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Old 01-09-2012, 08:49 PM   #21 (permalink)
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I guess you just gotta hope that enough people realize that a few mins at the end of the day, to post how your day was, can come back to help you one day. Not sure if it'll catch on, and you're always dealing with day old info at best. But at the moment I have little to know info to go on when booking hotels, taking time off work, and then driving upwards of 5 hours. Any real info would be better than nothing!
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Old 01-09-2012, 08:50 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Hmmmm...once I'm up on the mountain I know what the conditions are, and the last thing on my agenda is posting about it anywhere.
Some people are interested in helping their fellow riders. It would take 2 seconds for people to post and more importantly we would have designated posters for each location. They would be responsible for the main condition report everyday (ie. amount of snow, type of snow)
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Old 01-09-2012, 09:34 PM   #23 (permalink)
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I do this on our local hills FaceBook page. They might not be happy with me but I call it as I see it.
Icy, bad park, slushy, great park conditions, everything. Most people know I'm newer, so my skill isn't advance but I can still tell conditions. Many similar and more detailed posts if conditions called for it.

Copied two of my posts:

Great time riding with Trev and good to see Nate and Nicole. Weather was good not to warm. Base layer and hoodie and all was good.
Conditions: little less than desirable. Very icy, most of the lip and landings in the park were ice. Weather hasn't been kind.

Park Review: 1-4-12
You all know I call it as I see it. AWESOME...the park was the best it's been in 2 years. Decent sized jumps, a little to big for me but from the looks they were in great condition. 3 on Shelter, 1 on Mohawk and a decent beginner-intermediate jump on Alpine. Sorry no boxes, but the mailbox was on Alpine. Mostly rails throughout the park with the take of ramps very well built !! The cannon pipe was reworked and had a great setup. Next to that was a Kink? not sure the name (down-flat-down) that was also in very good shape.
In all the park was in GREAT SHAPE tonight !!!

Lets hope the park crew can keep it up and Thank you Park Crew you've done a great job !!!!
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Old 01-09-2012, 09:41 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Sounds like some people have the right idea but I want to make it easier to access by anybody and stay away from facebook
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Old 01-09-2012, 10:16 PM   #25 (permalink)
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There is also the matter of one person's trash is another's treasure.

I myself love white out puking...can't see a damm thing and personally think bluebird days are hiiiighly over-rated. And a couple of my skier buds love icy groomer days and don't like deeeep pow days.
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Old 01-09-2012, 10:29 PM   #26 (permalink)
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There is also the matter of one person's trash is another's treasure.

I myself love white out puking...can't see a damm thing and personally think bluebird days are hiiiighly over-rated. And a couple of my skier buds love icy groomer days and don't like deeeep pow days.
That's why you want people to report conditions only... I could write hardpack in places, packed powder in others and some people would love it, or I could say 12" of powder and the powder hounds would come out. You'd want to be able to moderate it and keep people from saying things like "absolutely shit today", or "stay home". You could say, a lot of ice on the upper mountain, still early season at the bottom with hazards in several places. Objective instead of subjective kinda thing!?!

I'd love to see this actually working. Johnnymac, if you started a north american website I'd report on my local mountains when I could!
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I'm sorry, and I'm not purposely trying to be obtuse, but I'm still scratching my head over this idea because I'm not seeing how it would be helpful.

If conditions are great, such as fresh pow, by the time someone checks their real-time report, gets dressed, gets their gear together, drives to the resort, it's too late; the pow is all gone. If you want fresh pow you have to get to the resort before they open. On big snow days people here line up an hour before the lifts even run because it's all chopped up within the first couple of hours.

If conditions are average then you'd ride anyway, right?

So therefore the main benefit is in telling people in real time that conditions suck, so stay home?
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There is also the matter of one person's trash is another's treasure.

I myself love white out puking...can't see a damm thing and personally think bluebird days are hiiiighly over-rated. And a couple of my skier buds love icy groomer days and don't like deeeep pow days.
Yep, too many factors.

It'd have to be a seriously pro effort to work... or a seriously low key deal, like call ya friends who've been up riding already
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I'm sorry, and I'm not purposely trying to be obtuse, but I'm still scratching my head over this idea because I'm not seeing how it would be helpful.

If conditions are great, such as fresh pow, by the time someone checks their real-time report, gets dressed, gets their gear together, drives to the resort, it's too late; the pow is all gone. If you want fresh pow you have to get to the resort before they open. On big snow days people here line up an hour before the lifts even run because it's all chopped up within the first couple of hours.

If conditions are average then you'd ride anyway, right?

So therefore the main benefit is in telling people in real time that conditions suck, so stay home?
yup, on a good pow day the goods are mobbed within 1.5 hours...thats why I love pukage...goods all day. And on those days nobody is going to stop and call or text their report because they are too busy drooling over their next line.
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yup, on a good pow day the goods are mobbed within 1.5 hours...thats why I love pukage...goods all day. And on those days nobody is going to stop and call or text their report because they are too busy drooling over their next line.
So what happens when you aren't local and all you have to rely on is the resorts website? My local websites tell me they have 20in of snow when they barely have 3in of groomers. You guys think it would be our responsibility to post the conditions for others when in fact im saying we would have designated moderators who are locals of each resort posting that days conditions every morning. That way it would be accurate and advance notice.
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