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    70" base with more snow in the forecast! 100" is possible by the first of the year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HuskyFreeNorthwest View Post
    70" base with more snow in the forecast! 100" is possible by the first of the year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hostile View Post
    Up at snowbird for the next 2 nights and it is coming down hard.
    I was at the Canyons/PC from Friday-Tuesday. Monday and Tuesday were insane. Vail isn't winning friends though. I understand they are struggling to hire enough lift operators and are going much slower than I recall it going in the past in getting terrain open at the Canyons.
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    First and last runs of 2015 last night. Hopefully 2016 is a better year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HuskyFreeNorthwest View Post
    First and last runs of 2015 last night. Hopefully 2016 is a better year.
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    We were up there the day after Christmas. Wonderful weather, fresh snow. Busy, but not as crowded as I was expecting. One of the best days I've had there.

    Here's hoping for a great season!

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    Bill Johnson has died. I guess he had an amazing ability to ride a flat ski and glide which made the Sarajevo downhill perfect for him. Not many have faded away so quickly after burning so bright.

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    I participated in my first ever x-country race Saturday. I'm slow but I really enjoy it, it's a beautiful sport. Here are some pictures from the race. The 10km freestyle race starts at about 2:35.

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    Snow eats farts
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    First time up will be week from Friday. Canyons is scheduled to have Tombstone and Orange Bubble Express areas open by then. I doubt they have Dreamscape and Dreamcatcher going but most of the middle will be up and running and it will be a blast. Likely to get another foot or more of snow between now and then as well! POW!
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    Gorgeous day on the mountain, haven't seen NWC today though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HuskyFreeNorthwest View Post
    Gorgeous day on the mountain, haven't seen NWC today though.

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    I wish we were up there yesterday. Instead, we spent the whole day on a competing ski mountain for my son's Nordic ski meet. No skiing, just supportive parenting

    We sort of partook of your fine conditions today, though. We just got back from the Autobahn. Great day!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Northwestcoug View Post
    I wish we were up there yesterday. Instead, we spent the whole day on a competing ski mountain for my son's Nordic ski meet. No skiing, just supportive parenting

    We sort of partook of your fine conditions today, though. We just got back from the Autobahn. Great day!
    How big is the Nordic youth program in your area? We have a high school club team and more and more adults are taking it up. Out of everything I do it's always the best workout I get during the year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RC Vikings View Post
    How big is the Nordic youth program in your area? We have a high school club team and more and more adults are taking it up. Out of everything I do it's always the best workout I get during the year.
    It's pretty big here. We have two mountains within an hour here. There have been meets every other week for the last couple of months, and we're getting schools all over from western Oregon. Last night we were up at HFNW's place for a night race. My boy and a few others skied shirtless, because that's apparently what crazy teenagers do...

    We just took nordic lessons this year and I liked it. It is a crazy good workout. It's all part of my retirement plan. When I get too old to snowboard, I'm going to transition in nordic skiing.

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    Bachelor has a great system of trails for nordic skiing. Skate skiing is probably the best workout I've ever done. I did an 8k as part of the Pole Pedal Paddle and I was completely exhausted afterwards.
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    Yesterday, I played hooky with my two youngest and we held Primary up at Brighton. It was sunny and cold in the morning and I was worried it wasn't such a good idea to take them because they were complaining of the cold and we had to warm up in the lodge after only a couple of runs. After a couple of hours it warmed up quite a bit and we had a great time. I got my four-year old up on Snake Creek and Crest and he killed it. He didn't turn quite as much as I wanted him to, but he never once needed me to slow him down.

    There have been some awesome powder days this year, but yesterday will likely be the day I remember most fondly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BrutusBuckeye View Post
    Yesterday, I played hooky with my two youngest and we held Primary up at Brighton. It was sunny and cold in the morning and I was worried it wasn't such a good idea to take them because they were complaining of the cold and we had to warm up in the lodge after only a couple of runs. After a couple of hours it warmed up quite a bit and we had a great time. I got my four-year old up on Snake Creek and Crest and he killed it. He didn't turn quite as much as I wanted him to, but he never once needed me to slow him down.

    There have been some awesome powder days this year, but yesterday will likely be the day I remember most fondly.
    I spend the week inbetween the Idaho girls and boys State hoop tourneys, 3rd week in February and first week in March respectively, skiing in Utah with my Plebe year roomate from West Point. We spend most of the time at Canyons/PC because of the convenience of our condo there. This year we were at Canyons on Monday & Thursday-Saturday. Tuesday we went to SnowBasin and then on Wednesday he took in the glory of Alta while I worked. He commented on Monday that Canyons was the best he had ever skied- we have been doing this for 4 years now. Tuesday at SnowBasin sucked as the snow quality was awful - like a snowcone. Saying that I loved SnowBasin and plan to get there a day or two every year moving forward. I track wasatchsnowforecast and Brother Thayer was preaching the good news of last weeks storm so I kept telling my old roomie to wait until he experiences Alta on a powder day. He was converted. Thursday and Friday were absolutely phenomenal at Canyons and Saturday was still good. He booked his flights for next year as I was driving him to SLC airport Saturday afternoon. It has been a fabulous season but track starts today so I am ready for it to warm up and you all can enjoy mr slushy/snowcone/slurpee!
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    My wife just called and said she is stuck up at snowbird because the roads are closed.
    "You interns are like swallows. You shit all over my patients for six weeks and then fly off."

