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post #31 of 47
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Originally Posted by BushwackerinPA View Post
yoru totally right tree skiing sucks so bad, I dont know why anyone would ever want put themselves at risk like that, it really confuses me:. alfonse is nut case for tree skiing at that awful area know as MRG. Man why would anyone go there. They dont even make snow there. Thats like the stone ages.

Just wanted to say that I hope you keep preaching the good word, and keep people out of those stupid trees.
Tree skiing is so much fun, how can you be so against it? I skiied into a few inches deep river with my dad once. Took awhile to get the mud off the skis but damn was it fun.
post #32 of 47
I love tree skiing in New England, especially at #$%@#$, which is my favorite mountain. I just the take @#%@#$# lift up to the top of the @#$%@ peak. Head off on, what was that trail, oh yeah, Upper @#$%. Then, when I get to the third @!#$ just past the @#$%, I bang a left .... or is it a right, down into #$@#% and I'm in shear heaven till I come out onto 2#$@#$ just above the @#$#$ lift.

Welcome to east coast tree skiing, wink, wink, nudge, nudge:-)
post #33 of 47
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Originally Posted by Alfonse View Post
I would be glad to show you the goods at Mad sometime jgb if you ever get up there.

I very much appreciate that offer, Alfonse. I will take you up on that - hopefully this season. This year's skiing prospects look pretty weak for me getting out. I've got two, week long trips scheduled out west, but outside of that I'll be lucky to get 10 days in
post #34 of 47
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Originally Posted by Devils Fiddle View Post
Tree skiing is so much fun, how can you be so against it? I skiied into a few inches deep river with my dad once. Took awhile to get the mud off the skis but damn was it fun.
take a minute and search for all thread started by me, then tell if that was sarcasm or not.
post #35 of 47
I think "glades" that were thinned and then neglected are probably less skiable that were never touched. It seemed to me that is what happened to some of the gladed trails that Killington opened in response when Sunday River expanded to Jordan and Oz. Ten years ago or so?

Man, I've got to ski more places (assuming we ever get enough snow). I gave up buying an ASC "All for One" pass this year cause I was tired of getting locked in to the same places. I haven't been to MRG or Jay or Cannon in ages.
post #36 of 47
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Originally Posted by Beric in Whistler View Post
Any eastern skiers find the trees fun out there?
It's the best place to ski in the Mid Atlantic where vertical and challenging terrain is seriously lacking. The problem is, more and more ski areas keep cutting trees down to make wide open trails.
post #37 of 47
i have skied alotta trees in the east. i hate it unless we got some fresh snow, it can get pretty hairy when it gets icy, spotchy, and steep. but u can look up and go wow howd i get down that, as you look at your wartorn skis
post #38 of 47
The thrill seekers and adrenaline junkies can say what they want. A simple fact is that skiing in the trees is more dangerous than skiing on the trail or in the open. Most fatalities involve a skier colliding with a fixed object. Sonny Bono was the poster boy for this type of accident. It's all just a Darwinian law of averages. ON AVERAGE, THE DUMB ARE LESS LIKELY TO SURVIVE.
post #39 of 47
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Originally Posted by ebough View Post
The thrill seekers and adrenaline junkies can say what they want. A simple fact is that skiing in the trees is more dangerous than skiing on the trail or in the open. Most fatalities involve a skier colliding with a fixed object. Sonny Bono was the poster boy for this type of accident. It's all just a Darwinian law of averages. ON AVERAGE, THE DUMB ARE LESS LIKELY TO SURVIVE.
Actually this is backwards. Its the trees on the edges of wide open nicely groomed trails that are dangerous. Glades slow (almost all) people down. Moguls are also a safety device.
post #40 of 47
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Originally Posted by ebough View Post
The thrill seekers and adrenaline junkies can say what they want. A simple fact is that skiing in the trees is more dangerous than skiing on the trail or in the open. Most fatalities involve a skier colliding with a fixed object. Sonny Bono was the poster boy for this type of accident. It's all just a Darwinian law of averages. ON AVERAGE, THE DUMB ARE LESS LIKELY TO SURVIVE.
Seriously make sure you stay out of the trees its way to dangerous in there.
post #41 of 47
The trees are a great place to pee.
post #42 of 47
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Originally Posted by ebough View Post
ON AVERAGE, THE DUMB ARE LESS LIKELY TO SURVIVE.
Amazing what a person can learn about themselves these days...
post #43 of 47
Diferent strokes for diferent folks. In the east we have hardwoods in the west it's softwoods, maybe are heads are the same way...:lol:
post #44 of 47
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Originally Posted by ebough View Post
The thrill seekers and adrenaline junkies can say what they want. A simple fact is that skiing in the trees is more dangerous than skiing on the trail or in the open. Most fatalities involve a skier colliding with a fixed object. Sonny Bono was the poster boy for this type of accident. It's all just a Darwinian law of averages. ON AVERAGE, THE DUMB ARE LESS LIKELY TO SURVIVE.
didn't sonny bono hit a tree skiing on an open slope while playing catch with a football or something? my suspicion is that more fatalities involving skiers with trees occur on open slopes that allow skiers to attain high level of speed, most likely intermediate slopes since steeper slopes generally cause most skiers to check their speed more often (the dreaded slip slide effect if skiers of lower technique levels are descending steep slopes beyond their level). i ski rather slowly through the woods. my only tree skiing accident so far involved a binding failure due to the DIN not being set appropriately. i feel far safer in the woods than on a crowded intermediate slope with yahoos zipping all over the place. i also disagree with your assessment that the dumb are less likely to survive. the current state of our society is a testament that the dumb are not only thriving but generally dictating the direction of our society.
post #45 of 47
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Originally Posted by PowTron View Post
no one has mentioned the other great untapped bastien of Eastern Skiing....The frozen riverbeds...Wildcat, NH...check it...
That is why I get a season's pass at Wildcat.
post #46 of 47
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Originally Posted by riverc0il View Post
didn't sonny bono hit a tree skiing on an open slope while playing catch with a football or something?
The Kennedy was playing football but the Bono was not so far as I know screwing around; the deaths were just a few days apart.
post #47 of 47
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Originally Posted by skiingman View Post
The Kennedy was playing football but the Bono was not so far as I know screwing around; the deaths were just a few days apart.
ah, that's right. i always get those two more well known skier death cases mixed up.
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