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post #31 of 79
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Originally Posted by SnowbirdDevotee
//snipped for brevity.
OK, SBD. Get off the Snowbird soapbox. Sheesh. Do you own Snowbird real estate or something?
post #32 of 79
I'd hardly call the 355" inches jay peak gets a year ice.
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post #34 of 79
Well I don't think the pictures are working from that link but if you check the photo of the day archives you'll see that jay has the goods.
post #35 of 79
Spoken like a true east coast skier who has never been to the Rockies. By the way. Compairing The rockies to East Coast skiing is like compairing The Jersey shore to Hawaii. Oh I grow up on the Jersey Shore.
post #36 of 79
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Originally Posted by CSOcean10
Umm....did you misdirect the link or something? 'Cause the photos on that site show nothin' but dirty slush. Or did you mean to show the following epic conditions seen throughout the East?





post #37 of 79
Powdr, that imageshack stuff issues spyware and blows pop-ups like crazy. And I use Firefox and anti-spyware software. Could you just link to a clean hosting site? That's the last time I click on one of your filthy picture links (nothing personal).
post #38 of 79
Didn't know that. Will look into it. May have to go back to older server. Thanks for the heads up.

Powdr
post #39 of 79
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post #41 of 79
Oh CSOcean I didn't realize you were so sensitive. Next time I'll take it easy on you. Your right Jay is the place for mega dumps and the best darn Tree skiing in the USA. They get powder like that what 3 to 5 times a year? I might have my Tail between my legs but one day at Snowbird and you will have brown stains in your shorts. You really do need to get out more often.
post #42 of 79
Last time I checked they had 335" already this year....I believe ytd for copper is around 315". I get out plenty. I've been around and I know what is what. But what I do know is that there is quality skiing to be had on the east coast. I understand that utah, co, ca, oregon, washington, alaska, idaho, wyoming, montana, new mexico. B.C., Alberta, etc all have their share of much better terrain.The point wasn't to say that Jay Peak blows anywhere else away (besides other east coast resorts) it was merely to poke fun at the gaper that suggested there are trees too "tight and dangerous" to ski in utah. No such thing. High altitude high desert forest simply doesnt grow dense enough to be "too tight to ski." And why exactly do you feel the need to be such a jerk? We're here to talk about skiing not to make personal jabs about each other. You must have serious issues to have to come into the anonymity of the internet to belittle people. Theres one appropriate occupation for people like you...cops...or better yet....security guards
post #43 of 79
Damn, its East vs West again. And look at poor Plattekill, one of my favorites, and I didn't get to ski it this year, and it looks like I won't. It's been a tough season for us. Thats why I'm going to Alta and the Bird. I like em both just fine.
post #44 of 79
Its not even east vs. west. we all know who wins that matchup! They don't have a monopoly on good skiing though! I hear plattekill is a great place on a powder day and pretty terrible other than that. is this true?
post #45 of 79
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by CSOcean10
I saw that picture and I thought you were serious. Then, I was a little confused when I read the rest of your posts.
post #46 of 79
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Originally Posted by CSOcean10
Its not even east vs. west. we all know who wins that matchup! They don't have a monopoly on good skiing though! I hear plattekill is a great place on a powder day and pretty terrible other than that. is this true?
Plattekill is a very low cost place, it's like a little Mad River Glen. Very little snowmaking. The tree skiing, which I don't partake in is top notch, so I always hear, when conditions are good. They have 3 steep runs on the face which are great after a dump. I would imagine that the locals have a ton of stashes to choose from. There are many of the toughest mountain bike trails in the east lurking all over the place. Very tight, very steep. I wouldn't call the place terrible if it is a good year. They get way more snow than all the other Catskill resorts due to lake effect. This year has been pretty bad for them but they make money in the summer with their MTB operation.
post #47 of 79
I'll have to check them out some time in the future. I also planned on skiing mad river after doing jay peak for a week but now I hear theyre going to be closed. I'm devastated!
post #48 of 79
Oh and I didnt mean terrible in that regard I just meant that since they dont make snow if theres no natural snow you can count on poor conditions
post #49 of 79
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Originally Posted by BobbyChicken
I saw that picture and I thought you were serious. Then, I was a little confused when I read the rest of your posts.
Nah it was sarcasm. That place is seriously magical. But I should keep my mouth shut or all the fools will realize how crappy stratton mt snow etc are and migrate there.
post #50 of 79
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Originally Posted by CSOcean10
High altitude high desert forest simply doesnt grow dense enough to be "too tight to ski."
Well, dump 40' of snow on them, pack it down, and your not skiing in the underbrush anymore....

