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  1. 5 points
  2. 4 points
    I was able to get a few picks of Xwhaler and MrsWeatherman. What a great day. Perfect ending of the season !!!
  3. 4 points
    . Sent from my moto g(6) using Northeast Mountain Sports mobile app
  4. 3 points
    Most likely my last day. Been an awful spring but today was pretty awesome. Down to just Superstar unless you're fine with walking.
  5. 3 points
    Seventieth day today was a memorable one. Bagged out Friday due to rain, was awoken by the sound of sleet on the skylight around 6:00 today. By the time I checked outside it had changed to snow. Several inches had accumulated when I got to kbl around 8:00. Early runs on ovation were spectacular, not many pictures - only had a few hours and it was so good I didnt want to stop and get the phone out.
  6. 3 points
    Here are some more: Sent from my iPhone using Northeast Mountain Sports
  7. 2 points
    Holy carp! Sent from my Pixel 2 using Northeast Mountain Sports mobile app
  8. 2 points
    My daughter surprised me for Father’s Day, hit up Treehouse for me. Damn I like that stuff !!
  9. 2 points
    Fuck New Jersey
  10. 2 points
    Good day today, #47 for the daughter, #73 for the old guy
  11. 2 points
    I got my fat ass out for first ride last night in Andover. 5 miles. About a hour. Couple of climbs were tough and stopped. I did not feel to bad after but ass was sore.
  12. 2 points
    Made a call to catch the last week for The new six pack with Fcksummer. Snowdon was showing a lot debris. Peak was still in good shape. Double Dipper was awesome. Best runs were off Superstar chair though. A few woods runs. Fresh snow was sticky in them though.
  13. 2 points
    Daughter on the glacier today, superstar is in good shape but the rest is going fast
  14. 2 points
    Well the drive was long. Very long. Was it worth it? yes. Started my drive east of Cleveland at 4:30pm on Friday. Stopped driving at 2am. Slept in the back of the company mini van for 5 hours. In Marquette Mi in a Holiday inn parking lot. Got on the road after a starbucks stop at 7:15.pulled into the ski area at 9:20. Checked into the hostel and got dressed letting the snow soften up. At 10:30 got on the lift. The front was pretty melted out but the North backside had 2 feet of snow. Took 5 runs down through the haunted valley and then hit pirates cove and then one run down through the trees skiers left of the lift. That was scratchy but fun. Had a burger and 2 beers for lunch. Decided to hit the east side. Which parts were “closed” but were better than the front. The east lift was closed but they had a shuttle services from the road. Some runs need it even when that lift is running. Runs were steep in the bears den but were pretty flat through the upper parts of middle earth and outer limits. They get steeper near the bottom but were melted out. Here are the pictures. Sent from my iPhone using Northeast Mountain Sports
  15. 2 points
    Thoroughly enjoyed the season despite breaking a couple of ribs. Loads of good skiing, managed to hit a number of powder days, too. My best memory of 2018 would be in November after returning from flying from across the world, getting up at 5:30 am because I couldn't sleep due to time change, making a solid breakfast, and driving up to Wildcat on a whim for a powder day that I didn't even know had happened or was forecast.
  16. 2 points
    I think you hit it on the head with point #2. I've been noticing that as well. I'm sitting in my office mid-week seeing great conditions and then get that damn rain/thaw/freeze several times right before the weekend when I'm able to get up there. I feel like overall I skied less powder days (even mini powder days of just a quick couple inches overnight) this year compared to other years. Luckily I did get to ski a lot mid-week in December and of course I was able to take advantage of that epic 30" powder weekend in March. Point #2 is what prevents me from rating it higher than "Above average". On the plus side we weren't back to square one in late Feb like we were the prior couple seasons and I was able to ski glades far earlier and more consistently than other years (even after some of the freeze/thaws they still held up surprisingly well). However outside of that one big dump, March and April were somewhat disappointing compared to the past couple seasons (granted we really needed them the past couple seasons to avoid those seasons being a loss). Last year Castlerock made it to April 22 thanks to all the late season snow. This year it was done as of this past weekend even with the deep snow-pack we've had. I think that may also highlight the difference in snowpack between the upper and lower mountain however. Upper mountain still certainly seems deeper than normal meanwhile at the base it seems either close to normal or maybe even slightly below normal. Even this year in the spring it seems we're getting somewhat screwed many weekends either with rain and/or low clouds. Anyone that had a lot of flexibility absolutely could have rated this season as one of the best ever though and I could completely understand that. Some points further north may have also fared even better to allow that rating too (my personal rating is based primarily off the Sugarbush area). If I had to assign a grade, I'd probably put it in the B+ or maybe A- category. Eliminate those multiple late week thaw/freeze events though and it would have been at least an A if not A+.
