2009 Snowboard, Ski and Snow Play Thread

Discussion in 'Sports' started by Stinez, Feb 13, 2009.

  1. Stinez

    Stinez Rhymes with Heinz :D

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    Since we don’t have one this *year I’ll start one. :wink
    Let’s see your pics and hear your stories.

    I was nicked up early in the year but now that I’m better I’m off and riding. :clap

    Kirkwood Valley.
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    *That I can find.
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  2. Askel

    Askel Perma-n00b

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    My name is Askel, and it's been over 4 days since I skied last. My longest stretch this winter. Damn colds, at least our local weather went to shit so I don't feel too bad about it.

    Already have plenty in this season though. Camping out at the Midwest Telefest last weekend:
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    Catching some of the freestyle competiton action:
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    Despite the Porkies being filled with pinheads, we still had the backcountry to ourselves:
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    The weekend before, shuffling around my neighborhood:
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    And the weekend before that, getting my ass kicked/frozen on the Noquemanon:
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  3. Stinez

    Stinez Rhymes with Heinz :D

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    Sweet!! :thumb

    Not so sweet. :nah

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  4. Adios Pantalones

    Adios Pantalones AdventureDeficitDisorder

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    Paging Mr. Weber to the snowplay thread...


    I love seeing you guys pics, I used to get 60+ days a year in Summit Co. Once had a 10 month ski season, only missed July and August. Pictures are enough for me now, I've lost my taste for cold weather. :vardy
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  5. LoriKTM

    LoriKTM Wrecking Ball

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    Oh yeah! Last Tuesday (2/10) was such a beautiful powder day we had to play hooky from work and go up to Taos.
    Knee to thigh-deep powder ALL DAY LONG! :clap

    Me on the backside, near chair #4.

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    My hubby coming down Two Bucks, off the ridge:

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  6. Stinez

    Stinez Rhymes with Heinz :D

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    Gotta love the deep and steep stuff. :super
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  7. dirtypumpkin

    dirtypumpkin "Monster Truck Bike"

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    Got in a good day at Heavenly yesterday, had some decent powder in the trees.:freaky

    To bad we had to come back...
    It is dumping up there now...
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  8. Askel

    Askel Perma-n00b

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    Q: How many telemarkers does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

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    A: Four. One to screw it in and three to say, "Nice turns, man."

    Yeah, it's super low angle but we had one of those weird snow conditions we get here in the Keweenaw that gave us a concrete base which progressed nice and consistently to the couple inches of powder on the surface.

    Perfect for scaring the bejesus out of me on my lightweight NNN set up in the trees.

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  9. rollinrob

    rollinrob Long timer

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    It is so nice to live an hour from several Lake Tahoe ski areas.

    This year I got a pass at Northstar, it's about all my two bad knees can handle.
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  10. moosey

    moosey Superconcentrated Bitch

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    Last weekend: 11 tents, 23 people, good food and bloody death on the ice:eek1

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    Found a fresh deer kill. Looks like a coyote ran a young deer out onto the lake ice. The deer lost it's footing and the rest is history...

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  11. YakSpout

    YakSpout Obstacle Allusion

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    I went to Mammoth this weekend. They closed the top of the mountain on Saturday due to high winds so we were stuck on the bottom with 4000 of my closest friends. Bright and sunny, but cooooold.

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    Sunday was snowy and it seems that most of the folks stayed home to sleep off their V-day hangovers. Same lift. Smaller crowd.

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  12. Askel

    Askel Perma-n00b

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    Natural gas heating. :lol3
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  13. moosey

    moosey Superconcentrated Bitch

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    The cheese cubes served as a "binder" and prevented catastrophic digestive explosions:wink:
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  14. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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    I skied Mountain High in Wrightwood yesterday.
    Early on it was very tough - blowing snow, and a foot of fresh, thick, fresh wet snow. It cleared later, and turned out to be just GREAT!
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  15. Askel

    Askel Perma-n00b

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    More dumb tree skiing.

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    Found a nice little 100 foot veritcal drop with an easy enough slope to ski on my cross country gear with easy trails back up for doing laps. No skins required.

    Nice view from the top of the hill. Had a little bit of freezing rain the day before, but the trees managed to keep it from hitting the snow.

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  16. Brad Felmey

    Brad Felmey Long timer

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    I'd love to participate in this, but we haven't actually seemed to have a winter so far this year.

    It was 88F today. :bluduh
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  17. PharmerKyle

    PharmerKyle navelgazer, sector7G

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  18. Radioman

    Radioman Moto rider

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  19. Noggin

    Noggin blissfully ignorant

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    Fighting our way through the crowds at Heavenly, 02-10-09 :1drink

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  20. Askel

    Askel Perma-n00b

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    So we have this neat little ski hill near me- Mt. Bohemia http://mtbohemia.com/.

    Pretty challenging by midwest standards, but it's beset by a management that's a bit, well.... odd.

    They do two big marketing pushes every year- one is a one day, $100 pass sale. The other is today- "Mardi Gras Madness" an event that implies there will be hundreds of topless women running about the hill groveling for beads.

    Even if more than five women who don't already have season passes show up, the -20 to -10 windchills today will probably put a damper on the festivities.

    Nonetheless, I'll soldier on for the common good....

    "SHOW US YOUR BASE LAYER!!!!1!" :evil
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