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  1. Drove up here Sunday. We had a little r@in on our arrival, then temperatures plummeted, with a light dusting of snow during the night. Monday at Sugarbush was less than stellar. Flat light and icy. Didn’t even bother with Castle Rock, as there were warnings all over of thin cover. Slide Brook Express Quad not running 🙁. Got about 6 inches of snow Monday night, then a sunny cold day. Conditions at Mt Ellen just about perfect. Looks like another sunny day on tap today. A picture of the sweet cabin I rented and some more pics of mountain
    18 points
  2. @ JAC waiting for departure. Snow King’s website says open at 9 but I had feeling lifts don’t start spinning at that time. Could see the lifts not moving at 9:01 so I switched to the touring set up and got a $8 Uber. -15° with real feel of -28° but didn’t feel like it, especially when moving. Only had an hour and made it about half way up the hill without seeing anyone. Great way to start the trip home.
    14 points
  3. Great day today after a couple big powder days. Everything was soft and smooth and the steeps were in beautiful shape. Didn’t expect the headwall to be open so that was a serious bonus, and a little exercise as well. Got to ski the expert chutes for the first time ever and it was so good we repeated it (although there was a very spicy traverse to get there. Tomorrow will be a brief AM session before heading to the airport.
    14 points
  4. I thought today was better snow wise and I had alot more fun that yesterday. NMDW was a good minefield and upper main was good. Truthfully it was probably the hot dogs though. I'm always hungry on the lift and imagine my delight when BenM revealed delicious hot hot dogs mid lift ride. One was a dream but to get back on the lift and get another is next level. I've become a lift dog evangelist, it may be the perfect lift food.
    13 points
  5. Dusting off this thread. Arrived yesterday to spend the month. In line 8:50 w my friend Sarah and we are 5th and 6th in line. Gonna be a cold bluebird day!!
    12 points
  6. Probably the best groomer day I’ve had at JH. The -29F start probably kept people away but it was quite pleasant. The place was completely empty. At 10:30 the Thunder lift line had nobody even standing around. The liftie look bored. The snow was 11/10. The boys let them run a bit today. Was nice to really crank some turns.
    11 points
  7. Great post-storm skiing. Went up the headwall with Jay and @NMSKI. Hit Tower 3 with the boys as well, and then a rinse and repeat on Expert Chutes. Snow was deep and soft.
    11 points
  8. Did some uphill at the resort this morning. Was -5 when we got out of the car. Started about 6:45ish. Sarah went all the way up to the top of Paradise lift. I stopped half way up. She was so much faster then me I felt bad she was waiting so I told her just to go. Had a boot fitting appt right after and got some sweet new touring boots! Can’t wait to rest them out.
    10 points
  9. Drove up yesterday for the discounted skiing. Last 45 minutes up turnpike and 81 in light snow. Parking was in the upper lot. Cleared and got blue sky by around 9:30, temp around 24 degrees. Not completely open yet, had guns going all day on Iroquois, Tuscorora, and Kickapoo (trails closed). Snow was very firm and fast, could carve easily. Some small marbles developed here and there as day went on, nothing serious or troublesome. Upper Tunkhannock was usual bump field. Lower Tunkhannock was some of best snow on the mountain. Got 18 runs in. Only lousy snow was the icy boiler plate mess at lower Seneca in the run off to the double chair. Wife made the comment that you see a different caliber of skier at Elk. Blue sky, no kids, no lift lines, no crowd. JADIP.
    10 points
  10. This is spot on accurate. He was so sly about it too. It was 8:45ish... I saw it and just kinda thought why's BenM wearing a fanny pack filled with aluminum foil? Never in my wildest dreams could I imagine what would come next. Johnny Law took it one further, said and I quote "yo dude...what do you got there?" ....Then came BenM's epic and unforgettable response. A response that that'll be etched into my memory banks as long as I live and breathe... "anyone wanna hotdog?"...as he held his foil wrapped trophy high in the air, grinning from ear to ear. Frankly...It was an honor and a privilege to be apart of it.
