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  1. Rules: Predict storm total at your home resort. Go- Cannon- 15
  2. 2 buried and pulled out. In bounds.
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    Taos Avalanche

    One casualty. https://taosnews.com/stories/avalanche-buries-multiple-people-on-kachina-peak,54548 "According to a press release from the ski resort, which is one of the largest in Northern New Mexico, an "inbounds avalanche" occurred in chute "K3" just before noon, burying the two skiers near the 12,481-foot peak. The Kachina Peak Ski Valley lift, which provides easy access to expert terrain at the mountain's peak, opened this season on Jan. 15. It was built in 2015, providing access to sections of the mountain which were previously only accessible on foot. Chris Stagg, vice president of public relations at the resort, said members of the Taos ski patrol team had detonated explosives in the area of Kachina Peak early Thursday morning in an effort to reduce the risk of an avalanche. Signs are posted to warn skiers and snowboarders that the terrain around Kachina Peak can be dangerous, he said, but no special equipment, such as a beacon that can be used to locate avalanche victims, is required to ride the lift to reach it. "
  4. Entirety of the storm.
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    MLK weekend snow?

    Bretton Woods. Everyone should go there. It's awesome in deep powder.
  6. Wtf? This would be an immediate edge catch and most likely a trip to the hospital
  7. Who's winning this weekend?
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    Superbowl Prediction

    True. I just remember all the awful weather games the Pats have been in and they always seem to dominate in them. Dont think they're going to blow KC out by any means but something about the Pats in bad weather just works for them. Predicting a close game with the Pats D sealing the deal by making Mahomes pay for one of those passes back across his body.
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    Superbowl Prediction

    I'll take the Pats in the cold and think the Rams are going to upset the Saints.
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    MLK weekend snow?

    What does Friday look like?
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    MLK weekend snow?

    Fuck me. If so, you're all welcome.
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    Cannon 1/12

    Was the middle section in rough shape? Anyways, was a pretty good day IMO. Didnt love the sticky snow in the woods but coverage was excellent.
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    1/7 - 1/9 - Storm

    Seems to be more and more confidence in a fairly significant storm this coming Tuesday
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    1/7 - 1/9 - Storm

    Looks like the 4 or 5 triple bags in the parking lot before 10am caused you to forget who introduced you to the cat!
  15. Pattern change towards end of the month? Arctic air is likely to only periodically brush areas from the Upper Midwest to northern New York state and New England over the next couple of weeks. These areas will continue to receive rounds of snow. The combination of snow and periodic cold will create good skiing conditions. For now, AccuWeather's long-range team is expecting a significant downturn in temperatures in the Northeast sometime during the third or fourth week of the month but stopping short of a close encounter with the polar vortex.
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    Killington Conditions

    1/10 Groomers were wind scoured. Mix between deep drifts, packed powder and ice. Spent basically the whole day in the trees. Very good coverage throughout. The Throne was the only glade that seemed a bit thin, which was more to do with the size of the stumps and rocks in that area.
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    Roll Call - Jan 11-13, 2019

    Welcome. Not sure about how it is for watching the game but the Magic bar is really nice. Good beer selection.
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    January - General Weather Thread

    This weekend's storm looks to be heading to BG country, missing us. Nothing on the immediate horizon either for storms. We're stuck with frigid air. Cold today Colder tonight and tomorrow morning
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    Ride - Warpig

