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post #61 of 1318
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Originally Posted by BushwackerinPA View Post

After saying I skied in vermont, the past couple years everyone who has never skied in vermont asks "its all ice all the time right" , instead of asking how it is there.

 

after a couple long discussions my new answer has been. "yep its always icey at okemo, I dont know why anyone would ever ski there"

 

 

always icey.....

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the irony is despite great powder skiing up high at the bird, that low faces have been some of the worst conditions I have seen this year. 

Also utah born gapers are funny....

 

We had some guy born and raised in utah, 6 feet tall at least 200lb skiing on 160 Rx9 ask me and my buddies if our skis were better in powder snow on a 13 inch powder day. Again its not worth my time anymore since this guy who skis in utah on rx9s doesnt have a clue. I just  said 'nope I ski them because they make me look cooler."


Well we can't tell if that guy in the photo ^^ is a gaper or not since we can't even see him!

Aren't all gapers funny? Maybe you could start, "Help a Gaper Day" so they can move on.

 

When is a gaper not a gaper but just clueless? or are they the samething.

Example: Skiing the half pipe, I come down the wall about halfway through and suddenly notice a guy rocketing through the pipe without even  going up the walls. He was skiing it as if he was bombing a narrow trail. At the bottom I go talk to him. He seems to be somewhat proud of blowing by people in the halfpipe.  He's got Dynastar straight skis from the 90's, boots from that time period, and jeans. He looks like he suddenly woke up and found himself skiing in 2011.  I tell him he can't do that, that it's dangerous and there's a proceedure. He says, "Yeah I don't know whay all those people up there were standing around, (like idiots was the tone),  so I just went". Clearly he was clueless as to this new half pipe thing.

So, is clueless with skills still a gaper?

 

post #62 of 1318


Whoa - that is pretty disturbing. It's almost as bad as the Fred Flintstone and Barney Rubble cigarette commercial. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZvHiiWFbBU 


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I know. Unless you're in Europe, it's so 1950's...

 



 


Edited by MidwestPete - 4/22/11 at 8:42am
post #63 of 1318
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Originally Posted by Trekchick View Post





You think we could talk Fairtomiddlin into coming out to Abasin for mothers day weekend?  

Wonder if he'd choose a flight to Denver this time?biggrin.gif

You mean the "A" in A-basin doesn't stand for "Aspen"?duck.gif
 

 

post #64 of 1318

Don't let your kid screw around with your camera during lunch.

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post #65 of 1318

In the end, we all know that we love gapers deep down inside.

post #66 of 1318

But hey, it's all good as long as you're having fun, right? I mean, check out the grins on these guys' faces at Taos--you gonna' tell 'em they're doing it all wrong?:

 

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(Sorry, Philpug. I had to do it!)

 

Best regards,

Bob

post #67 of 1318

^^^^^ Bob you rock!!!

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post #68 of 1318

LL

 

"Hey, where's the hill???????"

post #69 of 1318

The dude in red looks blind.

post #70 of 1318
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by crgildart View Post



You mean the "A" in A-basin doesn't stand for "Aspen"?duck.gif
 

 



I'm not falling for that!  snowfight.gif


 

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Originally Posted by COSkiGirl View Post




Wait, so maybe that was you I saw pulling into Copper as I left that Saturday afternoon? 
 

 



You mean the fool in the silly little Kia designed by a committee of blind folks?  Sorry I missed ya!  Yes, I was actually entertaining the idea of trying to find y'all and make some afternoon laps, ended up parking and discovering a pizza-and-beer joint right at the bottom of the half-pipe and railing (banister?  What does a non-gaper call that?  It looks fun but hurty to the genitals, and rough on bases and edges...).  Somehow I felt less dumb after watching brave souls land on their groin over and over.  

 

 



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Originally Posted by Trekchick View Post





You think we could talk Fairtomiddlin into coming out to Abasin for mothers day weekend?  

Wonder if he'd choose a flight to Denver this time?biggrin.gif


Yes, if I wasn't working I would do it through Denver.  Mother's Day gathering is a bridge too far for me, sadly (classic film, stunning cast BTW).  All the more reason to move out there!  

 

Speaking of which, I started thinking about where to try living:  On the way to Denver from Dillon, I got to Golden in ~50 minutes and then the airport about 35 minutes after that.  But then, Boulder is just a bit up from Golden, tempting as well... 

