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Old 01-19-2013, 08:24 PM   #71 (permalink)
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Right now it's a bf who isn't even interested in learning to snowboard....sigh...
Best friend that doesn't snowboard? No friend of mine :P

Mixie - shouldn't you be in SLC now for Sundance? I've actually boarded at the Sundance resort - it's tiny, but it was cool anyway. I felt so hipster
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Old 01-19-2013, 08:29 PM   #72 (permalink)
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Today at mammoth.... complete shit show for lift lines. Chair 9 empty all day. Thought I'd give the top a run, got to mccoys, easily 200+ people in line for the gondi. Fuck that! Shoulda stayed on 9.
Yeah man - on weekends here you gotta really pick your lifts carefully.

1. NEVER GO BACK TO THE BOTTOM OF THE MOUNTAIN UNLESS YOU HAVE TO. That means avoid Broadway, Stump, Goldrush, Canyon express (ESP Canyone express!!!), etc. You'll have to go through it once when you get there, but stay on the top to mid part of the mountain. The lines at the base lifts can be freakin' insane.

2. Go to the remote or "harder" lifts - 14, 12, 9, 25, even 3, 5, 23.

I just assumed it was busy today so didn't even go out. Will think about tomorrow afternoon - guessing a bunch of folks will leave to head back to LA despite it being MLK weekend.
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Old 01-19-2013, 10:23 PM   #73 (permalink)
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Did have some sweet and very challenging tree lines off 9
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That doesn't look too bad! I was expecting it to look much worse
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Old 01-19-2013, 10:50 PM   #74 (permalink)
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Mixie - shouldn't you be in SLC now for Sundance? I've actually boarded at the Sundance resort - it's tiny, but it was cool anyway. I felt so hipster

I don't schmooze, that's what sales people are for!! Im not nearly cool enough or good looking enough to go to Sundance. I hate that scene, I am a techie and want no part of that crap. I did work on at least one movie that's showing at Sundance! However my primary employment is television--mostly network and some cable.


Zom, now you know why I cut my xmas trip a week short and avoid weekends like the plauge!! I could have gone up this weekend but 30 minute wait for the gondi? No thanks! I MISS JUNE! :'( Spring is the best, no crowds and lots of corn and warm weather. Though I do love me some pow fo sho.

Did you hit up the backside? Chair 9 is looking good. Did I tell you Revo pushed till "at least mid Febuary" but it's looking like end of Feb to mid march before I work for them again. So that means LOTS of weekdays off in Feb! I am on storm watch starting NOW and we are GOING!
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Old 01-19-2013, 11:00 PM   #75 (permalink)
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1. NEVER GO BACK TO THE BOTTOM OF THE MOUNTAIN UNLESS YOU HAVE TO. That means avoid Broadway, Stump, Goldrush, Canyon express (ESP Canyone express!!!), etc.

2. Go to the remote or "harder" lifts - 14, 12, 9, 25, even 3, 5, 23.
this. Omg this. NEVER EVER GO BACK TO CANYON OR EAGLE UNLESS YOU ARE GOING HOME! I usually park at stump so I can stash food and clothes in my car...so I will deal with chair 2 to Mid Station or ch 3. Or ch 10 to ch 5 I heart chair 5....I don't know why but I do.

and don't forget chair 22 I hate chair 25, it's like a really long ride to nowhere... The back side is awesome but it means either a hike or long traverse back to main...and then you're back at main. Which is only good if you took the shuttle. I usually drive and park at the Mill.

and secret confession time...I hate riding chair 23...god I hate it. Why? I don't know Im scared of falling off and uh..I won't ride it alone I prefer the gondi, also less wind and sun exposure.
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Old 01-19-2013, 11:39 PM   #76 (permalink)
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this. Omg this. NEVER EVER GO BACK TO CANYON OR EAGLE UNLESS YOU ARE GOING HOME! I usually park at stump so I can stash food and clothes in my car...so I will deal with chair 2 to Mid Station or ch 3. Or ch 10 to ch 5 I heart chair 5....I don't know why but I do.

and don't forget chair 22 I hate chair 25, it's like a really long ride to nowhere... The back side is awesome but it means either a hike or long traverse back to main...and then you're back at main. Which is only good if you took the shuttle. I usually drive and park at the Mill.

and secret confession time...I hate riding chair 23...god I hate it. Why? I don't know Im scared of falling off and uh..I won't ride it alone I prefer the gondi, also less wind and sun exposure.
No chair 25? Really? On pow days that lift is killer. I had the best run of my life right before Christmas coming down the glades right next to the lift. It was incredible with feet of untouched pow. Like you No one seems to really go down this trail. But trust me - on pow day give out a go!
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No chair 25? Really? On pow days that lift is killer. I had the best run of my life right before Christmas coming down the glades right next to the lift. It was incredible with feet of untouched pow. Like you No one seems to really go down this trail. But trust me - on pow day give out a go!
on pow days I ride chair 9 on that side or chair 14 on the back side. 25 just seems so slow...I could ride 22 or 9 or something for the same terrain.

Or the top if it's open and NOT crowded.

Right under the lift line on chair 8 is another hardly touched spot.

Oh and the trees between mambo and stump down to patrol mans. Then skiiers right thru the trees off the side of patrolmans. There's always some great natural kickers in there.

patrolmans was my first black diamond. Unless you count the blacks at Snow Summit, which I don't. lol
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Yeah, I know better especially on a holiday weekend. But was trying to meet with friends and wanted a top run before I met up with my lady after her lesson. Doubtful I would have gotten back to canyon if I had gone up top.

Chair 25 is awesome too. Lots of trees and steeps, cut across the groomers to more trees. It's actually been quite nice in the early afternoon after baking in the sun all day. 9 is still my fav, can ride different lines all day down that. Love the backside but always a pain to get back, having to go thru main.

I think on crowded weekends if you can get first chair you're good anywhere for an hour, then ya gotta stick to certain areas. I'd really like a chair from 9 to the top of daves / dragons back or from the backside to the gondi shack.

Didn't ride the back today. Went yesterday with the cobra, and it absolutely slayed the wind scoured off piste. Probably the best board I've ridden. Super fun and surfy feel, but still damp enough to cut thru the crud. I would really like to take it out on a pow day. I think I really like the directional shape versus all the true twins I've ridden previously.

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Old 01-20-2013, 01:18 AM   #79 (permalink)
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I think I really like the directional shape versus all the true twins I've ridden previously.
how did she do? How many days does she have now? Did you get her a rental at the mountain or put her on something from P3?

i have the cutest little 121 board in my garage...I need a little grom riding buddy me thinks!! Need to install my madisons tomorrow!!!


Yah I am not a fan of the true twins Ive rode. I like my directional board thankyouverymuch.

I will have to give chair 25 another chance

there was a very long thread on the mammoth forums about adding a chair from the 9 to the top of daves. i.e. a third summit chair since there's already Ch 23 and the gondi.

I kinda agree with most in that thread-- it would be a bad thing.....you think the top is tracked out fast now? fuuuuck...that. would also put a LOT more traffic on that ridge.

then again I am old and want everyone to get the fuck off my lawn lol
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