    My designated tree board suffered a fierce injury awhile back and after countless attempts at ptex and epoxy patches I decided to look for a replacement. Primary factors were the ability of the board to perform in: 1) Trees 2) Groomers 3) Pow After doing some googling I found a new trend of snowboards I wasn't really familiar with. I knew there were dedicated Pow decks out there but this new style of "Short & Fat" snowboards reportedly were just as good for carving groomers as a traditional length board. Although a bit skeptical of this claim I decided to pull the trigger on a 151 Warpig (I normally ride a 157). I mounted Now O-Drive binding on it. Some other boards that I was looking at were the K2 series (Party Platter, Simple Pleasures & Bottle Rocket), Marhar Lumberjack and YES (Optimistic, 20/20 and 420) First few days on it were all packed powder, groomer days and I was amazed at how well it holds an edge for such a short board. It carves way better than my daily driver - a Neversummer Proto. It's a bit stiffer and it takes a bit more effort to get it up on an edge than the NS but once you do, definitely get rewarded for it. I wouldn't necessarily take this board out on a day that I'm looking to bomb at high speeds as it's not as stable as the NS and its just too much fun to turn. The board has decent pop but takes a bit to get used to with the short tail for both take off and landing. There's definitely a smaller "strike" zone for getting pop off of a ollie and landing too far back is an easy way to wash out. While it could handle an XL size kicker it wouldn't be my first choice. Its right at home on medium sized features. Another pleasant surprise is that despite the small tail and directional profile its not too bad to ride switch. The one area I found it to be weak at was tracked out/hard bumps. Perhaps it was the stiffness of the board or just the overall wide base that made it difficult but it was definitely not fun (not that anything would be). Finally got to try it out yesterday in trees and powder and it did not disappoint. Extremely easy to maneuver and the float is awesome. With surgically repaired discs on the right side of my back, I generally get really bad sciatic pain in powder from leaning on my back foot all day. This was not the case, I've never had as much stamina on a deep day as I did yesterday. Definitely added a few mph to my tree riding as well. We didn't get any runs with extended open powder as the trails were all wind scoured but there's no doubt that it will rip. Also predicting that its going to be amazing in spring slush. While I'd still rank the Neversummer Proto as slightly more versatile and as having a higher peak performance, the Warpig is solid all around and honestly more fun to ride. It's stiff and responsive but yet super playful.
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    Ride - Warpig

    My designated tree board suffered a fierce injury awhile back and after countless attempts at ptex and epoxy patches I decided to look for a replacement. Primary factors were the ability of the board to perform in: 1) Trees 2) Groomers 3) Pow After doing some googling I found a new trend of snowboards I wasn't really familiar with. I knew there were dedicated Pow decks out there but this new style of "Short & Fat" snowboards reportedly were just as good for carving groomers as a traditional length board. Although a bit skeptical of this claim I decided to pull the trigger on a 151 Warpig (I normally ride a 157). I mounted Now O-Drive binding on it. Some other boards that I was looking at were the K2 series (Party Platter, Simple Pleasures & Bottle Rocket), Marhar Lumberjack and YES (Optimistic, 20/20 and 420) First few days on it were all packed powder, groomer days and I was amazed at how well it holds an edge for such a short board. It carves way better than my daily driver - a Neversummer Proto. It's a bit stiffer and it takes a bit more effort to get it up on an edge than the NS but once you do, definitely get rewarded for it. I wouldn't necessarily take this board out on a day that I'm looking to bomb at high speeds as it's not as stable as the NS and its just too much fun to turn. The board has decent pop but takes a bit to get used to with the short tail for both take off and landing. There's definitely a smaller "strike" zone for getting pop off of a ollie and landing too far back is an easy way to wash out. While it could handle an XL size kicker it wouldn't be my first choice. Its right at home on medium sized features. Another pleasant surprise is that despite the small tail and directional profile its not too bad to ride switch. The one area I found it to be weak at was tracked out/hard bumps. Perhaps it was the stiffness of the board or just the overall wide base that made it difficult but it was definitely not fun (not that anything would be). Finally got to try it out yesterday in trees and powder and it did not disappoint. Extremely easy to maneuver and the float is awesome. With surgically repaired discs on the right side of my back, I generally get really bad sciatic pain in powder from leaning on my back foot all day. This was not the case, I've never had as much stamina on a deep day as I did yesterday. Definitely added a few mph to my tree riding as well. We didn't get any runs with extended open powder as the trails were all wind scoured but there's no doubt that it will rip. Also predicting that its going to be amazing in spring slush. While I'd still rank the Neversummer Proto as slightly more versatile and as having a higher peak performance, the Warpig is solid all around and honestly more fun to ride. It's stiff and responsive but yet super playful. View full gear review
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    1/7 - 1/9 - Storm

    @ABV it's been settled by an outside party once and for all. Cannon > Wildcat
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    1/7 - 1/9 - Storm

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