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I ski indoors.

 

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We have a winner!
 


 

 

Not so fast.  It takes a unique level of expertise to ski indoors.

 

 


Edited by crgildart - 4/1/2009 at 05:14 pm


Edited by crgildart - 4/1/2009 at 05:16 pm
post #152 of 164

Chaos has asked me to pass the following on to this group:

 

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I own custom handcrafted Sterling Matterhorn Speed skis with a Birds Eye Maple topsheet.

 

I wear custom handcrafted Strolz Racing boots.

 

My equipment is all in perfect condition.

 

I only wear the best Spyder, Napapijri or Phenix clothing.

 

I fly into the airport at Vail in my personal jet. I also really like Deer Valley. They have excellent service.

 

I look really good in the lodge.

 

I have never fallen in a lift line, because I've never been in one. There are too many members of the Great Unwashed Masses standing there.

 

I always hire at least two private guides (not instructors - I don't need any instruction) to help me onto the lift, carry my skis, bring me hot beverages, take my boots off, put my boots on, and anything else I may need.

 

I watch them ski, and they are experts. I could ski just like they do, if I felt like it.

 

So I couldn't possibly be a member of your quaint little club.

 

 

 

 

post #153 of 164

I'm a brit... I don't think I have to say anymore than that!

 

Over here we have to ski in 160m long fridges of 12 degree 35m vert uber gnar.


 


Edited by narc - 4/2/2009 at 12:04 pm
post #154 of 164

I don't fit in this club, the lifty on the bunny hill told me and my brother that we had done so many runs that we must be experts.

post #155 of 164

narc, I didn't recognise that one (had to right click and look at the properties) - I haven't been to the Chill factore yet.

Castleford is closer to where I work, and Milton Keynes is closer to where I love (although once Hemel opens, it will be even closer!)

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narc, I didn't recognise that one (had to right click and look at the properties) - I haven't been to the Chill factore yet.

Castleford is closer to where I work, and Milton Keynes is closer to where I love (although once Hemel opens, it will be even closer!)


 

Hemel are currently making snow, not long until opening.

 

Chillfactore is ok, better than MK but like all these places, only worth going to occasionally in the summer when they are empty to remember the feeling of skiing! A waste of time with anything other than the shortest radius slalom skis.

post #157 of 164

Narc and WTFH, I'm living in London ATM: what's the best indoor ski place from here and how long's the commute? I'll prob be extremely bored, but it's skiing.

post #158 of 164

My home mountain is Northstar at Tahoe.

and I don't ski the park.

 

Enough said?

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Narc and WTFH, I'm living in London ATM: what's the best indoor ski place from here and how long's the commute? I'll prob be extremely bored, but it's skiing.

 

Any hope for the proposed SnowWorld centre at Beckton Alps, or has the financial crisis killed it off?  Skied the Beckton Alps dry slope in '89 and have not so fond memories of the bus ride home with blood dripping elbows after wiping out in their itty-bitty attempt at a bump field.

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Narc and WTFH, I'm living in London ATM: what's the best indoor ski place from here and how long's the commute? I'll prob be extremely bored, but it's skiing.


 

Hemel will be the closest (M1 jct8) when it opens in May. The next closest in milton keynes a fair bit further up the M1 jct14, it is not particularly well run.

 

Avoid either like the plague on weekends during the winter, it is only ever worth going if you can ski laps without queuing. If you are using you own skis be aware that the snow is very abrasive, wax with polar x.

post #161 of 164

As a member, I just want to post that I have purchased a SECOND pair of Atomic skis. I also purchased a pair of Salomons-whichever ski is not selected will be returned. Since I live in Texas, the ski selection is a joke and the XC ski selection is non-existent.

Oh, and I forgot to mention. I have a pair of Salomon snow blades.....They're with my Donek Incline 155 and my Dynastar 178 powder board, waiting to see snow again...

post #162 of 164

 

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I'm a brit... I don't think I have to say anymore than that!

 

Over here we have to ski in 160m long fridges of 12 degree 35m vert uber gnar.


 


Edited by narc - 4/2/2009 at 12:04 pm

 

 

Narc, nice hill actually.  Great mogul run on skier's left and the TREES and Cliffs on the horizone (skier left) are really awesome.   Reminds me of .........................!

 

Actually beats the heck out of Nothing.   Pete NESC

 

post #163 of 164

Pete's a funny guy.;-) Narc it's not where you ski but how much effort you put into it. At least yours is open all year. 

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Narc, nice hill actually.  Great mogul run on skier's left and the TREES and Cliffs on the horizone (skier left) are really awesome.   Reminds me of .........................!

 

Actually beats the heck out of Nothing.   Pete NESC

 



 

post #164 of 164

I like the "12 degree 35 m vert uber gnar" comment-sounds tasty!

Where I live you could start a bowling ball rolling in Katy and it would roll unimpeded to Baytown, 70 miles away on I-10....12 degree slopes are double-blacks!

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