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  I mean -- really, it can't be any worse than that day at Vail last year where the whole place froze over and never thawed.


Now you're tempting fate. Be wary.

 

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Well you know....we could always move this to....Vermont! hehe...

Here's a sign- the halfpipe is about half size right now. It's only like 14 ft instead of 22 high.

 

So, who will complain skiing with Daron Rhalves on a groomer in California?

You could always challenge him to a switch race where he gets only one ski.  Try to get your pass pulled.  Quality gnar points.

 

Will DSloan be skyped on the lift?? She'll tell you where to take it.

Bazzers right It could be worse...

 

Makin' the best of it.....:

 

 

"I lit out from Reno I was trailed by twenty hounds. Didn't get to sleep last night 'till the mornin' came around...."


Edited by Tog - 2/9/12 at 12:28pm
post #844 of 1318
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They are predicting a couple of days of light snow showers this weekend into Valentine’s Day, but unless storm comes in heavier than predicted, I could be done" until Sunday before the gathering when I'm planning on Heavenly. 


The estimates keep increasing -- it's now looking like 6-12" on Monday.  The critical question, as always, is whether that means the storm door is opening.

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The European ensembles continue to show the ridge out between 150-160w the week of the 20th allowing some bigger storms in. That matches the CFS long-range models we have looked at. The PNA forecast also continues to trend negative for that week which would favor a West Coast trough. We obviously didn’t get a subtropical jet into CA with the MJO in phase 7 this time so the next hope is that it moves into phase 1 & 2 which would also support a West Coast trough for the second half of the month. So some positive signs still for later in the month and we will keep watching with our fingers crossed for a comeback of Winter. Stay tuned…BA

 

That's from tonight's tahoeweatherdiscussion.com

 

First glimmer of good news in a while.

post #846 of 1318

Powdiction is suggesting it may be an even better week than that.  We'll see whether those grad students are cutting class.

post #847 of 1318
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That's from tonight's tahoeweatherdiscussion.com

 

First glimmer of good news in a while.



It was the K-Car video. smile.gif

That piece works on so many levels.....

 

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Since it's very unlikely I'll be attending the Gathering, perhaps I can help out someone who is.  Anyone who would like to buy my Tahoe Six-Pack for $200, please PM me.

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I enjoyed meeting you last year, Tony.  I hope you find the goods this yearicon14.gif

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Did not know that.  Thanks. Well you know what they say, "When Venice's Canals freeze over, Tahoe will get snow" so it's looking good!

 

Boat passes through frozen Venice

 Marco Sabadin/AFP                                                                                                                                                                                                               http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-02-08/venice-freezes-over/3817186

                
 

 

post #852 of 1318

The first and only company car I've ever had was a K car. Biggest POS I've ever driven. Couldn't get out of it's own way. Somehow I still managed to get a speeding ticket in it though.
 

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It was the K-Car video. smile.gif

That piece works on so many levels.....

 



 

post #853 of 1318
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Originally Posted by Tog View Post

 

Will DSloan be skyped on the lift?? She'll tell you where to take it.

Bazzer's right It could be worse...



Where to take it or where to put it???

 

Can we offer Gnar points to anyone who calls ME from a run (as opposed to his/her mother)? If you call me WHILE on a run, naked, and peeing, massive Gnar points . . . especially if it's Skype or Facetime. biggrin.gif

post #854 of 1318
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Where to take it or where to put it???

 

Can we offer Gnar points to anyone who calls ME from a run (as opposed to his/her mother)? If you call me WHILE on a run, naked, and peeing, massive Gnar points . . . especially if it's Skype or Facetime. biggrin.gif



Don't tempt me...

post #855 of 1318
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 If you call me WHILE on a run, naked, and peeing, massive Gnar points . . .. biggrin.gif


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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Wait, so I need to get a sharpie and draw a large Alpine Meadows logo on my back so that everyone knows who I am when I'm Facetiming nekkid while skiing Keyhole on the guiding day? I don't think that fits the company uniform guidelines, but I'll think about it.

