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post #31 of 53
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I've skied 2000+ foot vertical with no problem (carving the whole length without stopping). However the base lodge at the Utah resorts is 3-4 k feet higher than I have ever been at other than in a plane. So I do not know if I have a sensitivity to altitude.

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You are going to Utah, not summit county Colorado, a big difference in altitude,, this is a huge generalization---but base lodge elevations in CO are just about at summits elevations in the SLC  area, so  assuming relatively good health and no unusual sensitivity to altitude in general, you really should not have big problems in the SLC area.  

 

Now, average trail length and vertical might kick you in the behind
 


 
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Ahem!!!


 



GMTA!!

LOL..soooorry. 
 

post #33 of 53
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I've skied 2000+ foot vertical with no problem (carving the whole length without stopping). However the base lodge at the Utah resorts is 3-4 k feet higher than I have ever been at other than in a plane. So I do not know if I have a sensitivity to altitude.


 

You will need to stay hydrated and take some altitude precautions, but not to the extent that you would if you were going to Summit county Colorado
 

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I've skied 2000+ foot vertical with no problem (carving the whole length without stopping). However the base lodge at the Utah resorts is 3-4 k feet higher than I have ever been at other than in a plane. So I do not know if I have a sensitivity to altitude.


 


 

Flying down cruisers in long efficent carved turns it one thing. Skiing steep, (maybe) tech lines off trail with (maybe) variable snow is something else.

 

You might want to use different techniques (not fully carved turns) to deal with the various snow conditiosn and terrain opitons that you find off trail. I tend to use a blended short to medium radius turn when its a bit steeper off trail, but I don't really have a strong technical background.

post #35 of 53

if you ski for one week a year, rent.

 

Rent:

1) @ $100 for the week

2) you are always on new gear

3) you always on the best gear for the current conditions

4) only have to carry your boot bag during travel :)

 

 

Own
1) $1000 dollars for skis & bindings

2) need to tune

3) skis get old

4) worry about skis making it to your destination

5) carry skis through airport

 

Full disclosure:

I happily carry my skis to the airport and they've always made it to my destination.

 

post #36 of 53
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Full disclosure:

I happily carry my skis to the airport and they've always made it to my destination.

 


Me too.....I think that the risk is well worth having my own gear!  Plus you aren't having to wait in a rental line at all...or having to package your skis in a box.  I also pack my ski clothes along with the skis....I suppose if the ski bag were to go missing I would have to ski in the nude!  Eeek....just kidding.  I actually pack two seperate set of ski clothes just in case!  So the long and the short of it is....its a matter of personal preference.  I take one set of "all-mountain" skis when I travel via air and have not had a need for renting a "fatty" ski. 

post #37 of 53

I had an airline lose my skis for a day (2 pair in one bag).  I filed a lost bag claim.  They said they would let me know when they turned u and to check back and file for a settlement if they weren' wound within a week.  They showed up on my front porch three days later. No call, no knock on the door, just opened the door and there was my ski bag.

post #38 of 53

Ain't suggestions wonderful, there are many good ones.

Here are 10 Iffy ones.

Take your Crossfires on the plane with you!

If they don't arrive there, rent w/ option to buy.

If you hit a good day (big dump, 24"+) and can't ski the Crossfires, Rent wider, doesn't guarantee a thing.

If you are like many first timers to Utah, unless you have a guide, you will not venture BC.

If you find the marked trails to few, short or mundane for your skiing, you are an elite skier, not an expert.

If you don't have fun skiing in Utah, you are not a skier.

If you just ski just one area, you'll miss a chance to ski something different.

If you take the first day to acclimate to the altitude, and stay hydrated, AMS will not be a problem.

If you party all night the first night there, AMS might be a problem, but the headache, the following day, will be a problem.

If you do decide to venture BC use powder cords on your ski's.

If inbounds, short, deep pow, stash's in are too much for your ability and Crossfires, don't go BC, to look for more difficult skiing.

post #39 of 53

Criminy, I have never seen one person make so much of a deal out of one ski trip. Six months ahead and it's threads on where should I go, what skis do I need, who has the best airline food, who will take of mee!!!!!

 

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Criminy, I have never seen one person make so much of a deal out of one ski trip. Six months ahead and it's threads on where should I go, what skis do I need, who has the best airline food, who will take of mee!!!!!

 


Its summer and this is much better use of the time pining away for ski season than fighting, eh?

 

post #41 of 53
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Criminy, I have never seen one person make so much of a deal out of one ski trip. Six months ahead and it's threads on where should I go, what skis do I need, who has the best airline food, who will take of mee!!!!!

 


I'm anal about planning ahead.  If you think this is bad you should see the trip I'm planning to Costa Rica 14 months out. 

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Its summer and this is much better use of the time pining away for ski season than fighting, eh?

 



Or bumping all the helmet threads!

post #43 of 53
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I'm anal about planning ahead.  If you think this is bad you should see the trip I'm planning to Costa Rica 14 months out. 


I can't travel with people like that. When I flew to Europe last season, I booked one night lodging, so I wouldn't have to hassle too much the first day. Beyond that, I want the flexibility of going where the snow is.

post #44 of 53
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Its summer and this is much better use of the time pining away for ski season than fighting, eh?

 


I'll give you that.

 

I'm thinking about skiing tomorrow. It's summer and I have been slacking off. Haven't skied since 2 weeks ago.

post #45 of 53
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I can't travel with people like that. When I flew to Europe last season, I booked one night lodging, so I wouldn't have to hassle too much the first day. Beyond that, I want the flexibility of going where the snow is.


I take spontaneous trips too, but the one to Utah is with family so not as much flexibility and the one to Costa Rica is a 6-12 week excursion requiring renting an apartment and such.

post #46 of 53
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I'll give you that.

 

I'm thinking about skiing tomorrow. It's summer and I have been slacking off. Haven't skied since 2 weeks ago.


C'mon man, you're killin' me!!!

post #47 of 53
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Or bumping all the helmet threads!


If you do, I'll use all of my personal restraint to NOT abuse my mod powers to ban you!

post #48 of 53
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who has the best airline food

 


Airlines still have food???  Who are you flying with? 

post #49 of 53

Southwest give you a very small bag of peanuts :-) , The last time I flew Southwest, I got 4 nuts in my bag, but they were whole nuts, not half's. But they gave me a small cup of soft drink to was them down.

post #50 of 53
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Southwest give you a very small bag of peanuts :-) , The last time I flew Southwest, I got 4 nuts in my bag, but they were whole nuts, not half's. But they gave me a small cup of soft drink to was them down.


Sweet they're going to feed me on the flight!

post #51 of 53

No more free peanuts on planes.  They're talking about also banning people from bringing their own peanuts because of people with severe peanut allergies can be adversely affected when someone opens a bag on a plane.

 

http://travel.usatoday.com/flights/post/2010/06/will-uncle-sam-ban-peanuts-from-airline-flights-/95355/1

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No more free peanuts on planes.  They're talking about also banning people from bringing their own peanuts because of people with severe peanut allergies can be adversely affected when someone opens a bag on a plane.

 

http://travel.usatoday.com/flights/post/2010/06/will-uncle-sam-ban-peanuts-from-airline-flights-/95355/1


peanut allegies a case for letting kids play in the dirt.

post #53 of 53

Heh, there was a time, not too ling ago, where a the 74mm waisted Crossfire WAS a wide ski. 

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