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It looked even more avd

A bunch of other characters too
post #62 of 81
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It looked even more absurd oon the 6 4 guy
post #63 of 81
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Ok posting from the lift wasn't too successful. I'll try again later tonight.
post #64 of 81
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They have wifi on this bus!

Here is the whole gang. There was a guy in a chicken suit too.

What I was trying to type was that on another day, a tall man was wearing the ee yore suit and he did not look happy. But maybe that was method actimg.
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Thanks for thinking of me. Insufferable snob that I am, I confess that some guy with five o'clock shadow - maybe? can't quite see the picture - standing around in a fleece rendering of an already dubious Disney cartoon does not lift my soul the way the Ernest Shepard drawing does. Or at all, for that matter. But I do appreciate your making the connection from way out there in skiing heaven. :)

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An interesting effect of skiing eight days in a row... I don't feel tired, but it has been taking longer for my legs to wake up. The last few days I haven't been able to ski bumps before lunch. But I am raring to go when the lifts close.

A nice thing happened to me today. I skied the bump run leading down to the mid mountain restaurant and at the end pulled up near two guys standing there. One of them said "you make it look easy." Now I know they were intermediates, but I will take compliments where I can find them.

I told him "it is easy. If it's hard you're doing it wrong." Maybe I should have just said thanks.
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Are there photos? Where were you Snowmass?

Any thoughts of Buttermilk? Could be good...

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I told him "it is easy. If it's hard you're doing it wrong." Maybe I should have just said thanks.

 

Nah... that's the right thinking. One of the things that got me skiing a bit more this year and taking lessons was realizing that my friends quads weren't burning like mine not because they were in better shape, but because they aren't simultaneously trying to ski and sit on a chair.

 

It's motivating (to me at least) that it CAN actually be easy at some point.

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Are there photos? Where were you Snowmass?
Any thoughts of Buttermilk? Could be good...
Actually I've heard Buttermilk is the smart play on a powder day.
I skied Highlands today. Did four Temerity runs, two of them the lift line. I have some pictures. I even shot some random skiers from the lift so we would have some action shots.

I leaving tomorrow, so of course the forecast is for a powder day. Supposed to be snow at both ends, so I am anticipating the trip from hell. Talked to some people on the lift who said it took them 23 hours to get to Aspen.
post #70 of 81
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One of the things I love here is that most of the bumps have a really nice shape. The "rut" isn't really a rut. It goes smoothly up the front of the bumps and makes it easy to pressure the shovel there.
And the wavelength is appropriate to the sizes of the bumps.

Now I am wondering if I really got better at zipper lines this week, or if these bumps just make it easy.

I guess the test will be when I first try back East.
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One of the things I love here is that most of the bumps have a really nice shape. The "rut" isn't really a rut. It goes smoothly up the front of the bumps and makes it easy to pressure the shovel there.
And the wavelength is appropriate to the sizes of the bumps.

Now I am wondering if I really got better at zipper lines this week, or if these bumps just make it easy.

I guess the test will be when I first try back East.

I'm sure you are skiing very well, but it's the bumps. They just make them better out there, in my experience. For one thing, the light is often good enough to see them. smile.gif
post #72 of 81
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I just had my only fancy dinner of the trip. I was going to go into Aspen but the thought of a half hour trip each way turned me off. So I went to IL Pogio four flights of stairs from my room. Wow, that was good. And wow that was expensive.

I will try to post today's photos tomorrow.

I really like this place. It's right up there on my favorites list. I was expecting this to be a one time thing, but I am going to have to figure out how to come back another year.
post #73 of 81
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I'm sure you are skiing very well, but it's the bumps.

I only have one thing to say to that :
post #74 of 81
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To clarify, I mean that your comment is sad but probably accurate, not a comment on your perspective.
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I really like this place. It's right up there on my favorites list. I was expecting this to be a one time thing, but I am going to have to figure out how to come back another year.
It is a great place. I've yet to ski Buttermilk in a few trips there.
post #76 of 81
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A moody shot of people boarding the cat up to the bowl.

I was on the traverse behind the loading zone looking for the run through the trees my instructor showed me.

This is what I wound up skiing and it was not it. I think I went too far or the wrong direction or something.
post #77 of 81
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The Deep Temerity lift line is a lot more challenging and more fun.

I made a loop to bypass the rocks where the line crosses the old traverse out of the bowl.


At one point I got a bit locked up with nerves /fear. The odd thing is I was already past the steepest part. Once I started moving (and kept moving) I was fine.
post #78 of 81
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I did the lift line twice, Snyder's Ridge once, and the run I mentioned behind the load point.

post #79 of 81
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And of course some bumps.
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Lunch. Hey it was my last day of vacation!
post #81 of 81
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View of Highland Bowl from the top of the Loge Peak chair.
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