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  1. mikes781

    the pics from today thread

    I love me some tarpon! One of my favorite fish to catch.
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    the pics from today thread

    Yep I used to burn the midnight oil chasing fish when my girls were little but now they’re both playing travel softball and I help coach both teams. Bye bye free time March through November. All good pretty soon I won’t have this time with them and I still sneak out once in a while. Even got to ski on this trip in December
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    the pics from today thread

    Used to fish those back bays a lot during the day running from bridge to bridge and in my yak. That of course was before kids! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    the pics from today thread

    Fishing the Delaware or did you head for the salt?
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    Vail buys Blue - Article Inside

    There is always Spring Mountain or maybe resurrect Belle.
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    Vail buys Blue - Article Inside

    I did look to see what Vail did with Okemo pass holders when the bought it last year and they did offer an upgrade option. https://www.epicpass.com/info/new-epic-resorts-faqs.aspx
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    Vail buys Blue - Article Inside

    Well based on the camelback rumors it does sound like the pass war is coming to PA.
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    Vail buys Blue - Article Inside

    Lol my interest used to perk up every time I saw Vail mentioned here. Being new to these parts I assumed you all were just pulling each other’s chains 50% of the time... that number has risen to 99.9% and wondering what it’s going to be like as we get further from ski season.[emoji3]
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    Vail buys Blue - Article Inside

    Is it April 1st again already? [emoji3]
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    Introduction

    Yep don’t let your age be a barrier. I’m in my late 40s and just came back to skiing at the end of last year after a 25 year break. I was a hack back in the day and just liked to go fast lol. Started this year at maybe a level just above beginner. Took a few private lessons with the goal of doing blues this year. The last few weeks I’ve been hitting blacks and some double blacks at Blue. Might not always be pretty on the steeper stuff or in not so favorable conditions but I’m ahead of where I wanted to be. Blue has a six week adult clinic if you can swing the time during the week. Someone mentioned skiing with better skiers and that definitely helps. I’m always looking to shadow random good skiers. Once you get past that wedge and start riding the skis it’s going to get a whole lot easier and less physically demanding.
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    3/26 Crispy start, getting softer, sunny, fast

    Oh and got back to NJ in time for dinner. [emoji16] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    3/26 Crispy start, getting softer, sunny, fast

    Couldn’t have asked for a nicer day. Got 27 runs in and conditions were great for most it. Spent most of the day lapping Lazy Mile, Switchback and Main Street. Hard to pick my favorite. Probably done for the season unless I can sneak away to VT in April for a day or two. Gonna be tough with my kids softball schedule ramping up
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    3/26 Crispy start, getting softer, sunny, fast

    Place is empty today also. Was only planning on skiing till noon but already told my wife I won’t be home for dinner.
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    Blue Mountain 3/16/2019

    Had a good time up there yesterday with my daughters. We skied from 8 to 2 and pretty much stuck to lazy mile and sidewinder the entire time with a few runs down paradise. I kept peeking at challenger and Main Street but they weren’t up for it. I seem to really struggle with the heavy wet slop. Was clowning around with my daughters at one point heading down Tutts and caught one ski in it and it spun me completely around. Kids thought I did it on purpose... still not sure how I was able to recover lol. Hoping to squeeze in another trip or two.
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    3/16-17 weekend roll call thread.

    I’m going to be there first thing tomorrow for a few hours with my daughters. We’ll be poking along on some blues and greens trying to get them to graduate from pizzas to french fries lol.
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