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ahhhh this is gonna be awesome i can feel it!

post #1 of 18
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i already bought my season pass to our local mountain and today i ordered my k2 silencers, marker bindings and im going to get new boots and jacket soon.
im wicked excited for december when they open = )

anyone else getting pumped?
post #2 of 18
I've been getting pumped for awhile now. What marker bindings did you get?
post #3 of 18
Where's local, nevs?

Yeah, getting pumped... Snow'll be here, soon...
post #4 of 18
Can tell it is getting close...the energy level is spiking...the evenings are cooler...Jeff B is getting the boots set up...OH YEAH!
Congrats on the book SSH!
post #5 of 18
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Congrats on the book SSH!
...could even help feed the stoke...

post #6 of 18
I just tried my jacket on, and my gloves, plus I have a brand new pair of bindings laid out on the table...:

And the high was only 70 today!!! (it was in the 90's a few days ago )
post #7 of 18
Cool here in the Front Range. Overcast. Threatening to rain.

...better go out and mow...! :
post #8 of 18
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Cool here in the Front Range. Overcast. Threatening to rain.

...better go out and mow...! :
Hey Steve,

We haven't seen any real frost up here in Summit County yet. :

Normally we'd have a few good early morning nips by now.
post #9 of 18
passes: check!

new skis: check! bought powder skis on sale in April and new twin tips (Solomon Mynx) in July

boots with custom footbeds: check! thanks for the Epic recommendations to see Benny in Stowe (did that in late July when vacationing at Smugglers)

new Burton soft shell for warmer days and time in the park: check!

new goggles: check! (old ones going to stepdaughter who needs new ones)

kids all set with skis and boards and clothes: check (almost)!

husband has new snowboard boots with custom footbeds: check!

husband now researching/shopping for a new board....

will register soon for hubby's annual attendance at the Wilderness Medicine
Seminar in Big Sky for February and but air tickets, book rooms, etc.

will register soon for ESA Stowe (when posted)

worked out child care arrangements for Big Sky and ESA Stowe with ex-husband (kids will be with him): check!

Meanwhile I'm trying to focus on the present and enjoy the late summer/early fall weather. I admit to logging onto SkiDiva and Epic daily, however. Also need to work my -ss off in Sept, Oct, and Nov so I can afford to take a day a week off from mid December through March to ski mid-week. Come mid-November I'm going to go crazy if we don't get an early start to the season here in New England. We camped in Jamaica, VT last weekend (near Stratton) and saw lots of leaves a turnin.
post #10 of 18
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Hey Steve,

We haven't seen any real frost up here in Summit County yet. :

Normally we'd have a few good early morning nips by now.
Oh, yeah, you convince yourself of that. You who are going to follow the sun and go pitter patter around the golf courses all "winter". Sour grapes, seems to me...



post #11 of 18
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Oh, yeah, you convince yourself of that. You who are going to follow the sun and go pitter patter around the golf courses all "winter". Sour grapes, seems to me...




Yeah, 41 days til we head southeast for the winter and the 24/7 golf training begins. As a guy named Hogan said "The answer lies in the dirt" and to accomplish my professional goals I'll be digging a lot of dirt this winter.

I'm sure Burch and Coleman will be calling on Powdah days to remind me what I'm missing and I'll call them from the 5th tee when I see the temps are way below zero at Copper .

I'll miss you guys and girls a lot.
post #12 of 18
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Yeah, 41 days til we head southeast for the winter and the 24/7 golf training begins. As a guy named Hogan said "The answer lies in the dirt" and to accomplish my professional goals I'll be digging a lot of dirt this winter.

I'm sure Burch and Coleman will be calling on Powdah days to remind me what I'm missing and I'll call them from the 5th tee when I see the temps are way below zero at Copper .

I'll miss you guys and girls a lot.
Nah, you'll be right here so we can share the ski stoke while you share your "Stroke Stoke."

Watch out for the gators.
Different than the Gaiters, you were used to in those sub zeros!
post #13 of 18
RE: camping in Jamaica

I used to camp there as a little kid. We moved down to Winhall brook after that but it's been years as the wife's idea of roughing it is hotel with no room service. I do remember some nights on Labor Day weekend it got down in the 30s up there. Another good one is Hapgood pond over by Bromley.
post #14 of 18
Well..if I had to go skiing today.. I am sure I could round up the things needed.
post #15 of 18
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RE: camping in Jamaica: I used to camp there as a little kid. We moved down to Winhall brook after that but it's been years as the wife's idea of roughing it is hotel with no room service. I do remember some nights on Labor Day weekend it got down in the 30s up there. Another good one is Hapgood pond over by Bromley.
Well, I haven't gone camping in at least 15 years, and never with my (second) husband (we've been together 6 years) and we had a great time. Not that I mind traveling luxe (in fact I'm in a great NYC hotel right now with my kids visiting my family), but since I started skiing a few years ago I crave more and more time outdoors and camping really fit the bill. I especially liked the internet and phone free time (no service in that campground) and it was great one-on-one time with the hubby without any of our many children! Thanks for the tip re: Hapgood pond.
post #16 of 18
Just another point - Winhall area is on the other side of the Ball Mtn dam from Jamaica where the West and Winhall rivers meet. It's a backup area for the Army Corps and used to actually be free for years and years. Dunno what it is now. A little no frills but it's a beautiful area with trout fishing, swimming etc. You can walk down to the backup of the dam itself down an old railroad bed. You can see in some areas debris on top of 80 foot trees from where the water level builds up during flood control. So if they tell you you have to leave you do it!
post #17 of 18
Season passes Bought - Check
FFM's banked for quick get away - Check
SOS Jacket Dry Cleaned - Check
Replaced lost ski poles - Check
Bought spare battery for Camera - Check
Won't take much to grab skis and boots at a moments notice.
post #18 of 18
Passes: Check. Have had one since April, second one arrived last week.
New Jacket: Check. Steepandcheap to the rescue.
Skis: Need wax. Soon.
Boots: Coming out for dry practice next week.
Snow: C'mon nature... get with the program!!!

-Adam
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