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Brown Diamonds

post #1 of 26
Thread Starter 
One of the ski school supervisors today suggested we not ski the "Brown Diamonds":

post #2 of 26
looks like japan this winter. considered the worst in 20 years.
post #3 of 26
Man, that is fugly. Is that Boyne?
post #4 of 26
Wow, that makes the webcam http://www.nubsnobwebcam.com/at nub's look good! It does look like the six man lift at Boyne mountain. I guess I picked a good time to have shoulder surgery, certainly haven't missed any good skiing in Michigan yet. Hopefully we'll have snow by the time I'm back on skis at the end of the month.
post #5 of 26
Brown diamonds! LMAO

I was suppose to go skiing today in Quebec only to hear they are closed due to high temps. and rain. And when I say closed that means the 2 trails that were groomed are closed.

Guess I'll be hitting the road for Tremblant our only hope around here.
post #6 of 26
Believe it or not, that looks better than it does here in Vermont right now!
post #7 of 26

What !

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Originally Posted by Ski Diva View Post
Believe it or not, that looks better than it does here in Vermont right now!
Don't say that ! Vermont is my last hope (locally), since PA and upstate NY are closed (or crap). I was under the impression that Killington and Okemo are in good shape with the man made snow.

I hope that I can get some time off to go out West !

Wounded Warrior
post #8 of 26
I just drove by Okemo and it didn't look too good from the road. The temps have been in the fifties today with rain on and off (plus it rained all night last night). It was already pretty deteriorated yesterday (Friday), so I can't imagine it's very good.

That said, they say it's supposed to get cooler (for snowmaking!) and maybe even snow early in the week. So things could improve. Keep your fingers crossed!
post #9 of 26
chuckle. i like that one, might use it, but I won't be able to in the near future. We're all white again.
post #10 of 26
that looks alot funner than normal you black diamond that was groomed just became a chute with a mandatory air to enter it. Me like.
post #11 of 26
Kneale, its a sad day in mudville!

So, were you successful at staying away from the Brown Diamonds?
post #12 of 26
Thread Starter 
Well, my "rock skis", which had perfectly smooth bottoms at the start of the season, now have several nice grooves in the P-Tex and one little edge nick. I've only skied this season's new skis once in 30 days.
post #13 of 26
I've been skiing Brown Diamonds like that all year. I don't have rock skis anymore. I have dirt skis!
post #14 of 26
Buhhah ahaah hahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!?????!!!!?????flkwjhgwe dwfgwd fwdll nwslfjwe fgwe vsafwefwd ;;;wg wegw gwegwe blee blee blee blee
post #15 of 26
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Buhhah ahaah hahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!?????!!!!?????flkwjhgwe dwfgwd fwdll nwslfjwe fgwe vsafwefwd ;;;wg wegw gwegwe blee blee blee blee
you swear like poo.
post #16 of 26
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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post
Buhhah ahaah hahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!?????!!!!?????flkwjhgwe dwfgwd fwdll nwslfjwe fgwe vsafwefwd ;;;wg wegw gwegwe blee blee blee blee
I'll second that sentiment.

I'm not a ski snob. I usually ski in pretty much any condition with a smile on my face, but this is getting unbearable. Even for my optimistic personality.
post #17 of 26
keep your chin up. we were having our worst winter in 20 years here in japan. Then today's blizzard came. 2 feet today and another week of snow and wind...
post #18 of 26
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keep your chin up. we were having our worst winter in 20 years here in japan. Then today's blizzard came. 2 feet today and another week of snow and wind...
Sounds like it's time to get out your daisho and carve...
post #19 of 26
My standards have gpottne low enough that Kneale's picture looks pretty good to me. It's the snow equivelant of Beer Goggles.
post #20 of 26
Update, Michigan's LP:

After a week of warm rain and conditions exactly like Kneale's picture, I gave up on the idea of skiing this weekend entirely.

This Morning I got a phone call from friends at 9 AM wanting to know "Where are you? You're always here for first chair on Sunday morning!"

They explained that it was 26F and Crystal mountain had been making snow since the afternoon on Saturday.

I loaded up and headed to Crystal. Hit the hills by 10:30 AM. 9 of 45 runs were open, and they were great!
I was having so much fun, I stayed until 5 PM.

Again I need to say Kudos to Crystal Mountain for going above and beyond to make an otherwise miserable winter much more bearable!
post #21 of 26
'Til 5? Night skiing?
post #22 of 26
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'Til 5? Night skiing?
They're open til 9, but I didn't have it in me to stay that long today
Though, I've been known to ski from 9 to 9.
post #23 of 26
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Originally Posted by Kneale Brownson View Post
Well, my "rock skis", which had perfectly smooth bottoms at the start of the season, now have several nice grooves in the P-Tex and one little edge nick. I've only skied this season's new skis once in 30 days.
No kidding, I already chewed up 3 pairs of skis this year. Finally, with the coming cold weather, I expect Hunter will be close to mid season by next weekend though.
post #24 of 26
Thread Starter 
What a difference a snowday can make:



Got a few inches of natural mixed with a few inches of snowgun stuff and the brown diamond returned to "normal". With the expected cold, we'll probably have a foot of glacier added each night for the rest of this week. Hopefully the brown won't be back until April.
post #25 of 26
On the bright side I was able to take my gsxr1000 out on Sat.
Anybody do the demo day at gore Sunday? Gold Stocks said they had a 100 people demo the ski's.
post #26 of 26
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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post
Buhhah ahaah hahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!?????!!!!?????flkwjhgwe dwfgwd fwdll nwslfjwe fgwe vsafwefwd ;;;wg wegw gwegwe blee blee blee blee
Jan 8, 2007

Come on guys/gals:

We're "barfing bears". Where is our spirit?

Saturday, went skiing at an area with only 600 vertical (3.5 hours to get there and considered myself lucky that there was skiing available). I was short changed by about a half, since the only slopes of interest were reached by down loading half-way up (Squirel Cage and the Face, for those of you who have skiied Wisp in Western Maryland). Had to walk across 15 feet of mud to get to the Face, which actually had the most snow cover, maybe because one had to walk across mud and also that it was steep, mogully and was a 'brown diamond'. Coverage on Squirel Cage was really scratchy and I was glad that I had my rock/mud skis on. Hey, but a "bad day of skiing sure beats ....". Anyway, drew from the "pleasure" corner and had a lot of fun.

Sunday, actually was able to ski 1000 vertical, top to bottom at a W.Va ski area Timberline. Heavy snow, but as Barnes says: There are only two kinds of snow. That which is good to ski on and that which makes you ski good (according to my friend and classmate KevinF. My apologies to both of you if I got the quote wrong). Had a great time as well. Really happy that I went skiing. I would have been un-"Bearable" this week, if I hadn't gotten my "FIX" in over the weekend.

More good news. Happy days are here again. This week the mid-Atlantic states will be in the mid 20s at night, so I expect some heavy duty snow making from the local areas this week and into next. If we are getting 20s at night, you people up north and in the middle of the country should be in even better shape. Come on guys/gals, keep your chin up and smile.

Bash on, regardless:.

CharlieP

ps: thanks for the great pic KB. Heard and read a lot about the 6 passenger lift at Boyne. Never saw a picture of it though. Also, the slope looks "interesting".
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