Snowboard / Ski Thread

Discussion in 'Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carp' started by Vt-Stromer, Dec 20, 2017.

  1. Denny Mann

    Denny Mann Been here awhile

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    Well it does get better the further north you drive.
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  2. manfromthestix

    manfromthestix Lost in Space

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    I'm sure it does, and I'd love to get up to Vermont or Maine etc. to do some skiing but there's a time and money issue...

    I just got approval this AM to take a week off in late February to go see the kids in SE Idaho and ski Targhee, woot! I may stop for a day or two in Salt Lake to visit family and ski the Wasatch while I'm at it, if they have any decent snow by then. We had 64*F here yesterday... Great motorcycling weather, a bit windy (gusts to 50+ mph) for bicycling, and just crap for skiing. I'm glad you folks up north are getting some actual Winter conditions.
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  3. docgonzo

    docgonzo Old Gadfly

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    37 degrees, sunny, warm (by skiing standards), no lines, and 13,000 vertical feet in 4 hours at Blue Mountain.
    Not Tukerman's or the Peruvian Cirque at Snowbird, but decent for an hour and 1/2 from home, with some time for a motorcycle ride this afternoon.
    Priceless!
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  4. White mt guy

    White mt guy Long timer

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    Looks like you have better conditions then we have up here.:drif
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  5. Vt-Stromer

    Vt-Stromer Long timer

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    Day 18 on the slopes adds another 21k vertical and 24 miles in the books.



    I broke a cable on my bindings first thing, my local shop hooked me up for the day at no charge!

    Bought some Toppers in the parking lot.





    Season totals so far:
    233 miles,226K vertical,47moh top speed.
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  6. Chrismcp12

    Chrismcp12 Been here awhile

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    Local ski hill. Wasn’t much of a line at the triple.


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  7. manfromthestix

    manfromthestix Lost in Space

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    Careful, man, you post stuff like this and the Taliban or ISIS will know where to find you and disrupt your day!
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  8. docgonzo

    docgonzo Old Gadfly

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    Grandfatherly word of caution. Everyone knows that people get hurt on their last run, when they are tired.
    I think that these smartphone apps that record your skiing are like the lap timers on race bikes. My limited experience over a number of years
    is that people would crash more with the lap timers, because they were constantly trying to out-do their previous lap time. So they would exceed their capabilities.
    Chasing vertical feet, speed, or number of runs will get you doing stuff when you are tired. Best not to take the last run when your legs are turning to mush.
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  9. Boianovich

    Boianovich Old and Cautious

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    That's why we never say last run at the top
    Make the call at the bottom
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  10. manfromthestix

    manfromthestix Lost in Space

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    Yeah, +1 from me for grandfatherly advice! I notice when I get tired I do silly shite like crossing my tips which is almost always instantly rewarded with a biff. And you can trust me, I have eight (8.0) grandkids for crying out loud. When did this happen?? I'm still only 40 years old! in my head
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  11. Chrismcp12

    Chrismcp12 Been here awhile

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    It's worse when in the Alps or even a big mountain. I go out each day trying to beat the previous day.



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  12. Denny Mann

    Denny Mann Been here awhile

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    20180130_121459[1].jpg 20180130_115021(0)[1].jpg Finally a powder day in PA! Tuesday @ PA's oldest Ski Area Laurel Mountain.
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  13. DougA

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    Getting some of the real thing at Whitetail today!

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  14. docgonzo

    docgonzo Old Gadfly

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    Great conditions at Blue this morning. And most regulars apparently are getting ready for Superbowl, since the place was empty for a Sunday...
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  15. Denny Mann

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    We were also @ Whitetail in Mercersburg PA this morning. 2 snow days in 5 days is luck for south central PA. 20180204_103555[1].jpg
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  16. Denny Mann

    Denny Mann Been here awhile

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    Skiing meets dirt bike!
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    What to do with the tube after going Tubliss!

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    Ski brake holders.
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  17. docgonzo

    docgonzo Old Gadfly

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    Cold nights all week, with ongoing snowmaking should make Friday pretty good.

    Will be meeting a buddy at the Valley Lodge at 8:00 a.m., with KSU at 8:30 if anyone else is interested.
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  18. AdvRich

    AdvRich Parallel Reality

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    Snowed 8" on Sunday and then another 10" or so yesterday making a nice base, deep enough for trail skiing today.
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  19. docgonzo

    docgonzo Old Gadfly

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    Clear skies, 25 degrees, and some new snow in the woods at Blue. Not as much as the Aderondacks (sic?), but super groomed trails....
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  20. Scourge

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    Any Elk skiers in here? I'm a season pass holder and get there atleast twice a week. I'm humping thru work today to see if I can make a few runs this afternoon.

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