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The year in review...

post #1 of 25
Thread Starter 
Skiing:
Marginal year for snow for me..most of my trips up north were early in the year when the snow was not the best.

I did ski in PA for the first time in two years..I survived. I still won't go to Blue Mtn.

Last minute trip to Jackson Hole, had a good time on an awesome mountain

Hit MRG on one of the Epic days of the season, that was worth it.

Equipement:
I had more changes in this department this year than I had in the previous 15 years. I went from Volant/Salomon/Raichle to Atomic/Atomic/Dalbello.

Friends:
I had more many days skiing with "bears" this year. Byron, Evan, and Ron were all great ski buddies. Ski-3Po, Bob, and Alfonce, we all came close to getthing together , but we just kept missing each other. SSH, I am trying for Steamboat next year, i will keep you posted. Elk, Blizz, Bill and the rest of the locals, WE will do it next year..even if it is at Blue (I will change my mind on this ).

Thank you for a good year (I have had better), this forum and the people made my marginal year much more than it was on the snow.
post #2 of 25
Mine's far from over. I'll check back in to this thread in May.
post #3 of 25
ditto---xdog1
post #4 of 25

The Season Ain't Over Yet

Don't give up until they throw you off the mountains! If you want to redeem your season I would suggest leaving immediately for Salt Lake City. They have been receiving feet of snow this week (another 11" new this moring since closing yesterday) and it looks like it will continue through the weekend. The fat lady is definitely not done singing at Alta yet!
post #5 of 25
Heck, you don't even have to go West, you can still get in some good days at Sugarbush and MRG! What are ya thinking? :

thatsagirl
post #6 of 25
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Thatsagirl
Heck, you don't even have to go West, you can still get in some good days at Sugarbush and MRG! What are ya thinking? :

thatsagirl

From Philly its 7 hours up...I just don't have the time to get there and back, so I am fin-eshed.
post #7 of 25
I will be at mrg friday/saturday and sunday I hear the trees are in great shape. Maybe I will see a giant bunny rabbit laying eggs....

Alfonse
post #8 of 25
After the Easter weekend I will have 39 days on snow for this season. My hill closes after Easter so locally it is over for me.

I still hope to take 1 week in April for a final 6-7 days of skiing. Most likely I will go to Quebec and do Mont-Sainte-Anne, Le Massif, and then Tremblant. It would be nice to get 45 days this year.
post #9 of 25
Phil!

Put those Callaway's away my friend....more snow tonight up here in n.e. might even have to re open Yawgoo Valley RI , which closed Sunday with 100% terrain still open! I looped the massive 240 vert all night Saturday nite.... Me, I am off to Wachusett Mt Friday am....some Good Friday skiing, first chair up, I'll be there....still tooooo good here...come on up! Once it starts rainin, it goes quick as you know!
post #10 of 25
Phil I think I may have hung the planks up as well. With finals looming and all of my ski fund spent in Tahoe, it may be the season for me as well. Although I am hoping that the gf will surprise me with some type of trip. I have been hinting at Wildcat lately.

We will have to get together on the links some time this spring. Thanks for all the help this year!
post #11 of 25
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Originally Posted by Blizzboy283
We will have to get together on the links some time this spring. Thanks for all the help this year!
Sounds great, I haven't played Skippack in a while. I like that course. Where else do you play?
post #12 of 25
Some great days at Whistler - and more to come, still.

A great time at Lake Louise on the Whitehorn Gullies.

After a long time away, I love what skiing has turned into!
post #13 of 25
It was the best of times.
It was the worst of times.

Two injuries this season, after four years of never being injured at all. Even so, I logged in more ski days this season than I have in the past four years. My Dynastar Exclusive Legends, this year's Christmas present from Mark, are awesome.

Technically, I am skiing things that I never dreamed possible. This is thanks to Carolyn's coaching at the Academy, as well as Mike_M's patient weekly tutledge.

More valuable than anything were the friendships. Getting to spend more time with Bob Barnes, Katy Perrey, Skier31, Rusty Guy, Mikewil, Faisasy, Rdy2ski, Bong, Kima, Tom Burch and even SCSA was well worth the move.

Of course, the high point of my season was Bonni and SkierJ's visit!

