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  1. 18 points
    Post Utah recap. Knee issues. Limited range of motion, like stairs start to become a big issue. Thursday morning was rough. I found out right away the biggest issue was going to be the lift. Bending that knee to sit on the lift hurt like hell, and with a ski attached to it you dont have much choice but to sit like u are sitting in a chair. I figured out to let the chair push me almost off the platform, then sit down at the last minute, then i didnt have to bend my knee as much. Deer Valley - i have never been, never really on my radar with the posh treatment, but i really like the oppurtunity to check out new places. Sweet groomers. Big time speed runs. I think its true mostly pretty people ski there, and most wont venture off trail. I think the day after a storm, trees might still be good. I was just happy i could actually ski groomers, so nothing off trail for me. “The Bird” (day 2) I have been here a few times, and skied just about every condition possible. Powder day/sun, powder day/zero vis/97 mph winds (same storm that knocked out power to JHMR) and bluebird. So the Bird being the bird, the day starts with real low vis up top, so we made it down to gad valley area to where we could see. Clouds rolled out quicker than anticipated and it lead to a really nice day. Somehow i went from barely being able to walk in ski boots in the am, from the car to the base area, to actually feeling better, which i never would have imagined anyways, the Bird is still just a beast. If you are looking for big vert in one run, this is probably where you do it at. Real good day here, finished off with a nice beer on the deck at the top with the boys. Take time to absorb the view from there sometime. Celebrate the small victories in life Brighton - Bluebird, perfect temp, nice day. i forgot how much i love this place, and i am still in love with it. The whole place has the “blue parking lot vibe” to it. Smaller vert somewhere around 2k, but just super playful. Plenty of off tral stuff when the snow is good to keep those with ADD occupied. We skied this Sat, and it was actually kinda crowded, but we did a decent job of avoiding the longest lines by skiing off the Great Western. This was probably my best day knee wise. We dabbled around a little off trail, Toast found some stuff to jump off of, and i figured out with the knee thing im not super confident making quick turns on steeper, somewhat crudy stuff. I cant lift my leg high enough and bring that ski around, nor can i pressure that ski like i can my right. Brighton has super fun groomers with more character than i think anywhere else i have skied. They run through the trees, go up and down, twist and turn and always keep you looking around. I would say Brightons groomers could be like riding the coolest roller coaster ever. Finished off a great day at the miley lodge for a beer and some tater tots in the sun. Right close to the miley lodge is where the blue crew would set up with apres ski activities. I did not end up skiing into someones driveway this year. Alta (day 4) Cold start to the day. BTW, the collins lift opens at 9:15, so we had a little wait in the corral thinking it opened at 9. Once we got off the collins, we were in the sun, so we just stood there for a few absorbing some heat. Skied off the Supreme since thats where the sun was in the am. Met up with Ryan who was able to guide Toast and Aj to some better skiing being the local. Hiking and sidestepping werent going to bode well with my knee, and i wasnt going to put me or anybody else in a weird way thinking it would be a good idea for me to go with. We met back up at the lift, i stuck to the groomers and they found some other stuff to play in. We called it a day early afternoon. Day 4 and the legs were feeling it. Alta is a cool place, maybe something like a bigger brighton, or smaller snowbird. You always sort of have the feeling its a little agro there, like make sure your pass works or you will be trampled upon. Big shout out to Toast and AJ for letting me tag along. Good people to hang out with. I cant keep up with them at Blue, let alone anywhere else, but they made it work even with my busted wheel. I told them they could ditch me at anytime when they wanted to go explore. I was just happy i could actually ski, and ski something different than the rinse and repeat stuff we have going on at home. We skied the whole time on real snow that God dropped on Utah in great quantities. The only sugar out here went in my coffee. I spent the wait time at the airport this morning setting up Dr’s appointments to hopefully get my knee drained, so hopefully its better for Jackson Hole were we are just gonna get pounded with snow. Oh, and i thought Nmski was the most flatulent Pasr. Toast wears that crown. Dude just farts all the time.