 

FYI all, you'll probably want to make friends with some Squaw/Alpine passholders. These added passholder benefits were just announced:

 

  • NEW! Retail discount for all passholders. We've doubled the retail discount to 30% at all Squaw and Alpine owned stores. The only exceptions are sunglasses and GoPro products, which are not eligible for the 30% discount.
  • NEW! 50% off a lift ticket for a friend or family member on any day your pass is valid. One lift ticket per passholder. (I assume this is one per day, not a one-time only deal - but I could be wrong)
  • NEW! 50% off a lift ticket for you on any day that your pass is not valid. One lift ticket per passholder. Tickets are non-transferrable & for passholder use only. 
  • NEW! 10% off food at both Squaw and Alpine: valid at Squaw/Alpine owned: Olympic House food courts, The Arc, Funi's, Last Chair Bar, Coffee Bar, Ice Bar, Chalet, Alpine Meadows Lodge Food Court.
post #857 of 1318
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Where to take it or where to put it???  - Yes. Elaboration is too difficult.

 

Can we offer Gnar points to anyone who calls ME from a run (as opposed to his/her mother)? If you call me WHILE on a run, naked, and peeing, massive Gnar points . . . especially if it's Skype or Facetime. biggrin.gif

 

I thought that's what GoPros on a ski pole were for. Is someone tech savy enough to pipe the gopro signal into a phone and get the flow to DSloan.? (that's tech talk...)

 

Wait, won't you have a child by that time?? There could be legal issues beyond the decency ones...

 

DSloan, aren't you getting a phd? How can one make raclette on a chairlift? ( I assume that's still in the curriculum, or have they gotten soft and gone all low fat?)

 

 

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I thought that's what GoPros on a ski pole were for. Is someone tech savy enough to pipe the gopro signal into a phone and get the flow to DSloan.? (that's tech talk...)

 

Wait, won't you have a child by that time?? There could be legal issues beyond the decency ones...

 

DSloan, aren't you getting a phd? How can one make raclette on a chairlift? ( I assume that's still in the curriculum, or have they gotten soft and gone all low fat?)

 

 



Will definitely have a child by that time, so we may need to get creative to skirt the decency issues.

 

Unfortunately, the PhD curriculum standards have fallen to an all-time low. Not only has the curriculum gone soft, but also they have banned all soft cheese dishes. However, I think we could earn some gnar and get creative. I am envisioning something involving boot heaters and mid-fats with a lot of metal in them - Mantras may fit the bill for this . . .

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Can we offer Gnar points to anyone who calls ME from a run (as opposed to his/her mother)? If you call me WHILE on a run, naked, and peeing, massive Gnar points . . . especially if it's Skype or Facetime. biggrin.gif


Any points for calling while naked in hot springs? there are some both north and south of Tahoe an hour or so.

 

 

 

For real, A guy in SLC area was doing the worlds longest cliff jump 5 or 6 years. When he hucked off the cliff his cell phone

rang in midair.  It was his mother telling him not to do it.

 

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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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OMG.  ROTFLMAO  I can vouch for the authenticity of this. They were in my ski group.eek.gif

Can't say any more except the gals were further down the hill. 

 

post #861 of 1318
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Where to take it or where to put it???

 

Can we offer Gnar points to anyone who calls ME from a run (as opposed to his/her mother)? If you call me WHILE on a run, naked, and peeing, massive Gnar points . . . especially if it's Skype or Facetime. biggrin.gif


You owe me a computer cleaning!

 

 



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Don't tempt me...


Double dog Dare Ya!

 

 



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OMG.  ROTFLMAO  I can vouch for the authenticity of this. They were in my ski group.eek.gif

Can't say any more except the gals were further down the hill. 

 



You are mistaken.  I am the one who TOOK the picture. 

Still not sure if any of them left their initials.

 

post #862 of 1318

You know, that photo needs one more person to be a tribute to Abbey Road.

 

We should do a photo shoot.

 

 

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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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post #863 of 1318

The up hill blue jacket is gaper boy himself.

 

post #864 of 1318
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Originally Posted by Mdskier View Post

 

For real, A guy in SLC area was doing the worlds longest cliff jump 5 or 6 years. When he hucked off the cliff his cell phone

rang in midair.  It was his mother telling him not to do it.

 

 

           AND??....what happened? Did...did... did he MAKE it?..... you've left us hangin'!


 

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Originally Posted by DSloan View Post

Will definitely have a child by that time, so we may need to get creative to skirt the decency issues.

