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IncredibleIgloo
Feb 17, 2011







Just received the wonderful stuff that Highme arranged for earlier. I had a question for folks who have used Smith helmets and the associated audio chips. Is the proper way to use them to remove the fabric/foam from the ear muff/cover portion, or do you slide the chips in in front/behind of the foam? If the foam stays in does it matter if the chips go between the foam toward the head or between the foam and outside of head?

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bawfuls
Oct 28, 2009

Plague Champion


davebo posted:

I've always gone to Jackson Hole in late Jan early Feb, and haven't been since 2015. Any idea what it might be like this year in mid-Jan or historically is that a decent time to go? I've got a 50/50 record the six times I've been of it being good, so I figure whenever I go it'll just dump powder the second I leave anyway.
There is no way to know at this time what itíll be like other than historical trends. But yes in general that is the ideal time to go to Jackson. Enough time for the base to build up and cover all that steep terrain, but early enough that the sun isnít baking everything if it hasnít snowed in a week.

spwrozek
Sep 4, 2006

Sail when it's windy



I skied today. Very nice at keystone. Good snow and zero lift lines. It was very strange for November. Hopefully good things to continue!

Biohazard
Apr 17, 2002



spwrozek posted:

I skied today. Very nice at keystone. Good snow and zero lift lines. It was very strange for November. Hopefully good things to continue!

All hail Ullr.

Rime
Nov 2, 2011



Getting deep AF in Revvy, meanwhile cold enough to walk on lakes on the coast but barely 20" total coverage up there.

I'm leaving for the Rockies in three weeks.

Moot .1415926535
Mar 24, 2006

Yep, that's pretty much it.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/larryolmsted/2017/01/13/worlds-best-ski-resorts-telluride-wows-with-charm-scenery-great-skiing/

Noted ski expert Forbes Magazine thinks Telluride is the tits and that proofreading articles is for pussies.

IncredibleIgloo
Feb 17, 2011







Moot . posted:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/larryolmsted/2017/01/13/worlds-best-ski-resorts-telluride-wows-with-charm-scenery-great-skiing/

Noted ski expert Forbes Magazine thinks Telluride is the tits and that proofreading articles is for pussies.

It makes me want to visit. Is the article wrong?

bawfuls
Oct 28, 2009

Plague Champion


that's one of those "Forbes" articles that is really just some guy's blog that Forbes lets you publish on their site for a fee or whatever

Spime Wrangler
Feb 23, 2003

Because we can.



"If you are flying private, thereís no major ski resort other than maybe Aspen thatís easier to get to."

IncredibleIgloo
Feb 17, 2011







bawfuls posted:

that's one of those "Forbes" articles that is really just some guy's blog that Forbes lets you publish on their site for a fee or whatever

Well, hope they get some sort of kickback for it. I am looking at the Telluride trail map right now. I can't fly private though.

Moot .1415926535
Mar 24, 2006

Yep, that's pretty much it.

IncredibleIgloo posted:

It makes me want to visit. Is the article wrong?

Not wrong, just poorly written. Give me a shout if you do decide to come.

Literally Lewis Hamilton
Feb 22, 2005

#JusticeForBreonnaTaylor
#BlackLivesMatter
#StillIRise
#Blessed




Spime Wrangler posted:

"If you are flying private, thereís no major ski resort other than maybe Aspen thatís easier to get to."

Flying into telluride is terrifying

The Glumslinger
Sep 24, 2008

Coach Nagy, you want me to throw to WHAT side of the field?




Hair Elf

Flying into Mammoth is great, and if you're coming from the Bay Area, its practically mandatory

IncredibleIgloo
Feb 17, 2011







big crush on Chad OMG posted:

Flying into telluride is terrifying

Is that just the local private airport or the nearby public ones as well? I am scared of flying.

Moot .1415926535
Mar 24, 2006

Yep, that's pretty much it.

big crush on Chad OMG posted:

Flying into telluride is terrifying

https://www.telluridenews.com/news/article_f6d88f0e-ab41-11e5-82c4-4f4958e245b4.html

...especially if the airport is closed

Literally Lewis Hamilton
Feb 22, 2005

#JusticeForBreonnaTaylor
#BlackLivesMatter
#StillIRise
#Blessed




IncredibleIgloo posted:

Is that just the local private airport or the nearby public ones as well? I am scared of flying.

Telluride only really. The runway goes straight off a cliff.

Wistful of Dollars
Aug 25, 2009



big crush on Chad OMG posted:

Telluride only really. The runway goes straight off a cliff.

That just adds some flavour to the trip.

Eejit
Mar 6, 2007

Swiss Army Cockatoo
Cacatua multitoolii



Aspen can have some pretty exciting landings too. Last year I think someone landed next to the runway, but once again everyone was ok.

On Sunday we landed on one wheel and hung there for about 3 seconds, but it's ok, I'm still alive

Kazak_Hstan
Apr 28, 2014



Grimey Drawer

https://imgur.com/CS68Y6a

Finally got my hands on my new skis!!

Very excited for these, especially how cheap they were, and also hopefully not sinking up to my nipples in anything vaguely resembling powder.

Iíd eat rear end for some snow right now.

Kazak_Hstan fucked around with this message at 03:00 on Nov 15, 2018

xylo
Feb 21, 2007


things looking pretty grim for opening anytime soon for pnw/crystal right now. high pressure keeps popping up :/ at this point we're looking like mid december at the earliest.

