TMB Skiing Thread

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  1. Georgia_Nole

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    Did you get held up by the wind Friday? Other than that you came during a great snow week!

    The signs up at the top Tombstone and Saddleback give me pause too about going up there too. I will say the guy who died was very much out of bounds though, not that it couldn’t happen the 200 or so feet over that is inbounds.
     
  2. mb711

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  3. The Guglia

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    We did Park City side on Friday and it was fine other than the upper lifts being closed.

    Last year I hiked up to the top of 9990 and then all along the ridge up to the other peak which was way out of bounds.
     
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  4. Vito Corleone

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    Going to go to Kicking Horse in BC in a few weeks. Thinking about Fernie too since it's closer. Might die because it will probably be -30 degrees and the Black Diamonds are cliffs. Will still be a great way to go dudes.
     
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  5. Dr. Richard Cranium

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  6. Lefthook

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    Late February is your best bet statistically to have plenty of snow year over year. This year there's been a bunch of storms and snowpack is way above normal, but for you coming from the Rockies let me be the first to tell you about Cascade Concrete. We get wet, heavy stuff here, the humidity is super high and the temperature is not as consistently cold. It's closer to late spring skiing in Colorado but wetter. You can catch days where there is actual powder but they are far and few between, as the window where you get good powder conditions ends up being super short in duration, like a day or two. Sometimes only the morning of a day.

    Bachelor will have better snow, it's on the "dry side" of the Cascades. Hood is VERY wet.
     
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  7. Georgia_Nole

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    Yeah, that’s what I meant by that. I was on the mountain that day when the guy died at the Canyons. Since it was early December, there was a ton of new snow on a little base due to big storms back to back. It could have easily happened in bounds. They had opened 9990 Express just two days before.

    I’d venture to guess that resorts will start to be more and more cautious moving forward. I personally tend to avoid the high bowls after big big snows even though I know how awesome the skiing would be.
     
  8. Vito Corleone

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    Mission Ridge and Bachelor are the best Ski spots in the Cascades to go to. Crystal can be great due to elevation but still very humid snow on most of it. The rest look pretty and have great looking terrain, but very meh quality snow and a lot of new skiers that have trouble on lift lines or accounting for anyone but themselves on the hill.
     
  9. Lefthook

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    I'd put Mt Baker over Mission Ridge but I like backcountry.
     
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  10. Boom TittyMilk

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    Skied at winter park all day today, conditions were fantastic early on. First time in about 2 years. Forgot how bad that first day burning in your legs is.
     
  11. RalfBully

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    going to Vail on Wednesday and haven’t been out west since Whistler four years ago. Super nervous about this. Anyone have any recs on Vail? Never been
     
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  12. Lefthook

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    Just got home from Winter Carnival in McCall, Idaho and skiing 3 days at Brundage. It snowed all 3 days that we were there, and was pretty socked in with fog at the top the whole weekend. Flat light, hard to read the terrain, plus because of the fog I never did get to see the view of Payette Lake from the Lakeview Bowl, which went in after I moved away from Idaho.

    Their tagline "The Best Snow in Idaho" is apt. The tree runs were fan-freaking-tastic. My 11 year old daughter and I spent all day long all 3 days in Hidden Valley and Meadow Bowl in sometimes bottomless powder. Stumps, boulders and downed logs everywhere make the whole thing feel like a freestyle park.

    No lift lines. Parking 200 yards from the lift if you get there SUPER late.. otherwise it's like 25 feet to where you strap on your skis.

    Super cool little town.
     
  13. RalfBully

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  14. MA

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    My board got stolen at Copper on Saturday. Think it was an accident, as there was the same model board a couple racks over that also had black bindings. But a pretty big bummer and board shopping during the middle of the season blows.
     
  15. Where Eagles Dare

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    Completely different size?

    I'm always amazed at how everyone just leaves thier ski/board out
     
  16. Where Eagles Dare

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    Leave for Breck tomorrow. Haven't been in 10-12 years

    Feel like the emptiness of Big Sky is going to spoil me. Hopefully everyone is hung over from the super bowl and not out Monday

    Tuesday supposed to be 4* :ohdear:
     
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  17. Dr. Richard Cranium

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    Looking at different resorts websites it looks like Alta is getting all of the snow. They have like 150" more than Park City
     
  18. westcoastbias

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    If you're staying in Portland, Mt hood Meadows is the right choice. It's probably a 3.5 hour drive to bachelor vs 1.5 to Meadows.

    On its best day, Meadows has better terrain, more vert and night skiing. But it does get less consistent temperatures than bachelor. They have a detailed snowphone that's worth calling in the morning to know what to expect. If they say Cascade and Heather Canyon are open, conditions are great and you're in for a good time.
     
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  19. Phi Mus Love Boones Farm

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    Because of the geography and the lake effect, Snowbird and Alta usually get about twice as much snow as Park City
     
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  20. cuseNole

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    You'll be fine. Weekdays are empty everywhere in Summit. Might see a little uptick from all the forecasted snow. It'll be mostly locals out during the week. Wont be as quiet as Big Sky though.
     
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  21. BWC

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    Hitting Vail and Beaver Creek with my brother Wednesday-Friday. I am excite.
     
  22. Goose

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    Hello,

    I am going to steamboat springs in a few weeks. I have never skied in my life. Going to try and hit up a local hill and take a lesson. Outside of skiing, anything I need to check out up there?

    I know absolutely nothing. We might snowmobile one day too. Going to the winter wondergrass music festival 1 of the days we’re there (not my choice)
     
  23. clemsonvianj

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    Ski School by Elate Media is a good youtube channel for starting out.
     
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  24. Where Eagles Dare

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    Man I've never been crushed this hard by altitude sickness. 27 in Denver vs 38 yo must be huge.

