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Snowbasin Conclave Report

post #1 of 17
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We did not choose a new Pope but a good time was had by all. The attendees were: Bob Peters and his wife Ruthie, Lshull (Lonnie) and his wife Laurie, Utah49 (Doug), Zion ZigZag (Kevin) and yours truly. Bluebird conditions with about 36F at 0900 but the temps climed quickly from there. After 2 speed runs on the groomers we spent the rest of the morning chasing the corn all around the mountain. Lunch on the patio at noon in the Bright Sunshine while the "Crooked Boyz" band was getting set up. I, due to prior committments, had to leave after lunch so I will let some of the others continue the report from there. You guys were all awesome skiers and I had a great time getting to know you. Cant wait until next year. thanks for a fun day, Steelman PS Bob those are some really short skis!
post #2 of 17
I took my kids up and they had a slow start, we didn't get up until 9:30, I kept my eyes peeled for some dude in a JH hat but never saw anyone.

I had a blast with my kids.
post #3 of 17
Yeah, it was a blast! Thanks to Bob for getting us together. The basin can be a lot of fun in the spring. Pictures to follow later tonight....
post #4 of 17
Here's the photo. We just got this Camera last night. Skiing skill were generally higher than photography skills (ie everone skied better than the photos show....)

Bob
http://home.comcast.net/~shullln/DSCN0025.JPG

Utah49
http://home.comcast.net/~shullln/DSCN0026.JPG

ZionZigZag
http://home.comcast.net/~shullln/zzz.JPG

Laure
http://home.comcast.net/~shullln/laure.JPG
post #5 of 17
It was good to meet all you guys today, we had a good crew to rip around the mountain with. I hope to make some more turns with you guys in the future. I have a strong feeling that Bob will be back to sample the out of bounds goodness we were talking about.
post #6 of 17
BTW, from those pics, I think we should all get out of the backseat!
post #7 of 17
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Originally Posted by zion zig zag
BTW, from those pics, I think we should all get out of the backseat!
That, or we could invent a totally new ski teaching regimen.

We'll call it PBST.

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I think I know of a big beer company that might sponsor the whole endeavor. Since it's really the way everybody skis anyway, we'll be wildly successfuly and in a few years PSIA and PMTS will be but faded memories of an irrelevant past.

On a lighter note, thanks to all of you who showed up. It was a wonderful spring day with a bunch of great skiing. Sunshine, firm groomers, soft groomers, soft bumps, soft corn, aspen groves, nobody else skiing the stuff we were, a band and beers on the sundeck, teenage boarder girls in tank tops... what a day.

We did NOT elect a Pope, although Steelman must have felt a little like one while leading the flock on our first couple of high-speed runs. I will say, however, that a shepherd who was truly concerned about the spiritual well-being of his charges might have at *least* warned us about the lip of that one roller. :

Zion, you are absolutely right about me taking you up on that offer. As Ruth and I were driving down to Mountain Green, I kept pointing up the mountain going "there" and "there" and "wow", etc. Looks like a very good thing to do. By the way, I'll happily return the favor if you can get yourself up to JH sometime next winter.

Thanks again to all of you. That was probably my last lift-served skiing until next November.

Bob

P. S. Lonnie, does Laure know you actually posted that shot of her? Lest our readers be left with an inaccurate impression, I'd just like to point out that lshull's wife is one of the best women skiers you'll ever see. It's a real joy to watch her ski in any conditions. That photo most definitely does *not* represent what she skis like - further illustrating the fact that judging ski techinque or ability based on a single one-one-hundredth of a second image can be a very dubious exercise.
post #8 of 17
They say You learn to ski by skiing with much better skier. If thats the case then I learned a lot yesterday. All This was a great group of skiers. I could not have ask for a better day or a better group to ski and hang out with. I think we should elect Zig Zag Zion as the official Epic ski guide to Snowbasin. However If you ask him, SB doesn't get any snow. It's flat. bad lift system, it's to crowded, there's a really bad vibe, and not all that great of a place to ski
post #9 of 17
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Yeah, Snowbasin does suck!
post #10 of 17
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Originally Posted by Bob Peters
That, or we could invent a totally new ski teaching regimen.

We'll call it PBST.

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I think I know of a big beer company that might sponsor the whole endeavor. Since it's really the way everybody skis anyway, we'll be wildly successfuly and in a few years PSIA and PMTS will be but faded memories of an irrelevant past.
Bob, I'd like to sign on as a founding member! Ten years ago or so, in an early time of my skiing career, I was told by someone we both know at a Jackson Hole Steep Skiing Camp, after a non-stop Hoback run, that I was "the best goddamn guerilla skier" he'd ever seen. (I think he was exaggerating a bit as I've seen better ). Now, I know that Ott and others here talk about never throwing out skiing skills. Much to my chagrin that fits true to this particular skill set . So I feel that while I may now, on rare occasion, get on top of my skis, I remain true to this fundamental skill set and think that I have what it takes to help lead this new ski teaching system to the heights it deserves. At the very least, I think we can claim EVERY skier I have ever seen ski as a member.

BTW, I sure am sorry I couldn't make it to Utah this weekend, especially after reading about the Conclave. I did, however, get my share of adrenalin rush as a relatively novice mountain biker riding on the Potowatomi trail (Michigan) using clipless pedals for the first time :.
post #11 of 17
Reminds me of an Old Country Westren Song " Ain't no place I would rather be then right here Red Neck, White Socks and Blue ribben Beer." Does the PBST ski team need a theme song?
post #12 of 17
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Originally Posted by Utah49
Reminds me of an Old Country Westren Song " Ain't no place I would rather be then right here Red Neck, White Socks and Blue ribben Beer." Does the PBST ski team need a theme song?
How about just a slight modification to the one you've already quoted:

" Ain't no place I would rather be then right here Red Neck, White Socks, Back Seat, and Blue ribben Beer."
post #13 of 17
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Originally Posted by Utah49
They say You learn to ski by skiing with much better skier. If thats the case then I learned a lot yesterday. All This was a great group of skiers. I could not have ask for a better day or a better group to ski and hang out with. I think we should elect Zig Zag Zion as the official Epic ski guide to Snowbasin. However If you ask him, SB doesn't get any snow. It's flat. bad lift system, it's to crowded, there's a really bad vibe, and not all that great of a place to ski

Next time I go to Utah I may only ski at this horrible, flat, overrated, crowded, bad vibe, crummy lift area! Oh I might add terrible lodges and really poor grooming & terrain.
post #14 of 17
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Originally Posted by Atomicman
Next time I go to Utah I may only ski at this horrible, flat, overrated, crowded, bad vibe, crummy lift area! Oh I might add terrible lodges and really poor grooming & terrain.
Right on!

That place is a dump.

Bob
post #15 of 17
As I said, it was the photographer, not the skiers.....

L

EDIT: FYI, I had DCHAN change my log in name. Whew, Now I feel more like myself....
post #16 of 17
I'm going to make up some PBST ski team tee shirts Wonder if i can get that beer comany to pay for them? our motto" We don't need no stinken tips."
post #17 of 17
Careful how you pronounce or spell that, U49.
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