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02-11-2014 02:09 PM
everest
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Originally Posted by neni View Post
Bit of both. Actually planned some days in Alyeska (to have a look at christmas chute to getvan idea what you guys mean when talking about double diamonds, and probably timidly back-off ) and then proceed to the Chugach mountains.
Let it snow, let it snow...
That sounds like an awesome trip you have planned, I hope it snows a lot for your sake.


I kind of wish I could return my cypress pass (first year to actually have the funds for one) only for the fact that I only needed to go up two more days for it to have paid for itself. Third day up the hill on the third day they were open and I managed to make the most graceful backwards fall off a box and taco myself. Got a wee bit of a fracture or three in the vertebrae and took myself out of the entire season....

Oh well, always next year.
02-11-2014 12:52 PM
neni
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Originally Posted by MichaelRyanSD View Post
Where do you plan on riding when you get here? If you're going to Alyeska (the only real ski resort in the state) then they are having a really shitty year, but who knows, one major storm at the right time can change all that for at least a weak.

If you're doing some backcountry heli-skiing type stuff then you'll be fine. The problem here in Alaska is all the ski hills are at pretty much zero to 3000 feet (top of Alyeska). But if you get into the back country, they've got plenty of snow, just no real easy way to get to it.
Bit of both. Actually planned some days in Alyeska (to have a look at christmas chute to getvan idea what you guys mean when talking about double diamonds, and probably timidly back-off ) and then proceed to the Chugach mountains.
Let it snow, let it snow...
02-09-2014 01:13 PM
MichaelRyanSD
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Originally Posted by neni View Post
If I would have known in advance that this year all the precipitation will fall in the southern Alps and we in the northern range only get hot wind till mid Feb, I probably wouldn't have bought a pass.
However, the prize of a season pass equals to 12 full day passes at my resort. 10y I've made a very good deal with that, usually doing around 40 days, so no sour feelings.
What begins to make me feel uneasy (euphemistically) are these posts about Alaska not having snow. Booked n payed an epic once in a lifetime pow trip in AK incl. all flights going there in spring. Now that would really hurt...

Thus it's not completely altruistic if I say, I hope you're soon going get dumped and to use your pass excessively

Where do you plan on riding when you get here? If you're going to Alyeska (the only real ski resort in the state) then they are having a really shitty year, but who knows, one major storm at the right time can change all that for at least a weak.

If you're doing some backcountry heli-skiing type stuff then you'll be fine. The problem here in Alaska is all the ski hills are at pretty much zero to 3000 feet (top of Alyeska). But if you get into the back country, they've got plenty of snow, just no real easy way to get to it.
02-09-2014 01:30 AM
Joe77
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Originally Posted by Hank Scorpio View Post

How the hell are they STILL not open?
That picture looks promising. All that snow was from a storm two days ago and it was all brown before that. Hopefully they will open soon.
02-08-2014 09:05 PM
john doe Last year with our short midwest season I didn't need a pass. Take out the shit condition days where I was only there 2 hours and I don't think I broke even. This season is much better.
02-08-2014 06:11 PM
neni If I would have known in advance that this year all the precipitation will fall in the southern Alps and we in the northern range only get hot wind till mid Feb, I probably wouldn't have bought a pass.
However, the prize of a season pass equals to 12 full day passes at my resort. 10y I've made a very good deal with that, usually doing around 40 days, so no sour feelings.
What begins to make me feel uneasy (euphemistically) are these posts about Alaska not having snow. Booked n payed an epic once in a lifetime pow trip in AK incl. all flights going there in spring. Now that would really hurt...

Thus it's not completely altruistic if I say, I hope you're soon going get dumped and to use your pass excessively
02-08-2014 05:53 PM
slyder Never like to say this but now many of you know how us Midwest riders feel. We never know what a season will hold. Last year started off with a ton of rain till the end of Dec. and our season ended early March. Steep $1500 family season pass for that short season.

We are getting tons of cold and snow here in the Midwest. The best winter we have had in a long long time. I don't wish you not to have a good season by any means, just saying you never know what mother nature will bring.

Hang in there
02-08-2014 05:31 PM
Donutz I bought two seasons passes this year -- individual for Cypress and family for Seymour. If I could go back in time and tell myself not to buy them, sure thing. (That and "buy Microsoft"). But as has been pointed out, the risk is on both sides. If the mountains were to amortize for the risk of needing to give refunds in bad seasons, the passes would be more expensive. So yeah, I'm bummed, but I'm not blaming anyone (except Ullr. Lying down on the job, god-dude).
02-08-2014 05:19 PM
Hank Scorpio
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Originally Posted by Joe77 View Post
I wish I could return my season pass for Dodge Ridge here in CA which is still closed. They don't make their own snow and I don't think they will accept refunds since whatever nature gives this season is not their doing.
This is a shot from one of Dodge Ridge's trail cams from a few minutes ago:



How the hell are they STILL not open?
02-08-2014 04:33 PM
Joe77 I wish I could return my season pass for Dodge Ridge here in CA which is still closed. They don't make their own snow and I don't think they will accept refunds since whatever nature gives this season is not their doing.
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