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Originally Posted by Sinecure View Post

Anyone have a spare ticket to Northstar they'd like to trade for one valid at Squaw/Alpine (any day all season)? If I can get a bunch of stuff done here in the Bay Area today, I'm going to head up tonight and try to meet the crew tomorrow. I'll PM Dookey, but if any of you other bears ended up with a spare voucher or ticket that's valid at N* tomorrow, let me know.


N* pass'  are not easy to come by, but I'm happy to help you with a discount. 

 



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Originally Posted by JohnL View Post

 

 

http://tahoeweatherdiscussion.com/

 

 


Miss you and wish you were here to enjoy the amazing snow!

 



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Originally Posted by ScotsSkier View Post

Well, after shepherding people from different sides of the mountain to the revised demo location, there was some great skiing to be had at Rose today.  Several of us got fresh tracks in the Chutes which had not opened yesterday so were in good shape apart from being a little bony at the top.  A terrific range of demos (thanks Phil!) from Rossi/Dynastar, Blizzard, Nordica, Fischer and Head and the conditions ensured we were able to test them in the environment intended.   Several of us owe test reports so expect these to be forthcoming.!

 

Play stopped mid afternoon as the winds increased but, speaking for myself, my legs were shot by then!.  Good to put faces to lots of screen-names and pleased that you were able to experience the best ski area in Tahoe wink.gif in pretty decent shape.    Winds pretty strong here tonight and the drive back over the pass was interesting so Nstar should be the safest bet tomorrow.  Got the feeling it could be a big day.  Enjoy everyone!


Great to see you.  And,.....thanks for showing people around today.  It was truly EPIC!

 

 

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Please note, with the amount of snow coming in on Thursday, there IS a risk of the majority of the Squaw being closed due to wind and or avi control. This is a discussion we will have tomorrow AM at Northstar. 

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Keep me posted on the plans.  Based on the forecast, the upper mountain at Squaw may start to look questionable.  Of course if Granite or Headwall opens mid-day it will be truly epic.  There is always plenty to ski on KT and Squaw Creek, but that's not quite a full Squaw powder day experience.  

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Bear in mind that you can shuttle back and forth between Alpine and Squaw.  As long as KT and Summit or Scott are spinning, you can make it a full day without a problem.

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KT, red dog, and squaw creek can be a full day in good snow as well.  

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northstar meet points for tomorrow:

 

9:00 Mid mountian

 

10:00 Zephyr Lodge

 

11:15 Shaeffer Camp beercheer.gif

post #1177 of 1318
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Originally Posted by Uncle Louie View Post


Prep clinic is underway right now.  They plan to work on the naked part next then the calling part. (no hands free phone stuff either)

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First of all, Let me say that UL and SC have been missed at this gathering and we wish you were here. 

 

Second......All three of these Bears who pee in the woods are here........will there be a re-pee-t of this from last year's gathering?

Day Two on the books and many possibilities for the next 4 days!  


 

 

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Originally Posted by Trekchick View Post

First of all, Let me say that UL and SC have been missed at this gathering and we wish you were here. 

 

As it turns out SC got a new client that scheduled for the same week as this year's Gathering. The work couldn't be rescheduled and this new client offers global opportunities with several weeks of work a year.  

 

As for me.....I just got a note from my doctor which I hope lets me off the hook for not attending.  That's his initials in the little circle.

 

 

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I've had a 4 day season so far, and as it turns out, I shouldn't have hit the hill at all.  I'm hoping for enough recovery to get out right at the end of the season. I guess if you have to miss a season, this wasn't the worst one to miss, but I'm glad all of you are finally getting snow.

Maybe next year beercheer.gif

 

Have fun you guys !

 

 


Edited by Uncle Louie - 2/29/12 at 5:00am
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That's a nasty looking note, UL. I thought I saw you yesterday, but we had a phantom Weems sighting as well. Miss both of you guys!

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As for me.....I just got a note from my doctor which I hope lets me off the hook for not attending.  That's his initials in the little circle.

 

Nope. If you look closer, it says "operate on the other foot." wink.gif

post #1181 of 1318
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Originally Posted by JohnL View Post

 

 

Nope. If you look closer, it says "operate on the other foot." wink.gif



Actually that WAS foot # 2.  The right one had the same surgery four weeks earlier.

 

You must have some good shots yourself after being run over by a car John eek.gif  (Way to many of us wound up broken this year)

 

Enough hi-jack....back to the fun stuff.

 

 

 

 

 

post #1182 of 1318

You all couldn't have timed this better.


As MTT said, great timing on a Rose pow day.  Northstar is a great place to be with all this wind today.  Tomorrow should be epic at Squaw.  And sunny groomer cruisin' with a nice view on Friday at the Heave sounds like a nice break.

 

Well done bears.  

 

Are there any cocktails that are going down in Reno?

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Please post the results of that meeting here, obviously.  :-)

 

I'm planning to drive up tomorrow morning and figured I might as well just go straight to Alpine with the option of heading back over to Squaw later in the day, but we'll see how it turns out.  I do not want to wait in the KT line all day if the upper mountain gets closed.
 

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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post

Please note, with the amount of snow coming in on Thursday, there IS a risk of the majority of the Squaw being closed due to wind and or avi control. This is a discussion we will have tomorrow AM at Northstar. 