    10 points
  11. Windy af but not super cold with the sun out, wookie fleeces kind of weather. With what is rumored to be the biggest tubing weekend ever and special guest appearance by Oprah Winfrey they are blowing that shit deeeeeep. Guns on to reasonable effect on challenge up to the upper headwall, everything above that is blowing into Cherryville. Also blowing on Switch but to little effect as almost all of that is blowing onto main. Snow is good, still some slick spots but infinitely more together with lots of speed and grip. The marbles on main are considerably smaller and raceway/chute/lower is quite nice. Coming Soon is nice but alot more wind effected, NMDW is as good as its been all year so I mostly lapped that. Not quite absolute full speed but super nice to start to get aggressive on it. I think challenge will go, the upper yellow is putting out some depth but not sure about switch. The wind really needs to die down as it wasn't accumulating there at all.
    9 points
  12. Good: hanging out in NMSkis massive fireplace suite that had a window sill and couch. Bad: him sitting on a Luggage rack the first day cause while there were plenty of towels but not enough chairs, I remedied that situation by stealing two chairs from the hallway on the floor above. Ugly: two days I got over to his room in my khakis and noticed there were boxer shorts inside my pant leg. It’s cause after the bagel place in the AM I rip off pants and underwear and get into different underwear and ski pants and then I guess rush to get dressed when the Biergarten opens. Weird wild stuff. Paint me like the French girls.
    9 points
  13. Conditions are so so, but at least they’re blowing new snow. Razors is closed and they’re blowing the whole slope. Also, blowing on the upper park and the very top of freefall. Other than that, they’re blowing in a few high traffic spots. Curzi’s is closed for Team Lehigh. Freefall was in pretty good shape, they didn’t really do anything to nightmare, but Main Street was the run of the day. The upper section was pretty nice, some slick spots and marbles developed in the middle, but the bottom was in really good shape.
    9 points
  14. Got there at the usual start time, everything on the east side was completely groomed out and frozen cord. Started to soften up around 10, and by 1230 when I left the top was just starting to get sticky and the bottom a little slushy, but all the slopes were still pretty firm with a little bit of soft stuff on top. Alternated between freefall, razors, and Dreamweaver. Really couldn’t say which one was the run of the day because they were also nice. Never made it over to Main Street, sunny and warm, although it started to cloud over a little bit later in the morning. Very light crowds, never had to wait for a chair. 22 runs this morning.
    9 points
  15. January 30…day 6 of 7 Hey All, I’m back from another fun day of skiing at Jackson hole mountain resort. Me, NMSki and Atomic Jeff left the 49er at 755am and NMSki dropped off his luggage at the Cloudveil where NazarethSkier Jay was staying. Got to the mountain around 830ish and it was a ghost town. It was -29 in the village lot and I put my boots on as fast as BenM. On the way to the lift I stopped into the ski shop and bought a balaclava for myself and bought Atomic Jeff one as well $82 for both including tax, better than getting frost bite. Got in the gondola line around 850am and just a handful of people. My vape was frozen and I finally got it working on the lift and a guy asked me if it was weed and I said yup you won’t some and he told me not to vape in the gondola so I didn’t. Took a couple rip van winkles at the top when Jaybird was snapping pictures. Down Amphitheater to thunder and it was that 80mph cord JH is famous for…it was so good and so empty and a pleasant change of pace after two giant pow days and a lot of chowder yesterday. Up Thunder and did a repeat of Amphitheater and was so good and empty that we did a third run on that before taking a beautiful Grand to Sublette. Up Sublette and Bivoac was groomed and it was the most please soft packed powder imaginable. Then skied down R trail to south pass traverse to Thunder. Up Thunder and this was NMSki and NazarethJay last run as they were going to take an Uber back to town around 1030. We went down Laramie which was so good. I was going maybe 40-50mph on the right side and NMSki game flying down the left side easily exceeding 60mph woooo. We exchanged goodbyes and then just me and Atomic Jeff. Up Sublette again and another Bivoac run over to Thunder. Up Thunder and skied upper amphitheater to Nez Perce traverse to Casper area. Up Casper lift and skied under the Casper left then left over to lower Kemmerer which was ungroomed and up the Teton chair. At the top skied a beautiful Crags run on two other people on the run I skied past onto the right side of the Apres Vous terrain to the AV lift. Up AV and a screamer on the right side again right to the base. Ended up with 11 runs and just shy of 20,000 vertical feet in two hours. You really rack up the runs with all but one lift being high speed combined with about 1/8 of the normal amount of people. It was so empty that our last of 5 times up Thunder, there weren’t any people in the liftline, not even anybody waiting for their friends like zero people crazy. Today was the best bluebird groomer day I’ve ever had at Jackson hole…mainly due to excellent snow and no people. My toes were a little frozen as well as my nose…it was super tough getting my ski boots off. We then went to the Mangy moose and shared nachos with beef and a pitcher of Wilson IPA, $56…we each left $40 and peaced out and now back in town relaxing. I didn’t take many pictures due to the cold but will post what I have. Now it’s about -10 in town. Tomorrow should be slightly warmer.
