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  1. #1701
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    Here are some of them aforementioned water hazards

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    "Pay your nickel and take your chances"
    "they don't groom Alpental, they just move shit around."

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ID:	314669Mission was really good this morning.

  3. #1703
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    Quote Originally Posted by MagnificentUnicorn View Post
    Is that Captain Powder in the second picture?
    All white is worse than camo.

  4. #1704
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    Any reports from alpy? My expectations are low to start...

  5. #1705
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    Quote Originally Posted by TripleT View Post
    Any reports from alpy? My expectations are low to start...
    Plenty of kooks out today. I couldn't convince my kids to head up Chair 2 today, so was on the lower mountain all day until around 2. First tracks down Meister (woo-hoo!) and they were smooth and creamy until I hit Debbie's. Then it was funky, grabby stuff. That was the name of the game on the lower mountain for the whole day. I thought it was better than ice, but my kids weren't so sure. Eisfallen and Dom are avy debris wastelands to be avoided until they can get groomed out/covered deeper. I thought it was getting a little better as it got skied out more. My kids said our last 2 runs down Debbie's were our best runs of the day (other than our first tracks.

    Chair 2 opened at the crack of 9 even though they said it would be delayed. Nash opened around lunch and I heard Snakedance opened as well. I'll let the guys who actually skied it chime in.

    Lots were full by 9 and tons of Ikoners were floating around. Most that I spoke to or overheard were not impressed with our mediocrity. I hope they tell all their friends how bad it sucked.

  6. #1706
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    Crustal refugees all over the high 12 today. Wind moved the entire 8 of new to the leeward. Straight up blue ice in spots. Need a couple more dumps to cover the avy debris death chunks from the last few days.

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  7. #1707
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    Quote Originally Posted by phatty View Post
    Plenty of kooks out today. I couldn't convince my kids to head up Chair 2 today, so was on the lower mountain all day until around 2. First tracks down Meister (woo-hoo!) and they were smooth and creamy until I hit Debbie's. Then it was funky, grabby stuff. That was the name of the game on the lower mountain for the whole day. I thought it was better than ice, but my kids weren't so sure. Eisfallen and Dom are avy debris wastelands to be avoided until they can get groomed out/covered deeper. I thought it was getting a little better as it got skied out more. My kids said our last 2 runs down Debbie's were our best runs of the day (other than our first tracks.

    Chair 2 opened at the crack of 9 even though they said it would be delayed. Nash opened around lunch and I heard Snakedance opened as well. I'll let the guys who actually skied it chime in.

    Lots were full by 9 and tons of Ikoners were floating around. Most that I spoke to or overheard were not impressed with our mediocrity. I hope they tell all their friends how bad it sucked.
    I don't think Nash opened.. Snakedance did and was pretty good. Some work required to stay out of the creek at times.

    Pretty fun skiing all around the padded seats all day.

  8. #1708
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alyosha_SP View Post
    I don't think Nash opened.. Snakedance did and was pretty good. Some work required to stay out of the creek at times.

    Pretty fun skiing all around the padded seats all day.
    Didn't mean the gate, just the run. Sorry I wasn't clear.

  9. #1709
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    Weather's looking pretty mediocre today. Fingers crossed the Southerners can get some pow this week before the inversion takes hold
    "Pay your nickel and take your chances"
    "they don't groom Alpental, they just move shit around."

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    Alpental is parked out on the access road halfway to Sahalie ski club. I was completely parked in at lot 4 and was lucky that the asshole who parked me in was just leaving to go ski so i could tell him to move his fucking car. easily another 100 cars parked in, plus its a maze to get out as 50% of the drive aisles are totally blocked at one end or the other. Bad parking ops, disgraceful behavior by the public.

    Snow is variable but pretty decent in spots. lines are long. I went back to my car to grab some water at 10am and the crowds and parking shit show just ruined it for me so i left and went into work to try and free up a morning or two midweek. One less fucker in that cluster up there today.
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  11. #1711
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    Quote Originally Posted by californiagrown View Post
    Bad parking ops, disgraceful behavior by the public.
    This has been the story of the lots all year. Sounds like it's worse today than yesterday. At least yesterday things weren't all blocked up.

