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  1. How in the world does he manage NOT to pick up a...

    How in the world does he manage NOT to pick up a whole lot of speed with almost no turning at all???
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    Your Favorite Glade/Tree Runs

    This is an off-shoot of the other thread ("hardest glade").



    I'm sure what's "flow-able" is skill and experience dependent. Expert skiers who ski steep tight trees a lot will be able to flow...
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    Forgot to add this is precisely the kind of...

    Forgot to add this is precisely the kind of situation I would err on the cautious side: money falling through the crack.

    Although in this very scenario, I'd trust Vail more than I trust Mt Snow...
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    I see nothing wrong about disputing a charge when...

    I see nothing wrong about disputing a charge when expecting a refund.

    The last time I disputed a charge (not a refund), one of the acceptable "reason for dispute" was precisely "Expecting a...
  5. I thought a "glade" is defined as patch of trees...

    I thought a "glade" is defined as patch of trees you have multiple lines?

    When the trees got so thick you can't go through, the only skiable path left gets skied into a bobsled run, it's just a...
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    I don’t buy that. The only time to go “short”...

    I don’t buy that.

    The only time to go “short” is in the trees. On groomer, you can get away with skis “too long” or “too short” easily. Any “expert” should be able to easily adapt to any length...
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    That explains why FB doesn't bother with...

    That explains why FB doesn't bother with "threads". You just ramble on and on...

    It bugs the hell out of me. But I'm accepting that's what the majority want. Random topics that came up...
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    "shot at and beaten to death"? I guess there's...

    "shot at and beaten to death"?

    I guess there's history I didn't know about.
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    I would miss it IF it goes away. And I hope it...

    I would miss it IF it goes away. And I hope it won't.

    I'm just saying many other forums had gone away! Telemarktips, epicski, and a bunch of non-skiing forums I used to frequent. One whitewater...
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    Internet forums have been dying a slow death for...

    Internet forums have been dying a slow death for the past 10 years.

    A victim of Facebook, I'm told. Though I can't say I quite understand.

    How long will THIS forum last? There hadn't been a...
  11. Thread: Indy Ski Pass

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    I'm feeling the need of quitting even with the...

    I'm feeling the need of quitting even with the "new" Epic (aka Peak)!
  12. Thread: Big Sky Lodging

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    First, you need to decide between hotels vs...

    First, you need to decide between hotels vs condos.

    On mountain hotel choices are pretty limited. Big Sky Hotel, Hudley, Lodge at Big Sky. That’s about it. All are nice. All are expensive. You...
  13. The benefit (of Interconnect) will be to the home...

    The benefit (of Interconnect) will be to the home owner of Pico. They get to ski Killington without having to get into a car.
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    Max was never really popular as it’s limited days...

    Max was never really popular as it’s limited days unless you already got a “real” season pass on one of the mountains. And even then, it’s an upgrade that cost extra.

    (It works for a few of us...
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    Not if they paid for the whole season. ...

    Not if they paid for the whole season.

    Question is will there be sufficient parking for those choosing to pay for the season?
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    :thumbup:

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    I can see a couple of ways to beat it: 1) on...

    I can see a couple of ways to beat it:

    1) on weekdays when there's not much demand, people may choose to park at the mouth of the canyon and take the bus?

    2) on weekend when the bus is likely...
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    I keep thinking that (aren't going to be so cheap...

    I keep thinking that (aren't going to be so cheap for long"). But it's been cheap for quite a few years now. Starting with MAX, which was crazy good. Especially since few people knew about it, it...
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    Until the "mega-multi-resort" passes came along,...

    Until the "mega-multi-resort" passes came along, skiing in Europe were about the same total cost, the lower lift ticket price being one of the key factor. I used to alternate my trips between going...
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    If it changed for Stowe, it WILL change for the...

    If it changed for Stowe, it WILL change for the Cat!
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    To keep cost down, how about late Jan - early...

    To keep cost down, how about late Jan - early Feb? That should cut the lodging cost a big chunk! Not to mention missing the worst crowd.

    Both Colorado and Utah have good intermediate trees....
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    I'll take that bet! As Newpylong...

    I'll take that bet!

    As Newpylong pointed out quite correctly, it's the "will" (or the lack of) that determine late closing, when customers are thin at best.

    Early season is important for...
  23. Thread: First time

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    You completely missed the point. The “big” resort...

    You completely missed the point. The “big” resort of US is peanut size compare to European resorts where the OP is coming from!

    Comparing the size of Vail vs Park City is just arguing which is...
  24. Thread: First time

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    Vail is a good choice. But Park City is NOT. ...

    Vail is a good choice. But Park City is NOT.

    For people coming from Europe, the size of Park City is a joke! There’s really nothing special about PC, even though the village is nice.

    Vail is...
  25. Thread: IKON Adds Zermatt

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    The skiing IS different. One thing, you quite...

    The skiing IS different.

    One thing, you quite often get to ski from one valley to another, to another, have lunch, and come back via another route. Completely different scenery and perspective....
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