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post #31 of 43
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Originally Posted by Uncle Louie View Post
A number like that is only about 3 years full time teaching. I can't even begin to tell you how far off your statement is.
the statement about days back east? or about icey western days?

In the past 4 years I doubt many people on here did 4 seasons of 100+ days back east. I know there are some but I said I skied more days back east than MOST(not all) off the board.

As for the ice being bad spring time ice in the west is so saturated with water. Today it never soften, anywhere on the mountain. Yeah I can ski it, but who really wants to ski ice.....
post #32 of 43
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Originally Posted by BushwackerinPA View Post

As for the ice being bad spring time ice in the west is so saturated with water. ..
Isn't most ice by defination???? Look everyone can agree wto differ, but if you're really, really seriously trying to say that Western ice is in general worse than Eastern ice, the consensus is your paddling up a stream with not much more than a toothpick for a paddle.

Case in point, one of those viscous thaw freezes is hitting the east coast right now, pre-storm. Yesterday, was the 4th straight day of 50+ temps, and some liquid fell from the sky along with many places having some of that "snow eating" fog around too. Now this morning, temps in the 20's, everything is FROZEN solid, most places will open at best half the numbers of trails they had yesterday, and not due to lack of snow, but real, hardcore ice. (my home mtn, Mt Snow went from roughly 100 trails yesterday to 46 today)fortunately the foot plus of snow expected tonight will re-open just about everything, but otherwise, it would be wait until the next warm spell and/or when the cats can get a number of passes over the skating rink. How many trails did Snowbird have open/closed yesterday due to the "worst conditions" you've had out there??

I just found the answer to my own question from the snowbird web site "Please be aware that Spring conditions exist - snowpack will be hard in the morning, soft in the afternoon, and may vary on individual runs.

All lifts and inbound areas were open yesterday, March 15th. Upper Tigertail opened late, and may close in the afternoon today as the danger of wet slides increases due to warming. Back country touring was also closed."
post #33 of 43
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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post
If I recall you have been skiing about 5 years right? with the last 1.5 out west? There are many people here that have 30+ years skiing east, There are many people here with many more days in worst possilble conditions and gear than you have experienced. And, easy on the new guy please. :
I have the same thoughts....guy has 5 years experience calling others newbies? Laughable....Posts like he's trying to impress and as we all know the more you brag....
post #34 of 43
One of the best races-of-truth I've ever heard of, was one that I happened to see on my last day of a trip to Whistler/Blackcomb back in 99 or 00. They had set gates from the top of Colouir Extreme, all the way to the bottom of BC. CE was pretty hevily skied and had lots of bumps on it. The race was open to anyone on any equipment. I watched people on tele gear, regular alpine gear, snowboards of both the soft and hard boot types, and all ages. Looked like a blast, and had everything from the steep bumps at the top of CE, through the high speed groomers, and into the warm nastiness that is the bottom of BC mountain in early April. No, it may not have eastern hardpack, but a good variety nonetheless.

You should look up the event, since it's ready-made
post #35 of 43
The Whistler race I think you're talking about is the Peak-to-Valley race, a 180 gate GS race. A great test of fitness, but skill?...not so much.
post #36 of 43
Cool! - yet another thread turning into an East v. West wiener-waving match (mostly on the part of the East Coasters).

You East Coasters who think you ski on ice should pay a visit to the upper Mid West. I grew up skiing ice bumps in WI and MI and I can say with some degree of certainty that yesterdays conditions in LCC sucked worse than any day I can remember at Marquette or Whitecap. You guys out east get powder on occasion (isn't there a big storm bearing down on you right now?), believe it or not the West sometimes has icy conditions. Why you guys have so much pride in your crappy conditions is beyond me.

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Originally Posted by BushwackerinPA View Post
Yeah I can ski it, but who really wants to ski ice.....
This pretty much sums it up.
post #37 of 43
Careful Jer, you're waving your wiener schitzel more than most...or is that a cocktail wiener? It's hard to see from here in the Ice Coast.

May I suggest you skip the east-west debate and go ski some 1990 era GS skis?
post #38 of 43
Thread Starter 
Yeah well My Icicle is bigger then you Icicle! So take that!
post #39 of 43
I don't see what was East v. West about this thread. It was silly, and a waste of time and energy, any 'ski off/ test' is going to be somehow flawed. Epic has already shown a complete inability to establish WHAT good skiing IS, who an expert skier is, what terrain is difficult, where the best skiing is, etc., etc., etc.

But hey, why not another thread based around the 'HS callout'. Multiple threads, multiple message boards...good fun.
post #40 of 43
can we get an accurate count of the threads that are based on the HS/HH callout? I count:

The original PMTS callout.
The Us v Them.
The Technical forums.
The 'my suggestion for the technical forums'
The makings of a fair ski off
The 'Lawsuit'

Tgr's HH thread
Tgr's Finndog thread

There supposedly was a Realskiers thread?

Any others?
post #41 of 43
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Originally Posted by Whiteroom View Post
can we get an accurate count of the threads that are based on the HS/HH callout? I count:

The original PMTS callout.
The Us v Them.
The Technical forums.
The 'my suggestion for the technical forums'
The makings of a fair ski off
The 'Lawsuit'

Tgr's HH thread
Tgr's Finndog thread

There supposedly was a Realskiers thread?

Any others?
You keep track of all this stuff? Aren't you guys getting a 2' Powdergeddon out at Stowe right now?
post #42 of 43
Jer, please see the 'NW NJ 770' elevation' thread for my take on snowfall in general.
post #43 of 43
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Originally Posted by skier219 View Post
Wha a da f**k is a chinese-a-dowhhill ??
You sir, are not a skier.

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Originally Posted by KevinF View Post

Probably not verbatim, but you get the idea. It comes from the "Hot Dog" movie.
Actually, it predates that by a lot. I'm not sure by how much, but I know there were Chinese Downhills at Aspen Highlands back in the 60's. Theres some crazy black and white pictures out there of leather boot clad guys exploding all over the place.
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