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thekidcormier

Gym climber
squamish, b.c.
Nov 28, 2012 - 10:37pm PT
Nothing like some good ol sleddding (sled digging).
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 28, 2012 - 10:47pm PT
It isn't a good day unless you get stuck!
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 29, 2012 - 12:47pm PT
I put together a little vid of my first four days on the hill. Hope you enjoy.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 29, 2012 - 06:47pm PT
Here's some real porn. I've seen this place from across the valley, and sledded past there a million times, but never up close like this.....




I NEED A HELI BUDGET!!!
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Nov 29, 2012 - 07:36pm PT
HolySh. . . . .

Bachar and I yammered at length about heli skeezin in Valdez. . . he had me "THIS" close to thinkin' I might be able to pull it off. . . but. . . I've got WAY too many years on heavy, wet snow to even think I could deal with mega deep pow. . .unless there happened to be an outfitter out there who catered to old dad groomer cruisers!
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 29, 2012 - 07:45pm PT
Ekat you could no problem! With some nice new fat skis! You would rip it!
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 1, 2012 - 11:15am PT
Good morning folks 17cm overnight last night,

Not much on my truck, but something is better than nothing...





The ski out is looking a bit soupy
Fish Boy

Social climber
Squeamish
Dec 1, 2012 - 12:01pm PT
Nice vid and pics Mike...getting me stoked!

Can't believe I missed the tele discussion a few pages back... missed spraying opportunity....
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Dec 1, 2012 - 12:21pm PT
I woke up to 1'' of the sickest pow NH has seen in weeks today!

This is my home mountain, ten minutes down the road. Not exciting, but it's close



This is where the goods are. A couple of hours north. They get more snow than Colorado and the terrain is the most challenging lift access you'll find in these parts







Photos stolen from the Internet.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 1, 2012 - 12:57pm PT
Sick Brandon! ;)

It's not very good up here...
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Dec 1, 2012 - 01:04pm PT
HA!

So. . . BigMike. . . do you live in employee housing at the ski area?

What's up with living there?

I know nothing about that area.

Thanks.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 1, 2012 - 01:22pm PT
Nope. Used to ten years ago. It's a small town but has lots of expensive homes. Permanent residents hover around 10000 bursting to 20000+ during the winter. I live about 5 minutes from town in a basement suite. My landlord is a cityit that doesn't come up too often. It's a decent spot..

Lots of older homes here too and ugly rentals..
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Dec 1, 2012 - 01:27pm PT
A CITYIT?

LAWDY!

As is City Idiot?

LOVE IT!

:-)

Yeah. . . the seasonal thing is rough. . . Mammoth's base population would jump from ~ 4,000 to 50,000 over night on any given skeezin weekend. . . and it seemed all we poor schlepps did was either get ready for them or clean up after them. . . with little to no respect or recompense.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 1, 2012 - 01:43pm PT
That's why I got out of the service industry.. Sorta. I still deal with them sometimes, but it's different. Ya cityit. You got it. Love that term. ;)
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Dec 1, 2012 - 02:21pm PT
Ya cityit. You got it. Love that term.

It blows the door off of TOURON!

:-)

Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Dec 1, 2012 - 02:25pm PT
I always called them gapers or tourons, but folks in NH call 'em joeys.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 1, 2012 - 02:38pm PT
Larry's, gorbies.....

Crystal lift line
this just in

climber
north fork
Dec 1, 2012 - 02:50pm PT
Cidiots is how I always spelt it but like your spelling better. Ekat imagine two mammoths right next to each other without anyone from LA. That's Whistler.
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Dec 1, 2012 - 02:54pm PT
Ekat imagine two mammoths right next to each other without anyone from LA. That's Whistler.

Well. . . you can keep the L.A.Shuns. . . so that part sounds pretty good!

:-)

I'm getting the sense that Whistler/Blackcomb is frikken HUGE!

Who is the target market?
this just in

climber
north fork
Dec 1, 2012 - 03:13pm PT
Mammoth has 3500 skiable acres, W/B is a little over 8100 skiable acres. It's the largest in North America by far, Vail is second with 5,289. The village is as good as the mountains. Ekat buy your plane ticket now;-)
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