    9 points
  16. January 29th 2023 Day 5 of 7. Hey All, Im back from another session at Jackson hole mountain resort. No more powder panic today as there was only 6” new in the last 24 hours but only 2” overnight. We left for the mountain at 755am and it was around zero degrees under mostly cloudy sky’s. We took a different approach up the mountain…Sweetwater gondola to Casper to thunder groomed on the Grand…up Sublette and NMSki, Atomic Jeff and Nazareth Jay hiked the head wall and me and Mute did a Bivoac woods run which was very soft not untracked and then over to thunder and some pow below expert chutes and did that twice and met the boys bottom of Thunder. Up Thunder and I split up because I didn’t want to ski tower three so went over to the Casper area and found a good bit of leftover pow and also over to Apres Vous for more of the same. At the top of Apres Vous, atomic Jeff text me they were halfway up Sublette and taking last run and I timed it perfectly taking two more runs and literally was walking back to our $40 parking space in the village lot. Now finishing up lunch at the Snake river brewery.
    9 points
  17. Pulled into a half filled lot just before 8:15 thinking WTF as the lifts start rolling at 9!? Seconds later @JFskiDan pulled in next to me thinking the same thing. Painless issue of Indy pass and waiting for mountain host to give us the green light, a hundred or so race kids fly by us explaining all the cars in the lot. They let season pass holders start at 8:30 which is pretty cool, a few minutes before 9:00 we were off, working the north side skiers left to right. Temp was a cold 40d under overcast skies. Snow was soft Cornish cord that held up pretty well as we worked our way across. I started out tele that was pretty fun but challenging on a few of the steeper pitches, thanks for waiting Dan lol. after we hit everything down low it was rinse and repeat, I swapped out skis and we took a ride up top on the iron horse. We watched the race kids from above struggling with tough conditions. At the top we remarked about the troegs shack and the lifty said they open at 11. back down bottom the snow was holding up, just a little choppy here and there. The lift not so much as it was stopping every ride for 5 minutes or so. Worked our way across for another round, figured we were pressing our luck and headed back up top for a beer. Troegs wasn’t opened so we headed back to the trucks for a beer and some of Benm’s Reese’s chips ahoy and peaced out around noon. Fun morning with a change of scenery with better snow and less crowds than Blue #IndyRevolutiion
    9 points
  18. Had fun. Got complimented on my snot-circles. Good turns. Woods were thin.
    8 points
  19. Best Blue mountain turns of this season today on Free Fall. Conditions were pretty good everywhere actually (with the exception of home stretch). Idk I thought today was pretty awesome. No wind made the cold bearable. Those coming soon runs were $$
    8 points
  20. Great first day back at Cb! Hasn’t snowed in a few days here so the groomers were fun and fast. I thought the bumps would be rough since they looked icy but they were fun too. started on the Silver Queen down to Paradise Bowl. Did 3 runs there then headed over to East River. There is a run called Black Eagle one half is groomed the other half bumped. We lapped that a bunch dipping in and out of the bumps Sarah me trying to pick a line Had a snack at the Umbrella Bar and did some east laps off that side. I ended my day after 12 runs, Sarah stayed longer. Had a weird conversation w a guy on the shuttle home: Guy: I always wondered if the band makes those skis (talking about my Black Crows) me: just gave him a funny look guy: so do you like their music? me: they’re ok after a 5 minute silence guy: (don’t even realize he is talking to me at first) So I did one long top to bottom run today. I am going to get my car and head over to Monarch so I can ski two places in one day. Probably just do one run there and come home. me: just gave him a funny look and said ok
    8 points
  21. 8 points
  22. Back to Sugarbush today. Fun day. Sunny and cold. Lots of runs off Lincoln Peak. Jester was a blast, did that multiple times. Ate it on Sunrise late in the day. Looked floofy from the lift, but looks are deceiving… a sheet. Plus I was getting tired. On the fence about returning to Mt Ellen or doing Sugarbush again. Thought maybe we could see Mt Washington from the top today.