  17. 2 points
    Above average for me. Probably 2nd best in the past 10 years (coming in behind 2010-2011). Part off that had to do with my light work schedule. That let me take advantage of some of the best days of the season which seemed to be mostly mid-week this year. I know from reading other reports and forums that there were 2 important attributes of this season that impacted whether you got the goods or not: 1) there was a big difference from North to South. Southern areas had a crappy year, while north had above average snowpack all season. 2) mid-week snow followed by weekend rain or cold. If you couldn't get out mid-week you may not have loved the season. I wrote some of these observations on another forum earlier in the season. I'll plagiarize myself: Some of the earliest openings ever for places like Wildcat etc. Got the season off to special start. Powder for Thanksgiving weekend brought some of the biggest opening weekend crowds I can recall. Powder continued till Dec 1st. Hardpack in most places throughout December, but N.VT getting refreshers all month. Despite the lack of snow, the base held up pretty well throughout December. So when the powder days started right back up at the beginning of 2019 everything became accessible very quickly. This continued to be a trend all season. We really kept a lot of snow and just continued to pile up. Tree skiing got difficult because you were up in the untrimmed branches. Sunday of MLK weekend was one of the busiest days I have ever seen at both Cannon and Loon. Pictures from around the internet showed absolutely insane lift lines at most New England ski areas. The timing of the well-forecasted storm on Sunday meant that it was easy for people to plan to come up for the weekend. Mid through late January was excellent. Several big storms on Wednesdays. Wednesday 1/9 was incredible with >14" at most areas. Wednesday 1/30 was one of the best powder days in memory across all of Northern New England. Feb wasn't amazing but there were some decent days. March 23rd was 20"-30" across Northern NH, VT, and ME. Absolutely bonkers powder day. Followed by bluebird Sunday on 3/24. Now we've finally managed to finally get a few spring days. I expect more considering how deep the base is still.
  18. 2 points
    Pretty great season for me, my work schedule coincided with the best condition and storm periods to be home for. All in all, I think I hit 6 powder days starting in October (if you can count high elevation, low angle natural terrain as an actual powder day) with the big Nov 27th Powder Day at SR that skied like the calendar read Feb 27th and several more in January and February. Only hit one weak powder day on our trip to Utah, but for me that seems the norm when we head out west. Still a ton of skiing to go for me, Mammoth next week, then Killington til its gone. Wife wants to head back to CA, either Squaw or Mammoth for some July 4th turns since both say they will be open through to then at least so we can say we skied it then! Love her!
  19. 2 points
    Absolutely awesome ski wknd. I happily ended my season on Saturday with a bunch of friends, amazing conditions, warm weather and cold beer. Huge thanks to@Weatherman for hosting us. Here are some pics Sent from my moto g(6) using Northeast Mountain Sports mobile app
  20. 1 point
    We started house renovations when we got back from Stowe, so I've only been out once since then Good news is I went from this $h!t: To this: All the major work should be done tomorrow, so hopefully back to riding this weekend. And I did get to see Phish last weekend!
  21. 1 point
    I was on shutdwon last week too. I only got 21 miles in with company in town though. I have 15 miles so far this week after work. I hope for another 7-8 tonight.
  22. 1 point
    Had to do some fishing for work last week. We were targeting little white perch (~6"). Instead we landed a couple of monsters! First time I've even been fishing and caught something ~600x bigger than I hoped.
  23. 1 point
    Someone sent me this by mistake. Any guesses at how good the beer is. I guess he other person home brews
  24. 1 point
    Finally got up to Kingdom Trails for the first time of the season on Saturday. The weather was about as perfect as it gets: 55-65 degrees, light breeze, no humidity, not a cloud in the sky. The trails were almost as perfect. They still have a couple of trails closed for wet conditions (only about 5%) which is pretty impressive considering the winter and spring they had. It's a good testament to how well managed the place is that they keep people off trails rather than letting them get trashed. We typically ride KT on Sunday mornings, so being there midday on Saturday was a different world in terms of crowds. Tons of people in the parking lots and in town. But we never felt crowded on the trails. We did about 14 miles with a lot of climbing and felt great! We were pretty worked over the next morning, but really couldn't get enough. So we headed back over for a shorter ride on Sunday morning. Also have been wanting to check out some of the more northerly trail sections. Trails like Coronary and Coronary Bypass are more of the same great flowy, bermed single track descents and nice switchbacky climbs Did another ride on my local trails Monday morning. I was really missing all of that expert trail building and maintenance!
