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Your 2021 / 2022 Ski Season Thread

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1/2) ABasin 10/27 10/28 (37 months)
3) Killington 11/9 (38 months)
4) Killington 11/16
 

Zand

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Was going to get things started this past weekend. Then got sick and have been bedridden for 3 days. Negative for COVID, but if it was the flu that I had then it was nastier than I've ever had it.

Stuck at work the next 7 days (December blows). Will try to get to Wachusett one night this week to at least get some turns in as they are only charging a reasonable $30 for the evening shift. Good skiing will have to wait...probably till January.

Pissed I missed out on the first storm of the year (also had tix to the Pats Sunday and had to miss a great game) but hopefully done being sick for the year.
 

skef

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Hey, another Day 1 at Loon, day tripping from Belmont, MA.

Started the day late (on the hill ~10:40) but skied 'til close, making this (I think) the biggest day 1 I've ever skied (42K feet vert). A flare-up of plantar faciitis has kept me from running the past couple of weeks, so my legs felt really fresh. Foot didn't hurt until the final hike back across the packing lot to change out of the boots and head back home.

It was a better day than other early Loon days I can recall -- they have enough open to give a nice variety of runs; e.g., there were three (3!) ways to get from the top of the Gondola to the base of the North Peak quad. The guns are blasting all over and I suspect this weekend will see much more open terrain, and the Kanc8 carrying people.
 

skef

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Bah, meant to include some photos. Here you go.

Sunset:
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North Peak:
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Some damn project at Camp III involving panes of glass, while the work area is pelted with a snow cannon:
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Kanc8 top terminal, under the guns:
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And the monstrous base terminal, chair barn inclusive (trucks for scale):
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RH29

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1) 12/3, Jiminy Peak. Came up mid afternoon and I’ll be skiing into the night. 11 trails, 3 lifts, solid conditions with icy patches or a whale here and there.
 
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