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post #61 of 66
OK, Gary , just let us ski the pow off first!
post #62 of 66
I really wish they would have more instruction info- actual useful stuff. They happen to put more in the latest info than usual.

One thing that bothers me though is the amount of ads. Yes, they are skiing ads/resorts ads, but they are on every other page!
post #63 of 66
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One thing that bothers me though is the amount of ads. Yes, they are skiing ads/resorts ads, but they are on every other page!
wasatchskier, last eve my wife happened to hand me Oprah’s magazine and asked me to take a look at “such and such” article on page “whatever”. It took me 5 minutes to find the article sifting through all the ads, seeking a page number that apparently needs never to be identified on the bottom of an ad page. When and if SKI or any other ski related magazine gets to the Oprah or Vanity Fair ad level, I will truly go “paperless” and seek everything online…I can always zap pop ups.

However, with all my griping above, there are some ski ads that I do find entertaining and informative (of course I do not include the K2 saloon ads amongst them IMHO).
post #64 of 66
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Originally Posted by moguljunkie View Post
Just some random thoughts:


3. I have no idea what the top half of her face looks like, but covergirl Jenn Berg is damn cute from the goggles down. And she rips!

The lady on the cover can ski! Best part of the mag, although I haven't really read it. The grooming was troubling. I had to put it down.
post #65 of 66
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Originally Posted by moguljunkie View Post
Just some random thoughts:

1. How do you review hardshells and not include anything by Arcteryx?
2. Is that ad for Vail with the snowcats turning all that sweet powder into corduroy supposed to make me want to ski there?
1. It's Ski magazine - what do you expect. I can barely bring myself to leaf through my free issues of Powder (supposedly the skier's magazine) - I don't even waste my time glancing at the covers of Ski, Skiing, or Freeskier at the newsstand. Even Coulior with it's "BC Huts" issue is getting pretty lame.

2. If Vail didn't groom all their runs you wouldn't be skiing all that "sweet powder" - you'd be standing in it. Vail's pretty flat.
post #66 of 66
[quote=Bob Peters;581433]
"skiing runnelled sun cups on a tiny snowfield"
(LOL) Is that like refrozen chicken head death cookies? Or maybe like when all the snow is gone except in little arrayos on the mountainside, then you fall through them into a creek and realize that the snow was there because of the cold water underneath?

We love Vail. Especially that second grooming. It's great cruising, It is, however, flat. Ski magazine is always dissapointing(except when PJ O'Rourke writes) but that's all we're offered, so I read it cover to cover. Skiing magazine to me (I'm north of 50) is just stupid, although the ski tests are better, but not as good as SkiPress. There is a Canadian magazine, Skier? that does what Skiing tries to do much better and is flat out hilarious. I used to like Snow Country because it was upscale and had substance- and Inside Tracks, Keelty's old newsletter because it was actually useful. Like Ryan, I gape by choice. Nothing I like better than showing visiters around the Wasatch. Even Alta.
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