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  1. #2226
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    Quote Originally Posted by WaistDeepGroomers View Post
    Really friggin awesome short about Whaleback that LL Bean just put out:

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    Lots of good memories at the Whale. This one circa 2009. My guy is third from left. What a crew that was.
    That Don't Make No Sense

  2. #2227
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    -4` with a wind of 3 and an additional inch of snow overnight bob and the sun is starting to poke out of the light cloud cove. -12 summit


    I probably should have gotten over to MRG before this holiday week upcoming as it looks very nice, got a couple of 2fers so end of the month is a possibility.

    Yesterday afternoon proved to be an 8.95/10 ski day. Out at 1 til closing bell skiing the new couple of inches that added to the rest of the lightly skied snow this week. Virtual ski on makes for quick laps.
    I was watching a group of 8 or 9 jongs [Quebec accents] who skied/boarded too low into a spruce thicket. Several had abandoned gear and were postholing trying to get out. One mistook me for patrol and tried to get me to go 30' lower to help a rider who was trapped heads up in a treewell. He was breathing, so I ignored his plea to avoid a decent into hell and his buddy started climbing up to him. Got a call then that my neighbor friend M and Jedi Noah had arrived unannounced and were on the bravo lift. Continued my traverse 60' to the right and skied my line I was headed to. Saw a guy with skis off postholing down through the thicket 20' to my left as I skied down. I bet 3 or 4 dozen kooks will follow their tracks and suffer by Monday.
    tl/dr moral of the story, don't follow tracks

    Light traffic in some woods zones, as the trails are skiing so nice, meant nicely refreshed skiing.


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    Neighbor Downy Woodpecker enjoying some suet

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  3. #2228
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    East MF Coast 19/20.

    3 day weekend. Looking for N. VT touring partners Saturday and Monday (likely going to Bolton BC with wife on Sunday). Hit me up.

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    East MF Coast 19/20.

    Quote Originally Posted by Vt-Freeheel View Post
    [Quebec accents]

    Sounds about right, there musta been a few « esti tabernak » explétives in there to confirm.

    Boarding deVille was pretty good yesterday. Nice to be able to get out for a quick lunch rip. Gonna hit it again today.
    24° 06°

  5. #2230
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peruvian View Post
    3 day weekend. Looking for N. VT touring partners Saturday and Monday (likely going to Bolton BC with wife on Sunday). Hit me up.
    I'm booked up this weekend but would definitely hit Bolton another weekend if you're looking for someone to tour with. Bolton's so close and I have yet to get in their BC zone.

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    Orford was sick yesterday ! 75cm in 7 days woof

  7. #2232
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    ^^ thanks mtw. i usually don't see the mountain looking like that. call it warm light after cold night. ;0}

    Quote Originally Posted by spanky View Post
    ‘Twas a good day at MRG with my son. Sure beat work/school.




    right on spanky
    (bonus points if that was the veggie chili ;0)

    and wow! chute looking flat and fat.
    wish i'd gotten out yesterday...
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  8. #2233
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peruvian View Post
    3 day weekend. Looking for N. VT touring partners Saturday and Monday (likely going to Bolton BC with wife on Sunday). Hit me up.
    I may be your huckleberry on Monday. Was thinking Smuggs but could adventure.
    Uno mas

  9. #2234
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    Quote Originally Posted by robrox View Post
    Not exactly Frabjous Day in the Zone:
    Oh that fresh snow,
    oh that nice skin track under the fresh,
    alas that crust layer and the iced and frozen tracks left by Dangur's party defeated both my not yet hale and hearty knee and such mojo as left in my old carcass.

    2,400 vertical feet gained in good style but the descent was not one for the record books. Still, I did saw away a couple of line blocking leaners so it wasn't a total loss.
    Rob - I'm sorry. I feel like a jerk.

    I will be staying away from the Zone for the next couple of storms to make sure you get your well deserved first tracks. I need to explore some new spots, anyway.

    However, feel free to conscript me to break trail, and surrender first tracks.

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  11. #2236
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dangur View Post
    Rob - I'm sorry. I feel like a jerk.

    I will be staying away from the Zone for the next couple of storms to make sure you get your well deserved first tracks. I need to explore some new spots, anyway.

    However, feel free to conscript me to break trail, and surrender first tracks.
    They’re not his woods, ski them whenever the fuck you want.
    Laps
    crab in my shoe mouth

  12. #2237
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    Quote Originally Posted by t-the-east View Post
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    Because it's summer in Antarctica, sun never goes down. I have been there this time of year. Depending on your location (it's a continent) I was warmer there than in NH.
    But yes it's cold.