 

post #71 of 1318
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Originally Posted by FairToMiddlin View Post




Yes, if I wasn't working I would do it through Denver.  Mother's Day gathering is a bridge too far for me, sadly (classic film, stunning cast BTW).  All the more reason to move out there!  

 

Speaking of which, I started thinking about where to try living:  On the way to Denver from Dillon, I got to Golden in ~50 minutes and then the airport about 35 minutes after that.  But then, Boulder is just a bit up from Golden, tempting as well... 

 

My sister in law lives in Golden. She's a school teacher in Denver.... Its a really nice compromise for her, so she can get to her job in a modest amount of time and still be close to the mountains.


 

 

post #72 of 1318

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Originally Posted by segbrown View Post

The dude in red looks blind.


No, but it is possible that he has spent a bit too much time staring at the sun....

 

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Best regards,

Bob

 

post #73 of 1318

Isn't he the dude who kept walking around asking, "Where's the ski hill at?" ?

post #74 of 1318
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Originally Posted by Trekchick View Post

The EpicSki community should make its own version of G. N. A. R. (from the Squawllywood and the movie G.N.A.R, as seen in the link here http://www.epicski.com/forum/thread/100165/g-n-a-r-movie-up-on-unofficialsquaw-com), and create our own version of E.P.I.C GAPER points

What kind of points should be handed out for.........

Points for showing up at the hill with a texas suitcase

wearing jeans

wearing a starter jacket

asking where the hill is

(and the list goes on and on)

 

 


Yes! The game of L.A.M.E.

 

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post #75 of 1318
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Originally Posted by Trekchick View Post

Isn't he the dude who kept walking around asking, "Where's the ski hill at?" ?


Looks like he found it, and placed!

 

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Best regards,

Bob

 

post #76 of 1318

Pokin' around at the start...:

 

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post #77 of 1318

ROFLMAO

post #78 of 1318

Now, where are those lifts again?

 

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post #79 of 1318

Found it!

 

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post #80 of 1318

Looks like Bob Barnes knows his Adobe Photoshop!

post #81 of 1318

All right. The season ends at Copper tomorrow, and we're forecast to get a foot or so of snow overnight. I'm going stir-crazy already--I admit it! Hence, the continuing saga of Phil and his other brother Phil.... No more, I promise. Maybe.

 

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Best regards,

Bob

 

(PS--Please note--some of these photographs that I have played around with are from the "Post Your Best Pics" thread. If the original owners of the images have any concerns about my defiling your photographs, please PM me and I will remove it them away.)

post #82 of 1318
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Originally Posted by Bob Barnes View Post

Now, where are those lifts again?

 

 

 

 

 

Phil fording EagleR.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 


Where's Bob Peters at?

 

post #83 of 1318

If it were a few years ago I think Phil and Phil would probably be good friends with Saucer Boy.

post #84 of 1318
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Originally Posted by Bob Barnes View Post

All right. The season ends at Copper tomorrow, and we're forecast to get a foot or so of snow overnight. I'm going stir-crazy already--I admit it! Hence, the continuing saga of Phil and his other brother Phil.... No more, I promise. Maybe.

 

wink.gif

 

Best regards,

Bob

 

(PS--Please note--some of these photographs that I have played around with are from the "Post Your Best Pics" thread. If the original owners of the images have any concerns about my defiling your photographs, please PM me and I will remove it them away.)

I was thinking about the conditions at Copper while they prepare to close.  

I'll see you in a few weeks?  Time to plan for Abasin for Mothers day weekend, eh?


 

 

post #85 of 1318

"Excuse me, can you please direct me towards your trick ditch?" at Deer Valley

post #86 of 1318
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Originally Posted by shortturns View Post

"Excuse me, can you please direct me towards your trick ditch?" at Deer Valley



Did they at least have on their "double ender" skis?

post #87 of 1318

The fun continues...

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post #88 of 1318

more Phil

 

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post #89 of 1318

and more Phil

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post #90 of 1318

 

Quote:Originally Posted by Bob Barnes View Post
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"I heard you can learn to ski anytime."

"It was hard getting my skis in the narrow door!"

 

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Originally Posted by Bob Barnes View Post

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Love this original shot. The modified one is pretty funny.

Some captions:

- "Phil tries out for the X Games."

- "Gaper stumbles into the Mr. Gnar Contest"

- "This is how you flag down the chopper"

- "New disguised cell phone antenna tested at ski area"

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