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  • Maintaining the Ski Lifestyle

    Hey everyone, I'm finding it harder and harder these days to maintain the same lifestyle that I enjoyed in my younger years. With 2 little ones at home, daycare costs, work, and other commitments I am finding it impossible to stay in skiing shape let alone the disposable income needed. My wife has started doing direct sales for Lularoe (or…

  • Magic 1/19 – Another Powder Day to Remember

    Just amazing day at Magic, grabbed third chair and then just did laps of untracked 8-9" of snow until about 11am. Then it was on to bombing down pow bumps. Met up with some friends including "Reefer" from here. Hell of a day. If you haven't been to Magic yet take advantage of the Throwback Thursday deal and just get…

  • So I have a business thing in Grand Junction CO in late March..

    I see that Aspen is a couple hours away and Telluride is 2.5 hours away. The business thing is the 23-25th of March... so I am thinking stay Monday-Tuesday 26/27 to ski. I have never skied Colorado. I will also be with my father who is a competent skier but gets tired and has less endurance, and also won't want…

  • So I have a business thing in Grand Junction CO in late March..

    I see that Aspen is a couple hours away and Telluride is 2.5 hours away. The business thing is the 23-25th of March... so I am thinking stay Monday-Tuesday 26/27 to ski. I have never skied Colorado. I will also be with my father who is a competent skier but gets tired and has less endurance, and also won't want…

  • Not even safe in the hotel

    Just watched a news report of a ski hotel in Italy that got crushed in an avalanche...scary stuff. I was in a hotel in Switzerland that had a bank vault for a room...found out its the avalanche room. Can't imagine that happening here..but we do get inter lodged in Utah. The last time I was in Europe, Zermatt, 5 of…

  • Good New England Bump Runs

    All the bump talk got me thinking about bump runs that I have skied back east. Outer Limits seemed to be the most intimidating for me - just seemed long. But the list below are some that I recall not that they are always bumped but i have been on them when they have been. Now I know there are…

  • Who represents the Ski Industry Target Market

    All the talk about grooming out runs, in particular bump runs got me to start investigating a little So, keep in mind, all of you in this forum and other skiing forums are not your average skiers and snowboarders. The average skier/snowboarder has about 6 visits per season and are upper beginner to low intermediate. Heck many of us here…

  • AIARE Level 1

    Completed the AIARE Level 1 avalanche course this weekend with Marc Chauvin. One day of classroom curriculum plus two days on snow in Tuckerman. A great course to take and lots of info learned. Marc was a great instructor and kept it light, straightforward, and fun while presenting a ton of detailed instruction. ImageUploadedByAlpineZone1484751377.362268.jpg The skiing was... interesting... in both…

  • For Sale – Brand New, Never Worn – Mammut Utimate Hoody Jacket

    I have a brand new one in Amazon/Black in a 2XL that I bought a year or two ago. It was to be a replacement my current one which I had to send back for repair after this one did not fit properly. The style changed slightly but so did the cut. The 2XL is like an old XL. I…