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    2020-21 Orygun: The Optimistís Thread

    So whatís the consensus? Whoís got a pass?

    Any back room knowledge about smaller hills like Hoodoo opening?

    Bachelor is pushing passes hard, with lots of guarantees.

    Predictions?

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    prediction: if I visit, it will snow a lot. Unfortunately I cannot predict if they will be open
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    Visit anyway; weíll find fun.

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    If it snows Hoodoo will open. That is all.
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    imho, an overly ambitious season opener...
    i have a ticket tho, as does my boy, so posting up...

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    Whaddup

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    Taken a few days ago. Not quite Oregon.

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    Overly optimistic is putting it mildly.

    Skiing will happen in OR this season, BUT standing around in liftlines seems like a really shitty way of socially distancing. Business as usual seems unlikely, IMO. Reservations? Daily caps? Who knows?

    If you were hoping to get a normal amount of ski days this season, I would plan on spending some days earning your turns. I doubt that the forest service closes access sites again this year unless shit gets truly out of hand.
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    The Mountain Shop is doing season rentals on AT gear for those that may want to have a set on hand for days when you may miss out on quota skiing
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    I bought a MtB pass, with all the guarantees
    What jonesy said about The ‘Doo
    Skiing seems a long way off with mid-90s temps and choking on wildfire smoke...
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    Bought a Sahale pass thinking it would be a good deal over 5 years. That's either going to be a really good deal if we get special benefits or it was really bad timing. Will know in a couple of months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ::: ::: View Post
    The Mountain Shop is doing season rentals on AT gear for those that may want to have a set on hand for days when you may miss out on quota skiing
    Exactly what the easy access touring spots need is every #vanlife bro in Portland and their ďnew to skiing but all about hiking for turnsĒ girlfriend getting out there!

    Sorry for the shitty attitude but Iím obviously worried about this, probably not for a valid reason.

    Back to optimism: Iím gonna need friends to help out with those sled laps this season! Any and all mags are welcome

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    I suspect it will be busy everywhere this year: resort & bc

    resorts will be on reservation/quota & bc will be overrun with the frustrated

    (...tho they may drop off once they realize what they are getting in to...tiring sweaty walks for short, low-slope quarry)

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    I may bring my Ikonic persona down to Bach or my regular persona to Meadows for a storm chase or two, obviously depending on reservations/ticket availability.

    Mostly I'm just hoping what could be a great La Nina winter doesn't get cancelled by fears/response to the 'rona.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thefortrees View Post
    Any and all mags are welcome
    reservation plz!

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    checking in with my southerly brethren
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    I have been BC skiing on hood for many years and I have never been crowded out of a spot or had a truly shitty experience with a BC user that I can recall, whether JONG or crusty old timer. I am curious if others have had shitty or dangerous situations in the BC around Hood?

    Though my sample may be biased, since I usually aim for solitude over turns or low-hanging fruit.

    An uptick in JONGs with new BC gear means lots of very lightly used gear flooding your local craigslist in the next season or two, because earning your turns is a pain in the ass.

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    ^^ you are correct. All is good. Just need pow... experiencing withdrawal symptoms this week

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    You forgot to add miniature cattle dog to that list.

    Also this thread feels a bit premature. It's still 100F out.

    Quote Originally Posted by thefortrees View Post
    Exactly what the easy access touring spots need is every #vanlife bro in Portland and their “new to skiing but all about hiking for turns” girlfriend getting out there!

    Sorry for the shitty attitude but I’m obviously worried about this, probably not for a valid reason.

    Back to optimism: I’m gonna need friends to help out with those sled laps this season! Any and all mags are welcome

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    how about speakerpods and lots of shit strapped to backpacks
    life ain't guaranteed, love your people while you can

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    2020-21 Orygun: The Optimistís Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Backward_Banana View Post
    Also this thread feels a bit premature. It's still 100F out.
    New thread without photographic proof of skinning on fresh (per tradition) is bad juju!

    As others have said- skiing will go down on Hoodoo, snow or no snow!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norseman View Post
    how about snowshoeing snowboarders with speakerpods and lots of shit strapped to backpacks
    FIFY

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norseman View Post
    how about speakerpods and lots of shit strapped to backpacks
    Don't forget that they will also have large, out of control, dogs that need a place in mid-trail to shit, while they destroy the skin track.

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    Sorry about the attitude... I screwed up and read the news again! (Got to stop that if I want to be an optimist)

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