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  1. Angus

    The 2018-2019 Ski Season Thread

    Wolf Creek - Colorado - will open this week on natural snow. Skied two days there a few years back. It is a non-resort - essentially the area runs for about a mile plus along a ridge on the continental divide. Leads Colorado in terms of snowfall most years. Great terrain, essentially tree skiing throughout the entire area.
  2. Pack expecting the worse. I've gotten caught up there without proper gear when the weather hasn't quite turned out as forecast.
  3. Angus

    The 2018-2019 Ski Season Thread

    Hitman - do you ski bumps with a 108? And how do they perform on spring snow? I've demoed a couple of fat skis and they seemed fun but definitely skied differently IIRC.
  4. Angus

    The 2018-2019 Ski Season Thread

    for an east coast skier, unless you have $$ to throw around - a mid-90's underfoot is the best value, ie Bonafide/Enforcer. I really like my 93-94mm (can't remember) Enforcers.
  5. Nice little town. Former railroad town that runs a train to the south rim. Nice for kids. Done that with my son - a member here - who was a big rail fan in his younger days. It's amazing how the high elevation of AZ remains cool in summer and cold in summer. Have friends in PHX who nordic ski regularly in the area. Very pretty. Drive up from Sedona to Flagstaff via 89a is very pretty.
  6. Angus

    The 2018-2019 Ski Season Thread

    For anyone around Mad River this weekend, there is a roller ski race on Saturday morning. should be exciting. https://www.nensa.net/rollerski/app-gap-rollerski-race/
  7. Angus

    The 2017-18 Ski Season Thread

    Craftsbury Outdoor Center is conducting some experiments on how to preserve snow by burying winter snow in woodchips. They were skiing and sledding on a 100 yard white ribbon last week.
  8. Fly home from Norway tomorrow nite. Have not been at lake since Memorial Day, happy to know water will be mid-summer.
  9. We open the cottage on Winnisquam on Memorial Day Weekend. We brought sleeping bags to stay warm. Wife and kids complained the entire weekend! It never snowed at the lake shore but our neighbor who was driving past the Sanbornton Town Hall after a Fisher Cats game said it was dumping snow and the trees were all bent down over the road. I hiked Mt. Hale over to Zealand Falls on Monday and there was still a good 10" of snow above 3500'
  10. Raked at the cottage Saturday on Winnisquam yesterday. Repellant, hoodie, hat...nothing worked. Worst I can remember.
  11. Angus

    The 2017-18 Ski Season Thread

    Can't speak to any bootfitters/ski shops down your way but if you are in market to buy a pair of boots, it would probably be worth purchasing a pair of custom footbeds. Best thing I ever did. Typically, if you are buying a pair of boots, you can get a nice discount on the footbed. Ski boots, like shoes, come in different widths. I have a problem because I have a relatively small calf and find a lot of boots aren't don't fit me well.
  12. Angus

    NNE Summer Thread

    Just amazing. Admit it...you wish the lifts were still running at the mountain!
  13. Angus

    The 2017-18 Ski Season Thread

    It would be nice to see them succeed. Stratton, Bromley and Magic provide a nice mix of variety and experience all within a short radius for that area. Lift infrastructure has been an obvious weakness of Magic's. They absolutely crushed it this March and lift lines were pretty bad from what I heard. Sugarloaf1989 - did you ski Whiteface on Saturday?
  14. Angus

    NNE Winter Thread

    Bagged on tomorrow on Washington due to forecasted winds tomorrow. Tuesday at Killington may have been my last ski day of season. The rest of month does not line up well.