 

post #1184 of 1318
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Originally Posted by alexzn View Post

KT, red dog, and squaw creek can be a full day in good snow as well.  


Hell, laps on Red Dog into Poulsen's can be a full day if you know what you're doing and conditions are right.  Just saying, there are plenty of options if conditions cooperate, and more so now that you can take your lunch on the shuttle and not skip a beat.

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Poulsen's Gully is quite a terrain trap.  Personally, I'd be leery of hitting it immediately after multiple feet of new snow.  That said, there's tons of fun to be had on the lower part of Squaw on a powder day, assuming the lines aren't too long.

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Hence the "if you know what you're doing and conditions are right" caveat.

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Yeah, it is the mother of all terrain traps, and I believe Poulsen's was the site of the inbounds Christmas Day fatal accident a couple years ago.  On the other hand, a lot of it is wooded, and patrol does control it (it is in-bounds), so the chances of the top sliding down are not super-huge.  It also gets skied a fair bit on a great day, which also diminishes the dangers some (not completely).    
 

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Originally Posted by Xela View Post

Poulsen's Gully is quite a terrain trap.  Personally, I'd be leery of hitting it immediately after multiple feet of new snow.  That said, there's tons of fun to be had on the lower part of Squaw on a powder day, assuming the lines aren't too long.



 

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Today, the Nevada side of Heavenly was closed and everything above Powder Bowl, on the California side, was closed as well.  Not everything will be open tomorrow, and there will be at a minimum 4 - 5 feet of untracked, world famous Sierra Cement on Friday for the Epic crowd.   (Disclaimer: some local knowledge may be required and if your excitement lasts more than 24 hours, consult a doctor or an actor playing one on television).

 

Besides fresh, virgin, untracked powder, there is also the quite famous Gunbarrel and other mogul runs to sample.  In short, don't burn out your legs completely tomorrow at Squaw Meadows.

 

 


Edited by agent.5 - 2/29/12 at 5:47pm
post #1189 of 1318

Wow, today.

 

Congrats Phil and Treck. A fitting wedding day!!!

 

Best wedding cake I ever tasted!!!

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Wow, today.

 

Congrats Phil and Treck. A fitting wedding day!!!

 


As the former GM I thought I recognized some deception with the idea of a mid-day celebration. (After all, SC & I did it much the same way  smile.gif smile.gif)

 

For those of you who are new here (or not keeping track) they are now one of a half dozen or so couples who either met here or were married publicly here at Epic.

 

Phil and Trish,

 

Nancy and I extend our heartfelt congratulations on your very special day. We regret we couldn't be in attendance. We wish you the utmost happiness and endless, bottomless powder and a lifetime of laughs. 

 

Congratulations !

 

Nancy (Sugarcube) and Greg (UL)

 

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Congrats to the happy couple!yahoo.gif

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Congrats Phil and Trish! That was a fun wedding, short and sweet and quite memorable!

 

After I finished up at N* I headed to Start Haus to see about getting some boot work done. It turned out I had a left boot and a right boot, but I had two right liners. No wonder my left toe hurt so much!

 

Anyway, James worked on it for me and while I was there I picked up a pair of Salomon powder skis for the next three days. Thanks for the recommendation, Bruce!

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Congrats!   smile.gif

post #1194 of 1318

what?  really?  rad!

post #1195 of 1318

Wow! Congratulations, wish you both all the best.

 

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For anyone not following the TR thread, my wedding photos will be here:

 

http://flickr.com/gp/matthias99/vwd969/

 

Some video is already up in the TR thread (link: http://www.epicski.com/t/110805/official-2012-tahoe-gathering-trip-report-thread )

post #1197 of 1318

Mazel tov!

post #1198 of 1318

Congratulations Trish and Philicon14.gif

post #1199 of 1318
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Originally Posted by splitter View Post

You all couldn't have timed this better.


As MTT said, great timing on a Rose pow day.  Northstar is a great place to be with all this wind today.  Tomorrow should be epic at Squaw.  And sunny groomer cruisin' with a nice view on Friday at the Heave sounds like a nice break.

 

Well done bears.  

 

Are there any cocktails that are going down in Reno?


Splitter, we miss you and wish you had the time to break away and hit this week with us. 

We would love to have you over to the house for cocktails with some Bears, (Ms Splitter and baby splitter invited)

As for official Apres' Ski times, the next one is after Squaw day(Thursday) at Start Haus.

 

 

post #1200 of 1318
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Originally Posted by Uncle Louie View Post


As the former GM I thought I recognized some deception with the idea of a mid-day celebration. (After all, SC & I did it much the same way  smile.gif smile.gif)

 

For those of you who are new here (or not keeping track) they are now one of a half dozen or so couples who either met here or were married publicly here at Epic.

 

Phil and Trish,

 

Nancy and I extend our heartfelt congratulations on your very special day. We regret we couldn't be in attendance. We wish you the utmost happiness and endless, bottomless powder and a lifetime of laughs. 

 

Congratulations !

 

Nancy (Sugarcube) and Greg (UL)

 



Happy to share Epic matrimony with the likes of you.  beercheer.gif

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