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  1. skiNEwhere

    Utah?

    Alta doesn't seem to have this problem. I've talked with a few Alta patrollers, and it seems like many of them started at snowbird and moved over to Alta due to problems with management. Alta is just a better run resort, period. It seems like at PC the longest you'll wait in line is at the...
  2. skiNEwhere

    Your 2018-2019 Season Thread

    58 Thusfar A-Basin - 10/30, 11/11, 2/27, 3/3 (4) Loveland - 11/6, 11/12 (2) Keystone - 11/14, 3/4 (2) Alta - 12/1, 12/5, 12/8, 12/11, 12/22, 12/25, 12/26, 12/27, 1/7, 1/9, 1/16, 1/18, 1/21, 2/2, 2/5, 2/11, 2/23 (17) Snowbird - 12/12, 12/13, 12/19, 12/21, 1/19, 1/22, 1/24, 1/28, 2/1, 2/4, 2/6...
  3. skiNEwhere

    Utah?

    Mineral Basin would be good if ski patrol ever opened it within 2 days of a storm ending. By the time they get to it, it's turned to typical southern aspect suncrusted snow. It's for the birds IMO. Speaking of which....if you are pow chasing, Snowbird has been very slow to open up anything in a...
  4. skiNEwhere

    Ever been through a lift evac?

    Wildcat in the late 90's on the lynx double. Waited for well over an hour before getting lowered by ski patrol. When we made it to the bottom, we saw that the haul rope literally came off of the compression sheave train. Totally worth it though seeing as me and my family got 3 free days of...
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    Stuck on chairlift at Stowe for more than two hours

    There's still a ton of them out west. The company was in business until 2002 as well so I can't imagine it's too hard to get parts from old lifts. Ironically enough, the only time I was ever lift evaced was at wildcat. The lift was the lynx double, a riblet as well. After we got evaced and...
  6. skiNEwhere

    Ski the East...or not?

    This time of year I wouldn't take anything sub 100 to Alta/Snowbird unless you have no other choice. Even on the days in between the storms where the snow gets firm, it's still very edgable. Sent from my SM-G955U using AlpineZone mobile app
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    (h)Opening Day Thread 2018-2019

    Way to get it dlague! Would've been tough for me to make it down anyways but looks like I missed out Sent from my SM-G955U using AlpineZone mobile app
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    (h)Opening Day Thread 2018-2019

    I saw that. It's debatable if you're really "first to open" if you shut down during the week. Regardless, I'm not driving 5+ hours for WROD Sent from my SM-G955U using AlpineZone mobile app
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    (h)Opening Day Thread 2018-2019

    Sunday is supposed be very cold in CO. Single digits or less, great for snowmaking. My guess it that A-Basin opens Monday or Tuesday at the latest. Bring on the WROD Sent from my SM-G955U using AlpineZone mobile app
  10. skiNEwhere

    Post season weather forecast analysis

    Every year before ski season starts we get a winter forecast. Is there any site that analyzes how accurate that data was after the season was over? I've checked the Googles and only got scattered results. I was hoping to find a site that showed data for each season showing how accurate each...
  11. skiNEwhere

    Where do you buy your gear?

    I search around on the interwebs for a good deal and try to take advantage of a favorable exchange rate. Purchased my kingpins from Freeze Pro Shop in Scotland for 300 £ (under $400) If I can't get a steal I'll buy from backcountry since I usually can get some discount from them. Sent from...
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    Paragliding

    Utah is pretty cool. It's like CO but more accessible, everything is just a lot closer. Wasn't a great ski season by Utah standards, but it was by CO standards which I've grown accustomed to. Paragliding is awesome too, there's a few spots where you can even get lift served access. Traffic and...
  13. skiNEwhere

    Maple Valley sold

    S Sent from my SM-G955U using AlpineZone mobile app
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    Paragliding

    Since I live in Utah now I've have much more paragliding opportunities. I've been flying both a full sized PG and one about half the size (mini wing/speedwing) and have got a few ski launched flights in as well. I'm hoping to be able to fly when I come back home this summer, judging by previous...
  15. skiNEwhere

    Utah: How bad can it be?

    It's the worst snow season thusfar in 40 years. Some Colorado ski areas are doing better than we are. Just for a little perspective. YTD Snowfall/ base depth) Loveland - 175 (50) Snowbird - 163 (61) Winter Park - 150 (57) Alta - 145 (60) Steamboat - 141 (40) Park City - 97 (42 summit/32...
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