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Originally Posted by anachronism View Post

Maybe its a different guy.

Ok, that was laugh out loud. biggrin.gif

This is the type of guy who is also on the FroYoCusOMo (you know...frozen yogurt customer of the month) meetup.
post #2192 of 2488

Can we combine my two favorite threads? 

 

"Does it make any sense for an intermediate New England groomer skier to venture out west with a pair of wide skis the industry pushed on me?"

post #2193 of 2488
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Originally Posted by St Bear View Post
 

Can we combine my two favorite threads? 

 

"Does it make any sense for an intermediate New England groomer skier to venture out west with a pair of wide skis the industry pushed on me?"

 

I couldn't find an "exploding head" emoticon...

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If you don't enjoy somebody going down his first black run, you just don't have the soul of skier... biggrin.gif
post #2195 of 2488
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Originally Posted by sofort99 View Post

If you don't enjoy somebody going down his first black run, you just don't have the soul of skier... biggrin.gif

 

I don't have the soul of a skier.

post #2196 of 2488
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I couldn't find an "exploding head" emoticon...
💣😵 Will this suffice?
post #2197 of 2488
"superior terrain" as compared to what? Steamboat's trees, pow, and IDEAL terrain for a low/mid-intermediate skier looking to progress to advanced intermediate?
post #2198 of 2488
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Originally Posted by KevinF View Post
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by St Bear View Post
 

Can we combine my two favorite threads? 

 

"Does it make any sense for an intermediate New England groomer skier to venture out west with a pair of wide skis the industry pushed on me?"

 

I couldn't find an "exploding head" emoticon...

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post #2200 of 2488
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Originally Posted by sofort99 View Post

If you don't enjoy somebody going down his first black run, you just don't have the soul of skier... biggrin.gif

Nahh the soul of skiing lives at Squaw, and waits in line there too ....

 

We should lock this thread but .......

 

It gives so much entertainment :D

post #2201 of 2488
New members and old members who haven't been paying attention really should have the chance to enjoy all 70+ pages.
post #2202 of 2488
But honestly, there's no point picking on the guy. It is what it is.
post #2203 of 2488
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Originally Posted by twochordcool View Post

Does it make any sense for an intermediate New England groomer skier to venture somewhere out west ?! ....................


So I'm eager and excited to see what all the fuss is about out west.

But I currently don't have anybody to go with.

And if I go with a ski club I'll be limited to where they go.

And honestly, I may not yet have the skills to really make a trip out west fully worthwhile.

Or would I still find it worthwhile to go out west being primarily an intermediate groomer skier?

I plan on taking lessons...wonder if I could advance enough fast enough to really get a lot out of a western resort, say in February or March?

Then there is the question of where to go?

Cost is an issue - would be nice to stay at some kind of ski hostel somewhere to keep place-to-sleep-and-shower costs down. 

I plan on really looking over trail maps to the top 10 resorts for terrain variety and then narrowing it down to a few.

Guess there is no place in the US like Park City, where I have a bazillion choices withing 10 miles, huh?

I'm curious about a few places - Alta, Whistler, Vail, Deer Valley, Crystal, Bachelor....

Anyhow, what do you think?

Hi, it's great that I found your post! My family and I are intermediate skiers who are going west this year! We are going to Steamboat!, which I understand is the best mountain in the west for intermediate skiers to go to!

I have been doing some research, and I think I can give you some good advice!

As an east coast intermediate, you should leave your east coast skis at home! Better to rent west coast skis! People out west pretty much all ski much fatter skis than what us east coasters use! Think at least 98 mm underfoot!

Steamboat is probably your best bet out west! Definitely think about Steamboat!

Lastly, I have one word for you, and it's practically a requirement to ski out west, and I don't think anyone seriously thinks you should be without this any longer:

HELMET!
post #2204 of 2488

Just what I wished for Xmas - another helmet thread. :rolleyes

post #2205 of 2488
Note the 2200 posts in this thread..

He's been to Steamboat at this point. He wasn't impressed.
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Originally Posted by davidbeinct View Post

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Originally Posted by twochordcool View Post

Does it make any sense for an intermediate New England groomer skier to venture somewhere out west ?! ....................


So I'm eager and excited to see what all the fuss is about out west.

But I currently don't have anybody to go with.

And if I go with a ski club I'll be limited to where they go.

And honestly, I may not yet have the skills to really make a trip out west fully worthwhile.

Or would I still find it worthwhile to go out west being primarily an intermediate groomer skier?

I plan on taking lessons...wonder if I could advance enough fast enough to really get a lot out of a western resort, say in February or March?

Then there is the question of where to go?

Cost is an issue - would be nice to stay at some kind of ski hostel somewhere to keep place-to-sleep-and-shower costs down. 

I plan on really looking over trail maps to the top 10 resorts for terrain variety and then narrowing it down to a few.

