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  1. #21
    Yeah Joe! Huntah! Bombs and bros bro!


  2. #22
    Hoo boy, I just looked at the weather and the cold temps coming. I see better snow and fewer people out on the slopes. Bundle up proper and enjoy the skiing!
    lovin life,

    Bob

  3. #23
    How do you bundle up for a high of -8 degrees?

    This Thursday is gonna be rough!
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  4. #24
    Quote Originally Posted by bdfreetuna View Post
    How do you bundle up for a high of -8 degrees?

    This Thursday is gonna be rough!
    I'd wear my normal outerwear.

    Up top I have a heavy weight Merino wool base upper layer from Ice breaker, likely with a short sleeve T-shirt over it for a bit more weight. On top of that, my Patagonia R2 fleece jacket as a midlayer. Ive had the Patagonia for 15 years now and it's still going strong. Super warm for the core.

    For the bottom, my normal base layer bottoms with a heavy cotton gym short over them. The cotton isn't ideal, but they are thick and keep the chill from cold chairs off my ass and thighs. I should probably look at getting some thick fleece shorts for such weather. I don't like a full length mid-layer on bottom because it restricts knee articulation.

    For the head, Balaclava plus neck warmer and helmet.

    Hands, would get Mittens with glove liners.

    Feet, my Boots with Hotronics set to level 4 instead of 2. 4 provides about 2 hours of continuous use vs 6 at level 2.

    I've skied multiple days with this configuration at 5-15 below and have been mostly fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdfreetuna View Post
    How do you bundle up for a high of -8 degrees?

    This Thursday is gonna be rough!
    I replace my normal upper fleece insulation layer with down. balacalava, neck warmer and helmet. Mittens. toe warmers and hand warmers. merino wool long johns instead of poly.
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  6. #26
    Simple. You get nice fleece slippers, down comforter, and good book near wood stove. Unless there is new snow, I skip it. Keeping your body warm is physically exhausting. I always feel twice as tired after a bitter cold day. To date - this vaca is far from a bust. Had my first Xmas ski day ever yesterday. Tons o fun. Heading out again soon . Piles of snow all over. Agony at SR was open on natural snow on Dec 25th. Let that sink in lol.

  7. #27
    I have skied when it was SOME cold. Better snow conditions, no one else on the mountain. I just bundle up more. Only place I couldn't really keep warm was the space between my eyes, protected by 2 layers of plastic. I'd have to close my eyes and face the sun for a moment to warm it. Go in after 2 runs, etc... I drove all this way, intended to ski, and I did ski! What's more, I enjoyed it!
    lovin life,

    Bob

  8. #28
    Yeah as long as there's not exposed skin I don't really mind "extreme" cold.

    My main issue is, the colder the air, the worse I breathe. Generally anything single digits and I'm wheezing and hacking.

    I don't hear a lot of people complain about this, but I guess it's a holdover from the days of sucking down athsma inhalers on the lacrosse field.
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  9. #29
    Don't sweat! Prefer open lifts vs gondalas. Cold squeaky snow is the best.
    Enjoy. i'm working.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdfreetuna View Post
    My main issue is, the colder the air, the worse I breathe. Generally anything single digits and I'm wheezing and hacking.

    I don't hear a lot of people complain about this, but I guess it's a holdover from the days of sucking down athsma inhalers on the lacrosse field.
    I wear both a backlava and a neck gator when it's really, really cold and breathe thru those as well as cover my face with them. Works pretty good. You just gotta master the technique of "breathing down" so that the warm, moist air from your breath doesn't go up into your googles.

    I'll be at Crotched on Wednesday and Killington on Friday. I'll get to test out if my gator/backlava combo work out in bitter cold.

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