  2. 13 points
    Flew over some ski areas on my way home today in PA. Ski Sawmill Jack Frost The old Split Rock Boulder Top/Back of Camelback Also flew over Shawnee but I was too busy drinking my coffee. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. 11 points
    Best day of the season for me so far.... Loving life Skiing better than I have in a very long time....getting some confidence back I guess. Challenge is chalky Main street is money and I hate main street. Whoop whoop... Damn I missed this shit! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. 8 points
    I’ve been away from this place for a week and it looks 100x better. They are pushing out Razors/back, lower park, Central Park, and blowing on NMDW, Switchback, and still parts of Razors along with other random fan guns. Challenge is a nice addition and WidowMaker is open as well. I guess the only things not being targeted right now are Sidewinder and Lower Sidewinder? Conditions were decent this morning compared to other Blue Mountain days. Challenge was cookies but then it was closed for a few race team elites. Everything else was 7/10 for grooming and snow quality. Flurries were flying all morning and it was cloudy. Called it quits at 10:00 before I have to head in to work. I’ll probably be up Friday morning next. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. 7 points
    Me and my Junior All Mountain team kids at Loveland on Saturday. Got on the snowcat and caught the rope drop on Velvet Hammer. It was pretty sweet!
  6. 6 points
    You should email the PPL guy and get their side.
  7. 6 points
    They should've just increased ticket prices by $3 and nobody would've even noticed...
  8. 6 points
  9. 6 points
    I don’t think Blue’s target audience is cheap asses like you.
  10. 5 points
    Arrived at 8:20 AM to 18° and sunny skies. Saw TP4, VTMark and bethlehem Ford guy in the house. Got the second chair up and went to Challenge first. Some cookies and some uneven grooming but I’m happy it’s open. Hit that that twice and then went to Main Street. Main Street was a perfect groomer. Smooth, dry snow. Lazy and Paradise we’re also really nice but Main Street was my ROTD. New trails open for me included Challenge, Lower Park, and the crossover under the 6 pack from Home Stretch to Lower Park. Blowing was on NMDW, Lower Sidewinder, Switchback, and a couple spots on open trails. Razors was still being pushed out with 2 cats on it. Skied until 10 and now I’m off to work. I’ll be back at it Saturday. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. 5 points
    Ski 2 live is the official wet blanket of PASR.
  12. 5 points
    Maybe fluffy is out of jail and in charge of ticket sales now
  13. 5 points
  14. 5 points
    So, JFBB did confirm that vouchers bought before Jan 1, will not have a surcharge. New ticket sales will have the $3 surcharge. They stopped communicating with me when i asked why other mountains serviced by PPL were not issuing a surcharge.
  15. 5 points
    Hey All, I’m back from a fun night sesssion at Blue mountain the true mountain. I arrived at the lower lot around 640pm and in the house were Atomic Jeff, Shadows, Steve(guy who brewed beer for sausage Sunday) and Johnny Law. The temperature was in the upper 20s to start and fell into the lower 20s during the session The snowmaking cannons were blasting on Razors, nightmare-dreamweaver, switchback, tubing, Widowmaker and Central Park...lower park is just about ready and razors is just about ready as well. Challenge is now open and was in ok condition for its first day..the cookies were pushed to the sides and it was pretty much frozen granuler but smooth. Main Street was nice on the top slick in the middle and nice lower. Lazy had pretty much packed powder and paradise had the best snow and we were even treeated to fresh cord one run on the right side. I skied a total of 10 runs between 7-840..4 paradise, 3 main streets, 2 lazy to the falls and one challenge. After skiing we hung out in the lot until just about 10 had some beers and ended up being just about the last people there since they close at 9 early in the week. All in all pretty good skiing and good fun. I’ll be back Thursday night and looking like there could be some pow pow on friday morning. JADIP
  16. 5 points
  17. 5 points