    8 points
  23. We're not raising a fair weather skiier over here 😂
    8 points
  24. Basically boiled hot dogs individually wrapped with no accoutrements (thanks blue for only having the pump/cup condiments, not packets) in an insulated funny pack. Ngl it hit the spot tho. Would do it again.
    8 points
  25. 8 points
  26. So uphill at shawnee was really fun. right before we got in trouble for skinning up a closed slope. lots of snowmaking, so staying close to the guns here was the smart move. Wicked windy at the top. Skiing down with almost every gun blasting snow wasnt that awesome.
    7 points
  27. 7 points
  28. After being back home and back at work I feel like it was all a dream. Thanks to @AtomicSkier, @GrilledSteezeSandwich, @mute1080 and @NazarethSkier for a super memorable trip. Gonna be hard to match this one in the future.
    7 points
  29. For realz ? Risk tolerance in humans is a highly varied witch doctor like stew of brain chemistry, experience, etc etc. To TP4's point you don't take risks in other areas but perceive of it differently ? I know you do, I know everyone of us does. Indiggio you have a motorcycle no ? Zz I believe you do not use a helmet ? Johnnylaw smoked mad cigs for years and years. Again I'm not saying anything against anyone. Motorcycles are cool af and if you want one you should have one but by any measure it's orders of magnitude more dangerous than riding a lift regardless of bar status but the key is you dont feel it is because of a million factors specific to your experience. Some people won't ride on motorcycles by default, some people don't put the lift down, some of us looooooove nicotine it's all the same thing perceptions of risk but not actual risk which is always unknown. Risk tolerance is very personal and prescribing ones views to others is impossible as the concept is so nebulous. What's everyone thoughts on the false vacuum state of the universe or that gamma ray burster that probably isn't pointing directly at us ? Do those things matter ? Who's to judge ?
    7 points
  30. January 31st..day 7 of 7 Hey all, I’m back from my final ski day of this trip. Today was very cold to start and we didn’t even leave for the mountain until 815am. Temperature was a balmy -23. Arrived at the hill around 835am, sat in the car a few because we didn’t want to stand around waiting for the gondola to open, booted up and loaded the gondola at 859. First run on amphitheater was more of that 80 mph cord..it was nice. Up thunder and repeated ampy again and then one more time before taking Grand to south pass traverse back to thunder followed by Grand to Sublette chair. Grand on the left side was so good. It was also super super empty..like one out of every ten chairs with people for the first hour. In the first hour we didn’t the gondola, five thunder laps and one Sublette lap and skied Rendezvous trail one time. R-trail was decent but more traffic than the other runs so a bit more skied off. We then did four more Laps off of Thunder, mostly skied Grand to south pass traverse and then on the last run continued on lower Tram line which was more chalky than cord and as we descended back to the village it was like skiing into a ice box as it was still in the teens below zero at the base. Debooted and had lunch at the Four Season. This turned into maybe my best trip here. First two days had shallow powder and low crowds…next two days deep deep powder and crowded..fifth day was leftover powder and moderate crowds and the last two days were empty groomer days. Thanks everybody for reading along. Mute had a blast here and NMSki did as well and I’m glad Nazareth Jay came along for comic relief…also glad Jay was able to find his lotion.. JADIP
    7 points
  31. Atomic Jeff, Me and sausage Wellington.
    7 points
  32. Just came back from a night session with Becky. It was a balmy 42 when we pulled into the lower lot around 545, which was surprisingly full. We stuck with the quad for tonight and on our first ride up homestretch looked like a sea of waves… not bumps, but perfectly parallel waves. It was like wet sand, but honestly it wasn’t awful. Lower paradise had spots down to dirt and glacier but the piles between it were honestly fun. Crazy mile was just that… wild with groups of 15-20 boarders at a clip. Had to pull over a few times to make sure the little wouldn’t be a hit and run. Only annoying part was the perpetual black hole on lazy, perhaps they can borrow a colored light from tubing since they can’t seem to be bothered to replace the bulb that’s been out since the start of the season. Playing in the push piles is typical Sunday night skiing (especially this year), overall fun night.
