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post #61 of 78
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Originally Posted by Whiteroom View Post
I have a theory that involves skiing and preception, it goes like this:

Skiing is all about preception, an 'epic day' for one person may very well be 'bad skiing' for somone else. Neither person is wrong, it's what they experience and how they precieve that experience.

If you ski 100 days in a season, odds are 20 or 25 will be epic, 60 or so will be good and 15 to 20 will be, well... you'll go home pretty early.
I have to disagree. So far this season I've had about 80% epic and 20% good. There hasn't been one day that was a bad day.
post #62 of 78
I had some "bad days" in the east this year, but I still had a very good time. Must be that I'm an optimist.

I don't think I've skied in the rain yet this year...though usually that doesn't much bother me either.
post #63 of 78
Here are some photos from Stowe I took on Sunday:


























I love LCC, but Stowe looked pretty good this weekend.
post #64 of 78
Very cool cloud this is:

post #65 of 78
It looks like a comb, maybe the comb cloud is what scraped off all the snow.

But seriously folks, those are pretty pictures, I'd ride there.
post #66 of 78
Yeah, it looks sweet. I'd have to say that Stowe is probably the #1 eastern ski area I'd like to ski at.
post #67 of 78
Harry, I think you're more of a Jay Peak guy.
post #68 of 78
[quote=Treewell;869552]I think it would hold it's own... and with all the great snow that mountain would have the best bumps and the best trees in the canyon...
Thoughts???[/QUOTE

Ever seen LCC?

Monday I ran into Bushwhacker at Alta. After hiking Devils Castle and bagging beautiful lines down wide open untracked powder fields, we went over to the Bird where he showed me vast, fluffy mountainsides and endless deserted glades. The size and grandeur of AltaBird , with those craggy peaks, is just off the charts.

700+ inches of light dry snow would be great on Stowe, no question. And Stowe is a great mountain, but I think we're comparing apples to watermelons...
post #69 of 78
Thread Starter 
Ever seen LCC?
700+ inches of light dry snow would be great on Stowe, no question. And Stowe is a great mountain, but I think we're comparing apples to watermelons...[/quote]


I've skied Alta & Snowbird many times otherwise would never have posted this. BTW..my all time favorite mountain is Snowbird and Alta is in the top four. I'm not suggesting Stowe is as good as either...it's not.
It's always fun to throw a little East vs West out there for discussion sake every now and then..
post #70 of 78
Yeah, and the syrup they sell in Utah really blows...

How 'bout we look at this another way 'round. My frickin' garage roof would be worth skiing if it were in LCC...
post #71 of 78
My frickin' garage roof would be worth skiing if it were in LCC...


No question though, Vermont is Vermont, Zion is Zion, soon to be Californicated. Different culture. They have books and stuff in Vermont...
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post #72 of 78

what would really happen...

If Stowe were in LCC, it would be about a mile underground!

If Alta and Snowbird were in Northern Vermont, at their actual elevations, the weather there would make the summit of Mount Washington look like a temperate paradise... The base of Alta is half a mile higher than the summit of Mount Washington. Can you imagine what the weather would be like at 11,000 feet, at the top of the Snowbird tram, in northern New England?
post #73 of 78
Well, in a couple hundred million years, LCC will look like Stowe does today.
post #74 of 78
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Originally Posted by prickly View Post
Yeah, and the syrup they sell in Utah really blows...
You can get the good stuff there, but it comes in small bottles, you have to buy it at a state syrup store, and the price is extreme.

SRSLY though, you can buy good VT syrup at Albertson's if you want to pay for it...
post #75 of 78
So I guess the Internet Tough Guy who doesn't ski PC but uses their corporate name like a sycophant doesn't have any comments on this:

http://www.slweekly.com/index.cfm?do...4B34000D1BDE12
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The part of the bill that bans selling flavored malt beverages anywhere but in the state liquor store will effectively cripple the industry in Utah, says David Hansen, representative of Diageo, maker of Smirnoff Ice. Currently the low-alcohol drinks sell in more than 2,000 stores statewide. Hansen contends the state’s 40 or so liquor stores don’t have near the storage space to meet demand for the 1.2 million bottles sold in Utah annually. All this because of 0.22 ounce of ethanol alcohol-based flavoring added to each bottle.

During negotiations with lawmakers, Hansen said the flavored malt beverage industry offered to change the formula of its product for Utah. Instead of the current federal standard, in which 51 percent of alcohol in a flavored malt beverage must come from the beer base, manufacturers offered to make a malt beverage with 90 percent of its alcohol from beer and just .05 percent from the flavoring. The proposal was rejected out of hand, he says.

“The fact is they wanted to get rid of them,” Hansen says. The final bill says anything called a flavored malt beverage is liquor no matter what is in the bottle.
Utah, where bitch beer now only comes from state liquor stores. What are teenagers and soccer moms to do, hmm? SRSLY though, there are no problems with the liquor laws in Utah. It is just like everywhere else. Unless you want to order some beer from another state on the internet. Or brew your own. Or have a pint of a strong ale in a brewpub. Or have a mixed drink made like its made in the rest of the world. Or buy your beer from a store that doesn't run banker's hours. Or buy a beer the ABC decides not to sell. Just like everywhere else, move along now.
post #76 of 78
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You can get the good stuff there, but it comes in small bottles, you have to buy it at a state syrup store, and the price is extreme.
Probably can't buy it in the parking lot, though. Used to be able to do that at MRG--anyone remember that? Then again, I remember when Stowe had a single chair and a day at Alta cost like 12 bucks.
post #77 of 78
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Maybe the chairs at Utah resorts don't have safety bars so that regular folks can bail if the magic underpants on the guy next to you start smoking,
if something is smoking on the chairlifts, its generally not underpants.
post #78 of 78
See, though, here's something about Stowe. What with family and work I haven't been up there since 1993, but I looked at SKILLS' excellent pictures and knew exactly where he'd been standing for each one, and had a specific memory about some experience at each one. Felt like Tiger Woods picking out the windmill hole from the shape of the cup. There's something about the place that gets into the blood and that deserves respect.
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