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  1. #426
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    Quote Originally Posted by flowing alpy View Post
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    And there will come a day when our ancestors look back...........

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    Quote Originally Posted by HotSchmoo View Post
    Weeeellll . . .
    Vail/Stevens has decided to disallow employees from skiing Saturday morning.
    Not sure how if feel about that.
    They did the same thing at Whistler for opening weekend.

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    From SkiBluewood - opening day is the 14th!

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    ...because we need something to lean skis against (besides ❄️banks) on opening day �� Digging out from 13 inches of fresh in the last 24 hours and 19 inches in the last 48. Couldn't be sweeter with opening weekend just ahead. As of this a.m., 28 degrees at the base and still snowing. Conditions report: packed powder + powder YEAH


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  4. #429
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    Toured Hyak today and it was a bit sticky but nice to be able to tour at the pass. Beware of serious snow snakes. I skied through a loop of cable buried in the snow. Ski released but man I got lucky. I dug down a bit to make it visible to other skiers.
    License to kill gophers by the government of the United Nations

  5. #430
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ski to Be View Post
    I skied through a loop of cable buried in the snow. Ski released but man I got lucky.
    That shit terrifies me in early season snow. Glad you're ok.

    In other news. Been hearing resoundingly good things about the new GM at Xtal so far.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ski to Be View Post
    Toured Hyak today and it was a bit sticky but nice to be able to tour at the pass. Beware of serious snow snakes. I skied through a loop of cable buried in the snow. Ski released but man I got lucky. I dug down a bit to make it visible to other skiers.
    yikes! glad you're ok!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ski to Be View Post
    Toured Hyak today and it was a bit sticky but nice to be able to tour at the pass. Beware of serious snow snakes. I skied through a loop of cable buried in the snow. Ski released but man I got lucky. I dug down a bit to make it visible to other skiers.
    The line under the lift?
    What time were you up?
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  8. #433
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    HV exceeded expectations but Hyak Face was nothing to write home about. Thanks for the motivation to get out in the brief weather window, ACH!
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    "Pay your nickel and take your chances"
    "they don't groom Alpental, they just move shit around."

  9. #434
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    Quote Originally Posted by ACH View Post
    The line under the lift?
    What time were you up?
    Skiers right coming down the face . Not far enough right to be under the chair. Just did a quick skin up at 930 to 1030 on the front after picking up my pass. It wasn't a lift cable though it was braided and half inch thick. and was looped up vertically about knee high and complete covered. My ski went right through it. Luckily it was the maiden voyage of the Shifts so I released right out. Normally I lock my tech toe bindings when skiing down and that could have been a possible season ender. Was hoping to see someone I knew and I was afraid to go anywhere near Alpental with the ivy conditions. Stoked to get the low hanging fruit though.
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  10. #435
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    Took Bandit Jr up to the snowy dead end of opener. Was near bluebird when we pulled up and Shuksan made a brief appearance before the clouds and snow came back. Chairs 1, 2, 3/4, and 6 were running.

    Deep goodness the first two runs up high followed by the worst not quite groomed runs back to the chair. Hidden rollers, obstacles, saplings everywhere. Dropped the rope on Pan Face about 11 am and it was back to the white room. Baker still needs lots of snow to make the fun lines doable, but boy was it good to ski powder again!

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  11. #436
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    Quote Originally Posted by HotSchmoo View Post
    Weeeellll . . .
    Vail/Stevens has decided to disallow employees from skiing Saturday morning.
    Not sure how if feel about that.
    Is that akin to driving in Seattle traffic on a school holiday?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackattack View Post
    Who's gonna be at Alpy this season midweek (tues-wed)?

    It appears Vail has no interest in being a part of the PNW ski community and is determined to throw a wrench in my midweek plans, so I think I'm gonna make the extra 30-minute drive on occasion. Some days I'll have the wife in tow, but others I'll be flying solo and it would be cool to have a knowledgeable local show me around. Happy to do the same at the Windy.
    Really only a half hour difference?

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    @Wickstad

    Ya, i'm sure it'll be a shitshow, hence my ambivalence towards actually giving a fuck on the matter. I'm working that morning, so really no skin off my back anyhow.
    It's just the principle. Folks are chomping at the bit, and ski area employees who actually ski are probably the ones chomping the hardest. Working for the industry is generally a crap gig. Pretty much the only benefit a real ski bum gives a fuck about is that unlimited ski pass.
    And what about the employees who can only ski weekends?
    And what's gonna happen next year? A full week or two of restricted access?
    Six weeks restricted the year after that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jackattack View Post
    Who's gonna be at Alpy this season midweek (tues-wed)?

    It appears Vail has no interest in being a part of the PNW ski community and is determined to throw a wrench in my midweek plans, so I think I'm gonna make the extra 30-minute drive on occasion. Some days I'll have the wife in tow, but others I'll be flying solo and it would be cool to have a knowledgeable local show me around. Happy to do the same at the Windy.
    Post in the padded seats thread when you are coming up. You shouldn't have any problems hooking up with mags mid week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wickstad View Post
    Really only a half hour difference?
    Each way, but who cares on the return trip.

    Quote Originally Posted by ACH View Post
    Post in the padded seats thread when you are coming up. You shouldn't have any problems hooking up with mags mid week.
    Iíll look for that thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackattack View Post
    Each way, but who cares on the return trip.



    I’ll look for that thread.
    I'll be happy to carpool to Alpy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HotSchmoo View Post
    @Wickstad

    Ya, i'm sure it'll be a shitshow, hence my ambivalence towards actually giving a fuck on the matter. I'm working that morning, so really no skin off my back anyhow.
    It's just the principle. Folks are chomping at the bit, and ski area employees who actually ski are probably the ones chomping the hardest. Working for the industry is generally a crap gig. Pretty much the only benefit a real ski bum gives a fuck about is that unlimited ski pass.
    And what about the employees who can only ski weekends?
    And what's gonna happen next year? A full week or two of restricted access?
    Six weeks restricted the year after that?
    Dude. I’m with you. I think that is shittier than an overturned sani can. I fled Stevens long ago. Back when they first started charging for the “a-lot”. About 1997. Shit show back then and now we’re like what twenty years on? There is good skiing there. But you can’t run a ski area without employees right?

  18. #443
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    Quote Originally Posted by jackattack View Post
    Each way, but who cares on the return trip.



    I’ll look for that thread.

    I think there will be some great lines at squilchuck with the logging going on there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wickstad View Post
    Is that akin to driving in Seattle traffic on a school holiday?
    Dood. My route has 2 elementaries, a middle, and a high school near it within 1.5 miles of city street driving... School holidays are real.
    Move upside and let the man go through...

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    Anyone hit Steven's today? How was it?

    I have to drive to Monroe in the AM regardless so I'm tempted to just keep going and get some lunchtime turns.

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    My non-mag bud gave me a apres ski mag beer

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    tell your friend to do some research

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    Merde De Glace On the Freak When Ski
    >>>200 cm Black Bamboo Sidewalled DPS Lotus 120 : Best Skis Ever <<<

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeardedClam View Post
    tell your friend to do some research
    Okay, I'll pass that on

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeardedClam View Post
    tell your friend to do some research
    Woah shitty incident but damn good beer from Melvin. Their APA is delish.


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