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  2. ABV

    Ski widths

    Id agree also, Im right in that spot with a 97 and 106 that are my most frequently used skis !
  3. JimK

    Westward Ho by Jim K.

    2/21/19, I skied Crested Butte for the first time ever on 2/20 and 21. It's a super beautiful part of Colorado with fantastic terrain and a cool vibe. Really liked this mtn, might have to go back again later this winter. Heading further west tomorrow. CB base area. Took about five early runs with friendly Jerry on 2/20. I met him on my first lift ride. He was quite a bit senior to me and skied nicely. Has owned a home in CB for 24 yrs. Jerry cruising Paradise Bowl with North Face T-bar in background. CB Peak, elev 12,162', inbounds ski trails run down those gullies to right. This is the top of the Headwall area served by the High Lift t-bar, the t-bars serve some bodacious terrain and they are having a good snow year, so it's all open. View of the edge of Headwall Glades. This is up on Headwall too, Rabbit Ears spine. Looking up at Rabbit Ears. This helpful local showed me the route I never would have found myself. CB has terrain you must be very careful on. View of Headwall area from Paradise Bowl, Rabbit Ears formation is upper left center. They are having the Prater Cup junior (under age 14) ski races this week on International trail. Good stuff. Double Top glades off East River chair. 2/21 got very sunny and pretty in the afternoon. They save one of the best views for the beginner area. Lovely part of CO, feels remote.
  4. cdskier

    Ski widths

    Agreed on both counts. Perhaps I'm too sheltered in the East Coast, but I didn't even realize there were skis out there with 140mm+ waists. It doesn't help that I dropped my subscriptions to the various ski magazines years ago either and don't pay a ton of attention to all the new models coming out every year.
  5. Starting to feel like I'm getting sick and not thrilled about the prospect of that along with a 5 hour drive each way by myself to Sugarbush this weekend. Add in some uncertainty with the weather for Sunday and I'm not sure yet what I'm doing. I'll see how I feel in the morning. May rest this weekend and then start taking some Fridays off work to do a few long weekends in March/April to make up for it.
  6. Cannonballer

    Ski widths

    As usual the headline and the story are out of sync. But it's still an Ok read. Headline: "Skinny skis are back" https://www.rei.com/blog/snowsports/skinny-skis-are-back Actual story: “I feel like the industry has found the sweet spot, which is somewhere in the 85mm–105mm underfoot range,” I agree with that as the sweet spot. I don't consider that to be skinny.
  7. Cannonballer

    Roll Call February 22-24

    Coming off 9 days straight at Loon and Cannon. Friday is a "day off" to go to work. Planning on Cannon Saturday and Sunday. Conditions are pretty great in northern NH right now. Little refreshers every few days have helped keep things fun and in good shape. I'd think any place in the Whites should be a ton of fun this weekend.
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  9. Benski

    Ryan's Beer Thread

    Greek Peak uses old skies to serve flights of Beer. Pretty cool. Though we decided to play the lottery with what beers to get.
  10. Friday - Cannon or Wildcat Saturday -Cannon Sunday not sure....weather dependent !
  11. Smellytele

