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Thread Starter 
Hello everyone- just wanted to introduce myself.
JC
35 yrs old
abode location - CO/TX
post #2 of 22
Ok, snojoe....

Welcome to epicski....
Sit down, shut up, and buy something
post #3 of 22
Hi snojoe74!

Welcome to Epic the Barking Bear!  Please tell us a little bit about yourself.  Where do you ski?  What level of skier are you?  etc...
post #4 of 22
 If you're a ski geek, then Welcome Home!
If you're not, then prepare to be assimilated!
post #5 of 22
Welcome to EpicSki, snojoe. I hope you have many great turns here.
post #6 of 22
Welcome!

Whatever happened to our "say hello" thread...did it get lost in the shuffle when we made the platform switch?
post #7 of 22
 It's right here!
post #8 of 22
Thread Starter 
Hello Everyone -
I'm an above average (not too much above average) skier and mainly spend my time between Wolf creek and Purgatory, thinking of getting into Heli-skiing -- this is me trying to fight the fact that I'm getting old.
post #9 of 22
Ehhh, the "old" excuse doesn't fly around here! 
post #10 of 22
Heliskiing = expensive = old guys abounding in the BC backcountry
post #11 of 22
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by nolo View Post

Heliskiing = expensive = old guys abounding in the BC backcountry

An old college buddy of mine runs his own pad and has been trying to get me in some back country for a while. Anybody here have any good reasons to stay on a resort? I would actually love to hear them
post #12 of 22
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Heliskiing = expensive = old guys abounding in the BC backcountry
 


Kinda like the older guys that buy a Porche , hey nolo......  BTW, I'm lookin to buy a faster bay boat..something that'll do 65+!  Sometimes gettin' older ain't half bad......just don't take the boy out of us!

hey snojoe! welcome to Epic, do ya wear a helmet and what kinda SUV ya drive???? 
post #13 of 22
 Welll...some resorts you can actually use the lift to get into some backcountry...of course, usually you then have to walk out....I think getting to fly out is the nice part.  Is it the flying or the backcountry part that worries you?  
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hey snojoe! welcome to Epic, do ya wear a helmet and what kinda SUV ya drive???? 

Oh boy -- some new opinions on Helmets -- hope you're militant in your love/hatred of helmets and you want to make sure everyone does exactly what you're doing and anyone who thinks otherwise is irresponsible. We need someone with strong opinions on that topic here :), especially in summer when there's so much stuff to distract us from the important issues. :)

Just kidding man, welcome aboard -- this is a great forum, especially as winter approaches and excitement builds.

My god do I want some snow right now.
post #15 of 22
Welcome to EpicSki!
You could spend the $$$ on an ESA and have some fun learning something new about your old ski skills and get to know some Bears!
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hey snojoe! welcome to Epic, do ya wear a helmet and what kinda SUV ya drive???? 

Is it as big as My Gigantic SUV?
post #16 of 22
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Originally Posted by sibhusky View Post

 Welll...some resorts you can actually use the lift to get into some backcountry...of course, usually you then have to walk out....I think getting to fly out is the nice part.  Is it the flying or the backcountry part that worries you?  

I'm not in as good of shape as I used to be! climbing out of deep powder isnt easy anymore :)
Just started a new program called crossfit and it's totally kicking my butt, maybe after a few months of working out i'll be jumping out of helicopters like all you guys.
post #17 of 22
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I'm not in as good of shape as I used to be! climbing out of deep powder isnt easy anymore :)
Just started a new program called crossfit and it's totally kicking my butt, maybe after a few months of working out i'll be jumping out of helicopters like all you guys.


 
There are a whole bunch of Bears who are doing the Crossfit program and posting about it in this thread.
CrossFitters Post
Check it out!
post #18 of 22
Uh, you can leave me out of the "all you guys"......  I'm strictly a lift-accessible girl, preferably with concierge service....

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Originally Posted by snojoe74 View Post




I'm not in as good of shape as I used to be! climbing out of deep powder isnt easy anymore :)
Just started a new program called crossfit and it's totally kicking my butt, maybe after a few months of working out i'll be jumping out of helicopters like all you guys.


 
post #19 of 22
Snojoe, welcome. 

Have you gone down and done the cat skiing at  Monarch or Silverton?  You are in a very good place for heli options.
post #20 of 22
Thread Starter 
No, I  have heard a lot about it though, that is if you are referring to getting out there via snow cat?
post #21 of 22
That would be the way.  From a price and convenience point of view the snow cat skiing in Colorado will give you good back country with a comfortable ride. 

You will:
not get the huge lines that the Mt. ranges in AK will give you.
not have to do cross-fit nearly as long to really enjoy it.
not get cabin fever waiting for the weather to clear.
not dent the credit card nearly as badly.
probably get better quality of snow in CO.

Am not trying to talk you or anyone else out of copter skiing.  It is an ultimate means of pursuing our sport.  Been there done that, and still dream about more, it is a very powerful experience.  You have some amazing alternatives in your own  neighborhood though.
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