    Vomited and shit all night last night. Massive headaches, pounding heart, etc. Day 2 was a little better but still gassed off simple shit
     
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  25. mb711

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    You might just be actually sick
     
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  26. Where Eagles Dare

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    Nah, don't think so. All basic symptoms
     
  27. Dr. Richard Cranium

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    Drinking at the base of a mountain and people watching is a glorious thing
     
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  28. ono

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    Steamboat has a gondola, you could go drink and people watch at the top too.
     
  29. Georgia_Nole

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    Hydration is key! Gotta drink about 3x the amount of water you normally do at altitude.

    I always tell people coming to see me that they need to start hydrating days in advance. This is especially important if you’re flying in as air travel tends to really get people behind.

    Moral of the story... start pounding the waters and hopefully you’ll be back on your feet shortly.

    Ps. This is especially important if you plan on drinking and partying. I’d say for every drink you honestly need to have at least 2-3 glasses of water.
     
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  30. Goose

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    You sound like my mom
     
  31. Georgia_Nole

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    I get that a lot. I’m cool with it, I want folks to have a good time.

    Altitude sickness is a bitch and it makes people miserable
     
  32. EdmondDantes

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    Good choice, my favorite ski town in colorado. Mostly because its 2 hours away from the I-70 hellscape.

    The Ore House and Mahogany ridge (brewery) are 2 restaurants to check out.
     
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  33. Paddy Murphy

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    he ain’t wrong about the water. I drink water until I want to throw up at breakfast, lunch, and before bed. Pissing all the time sucks but it beats the headaches and fatigue. I Also take two ibuprofen before heading out in the morning and before bed.
     
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  34. Paddy Murphy

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    Do what you are comfortable with and if you get stuck somewhere you aren’t comfortable get on your butt and slide down. Putting yourselves and others in danger is about the only bad thing you can do on the mountain. Another mom comment but we’re all adults, don’t be a jackass and come flying down a hill out of control and put somebody in the hospital.

    Focus on learning how to turn, once you have turning down the rest is just experience and comfort level.
     
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  35. Georgia_Nole

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    Most big resorts have a “never ever” ski class that would be worth the money and time.

    They do a good job of giving you a skills base for you to build on. They’ll first teach you how to stop. Once you get stop down, they’ll then teach you how to turn.

    My advise would be to not do more than your comfortable with. As said above, if you get somewhere you feel you’re not ready for. Slide down on your butt, pizza, or even take the lift back down. Don’t worry about what other people think about you.

    Enjoy! skiing is fun but resorts these days have so much going outside of skiing that you can enjoy it without having to physically ski.
     
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  36. AHebrewToo

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    you sound like my 5 year old son.

    take basic good advice you dumb ass.
     
  37. AHebrewToo

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    Started packing for our trip next week.

    First time to Telluride. Excited for the ... actually I’m really pissed we are not going to Big Sky. Not sure why I fall for this every other year.
     
  38. stringmusic24

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    You’re not excited to be going to friggin’ Teluride?? Send me your tickets. I’d be more than happy to go in your stead. Telluride fucking rocks.
     
  39. Mr Mortisay

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    I have been skiing several times without any issues. I’ve been to several places in Colorado and have never really had a problem. Last month, we went to Vail and Beaver Creek and I decided to go straight up in the mountains after landing at Denver, and also went really hard on the first night. I then skied two full days at Vail, and noticed that I was getting really short of breath on the third day.

    By the fourth day, I could no longer climb a flight of stairs without severe shortness of breath. I debated going to urgent care and ultimately decided to go just to make sure I didn’t have the flu or something. I had also been getting severe pounding headaches every night, and could literally feel my head throbbing. Come to find out, my pulse oxygenation was at 75% (ideally want to be above 95%). The nurse was kind of shocked that I was able to even sit there normally and talk to her. Turns out that I had developed high altitude pulmonary edema.

    I had to be on constant oxygen for three days, and even had to take an oxygen tank to dinner and they also put me on a calcium channel blocker medication to keep my blood pressure well-controlled. I missed out on three days of skiing. I wasn’t supposed to get back on the slopes at all, but I got a day and a half in at the end of the trip.

    After that experience I’ve decided that any time I’m staying longer than 3 days I’m going to spend a night in Denver and take it easy the first night. That being said, I was up in CO this past weekend and drank pretty heavily. Got some altitude headaches but two days isn’t long enough to develop pulmonary edema so I knew I was ok.
     
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  40. Craig Pettis

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    Plus Breck is like another mile higher than Denver. Pound water. Good luck
     
  41. Phi Mus Love Boones Farm

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    Diamox is good at preventing altitude sickness, take it for 2 days before you’re trip then for 2 days after you arrive. I Used to get sick every trip, until I tried it. Works like a charm, only side effect is it makes everything with carbonation (ie beer) taste flat
     
  42. Goose

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    Someone was a little sassy last night
     
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  43. Goose

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    I’m not worried about others, my friend says he falls on his ass the whole time lol

    3/4 going suck at skiing
     
  44. Dr. Richard Cranium

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  45. RalfBully

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    Yeah, fuck that. Head to BC
     
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  46. BWC

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    Did this yesterday. Glad my brother is local. Fuck that or even half that.
     
  47. cuseNole

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    Not one to stick up for Vail, but all the resorts on the 70 corridor only had limited terrain open due to the conditions. I will say I was at Copper that day and the longest I waited for a chair was 2 minutes.
     
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  48. CUgator

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    the back looked even worse

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  49. Lucky24Seven

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    The Royal Elk Glades are fucking insane on a powder day
     
  50. Dr. Richard Cranium

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    Is Winter Park good on days like that or is that the first place everyone from Denver goes to?