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  1. 40 minutes ago, rgrwilco said:

    Looks like fun!

    Do they charge for uphill? asking for someone who misses hunter but doesn't want to give vail money.

    In practice, not really. Technically, I think you need a valid lift ticket or season pass, but since the ticket window is never open before you need to start going uphill, I always end up getting my ticket after I've done the skin lap.

  2. You should probably look into closing dates before deciding. If it's a long weekend before you start the new job, stowe very well might not be open then. Same deal with any of the places out west due to potential forest service leases and/or animal migrations. Spring skiing is awesome, but conditions might also be complete trash.

    New Orleans is a super fun city, NCAA tournament aside. Happy to give recs if that's the route you go. I've been many times due to family there, but I won't pollute this thread til you say you want the info hah

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  3. 25 minutes ago, eaf said:

    The 4-hour ticket price this week is just $44, which makes season pass a somewhat questionable investment for an average person getting only 4-6x days a season. I bet that your bet is wrong.

    Sure. It's after all the holidays. What you're not accounting for is flexibility. With a pass, if I decide I want to ski tomorrow, I can, and I don't have to factor in how much it'll cost me. The pass is a sunk cost that I paid last April. I've got my money's worth out of it fourfold based on the fact that a weekend ticket usually hovers around $100, and that's when I usually get to ski.

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  4. 1 hour ago, antman12 said:

    Apologies if this has already been answered. When I renew my pass today am I going to lose my buddy pass for this season?

    i renewed my pass as well, and i'm fully expecting it to not work when i show up to ski this weekend

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  5. As others have said, the forward pressure difference of 1mm should be a non-issue. RE: toe adjustment, you'll only have to deal with that for salomon driver-style (S/STH bindings) or shift bindings. As far as I can remember, there aren't any other alpine bindings on the market that have any sort of toe adjustment. Happy to check em out for ya if you've got em by this weekend and we cross paths.

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  6. 17 hours ago, NMSKI said:

    So for the buddy pass do I just take the bar code to a kiosk or ticket window?  No reservation necessary or anything?

    Yup, pull up the email or confirmation on your phone, scan at kiosk, out pops card, scoot your way on over to the lift

    17 hours ago, GrilledSteezeSandwich said:

    ...and yes reservation.

    false, there was no date assigned when i transferred my buddy pass a few weeks ago.

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  7. 2 hours ago, JFskiDan said:

    i can relate.  every bit of car insurance, homeowners ins (that i pay out right), some property taxes, some other insurance, income taxes, ski passes, etc, all come due this time of year.  i swear i spend like twice as much as i bring in over the next 2 months covering everything.  

    But, then its all paid and over with.....

    good to know i'm not alone! guess i should buy the blue passes for next year one of these days

  8. 11 hours ago, toast21602 said:

    Welcome! Sorry to hear the Epic/Vail fail is making you leave your ‘home’ mountain. Buttttt, anywhere but camelback. That place is a circus. Blue and Montage both have their draws but I enjoy Blue more just for the better terrain. You will get more runs in at Blue than Montage because of high speed lifts but Blue is definitely more crowded. Montage always seems eerily empty. Just my 2¢. 

    you forgot to mention your most important criteria... you live 5 minutes from blue 😘

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  9. 18 hours ago, enjoralas said:

    Had the two longest runs of my life down Paradise tonight, skiing with the boys. Very spring like. Feels like the end of season if going to come down like a house of cards. Probably time to talk dates.

    haha yup. took the kid on paradise for the first time two weeks ago and it took us about 45 minutes top to bottom. she only fell twice though!

  10. 16 minutes ago, Justin said:

    Thinking about it...I would pay a grand for occasional passholder only hours (didn't blue used to do this?) and some sort of actual skip the line type of thing. If we're turning skiing into six flags, might as well offer tiered season access and fast passes...

    My true hope is that mass society melts back into the nothingness it came from within the next 5 years or so, so I can get back to enjoying the outdoors again. But I guess every schlub skis or snowboards now (even on the most off-peak, terrible nights) so if I have to pay more to actually enjoy myself, whatever.

    Blue used to do 7:30 opening on weekends, but that had to be like ~10 years ago now. I'm sure @GrilledSteezeSandwich and pepperridge farm remember. 7:30 for passholders, 8:00 for regular day tickets at blue would be pretty great.

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  11. 3 hours ago, toast21602 said:

    Okay, cool debate about boards and skis... but lets talk about the superior Big Foot option. 

    Small and versatile. Lightweight. Can walk across parking lots easier than in skis or a board. Ergonomic and anatomically correct shape with wide forefoot for added stability. Easily adjustable bindings. Go great downhill, can walk flats, and hike up without taking them off. Can fit in carry-on for ski trips. Rad fluorescent colors. 


    False. Those bindings are not easy to adjust at all. You have to remove the decking screws used to attach the bindings to the foot, move the bails, then hope you get them back in the old holes correctly so they don't strip out. Requires at least two beers before such a complicated procedure can be attempted in the parking lot.

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  12. Good call not skiing weekends. The time if year you're going, be prepared for anything, weather-wise. Could be sunny and 50°, could be 20° and nuking, could be 30° and pissing rain. Been a few years since I was there, but there's obviously tons of good stuff there.

    7th Heaven is probably some of my favorite terrain there, because I do love some loosely spaced, tree'd up meadow skipping. Staying right by the blackcomb gondola should slightly shelter you from the crowds in the village, maybe... obviously any of the bowls are gonna have fun stuff, go where the snow is, etc. I'll probably catch some flak for it, but do peak to creek (if conditions are not prime up top), if for nothing other than the fact that it's an absurdly long top to bottom run. 

    On the food/drink side, you can't go wrong with Sushi Village. Midweek, happy hour specials, sake margaritas... many nights have gone blurry there by the time the check came. El furny is good for the typical "local" rowdy ski town vibe, as much as anything in whistler can really have a local vibe at this point, and the food is good and not terribly expensive for where you are. GLC or Longhorn are some of my favorites for apres, especially GLC since you can literally ski to your barstool if the snow's good. 

    As much as I have fond memories of being a poor college student trying to piece together the cheapest meal possible from the supermarket in the village so i could spend more money on booze, if you've got a car at your disposal, stop for groceries and beers before you get in to whistler. You'll save yourself lots of money, and the beer selection in vancouver or squamish is better. 

    If you're renting a car and there's snow in the forecast, stop at whatever the local canadian walmart/target equivalent and buy some chains or cables. Sea to sky has a mandatory chain up section if it's snowing, so you don't wanna be stuck on your drive up if you luck out with good snow. Worst case scenario, you eat the cost of the chains (or return them if unused), best case you use em and get fresh tracks the next day.


    Edit: here's the ice cave!


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  13. So why even put them in then? Or if they are necessary why not put them behind plastic or something so people don't mess with them? 

    They are completely fine to take out on Lange RX boots. Each bolt contributes to approximately a 10 on their flex rating, e.g. remove one bolt on a RX130 and your down to 120, etc. people remove them for various reasons, and contrary to [mention=2]atomicskier[/mention]’s comment, you can in fact remove them with little downside, if softening the flex of the boot is your goal. This may not apply to any other boot on the market, I dunno, but I’ve been in langes almost exclusively for 20 years, so I can vouch for what happens in their boots.

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