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post #31 of 41

You can always use one of those 'leave a ski - take a ski' racks they have all over the place.

post #32 of 41

They can of course make suggestions to you, so stop on a slope and ask "might I suggest a Kastle 78 for this run sir?"

post #33 of 41

When I visited England and Scotland, I hauled a full-size umbrella around for 2 weeks, and it didn't rain once.Thus, I say take the carvers on the theory that if you leave them at home, you'll need them; if you really want it to snow a lot, leave your bigger skis at home, too.

 

post #34 of 41

I'm not superstitious, I think it's bad luck.

post #35 of 41
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When I visited England and Scotland, I hauled a full-size umbrella around for 2 weeks, and it didn't rain once.Thus, I say take the carvers on the theory that if you leave them at home, you'll need them; if you really want it to snow a lot, leave your bigger skis at home, too.

 


To follow that to its logical conclusion, there will no doubt be historic snow if I just cancel the trip. Why do we skiers torture ourselves like this?
 

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When I visited England and Scotland, I hauled a full-size umbrella around for 2 weeks, and it didn't rain once.Thus, I say take the carvers on the theory that if you leave them at home, you'll need them; if you really want it to snow a lot, leave your bigger skis at home, too.

 


To follow that to its logical conclusion, there will no doubt be historic snow if I just cancel the trip. Why do we skiers torture ourselves like this?
 



Brilliant! (Because I'll still be here. I'll send you a thank you note.)

post #37 of 41

Better to ski powder on carvers than to ski hardpack of bumps on 90+.. Just my .02.  Bring both or just carvers and rent demos for a long trip.  Fatties (and rentals if you get skunked) for a short trip.

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Pack those carvers.  I'll be in Vail in mid-Feb and I am the KOD when it comes to new snow.   devil.gif



Crystal, you know it is rather nice in Utah that time of year as well.....wink.gif



Hmm, yes.. February 2009, I went to Utah and it practically did not snow at all for 2 weeks!!!

 

We alternate years between the US and Europe, has anyone noticed that Europe is getting hammered this season, strange coincidence.

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Pack those carvers.  I'll be in Vail in mid-Feb and I am the KOD when it comes to new snow.   devil.gif



Crystal, you know it is rather nice in Utah that time of year as well.....wink.gif



Hmm, yes.. February 2009, I went to Utah and it practically did not snow at all for 2 weeks!!!

 

We alternate years between the US and Europe, has anyone noticed that Europe is getting hammered this season, strange coincidence.



So that was you, Crystal. I was at in Park City at that time - my first trip to Utah. While I expected pow up to my neck, what I got were condtitions more like late season, thin snow skiing in Maine. Now I know why nonono2.gif

post #40 of 41

I was also Utah snow disappointed in March of 09. Hadn't snowed in over a week at Alta. Lot's of wind scoured the slopes down to boilerplate. Left Monday March 23 and it snowed everyday for a two week stretch with a total accumulation of  over 175 inches. Timing is everything when we venture west. I was just surprised how bad the snow turned at Alta. In addition to the wind there was freeze - thaw cycle going on as well. It can happen but fortunately out there not that frequently. And it was corrected with the ample snow that fell afterwards.

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I was also Utah snow disappointed in March of 09. Hadn't snowed in over a week at Alta. Lot's of wind scoured the slopes down to boilerplate. Left Monday March 23 and it snowed everyday for a two week stretch with a total accumulation of  over 175 inches. Timing is everything when we venture west. I was just surprised how bad the snow turned at Alta. In addition to the wind there was freeze - thaw cycle going on as well. It can happen but fortunately out there not that frequently. And it was corrected with the ample snow that fell afterwards.


My condolences.

Actually, the best conditions I had were in the Daly Bowls/Chutes at Deer Valley. That was some pretty epic terrain, at least for me. It is the closest I have ever come to a no fall zone (people went all the way down), and it require a drop in as well.

David
 

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