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Everything posted by StraightSkis

  1. Baby powder won't solve the smell issue. Forgot to mention that it will create a different smell issue (I don't care for baby powder smell). Baby powder is just for lubricating your foot so it can slide into the liner and also protects during the day against blisters. If your socks are basically panty hose then barefoot probably won't solve your issue. If you have "thin" socks, then it may because it did for me.
  2. Try pulling the liners out and giving them a good scrub on the inside with soap and a little water. You need to kill the bacteria in there. Also consider skiing with no socks. It sounds like your feet are sweating in the boots. No socks will help. I ski with no socks and put some baby powder in the liner before sliding my foot inside. My feet are warmer now because I don't sweat and the sweat doesn't cool down during breaks/lift rides.
  3. @CannonballerI am new to fat biking. What tire pressure would you have on a trail like the pictures above?
  4. I'm impressed you have already been out 18 times.
  5. Sounds like general consensus is: Pros: Tailgating Cons: Boot up at your car. Has anyone been to Wildcat? In all prior years the concrete ramp at Wildcat from parking lot to base area has been treacherous with shoes on never mind ski boots.
  6. Seeing this list really proves how bad the opening effort is at many mountains. Right now I feel duped buying an Epic Northeast Pass with the goal of skiing Wildcat.
  7. I am curious what mountain lodge and parking is like at everyone's mountain. Cannon has an OK description of what is allowed but Wildcat's website seems to be empty of information. A boots on the ground description for any mountain of what things are like would be helpful. On the lodge side, what is lodge access like? Can you boot up inside? Take a warm up break inside? Buy beer and drink it inside? Inside bathrooms or not? On the parking lot side, does someone scan you to get into the parking lot? Tailgating ok? Cooking with propane/other ok?
  8. I agree. But from the mountain's point of view they have every incentive to be militant on this rule so that a single customer does not shut down the mountain for weeks.
  9. This is cool. I had no idea this existed. Which weather station did you buy? Maybe I can convince the in-laws to put one on their condo in downtown North Conway.
  10. Sweet pictures. The .bmp pictures needed to be downloaded for me to see them but they work when opened.
  11. @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.
  12. 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.
  13. I skinned Wildcat today. Probably 40 cars in the lot. Snow is in great shape.
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. Strand's in Worcester has an attic full of them.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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
  22. This is firmly in the "We will charter a car for you or drive you home ourselves" territory. Hopefully.
  23. 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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