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post #271 of 1238
Howdy, I'm new to these forums as well. My name is Sean, I'm 18. My dad teaches at Villanova University so when hes teaching i live there with him (actually I'm in college in Boston right now but you get the picture) and when hes not teaching, I live in Red Lodge, Montana. I love skiing in Montana, Red Lodge is our home mountain that seems to be inching towards not-so-local anymore. I've been skiing for 14 years now, telemarking for 3. I ride K2 Apache Recons (seem to be the best for back and forth east and west coast and all around tearing mountains up) and Black Diamond Havocs.... with hammerhead bindings (never buy those).

Anyways, hope I get really active in here, I've had a lot of trouble finding a good ski forum around to read during class, seems like this is the best one.


Peace and love,

Sean
post #272 of 1238
Nice to meet you, Sean.

Any East coast skiing planned?

bz
post #273 of 1238
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Originally Posted by Tehmasterplan View Post
Anyways, hope I get really active in here, I've had a lot of trouble finding a good ski forum around to read during class, seems like this is the best one.
Try tetongravity too. (but be forewarned, they like to beat up on newbies...)
post #274 of 1238
Actually, im at Emerson College right now studying media production because i really want to get into the Ski Film Industry. I've been speaking with Cory for a bit from Teton Gravity Research, turns out I'll be skiing with them sometime this winter


In terms of East Coast skiing Paul, I havent figured anything out yet but I've heard theres a college pass for Loon Mountain and 2 others (can't remember the names right now) So if i end up getting that I'll be headin up there most weekends. But during my long breaks its back to Montana time
post #275 of 1238
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Originally Posted by Tehmasterplan View Post
I love skiing in Montana, Red Lodge is our home mountain that seems to be inching towards not-so-local anymore.
The only skiing I've ever done in Montana was at Red Lodge for a long weekend. Lucked into a 2+ foot powder dump. I went out with a work/ski buddy who owned a few acres in the foothills and is planning on building a cabin out there. Great place!
post #276 of 1238
yea it really is a nice small local mountain, it seems to be best in the spring... where is he looking to buy property? I know that a huge ranch called Remington Ranch has been sold and seems to be developing
post #277 of 1238
He owned the property already - it was about 15 years ago that we were there. I remember his land was in the foothills, probably 5-10 miles outside of town. The area had already been subdivided into lots and there were a few houses and cabins in the area already. The land was wooded and there was plenty of bear sign around. We were there in the second half of March. I haven't heard from him in about 5 years. Wonder if he ever built there?
post #278 of 1238
Hey all. My Name is Kevin. I have been skiing for about 16 years (since I was 4) and currently goto Michigan State University. I have skied most all of the Lower Peninsula (Boynes, Nubs, Crystal, ect) and also ski locally (Holly, Pine Knob). Not the most challenging terrain or the lightest powder, but it is fun none the less. This December I am going to Park City/The Canyons with the MSU Snowboard Club (I am a skier though). I am looking forward to the HUGE vertical (relative to what I am used to) and hopefully some serious snow. Anyways, nice to meet you guys.
post #279 of 1238
Hi everyone, I stumbled upon EpicSki a week or so ago and have already found it extremely useful and helpful, awesome forum. Time for the intro I guess:

I'm a sitskier, paralysed in a climbing accident a couple years ago but unable to let go of the mountains just yet. This will be my third season skiing sitting down and I'm getting into racing.

I'm from the UK but I spend most of my time (ie, the whole ski season) in Canada, training down in Kimberely or just free skiing around Banff and Louise. I have my first races this season, so I'll be traveling around few places for them, as it stands at the moment this season should see me ski at the NORAMs in:

Kimberly, BC
Park City, UT
Breckenridge, CO
WinterPark, CO
Sun Peaks, BC

So I should get at least one or two good ski days!

I'm renting an RV and driving down to CO from Canada then traveling between the races and living as close to the lift as possible, if you ski at one of those resorts then keep an eye out for someone in a bright orange sitski and make sure to say hi!
post #280 of 1238
Welcome SSA ... I'll be in PC this season. Let us know when you're coming!
post #281 of 1238
Hello all.

Ben here coming at you from St. Louis, Mo. I learned to ski instruct here, and have been able to apply much knowledge learned here out in Lake Tahoe. I teach everything from 3y/o beginners, oh how much fun to 80 y/o adults, to kids that have a blast all over the mountain. I'm PSIA-II working on my III, maybe I should take the test. Hope to find time and money to do it this winter. Take everything I say with a grain of salt, I'm in no way perfect, but strive for it everyday.

Ben
post #282 of 1238
Welcome!
Taking things with a grain of salt is a good plan.

Big Snow is just around the corner!
post #283 of 1238

Greetings from San Jose

A sunny "hello" from the left coast...I'm an "over 21" skier, several years teaching and a gold pin FWIW. Brand new to epic as of a day or two ago.

These forums (fora?) are a great source of information, the people here are a kick! Got some great conditioning tips and, thanks in part to advice here from ssh and sierrajim, last weekend bought a new pair of 170cm Nordica Mach 3 Powers. (Thanks guys.) Just spent over an hour on a moguls thread, though I confess I couldn't bring myself to read all of it before finally saying "to hell with it, I need to ski more bumps!"

If anyone is out West, please look me up at Sugar Bowl.
post #284 of 1238
Welcome Joseph. Glad you got the help you needed on the skis. I've been on the Mach3 and am confident you will enjoy!!
post #285 of 1238

Mach 3

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Welcome Joseph. Glad you got the help you needed on the skis. I've been on the Mach3 and am confident you will enjoy!!

