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post #31 of 56

I skied at 11 different ski areas this winter, but only 6 were first evers:  Red River, NM, Steamboat and Beaver Creek, CO, Saddleback, Sunday River and Mt. Abram, ME.  Of those six places the one that had the best conditions during my visit were two days in early March at Saddleback, ME:

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post #32 of 56

ZERO, and happy.

post #33 of 56

Area's as in resorts - zero.

 

Area's as in new spots and stashes at my resort - many (:

post #34 of 56

If we're including XC, let me add Akaslompolo, Finland-- which was mindblowingly good at roughly 100 miles North of the Arctic circle. 

 

- I learned that there is such thing as off-piste XC skiing (with big, fat, crazy long, kinda-rockered skis for setting tracks). 

- I learned that on ~40mm Classic skis one can float over powder/hoar/windblow if one straightlines down the thing one just hiked up to the amusement of one's non-alpine skiing friends.

- I learned that getting in the backseat on Classic XC skis is really a near-death experience.

- And I had my worst skiing injury (XC or otherwise) on XC skis on my first of 7 days... cartwheeling fall and clean broken through 4th/5th rib that has resulted in a small permanent bulge/pokey bit on the left side of my chest. 

 

(The following two are from a friend, Iina, capturing my attempt to float on mid-40s Classic, not skating, skis. I'm proud to report that I cleared about 2 meters of XC track at the bottom running perpendicular to my line, in a nice jump... before going into the backseat and crashing.)

 

 

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post #35 of 56

I added four:

 

Northstar

Alpine Meadows

Mt. Rose

Squaw Valley

 

Also drove right through SLC twice.... without stopping.  D'oh! 

 

Used the herringbone technique several times.

post #36 of 56

Thanks to The Gathering, I added the same four as Bumpfreaq, in his divine company to boot.

 

Also got to experience and mightily enjoy my first cat skiing day with Steamboat Powder Cats.

post #37 of 56
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I was tallying up ski days and places recently and realized I think I set a personal best in new areas this season even with a 'bad' snow year in the east.

 

I had a list but lost it, I probably had 50 ish snow appearances (many were 3 hour ski patrol shifts after work) but I bagged 9 new areas! 

 

Bagged 2 in New hampshire I had never skied before, Loon and Cannon.  3 in New York, Wyndham and a feeder ski school hill calleed Maple Ridge and White Face

 

and 4 in Tahoe, Squaw, Alpine Meadows, Mt Rose and Northstar.

 

How about you??  Hmmm?


It was good to see you J.  Wish I'd had more time to chat. 

 

 

 



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Added Big Sky and Bridger to my lifetime list.  Definitely want to go back to Montana.  Plus explored more of the front side of Snowbird using a combo Alta/Bird ticket a couple of the warm days last week.



See you there next spring, eh!!

 



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Alpine Meadows

Mt Rose

Squaw wink.gif

Heavenly

Kirkwood


Northstar.......Seriously, you forgot Northstar? 

 



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That's impressive. 



 

post #38 of 56

6 new this year for me and I can thank the Epicski gathering for most of them.

 

Canaan Valley in WV

 

From the Tahoe gathering:

Mt. Rose

Northstar

Squaw

Heavenly

Kirkwood

 

Much of Squaw was on wind hold when we were there, so I can't say I fully experienced it.  More like I got a tantalizing taste of what Squaw can be that will ensure I make it out to Tahoe again to hit it when more of the mountain is open.

post #39 of 56
Thread Starter 

Can you tell how well received the Gathering was this year??

 

A place that many (me included) had never skied before! 

 

post #40 of 56

Just 1 new place and it was good.

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post #41 of 56
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Originally Posted by skier_j View Post

Can you tell how well received the Gathering was this year??

 

A place that many (me included) had never skied before! 

 



Trekchick is probably the best person to answer that as she was one of the coordinators for the gathering.  This was my first EpicSki gathering so I can't compare it to others.  However, I can say that it was a blast and Tahoe should definitely be on any skier's bucket list of places to visit.  Tahoe has ski areas to match any skier's taste and level.  Intermediates will love Northstar and Heavenly (of course these places have stuff for experts as well).  Advanced and expert skiers will be all over Squaw and Kirkwood.  

post #42 of 56
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Just 1 new place and it was good.



Cool man, I've never skied Jupiter before.