Jay Peak (3/15/2005)
BASE DEPTH 12-40"

Alta (3/15/2005)
Settled Snow Depth (Mid Mountain) 147"
post #51 of 79
Don't forget that Jay got a weekend of heavy rain and 60 degree temps before that base measurement was taken. Obviously can't compare to alta and I wasn't trying to. Thats the difference between jay and most of the places in colorado that get less snow. At jay theres always the chance for rain. Although this can happen anywhere it's much more likely due to our proximity with the ocean and lower altitudes. Jay however is located in a unique postition where it gets far more snow than anywhere else in the east(stowe claims a close second with 335"/yr but dont believe it. jay get several 1'+ dumps per year unlike most other eastern resorts)
post #52 of 79
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by CSOcean10
Nah it was sarcasm. That place is seriously magical. But I should keep my mouth shut or all the fools will realize how crappy stratton mt snow etc are and migrate there.
I figured that out. How stupid do you think I am? I was just saying that that first picture didn't represent your cause very well.
post #53 of 79
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Originally Posted by CSOcean10
....High altitude high desert forest simply doesnt grow dense enough to be "too tight to ski."
: Yeah, there are absolutely no dense trees here at all. So that impenetratable oak strand that I have to go around to get to the trail head is my imagination, then?
post #54 of 79
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Originally Posted by CSOcean10
Oh and I didnt mean terrible in that regard I just meant that since they dont make snow if theres no natural snow you can count on poor conditions
They make a little, here and there, sometimes, when they can.
post #55 of 79
Powdr, your such a wussy, Better go home and ski with your tail between your legs. You can't even ski our imaginary magical forest.
post #56 of 79
What altitude are you finding oak at buddy? The base elevation at alta for example is a little over 8000 ft. Oak forests are generally not found in utah over 7000 ft. Forests at the base area we are talking about and higher are generally either pine, spruce, or fir, or aspen(often the lone species in areas which once underwent a clear-cut.) Now boy look at that dense forest. Too tight and dangerous for me to ski! Now can you just get out of this thread. All you two ever seem to do is be belligerant meatheads. Just give it up and go ski for gods sake.
post #57 of 79
CSO...should be CSU (Can't Shut Up) .....

makes me embarassed to say I spent to years in NJ. With 27 posts, most of which have been "in your face" type stuff..... and then he tells the informative & helpful bears to stop bickering and just go ski.

I am not sure which internet portal you surfaced thru but I think you bypassed the "be nice" one on the way here.

So rather than flame me just go play in the puddles or the Ice at your beloved east coast "pow" stash.

This is generally a very sedate site .....that proves very relaxing and informative. We have SBD and Powdr's ongoing sibling conversation, but they both provide invaluable information.

So.....Mr "CSU" enjoy your rain and ice and maybe we will not have to send Tony Soprano to visit:

When you get out of Time out and can be nice ......feel free to come interact with the adults.
post #58 of 79
Whatever I'm not the "my cock is bigger" guy here. I said something that was completely true and it was warped into me saying "east is better than west" which Ive repeatedly conceded as not my point at all. Frankly I don't think it is very mature for you to blast someone because they have to ski puddles and ice on occasion...glad to have gotten you out of our great state and into red country...with people of your own kind..morons. and thanks for threatening my life. very cool.
post #59 of 79
Hey CSO, thanks for the tree lesson. It's so gratifying to know someone from NJ has spent so much time doing forestry research into our local Utah trees. You *did* do the research didn't you? You know, the part where it says Oak trees are abundant at mid level elevations throughout the Wasatch and Uintas? Surely you *must* have seen that. Anyway, carry on with your studies.

Powdr
post #60 of 79
if a tongue in cheek reference to a fictional TV character is considered a threat on your life you need to get your long johns out of a twist.

maybe all the research you have done on Utah forestry has given you a migrane. ---- just ask Powdr -he knows about that stuff.

and the "Moron" comment--- I almost misread it as an assult on some of our Utah bears religion then I realized you were making a futile attempt at more name calling.

I have skiied on more ice and slush than I care to remember as I grew up skiing the Adirondaks over 40 winters worth --- even skied 6 days there again this winter.

While there I had very enjoyable conditions but the snow does not begin to compare.....nor do the glades or the scenery .....

One thing I do not miss is: ----- the full of piss and vinegar attitudes of a small percentage of Jersey folk that frequent the 'Daks these days.

so take a deep breath and enjoy yourself and the very helpful and informative folks on this forum.

Peace Out

PS.... Thanks again to all those who gave such good input on my recent trip to Utah. Thanks for sharing your POW
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