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  1. ss20

    Visibly High Edges

    I don't even need a truebar, I can see it with my eyes and feel it with my fingers. What's concerning me is I've never had this problem before, I'm always good about keeping stuff tuned up. So it's been maybe 22-25 ski days since a grind. Probably the longest number of ski days for this pair...
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    Crystal 12/7/20

    This place has gotten some serious snow. I believe the snowpack is something like 125-150% of the seasonal average. Everything was open a week ago but due to melting some of the crazy stuff is now closed (Chair 6 and Northway). Today was a 40 degree spring day, with blue skies and minimal...
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    Alta 12/1/20

    I spent 3 days in Jackson Hole and the skiing was fantastic by EC standards. I left at 2pm Monday bound for Sandy, UT and I was rolling through some of the most beautiful parts of rural Wyoming, Idaho, and Utah just as the sun was setting. Picturesque. Today was the first time I skied Alta...
  4. ss20

    Jackson Hole, 11/28/20

    My first day skiing out west My first day skiing since March 100"+ of snow and locals calling it one of the best opening weekends in memory. Jackson was supposed to open with a couple beginner lifts, Apres Vous, and I believe Casper. They ended up doing all that and Teton, Marmot, and the...
  5. ss20

    Spring Skiing and COVID??

    So now we have two highly effective vaccines coming our way. From what I hear/read, front-line workers could be getting vaccinated in December. I don't think any of this is "news" or unexpected. However, it seems like the timeline for when we'll be largely back to normal keeps getting...
  6. ss20

    Utah vs Colorado Thansgiving/Early December?

    Trip planning for next season already starting! Looking at Utah and/or Colorado for a two week stretch post-Thanksgiving into early December. Is there a more probable bet on which region gets more terrain open firs? Or is it a true 50/50 shot and a "wait and see" kinda deal? Also I hear...
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    Throwback Report- Killington 4/1-4/2, 2017

    If I were to pick the best ski weekend I'd ever had, it would be this one. Saturday was a 14" spring powder day. Snow was dense enough to stick to EVERYTHING, putting the mountain completely in play. The trees were off-the-charts. I remember hooting and hollering through the Stairs...
  8. ss20

    Vail considering cutting back on announced improvements- beginning of the end for VR?

    Thought this may deserve it's own thread... That's straight from the investor website, folks... http://investors.vailresorts.com/news-releases/news-release-details/vail-resorts-provides-updated-commentary-covid-19-impact Frankly, $215m of capital improvements and 6 new lifts announced for...
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    The "Earn Your Turns" Thread Spring 2020

    I'm sure some of you will be out hiking/skinning up to ski this spring (I plan on it). If we all communicate in one thread we can discuss who is allowing skinning/who isn't, what's skiing well, and how the snow is holding up. Weekend looks cold and next week looks wet. If we could keep the...
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    Squaw-Alpine Gondola supposedly a Go

    Big news...as in..literally BIG news! Over 6,000 acres accessible. What's bigger in North America? Whistler, Park City, Alta-Snowbird, maybe Vail? That's not terribly impressive for length. Same as the Skyship at K. Supposedly though the shuttle was something crazy like 30 minutes...
  11. ss20

    Jay Peak 1/23/20

    So it's been a tough start for the season with regards to the steeps and the trees...sure it's open but it's more of a game of "find the snow" and dodge-rock than actual skiing. With 2 feet of snow, 100% of terrain open, and no wind with temps in the 30s, how could one not go up to Jay Peak...
  12. ss20

    Free Coffee- I-91 Corridor?

    So last year there was a Pride gas station in Hadley Mass that would give out free coffee that I would hit on my way home if I was doing a daytrip to/from VT. Unfortunately they've discontinued that promo this season. Anyone know of any easy-off, easy-on gas stations with free coffee along...
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    Killington 11/15/19

    Day one baby!!! Snow conditions don't matter the first ski day and the last ski day...but if they did...it was great!!! Killington had patched together a nice selection of terrain. Downdraft was open with snowmaking bumps (already pretty scratchy). Ridge Run and Powerline were open on...
  14. ss20

    Cold is coming...

    Ok so I have been looking at this for a few days now there is a general consensus between the weather models that we could get a very nice shot of cold air next Thursday-Sunday (3rd-6th). Cold enough to blow for a few nights in the upper elevations of VT/NH/ME. Of course many things could...
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    Lodges

    It is always amusing to me about people complaining about the state of their mountain's ski lodge. I'm primarily a Killington skier, so I hear a lot of comments about ski lodge inadequacies. But not too many mountains that I can name have great lodge setups with adequate capacity for weekends...
  16. ss20

    Fat Lady Thread 2019

    No, those "fat ladies" are on the other forum you must like! This is the "fat lady" as in the "it's not over til the fat lady sings"/closing thread for 2018-2019! :spin: Yawgoo hung it up on Sunday, the 17th. Powder Ridge finishing up this coming weekend. Northern ski country going strong...
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    Catamount 2/6/19

    I live 1hr 20m from Catamount and try to hit is once or twice a season. The trails ski very long for 1,000 vertical, Catapult is legitimately steep, and they leave a lot of stuff ungroomed. I could not get out yesterday or Monday, both of which would have been ideal. The report indicated they...
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    Jay 1/15/19 (my 2nd time ever)

    My first day at Jay was a powder day. With the Tram, Bonnie, and even the Flyer in the PM all down for wind. Lot's of fun memories were made that day on the Jet. So last night, when I read the report that the Flyer would be down for snowmaking...and knowing the "wind"-hold reputation of the...
  19. ss20

    Mount Snow 11-21-18

    Wow...beautiful day for November at Mount Snow. 10" had fallen since close on Sunday. Packed powder on groomers, chopped pow and a good amount of fresh on naturals. Patrol was not dropping ropes which was kinda a shame if you're a law-abiding skier like myself...usually. I sampled a lot of...
  20. ss20

    (h)Opening Day Thread 2018-2019

    One of my favorite threads each year is the opening day thread...the inevitable SR vs Killington comments. Someone uniformed shouting "don't forget about Woodbury!" even though they've been closed going on 3 seasons now. The people coming out of left-field saying Mt...
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