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Skied today at Killington in 4-6 inches of fresh.  Let's hope this means things are turning for the better.



Am heading up there from the 28th-31st... hope there's some pow when we get there!

post #32 of 34
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I won't be up there until January 27. I am sure things will be ok by then, Unfortunately Whiteface for next weekend is not looking very exciting.

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So what is the best way to pack these things in my bag? I have a single padded ski bad. Do I put them in tip to tail with something wedged in the middle so they don't touch or do I just put them together as if I was carrying them?

post #34 of 34

I've always packed them together as if for carry, but with those velcro bands that put a thin layer of foam between the skis.  (Swix sells them, and most ski shops have them with their logo on them, usually piled near the checkout.)

That way the edges protect each other, and your bag is protected from the edges.  I used to wrap some clothes around the tips, but lately I've decided that is obsessive behavior.  Now I mostly put clothes into the ski bag to make room in my suitcase, although I do try to put some stuff around the bindings.

 

If you go by air, the TSA will open your bag and look around.  So pack it loosely enough that they don't have to take stuff out to see underneath, and make sure it is easy for them to zip it back closed.

 

Oh, and I always carry on my boots, helmet, goggles, gloves, along with one day's clothes.  Paranoia, but a good paranoia.

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