As I look at my window at the snow falling on the mountain tops, I grieve the premature ending of my season. But I rejoice at the idea that I am looking at mountain tops, instead of ugly urban building tops.
post #14 of 25
Some people tried to hit Whistler the other day, they were stopped by highway closure due to mud slide! What is the situation now, Oldschool?
post #15 of 25
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Originally Posted by Phil Pugliese
Sounds great, I haven't played Skippack in a while. I like that course. Where else do you play?
Well I frequent Woody's a lot but that is mainly to get some cheap practice in. Other than that it depends on what my buddies feel like playing. I played a lot last summer at the course near KOP Mall, I forget the name though.
post #16 of 25
poor east coasters........our season ends in May here in CA





Squaw Valley USA Daily Report

TODAY'S CONDITIONS
06:00AM, Monday, March 28, 2005
TEMP: WIND: SKIES: BASE: NEW: SNOW:
EL 8200 33° SW, 15-35
Ridges: 50+ Snow Showers 195 12-14” Powder
Groomed

EL 6200 40° SW, 5-10 Snow Showers 85 8”-10” Powder
Groomed


Yeahoo! More fresh snow!

Keep it comin'! A strong strom blasted through Sunday night leaving 12-14" on the upper mountain and 8-10" at the base. Powder pigs suit up for another one! 21 Lifts are on the schedule today. Ridge winds may limit some ridge lift operations this morning.
post #17 of 25
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Originally Posted by Blizzboy283
Well I frequent Woody's a lot but that is mainly to get some cheap practice in. Other than that it depends on what my buddies feel like playing. I played a lot last summer at the course near KOP Mall, I forget the name though.
Thats Valley Forge. I played there once with my son, he is just starting. Jeffersonville is a real nice course too. They found out it was a Donald Ross course. I play there for $23 to walk.
post #18 of 25
The Easter weekend was fantastic for spring skiing here in Toronto. Three days of sunshine, warm temps and great spring corn.

Strangely the slopes were virtually empty! No wonder they closed for the season with full snow coverage on every single slope.
post #19 of 25
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Originally Posted by Lisamarie
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More valuable than anything were the friendships. Getting to spend more time with Bob Barnes, Katy Perrey, Skier31, Rusty Guy, Mikewil, Faisasy, Rdy2ski, Bong, Kima, Tom Burch and even SCSA was well worth the move.

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That's the way it works in ski towns, Lisamarie. You just keep running into people who share your interests and turn you on to even more things to do and enjoy.

Good luck with the rehab. You'll be good as new before you know it.

Bob
post #20 of 25
Yeah, it was a different kind of season for me too. And, alas, the season is done... kaput... finito.... or as Larry The Cable Guy would say... "Got 'R Dun".

The ups.... I got to ski a few days out west, including a couple days at Silverton (that place rocks!), and it was my daughter's first real ski season, and she really seemes to love skiing. I also got out on the snow more than I thought I would.

The downs.... I only got about 20 days, half of which were nothing but laps on a 300 yard long green run, and I didn't really teach this year (taught one clinic and taught my daughter). I think my level of skiing went down this year.
post #21 of 25
74 days this year and going towards 80. Have skied Stowe mid January with 18" powder in woods, Sugarloaf Feb with 31" dumping again in the woods, MRG 1st week March with 24-30" fresh powder all day, now looking forward to mashed potato style bumps at Killington and maybe once more at MRG. This was a great season for me, maybe I'll try to get to ski in May (1st time ever) at Killington. There is still lots of great coverage here in Vermont even after the rain on Monday.
post #22 of 25
I agree with Mudfoot. Utah is still getting dumped on! May not be the lightest of the lightest like earlier in the year but still is new, deep and untracked. Try any of the Salt Lake resorts and you will find tons of untracked. Snowbird just announced daily skiing until May 8th then weekends through Memorial Day. There is something wrong with swinging a golf club while the lifts are still running!
post #23 of 25
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Originally Posted by SquawMan
poor east coasters........our season ends in May here in CA
Last year A-Basin closed in late May. It sucks to have the season end so early, you have my sympathies.
post #24 of 25

Summer is coming

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lisamarie
It was the best of times.
It was the worst of times.

As I look at my window at the snow falling on the mountain tops, I grieve the premature ending of my season. But I rejoice at the idea that I am looking at mountain tops, instead of ugly urban building tops.
But will you fall victim to the fact, like so many who come for the winters, they wind up loving our mountains even more for the summers?

Despite the injuries, you had a great first season!!! You have only just begun.
post #25 of 25
Utah's season is definitely not over. Short of some kind of bizarre warming trend I bet there will still be snow in June on some of those mountains.
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