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  1. #2226
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    Quote Originally Posted by bodywhomper View Post
    Anybody here do the uphill race at SB on Saturday? Some great costumes and the group in the race kits were smoking!
    Made it 3 laps, could have done 4 but late start had us out of time. 5 would have been a stretch physically. The winner doing 9 official, 10 actual but missed the cutoff by 3 minutes and the fastest lady doing 6 (7?) were insane. Good times all around, hilarious prizes in the mystery boxes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eastside View Post
    Is there a ski hill whose management/style of operation that isn't loathed by "locals"?
    I gotta agree with Eastside on this one and have said the same thing. Every skier thinks their home mountain is the worst run ski area on the planet.

    Quote Originally Posted by TahoeJ View Post
    Sugar Bowl. Mt. Rose. And, well, Alterra has definitely dropped the ball with certain things at OV / Alpine, but at least they aren't Vail. In fact, Vail sucks so much that it lowers the bar for everyone else, so fuck them by proxy too.
    As a long time Mt Rose skier and passholder, I couldn't disagree more. The way they run the place and manage their premier terrain The Chutes, is just horrendously bad! I'm told they sell close to 20,000 passes yet they are still constantly understaffed.
    Would've been great spring conditions with tremendous coverage these past 4 days but they opted to keep The Chutes closed all week!
    Why? Well they just didn't want to pay to keep the groomer to the lift intact because the temps were too warm down low.
    With cooler temps forecast, they told me they still hope to move snow around later this week and get 'em open the final weekend, but in addition to having my doubts, cooler temps and north facing terrain above 9000' may not equal good spring skiing.
    I wish Vail or Alterra would buy Mt Rose, they couldn't possibly run the place any worse!
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    Was very nice at Mt.Rose this arvo. Got to hang out with snow boarding tattoo artist!
    One of those days when you take last run, through the trees, and want to repeat, but lifts just closed...

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    Quote Originally Posted by powpig View Post
    I wish Vail or Alterra would buy Mt Rose, they couldn't possibly run the place any worse!
    *Get thee behind me maggot!*....
    Seems like you have an axe to grind mang?
    ...Didn't run into you this year.
    Did something go down, previously?

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    Quote Originally Posted by powpig View Post
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    I wish Vail or Alterra would buy Mt Rose, they couldn't possibly run the place any worse!
    Yes, but they could run it the same and add 10X the skiers
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    Quote Originally Posted by powpig View Post
    I gotta agree with Eastside on this one and have said the same thing. Every skier thinks their home mountain is the worst run ski area on the planet.



    As a long time Mt Rose skier and passholder, I couldn't disagree more. The way they run the place and manage…
    I wish Vail or Alterra would buy Mt Rose, they couldn't possibly run the place any worse!
    Congratulations on the dumbest take on this years thread. I hope you never find out how much vail or alterra would improve mt rose. You’re bitching about the chutes being open ? They didn’t even exist as terrain until relatively recently. I can remember a time i bitched about Alex Cushing. I take it all back now that we have this shitshow called alterra

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    You would think folks would be less grumpy with the lovely spring weather. Lots of people out at Donner enjoying the "beach". You have to be pretty hammered to play cornhole for hours. And the renters at the STR next door headed down to take a swim and headed back very quickly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by old goat View Post
    You have to be pretty hammered to play cornhole for hours.
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    Tahoe '23/'24 - Reserve Now For Best Pricing!!!

    Went to Sierra yesterday for closing and had a good time. Got warm and sloppy pretty quickly but west bowl and all that wide open stuff off castle under GV was pretty fun on the old OG jag sharks


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    Hey, anyone know some safe spots to sleep in the car a reasonable (30 min or so) distance from Palisades? Coming up from Sac to do some double days before the snow melts. I'm used to BLM pullouts in Arizona/Utah/Montana, but have not done this in California. Thanks all. I'll be up Saturday if anyone wants to get a beer and a lap.

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    AZskibum -

    Near downtown Truckee, toward the east end of Donner Pass Road, there's a series of several parking lots. The last one farthest from town has generally been safe for overnights for a couple of years. You will likely see others there.
    Fuck those fucking motherfuckers!

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    There should be some spots on 89 north towards Sierraville.

    Also, methinks the trailhead for Pole Creek on 89 just before OV would be okay, as well.

    And not sure what the deal is with the TART transit center in Tahoe City is, but I have seen folks posted up there.

    Also, Johnson Canyon (not sure if you need a SnoPark there or not).
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    Andy, I almost posted that but I felt it shouldn't be forever posted online for the world to see...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcski View Post
    Congratulations on the dumbest take on this years thread. I hope you never find out how much vail or alterra would improve mt rose. You’re bitching about the chutes being open ? They didn’t even exist as terrain until relatively recently. I can remember a time i bitched about Alex Cushing. I take it all back now that we have this shitshow called alterra
    No, I'm bitching about The Chutes not being open. Far too often! They have been open 20 years, since 2004, you can call that relatively recently if you want. All I can say to anyone who wants to give me flak, you spend a season at Mt Rose and after 50 days on the hill we can talk next April and just maybe we'll see eye to eye a bit more than seems to be the case today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by powpig View Post
    No, I'm bitching about The Chutes not being open. Far too often! They have been open 20 years, since 2004, you can call that relatively recently if you want. All I can say to anyone who wants to give me flak, you spend a season at Mt Rose and after 50 days on the hill we can talk next April and just maybe we'll see eye to eye a bit more than seems to be the case today.
    Yeah had a pass for a year there and it took forever to open the chutes for the season. I asked a patroller and they said the runs themselves had enough snow but a creek at the bottom needed snow to fill in and be crossable. Seems like building a small bridge would be smart...

