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  1. #21
    Quote Originally Posted by Edd View Post
    Um, beer selection? Guys, include important details please.
    Onset pub didn't open until 11. I banged out 11 runs, popped in at 10:15 and was told to come back at 11. Ended skiing 4 more then splitting to meet my wife and some friends in Manchester at noon. I was eager to see this season's offering, but apparently they're not as serious about mid morning beers while skiing as I am.



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  2. #22
    As the proud purchaser of this season's first draft I can report: switchback, shed brown, Sam winter, working man's porter and some rocket ipa

    Mug club is $50, they partnered with henniker, mugs will be ceramic and include the first beer and a t shirt
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  3. #23
    I believe the Rocket is Hennikers Hopslinger

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    The long trail was rather tasty today!

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  5. #25
    FYI: Because of anticipated powder day, CM will be open 9AM to 9PM on Mon., Dec. 12, 2016.

  6. #26
    Few pictures from today, spectacular day.

    Shared the chair with a guy from patrol last ride, was interrupted while talking up Solstice. Informed about a guy named Joshua that spent his summer clearing rocks and stumps to make it skiable with minimal cover. Patrol suggested that we express our gratitude.

    Thanks Joshua.
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  7. #27
    Quote Originally Posted by thebigo View Post
    Few pictures from today, spectacular day.

    Shared the chair with a guy from patrol last ride, was interrupted while talking up Solstice. Informed about a guy named Joshua that spent his summer clearing rocks and stumps to make it skiable with minimal cover. Patrol suggested that we express our gratitude.

    Thanks Joshua.
    It was great fun (and a lot cheaper exercise than joining a health club). It was all done with a bow saw, loppers, spade, rake, a bucket (to move dirt to refill holes that once held rocks) and an 8' pry bar. (Don't do stuff like this without checking with mountain management.) My intent was to make it skiable with 4" of snow. Where there were rocks too big to move, I built cairns.

    When we got 2.5" on Dec. 5, I hiked up to take a run on it. After all that work, I wanted first tracks. While I bottomed on most turns, I hit no rocks or stumps. A few friends who accompanied me down it with minimal snow were uniformly amazed at how well it skied. There is one "bad spot" that I found which I'll try to fix next summer.

    It's gratifying to see people enjoying it and thanks for letting me know that you did.

  8. #28
    Nicely done, Joshua 👍


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  9. #29
    Went today for a couple hours with the wife. Meteor was ROTD and UFO was the worse. The lower third was completely bulletproof, not even a scratch to the cord as I attempted to edge it. Luckily there was some blow over from the nights snow making on skiers right that I was able to jump on to gain a glimmer of hope to hold on to. The place was empty, maybe 100 total and it was great to get my first day at the home bump. I just wish I could have gotten there Saturday. 10 off the top and 4-5 off west with the wife and we headed in to grab a beer (2 for me) and headed home. Didn't really take pics except this one ImageUploadedByAlpineZone1482377487.451815.jpg always a better day than working!!


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  10. #30
    Quote Originally Posted by prsboogie View Post
    Went today for a couple hours with the wife. Meteor was ROTD and UFO was the worse. The lower third was completely bulletproof, not even a scratch to the cord as I attempted to edge it. Luckily there was some blow over from the nights snow making on skiers right that I was able to jump on to gain a glimmer of hope to hold on to. The place was empty, maybe 100 total and it was great to get my first day at the home bump. I just wish I could have gotten there Saturday. 10 off the top and 4-5 off west with the wife and we headed in to grab a beer (2 for me) and headed home. ... always a better day than working!!
    Interesting. I was there too (as I am pretty much every day).

    I thought UFO/Equinox was rather good, but the bottom section (aka: Shooting Star) was just opened yesterday - and it was bullet proof. I usually run the "Snow Tracks" app while I ski and in going over that stretch, it recorded my fastest speed of the season (and not because I wanted to).

    Meteor is our racing trail and is intentionally kept "fast". That being said, it was all well groomed in the AM, but without new snow (natural or machine made), Satellite Summit and Moonwalk both get a bit fast.

    Often, the snowmakers will put a skim coating of "Styrofoam snow" on Satellite Summit/Meteor and it holds up pretty well. But if you looked at the snowmaking pond, it is precipitously low and what little snowmaking they did yesterday was focused on opening Jupiter Storm.

    The glades really were unskiable following Sunday's meltdown, but 2" of snow (1" down already), should at least make Solstice Glade skiable (and pleasant) again. The other glades will need at least 6" to 12" before they are fun again.

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