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  1. Sweet pictures. The .bmp pictures needed to be downloaded for me to see them but they work when opened.
  2. @Cannonballer I think you convinced me to buy my Wildcat (Epic Northeast) now rather than wait. Saw this posted about opening of an Australian Epic resort: https://www.epicaustraliapass.com.au/passes/we-are-epic-together Not sure how much of this will happen here this winter.
  3. I think it is cool. I am looking at it on my computer and the tweets take up a lot of room. Maybe a little less for those? I value tweets pretty low, so maybe just me. How about the uphill policy being shown on each mountain guide? What about putting open vs closed trails on the guide like how you auto-update the weather? That way people who like to travel to different mountains don't have to go to a bunch of different mountain websites.
  4. I skinned Wildcat today. Probably 40 cars in the lot. Snow is in great shape.
  5. I decided to learn telemarking after 10+ years of saying, “Hey, I should try that out.” Over the years my skiing has evolved from a little bit of everything when I was young, to bombing groomers in high school through age 30, and the last 8 years have been spent in the moguls and trees almost exclusively at Wildcat, sometimes Attitash, sometimes a random other mountain. Early season is boring if you are a mogul and tree skier. The terrain doesn’t exist or is very limited. So I decided to learn tele while I am stuck to the groomers. To get into this on the cheap I took an old pair of Vola
  6. I did the same damage to my Kendos on the edge under my foot. I used JB Weld and it held up for the rest of the season. Sadly 6” of the edge is somewhere on Wildcat now. And I agree with Cannonballer on neeeding to know what he already has. Just had a weird thought. Wonder what it would like to take my 1 good Kendo and match it up with the 1 good ski here and try to ski with two different skis. Sent from my iPhone using Northeast Mountain Sports
  7. My silver linings: 1) I picked up a telemark setup. Going to learn how to telemark at Wildcat next week. That should keep skiing interesting until more snow comes. 2) Picked up a fat bike and I am going to explore on that as well. Sent from my iPhone using Northeast Mountain Sports
  8. Strand's in Worcester has an attic full of them.
  9. I agree. When I saw the original video I assumed way more was CGI but after seeing this I realize way more of it was real.
  10. I'll throw in a vote for Kinco 901 gloves. Hands down the warmest, most durable glove I have ever owned and only cost $23. Going on 3 years with my current pair with no signs of quitting.
  11. Does anyone know what the turnout is for the night parties at Attitash? I like their efforts to entertain a younger crowd. As much as I enjoy skiing onto the lifts at Wildcat I like profitable mountains more. So anything they can do at Attitash/Wildcat to sell more tickets and beer is good by me.
  12. I haven't been to Attitash/Bear Peak for a few years. The routine used to be Wildcat Saturday then Attitash/Bear Peak on Sunday. Once they labeled Illusion a blue square I didn't want to be there anymore, and in my opinion led to the decline (or at least decline in my mind) of the mountain. Now you get beginners on Illusion who don't belong there, experts end up on the easier trails doing high speed flybys past other beginners, all leading to a scraped off chaos. The skier social contract is broken there. Friends with little kids just learning to ski ask me "Attitash or Wildcat". I
  13. This is firmly in the "We will charter a car for you or drive you home ourselves" territory. Hopefully.
  14. This is awesome and I like the per event idea. I love looking at these charts but I have no idea what they are saying. With some effort and studying could I become of a novice at reading NOAA charts and see if snow is coming? I have an engineering background and I think I could give a crash course in some areas to most people. Is that feasible with weather?
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