 

Unfortunately, the PhD curriculum standards have fallen to an all-time low. Not only has the curriculum gone soft, but also they have banned all soft cheese dishes. However, I think we could earn some gnar and get creative. I am envisioning something involving boot heaters and mid-fats with a lot of metal in them - Mantras may fit the bill for this . . .

Sad to hear that the curriculum has been over influenced by scratchy wool wearing, sprout munching, greenies with a conversion agenda who don't ski. ( Did they make you join the co-op?) Well you're right, there's always a way!

I forgot you have a thing for the Mantras. Didn't you buy a pair for someone else, then concocted an excuse so you had to test them yourself?? 

 

Like: "Oh...we were stuck in the snow with Seg's car, and she didn't know what to do except use beer to melt the snow around the tires.  I decided it would be better to ski the 3 thousand vert to town and get help. You know, the Mantras were in the car and all, and my boots in a Hot Bag still drying from a hard day. Uuggh.  Yeah there was plenty of moonlight. I got down ok, but it was tough. I almost called you, but didn't want you to worry.  After that, the next day I wanted to be sure they still worked properly so I tried them at ABasin. I think they're all right, but really I should keep them some more to make sure.  I wouldn't want to put you at risk when I  was at fault. Yeah,  let me keep them a bit more. They should be ok. I'll let you know when you can enjoy your present, but let's be safe."
 

 


Edited by Tog - 2/11/12 at 12:49am
post #865 of 1318
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           AND??....what happened? Did...did... did he MAKE it?..... you've left us hangin'!


 

Sad to hear that the curriculum has been over influenced by scratchy wool wearing, sprout munching, greenies with a conversion agenda who don't ski. ( Did they make you join the co-op?) Well you're right, there's always a way!

I forgot you have a thing for the Mantras. Didn't you buy a pair for someone else, then concocted an excuse so you had to test them yourself?? 

 

Like: "Oh...we were stuck in the snow with Seg's car, and she didn't know what to do except use beer to melt the snow around the tires.  I decided it would be better to ski the 3 thousand vert to town and get help. You know, the Mantras were in the car and all, and my boots in a Hot Bag still drying from a hard day. Uuggh.  Yeah there was plenty of moonlight. I got down ok, but it was tough. I almost called you, but didn't want you to worry.  After that, the next day I wanted to be sure they still worked properly so I tried them at ABasin. I think they're all right, but really I should keep them some more to make sure.  I wouldn't want to put you at risk when I  was at fault. Yeah,  let me keep them a bit more. They should be ok. I'll let you know when you can enjoy your present, but let's be safe."
 

 

Although I can not debate the likelihood of this scenario, I CAN say that I have NEVER knowingly acquired a pair of skis for someone else and then kept them. However, I HAVE purchased TWO pair of skis for myself that then because MrDSloan's. He now has two sets of Kästles in his quiver while I, sadly, have none . . .

 

I did, however, walk away from a "really inexpensive" weekend at ABasin last year (airfare <$150 and free place to stay) with a nearly new set of 2012 Bushwackers and vast experience on how to get a car unstuck from Vail Pass.
 

 

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Oh....so you took the Bushwackers down the mountain that night? Will make note of it for future stories.

I can't believe your familial Kastle imbalance. Order needs to be restored to that household or....well...the baby will suffer.

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Oh....so you took the Bushwackers down the mountain that night? Will make note of it for future stories.

 

I can neither confirm nor deny this.

 

I can't believe your familial Kastle imbalance. Order needs to be restored to that household or....well...the baby will suffer.

 

It is true. There is a severe disturbance in the Kästle force.


 

 

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[ call from mom during a cliff jump ]
 

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           AND??....what happened? Did...did... did he MAKE it?..... you've left us hangin'!

 

."

 

 

Sorry, He survived the cliff jump fine if you call a "bomb hole" a proper landing.

It's on TGR somewhere. maybe I can fine it.
 

 

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I know The Gathermeister has been busy getting plans in order for the event. Tahoe has been skiing better than it should considering the lack of Mother Natures participation. If we get ONE good storm between now and The Gathering and any snow the week of the Gathering, it will make everyone forget the concerns leading up to this Epic event. Stay tuned this week for more updates. popcorn.gif

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Saw tis $49 a day 2 pak at http://www.squaw.com/

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