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post #31 of 51
Skiing with Phil and Paul @ Kmart and Dax @ Big Sky left me ACHING - literally - for more !!!!! Definately a blast to share turns with those I've met on line and have and will continue to receive excellent feedback for my many questions.

Looking foward to the next time - Falcon_O aka Charlie

PS - I HAVE contracted terminal Phil disease adding AC40's, Gotama's and Shaman's to this season's quiver
post #32 of 51
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Originally Posted by DonDenver View Post
No longer a surprise but rather my postulate; the finest skiers and the highest quality company never brag on this forum.
Wholeheartedly agreed, my friend.

Now where's my damned latté....
post #33 of 51
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Originally Posted by Walt View Post
> give us a break and pick an easy mountain.

Oh, I've given up trying to get folks to accompany me there. The mere mention of the name invariably provokes looks of dread and reluctance, even if it is sometimes accompanied by nervous laughter to hide the obvious discomfort.
I know, I know. I was thinking of the-place-we-dare-not-mention when I was standing here the other day. It was eerie how much it reminded me.

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OTOH, I did consent to join you at your local candy-ass mountain, if you recall.
I know, I really should try some harder places and step outside my comfort zone if I ever want to advance.
post #34 of 51
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Originally Posted by Pete No. Idaho View Post

Sibhusky at Whitefish, thanks
You're welcome and I hope we'll get a chance to do it again sometime. You missed our best year ever, so next year may be a disaster just to even things out.
post #35 of 51

Bears

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You're welcome and I hope we'll get a chance to do it again sometime. You missed our best year ever, so next year may be a disaster just to even things out.
Sibhusky, wife had back operation (fusion with rods) on 1/31 and skied a lot in Jan and then home pretty much for a month. It was great here too, going Sat. still have a whole big gob of white on the mt., was in tahoe a week ago at Sugar Bowl and we have a lot more snow here. Hows the wrists doing? My best Pete
post #36 of 51
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Wow, bob, thanks for the pics, and the link from the surprise thread.
You're right, you need to get out more so you can suck at a higher leverl.
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Originally Posted by Bob Lee View Post
Not even close. Gloating follows:

Santa Fe Baldy, Sunday 4.20:




Of course to get there, we had to do this:


and this:


But still, for the southern Rockies...not bad.
[/gloat]
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And some from Thursday 4/17 at Santa Fe:






I love the smile on A's face above. Skiing powder in Santa Fe in Mid-April will do that to a grrl.
*duplicate post from the "Who's season is over?" thread
post #37 of 51
The season passes quickly. I had plans to do more skiing with Bears, but life gets in the way.

Was able to ski with Phil 3 times this season. I find Phil to be a great ski buddy. Our skiing is similar and he pushes me to up the pace which is a good thing.

Missed skiing with Crank this year. Buckethead was good for one run in **** house woods, which means that we didn't see much of each other. Mogeljunkie, Phil and I ripped at Mad River, some of my best skiing ever.

Although I was unable to join ESA Stowe in December, I got to ski with Nolo for the first time, Bob Barnes, Cgieb - who was roughed up but not injured, Kevin F and Treckchick. That was on Friday. Then Stowe again in March with Epic and Whiteroom - wow

Can't name everyone, but there are some truly fine people here at Epic.
post #38 of 51
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I'm betting the one thing that never surprises you is when Paul cuts you off.
Trek clearing throat.
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Although I was unable to join ESA Stowe in December, I got to ski with Nolo for the first time, Bob Barnes, Cgieb - who was roughed up but not injured, Kevin F and Teckchick. That was on Friday. Then Stowe again in March with Epic and Whiteroom - wow

Can't name everyone, but there are some truly fine people here at Epic.
I was in the Detroit airport when you were skiing with everyone at Stowe.
I totally missed the chance to let you run into me.
post #39 of 51
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Originally Posted by Trekchick View Post
I totally missed the chance to let you run into me.
That's right, but for some reason you are skiing Goat in my mind? Photoshopped I guess

Sounds like the only way I will ever get to ski with you again is if I go West
post #40 of 51
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That's right, but for some reason you are skiing Goat in my mind? Photoshopped I guess

Sounds like the only way I will ever get to ski with you again is if I go West
Nah, my plan is one trip East every season, with a couple west trips thrown in.
You're on my list of Bears to ski with. Lucky for me, you're faster than I am so I'm safe!!
post #41 of 51
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Originally Posted by Pete No. Idaho View Post
Hows the wrists doing? My best Pete
Good enough to ski.
Have issues doing other things, still in therapy.
post #42 of 51
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Originally Posted by Trekchick View Post
Wow, bob, thanks for the pics, and the link from the surprise thread.
You're right, you need to get out more so you can suck at a higher leverl.
Well, we should all keep in mind the fact that no matter what level we've achieved, there remain challenges yet to be conquered. Bob understands this all too well.
post #43 of 51

