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Old 12-29-2018, 12:50 PM
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Nice, and congrats

Anyone ever skiied Angle fire?. We won't be doing our trip back to Park City this year but may be able to take a March trip to Angle fire. We stayed up there over Thanksgiving and it is very pleasent , I didn't get much of a sense of the mountain though.


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https://flatheadbeacon.com/2018/12/2...sorts-chair-5/

We rode this chair several times the day before the evac. That terrain is interesting.
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A good January 1st. Four hours GS telemark, two hours Super-G alpine, lasagna dinner, then one hour cross-country classic at night. All praise be to Ullr's beneficence in the last week of last year (my driveway http://imgbox.com/x0hz15gA).

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Old 01-03-2019, 08:17 AM
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Off to a tele training session on the local bump tonight since I've been unexpectedly pulled in to teaching beginner tele on Saturday. The current forecast for teaching is low 40s and raining.
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Off to a tele training session on the local bump tonight since I've been unexpectedly pulled in to teaching beginner tele on Saturday. The current forecast for teaching is low 40s and raining.
Ick. Hope it changes for you.
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Old 01-03-2019, 09:49 AM
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Ick. Hope it changes for you.
Changes to what? 30s and raining?
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Freezing rain -- that hit us this afternoon, so once it started I bailed out and went to the office. It came from the south, so I'm blaming it on you.

I left tele boots and skis in my locker for one of our tele club member in from Norman Wells (arctic mainland) for a couple of days. There's only flatland skiing there, so he's been pretty eager to hit the slopes -- today -- the day that brought us freezing rain. It stopped about an hour ago, so I'm packing it in at the office to spend a couple of hours skiing this evening and hopefully catching up with our visitor, but I'll be wearing my kayaking spray jacket just in case.

Looks like I was lucky yesterday for work kept me from skiing. Something buggered up the power out by the hill, resulting in the lifts having to be evacuated. Over an hour for the last poor bastards.

Winter is interesting.
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Tonight was firm conditions, comparable favorably to well cured cement. We had fun and it was good to be on tele again before teaching on Saturday. I learned to ski on that hill, it's always fun to be back.
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It was in the mid 30's but only periodic rain, and none of it hard. A good day teaching on the hill.
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Full throttle today for the first time this season, bending GS Dobermanns like Beckham on Ontario's premiere GS pitch. Very hard surface but not ice, challenging pitch changes. Full commitment telemarking, literally launching into each turn at the end of each carve.

Or to put it another way, ski time to pass out after skiing time ratio was 1:1.
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Old 01-09-2019, 07:02 PM
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I am literally not in the same league as you telemarkers.

Anyway, I've hit the slopes every weekend since Christmas here in New England: Wachusett, Okemo, and Mount Snow so far. I'll be going back to Wachusett this weekend with my son and some other friends. We're all intermediate skiers. I'm planning to work on my technique: more carving and less skidding.

Next week I head out to Park City!

Also have overnight trips booked for Sunday River in Maine, Stowe in Vermont, and Pats Peak/Mount Sunapee in New Hampshire over the course of the next six weeks.
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Headed to Bolton Valley backcountry on Saturday. Not sure yet about Sunday, maybe MRG if the snow reports are good. Looks like VTah got some good dumping today and maybe some more tomorrow.
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Last weekend plans were cancelled, by wife was too sick to head out and the cold temps would have set back her recovery for weeks.

This weekend looks like snow in the forecast, especially for Sunday. I floated the idea of skiing Sunday/Monday at Jay Peak since that would give us the most skiing in the best snow, but I just glanced at the forecast high temp for Monday, -7. Ouch.
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Kirkwood on Sunday - gorgeous weather, excellent coverage, busy but not horrible lift lines. Legs screaming after each lap by the end of the day. It's dumping hard in the Sierras all this week - expected 2-4+ feet by Friday, with the main storm hitting this evening thru tomorrow (packing 80-100 MPH winds along the ridges and peaks). Winter has arrived! Powder Alert for Friday!
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Powder day in the NH backcountry, hit it just right. Followed by a Patriots victory and a hot tub.
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Old 01-29-2019, 11:43 PM
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I've now skied 13 days this season!