 

post #43 of 56

I skied 2 new resorts this year. Copper and Monarch!

post #44 of 56

Schweitzer

Alpine Meadows

Mt Rose

Northstar

Squaw

Heavenly

Kirkwood

 

 

 

post #45 of 56
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Originally Posted by skier_j View Post

Can you tell how well received the Gathering was this year??

 

A place that many (me included) had never skied before! 

 


It was a great event.  My biggest regret is that I couldn't spend quality time with everyone. 

 

 

post #46 of 56

Only 1 new area this season - Abasin. However, so far this season I have skied at 16 different resorts in 4 different states.

post #47 of 56



 

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Alpine Meadows

Mt Rose

Squaw wink.gif

Heavenly

Kirkwood



 

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Originally Posted by Trekchick View Post


Northstar.......Seriously, you forgot Northstar? 

 



Well, I almost listed Northstar but in the interest of full disclosure mrs jimmy and I skied there once back in the Booth Creek days, January 1999. We were in Truckee for a total of 33 hours. I got lost.............................

post #48 of 56


 

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Well, I almost listed Northstar but in the interest of full disclosure mrs jimmy and I skied there once back in the Booth Creek days, January 1999. We were in Truckee for a total of 33 hours. I got lost.............................



Must be Northstar is a magical place for magical couples. 

 

post #49 of 56

Jackson Hole -- spring break with the kids -- six ski days -- amazing place!

post #50 of 56

I added the Tahoe areas to my list:  Squaw, Alpine Meadows, Mt. Rose and Northstar.

post #51 of 56

After a 15 year hiatus from skiing I jumped back into it this year and added 2 new areas that I never skied growing up:

 

Crystal Mountain

Mt. Hood Meadows

 

I also tried snowboarding for the first time ever (which is what actually inspired me to start skiing again) at Baker, and had never been there before either.

Not sure that I count Baker though, as being on a board barely got me up Chair 2.

post #52 of 56

Mt. Bachelor and Hoodoo in Oregon.

post #53 of 56

 

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Although I hit 14 or 15 different resorts, only 2 were new to me: Kirkwood and Diamond Peak.

 

XC, I hit 3 new ones: Craftsbury, Royal Gorge and Tahoe XC. I only got 5 days of XC this year. Bummer. But at least I finally got around to Craftsbury. It's a well known resort in the northeast, for very good reason.

 

I'm not surprise you got blank looks with your no lift joke. For XC skiers, lift is as forign as harringbone to alpine skiers.

 

Oddly enough Sun Peaks has both a XC run called Holly Cow that is accessed by a chairlift and an alpine skier's trail to the Gill's Hill side country has a herringbone section up a 15-20ft height.

 

Thanks to the Tahoe gathering:

Mt. Bachelor- on the way to Tahoe

 

Alpine Meadows

Mt. Rose

Northstar

Squaw

Heavenly

Kirkwood

 

On the way home:

Mammoth

Sun Valley

Schweitzer

 

Lake Louise-returned this year having not skied there since my first of 38 years as a ski bum, in 1974.

 

Being retired and having a truck camper custom built for use in ski area parking lots helps a lot with this list.

 

The plan for next year: Ski less resorts, but more days per resort.

post #54 of 56

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Oddly enough Sun Peaks has both a XC run called Holly Cow that is accessed by a chairlift and an alpine skier's trail to the Gill's Hill side country has a herringbone section up a 15-20ft height.

 

Thanks to the Tahoe gathering:

Mt. Bachelor- on the way to Tahoe

 

Alpine Meadows

Mt. Rose

Northstar

Squaw

Heavenly

Kirkwood

 

On the way home:

Mammoth

Sun Valley

Schweitzer

 

Lake Louise-returned this year having not skied there since my first of 38 years as a ski bum, in 1974.

 

Being retired and having a truck camper custom built for use in ski area parking lots helps a lot with this list.

 

The plan for next year: Ski less resorts, but more days per resort.

 That's a great list.  Do you have quick thoughts/highlights about any/all of the new places you skied?  Also, do you ski in the USA often?  Anything memorably different about US skiing vs. Canadian skiing?  Just curious because I've only skied a couple on your list above.

 

post #56 of 56

Just added one more today:

 

Hintertux Glacier, Austria. 5,750 feet of vertical, major expanses of off-piste, and the valley run was open. Snowed 10 inches yesterday (with top lifts closed). Blue bird today.

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