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post #1 of 32
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Great pizza just a bit greasy. especially the meat lovers pie
Bored can you tell. This is BS; grass everywheres:no snow ! What a shitty winter; might as well eat some DiGiorno .
post #2 of 32
All year round, I look forward to winter, especially January, so that I can enjoy a few blizzards!!! This January, it's been raining!
The small mountain near by (Berkshire East), had some snow last week, but 40-50% covered with lovely mud and ice. All I could think about was my poor, new skis, with their smooth underside about to be scratched!!:
The weather forecast in Western Massachusetts, is showing dramatically different temperatures (from 40F-50F) to normal January temperatures this week end. Maybe there is hope!!
post #3 of 32
Well we cancelled our plans to head up north and ski at Gore on Sunday so that means you guys will et plenty of snow while we are stuck here in Southern Connecticut
post #4 of 32
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Originally Posted by crank
Well we cancelled our plans to head up north and ski at Gore on Sunday so that means you guys will et plenty of snow while we are stuck here in Southern Connecticut
You skiGOre much? That is my home mountian. Some very nice terrain there if you know where to look
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I've only skied Gore about 6 times over the years. I do like it though and would love to ski it with someone who knows their way around. I have family in Saratoga and we usually come up to visit MLK weekend and take my nephew skiing, well, boarding. We usually hit West Mtn. and tried Gore last year. Surprisingly, it wasn't super crowded MLK Sunday so we'd planned to hit it again this year.
post #6 of 32
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Originally Posted by crank
I've only skied Gore about 6 times over the years. I do like it though and would love to ski it with someone who knows their way around. I have family in Saratoga and we usually come up to visit MLK weekend and take my nephew skiing, well, boarding. We usually hit West Mtn. and tried Gore last year. Surprisingly, it wasn't super crowded MLK Sunday so we'd planned to hit it again this year.
Gore Mountain is rarely crowded. It is NY states best kept secret. Some nice BC riding around the area to.
post #7 of 32
Maybe we'll try it for President's Day weekend then.
post #8 of 32

Are we fortunate?

We've had some pretty dismal days as far as snow fall goes here in Michigan. But not quite as bad as those of you just east of us. The one thing that helps us is the "lake effect snow", but even at that...we have not had more than 3 inches in January. But we've had 5 inches of rain.

Fortunately we had good weather in the early part of December and our ski resorts have made a lot of snow(the few times it's been cold enough in the evening). They have also invested in some good grooming equipment so we have groomed, man made, snow!

Not ideal, but still something to ski, so I'll count myself as fortunate and smile while I ski in these "less than prefect" conditions !

By the way...I asked my Grandma what they did before snow making equipment and groomers and she said "We had a lot more snow!"
post #9 of 32
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Originally Posted by trekchick
We've had some pretty dismal days as far as snow fall goes here in Michigan. But not quite as bad as those of you just east of us. The one thing that helps us is the "lake effect snow", but even at that...we have not had more than 3 inches in January. But we've had 5 inches of rain.

Fortunately we had good weather in the early part of December and our ski resorts have made a lot of snow(the few times it's been cold enough in the evening). They have also invested in some good grooming equipment so we have groomed, man made, snow!

Not ideal, but still something to ski, so I'll count myself as fortunate and smile while I ski in these "less than prefect" conditions !

By the way...I asked my Grandma what they did before snow making equipment and groomers and she said "We had a lot more snow!"
We have snow to ski on all over the north east. i just don't enjoy the groomers and cruisers very much (on-piste). I would much rather be off in the woods or earning my own turns somewheres in the ADK or Green Mtns. Not to mention these conditions limit my air time dramatically. The most coveted part of skiing to me.
We get all out hammered with lake effect snows. Early december buried us in lake effect. It is not uncommon for a LE storm to drop 30+ here in a day. Just not this year so far.
Hell, maybe we will get buried for the rest of the winter.

trekchick, I have family in IDA and Ann Arbor MI. Going to visit them in a couple of weeks. Lets ski Boyne.?
post #10 of 32
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Originally Posted by huckingfellers
Gore Mountain is rarely crowded. It is NY states best kept secret. Some nice BC riding around the area to.
LOL, for crank's sake I have to note that Pres Day will likely be very crowded.

As to it being NYS best kept secret...thats just silly. Unless you are actively trying to keep other things secret. :-D

I can think of a much better "secret" only a few miles to the South.
post #11 of 32
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Originally Posted by skiingman
LOL, for crank's sake I have to note that Pres Day will likely be very crowded.

