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Originally Posted by Bob Peters View Post

 

They sure are.

 

Who's there training right now?  I think there was a pretty big contingent of Jackson Hole kids that were down there this past week.

 

It's cool walking through the ski shops here right now.  All the kids are getting their race skis mounted for the season.  So many little hotshot rippers. 

http://www.fis-ski.com/uk/604/610.html?sector=AL&competitorid=115758&raceid=73576

 

That's the competitor list for the GS I was watching, a few familiar names. Svindal is here, according to his twitter. I don't know who else ... LOTS of teams, I've seen Sugar Bowl and Alpine Meadows, Vancouver Ski Club, lots of kids from Quebec, some Australia jackets, snowboarders from Japan (their WC team is here, I think I heard). I saw the JH kids at ABasin last week. I think Vail has training, too. 

 

Riding up the lift yesterday early was kind of intimidating, as the only skiers out were racers, and me, I guess -- no weekenders at all! I refused to ski on Main Vein until a bit later, when there were more hacks out like me. Ptarmigan was nice and soft, though, and there were even a few moguls. Anyway, I'm hoping to learn something by osmosis. (That works, doesn't it?)

post #63 of 87

who's Ossie Mosis is he a level III  th_dunno-1[1].gif

post #64 of 87
Thread Starter 

Watching some of those race kids should be inspiring, not intimidating wink.gif .

 

& a few more laps this morning:

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JF

post #65 of 87
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Watching some of those race kids should be inspiring, not intimidating wink.gif .

 

It wasn't the kids who were intimidating, it was a lot of big guns at that point! I figured out real quick that the olive puffies contained US Ski Team members (not sure which team/s, but by that point, it doesn't really matter...). 

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It wasn't the kids who were intimidating, it was a lot of big guns at that point! I figured out real quick that the olive puffies contained US Ski Team members (not sure which team/s, but by that point, it doesn't really matter...). 

Vonn is supposed to be training there but she's in the hospital with intestinal pain instead. 

http://msn.foxsports.com/olympics/story/united-states-skier-lindsey-vonn-tested-for-severe-intestinal-pain-in-hospital-111312

post #67 of 87

Skied Brighton today. Pretty decent for Nov 14. Only cruised the groomers but they had enough open that it sure beat just having 1 or 2 WROD's.

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Plans are to hit opening days at Snowbird tomorrow (only Gad Valley) and Alta Friday.

post #68 of 87

who's gotten some coreshots so far? I went out in my new skis, and got lucky, making off with only a few scratches.

post #69 of 87

The snow has been good enough at Squaw and Northstar that we haven't needed to worry about taking our rock skis out. 

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The snow has been good enough at Squaw and Northstar that we haven't needed to worry about taking our rock skis out. 

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We were able to catch up with Tanner Hall while testing wares from Descente, Westcomb and Patagonia along with boots from Nordica, Fischer & Tecnica. Kastle's were the test skis. Just another day in the life of Epicski Gear Testers. 

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We were able to catch up with Tanner Hall while testing wares from Descente, Westcomb and Patagonia along with boots from Nordica, Fischer & Tecnica. Kastle's were the test skis. Just another day in the life of Epicski Gear Testers. 

 

So is it considered straightlining if you do it switch? th_dunno-1[1].gif

 

 

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WHICH ONE IS TANNER??????  

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We were able to catch up with Tanner Hall while testing wares from Descente, Westcomb and Patagonia along with boots from Nordica, Fischer & Tecnica. Kastle's were the test skis. Just another day in the life of Epicski Gear Testers. 

 

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We were able to catch up with Tanner Hall while testing wares from Descente, Westcomb and Patagonia along with boots from Nordica, Fischer & Tecnica. Kastle's were the test skis. Just another day in the life of Epicski Gear Testers. 

 

Wow.

 

Talk about livin' the dream.

post #74 of 87
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Wow.

 

Talk about livin' the dream.

Yeah, Right?  Tanner was lucky to get to ski with Phil, wasn't he? biggrin.gif

post #75 of 87
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Yeah, Right?  Tanner was lucky to get to ski with Phil, wasn't he? biggrin.gif

 

Exactly!!!

 

Veering off into the realm of seriousness for a moment, however, I really do mean you seem to be living the dream.  Five years or so ago, would you have guessed that in November of 2012 you'd be in the Lake Tahoe area on a beautiful day like that skiing with the companions you were with and testing out ski gear?

 

I mean... how cool is all of that?

post #76 of 87
Thread Starter 

5" of dense graupel made for some sweet turns this morning:

 

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JF

post #77 of 87

wow, 5" of graupel really would ski nice. Probably really not good for avi conditions though, huh?

post #78 of 87
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^It was warming up fast, I think it will all be good by the time it snows again.

post #79 of 87

That's good to hear. Probably do need to take note though, huh?

post #80 of 87
Geez. Jim, you know how to rub it in. Pictures and all.

Mike
post #81 of 87
Skied Yesterday and also the day before at Waterville Valley, as they have the top open 3400' - 4000' AMSL, and serviced by the High Country double chair. Until they can blow more snow from 3400' to the base at 2000' they are downloading you via the front detachable quad. They do have a snow patch at the base so you can put your skis on and board the front quad and access the High Country double chair and the Schwendi Hutte lodge normally. It looks like the Northside will open for Thanksgiving serviced by its double chair as the snowmaking works its way downward - and not far behind that they will work their way down to the base for top-to-bottom skiing. The front and the Sunny sides will come later.
post #82 of 87

 

 

A late start made for some good early season turns. Don't let the two hotties diminish my debonaire boyish charm and great taste in ski wear. 

post #83 of 87
Thread Starter 

I dunno Phil, those binders aren't really working for me biggrin.gif.

post #84 of 87
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Hit up Solitude for my first lift served day today, it was in pretty good shape with 5 lifts running & good coverage on all the open runs.

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JF

post #85 of 87

U bastards!snowfalling.gif

 

 

:)

post #86 of 87

Looking pretty good!  Enjoy. I am mountain biking tomorrow AM....  Should be  about 30* in the AM gettting up to a sunny 56*.  Cant complain.

post #87 of 87

A friend texted me shot this from Stratton’s opening day….and I thought Colorado was dry! 

 

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