  12. #1712
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    Yesterday morning at Alpental the parking lots weren’t even fully plowed. Do they not have enough employees or plow trucks?

  13. #1713
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dromond View Post
    Yesterday morning at Alpental the parking lots weren’t even fully plowed. Do they not have enough employees or plow trucks?
    I think this is part of it. I know they keep telling us employees they are still hiring. There's only 1 person in Lot 4 every time I've been up there.

  14. #1714
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    Sounds like I'll be hunting on high for leftovers this week. Hyak's a zoo of families and Southerners. Just glad none of them can make it up the hill to park in my space
    "Pay your nickel and take your chances"
    "they don't groom Alpental, they just move shit around."

  15. #1715
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    Beautiful fucking day.

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  16. #1716
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    Quote Originally Posted by phatty View Post
    This has been the story of the lots all year. Sounds like it's worse today than yesterday. At least yesterday things weren't all blocked up.
    Truth...

    I hope anyone who has experienced this will comment on their social media accounts. They do pay attention.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dromond View Post
    Yesterday morning at Alpental the parking lots weren’t even fully plowed. Do they not have enough employees or plow trucks?
    Was hoping I'd get some turns with the marvel/gorton crew but manged to stay off-cycle.

    then again....i may have become overwrought with jealousy if i'd heard more details of your most recent trip back to BA

  18. #1718
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    Quote Originally Posted by californiagrown View Post
    Alpental is parked out on the access road halfway to Sahalie ski club. I was completely parked in at lot 4 and was lucky that the asshole who parked me in was just leaving to go ski so i could tell him to move his fucking car. easily another 100 cars parked in, plus its a maze to get out as 50% of the drive aisles are totally blocked at one end or the other. Bad parking ops, disgraceful behavior by the public.

    Snow is variable but pretty decent in spots. lines are long. I went back to my car to grab some water at 10am and the crowds and parking shit show just ruined it for me so i left and went into work to try and free up a morning or two midweek. One less fucker in that cluster up there today.
    Hopefully bong water.

  19. #1719
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dromond View Post
    Yesterday morning at Alpental the parking lots weren’t even fully plowed. Do they not have enough employees or plow trucks?
    Yo dawg, I'mma let you finish, but



    Not a single k00k parked in my parking spot this weekend, mostly because they couldn't get to it (and the one who intended to couldn't make it, so he secured 2nd chair for me instead)
    "Pay your nickel and take your chances"
    "they don't groom Alpental, they just move shit around."

  20. #1720
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    Quote Originally Posted by SeatownSlackey View Post
    Was hoping I'd get some turns with the marvel/gorton crew but manged to stay off-cycle.

    then again....i may have become overwrought with jealousy if i'd heard more details of your most recent trip back to BA
    I spied you on the chair! It was a good trip with several reappearances from last year. Meanwhile, Alpy reminded me that I forgot how to actually ski!

  21. #1721
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    Quote Originally Posted by pipedream View Post
    Yo dawg, I'mma let you finish, but

    Unplowed lots i can deal with fine. Not ideal, but my 4runner handles 12" of slop in Lot 4 just fine.

    Treating Lot 4 like valet parking with no valets is a problem. Fucking selfish assholes intentionally, and blatantly parking in other people is a problem. I don't have social media, but i will be emailing staff about the clusterfuck that Crystal exacerbated this weekend, but still does exist on many normal weekends. Ruined the weekend for me, so i left before my temper ruined the weekend for others.

    Absolutely gorgeous views on Sunday morning though. The dramatic, steep peaks and cornices of the Alpental valley on a sunny morning after a storm are truly breathtaking. I bet folks up by snowlake had a great day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by californiagrown View Post
    Absolutely gorgeous views on Sunday morning though. The dramatic, steep peaks and cornices of the Alpental valley on a sunny morning after a storm are truly breathtaking. I bet folks up by snowlake had a great day.
    It was nice
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    “I 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.”

  23. #1723
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    Quote Originally Posted by snoqpass View Post
    It was mediocre
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    FIFY

    Nice picture tho

  24. #1724
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    It was a beautiful day to stand in line on the mountain. Attitude was everything yesterday.

  25. #1725
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    Anyone notice the group skinning up Lower International yesterday? Wondered what their plan was.

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