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How things have changed - The 21st Century Skier

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The NY Times has an article from a few days ago about the evolution of skiing, or skiers, or something like that......biggrin.gif

I thought it was worth sharing.

 

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2012/12/09/travel/21stcenturyskier.html

 

 

Quote:
For decades, skiing often meant discomfort or inconvenience. Gear was bulky, food reheated, extremities numb. While frigid winds still blow here and there, technology has managed to mitigate other annoyances, from flapping lift tickets to icy sidewalks. Below, an imaginary day at an up-to-the-minute ski resort. Many resorts have some of the perks and gadgets; all are available at Vail for its 50th-anniversary season this year.
— Bill Pennington / Giacomo Gambineri

 

 

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My biggest reaction to this is: who in their right mind would ever post a powder stash on Twitter?  Has this *ever* happened?

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My biggest reaction to this is: who in their right mind would ever post a powder stash on Twitter?  Has this *ever* happened?

You've participated in threads on EpicSki and see the variety of "smarts", right? 

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My biggest reaction to this is: who in their right mind would ever post a powder stash on Twitter?  Has this *ever* happened?
Probably the same guys who brag about great fishing spots on the interwebs.
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My biggest reaction to this is: who in their right mind would ever post a powder stash on Twitter?  Has this *ever* happened?

My powder stash is accessed by the Burfield Chair and what is likely the longest, slowest quad chair in North America (2894' vert., 22minutes) plus a short walk to the side country. Yesterday was mostly ankle deep in bounds and boot top in the side country all day but the lower mountain under the Burf was closed.

 

It remains a powder stash because the 21st Century skier wants high speed lifts.

post #6 of 11

My powder stashes are hidden in plain sight on the mountain and have been posted as pictures on Facebook many times.....it's called getting there for first chair and skiing the 1st two hours.....then and only then will the (sort of) crowds show up.   It also helps to not ski a crowded resort.....

 

There are no secret stashes.....unless you are going out of bounds.

post #7 of 11

Hahahahahah.........

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My powder stashes are hidden in plain sight on the mountain and have been posted as pictures on Facebook many times.....it's called getting there for first chair and skiing the 1st two hours.....then and only then will the (sort of) crowds show up.   It also helps to not ski a crowded resort.....

 

There are no secret stashes.....unless you are going out of bounds.


Boy, do you ski at a different place than I do!  The crowds at Baker are usually around for the first two hours.  After everything is shreded they go home. About two hours into the day its fairly empty but with no powder stashes left (at least that I'll admit to).

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My biggest reaction to this is: who in their right mind would ever post a powder stash on Twitter?  Has this *ever* happened?

Check out the conversation with these guys.  

Someone should tell them to keep their yap shut!

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10151349759856138&comment_id=224305487&ref=notif&notif_t=video_comment_tagged

post #10 of 11

The argument could be made that my Local's Guide does precisely that.  

post #11 of 11

Tricia - I wasn't sure if you were referencing this thread when I first saw your comment on FB, but of course Facebook is pretty limited compared to Twitter in terms of who will actually see those comments.  ;-)

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