trying to set expectations appropriately (at least how I remember it).

    But, yeah, if you happen to catch it right after a powder dump, itís great. Or so Iíve been told. I never managed to do that when I lived in the area. It was always the trade off of I could get to Crystal in an hour, and it would take 3 hours to get to Mission. I went to Mission when other people were organizing the trips, and it never seemed to sync up with a massive powder dump.

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    Quote Originally Posted by billyk View Post
    Again, I’m just commenting on the trails directly off the lifts, which is all we ever skied way back then. Hike-to terrain may change all that.

    There are some fairly steep sections on the trails off the lifts. but they are fairly short. If you get in over your head, it is fairly easy to make it down to an easier section, unlike some of the advanced runs at other nearby areas. I’m not trying to diss the place, but just trying to set expectations appropriately (at least how I remember it).

    But, yeah, if you happen to catch it right after a powder dump, it’s great. Or so I’ve been told. I never managed to do that when I lived in the area. It was always the trade off of I could get to Crystal in an hour, and it would take 3 hours to get to Mission. I went to Mission when other people were organizing the trips, and it never seemed to sync up with a massive powder dump.
    it's all about timing and dropping everything. The wind can be savage and I have seen 20" powder blown away in the matter of hours. Can be quite disappointing but teaches you to savor the moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by billyk View Post
    I went to Mission when other people were organizing the trips, and it never seemed to sync up with a massive powder dump.
    makes sense since the cold temps and good grooming keep the piste top-notch during a PNW dry spell.

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    Hmmm, i would go with a pure carbon ski, you'll thank me later.

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    If you like skiing you will like Mission Ridge.


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    For my part, I've never had fun at Mission. Fun: not even once.

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    Quote Originally Posted by idahospud View Post
    For my part, I've never had fun at Mission. Fun: not even once.

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    Man you sure know how to be a Debbie downer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeezerSteve View Post
    We've had some great freshies-every-run powder days at the Windy Hill
    And we've taken one run on boiler plate then got the hell out of there
    We've gotten off the high chair at the top clad in XC ski gear @ -10F/-50F wind chill
    And we've whooped the best long groomer runs in the PNW

    We've farmed freshies between the subalpine firs and western larches
    We always bang the B-24 wing early in the day for good luck
    And we have shared beers and campfires with the usual suspect RVers

    Ya never know what the Windy Hill will bring until you get there
    I do not mind cold and I mean cold but sideways wind-chill and exfoliation by frozen bits can kiss my Ö

    Quote Originally Posted by wickstad View Post
    If you like skiing you will like Mission Ridge.
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    I hope to make it on a good day. If not there are other places not to far away.

    Quote Originally Posted by Leavenworth Skier View Post
    deepest lightest powder I've ever skied.
    I think that was your vid link. If so thanks for the stokage!

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    the windy hill has some fantastic parking opportunities
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  19. #44
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    Mediocre hill at best
    ďI have a responsibility to not be intimidated and bullied by low life losers who abuse what little power is granted to them as ski patrollers.Ē

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    I heard it's Bomber over there.
    Move upside and let the man go through...

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    Quote Originally Posted by flowing alpy View Post
    the windy hill has some fantastic parking opportunities
    They are going all upscale on us
    [IMG][/IMG] https://skiliftblog.files.wordpress....e55bb6aab6.jpg
    ďI have a responsibility to not be intimidated and bullied by low life losers who abuse what little power is granted to them as ski patrollers.Ē

  22. #47
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    I struggle every year whether to buy a pass to Mission or Stevens...and in the end Mission always wins. Sure, it doesn't have amazing PNW snowpack or a ton of variety in terrain but if you live in Wenatchee you can't argue with the access. I've also never been in colder/windier weather, ridden deeper snow (albiet a rare occurrence) or pushed the petal to the metal further. And if you follow NWAC and know where to look you can turn a windy 2-3" day into a pow day.

    But I sure do miss being able to 100% trust the snowpack
    "No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible" -Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

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    FWIW, we can see Mission Ridge from our front yard

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    Quote Originally Posted by snoqpass View Post
    They are going all upscale on us
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    in time for 21BBI maybe
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    Quote Originally Posted by flowing alpy View Post
    the windy hill has some fantastic parking opportunities
    I like that you can park and stay. I have always considered places that allowed this that much better than others. Sometimes the little things make a big difference.

    Quote Originally Posted by snoqpass View Post
    They are going all upscale on us
    [IMG][/IMG] https://skiliftblog.files.wordpress....e55bb6aab6.jpg
    I read on their site that they are expanding the parking areas and such. To bad it is not more mountain...baby steps though.

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