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  1. Cannonball

    Kingdom Trails 2016-17

    I'm considering a KT year-round pass for this summer and next winter. Anybody have intel on how the ongoing Burke disaster might impact KT this year? It wouldn't be a deciding factor for my pass purchase because they have plenty of other terrain and I want to support them regardless. Just...
  2. Cannonball

    1 3/8" used ski lift cable - AVAILABLE

    I guess this is "gear". I get some weird emails. This just came through... "Would you, or someone you know, be interested in a 8,000’ spool of retired ski lift cable or 22 spools of new, unused 5/8” crane cable? Ski Lift Cable*-*ROPE DETAILS:* 1 3/8”, 6 x 20, nylon center**LOCATION:*...
  3. Cannonball

    Le Massif+ March 4-6, 2016

    Disclaimers: 1) Technically Quebec is in the Southeast but this seemed best located in the Northeast forum. 2) This report is 5 days old, conditions have definitely changed by now. Seemed worth posting anyway. A few weeks ago a casual work acquaintance mentioned that he was planning a trip...
  4. Cannonball

    Copper Mountain. Presidents Week. A Season in 4 Days

    We took our three nephews (17, 14, & 14 years old) to Copper Mtn for their first Rocky Mountain snowboard trip ever. We rode 2/14 - 2/18. My wife and I had worked at Copper 20+ years ago and have been back a few times since. So even though the mega-resort-village was new to us the terrain...
  5. Cannonball

    Fat Bikes

    The more this season progresses the more I'm looking for a fat bike to take the sting out of bad ski conditions. Anybody been getting out? Any top recommendations for a bike in $1.5K range?
  6. Cannonball

    So who's going where tomorrow?

    Quite the range of forecasts and predictions. But it's still the first significant event of the season. So where will you be? I'll be catching the first few hours at Cannon before I have to work. Or if driving is really horrendous, maybe Loon.
  7. Cannonball

    Alyeska, AK Dec 4, 2015

    Last season was one of the worst on record in AK. Almost nonexistent. This season is off to a strong start. They've already seen ~140" of snowfall and have nice 40" base up top. Yesterday they picked up another 6". The locals are giddy with prospect of making up for last year. With a 10:30...
  8. Cannonball

    Mt Hale, NH 10/30/15

    Pound for pound Mt Hale might be some of the most vert in the Whites. It's a short distance to the summit at only 2.2 miles. But it is all UP from the car to the summit. No approach, no breaks, no vistas. As a skin & ski it gets negative points because the access road gets closed in the...
  9. Cannonball

    Sunday River. Halloween 2015

    As a wise person reminded me today... Skiing is better than not skiing, and nothing beats free. Sunday River was free today with a costume. This made the barely-there conditions pretty fun. Riding was on upper T2 with the Locke triple serving the up...and the down from mid-station. There was...
  10. Cannonball

    WTB: Bindings or Brake parts (PX12)

    One of the brakes on my Look/Dynastar PX12s broke the other day. Not sure you can tell in the picture but the metal actually bent and the spring arm ripped free. Replacement brakes cost ~$45 per pair, which seems crazy to me. Does anyone have PX12 bindings in good shape, or as parts...
  11. Cannonball

    Loon 3/2/2015

    I only got a few runs in today. But the conditions were notable so thought I'd throw up a quick TR. Overnight we got about 4" of super fluff in Lincoln. As I sat at my desk working and looking out the window the day seemed to be a continual battle between winter and spring. The thermometer...
  12. Cannonball

    FS: Dynastar Huge Troubles 185cm

    Dynastar Huge Trouble Ski (2009). This is an amazing ski, I've been skiing it for a few years and love it in all conditions. I'm only selling because I just have too many skis and need to cull the herd a bit. I hate that these don't get out as much as they should. 130-115-140 makes these float...
  13. Cannonball

    FS: Brand New Burton Snowboard boots

    Price = $110. These are brand new, in the box, tags on. I bought them for my nephew at the ski expo but they don't fit. Not returnable. Selling for what I paid. I have the receipt, you can see for yourself. I have them in Marshfield, MA from now till Friday afternoon (2/13). Then they will...
  14. Cannonball

    Cannon & Bretton Woods 1/30/15 quick video report

    Friday. Both Cannon and BW were reporting 4" overnight and snowing. I was on-call for some work issues so I was hesitant to get too far from home. So I started the day at Cannon. Soft, fluffy, and uncrowded. By 11:30 I was feeling pretty confident that I wouldn't be called on for work. So...
  15. Cannonball

    New England Conditions Roundup for vacation week

    Lots of people are trying to figure out where to go with their limited vacation time and pre-planned family ski trips. Conditions aren't thrilling enough to generate a lot of trip reports lately. So it seemed like a good idea to have a general thread where those of us who've actually put p-tex...
  16. Cannonball

    '13 Sir Francis Bacon 184cm used

    I recently acquired a pair of Bacons once mounted with Baron smalls, holes filled. Bases are in very good condition with only a few (2-3) shallow scratches. Edges could use an edging and a base grind would clean up the scratches. A few passes with a gummie would work well. There is some sticker...
  17. Cannonball

    Cannon 12-7-2014.

    Went into the day with very low expectations. On the 5th coverage was pretty terrible. On the 6th they picked up 4-6" of very wet stuff. Overnight 6th->7th the temps had dropped to the low teens with high winds. When I got up on the 7th it was icy everywhere. I probably wouldn't have dragged...
  18. Cannonball

    turkeys, Cranmore, Wildcat 11-22-14

    Bonus day! The weekend before Thanksgiving has always been the least likely weekend of the whole year for me to get on the slopes. I've had more days in June than on this November weekend. For my whole adult life the weekend before Thanksgiving has been all about killing and preparing turkeys...
  19. Cannonball

    Loon Mountain - 11-19-2014

    Sorry, thread title should be "11-21-2014" This is a pretty limited TR. But since it's Friday and early season thought it might be helpful for people making decisions about the weekend. It sure felt wintery here: 22 degrees, blustery, flurries. And Loon was posting up some drool-worthy pics...
  20. Cannonball

    threads not updating?

    Can see different updates on mobile vs desktop, but neither seem to be updating fully. Just me?