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post #31 of 59
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Originally Posted by 2-turn
Normally, I plan at least 1 trip out west every year, and whatever area I book to gets low snow totals. This past year, due to family issues, I didn't book any westertrips, only skied locally, and everywhere out west had a great year. If everyone donates $10 to my Paypal account, I will refrain from booking any trips next year, and only reserve my trips at the last minute. Else I'm booking 4 trips for next year, 1 to the PNW, 1 to Tahoe, 1 to Colorado, and 1 for Utah. Please tell me what area you are from, so I can tell my travel agent not to book to your area...:
I left Europe out, cause the last trip I planned there, was 1999. the year of the snowfall of the century.
Come to think of it, considering the devastation the avalanches caused, send me 10 Euro, and I won't book a trip to the Alps.
That's hilarious!
post #32 of 59
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Originally Posted by steelman
Face it you guys. If you really want to ski you have got to move out here.
YUP
post #33 of 59
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Originally Posted by Phil Pugliese
Enough is enough...Yes, the 'west' got all the snow this year and yes they are still getting it. I will stand up and say 06-07 will be our year in the east. Who is behind me? c'mon stand up and lets be counted!
And this season wasn't nearly as bad as 04/05 (at least here in W. PA). I won't hold my breath for a good season...I turn blue and pass out too often trying it around here.
post #34 of 59
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Originally Posted by 2-turn
I left Europe out, cause the last trip I planned there, was 1999. the year of the snowfall of the century.
Come to think of it, considering the devastation the avalanches caused, send me 10 Euro, and I won't book a trip to the Alps.
I was teaching skiing on the German-Austrian border in 1999. You are not kidding about the conditions, I had about 15 days of chest deep and tons of knee to waist deep........those were the days.
post #35 of 59
Phil, I hate to say it but the conditions next season are going to be awful. Can't wait though. Just bought my All-for-One and some new files!
post #36 of 59
Forget the snow---just give me temps below 30 so we can blow the stuff.
post #37 of 59
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Originally Posted by GregGaspar
Forget the snow---just give me temps below 30 so we can blow the stuff.
Now that's depressing.
post #38 of 59
I live and ski in the East and I'm proud. I'm also praying you are right, Phil.

And...to those of you who say that west has its bad years too....I mean, come on, 400" is a bad year for the cottonwoods. My heart doesn't bleed for you guys..not one bit.
post #39 of 59
Good snow in the east? One year in ten.
we are about half way there.

Don't ask how I know ;-)

CalG
post #40 of 59
....I moved out west (winters only) 4 years ago and haven't looked back since (other than watching the poor east conditions on the weather channel)...
post #41 of 59
Wanna believe too, but the good folks at NOAA say that next season's precipitation in the NE will be about same as this years. On the other hand, far west's will be about average too, eg, a lot less than this season's. Hah!
post #42 of 59
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Originally Posted by beyond
Wanna believe too, but the good folks at NOAA say that next season's precipitation in the NE will be about same as this years. On the other hand, far west's will be about average too, eg, a lot less than this season's. Hah!
Actually, precipitation this season in the east was great - but the FORM of the precipitation was not. Snow, then rain, then snow, then rain, then rain, then rain . . .
post #43 of 59
I came to this thread a little late, but tell me, if you stand up in the East does that make it easier to slide down the ice?
post #44 of 59
And btw, I didn't get the powder days everyone else did out here. I can only ski on Thursdays (A-Basin 4/27 anybody?) and not many Wednesday night storms- a few 8-12 inch days (four to be exact, and one was on my birthday in Crested Butte). Packed powder is still beter than ice however Stand tall East Coasters - and plan trips out West. See you next year.
post #45 of 59
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Originally Posted by bumpdad
And btw, I didn't get the powder days everyone else did out here. I can only ski on Thursdays (A-Basin 4/27 anybody?) and not many Wednesday night storms- a few 8-12 inch days (four to be exact, and one was on my birthday in Crested Butte). Packed powder is still beter than ice however Stand tall East Coasters - and plan trips out West. See you next year.
Kiss our GRASS!!!
post #46 of 59
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Originally Posted by Phil Pugliese
Enough is enough...Yes, the 'west' got all the snow this year and yes they are still getting it. I will stand up and say 06-07 will be our year in the east. Who is behind me? c'mon stand up and lets be counted!
I Hope The best for you.
But Me I think I'll go skiing this weekend
post #47 of 59
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Originally Posted by Bill_1
I Hope The best for you.
But Me I think I'll go skiing this weekend
I'll be envious while I rake my yard, and get my garden ready for planting.
Get an extra grin for me
post #48 of 59
yea, the east sucked this year. no powder at all. what i would not have given for a foot of untracked powder. but we are stuck in the east where our terrain really sucks and there isn't much worth while backcountry either. if this is considered a bad year, i can't wait for a good year like the next season! it is all what you make of it.
post #49 of 59
Rivercoil, jeezum criminy, stop giving away the East's skiing secrets. Clearly you are unaware this stuff is on a "need to know" basis and there are a lot of people out there who do not need to know...they will only steal our lines.
post #50 of 59
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Originally Posted by bumpdad
I came to this thread a little late, but tell me, if you stand up in the East does that make it easier to slide down the ice?
I would have been gateful for ice this year. Ice I can ski. Grass is difficult. Rocks are even worse.
post #51 of 59
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Originally Posted by Thatsagirl
Rivercoil, jeezum criminy, stop giving away the East's skiing secrets. Clearly you are unaware this stuff is on a "need to know" basis and there are a lot of people out there who do not need to know...they will only steal our lines.
Thatsagirl, from your posts, I think you know better than to identify any of those shots as "secrets." Besides, I think mosts skiers are on a "need to know" basis that they are missing out on what has fallen in their back yard while they oodle over the treasures of the west. Someone once grabbed me by the hand and pulled, so I pass that tradition on. But I promise not to blurt out any real secrets
post #52 of 59
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Originally Posted by bumpdad
I came to this thread a little late, but tell me, if you stand up in the East does that make it easier to slide down the ice?
OUCH
post #53 of 59
Carving Grass takes real technique
post #54 of 59
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Originally Posted by Alfonse
Carving Grass takes real technique
On the worst day, my technique consisted of the good old snowplow around the grass spots which were every couple of feet. On another day, I found a grassy spot, the skis stopped, the body continued and I felt lots of pain, and was grateful I was wearing my helmet.
post #55 of 59
River...I am with Thatsagirl on this. It has taken several decades to propagate the myth that skiing in the east sucks. Due to the hard work of many, easterners go in droves to CO, Ut, WY, MT, NV and CA.

In one post you destroy all that. How are ya going to feel when you get there next year and it's so crowded you have to take a number. When you ask what's going on, the reply is "we were all set to take out vacation out west but after seeing a post on EpicSki which showed incredible terrain and conditions in the east we decided to take our vacation here"

Seriously, great post with great pics!
post #56 of 59
Poor rivercoil, you're so lucky we love ya!

We know those photos are really somewhere out West...
post #57 of 59
i confess! those pictures are actually from north carolina!
post #58 of 59
I think a skiing Mime would be really interesting
post #59 of 59
The realist in me says maybe we're seeing global warming in action. The idealist in me says (no -- screams) that next season will be the best one yet! In the meantime keep your fingers crossed, wear your lucky socks, and rub your rabbit's foot.
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