Guess there is no place in the US like Park City, where I have a bazillion choices withing 10 miles, huh?

I'm curious about a few places - Alta, Whistler, Vail, Deer Valley, Crystal, Bachelor....

Anyhow, what do you think?

Hi, it's great that I found your post! My family and I are intermediate skiers who are going west this year! We are going to Steamboat!, which I understand is the best mountain in the west for intermediate skiers to go to!

I have been doing some research, and I think I can give you some good advice!

As an east coast intermediate, you should leave your east coast skis at home! Better to rent west coast skis! People out west pretty much all ski much fatter skis than what us east coasters use! Think at least 98 mm underfoot!

Steamboat is probably your best bet out west! Definitely think about Steamboat!

Lastly, I have one word for you, and it's practically a requirement to ski out west, and I don't think anyone seriously thinks you should be without this any longer:

HELMET!
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Me like.  Thumbs Up

post #2207 of 2488
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Originally Posted by near nyquist View Post
 

Nahh the soul of skiing lives at Squaw Stowe, and waits in line there too ....

 

We should lock this thread but .......

 

It gives so much entertainment :D

 

Fixed it for you.

 

:duck:

post #2208 of 2488
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Originally Posted by davidbeinct View Post


Hi, it's great that I found your post! My family and I are intermediate skiers who are going west this year! We are going to Steamboat!, which I understand is the best mountain in the west for intermediate skiers to go to!

I have been doing some research, and I think I can give you some good advice!

As an east coast intermediate, you should leave your east coast skis at home! Better to rent west coast skis! People out west pretty much all ski much fatter skis than what us east coasters use! Think at least 98 mm underfoot!

Steamboat is probably your best bet out west! Definitely think about Steamboat!

Lastly, I have one word for you, and it's practically a requirement to ski out west, and I don't think anyone seriously thinks you should be without this any longer:

HELMET!

 

I can't tell if this is a parody of the thread or a serious reply...

post #2209 of 2488
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Originally Posted by KevinF View Post
 

 

I can't tell if this is a parody of the thread or a serious reply...

 

My thought as well.  The "helmet" was a dead give-away.  (Surely.)

post #2210 of 2488
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Originally Posted by cosmoliu View Post

New members and old members who haven't been paying attention really should have the chance to enjoy all 70+ pages.

 

Yep... newb here, and I read about the first 30 pages with ever widening eyes, then couldn't take it anymore an skipped ahead to see whether or not 2CC actually went anywhere, found the result, thought "that figures" and was a little dissappointed, then read the last 10 pages.

 

What an amazing, crazy, annoying, brutal, entertaining, abomination of a thread!

 

I hope I didn't miss anything good in that middle 30 pages.

post #2211 of 2488
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Originally Posted by dbostedo View Post

 

I hope I didn't miss anything good in that middle 30 pages.

 I think that would depend a lot on what your definition of "good" is.....

post #2212 of 2488
yes, there was an abundance of good information in those 30 pages you skipped. you must read them. for context, though, you must reread the first 30 pages.

Members contributed so much useful material that I want to go back through the thread and extract it for future reference. But "haven't got time for the pain" yet.
post #2213 of 2488
Yes, one must look past 2CC's annoying character to extract the underlying value of the serious posts. NayBreak posted an absolutely wonderful one day insider's tour of Winter Park.
post #2214 of 2488
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Originally Posted by markojp View Post

But honestly, there's no point picking on the guy. It is what it is.


Thisis a good point that I need to take to heart. This thread reflects that whatever drives his behavior is pretty ingrained.

Merry Christmas TCC, hope this season treats you well.
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Wow, I read this thread from nearly the day it was posted for a couple months, went away when the Navy blocked EpicSki :( on the ship, and now back for ski season and this is still going?  I left off when 2chord returned unimpressed from his trip out West.  Look forward to catching up.

post #2216 of 2488
To answer the original question, for most people, yes, for some, no.
post #2217 of 2488
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Originally Posted by vickieh View Post

yes, there was an abundance of good information in those 30 pages you skipped. you must read them. for context, though, you must reread the first 30 pages.

Members contributed so much useful material that I want to go back through the thread and extract it for future reference. But "haven't got time for the pain" yet.

id read the extracted information. i read the first 10 pages and i quickly couldnt take it anymore. but im sure i missed out on lot of useful information.

post #2218 of 2488
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Originally Posted by tomstoll View Post
 

id read the extracted information. i read the first 10 pages and i quickly couldnt take it anymore. but im sure i missed out on lot of useful information.

 

Useful may be a stretch.  Entertaining, for sure.

post #2219 of 2488

A number of members sank real effort into their posts. NayBreak's Winter Park tour, for instance.

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Originally Posted by cosmoliu View Post
 

A number of members sank real effort into their posts. NayBreak's Winter Park tour, for instance.


Gotta agree. I never considered going to Winter Park until this thread.

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