  25. 1 point
    Killington is offering $20 tickets on Saturday to celebrate their 200th day. A good deal for anyone looking to get in one more day.
  26. 1 point
    Havasu Creek. About a 4 hour hike and total to Lower Beaver Falls which is not pictured. This was the beginning of the hike, the crystal blue water only exists in this Creek and in the Little Colorado River (LCR). The Colorado River was green and clean the whole time!
  27. 1 point
    Took some time to head up Monadnock this past weekend. Never been, but thats one heck of a tough hike! Looking forwards to more of them in the future. It was a very strong, incredibly summit!! Saw a cool tree, too. Also sherpa'd up obligatory beers.
  28. 1 point
    I live here and still agree with this!
  29. 1 point
    I've got a 2016 Stumpjumper FSR Comp. I bought it new in late 2015. I've got about 950 total miles on it sofar. (I keep a spreadsheet of all my rides.) 1. The rebound damping on the rear shock is dead, for the 2nd time. By "dead" I mean zero rebound damping. Suspension bounces like a pogo unless I set the compression damping to "stiff". The first time it broke was at ~650 miles. It broke right at the end of a day of DH at Highland so I decided it was partially my fault (beating on the bike a bit too much). I got the shock repaired in late 2017. It worked fine through last season but then on my first ride this season the rebound damping died again, this time after only ~300 miles. I'm going to ask the company that did the repair if they'll warranty their work, since the shock was supposed to have been fixed, and 300 miles is waaaay too soon for it to die again. I suspect they'll decline but it's worth asking anyway. But assuming they wont repair it again for free, what do people think I should do with the shock. Pay to fix it again (probably another $150) or buy a new shock? The fact that it died the first time after only 650 miles makes me wonder if it was defective from the start, but there's no way to prove that at this point. 2. Second question. Last fall I had the main drivetrain parts replaced (chainring, cassette and chain but not derailleur) because the gears were badly worn. (Interestingly the shifting was great, but my LBS was convinced things would gt bad really soon. So I replaced the parts...) I had been running a ghetto 1x setup for most of the bike's life, which means I replaced the original front shifting (2x system) parts with a single 28T oval ring but kept the original cassette (SRAM PG 1030 11-36, 10 speed). The new parts are similar but not identical: Shimano SLX HG81 11-36, 10 spd cassette and I went down to a 26T ring on the front because I thought I was over-using the 28,32,36 cogs on the cassette with the 28T. Now with the new parts, the shifting is worse. With the old parts, shifting was always smooth and quiet, even mashing shifts mid-climb. With the new parts, shifting is ok when there's no load but shifts under load are always noisy (crunchy) and often it feels like the cranks will free spin for a quarter to half turn in between gears before catching. Ive taken it back twice for adjustments and the shop claims it's as good as they can get it, but they can't explain why that shifting behavior could occur. Any ideas here? The Shimano cassette is supposed to be comparable grade to the SRAM 1030 so I dont see how that could be the problem. (Though I am somewhat tempted to slap a new SRAM cassette on there to compare since the chain and front ring are still essentially new.) But I'm Stumped (sorry!) here. What do ppl think?
  30. 1 point
    Belfast was nice. Good advice their. Yesterday when we walked around the town they were having a Ukulele festival, which was strange but funny. The area is beautiful, but I don’t think I will be back being so far from me.
  31. 1 point
    1. At the Grand Canyon 2. View from Grand Canyon rim trail of Mt Humphries, highest pt in AZ, 12,600'. 3. I hiked a few hundred vertical feet down the canyon on Bright Angel trail.
  32. 1 point
    View out window of our cabin on May 24, 2019.
  33. 1 point
    I have some used snowboards if he wants to diversify. This is a coffee table I did a few years ago.
  34. 1 point
    First day on dirt! Made it over to Highland today. Big crowds and lots of mud but had a blast. Sent from my Pixel 2 using Northeast Mountain Sports mobile app
  35. 1 point
    Will be tough, but I'm in already for the K Triathlon Saturday (assuming they don't postpone it due to too wet trails for MTN biking) and SR on Sunday (have to do so e stuff at condo and I was a complainer when they were going to chop that weekend. Feel I have to show up regardless of wx now). Will suck after 4 unreal spring days at Mammoth this week.
