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Old 11-27-2011, 06:49 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Until 6AM the next morning? On top of that, no one knew they were going to be stuck all night. Kinda sucks if you have to take need to take medication nightly or are a diabetic with no insulin. No thanks, I'll pass.
No offence but if your traveling in mountain country and you don't have a MINIMUM of 48 hours of EXTRA critical medication your not very experienced or in a hurry, not thinking or something otherwise dumb, bad weather related shit happens all the time above 7000ft and you need to be prepared for it, nothing Keystone can do about mother nature I'm sure they were just trying to keep stupid tourists from being blown off the road.
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Old 11-27-2011, 07:00 PM   #12 (permalink)
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There's a difference between being at a resort and being in real mountain country.
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Old 11-27-2011, 07:36 PM   #13 (permalink)
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holy fuck... I would have been stranded there with them had I not went with my wife shopping! She will get a kick out of this! I wanted to ride that evening but she somehow convinced me to shop with her at the outlet stores, we then went to target to pick up some groceries and everything was still calm then. As we headed out, my son asked 'umm, daddy what happened? it looks like a blizzard outside?' Visibility was very poor and sometimes would get completely white out. Wife mockingly asked, 'you wanted to ride in this..?' I just said, bah, I've rode in worse conditions...

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Old 11-27-2011, 08:07 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Dont they have cats that take people out the back? Surely they could survive strong wind!?!?
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Old 11-27-2011, 08:15 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Dont they have cats that take people out the back? Surely they could survive strong wind!?!?
Maybe the weather was so fucked that they couldn't operate? They could have used this:

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Old 11-27-2011, 10:10 PM   #16 (permalink)
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No offence but if your traveling in mountain country and you don't have a MINIMUM of 48 hours of EXTRA critical medication your not very experienced or in a hurry, not thinking or something otherwise dumb, bad weather related shit happens all the time above 7000ft and you need to be prepared for it, nothing Keystone can do about mother nature I'm sure they were just trying to keep stupid tourists from being blown off the road.
This was at the at the lodge at North Peak. I don't think North Peak has have any trails open yet. The only thing they have open there right now is that restaurant right now so it's not like these people were going out to ski or ride. If it were me and I was just going up there just to eat I probably wouldn't brought 48 hours of medications. Although in hindsight it would have been a good idea.

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Dont they have cats that take people out the back? Surely they could survive strong wind!?!?
I think the article says they couldn't get any cat up there due to zero visibility but its hard to imagine it so bad getting a cat up there is literally impossible. Must have been some pretty gnarly winds.
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This was at the at the lodge at North Peak. I don't think North Peak has have any trails open yet. The only thing they have open there right now is that restaurant right now so it's not like these people were going out to ski or ride. If it were me and I was just going up there just to eat I probably wouldn't brought 48 hours of medications. Although in hindsight it would have been a good idea.



I think the article says they couldn't get any cat up there due to zero visibility but its hard to imagine it so bad getting a cat up there is literally impossible. Must have been some pretty gnarly winds.
Yea I've been in scenarios with people who only brought just enough meds to make a simple out and back trip only to end up short(luckily no issues) so I guess it's just something I got used to putting on the group trip checklist, also extra meds should be stored in an alternate location(or person) than primary meds in case of someone just looses the piece of gear carrying the meds.

Not sure what it was like at Keystone but we had 90+mph winds at the summit of Snowbird that night so I'd imagine Keystone at an even higher elevation was pretty gnarly.
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I'd just go up to the bartender and just say, "Look bro, I'll take care of you on the tip, but I'm gonna get fucking hammered and I ain't planning on paying for shit."
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I'd just go up to the bartender and just say, "Look bro, I'll take care of you on the tip, but I'm gonna get fucking hammered and I ain't planning on paying for shit."
Sounds fair enough. ...and a good lesson for everyone. When looking at the prospect of being snowed in until next morning, always scope out the bar situation and get on good terms with the bartender.
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I'd just go up to the bartender and just say, "Look bro, I'll take care of you on the tip, but I'm gonna get fucking hammered and I ain't planning on paying for shit."
that sounds like a plan haha
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