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    ^^^ yea, that in a nutshell is why i haven't been to whiteface since the last time i braved frostbite temps about 15yrs back.

    but antarctica might not be the best yardstick for comparison these days;

    https://www.commondreams.org/news/20...worlds-hottest

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  14. #2239
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    They make it sound worse than it is. I skied Whiteface last Saturday (report said afternoon temp was -18 at the summit) and I’m here today (report currently says submit is -10). Winds aren’t bad at all. Whiteface gets a bad rap.

    Sure, it’s cold, but it’s not unpleasant. Couple runs...Switchback...couple runs...Switchback...and so on. They really need to get Ubu back on tap.

    Great coverage, place is empty. Benny would appreciate the honesty of the snow report, listed as loose and frozen granular. No misleading packed powder! Plenty of soft for the exploring.

  15. #2240
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    I'm going in a few weeks, hope I won't miss mid. any plans for a rebuild? do you notice it not being around?

    kicking myself for missing chute when it looked like that ^^^ though. dayum.
    .....I hope you know that this will go down on your permanent record

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  16. #2241
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    JT : i do hope to get back there soon. and my home hill MRG has provided me with 3 of my coldest ski days ever just in the last month or so.

    mL : i see at least i'm in good company....sigh.
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  17. #2242
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    Facking nippy out in the sun today. Unfortunately the sub zero temp took the packed powder out of the groomers. Gone was the Ron Popiel "set it and forget it" deep edge set, replaced with firm corduroy "pay attention to your pressure" skiing. Bumps still holding good loose snow for some leg warming exercise.
    Moisture in the untracked snow below 3000' firmed the base up considerably overnight. Areas that I sank 10 -12" into heavy powder yesterday are now skiing 3" or so deep over supportive base. First few turns were interesting as my speed jumped and I dialed it down.
    Sun was nice to have around, the NW wind not so much.

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    Soup and a sammy was good, nice crisp on the cheese.

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    Stopped by the neighbors for a beer, can't say it wasn't fresh

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    Quote Originally Posted by buckethead View Post
    ^^ thanks mtw. i usually don't see the mountain looking like that. call it warm light after cold night. ;0}




    right on spanky
    (bonus points if that was the veggie chili ;0)

    and wow! chute looking flat and fat.
    wish i'd gotten out yesterday...
    Thanks, bucket! Yes, that was the veggie chili.

    Was at Stowe today. No pics as it was a bit chilly.
    Because rich has nothing to do with money.

  19. #2244
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    Thanks, but no need for concern. The big deal is the blowdowns to deal with up next summer.

    As for your tracks, my infirm knee was the greater problem anyway . Still, it was good to get out in the zone. Next day, because I did not push it, the knee feels used but not abused. I had my lightest knee brace on, it was fine most of the day. I'll bring a heftier knee brace for descents.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dangur View Post
    Rob - I'm sorry. I feel like a jerk.

    I will be staying away from the Zone for the next couple of storms to make sure you get your well deserved first tracks. I need to explore some new spots, anyway.

    However, feel free to conscript me to break trail, and surrender first tracks.
    The sad truth is that whine does not age well

  20. #2245
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vt-Freeheel View Post
    Unfortunately the sub zero temp took the packed powder out of the groomers. Gone was the Ron Popiel "set it and forget it" deep edge set, replaced with firm corduroy "pay attention to your pressure" skiing.
    I shit you not....there isn’t a better or more poetic way to describe today’s (somewhat disappointing?) NE resort conditions. Well said!

    Still a fun day......

  21. #2246
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    ^^ vt-free: well you made it look nice and worthwhle if a little disappointing. (in december it might be considered a more painless base-building event.)
    um, they burnt the toast again though


    ^^ spanky : mad snow then cold stowe...nice outing! i'm glad we won't have to see any more indoor skiing pics, novelty notwithstanding

    and the veggie chili to boot...good man!

  22. #2247
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    Grab the flannel lined jeans this morning! Brrrr.

    Also, the cat skiing operation on Burnt Mountain at Sugarloaf opens today for the season. Bring Vaseline... for the cold.

  23. #2248
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    Fucking flu...

  24. #2249
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    Chilly start to the morning but earning turns in NVT helped shake the -9f out of the fingertips.

    Cerulean skies.

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    Hint hint.

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    Teddy.

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  25. #2250
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    oh what a day. i luv blu skies and cold schmoooke. snow qualiteee was choice.
    go Go GO!

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