Carbon or Ti? Be interested in your review if you've posted one.
post #286 of 1238
Hello,
With 214 posts I guess you can tell that I'm not brand new but I have just changed my handle from mgmc to Ski Spirit (my handle on Ski Diva...thank you Vail Sno Pro; it comes from the quote attached to your signature which also describes how I feel about skiing!).

I am wildly enthusiastic about skiing and hope to keep improving and draw on the incredible knowledge base that exists here. So thanks for being here and for all of the fantastic pointers/recommendations I have already received.
post #287 of 1238
Welcome Ski Spirit!
I like you already!
post #288 of 1238
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Originally Posted by joseph View Post
Carbon or Ti? Be interested in your review if you've posted one.
I did not post a review on that particular ski. But I think there are many who have. In Fact I think, our very on ssh has a review on the TI as well as several of the hot rod series.

Do a search in the review section, and I'll do the same. I bet you find some good information.
post #289 of 1238

Another Local

Ski Spirit,

I'm from the Bay Area too, and will be working at Sugar Bowl this season. Having skied for many years, sometimes it's easy to forget why I do it...your enthusiasm is a wonderful reminder!

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Originally Posted by Ski Spirit View Post
Hello,
With 214 posts I guess you can tell that I'm not brand new but I have just changed my handle from mgmc to Ski Spirit (my handle on Ski Diva...thank you Vail Sno Pro; it comes from the quote attached to your signature which also describes how I feel about skiing!).

I am wildly enthusiastic about skiing and hope to keep improving and draw on the incredible knowledge base that exists here. So thanks for being here and for all of the fantastic pointers/recommendations I have already received.
post #290 of 1238

Skiing

Quote:
Originally Posted by joseph View Post
Ski Spirit,

I'm from the Bay Area too, and will be working at Sugar Bowl this season. Having skied for many years, sometimes it's easy to forget why I do it...your enthusiasm is a wonderful reminder!
Thanks Joseph...nice to meet someone else from the Bay Area.
post #291 of 1238

Florida Escape Mission

Well I accomplished my mission and was able to finally escape Florida. So this is kind of a reintroduction.

I just recently moved to Aurora and I am currently looking for jobs in advertising, pr & marketing. I figured with such a great group of people here I'd do a little networking. So if anyone has any nuggets of wisdom with respect to cracking into the Denver / Boulder job market... please I'm all ears.

I'm so psyched to be back and ready for a great winter on the mountain.

Stay cool,
Tito
post #292 of 1238

Been Skiing Since Before I wa Born...Glad to Be Here!

No really I have been! LOL! My Mom likes to talk about how she would go to the little ski hill here in WI called Kettle Bowl while she was pregnant with me. Back then pregnant women did those types of things still.

My first pair of skis were 2 feet long. I didnt touch my fist pair of shaped skis until I was 30, and it was love at first run.

I was out West skiing several times by the time I was 10, and several more times by the time I was 18. My parents loved going out West for vacations, the mountains were in their blood.

I have skiied: Breckenridge, Vail, Keystone, Copper, Beaver Creek, Steamboat and Winter Park in CO. I have skiied every major resort in MI, and every ski area with a vertical above 200feet in WI. Finally while in the service I skiied all the major resorts in WA state. Of all the above: Steamboat is probably my favorite.

The mountains have been in my blood since I was a child. I have tried many times over my life to move to CO, but have never made good on the opportunities.

Now im married with 2 children, and my wife and I have good careers here in WI. So moving out West isnt going to happen until at least retirement. Though im hoping to become rich enough some day to own a 2nd place in CO (it would seem retirement is winning the race however).

I consider myself an Advanced to Expert skiier, the only thing im not real good at are steep bump runs; everything else is within my reach.

I love Volkl skis and Technica boots (only boots that dont hurt my feet? as much anyways..).

I blew out my knee this summer, and will be missing the 2008 ski season.


I WILL return by 2009 though and am rewarding myself by a trip out West!


Thats about all of it!!! PS. I love this forum!!! Glad I found it.:
post #293 of 1238
Damn, so it's true. I really have been hanging out in bars since before I was born!
post #294 of 1238

New Guy

Hello everyone,

I've been lurking these forums since spring and thought it was about time I join the discussion. Here's a little about me:

I'm a 23 year old level 7ish skier. I grew up in Portland, OR skiing Mt. Hood from the time I was about 6 years old. I lost all of my teenage years and a couple more snowboarding until I started skiing again on a spring break trip with some friends two years ago. I am now a student in Montreal and enjoyed my first Vermont turns at Jay Peak last winter. I am super stoked for more this year.

I've really enjoyed learning from the threads on this forum and I'm hoping to meet some people to ski with, learn a bit more from and of course have a great time doing it!
post #295 of 1238
Hey gang,
Brand NEW to this site today, but not new to the ski business. I've been teaching at Greek Peak in Central NY for 15 years and am totally addicted to skiing! I look forward to participating in the forum!
post #296 of 1238
I am also new!!! This is awesome...took me awhile to find some good ski forums ...but this one rocks. I will definately be here to stay!! Look forward to some awesome ski conversation with you guys....i've had the itchy ski legs since may...haha!
post #297 of 1238
Hello to all, New on the site, and what I have seen so far is very impressive. this is great to find so many people with the same passion for the sport. I am a PSIA Level III instructor, and the Asst. Snowsport School Director and Peek'n Peak Resort in Western NY. I have only been in the sport for 40+ years, so I'm still learning, but hope to get a handle on it soon. Looking forward to chatting and hopefully skiing with many of you soon.
post #298 of 1238
Another noob saying hi! Lurked a bit and finally registered. Looking forward to participating and maybe even making a few turns with folks in CO.
post #299 of 1238
Newbie. Sunday River Regular. Lurked for a bit so i joined.
post #300 of 1238


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