As to it being NYS best kept secret...thats just silly. Unless you are actively trying to keep other things secret. :-D

I can think of a much better "secret" only a few miles to the South.
Please do tell. A few miles south you say. Thats kind of funny seeming I live a few miles south of it and I know of nothing good to ride.
Gore is "Never" packed, never. Go to killington that is packed! Even on presidents day Gore will not be packed.
post #12 of 32
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Originally Posted by huckingfellers
Please do tell. A few miles south you say. Thats kind of funny seeming I live a few miles south of it and I know of nothing good to ride.
Gore is "Never" packed, never. Go to killington that is packed! Even on presidents day Gore will not be packed.
Bah Killington is a meat market, but at least it has a crowd of people that ski better than the average Gore joey, particularly if one rides the appropriate lifts. To be fair, I know quite a few Gore locals that ski pretty darn well.

Gore does have some pretty good locally produced fun stuff in the woods. The rest of the mountain is nothing to write home about.

A few miles south eh? Do tell. I'm from Glens Falls.. As to the more "secret" locale, a big hint is that it requires a hike this season.
post #13 of 32
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Originally Posted by skiingman
Bah Killington is a meat market, but at least it has a crowd of people that ski better than the average Gore joey, particularly if one rides the appropriate lifts. To be fair, I know quite a few Gore locals that ski pretty darn well.

Gore does have some pretty good locally produced fun stuff in the woods. The rest of the mountain is nothing to write home about.

A few miles south eh? Do tell. I'm from Glens Falls.. As to the more "secret" locale, a big hint is that it requires a hike this season.
It requires a hike this season? What, last season it didnt require a hike? Or just this season, and the rest you dont have to hike to it? It comes to you right. :
post #14 of 32
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Originally Posted by huckingfellers
It requires a hike this season? What, last season it didnt require a hike? Or just this season, and the rest you dont have to hike to it? It comes to you right. :
Last season it was lift served, hopefully it will be in the future.

Right now, it requires a hike...and some snow.
post #15 of 32
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Originally Posted by skiingman
Last season it was lift served, hopefully it will be in the future.

Right now, it requires a hike...and some snow.
I still don't know what you are talking about. I know it's not oak mountain, that place sucks and is tiny. The snowbowl is not worth your time so you got me swinging.
post #16 of 32
It isn't Oak but it is a hardwood. I may hit it if we ever get some snow.
post #17 of 32
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Hmmmm, nope don't know. I guess it is a great secret
post #18 of 32
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Originally Posted by huckingfellers
We have snow to ski on all over the north east. i just don't enjoy the groomers and cruisers very much (on-piste). I would much rather be off in the woods or earning my own turns somewheres in the ADK or Green Mtns. Not to mention these conditions limit my air time dramatically. The most coveted part of skiing to me.
We get all out hammered with lake effect snows. Early december buried us in lake effect. It is not uncommon for a LE storm to drop 30+ here in a day. Just not this year so far.
Hell, maybe we will get buried for the rest of the winter.

trekchick, I have family in IDA and Ann Arbor MI. Going to visit them in a couple of weeks. Lets ski Boyne.?

I'll tell you what....The weather has a way of teaching us that we're not in charge!

Keep me informed on your trip to MI and I'll see what we can do to hook up. The only thing that causes me great anxiety on this forum is that I may actualy meet up with some "bear" and find out just how bad my skiing ability is!
Out of convenience, I've only skied at Crystal Mountain this year, but I'd like to get up to Boyne or Nubs.
post #19 of 32
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Originally Posted by crank
It isn't Oak but it is a hardwood. I may hit it if we ever get some snow.
LOL, you got it.

Hopefully the lifts will be turning by the time I'm skiing in that neck of the woods again (next year)
post #20 of 32
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Originally Posted by trekchick
I'll tell you what....The weather has a way of teaching us that we're not in charge!

Keep me informed on your trip to MI and I'll see what we can do to hook up. The only thing that causes me great anxiety on this forum is that I may actualy meet up with some "bear" and find out just how bad my skiing ability is!
Out of convenience, I've only skied at Crystal Mountain this year, but I'd like to get up to Boyne or Nubs.
No reason to feel anxiety over your skiing abilities ! If it happens I will be happy to have someone to ski wiht out there. No one in my family skis but me and the old man(he quit though) geting old I hear they have some good parties go off at Boyne but how is the skiing there? Ever been ?

Skiingman, you are driving me crazy that I don't know what you are talking about and it is in my kneck of the woods.
post #21 of 32
Q: What's the difference between a ski instructor and a large DiGiorno pizza?
A: A large DiGiorno pizza can feed a family of 4.

(someone had to say it..)
post #22 of 32
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Originally Posted by vinn
Q: What's the difference between a ski instructor and a large DiGiorno pizza?
A: A large DiGiorno pizza can feed a family of 4.

(someone had to say it..)
LMAO, funny but true
post #23 of 32
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Originally Posted by huckingfellers
No reason to feel anxiety over your skiing abilities ! If it happens I will be happy to have someone to ski wiht out there. No one in my family skis but me and the old man(he quit though) geting old I hear they have some good parties go off at Boyne but how is the skiing there? Ever been ?