    7 points
  33. Hey all, I’m back from a fun session at Blue mountain. I arrived at the lower lot at dark o clock and it was around 4 degrees out. In the house were Johnny Law, PARidge, BenM JFDan, Dirtwolf, Atomic Jeff, NMSki, Mute, Boo Bear, Indiggio, Salty and many others. Second civilian old six pack and Nightmare dreamweaver first which was ok snow but slick in the last corner. Main Street had very nice snow and I skied that a few times. Widowmaker was ok but had gates on it and Midway had nice fresh man made chalk. I was surprised that the guns were off, I heard it might have to do with electric company stuff. Coming soon was also nice chalky manmade and lazy was ok, corner was a little slick and after the falls was uneven. The 4 degrees today felt colder than -29 at Jackson hole and my toes were frozen. I didn’t feel like hanging around and drinking beer and now I’m at work getting stoned and logging in yesterdays mail. I could use some hot cocoa. JADIP Also did anybody bring a gummy stone for BenM
    6 points
  34. I didn't see the February 2nd thread so I figure I'd be like Mick Jagger and start one up. more weird conditions this evening from fresh man-made to cookie fields to sugar. It's better than it's been at least. Guns are blaze and lots of areas they're really pushing to get challenge open. That little ski school Hill next to tubing is also getting snow making action haven't gotten over to the main Street Express yet to see what's going on over there we'll do in a bit
    6 points
  35. And I WAS enjoying my zen. First bluebird day I feel like I have had all season. Legs felt good, Sarah was cracking me up, no lift lines, no wind. Pretty damn good day.
    6 points
  36. 6 points
  37. At least you get to use your fancy new balaclava again.
    6 points
  38. You should use that on your Tinder profile.
    6 points
  39. No dance floor injuries.
    6 points
  40. Last night was f*cking terrible. Boot high sugar piles on ice. Brutal. But I got 6 runs in with my niece so all good 🥰. Very proud of how much better she’s gotten since she first started. Look forward to going with her again soon with better conditions. Turned around and did double duty and was up this morning from 845-11 with cuzzie. Little better than last night and was only gonna get better as it got warmer.
    6 points
  41. One of the best days of the year, and coming soon was best runs of the season. Cold wasn’t nearly as bad as I thought it would be, lucky for no wind
    5 points
  42. Today was most excellent, some of the best snow of the season so far and while cold it wasn't too brutal with no wind. Confirmed the power company shut them down but they fired up Challenge around 11am. Not sure why they can't dial up the juice anymore, isn't it a 21 state consortium anyways? Big shot out to Psu for the tree house, shit was delicious ! Good day for sure and tomorrow is going to feel subtropical.
    5 points
  43. Rode up the first chair with JLaw and lapped the big three on the east side until about 1030, then headed over to Main Street. All of the slopes were in pretty good shape, and the light dusting of snow made things pretty smooth. Sugar piles never really developed even on lower paradise, lower Main and Home Stretch. Skied Main Street till about noon when it was getting a little skied off up top but still carveable. Hopefully they will put a bunch of snow down this week to last through March. Very light crowds, The black runs were very quiet.
    5 points
  44. Saturday. Maybe Sunday. Who's gonna do this...lol "We are expecting a busy weekend in the Snow Tubing Park! For the best parking experience, we're recommending all Season Passholders park at the Summit Lodge located at the top of the mountain. While you're at the Summit, grab a bite at Slopeside Pub and Grill, shop around our True Blue Retail Shop, enjoy live music performances, and more!"
    5 points
  45. Just go, I'll be up between 5 and 6 depending on traffic. Dirtwolf I think will be there and if it's terrible terrible snow we'll have even more fun grinding the spine.
    5 points
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