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post #31 of 38
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BTW...  The base is about deeper than I have ever seen it in 24 years skiing here.  Everything is filled in huge.  The chutes are wide open and a lot of the fun jumping rocks are gone or very small.  I love powder, but maybe with about 30' less base?  Just kidding...  Mostly!  There is no such thing as too much snow!

 

Good thing you put in that "Just kidding" at the last minute or Ullr might have decided to send you Maine winter weather for the next ten years. ;) 

post #32 of 38
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 I saw the pictures of brown hillsides and wondered why she doesn't just come here.  

 

Did that much really melt in the last few weeks? There were no brown hillsides when I left on Feb 12th, as you can see in my photos.

 

 

http://www.epicski.com/t/125923/sun-valley-snow-days-feb-8-12

post #33 of 38
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Originally Posted by tetonpwdrjunkie View Post
 

This thread is funny and perfectly timed.  When I looked at it last night, I thought of our friend Carol who lives over in SV and has been complaining about the conditions there.  I saw the pictures of brown hillsides and wondered why she doesn't just come here.  When my wife got home late last night, she informed me that Carol will be coming over to ski for the next few days.  We got 19' in the last 24 hours.  I wish Liquidfeet was coming to.  

 

Don't be jealous for me this morning.  I had today off and rolled the dice yesterday looking for another powder consumer and an early Tram powder lesson.  What I got was an assignment with 4 begineer skiers and one begineer snowboarder on a huge powder day that I had off.  Oh well....  I teach all ages and ability levels, even on powder days.  I have gotten some great early Trams with strong clients this year.  Even the assignments that weren't what I was looking for have worked out with repeat business, fun guests, and generous tips.  I will have fun on the greens today.  This is what I get for being certified in Alpine, Telemark, and Snowboarding.  I'm getting good at teaching people to snowboard from skis and vice versa.

 

BTW...  The base is about deeper than I have ever seen it in 24 years skiing here.  Everything is filled in huge.  The chutes are wide open and a lot of the fun jumping rocks are gone or very small.  I love powder, but maybe with about 30' less base?  Just kidding...  Mostly!  There is no such thing as too much snow!

No car; locked into a group trip; according to google maps it's 4 1/2 hour drive.  

You are making me feel bad :( about something I am unable to modify.

post #34 of 38
Carol is here and about to ski some JH powder. She brought me a bunch of "Happy to be here" stickers from her Blue Angel husband. They will look great on my local kids helmets!
post #35 of 38
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Originally Posted by LiquidFeet View Post
 

locked into a group trip

A group of friends will always make it up for not so great snow conditions! 

 

And it's not a fair comparison to put anything against JHMR right now... it's dumping there for the last weeks and it doesn't look it's going to stop soon!

post #36 of 38

Thanks, mfa81.  I'm feeling a little like TCC right now, worried about my trip.  I think I'll go pack so I can get myself out of worryville.

post #37 of 38
The reason I go to SV is because even if conditions are not great, it's the one ski area I know I'll still have a great time. Going with a group of friends, I think you'd have to be very determined in order to have a bad time.

Check out the day trips Sawtooth Mt Guides offers-they might be able to get you where there's more snow.
post #38 of 38
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Originally Posted by Christy319 View Post

The reason I go to SV is because even if conditions are not great, it's the one ski area I know I'll still have a great time. Going with a group of friends, I think you'd have to be very determined in order to have a bad time.

Check out the day trips Sawtooth Mt Guides offers-they might be able to get you where there's more snow.

Second that... SV has absolutely great apres! Live music, good beer, good and not too expensive food right at the bottom of the mountain! I really like their made to order pizza and calzones :-)

 

And I second the recommendation for Sawtooth mountain guides, Chris and Sara are really nice people and even if you are not used to backcountry, they will take you to low consequence terrain as long as you are a strong skier that can handle a variety of snow conditions! The sawtooth has been getting good snow, it's a short drive from Ketchum and you can rent gear from a variety of stores in town.

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