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eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Dec 1, 2012 - 03:27pm PT
Ekat buy your plane ticket now;-)

I just pulled a GOOG (rhymes with spooge) on it. . . it's within striking distance to DRIVE. . . I think I might be havin' to make some turns there this winter! I HAVE to see this place for myself.

The whole IntraWest thing in Mammoth piqued my interest. . . I mean, a ski area that was actually built from a Master Plan is a novel idea, considering the "DesignAsYouGo" approach to Mammoth.

hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. . . .
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 1, 2012 - 03:44pm PT
Ya Ekat!!! Come on up!! You'll even have a local guide!!!

We Are the largest ski area in North America, that's for certain. We get tons of snow! Come in late January early feb. is quieter and usually good snow.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 1, 2012 - 06:10pm PT
Solar chair






Woody 5/0






My girlfriend Sandra getting some.




eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Dec 1, 2012 - 06:14pm PT
BigMike, Dood. . . you guys have SO MUCH SNOW, my mind is blown!

YIKES!

Let me tell you, if I end up driving over there for some turns, I'll look you up, for sure. . . as long as you cut an old dad, groomer cruiser some slack!

:-)

Thanks a million for the offer!
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 1, 2012 - 06:54pm PT
Let me tell you, if I end up driving over there for some turns, I'll look you up, for sure. . . as long as you cut an old dad, groomer cruiser some slack!

You bet! You better forget about the groomers if we have freshies tho!!!!

;)
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Dec 1, 2012 - 06:59pm PT
OK. . . just have yer SmartPhone queued up to 911! My 63 year old knees can't take too much!

:-)

Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 1, 2012 - 07:09pm PT
Just did it. Speed dial 1. ;)
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 1, 2012 - 10:45pm PT
Hey Fish Boy go ahead and wax poetic about Tele. I'm sure it will come up again.

Fucitzpukin'!!!!!
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 2, 2012 - 11:44am PT
30cm overnight!!!

Not as much on the truck



Looking better down here this morning!
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Dec 2, 2012 - 11:49am PT
I LOVE the homey feel of that pop-up canopy!

You lucky SUCKERFISH. . . we've got SLOP comin' out of the sky over here. . . kinda rain, kinda sleet. . . kinda funkmo! Well. . . at least I won't have to fire up the snow blower!

:-)
east side underground

climber
Hilton crk,ca
Dec 2, 2012 - 12:27pm PT
yesterday was like skiing on a giant sno-cone. super grippy due to rime on the snow. won't even bother today with the high snow levels...yuck...wish I was here....
Credit: east side underground
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 2, 2012 - 01:29pm PT
Wouldn't you rather be here?
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Dec 2, 2012 - 01:31pm PT

Wouldn't you rather be here?

If they'd run a Pisten Bully over it!

:-)

OLD DADZ SUCK!

Plus. . . it's back to just being FOGGY here. . .

WTF? O!
east side underground

climber
Hilton crk,ca
Dec 2, 2012 - 01:32pm PT
Credit: east side underground
looks sweet Big Mike , I love pow, but nothing beats good surf, that 's why i never moved to Whistler or the Alps. :)
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 2, 2012 - 02:37pm PT
Well there you go eastside. I haven't surfed enough yet to get the bug, but I'm sure I would given a bit of time..

Ekat we got lots of groomers here too... ;) more everyday right now with all the snow. Runs are opening quickly..
nature

climber
Boulder, CO
Dec 2, 2012 - 02:40pm PT
send some of that stuff our way!

It'll eventually snow. I'm about to pick up some Fischer - BCX 675. Ski's next.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 2, 2012 - 02:49pm PT
Sending some snow vibes down south!

Here's a "groomer" for ya Ekat!
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Dec 2, 2012 - 03:58pm PT
HohMahn. . . not a come back trail. . . groom some RUNS!

:-)

JK. . . that place looks RAD!

Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 2, 2012 - 05:24pm PT
Ekat, they groom them and then get 20+ overnight!! It's heaven. ;) when I was at Mammoth we were waiting for them to open the gondola after a big dump one day. After awhile I asked a lifty what was up? He said "one of the cats Is having issues and we're waiting for it to finish grooming its run. "We're waiting because they're grooming perfectly good powder!?" I couldn't f&ucking believe it!!! ;)
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Dec 2, 2012 - 06:10pm PT
Mike - how was it today? Temps go down enough?

By the way, 9 times out of ten there's a perfectly good reason to let the cat finish whatever they're doing. If it makes it any easier just imagine that whatever they are doing is whats necessary to avoid getting their asses' sued into bankruptcy, which dosn't serve anybodies interest much. The same thing happens all the time up on Blackcomb Whistler. Often the lift dosn't load until well after AC is finished due to cat work or lift work or trail work. Or vice versa. Either way just take a valium or two.

I remember once having a long time local come up to me and start ragging quite aggressively about how we "ruined all the skiing" by knocking down too many avalanches. A moronically slavish corporate devotion to customer service was this big deal then so I gave him a free hot chocolatte coupon and assured him from then on we'd only throw rocks and snowballs to keep all that pristine powder perched in place because we wouldn't want to ruin his day.
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