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Check mailed,  Start Haus, Philpug gave me a great deal.

 

Rossignol  S7  skis, bindings etc.  188  See I can follow advice from all of you.   Won't tell you where I had them mounted but it is somewhere between Zero and Plus 3.  Read all the stuff here and 5 pages on TGR so pulled a compromise between everyone's input which spread the gamut.

 

Now all I have to do is carry them up to the top of this hill and enjoy the ride down.

 

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Gotta climb up the ridge on the left, no lifts.

post #2 of 25

I bet you 16 to 1, you fall before you reach the bottom...

 

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Originally Posted by Pete No. Idaho View Post

 

Now all I have to do is carry them up to the top of this hill and enjoy the ride down.

 

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Gotta climb up the ridge on the left, no lifts.

post #3 of 25

Awesome! Congrats!

 

Should be a great winter to have some S7's. I hope there is enough snow at the bottom of the Jackass chair this year. That traverse from the backside to midway is kinda a pain.

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Awesome! Congrats!

 

Should be a great winter to have some S7's. I hope there is enough snow at the bottom of the Jackass chair this year. That traverse from the backside to midway is kinda a pain.


But Assay Road is all kinds of fun when it's fast and open! 
 

post #5 of 25

You are going to need those S7s' for more places than that Pete.  There are a couple of bumps farther north waiting for you this winter too. 

 

Great buy!

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Originally Posted by spknmike View Post

Awesome! Congrats!

 

Should be a great winter to have some S7's. I hope there is enough snow at the bottom of the Jackass chair this year. That traverse from the backside to midway is kinda a pain.



 Certainly agree on that one.   I was traversing out last winter and got about half way across and their was two skiers lounging just off trail.   Stopped and talked to them and they were both from Iowa - go figure.  Their main comment repeated a few times, " Boy it is nice to ski a real mountain". Small world.   Later in the day showed them South of the Border since I didn't think they'd be hammering my powder real often.

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But Assay Road is all kinds of fun when it's fast and open! 
 


Sure is !  If Trekchick reads this she may have a comment about me schussing through the woods.
 

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You are going to need those S7s' for more places than that Pete.  There are a couple of bumps farther north waiting for you this winter too. 

 

Great buy!



     I guess in September it is ok to think of powder turns;   1) Whitewater   2) the steeps and trees at Red   3) cat skiing out of Nelso   4) Kicking Horses great steep and deep.

 

     AS IF I NEEDED MORE STOKE.   Think I am bad now wait till I get them.

post #9 of 25
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Originally Posted by Pete No. Idaho View Post





 Later in the day showed them South of the Border since I didn't think they'd be hammering my powder real often.


Show me this winter?  I haven't tried it yet, since I'm not quite sure where it's going to spit me out. Did you have a ride at the bottom?

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Show me this winter?  I haven't tried it yet, since I'm not quite sure where it's going to spit me out. Did you have a ride at the bottom?



Gary wasn't there with his snowmobile so, take a left turn at the 2nd rope and back to chair 2

post #11 of 25

Pete -

 

Now that you finally have a ski that can handle the slopes in SW Montana are you finally going to do a road trip to these parts?

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Pete -

 

Now that you finally have a ski that can handle the slopes in SW Montana are you finally going to do a road trip to these parts?


Maybe, I'm open to just about anything.  Definitely want to do Red, Whitewater, Nelson Cat Skiing, Kicking Horse and maybe stop at Panorama and do Taynton Bowl for a day. Here on the 9th of September Ican do anything but being the realist that I am - well we'll see sure like to.
 

post #13 of 25

Skis will be shipped once SJ and I properly test them with a couple of days on snow. We just need your CC number to secure the helicopter. 

post #14 of 25

Congrats on the purchase.  I got a knock on the door yesterday with a box about 181 cm long, gave the Fedex guy a high five.  Let it snow!!!

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Skis will be shipped once SJ and I properly test them with a couple of days on snow. We just need your CC number to secure the helicopter. 


NO proglem tell SJ I am mailing the actually card down Fedex priority overnight and I sent it an hour ago.   Run out to the helipad and wait for it, just heard the Fedex jet going South.  Get out there NOW or you may miss it coming in.
 

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post #17 of 25
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Congrats on the purchase.  I got a knock on the door yesterday with a box about 181 cm long, gave the Fedex guy a high five.  Let it snow!!!



Thanks Chris, can't wait for box, hoping early November we'll be making some turns up on Lookout Pass. 

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Well I just opened the box from the Start Haus and guess what - A brand new pair of Rossi S7 ski's -   drats makes waiting for snow even harder now.   Clicked in on the carpet and they absolutely skied great in the living room.  Didn't make too many turns as couldn't decide on wax for carpet.  Next step out into the ski garage and base prep and base wax prep.  Cool skis-can't wait.

post #19 of 25
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Originally Posted by Pete No. Idaho View Post

Well I just opened the box from the Start Haus and guess what - A brand new pair of Rossi S7 ski's -   drats makes waiting for snow even harder now.   Clicked in on the carpet and they absolutely skied great in the living room.  Didn't make too many turns as couldn't decide on wax for carpet.  Next step out into the ski garage and base prep and base wax prep.  Cool skis-can't wait.


Enjoy...but the above statement could be taken a couple of ways....

post #20 of 25
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No problem Philpug -  doesn't everyone wax their carpet ?

post #21 of 25
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Pete -

 

Now that you finally have a ski that can handle the slopes in SW Montana are you finally going to do a road trip to these parts?


Yeah, Pete's got skis suitable for trees at The Bowl. Last season suddenly S7s a became very common sight here.

 

Once again, I suggest that you guys should come pay me a visit, we'll probably have snow this year and everything.

post #22 of 25

Looks like I'm also getting the 188 S7 this year.  I'd love to come ski Look Out Pass or Silver if I could find time.  Go La Nina!   

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Yeah, Pete's got skis suitable for trees at The Bowl. Last season suddenly S7s a became very common sight here.

 

Once again, I suggest that you guys should come pay me a visit, we'll probably have snow this year and everything.


VA, will try to join you this year.


 

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Looks like I'm also getting the 188 S7 this year.  I'd love to come ski Look Out Pass or Silver if I could find time.  Go La Nina!   



After  JH we would seem pretty tame.  Do get good snow at times though. Be happy to show you the Silver stashes.

post #24 of 25

My father in law owns a few houses in Kellog and I have always been interested in Silver Mountain.  Even before I met my wife.  I have driven past Look Out Pass and met a few patrollers from there at some avalanche training I attended years ago who talked it up pretty good.  I also like to meet and ski with other bears.  It really comes down to time and money.  I'd truely like to ski everywhere!

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My father in law owns a few houses in Kellog and I have always been interested in Silver Mountain.  Even before I met my wife.  I have driven past Look Out Pass and met a few patrollers from there at some avalanche training I attended years ago who talked it up pretty good.  I also like to meet and ski with other bears.  It really comes down to time and money.  I'd truely like to ski everywhere!



Anytime, can show you the best part of Silver, know pretty well.  You're always welcome.

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