    Also, lines were pretty bad at least that one year

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    Quote Originally Posted by powpig View Post
    No, I'm bitching about The Chutes not being open. Far too often! They have been open 20 years, since 2004, you can call that relatively recently if you want. All I can say to anyone who wants to give me flak, you spend a season at Mt Rose and after 50 days on the hill we can talk next April and just maybe we'll see eye to eye a bit more than seems to be the case today.
    I skied Mt. Rose roughly that much this season and don't have many complaints. I think the longest lift line I waited in was 15 minutes and that was a weekend powder day. At somewhere like Palisades the line would probably be double or triple that.

    With regards to the Chutes, did you ever ask patrol about their take? I did, and they told me that the PWL in January was the main cause of the delayed opening. I also asked about what was going on recently and they said that Chuter was having hydraulic issues. They are working on it and hoping to get it open for closing weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eastside View Post
    I don't share that sentiment. Heavenly is far from my favorite ski area but I can be there in 20 minutes. I also like making turns. Lots of turns. If they keep running chairlifts, I'll buy a pass and ride 'em. I enjoy hiking up and skiing down and never get the amount of time out there as I would like. If I could only do one, the choice is easy.

    Is there a ski hill whose management/style of operation that isn't loathed by "locals"?

    You access via stagecoach right? Well you might think differently if you had to reserve a parking spot and also pay $20 if you can’t find 3 friends that want to ski on your schedule. There were enough times this year I just wanted to ski a couple hours in the morning and leave, I’m not driving all the way up kingsbury like many of my friends did or get bussed is from the outskirts of town. I like the BC access out of heavenly and Kirkwood but I just got to angry to many times, fuck them and their money grab. I’ll still have a Sierra pass for when I want to hit the resort and use my skin pass on the days I want to hit Fail terrain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcski View Post
    Congratulations on the dumbest take on this years thread. I hope you never find out how much vail or alterra would improve mt rose. You’re bitching about the chutes being open ? They didn’t even exist as terrain until relatively recently. I can remember a time i bitched about Alex Cushing. I take it all back now that we have this shitshow called alterra
    PT/Alterra announced in their Operations Blog last week:

    We want to ski everything as long as possible........ When it burns out, that’s when we’ll stop skiing it.
    I wish Mt Rose had this kinda "shitshow" attitude!

    I can only imagine what the response would be if Alterra did what Rose did and closed KT for 11 days (or possibly the rest of the season, we'll see) in mid-April.
    If Alterra routinely didn't get KT open til 1 PM or later after snowfall, or sometimes just bag it for entire days, this thread would be 50 pages longer!
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    You really have no idea lmao. I’d take Rose Mgmt over alterra or fail any day.
    Do you evens realize it was sorta shocking when Rose opened the Chutes because it was historically considered unmanageable avy terrain (and people had died poaching it) ? It was great they stepped up and opened it in the first place , so maybe stfu and be grateful the Chutes are even open terrain at all.

    Closing KT is not remotely comparable. And when KT is closed it’s for a real reason not a shitshow. Silverado being closed all the time is much more egregious
    Last edited by mcski; 04-23-2024 at 12:42 PM.

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    Managing the chutes is complex variables such the creek crossing, serious chance for injury when its hard, avalanche control and I am sure staffing. IMO it is powpigs attitude that makes them rush to open on powder days. Many times they bomb the hell out of it and get most of good lines to slide, leaving a shit ton of debris. I personally would like to see them have more restraint, let the snowpack settle and stabilize a bit before throwing bombs and rushing to get it open.

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    This^

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    I went skiing today…
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redsmurfer View Post
    Managing the chutes is complex variables such the creek crossing, serious chance for injury when its hard, avalanche control and I am sure staffing. IMO it is powpigs attitude that makes them rush to open on powder days. Many times they bomb the hell out of it and get most of good lines to slide, leaving a shit ton of debris. I personally would like to see them have more restraint, let the snowpack settle and stabilize a bit before throwing bombs and rushing to get it open.
    Agreed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mcski View Post
    You really have no idea lmao. I’d take Rose Mgmt over alterra or fail any day.
    Do you evens realize it was sorta shocking when Rose opened the Chutes because it was historically considered unmanageable avy terrain (and people had died poaching it) ? It was great they stepped up and opened it in the first place , so maybe stfu and be grateful the Chutes are even open terrain at all.

    Closing KT is not remotely comparable. And when KT is closed it’s for a real reason not a shitshow. Silverado being closed all the time is much more egregious
    Nevermind Silverado, it was mid winter and they weren’t even spinning Headwall for weeks even though all of the terrain it services was open. Man, I so miss the days when Alpine and Squaw had to compete against each other.
    I ski 135 degree chutes switch to the road.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TahoeBC View Post
    You access via stagecoach right? Well you might think differently if you had to reserve a parking spot and also pay $20 if you can’t find 3 friends that want to ski on your schedule. There were enough times this year I just wanted to ski a couple hours in the morning and leave, I’m not driving all the way up kingsbury like many of my friends did or get bussed is from the outskirts of town. I like the BC access out of heavenly and Kirkwood but I just got to angry to many times, fuck them and their money grab. I’ll still have a Sierra pass for when I want to hit the resort and use my skin pass on the days I want to hit Fail terrain.
    Yeah. If the Nevada side starts requiring reservations, that will be a giant mess and piss me and everyone in the area off. On that note, I never really saw what the enforcement/penalty was actually like.

    Edited to add, I am hoping the reservations don’t happen on the Nevada side for the simple reason there is quite literally no legal on-street parking anywhere. I cannot think of a single public parking space (during winter) on the Nevada side from Stateline to Safeway to Daggett summit.

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