    Roll Call February 22-24

    Friday - Cannon Saturday - Cannon Monday - Waterville
  12. Smellytele

    Roll Call February 22-24

    Missed race night last night. My 89 year old uncle, who skied until he was 85, passed away and his wake was last night. i last saw him 3 weeks ago at Cannon with my cousin. He would go and hang in the lodge as my cousin skied. My cousin who is retired skis 5 days a week at Cannon. I should have known something was up when I didn't see them there last Wednesday. I last skied with him 6 years ago at Burke. He was with his ski club and I was up there with my family. Took a few runs with him and then met him in the bar where he was downing Manhattans like he was a member of the Rat Pack.
  13. Probably Sugarloaf Sat and Sun. Waiting to see what's happening Sunday before actually going though.
  14. Possibly Song mountain Friday. Saturday; Hunt Hallow private Ckub Sunday Greek Peak.
  15. Tonight, sat and Sunday at Shawnee Peak. Local weather report for Sunday looking better. Snow till 1 and then rain snow mix.
  16. 2/20/19 Westward Ho. I've started another long western ski trip. This time, if all goes as planned, I won't return home until grass mowing season. My wife and I drove out from the East a few days ago. Luvin' the Beavers at Arapahoe Basin: the first place I skied on the trip was a three hour session at Arapahoe Basin on 2/19/19. I only had a few hours before moving on and my express goal was to ski the new Beavers Lift with its 1501' vertical. I spent my entire time skiing the terrain served by this lift (about 8 or 9 runs, I'm slow) and it's a fantastic addition to the ski area. I already love A-Basin, but it's always been a tough place to visit on a cloudy, low visibility day. Which is exactly what yesterday was. But the tree lined groomers and extensive/varied glades of the Beavers is the perfect solution for that kind of day. All the terrain in the Beavers is dark blue or single to double black diamond. I did not ski the adjacent and also new Steep Gullies area because it is extreme tree skiing terrain and requires a long hike out and I'm an old guy on my first day at altitude. Here are a few pictures which I hope will convey some of the super nice tree skiing in the Beavers. A-Basin base lodge, it was a cloudy day with poor visibility on the wide open terrain. The open bowls near the top of the ski area around the Lenawee mtn chair were pretty tough, not quite white out, but close. And not so fun to ski as a result. I made an immediate beeline to The Beavers terrain pod. It starts out above treeline for a few hundred vertical. This is the upper lift line, great snow and good skiing down this and on either side. There are only really two groomers back here. This is Loafer to the lookers right or skier's left of the chair line. That pitch under the chair is real steep and so is that part of the groomer where the lone skier is. This is Davis to skier's right of the lift line. Both runs turn very dark blue for the last 500' of vert. You can see very friendly glades all around. Moi above a very aptly named glade. There is a lot of nicely spaced tree skiing and fair amount of it is only single black pitch. This glade to the right and lower on the hill is steeper and is called Baily Bros Bailey Bros again. Real pretty back here. Changing subject, This is where I skied today, guess where. I'll try to make periodic posts here. Love the easy way you can post photos on this site! Thanks!
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  18. Tonight/Wednesday: Crotched (ARL) Saturday: Ragged Sunday: TBD (wx looks very wet)
  19. cdskier

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  20. Smellytele

    Ryan's Beer Thread

    Well last Friday I made a pilgrimage to Treehouse. Waited my 1 and 1/2 hours to get my $100 case of beer. I got 6 different kinds. Haze, Julius. Jjjuliusss, Super Sap, Bright and Doppleganger. Only had the Haze and Julius so far. Both great - liked Haze a little more.
  21. frapcap

    Wildcat 2/16-17

    Pretty outstanding conditions all weekend. There was a crowd due to school vacation week, but nothing like what you'd see in VT or Attitash. Maybe a 10 minute wait before noon. Arrived early, skied hard and spent most of Saturday in the trees under insanely clear skies and no wind. Did a few laps in the T Brook, Roost, Bonus woods, and Schuss trees. All were full of snow and amazing. The natural trails were very good as well. Made a few new friends on the lift and showed them around the mountain- they were pretty thrilled. Sunday we lapped the triple due to half the chairs being put on the quad and running on what seems like diesel power for some reason. More time in the woods and on the natural runs. Took a lap or two in the Elevator Shaft (a pleasant surprise) and Wild Kitten trees.
  22. Jully

    Crotched 2/18

    That's great that the woods are skiing better. I was there Saturday afternoon and it was rough anywhere that was not solstice trail. Frozen toothpaste and sheet ice over any rock.
  23. SkiBearded!

    Whaleback 2/16

    Up at Whaleback yesterday to judge the IFSA jr freeride comp. My son was in the comp and did fairly well despite middle of the night throwing up. Kids was a trooper, skiing all day. I did get out for some runs later in the day. Cover wasn’t great but the skiing was fun. Great little mountain with lots of character. Jawbone. Blowhole. Beluga. Sent from my iPhone using Northeast Mountain Sports
  24. thebigo

    Crotched 2/18

    Yeah, thought it was one of the better days this year. Woods off super nova that the kids call Sputnik were run of the day, solstice was well covered but very firm underneath, t bar line also well covered but the tree across the exit needs to be removed this summer. Gave little dipper a shot but ended up removing skis and hiking out at the stone wall. Did not try the forest or ledges but there were tracks in both. Saw one brave person in kuiper, needs about three more feet of snow.
  25. Infinite Dreams

    Crotched 2/18

    Had a great 5 hours at the Crotch today with the family. Didn't want to deal with the madness that is Vermont skiing on a Holiday so we decided to go to the hill less skied. I found fantastic coverage on everything except Jupiter's Storm (didn't ski it). Snowed the entire time we were there and they got around 2-3". Very edgable. Sorry but no pics. Even had a@Weatherman sighting in the bathroom as I was leaving. Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Northeast Mountain Sports mobile app
  26. Infinite Dreams

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  27. fcksummer

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