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Everything posted by thebigo

  1. Curious about the logistics of the squaw trip, havent been to Tahoe since my early 20s and things were very different then. Thinking about ikon base next year with the idea of taking the family west for April vacation week. Did you rent a car or take a shuttle. Hotel at squaw or in the casino at the state line? What airline did you fly? Last time my flight went through Chicago and Las Vegas on the way Reno, then through Phoenix on the return - obviously not possible with kids.
  2. Impressive amount of snow remains, the headwall was down to ice by 9:00, may have softened throughout the day but I left early, had to be home at 1:00. Day #75, a personal record. Little doubt they will make next weekend, left thinking I was done but after a few beers thinking I may have 1 - 2 left in me.
  3. Perfect day today, was in line for first chair, got in a dozen runs before responsibility called The reservoir took a hit last week but June lift served is almost a certainty in the east I will be there at least one day per weekend as long as the lift spins, always up for a beer if anyone else makes it Pictures from #74
  4. Good day today, #47 for the daughter, #73 for the old guy
  5. Killington is offering $20 tickets on Saturday to celebrate their 200th day. A good deal for anyone looking to get in one more day.
  6. Yes, closing day - was supposed to rain but only a few sprinkles. Daughter loved the woods behind the sunnyside cabin, lapped them all afternoon. Done well scooping up late season vouchers last couple of years, combined with a kid that is still free, it has allowed us to hit a bunch of different places. She loves the variety, has me rethinking pass combination going forward, especially as she ages out of the $60 peak pass and free k tickets. Always wondered how people get the vouchers?
  7. Thanks, sent you a PM with address. Will be a long drive for a day trip but we have spent a bunch of days at k recently, be good to mix it up one more day.
  8. 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.
  9. Daughter on the glacier today, superstar is in good shape but the rest is going fast
  10. Been at k since friday, snow loss is nauseating. June was looking definite a couple weeks back, lucky to make second half of may.
  11. 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.
  12. Quad started loading around 2:00 and felt as fast as ever. It was odd to ski frozen corduroy on upper lynx under a mid afternoon april sun.
  13. Quad is down for repair, word is it has been running slow all week but plenty of fun to be had off the triples. Quick refuel break then back at it, from this morning:
  14. How about the roof in the bear lodge? The water pouring through this weekend was comical.
  15. Attitash Saturday, havent been all year and daughter wants to mix it up, pico Sunday for the same reason. After sunday it is the cat or k for us.
  16. Already bought our peak passes but looking at ikon base, may have been a viable option to pair with ragged. Sunday river day trips in Oct and Nov, sugarloaf on vets weekend, sugarbush for april vacation, midweek snow days at loon, k in may and kids race program at ragged for roughly the same price as peaks plus k spring. Ikon also gives the option of steamboat during april vacation.
  17. Do you get any sense of apprehension regarding the longterm viability of peaks among your contacts? Are they waiting for peaks to go under or be solvent?
  18. As someone who once ran afoul of the law and had to hire russman, I would not want him working against me. Dude is a fighter with a serious aversion to losing. In other news, I called the grand yesterday and not a single vacancy this weekend.
  19. Best day of the year thus far at the crotch. Everything skiable, rotd was enchanted - soft turns over a solid base, perfect flow. Will post a bunch of pictures after putting kid to bed. Re upthread, bunch of surveyors tape in west ledges, possible the years of hard living have gotten to me but dont think it was there last time. Need that storm sunday to verify, another foot and Monday afternoon will change the season.
  20. I have wrapped myself around the axle more times than I care to admit attempting to patch together an alternate but in the end there is nothing remotely close to the value offered by peaks for our family. We will surpass 50 days this weekend on a total pass cost of less than $600 for my daughter and me. Dont ski attitash so dont care about the chair. My singular complaint is Wildcat's habit of staying open midweek for mass april vacation and closing for nh week. Forced me to buy a k spring pass this year, not bad because the kid is still free at k but will be expensive next year. My dream is for wildcat to build a glacier on lower catapult, let it bump up and run the triple daily through may 1, then weekends until the snow is gone.
  21. For those interested k has released their spring pass, price up $20 over last year. Will likely purchase to cover April vacation. Wish wildcat would make an effort to open nh week, last two years they were open mass vacation week and closed nh vacation week. https://www.killington.com/plan-your-trip/tickets-passes/norbeaster-spring-pass

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