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Re: General snow stuff

Post by PeepeelaPew » Fri Feb 16, 2024 8:39 pm

Avalanche airbag rucksack. A tool in the arsenal that you hope you never use in anger, like a seatbelt.

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Re: General snow stuff

Post by alakaboo » Sat Feb 17, 2024 2:01 am

Appreciate the review.
I'm staying very conservative and using terrain management but if I move to Europe or find some decent touring buddies I'll get one, probably the Avabag with the Litric system and the swappable pack sizes for hut tours.

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Re: General snow stuff

Post by Grooter » Fri Mar 01, 2024 11:24 am

Massive amount of snow starting to get dumped in the Sierra's - Tahoe will be closed tomorrow due to blizzard conditions :shock:

I've booked my lift pass for my boy and I at Dodge Ridge next Sunday - get on it Boo!
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Re: General snow stuff

Post by alakaboo » Fri Mar 01, 2024 11:42 am

I hope you mean the 9th? No chance you'll make it this weekend.
The forecast for the higher points is 160km/h winds and up to 12ft of snow.

It goes without saying but because you'll be frothing, the avalanche danger will be insane and it's not a good time to experiment off piste if you are a beginner.

I'm waxing my powder board this weekend, may see you on the hill next Sunday.
The Indy Pass is being re-opened for purchase this week and allows 2 days at a few local smaller places. It's worth checking out if you want variety.

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Re: General snow stuff

Post by Beanpole » Fri Mar 01, 2024 4:10 pm

More piste off than off piste.
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Re: General snow stuff

Post by Grooter » Sat Mar 02, 2024 2:25 am

Yep the 9th!
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Re: General snow stuff

Post by alakaboo » Thu Mar 07, 2024 2:42 am

You been to China Peak, Grooter?
I got a pass that lets me go there or Dodge Ridge

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Re: General snow stuff

Post by Grooter » Thu Mar 07, 2024 4:26 am

I have not my friend, worth the extra 30 minutes to travel?

I'm going to Dodge Ridge on Sunday with the boy. Aiming to get there around 08:30 at the latest as I'm expecting it to be busy.
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Re: General snow stuff

Post by alakaboo » Thu Mar 07, 2024 7:00 am

Haven't been to either. Weighing my options for Sunday.

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Re: General snow stuff

Post by alakaboo » Tue Mar 19, 2024 4:01 am

Grooter I blame you specifically for the great weather we are having, ever since you bought your gear.

If you are interested, the Indy Pass goes off sale today. I got one for next season.

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Re: General snow stuff

Post by Grooter » Tue Mar 19, 2024 3:42 pm

You are most welcome mate :lol:

My Cali pass arrived in the mail today for the 24/25 season!
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Re: General snow stuff

Post by Grooter » Thu Apr 11, 2024 3:23 pm

Heading to Dodge Ridge on Friday and Saturday

Saturday is the Pool Skim day so should be fun
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Re: General snow stuff

Post by foamy » Thu May 09, 2024 9:58 am

8 minute vid. New longest ski jump world record. There’s a lot of planning goes into it.

https://youtu.be/ngddfxog-yw?si=JEwfKpltYkZKDPv5

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Re: General snow stuff

Post by alakaboo » Thu May 09, 2024 10:59 am

I was a little underwhelmed by that jump given the prep, to be honest. It shows just how good the world record is off a standard jump.
We went to the jump just outside Oslo and they have a really cool ski museum, everything from cross country to ski jumping.

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