Park City was great...spent most of our time on the Canyons side. They are having a great year for snow this season, and we hit it just right. They got 34 inches of snow while we were there, including 21 inches on Friday (1/19). I had a little difficulty getting used to skiing in actual snow (as opposed to the typical hard pack of New England), but was getting more used to it by the time I left. I hit the hot tub each night, and got 3-4 inches of snow in my flip-flops one night!

Last weekend I went to Sunday River in Maine, and it was also great, but completely different conditions. Back to cold, icy, rock hard slopes. Temps were mostly in the single digits, with highs in the teens. Pretty fast conditions, but had to take frequent breaks avoid frostbite on toes and fingers. Also hit the hot tub each night...it was so cold out that my beer got colder the longer it sat, and my glass of ice water froze completely solid.

This weekend my son and I are taking a day trip to Killington in Vermont. It's also supposed to be very cold.
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Too much snow to ski!

Heavenly got about 36" overnite and looks like they didn't even bother to try to some upper lifts dug out.

I'm watching the web-cams, and they are just now (1:30pm) starting to think about beginning to dig out Comet Chair. Didn't get Dipper running till around Noon-ish. On a Sunday.

I stayed home. Didn't want to fight for parking, and the wife took the AWD Little Red Shit Car.

Tomorrow...
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More Heavenly Weirdness:

It's now 3:20pm. The lifties have been roping up the maze for Comet chair for about 20 minutes now. Chair isn't open, but they toil away.

Thing is, all lifts close at 4pm anyway. Why bother at this point?

Web cams are fun. https://www.skiheavenly.com/the-moun...tain-cams.aspx
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What happens when the recent unpleasantness of repeated winter storms results in very firm but ice free skiing on the best GS pitch between the Rockies and the Laurentians? 48,750 vertical feet of hard charging tele turns today. Wheeeeeee!
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More Heavenly Weirdness:

It's now 3:20pm. The lifties have been roping up the maze for Comet chair for about 20 minutes now. Chair isn't open, but they toil away.

Thing is, all lifts close at 4pm anyway. Why bother at this point?

Web cams are fun. https://www.skiheavenly.com/the-moun...tain-cams.aspx
Yeah, over the past 2 weekends; the highways closed, the resorts closed, due to weather. I was able to get up to Heavenly on Thursday and enjoyed one of those perfect days. If these storms woulda hit during the week it may have been better for the resorts, but the weekend closures are probably not helping their bottom line. As long as it stays cold, the snow should last a while tho.

I like the snow-stake video in the above link - watch it for the last week. It's interesting how the snow melts/compresses between storms. The one for Northstar nearly broke (starts leaning).
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I was able to get up to Heavenly on Thursday and enjoyed one of those perfect days.
I was there Thursday, too. Did you see me? Guy in the black jacket.
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I was there Thursday, too. Did you see me? Guy in the black jacket.
I am sure you saw me, too. I was the guy with the black helmet.
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Just got back from Stowe in Vermont. First time I've ever skied there.

Conditions on Saturday weren't great due to high winds, and most of the lifts (including the gondola) were shut down. The wind made the below-zero temps feel even colder, and the line got pretty long at the one lift still running. It worked out OK, though -- after I took a break to warm up, the crowd had cleared out.

The winds died down overnight, and Sunday was fantastic. I skied over 25K vertical feet in 4-1/2 hours. Conditions were "firm and fast." According to my ski tracking app, I had a sustained speed of 41.5 mph on one run, and a top speed of 47.3 mph, which are both personal records for me.

The town was nice, too. We had dinner Saturday night at the Trapp Family Lodge.

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