Skiingman, you are driving me crazy that I don't what you are talking baout and it is in my kneck of the woods.
Boyne Mountain and Boyne Highlands are both awesome compared to most places south of them. Nubs Knob is directly accross from Boyne Highlands. I've never been there but hear that it is THE PLACE TO SKI! I don't know much about the parties. Though I hear they (boyne Mt) have a great weekend around St Patricks ish.

I ski Crystal Mountain mostly because it's 40 minutes from my house and I can get a season pass for $200.00.
The place has short verticals but it offers an affordable winter of fun !
post #24 of 32
Yeah, sucks about Hickory this year . . . would have been good if they could have kept it open (or even opened it up for the tele fest in Feb.). If you like Gore (and Whiteface) for that matter, this site is getting a little play:

www.skiADK.com
post #25 of 32

pizza cripple

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Originally Posted by huckingfellers
Great pizza just a bit greasy. especially the meat lovers pie
Bored can you tell. This is BS; grass everywheres:no snow ! What a shitty winter; might as well eat some DiGiorno .
I couldn't disagree more. As I am from N.J., I will automatically assume an expert or "masters" level of pizza knowledge. I am in fact, shocked, at hearing DiGiorno pizza described as anything but barely passable. Freschetta pizza is overwhelmingly superior in every way. In fact, Freschetta pizza is secretly known to be "the Chuck Norris of supermarket pizza" by a secretive and highly select group of pizza connoisseurs, who all hail from N.J.
A large Freschetta pizza has accomplished the following:

In Reychevick Iceland, an advisor to President Reagan offers a slice of a large Freschetta supreme pizza to Mikhail Gorbachev, who after eating the slice realizes that any economic system capable of creating such a vastly superior slice of pizza must logically be vastly superior (Communists had long been able to produce "DiGiorno like" pizza, and considered themselves on an equal "pizza footing" with the U.S). Needless to say, Communism collapses shortly thereafter.

In Hell Pa. displaced Texan Jebidiah Doodlenorfer decides to take a stand against entering through the front of a city bus, presumably because he didn't want to "smear the bus driver with scalding hot cheese" from the freschetta pizza he is carrying and stands defiantly at the side doors, instigating a "Texas standoff", and making many of the bus riders late for work. When the angry mob attacks the drunken Jeb, he fends them off with the scalding hot cheese of the pizza and escapes to found a freschetta pizza smuggling operation that earns him enough extra cash to take that Co. skiing vacation he has always wanted.

These are just two of the many accomplishemnts of a large Freschetta pizza. It is also common knowledge that:
a frozen slice of Freschetta pizza will kill a vampire, when hammered into its heart.
Pepperoni taken off a frozen Freschetta meat lovers pizza can be sharpened and thrown with the deadly accurracy of a chinese star.
When a slice of Freschetta pizza is left for several weeks under a car seat it becomes harder than steel.
Freschetta is a great pizza.
post #26 of 32
James that post is awesome. Just thinking of Chuck Norris' face makes my hair stand on end and my nose hurt.
post #27 of 32
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HAHAHA, well donr James

Guess I will have to try some Freschetta.
post #28 of 32
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Originally Posted by huckingfellers
Great pizza just a bit greasy. especially the meat lovers pie
Bored can you tell. This is BS; grass everywheres:no snow ! What a shitty winter; might as well eat some DiGiorno .
This conversation is lacking a crucial element.......what BEER goes best with Di Giorno?

Might as well go for a soda....
post #29 of 32
let me begin by saying great post James. You and my son have similar minds.
I must agree that Freschetta is the superior pie.
huckingfeller, let me know when you are coming to michigan and I can show you Boyne mt. If it snows before then (and thats a big "if" this winter) we have some tight and steep trees, if not we have some pretty good terrain on piste as well. If all else fails there's always the halfway house. Always a good time.
trekchick; You are welcome too. There is something for everyone at boyne.I grew up in traverse city and spent a lot of time at Crystal mt. great place to ski. I've done some skiing at nubs too but I think boyne has more to offer. More steeps and more variety.
Hope we can all get together, Kneal Brownson is also a regular here and he drives up from traverse pretty much daily.
Remmember " its all down hill from here! " quoted from hippy bill. boyne regular
see ya, art.
ps." Bells " consecrator dopplebock is my beer of choice when enjoying a hot Freschetta pizza apre ski.
post #30 of 32
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Originally Posted by Bonni
This conversation is lacking a crucial element.......what BEER goes best with Di Giorno?

Might as well go for a soda....
Beer by all means Bonni The best kind of beer to go with a pizza I believeis "Free Beer" That is the best kind of beer

I didnt realize how far of a drive Boyne is from Ida so I might hold off on the skiing in MI. WOuldnt want to piss the family off for being gone so long
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