    I'm going to lean on the side of JFBB dropping the ball on this one, but i can be way off base here. Electric rates are published, and change maybe twice a year or something. I looked sometime in the fall, and saw the the residential rate was actually going down on Jan 1. Looking at their published price to compare sheets, it appears as though commercial rates were increased. I think they should have known this. It was published in the fall. As we all know, electric is the biggest expense for any ski resort in the area. Its my understanding electric cost for huge users are negotiated ahead of time. I know if i was planning on using a metric shit ton of electric, i would probably keep a close eye on cost. All of the suppliers i work with will always give me a heads up when there is going to be a cost increase. I would be interested to hear PPL''s side. I find it kind of bizarre that this came as a big surprise to JFBB, that their biggest operating expense was going to be increased. The other question is, did they know this, but ignore it, thinking they would be able to produce most of their snow before Jan 1? December kind of sucked for snowmaking. Did season passholders incur a surcharge as well? Did the race team assholes? It looks as though Blue, Montage, and Elk, are also serviced by PPL. So, they are just sucking up the price increase? A quick google search reveals this from November 2nd. The new rates translate into a savings of about $4.10 a month for a typical residential customer, to $129.20, according to PPL spokesman Joe Nixon, while the business customer will see an increase of $4.68 per month, to $117.78. Large commercial and industrial customers shop for their own power, with the generation rate for large industrial customers based on hourly market prices, Nixon said. https://www.mcall.com/business/mc-biz-ppl-price-to-compare-20181102-story.html Ok, so now im really thinking JFBB dropped the fucking ball. Dropped the fucking ball, let it roll down Floyds and into the Lehigh River and was swept away.
  18. 5 points
    That’s bad customer service and putting a PPL employee on blast is messed up.
  19. 5 points
    After an awesome perfect trip in terms of travel, we had a slight delay out of ORD because of an antenna issue and ended up departing about 20 minutes late. Near Slippery Rock, PA the cabin altitude started to climb indicating a pressurization issue. We descended at ~4000ft/min down to 10,000 ft. Some worried passengers, but all I cared about was that we didn't divert 😂
  20. 5 points
    Since i was in utah, i wasnt watching data from the beltsville bouy. The diaper exploded at high alttitude on sunday. Look for some precip, maybe even our favorite kind this weekend. Might wanna be clearing your schedule for pow skiing or getting the arc ready.
  21. 5 points
    Yesterday was rad! I appreciate you guys welcoming and giving my cousin and brother in law a beer. Thank you. My brother in law taught me to snowboard 15+ years ago so you can thank him for having to deal with me . He likes beer, likes to grill and already mentioned he wished he bought a triple play instead of his single day ticket so he might make another appearance or two. Shoutout to @mute1080 for the eagles swag, thank you. As for the riding.... the snow was the best its been all season and its nice to have some fun side hits again. Life lines weren't too bad for the later half of the morning, maybe 5 minutes. we were riding the quad to save a couple minutes in the lift line and our second to last ride up it stopped 3-4 times and one of the stops being for a few minutes. Unfortunately the quad shut down quickly after at about 1245 (I believe) making the 6 packs entire carousal filled and that's when we wrapped it up. Probably for the better because my cousin and I had our fill and my brother in laws legs were feeling it by this point. Another great day or snow, fun and good people. 3 clips below, two from JF on Sat and one for the parking lot. Pretty happy with the first clip as I don't do a lot of jumps but am just starting to get comfortable on them now.
  22. 4 points
  23. 4 points
    If given the opportunity to pay a few extra bucks and stay on site for a wedding I'm doing it every time. Getting bused to and from a venue sucks.
  24. 4 points
    If i can find an article by doing a quick google search that says commercial rates are going up, i dont see how they can spin this off on PPL. I think thats kind of shitty of them. Just for funsies, i am going to email them.
  25. 4 points
    Blue had more new snow then Alta, sure. Did Alta have more snow? Sure. We met up with Ryan at Alta today for some turns. He gave us a rowdy tour of the place. We sidestepped/traversed all the way out to Eddie’s High Nowhere/East Greeley bowl which had variable conditions at the bottom. We also skied Spiney Chutes in Catherine’s which was heavy, but soft snow. Towards the end of our day, we saw someone skiing down East Baldy with no other tracks to be seen. Up the mountain we went. 15 minutes later we made some great turns through a chute that lead to some glorious wind buffed pow. Ryan and I look the same in photos. I have the brighter blue pants.
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