Bears

Nice pictures Bob, still looks like that here too. Maybe I will remember my camera this Sat.
post #44 of 51
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Originally Posted by Trekchick View Post
Wow, bob, thanks for the pics, and the link from the surprise thread.
You're right, you need to get out more so you can suck at a higher leverl.
Walt's been tormenting me about this for years. Like most people, I'm deeply aware of the fearsome reputation that his local hill has, and it makes me nervous - really nervous - to think about skiing there. I feel I need to develop my skills. It didn't help when I skied with Walt at Taos and he kicked ass. The truly pathetic part is that I used to visit Michigan fairly often, and I never was able to summon my nerve and rise to the challenge of skiing his home mountain - I always wussed out and made sorry little excuses.

One other time I saw Walt was at Brighton, where he was kind enough to ply me with beer in a gentlemanly effort to make me feel better ("Yes, yes I believe I'm starting to feel less bad...perhaps if I had some more beer it would help me feel even better. Why, thank you!"). And, just to keep this completely on-topic, I'd been touring the Wasatch backcountry that day with EpicSki's own Si.

All the best skiers come from Michigan.
post #45 of 51
wait Bob, where were all the pix of you standing in the lift line, eating lunch at the lodge, and enjoying mucho apres action?

all i saw were actual shots of you skiing and hiking.

for shame!

next time follow protocol.





PS
I thought the only mountain worth a hill of beans in NM was Taos...now you're showing me some goods near Santa Fe? Looks like I need to make a return trip.
post #46 of 51
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Originally Posted by dookey67 View Post
wait Bob, where were all the pix of you standing in the lift line, eating lunch at the lodge, and enjoying mucho apres action?

all i saw were actual shots of you skiing and hiking.

for shame!

next time follow protocol.
Sorry, I'm still trying to learn the ropes here. Right now I'm kind of at a disadvantage because the lifts and lodges are closed.

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PS
I thought the only mountain worth a hill of beans in NM was Taos...now you're showing me some goods near Santa Fe? Looks like I need to make a return trip.
Bring your skins and shoot me a PM. 'Course we could also ski the bc behind Taos.

I skied three nice chutes today in the bc behind the SF ski area.

PS. loved your NAS troll on TGR
post #47 of 51
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Originally Posted by Bob Lee View Post
I'd been touring the Wasatch backcountry that day with EpicSki's own Si.

All the best skiers come from Michigan.
But of course. No surprise there!
Did Si get to help you pick up a yard sale too?
post #48 of 51
I have yet to ski with a bear! I know, I suck... Next year it should be a hoot, though... I have a really hard time getting my friends together to get to the mountains sometimes, I figure maybe i should be leaning on some of the people who REALLY want to be there and just ski with some damn bears already!
post #49 of 51
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Originally Posted by DoWork View Post
I have yet to ski with a bear! I know, I suck... Next year it should be a hoot, though... I have a really hard time getting my friends together to get to the mountains sometimes, I figure maybe i should be leaning on some of the people who REALLY want to be there and just ski with some damn bears already!
Yup!
Watcha waitin' 4?
post #50 of 51
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Originally Posted by Bob Lee View Post
Walt's been tormenting me about this for years.
Actually, it sounds more like you've been tormenting yourself. When you had the opportunity to "go big or go home", you opted to go home. No doubt that decision has haunted you ever since. There's only one way forward, you know - get back on the horse and ride. Nothing I say or do is going to change that basic fact (although the beer helps, no doubt).

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Like most people, I'm deeply aware of the fearsome reputation that his local hill has, and it makes me nervous - really nervous - to think about skiing there.
Trashmore is certainly not for the faint of heart. The only named run is a double black, and when they filmed an "extreme" skiing movie there a few years ago (Aspen Extreme) they learned their lesson pretty fast and haven't been back since. I think we all know why....

For myself, I spent most of last season trying to summon the resolve to go, but I Just. Couldn't. Do. It.
post #51 of 51
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Originally Posted by Trekchick View Post
Yup!
Watcha waitin' 4?
I know, I know... Hey u guys have "beat-ins" like it's a street gang initiation? Seriously, tho- I'm really looking forward to meeting some of you next season, to put face with the name is always interesting!
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