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The Official Skiing / Snowboarding / Playing in the Snow Thread

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Always been tempted to see what the fuss is about at deer valley, but I usually have a boarder in tow. Bet my fiance would like it.

Didn't care much for canyons... Very spread out without much verticality. The park city side felt more like a real mountain resort. Jupiter lift was fun. Still, I think that area's big selling point is convenience, proximity, and the town.

What about Powder Mountain? Heard good things, and they restrict same day sales to keep it uncrowded.
 

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If the snow is good I want to be where it's steep and deep, groomers are for firm days.

What about Powder Mountain? Heard good things, and they restrict same day sales to keep it uncrowded.
Other than the name I know nothing about it. I'll check it out.
 

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If the snow is good I want to be where it's steep and deep, groomers are for firm days.



Other than the name I know nothing about it. I'll check it out.
You going to road trip it or fly. I really want to get a few decent days in this season but the thought of dragging my crap on a plane sucks my enthusiasm. That leaves Bachelor , 9hrs or SLC, 12 hrs . Really getting lazy in my old age.:rolleyes:
 

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Flying, for the same reason. I can’t be bothered to make a 12 hour drive. I’ll pay to check a large bag and I’ll demo skis on that end - I hate flying with skis.

I’m traveling Wednesday night to Saturday night to keep the price of the flight down.
 

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Just wrapped a fun 2 days with Unf Jr at Squaw. Just me and the kiddo so no ski school and not super long days. Had a surprising amount of fun and one of our local friends met up for a few runs which was fun for the kid.

Spent more time at Solitude than anywhere else which was a nice change of pace. Shirley and Squaw Creek are within reach!It’s amazing seeing the day to day improvement.
 

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Flying to Jackson tomorrow. Think I'm gonna go with a full day lesson Sunday and then there is a chance of snow Sunday night/Monday day. Unfortunately no big dump in the forecast and everything will be pretty skied out, but they have a huge base.
 

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I’ll be there Thursday and I worry everything will be tracked out. Pretty sad, honestly.
 

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Flying, for the same reason. I can’t be bothered to make a 12 hour drive. I’ll pay to check a large bag and I’ll demo skis on that end - I hate flying with skis.

I’m traveling Wednesday night to Saturday night to keep the price of the flight down.
If I had an open schedule, I'd definitely try to check out PowMow, but realistically unless there is fresh stuff coming, just go where your pass lets you go for free.
 

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Schedule isn’t quite “drop everything and find the powpow” flexible. Wish it were!

My pass only works at my home mountain, but I may be able to work a pro deal. I’ll reach out to a couple of the resorts to see what they offer.
 

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I’ll pay to check a large bag and I’ll demo skis on that end - I hate flying with skis.
Gotta join the douchebag lifestyle.
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That's me overpacked for 3 days of skiing, including helmet, jacket, boots, and 188cm skis. Just the douchebag, rolled to size, and a daypack for the plane.
 

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Damn, that is some aggressive packing. I've got my Douchebag (although I stupidly picked the cloud grey, which already looks like hell) - with two pairs of skis (190 Wildcats and 184 Fischer Ranger 102 FRs), helmet, and gear, a separate boot bag as a carry on (always carry your boots, in my view!), and then a wheeled carry on.
 

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Yeah, I did the boot thing for a while, but then I realized that my dad and I had checked boots for years without a problem... Pretty much all of my ski flights are nonstop so the risk is so small.

The douchebag has tons of room when you only have 1 pair in it, but I could probably fit another in with this combo if I had to. Clothes are mostly in packing cubes sitting along the skis.

I carry my helmet though because you never know if it will get a compromising impact when out of your sight.
 

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Well, for me, the boot thing is often an issue when it comes to weight. I created a spreadsheet recently, but with two pairs of skis and bindings (my shifts are heavy, and my Tyrolia 16s on my Fischers are maybe even more heavy), I'm up to 38 lbs before adding my gear. To put it mildly, one pair of skis is a lot easier to travel with.

I am always connecting, which makes me concerned to have everything in one bag.
 

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I created a spreadsheet recently,
That, in a nutshell, is why I don’t fly with my skis.

Pre-911 carrying your boots on the plane was a great way to transport a couple of bottles of wine.
 

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I'd rather fly with my skis than rent. It is a necessary evil. I'm pretty picky when it comes to how my ski is tuned.
 

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