HookShot
Dec 26, 2005



Just casually training on the same hill as Lara Gut...

We got 20cm over the course of the day yesterday, which was pretty fun for a while, even on GS skis, until it got pretty chopped up and kind of weird.

Disinterested
Jun 29, 2011

You look like you're still raking it in. Still killing 'em?

Breck was amazing for this time of year. Skied off piste in mid November, albeit in avalanche debris.

Eejit
Mar 6, 2007

Swiss Army Cockatoo
Cacatua multitoolii



Disinterested posted:

Breck was amazing for this time of year. Skied off piste in mid November, albeit in avalanche debris.

I'm stoked to ski. First day for me will be on Monday, but all the Summit Co posting has me wishing juuuust a little bit I was still on the Epic pass

Kalman
Jan 17, 2010

USPOL May

In honor of the earliest DC area snow Iíve been here for, if you like Nieheus trail maps, heís kickstarting a book of them.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/orsc/james-niehues-the-man-behind-the-map

fknlo
Jul 6, 2009




Fun Shoe

Snow at Eldora is already as good as I remember it being at any point last year. I've been almost completely sedentary for a couple months and it feels great to get out again.

Biohazard
Apr 17, 2002



I'll be hitting up winter park this weekend. Did anyone get out there for opening day yesterday?

Disinterested
Jun 29, 2011

You look like you're still raking it in. Still killing 'em?

I didn't but I hear from one of their old timers that the new gondy timeline is Christmas-ish.

Literally Lewis Hamilton
Feb 22, 2005

#JusticeForBreonnaTaylor
#BlackLivesMatter
#StillIRise
#Blessed




fknlo posted:

Snow at Eldora is already as good as I remember it being at any point last year. I've been almost completely sedentary for a couple months and it feels great to get out again.

My last Eldora experience was insane winds that closed almost the entire mountain. Hope itís better.

HookShot
Dec 26, 2005



Disinterested posted:

I didn't but I hear from one of their old timers that the new gondy timeline is Christmas-ish.

Haha yesterday Vail announced that the new gondola on Blackcomb isn't going to be ready by opening day like they've been promising since forever, including as recently as like a month ago. They're now shooting for December 14th. It's kind of a joke here because as soon as they announced what they were doing literally everyone was like "lol not a loving chance".

The lack of that gondola also means that Blackcomb is virtually unskiable until there's enough natural snow to go up to the alpine (where there's like 20cm right now) so the extra crowds on Whistler are going to be super fun.

fknlo
Jul 6, 2009




Fun Shoe

big crush on Chad OMG posted:

My last Eldora experience was insane winds that closed almost the entire mountain. Hope itís better.

It's always windy there. Today was no different. It really wasn't bad though.

Wore my Trew stuff for the first time, it obviously didn't get tested in any way. It does seem to let a bit more wind through than what I wore last year. On the flip side, I kept the jacket on for the ride home and to get coffee and never got hot and it's 60 degrees today.

LostCosmonaut
Feb 15, 2014



Gore and Whiteface opening Saturday

Rime
Nov 2, 2011



The freezing level remains above 3000'. The frozen lake I walked on a week ago has probably melted, and the 1.5' of snow with it.

I was already slaying blower pow this time last year.

Master_Odin
Apr 15, 2010

My spear never misses its mark...

ladies


LostCosmonaut posted:

Gore and Whiteface opening Saturday
So does Sugarbush. Excited to get my season started.

Wistful of Dollars
Aug 25, 2009



Kazak_Hstan posted:

https://imgur.com/CS68Y6a

Finally got my hands on my new skis!!

Very excited for these, especially how cheap they were, and also hopefully not sinking up to my nipples in anything vaguely resembling powder.

Iíd eat rear end for some snow right now.

Nice, I'm aiming for a pair of them for my next skis.

I picked up a pair of Fischer Rangers second hand for this season.

Mr Newsman
Nov 8, 2006
Did somebody say news?

Nearly 10 inches of snow coming to my east coast mountain Sugarloaf for opening day tomorrow. 20 inches this week.

East coast... good???

Varg
Jan 13, 2007

A friendly face.


Mr Newsman posted:

East coast... good???
Not right now when there's no mountains open and I spent 3.5 hours in the car going nowhere from work to end up posting now from a whole foods until they close

Yuns
Aug 19, 2000

There is an idea of a Yuns, some kind of abstraction, but there is no real me, only an entity, something illusory, and though I can hide my cold gaze and you can shake my hand and feel flesh gripping yours and maybe you can even sense our lifestyles are probably comparable: I simply am not there.


I'm super excited for the beginning of the northeast/midatlantic season. I've dropped from 240 lbs at 35%+ percent body fat last season to 150 lbs at about 8% now so it's going to be interesting to see how all my snowboards ride when I'm 90 lbs lighter. Landing jumps is going to be way way easier on my body now though.

Spime Wrangler
Feb 23, 2003

Because we can.



drat dude way to go. It's going to be like a whole different sport.

Yuns
Aug 19, 2000

There is an idea of a Yuns, some kind of abstraction, but there is no real me, only an entity, something illusory, and though I can hide my cold gaze and you can shake my hand and feel flesh gripping yours and maybe you can even sense our lifestyles are probably comparable: I simply am not there.


Thanks! I'm really looking forward to it. Only minus is having to wear a better midlayer now that I don't have a thick layer of natural fat like a walrus to keep me warm.

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HookShot
Dec 26, 2005



Yeah, that's pretty sweet.

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