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post #31 of 46
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Best cure is a ski locker.

 

 

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Elitist snob!:p

 

I was on a waiting list for 7 years before I got my locker. It comes large enough to store 4 pairs of skis and has 2 pair of tubes that pumps room temperature air into the boots so they dry out overnight. Elitist? YUP.

post #32 of 46
I managed to avoid the waiting list the first year as I took a locker in what was an lesser-used building away from the center of activity. Then a miracle happened and they moved the main hub down to that building. So, people in that building had first dibs on the lockers the next season. But, yeah, the waiting list is now in the hundreds. They really should set up a time sharing system. There are lockers that are only used a few weeks for someone's annual trip. The rest of the time they are empty!
post #33 of 46
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You know I had too.

Now that's a veteran skier who how to get it done!
post #34 of 46

Locker room and tuning bench is the best perk of being a patrol or instructor.  Everything else pales in comparison.

post #35 of 46
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Locker room and tuning bench is the best perk of being a patrol or instructor.  Everything else pales in comparison.

 

Close, but as a rental tech at a demo centre I have a staff locker and access to  a common fridge and microwave. I do my own waxing and edge touch ups but for grinding, edge setting, mounting, I just hand the skis to the guys in the tuning shop. :D

post #36 of 46
The first time I saw the Texas Suitcase I thought it was really clever and wanted to try it. But alas it was the '80s and I had those lame strapless pole grips. By the time straps came back into vogue, I had gotten pretty practiced at the over the shoulder carry with poles held vertically in the same hand used to steady the skis. This leaves one hand available for coffee, car keys, what-have-you, and makes the amount of set up involved in the Texas suitcase a deal breaker. I still think it's kind of clever, though, and have no idea why people make fun of it.
post #37 of 46
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Close, but as a rental tech at a demo centre I have a staff locker and access to  a common fridge and microwave. I do my own waxing and edge touch ups but for grinding, edge setting, mounting, I just hand the skis to the guys in the tuning shop. :D


Instructors had first dibs on all ski rental shop gear when I worked at Buck Hill:p  At that time I didn't let ANYONE else tune my skis.  When the Women's Pro tour came through they used our tuning benches. I got to hang out with some of their techs and they showed me some tips I hadn't seen elsewhere.

post #38 of 46

Here's the classic that some folks are referencing, in case readers are unfamiliar with it:

post #39 of 46

No valet in my budget, but I get to the the race hut carrying the following: 2-3 bags, 1 pair of skis in the local, one pair of skis in the bazooka and a pair of poles with the local pair of skis. You get better at it with practice. Double local can be done, but it's hard to get the first pair down without dropping them.

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Everyone knows that the right way to carry skis is to hold one tip in each hand and drag the tails across the parking lot.

 

At Squaw it's considered uncool to carry your skis on a pack for hike-to terrain like Mainline, Palisades, and Granite Peak. The latter takes me about 30 minutes (takes my son about 10).

post #42 of 46
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Everyone knows that the right way to carry skis is to hold one tip in each hand and drag the tails across the parking lot.

 

At Squaw it's considered uncool to carry your skis on a pack for hike-to terrain like Mainline, Palisades, and Granite Peak. The latter takes me about 30 minutes (takes my son about 10).

 

What do you do with twin tips?

post #43 of 46
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What do you do with twin tips?

 

You get to drag them "switch" from time to time and it evens out the wear.

post #44 of 46
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Nice ski valet there.

post #45 of 46

Drug up this thread to show off the following photo that is on the wall at the cafe on-hill at White Pass.  I took a photo of the photo, so it's not stellar quality, but the guy in front is carrying his skis in a "Texas Suitcase" fashion with a twist.  He uses his baskets and straps to dedicate one pole per ski so he can carry one in each hand.  Maybe this is the White Pass Suitcase.  Too bad that modern equipment has made this a thing of the past.

 

post #46 of 46
Yah...too bad...
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