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    Super-G Racer

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    2015 volkl rtm-81/2016 blizzard brahma SP
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    Skier
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    Blue Mtn/Montage/JF

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    Philly 'burbs

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  1. guitar73

    18/19 Season Update

    now this is really funny! elk's terrain is OK, but def nowhere near to being the best in PA. they need to open up the woods there, that could be a game-changer for them. I've had better snow conditions at Jack Frost more frequently than at Elk...and that's on a consistent basis. Elk def has the old-school vibe going for them, but not totally in the cute charming way. the base lodge cannot adequately handle the current number of visitors, just too small. I don't mind the slow lifts, keeps the trails less crowded. Elk is just an OK mtn and IMHO it gets too much hype for what it is. that said, it is def worth a day trip once in a while.
  2. guitar73

    Seriously, WTF is with this Weather?

    some of the smaller trees around my office look like they are starting to think about changing color. baby steps, lol...
  3. guitar73

    Seriously, WTF is with this Weather?

    you can keep your rain....i'll just take these temps!
  4. guitar73

    Seriously, WTF is with this Weather?

    *waves*
  5. guitar73

    Seriously, WTF is with this Weather?

    ok, it can start not feeling like mid-summer now.....
  6. guitar73

    Elk - 3/15/18

    no offense to the deceased......but that is such a load of BS for rationale to close the trees. if that reasoning was valid, then every single ski area in the nation would have not tree skiing.
  7. guitar73

    Pi Pi Pi!

    apparently he knew how to schedule things just right, lol!
  8. guitar73

    End of Season Party - 3/11

    sorry we couldn't make it today, looks like it was a great day for a party!
  9. guitar73

    TR - Alta/Snowbird 3/2018

    Probably not. Got home super late after horrendous flight home. Gonna rest up. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. guitar73

    TR - Alta/Snowbird 3/2018

    Day 7 - Snowbird Better snow, crowds. After 5 consecutive days skiing we were seriously debating staying at Alta for our final day and take it easy. But, we decided to finish the trip off at Snowbird. We took our time with breakfast and getting over to the hill. First up was a couple of warmups in mineral basin, then we made our way over to gad 2 area. We spent most of the morning exploring that terrain...lots of nice trees and bumps. Lunch was brats and sauerkraut at mid gad. Tasty tasty indeed. After lunch we headed up to the knucklehead traverse area and then over to the organgrinder area. We finished the day with a run down tiger tail and pearly gates. Few ppl were in that area, so we had nice chalky snow conditions. Overall it was a very good trip. Good snow and good ppl. Staying at GMD was the right call and will most likely stay there again when we return. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. guitar73

    TR - Alta/Snowbird 3/2018

    Day 6 - Alta Better snow, still sunny. Busy day exploring more of the supreme, sugarloaf, and backside areas. Day started out pretty cold, but warmed up quickly...snow was a bit stiff but softened nicely by mid-morning. We met up with another lady from the ski diva site and two random guys from GMD that we met in the hot tub days before. Good time skiing with them all. Tomorrow is either Alta or Snowbird. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. guitar73

    TR - Alta/Snowbird 3/2018

    Day 5 - Snowbird Sun-baked snow. Snowbird was the word yesterday. We had a killer b-fast at GMD, then hopped on the shuttle to the bird. First up was Peruvian lift to the tunnel to mineral basin to warm up on the groomers back there. The ungroomed back there was horridly sun-baked and not kind on the legs. Executive decision was to move back to the Peruvian side in search of better snow. We were not disappointed. Good stuff off of lower primrose path and chip's. another run down Peruvian, under the tram and we then headed up to the summit for lunch at the tram lodge. After lunch we lapped little cloud bowl area for a couple of laps. We called it quits about 2pm to save our legs. Quite a bit terrain is open, but the snow conditions at snowbird wasn't nearly as good as it was at Alta. Oh well. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. guitar73

    TR - Alta/Snowbird 3/2018

    Day 4 - Alta Less ppl, more sun. Had coffee first thing and watched all the motivated ppl skin up the other side of LCC. I was glad for the ski lifts bc that kind of skinning looks like too much work for my taste, lol. Yesterday we spent most of our day over in the supreme area. Mad technical skiing in the chutes in supreme bowl let to some spectacular views of LCC. Another lap or two down sugarloaf, then we headed over to the collins side and hit up ballroom (just opened that morning and was mess by the time we hit it). Rest of the day was spent lapping the high t. Ski patrol was blasting the crap out of devils castle, cecrete, and baldly backside. All those areas opened up by noon-ish. Tomorrow is snowbird. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. guitar73

    TR - Alta/Snowbird 3/2018

    That was tinymoose and my buddy rob taking a break. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. guitar73

    TR - Alta/Snowbird 3/2018

    Day 3 - Alta Much improved visibility, leftovers, still crowded. Our morning started out watching avy blasting over coffee. Alta has a spotter in the saloon (GMD has early coffee in there every morning), so we were talking with him and he was pointing out the areas they were working on. The powder-starved locals called in sick yesterday bc the mtn was still crowded. It was really nice to be able to see where you were going today, and the temps were a little warmer than yesterday. Found lots of soft stuff off the high-t first thing in the morning. Then we headed over to wildcat and found thigh-deep untouched snow. The bro-skiers were out in force, hitting a kicker under the lift. The girls went exploring the sugarloaf and supreme lifts while my buddy rob and I did a lap down in the black jack area. After that we decided to take the high t to the end and we came down high rustler...easily run of the day. After a run thru the trees below Collins lift we met the girls for lunch at the saloon. Lunch was a really good supreme pizza and soda: really hit the spot. After lunch we lapped supreme lift, playing in the trees and steeps off skiers left looking down the mtn. Supreme bowl was closed. One last run of the day was under the collins lift. Another awesome day in ski paradise. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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