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    Quote Originally Posted by hostile View Post
    My wife just called and said she is stuck up at snowbird because the roads are closed.
    No offense but she is probably stuck up at snowbird even in the summer. Those sorts of personality things don't have much to do with road conditions.
    PLesa excuse the tpyos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hostile View Post
    My wife just called and said she is stuck up at snowbird because the roads are closed.
    Sweet! The cat is away; time for the mice to play.

    Is the titty bar next to the regional medical center still open? Our mutual doc friend told me that it is very popular with the professional medical community.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Walter Sobchak View Post
    Sweet! The cat is away; time for the mice to play.

    Is the titty bar next to the regional medical center still open? Our mutual doc friend told me that it is very popular with the professional medical community.
    That is an interesting story. For years they tried to buy the owner out of his lease. They offered to move his establishment and provided other incentives to get him to move. He refused all of it stating that he and his customers liked the location. So for the first few years of the brand new hospital patients were able to drive past and look out from their rooms on the architectural and neon splendor of Southern Xposure.

    One month the owner was late in mailing in his lease payment and IHC used that as evidence of breach of contract and were going to force him to move. Unfortunately one of the office staff at the leasing office cashed the check and he countered that this represented them accepting his payment and therefore the contract was still in force. It ended up in court and he eventually moved a few blocks north.

    I was on call the last day of business. There was a line of several dozen cars down State street waiting get in. Fortunately I was able to use the secret tunnel and avoid the wait.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hostile View Post
    That is an interesting story. For years they tried to buy the owner out of his lease. They offered to move his establishment and provided other incentives to get him to move. He refused all of it stating that he and his customers liked the location. So for the first few years of the brand new hospital patients were able to drive past and look out from their rooms on the architectural and neon splendor of Southern Xposure.

    One month the owner was late in mailing in his lease payment and IHC used that as evidence of breach of contract and were going to force him to move. Unfortunately one of the office staff at the leasing office cashed the check and he countered that this represented them accepting his payment and therefore the contract was still in force. It ended up in court and he eventually moved a few blocks north.

    I was on call the last day of business. There was a line of several dozen cars down State street waiting get in. Fortunately I was able to use the secret tunnel and avoid the wait.
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    Just got back from my annual excursion to Whistler. This year we did heli-skiing-- WOW. I made the mistake of taking a 154 cm freestyle board to the wild British Columbian back country, so I did get stuck a few times, but it was wicked-- we got our 6 runs in and I tapped out, and my brother the show-off took a 7th.

    That night the resort got pounded with another couple feet of snow so it was a powder day with sore legs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Commando View Post
    Just got back from my annual excursion to Whistler. This year we did heli-skiing-- WOW. I made the mistake of taking a 154 cm freestyle board to the wild British Columbian back country, so I did get stuck a few times, but it was wicked-- we got our 6 runs in and I tapped out, and my brother the show-off took a 7th.

    That night the resort got pounded with another couple feet of snow so it was a powder day with sore legs.

    The goal for next year? Be in shape this time!
    I watched Timber Creek Lodge on Bravo a few days ago, they are in Whistler. They took their guests, heli-skiing. Looked amazing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cougjunkie View Post
    I watched Timber Creek Lodge on Bravo a few days ago, they are in Whistler. They took their guests, heli-skiing. Looked amazing.
    It was a great day. The Whistler-Blackcomb resort itself is like 5x the size of Teton Village, so that's massive, but their terrain for heli-skiing is 50x the size of the resort. If you get a good weather day you can have the best day of your life skiing a ton of varied terrain.
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    They're my money bindings. I love those bindings so much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bestellen View Post
    They're my money bindings. I love those bindings so much.
    I'll bet.

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    Snowbird has been able to make enough snow to open one lift/run this past Wednesday. By Thursday they were only opening from 9-1. We skied ice/slush yesterday and today. Due to warm weather they are unable to keep making snow and just announced they are suspending operations. Had fun w my youngest as he was able to work on some stuff without having to worry about keeping up.
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    Yeah we did Brighton and it was very sketchy — borderline unskiable.

    Rode a lift with a guy from North Carolina who was pleased with the wonderful snow. For real.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CardiacCoug View Post
    Yeah we did Brighton and it was very sketchy — borderline unskiable.

    Rode a lift with a guy from North Carolina who was pleased with the wonderful snow. For real.
    lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by CardiacCoug View Post
    Yeah we did Brighton and it was very sketchy — borderline unskiable.

    Rode a lift with a guy from North Carolina who was pleased with the wonderful snow. For real.
    I understand where my state-brother is coming from. Since moving to NC, I have probably skied 10 times in the area, either NC or VA, usually with youth groups or teaching my kids to ski. I would bet large amounts of money that your current snow is better quality than at least 5 of those times. Actually, my guess is that it is better than 9 of them (there was one day, right after an overnight storm, that was halfway decent).

    The quality of the snow and the "mountains" here are a bitter pill to someone who had a 2.8 GPA freshman year due mainly to $5 days at Solitude and Brighton.

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