  36. 1 point
    We have a place in Lisbon, which is a 2 1/4 hour drive from home on Friday night. Then we drive about an hour from there to Wildcat on Saturday. And since we don't have Peak passes, it's $156 for our family of 5 to ski (little one is still free). I'm leaning toward no, as we have stuff we could (and probably should) do at home, but I really want 1 more day of skiing!
  37. 1 point
    I got lift tower spooge on my coat literally the day after I read this and responded as such. Andy's post about tree bark reminded me of this one so I thought I'd share. Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Northeast Mountain Sports mobile app
  38. 1 point
    That entire article was douche level 12!! But this one was especially clueless. There is freaking dirt everywhere in snow! And I have never gone through a season without at least 2 major grease-from-lift-tower incidents.
  39. 1 point
    Looks pretty cool. Would love to try those woods.
  40. 1 point
    ^ Thanks for sharing! Thats a really interesting reflection on a lot of points. Hope your next season is even better with some summer conditioning.
  41. 1 point
    You are hardcore ST!
  42. 1 point
    Good season for me, have about 40 ski days and hope to get 10-15 more before driving back east in May, but... This might be an opportunity to clear my chest about a few things on the more challenging side of a season spent in the west. I retired in Feb and immediately drove west for a three month stay. Had only 4 ski days back east by President's Day. I was in lousy shape and suffered a lot of aches and pains trying to ski myself into shape in my mid-60s. It's been great and super snowy, but doing much of my skiing on storm days at Snowbird was a harsh training ground. Between the challenging terrain there, frequent low-viz conditions, and aggressive type of skiers on the mtn, I often felt like I should "get out of the way old man." It's mostly me and my inabilities to blame, but also I think I need some new skis. One wimpy 80mm ski and one old 106mm ski isn't cutting it. Now I know why my son and other serious skiers out here have quivers of a half dozen skis or more. Now that spring has finally come the soft snow conditions on the groomers are comforting, but I can't forget how punishing the off-piste storm skiing was on my body last month. I rode a chair yesterday with a Utah veteran and told him some of this. He was encouraging and said it could take a few years to learn the mtn, the snow conditions, and environment so that you ski Snowbird efficiently and know best places to ski on different types of days. This includes knowing where the best snow is, dressing right, picking the best skis for the day, exerting energy when necessary, conserving when not, etc. And of course, building fitness gradually rather than intensely after sitting in an office cubicle the first half of the winter. I'm used to skiing in 50 yrd bursts, out here they ski in 500 yrd bursts. I'm used to lots of quick turns, out here fewer turns and high speeds. I'm used to elevation 2000 to 3000', out here it's 8000 to 12500' 🙂 I'm doing a lot of home improvement projects too so my rest days have not exactly been rest days. It's also been challenging to stay harmonious with my non-skiing wife who is accompanying me. She's the lead on a lot of home improvement stuff and I'm the laborer. We've done some fun non-ski and non-home improvement things together, but not enough. Snowbird on mid-winter snow days is crazy. Big traffic issues getting up the canyon and lots of competition for the goods on the hill. I took an early April trip to Telluride and Crested Butte and one of the things I most enjoyed about both places was the small crowds. Some of my most fun days in Utah have been when I connected and skied with visiting friends. But I don't really have any local friends to hang out with. I expect to spend a lot of time out here next winter too, so maybe that will develop. Even a winter in paradise has its challenges 🙂
  43. 1 point
    next batch of photos from Alta, UT 4/17
  44. 1 point
    I had a above average year. I was out of work Jan through mid-March. i had a season pass to Cannon and got my use of it weekdays but also many good weekend days. Only 2 days at Cannon that weren't great. Had 2 other days that weren't great either at Smuggs and Stowe. Had a great early day at Magic and one at Wildcat. Killington Early season was okay.
  45. 1 point
    Sunday River is also weekends only now
  46. 1 point
    Sadly this thread got no traction in 18/19. I kinda forgot about it too. We’ll try better next year. Slim pickings for me anyway this season 14 days. Almost all good days tho many turns with the usual Wa friendly crew. Time for golf and tennis and paddling around local RI surf spots soon. Y’all have a great off season!
  47. 1 point
    It is usually 9:00 late season but Leo will let you load when patrol gives him the thumbs up. Often 10 - 15 mins before official opening. Nothing better than first chair to lynx.
  48. 1 point
    Looking forwards to the weekend!!
  49. 1 point
    Did I mention in this thread... Moat Scottie's will be on tap at the house.
  50. 1 point
    Don't piss off JimG.

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