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  1. #71
    Quote Originally Posted by Bumpsis View Post
    These godless, wealth distributing communists, no good socialists!! Taxing and spending their citizens' money on useless things like ski lifts....
    Actually more fascist for a government to pick and choose industries to subsidize


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    Decent sized crowd out today at SR even with temps starting at -15. No wind though made it to tally bearable and with a bunch of ropes dropping in Jordan/Oz, even a lot of fun!

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  3. #73
    Quote Originally Posted by bdfreetuna View Post
    Actually more fascist for a government to pick and choose industries to subsidize
    Well, the word "fascist" doesn't really apply to government subsidies but yeah, the Big Coal is grateful for what it got and waiting for more. Oil people are happy for their helpings as well
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  4. #74
    This week would be a bust for me anyway due to knee problems. Given the choice between -10 degree temps and alternatively doing some knee exercises, ice, and a brace... I'll try and live to ski a warmer day.

    It's going to be a slow season for the books but I'll make the most of it and try to get out on good days on some different mountains.

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    I think 12/30 will be the busiest day of the week. Moderate temps, all things considered.

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  6. #76
    Quote Originally Posted by bdfreetuna View Post
    This week would be a bust for me anyway due to knee problems. Given the choice between -10 degree temps and alternatively doing some knee exercises, ice, and a brace... I'll try and live to ski a warmer day.

    It's going to be a slow season for the books but I'll make the most of it and try to get out on good days on some different mountains.
    Sorry to hear about your knee issues. It sucks and I know it personally, dealing with something similar. Injured my knee 2 years ago - slow healing. Thankfully, I can ski (and bike) but the injury took away hiking and running. It does affect ski conditioning, so when I'm on the hill, can't really ski like I really want to because the legs are not quite there. I'm wishing you the best.
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  7. #77
    Quote Originally Posted by Bumpsis View Post
    Sorry to hear about your knee issues. It sucks and I know it personally, dealing with something similar. Injured my knee 2 years ago - slow healing. Thankfully, I can ski (and bike) but the injury took away hiking and running. It does affect ski conditioning, so when I'm on the hill, can't really ski like I really want to because the legs are not quite there. I'm wishing you the best.
    Thanks man, I'm going to try to stay braced up as much as possible and focus on using my hips for turning... use the knees for the kind of motion they're intended for and only that. Easier said than done. I'm encouraged by what I've learned recently, which implies conditioning other leg muscles and training proper movement can go a long way.

    It would suck to lose hiking but honestly I'm about there right now with the way that knee is. I can see hiking with ski poles in my future easily.

    When you say you injured your knee 2 years ago.. was that a sudden injury, or, what happened?

    This all said -- waiting to see if my buddy with no heat is coming by tonight. If not I think Killington is looking good tomorrow.

  8. #78
    Quote Originally Posted by bdfreetuna View Post
    When you say you injured your knee 2 years ago.. was that a sudden injury, or, what happened?
    Involuntary dismount off my mountain bike - I hit an inside of my knee hard enough to do some internal damage that was not immediately felt beyond skin scrape. The very next day, stupidly, I hiked Beaver Brook trail on Mt. Moosilauke. Love that hike but it's a steep mother. Half way down I started feeling the damage. Back at the car, definite inflammation. Micro tears of one of the lateral tendons. Really slow healing. I regained partial hiking ability now but ripping up a 4000 footer and down still out of question. Really miss it.

    Have a great time at Killington. With proper insulation it's not that bad. I'm hitting Cannon on Sunday.
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  9. #79
    Curious to see how mountains did this weekend. I'm sure the day tripper sales are down. Wondering how things went with people who booked and bought in advance?
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  10. #80
    Really big crowd at Pico on Saturday and the temps were quite tolerable.

    Jay Peak was full of sh*t this morning. All upper mountain lifts closed on claims the air temperature was -28F (not the wind chill). No doubt in my mind it was cold and even colder with the wind....but no way it was -28F. At the time of their tweet it was -28F on the summit of Mount Washington, over 2,000 feet higher. The stations at 3 and 4k feet on Mount Washington were much warmer.

    Not sure why they feel like they have to lie to justify closing the upper mountain when there is real-time data (and post analysis from weather models) that prove they are wrong. -10F is plenty cold and much worse with the wind.

    Remind me again why Jay Peak doesn't have one of those cool webcams like every place out west (even Mount Snow) that shows their 24 hour snowfall?
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