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Old 12-26-2013, 12:03 PM   #1761 (permalink)
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And I'm still sitting here in my bed stoked to not be snowboarding.
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Old 12-26-2013, 01:25 PM   #1762 (permalink)
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Ended up skipping the pass (my friend took about 10 runs there, said it was great). Did the trees on the back side of Keytone all day, knee deep and freshies all day. what a great xmas present

Zero lines, was a little shocked by that. Heard the 200 acres of P6 they opened left a lot of people grumbling.

Ahh....the holidays!
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Old 12-26-2013, 01:49 PM   #1763 (permalink)
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Never a bad call to skip it. Sounds like you got plenty of the goods at Keystone anyway.
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Old 12-26-2013, 03:52 PM   #1764 (permalink)
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Yeah, there will be more opportunities and to be honest, I dont feel super comfy being the only one in the group with out BC gear. So the shopping list grows.
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Old 12-26-2013, 04:06 PM   #1765 (permalink)
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I dont feel super comfy being the only one in the group with out BC gear.
But that's what legends are made of...
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Old 12-26-2013, 04:32 PM   #1766 (permalink)
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Yeah, there will be more opportunities and to be honest, I dont feel super comfy being the only one in the group with out BC gear. So the shopping list grows.
It is a really good call. If you get buried, you're a corpse. Plain and simple. If you partner gets buried, you can't assist in any relevant way except to make a phone call for search and rescue. Which in turn becomes a body recovery.

Really, avalanche gear is not that expensive. You should be able to get a full kit for under $500. Beacon, shovel, probe. The Wilderness Exchange and Patroller Supply in Denver have good prices. PS is really good about hooking people up that I forward there from this site. Give Steve a call.
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Old 12-26-2013, 04:55 PM   #1767 (permalink)
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Not interested in being a legend nor a story at an AV 101 class. I'd prefer to ride, have a few pics and tell the story on my own.

I'll check out PS for sure. Not worried about the cost, while some may argue differently, I'm worth about 499.99$ (less tax). haha

Getting the gear is only part of it, practicing with it makes all the difference.
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Old 12-26-2013, 05:24 PM   #1768 (permalink)
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For sure you need to practice with it, but ya have to have it first.

You also practice with it never planning to use it in a real situation. It's an all bets are off kind of insurance.
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Old 12-26-2013, 06:34 PM   #1769 (permalink)
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I thought that was you - sorry for selling you out like that "I don't even know this motherfucker!" (in my mind I was like "but I bet I could guess his internet handle lolol") hahah.....as soon as ski patrol started that sentence "so you guys ducked a rope, and you have season passes.." I went to the defensive dark side super quick after that lifty had called us liars. I was not about to have that argument on xmas day. Turned out great. First time on a snowmobile. I came back and got like 4 or 5 more laps on it as soon as they opened before I bailed.
haha all good man i knew they wouldnt pull our passes....that lifty always grumpy as shit lol when I went back to 8 I told him ok lets try this again he just laughed .... patrol at first were going to give us hard time but they really didnt care. snowmobile was cool,but he refused to drop me off on the ridge tho
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Old 12-27-2013, 05:24 PM   #1770 (permalink)
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Heard there was a slide on Loveland today. Anyone know anything about it?
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