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Old 02-26-2011, 11:59 AM   #11 (permalink)
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yo sincraft were do you live in the east?!? i live in jersey and im going to blue mountain today... in a couple hours!!! hopefully its not like this!!! they said today was a great day to go... the sun is shining...
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Old 02-26-2011, 03:00 PM   #12 (permalink)
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The worst conditions I have been in were where I always go, wolf creek colorado. it was December 2009/jan 2010. It was -20 regular temp and I dont know about the wind chill. During the day while we were boarding it snowed 20", as close to white out as you can get all the way until 4pm. Everyone left for the day around 11am and the runs were wide open fresh powder runs all day long since it had been dumping for a couple of days prior too. I would ride straight to the lift and go right back up all afternoon. It was a pretty great day overall even with the crappy weather conditions. My wife and kids went and sat out the last hour or so in the truck waiting for me. The last couple of runs were in clear conditions since the snow stopped, it was awesome.... I didnt see a single other rider/skier on my last 4-5 runs.
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Old 02-26-2011, 03:05 PM   #13 (permalink)
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The worst conditions I have been in were where I always go, wolf creek colorado. it was December 2009/jan 2010. It was -20 regular temp and I dont know about the wind chill. During the day while we were boarding it snowed 20", as close to white out as you can get all the way until 4pm. Everyone left for the day around 11am and the runs were wide open fresh powder runs all day long since it had been dumping for a couple of days prior too. I would ride straight to the lift and go right back up all afternoon. It was a pretty great day overall even with the crappy weather conditions. My wife and kids went and sat out the last hour or so in the truck waiting for me. The last couple of runs were in clear conditions since the snow stopped, it was awesome.... I didnt see a single other rider/skier on my last 4-5 runs.
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Old 02-26-2011, 03:51 PM   #14 (permalink)
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It was last Sunday. I drove up in a snowstorm. The drive up sucked. Once I got to my hill and saw how much snow was in the parking lot, I was grateful i made the long drive up. It snow from the time i got there till about 1ish. I believe the area ended up getting 4-5 inches of snow (The Midwest never gets huge dumps . It was pretty amazing to experience something other than hard packed snow. Towards the end of the day it started sleeting. The sleet eventually turned into little pieces of hail. I toughed out a handful of runs at the end of the day, but ended up leaving early. God hail hurts when you don't have something covering your face.
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Old 02-26-2011, 04:38 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Went to VT spring break last year april 4th or so? Was basically wakeboarding at mount snow/killington but it was still really fun
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Turoa, gale force winds and snow, I had to wear 3 thermals and insulated jacket and pants and my bandanna froze. Wind were so strong that no chairlifts could open, only the magic carpet by the learner slope which had about 30 meters of vertical and was almost flat. The snow was only a little better ice skating rink, it was like the whole slope was a dancefloor box. We were the only people there who weren't in the cafe. I just practiced buttering and tripods and taught my friend to ride. The wind got so strong that they closed the magic carpet and it was blowing me over while I was snowboarding and I had to crawl up the slope using my board as an ice axe like in Deeper to get back to the car. I'm seriously not exaggerating at all. It was still better then school or work, and I managed to have some fun.
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Jay Peak Feb, 2009...5 degrees and 45 mph winds at the summit. Brutal!
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Old 02-27-2011, 09:24 AM   #18 (permalink)
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maybe I'm a gluten for punishment, but Im heading back to the iceberg tonight. They had 4 full sessions and 2 nights groomer to get the ice broken up.

Called and they said it got a bit scraped toward the evening yesterday but they groomed again last night and everything is fine.

Granular to loose granular. It's going to be pretty warm today, 40 degrees so I'm hoping that the weather busts up the ice underneath a bit. We shall see, not riding until I walk the entrance / slow area.

I just really want to get out as much as I can without resulting in divorce or loss of job! lol. Having some health problems that will end my riding times eventually. Gotta make the best of it.

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On days like that, the only place to ride is up on Mahogany Ridge.....

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I had my worst day the Sat. before Christmas. The only way to describe it was chunky lol. The wind kicked up about 11am and blew away most of the snow leaving frozen wind lips all over. I did steady laps until about 1pm, last run before lunch I hit a big chunk of ice that caused me to wash out my heel edge, slammed my tailbone hard. I did a couple runs after lunch but had pretty much lost all motivation to be there, I just couldn't get my head into it. I had planned on staying until 6-7 but ended up calling it a day about 4. To top off the crappy conditions the night before was my company x-mas party, I was out getting tanked till 2am then got up and drove to the hill at 7am. Between the hangover and riding a meat grinder all day I was beat up made the hour an a half drive home almost as brutal. I just chalk that day up as a part of the leaning curve
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