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  1. #76
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    I'm lovin the new backyard
    ((. The joy I get from skiing...
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    ((. That's worth living for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gman View Post
    For those of you with kiddos, where are you doing group lessons? Seems like only dentists and lawyers can afford to put their kids in group lessons these days. My daughter is 4 and looking to get her more confident this season, last year didn't go well with me trying to teach her so hoping if I can get her in a few group lessons with kids her age, then maybe the outcome is better. We've got ikon passes but might look at doing lessons at boreal or tahoe donner to make it less painful on the wallet.
    We did the Summiteers program at alpine last year for our 5 year old. 8 out of 11 Sundays starting the week after New Years. She skied with the same instructor and group every week. Pretty amazing the difference from the beginning of the season to the end.

    They raised the price this year to $1,500 (or at least that's what it was for a "returning child" when they opened registration over the summer). I think it was $1,200 the year prior. We didn't sign up this year.


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    Heading to Mammoth for opening day, see y'all there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by powdork View Post
    Yesterday afternoon I was driving back to the north shore after a short ski and grabbing my mail from my old place. On the way back, Emerald Bay was an icy mess. 3 cars without chains that couldn’t make it up the steep part pulled over. But as I got closer to Eagle Falls there was a car pointed at me stuck in my lane. It was clear every time he gave it gas he just move sideways closer to going over the edge. I went around and that was all I thought of it. Fast forward to this morning.
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    Apparently a semi somewhere behind me couldn’t go around this guy, hit him and went off the road
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    So I turned around and went home.






















    jk. I grabbed my skins and skis and went up from there
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    The weight of all the Christmas mugs broke the chains on the specialized tow truck they brought in to pull out the semi. The road remains closed and they'll try again tomorrow
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    The semi driver and passenger jumped out! Must have been a sight. Glad no one hurt.

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    fack!

    scary
    I didn't believe in reincarnation when I was your age either.

  7. #82
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    Who's going to be at Mammoth tomorrow for opening day?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bozo T. Clown View Post
    Then you don't want one-off lessons. You want

    https://www.palisadestahoe.com/plan-...k-ski-programs

    or https://www.palisadestahoe.com/event...shooting-stars

    or https://www.palisadestahoe.com/event...untain-rangers

    Or if you need flexibility, at least https://www.palisadestahoe.com/plan-...ackages/take-4

    Most of the camps are sold out, and I can't tell about the miniature teams. However...

    If you're willing to commit to some minimum number of days teaching they'd probably sign you right up. Based on your experience wrangling 4 year olds, and xx years skiing, not to mention over 2K posts on TGR.
    This is what I'm doing to get my kid past the huge waitlist and into Mighty Mites. I'm kind of stoked to have my first ski job ever as an assistant coach.

    Another ski instruction option is Sky Tavern. Sky Tavern has been great for the past two seasons for ski instruction for my kid. It's around $400 for 8 weekends of instruction, plus a commitment to assist with ski instruction. The sky kids for 4 and 5 year old skiers is already full for this season, but there's still availability for older kids. I won't miss the 45 minute drive each way from Truckee to Mt. Rose though.

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    AQI 350+ in Kings Beach. Gotta burn before it gets buried.
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    Anyone else see a fireball streak across the sky around 7:26 PM today? Saw it while driving north on 580 in south Reno, plunging towards the ground to the northwest somewhere.
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    That sounds like aliens to me.

    Stoked on all the snow. Fuck yeah. Hard to be so far away, but thanks for the pics.

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    Just this fireball

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    8am at Broadway...

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    Quote Originally Posted by G View Post
    Gman. Instructor's pay starts at just slightly over minimum wage, or less.
    I figured that was the case which is bullshit. Id rather pay an instructor directly but I realize the mtn wants their cut.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gman View Post
    I figured that was the case which is bullshit. I’d rather pay an instructor directly but I realize the mtn wants their cut.
    It's frustrating how much they've started overcharging for lessons for the past several years. It's nearly triple what it was 10-12 years ago. And then they always say they're trying to grow the sport.
    I ski 135 degree chutes switch to the road.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gman View Post
    I figured that was the case which is bullshit. I’d rather pay an instructor directly but I realize the mtn wants their cut.
    they will fight you for it
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    "I hear a hype train coming, it's coming round the bend..."

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    Quote Originally Posted by heckacali View Post
    "I hear a hype train coming, it's coming round the bend..."
    "and I ain't seen a pow day since I don't know when"
    Quote Originally Posted by powder11 View Post
    if you have to resort to taking advice from the nitwits on this forum, then you're doomed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Chupacabra View Post
    Anyone else see a fireball streak across the sky around 7:26 PM today? Saw it while driving north on 580 in south Reno, plunging towards the ground to the northwest somewhere.
    https://www.kcra.com/article/video-l...ornia/41874270

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    Holy Fuck
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    Quote Originally Posted by powdork View Post
    Holy Fuck
    At least his meth lab wasnt the cause


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    ^you don't know that for sure. let the investigation run it's course
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    If there's anything left of that meteorite he can sell it for a lot more than that house is worth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Chupacabra View Post
    "and I ain't seen a pow day since I don't know when"
    I'm stuck here at Applegate, and time keeps draggin' on . . .

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    Wow. Poor doggo...
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