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    Early December Above the Clouds December Powder April Powder:
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  4. Group therapy thread

    Here's my contribution. A few of my favorite photos from last season.
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  6. Quiver theory

    Let me start by saying from 1978 to 1993 I had one pair of skis, skied them about 500 days, and was completely happy with them (Dynastars, 185cms length and probably 60-something mm under foot). They were turny enough for moguls and long enough for groomers. I did 95% of my skiing in the mid-Atlantic then and we didn't have to worry about powder skis (besides long, skinny, straight skis do ok in rare powder days). And we'd didn't have much in the way of tree skiing back then or a need for a tree ski. In recent years I keep one ski for the East at about 80-85mm under foot and an older ski at about 95mm for rare powder days. In the west where I do about 75% of my skiing now I have a 106mm ski for daily use, but also can bum a variety of skis from my son who has about a five ski western oriented quiver. One day last winter at Snowbird in rare, very firm conditions I borrowed my son's most narrow skis (85mm) and they were the most narrow in my posse of about six of us. Everyone was envious of my narrow skis that day and my son was nice enough not to demand them back:-) In the late afternoon when things softened they became a little bit of a liability off piste, but by then we were all slowing down anyway
  7. Group therapy thread

    Perfect weekend for getting on your bike and going for a ride in the woods. That's my therapy. Sent from my XT1080 using Northeast Mountain Sports mobile app
  8. Group therapy thread

    Much needed thread! Here are a couple from last season. Early season pow day at Sunday River... Mid season untracked on Tramline... Late session Fuze Bowl at Kicking Horse.... Looking back at these pics, I feel like we had the slopes to ourselves everywhere we went.
  9. Quiver theory

    For sure. I could ski my Steadfasts every day and be mostly happy. They see about a 75% usage rate anyways. Last year I probably put 30ish days on my Steadfasts, 10ish on my Motives and 5 on my Vagabonds. Sent from my XT1565 using Northeast Mountain Sports mobile app
  10. Bretton Woods early season vouchers

    I picked up 1. Seems my routine in recent years is to hit BW on opening day for can drive, then do a second day on the cheap ticket. After that my legs are reasonably good for tackling Lynx at Wildcat. Sent from my XT1565 using Northeast Mountain Sports mobile app
  11. Bretton Woods early season vouchers

    I bought 10. I like to go there early season to get my legs into shape. Plus it is never a problem to offload any surplus.
  12. Wildcat 17-18 Season Thread

    Cheetah was definitely great much of last season as an all natural trail. I think one of the benefits of having it as a snowmaking groomer trail is that it forces people looking for natural snow on that side of the hill all onto Lower Wildcat. More traffic = better bumps. Sent from my XT1565 using Northeast Mountain Sports mobile app
  13. Taken at Kicking Horse last season. Our gondola was stalled for 10 minutes an we watched this poor dude get in over his head. His friend down lower is talking him through it. We could hear every word they said.
  14. Wildcat 17-18 Season Thread

    I did as well. It was ROTD more than once. No doubt it was a nightmare other days for the same reasons.
  15. Bretton Woods early season vouchers

    Thanks for the heads up. 4 in the books! Sent from my [device_name] using http://Northeast Mountain Sports mobile app
  16. Best Brewery in Burlington?

    Smugglers Notch Distillery it excellent too. Sent from my [device_name] using http://Northeast Mountain Sports mobile app
  17. We need a thread filled with ski pics to help get us through hot summer days like this. My kid on Bypass at Stowe . This was from Whaleback. There were only a handful of people on the hill and we had 12" to go around all afternoon! Me and my little guy made the Big Time! Rite of passage New Year's Day Sent from my iPhone using Northeast Mountain Sports mobile app
  18. Wildcat 17-18 Season Thread

    I realize its totally needed but I had some good times skiing cheetah as a natural trail last winter.
  19. Quiver theory

    We are different people. I could get by with one pair of skis per day.
  20. Quiver theory

    One could feasibly get along with one pair or skis here in the east. Sorta like the guy that rips around the course with only a 5 iron. I could see myself only skiing on my Wateas and be completely fine with it. But it's much more fun to have some variety. Sent from my iPhone using Northeast Mountain Sports
  21. Quiver theory

    Less is more - for me. Usually I just ski on mogul skis. They are good on hard pack/groomers, powder (because they are soft), and skied-in snow. I have a pair of kendos that are good for corn and chopped-up powder (although they aren't lively enough in the bumps for me, so I'd like to replace them with something fully cambered with no metal). I also have a pair of Head iSpeed rebels for racing and otherwise icy, shitty conditions.
  22. Quiver theory

    Surface live frees 180- powder Fischer Watea 96 182- daily driver for soft snow(slays pow pretty well too) Volkl Explosive Wizard edition 180- straight charging on hard snow K2 Public Enemies 179- touring Volkl race tiger 183- fast Sent from my iPhone using Northeast Mountain Sports
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  24. Best Brewery in Burlington?

    Picked up some Barn Hill vodka and gin. Another amazing NEK distiller.
  25. Best Brewery in Burlington?

    If people are into distilleries, Green Mountain Distellers in Morrisville is worth a visit when in Northern VT. http://greendistillers.com I think their vodka is phenomenal. Blows away garbage like Tito's. Sent from my XT1565 using Northeast Mountain Sports mobile app
  26. Offseason Fitness, Training, Recovery.

    Hey Bob. Good to see you!
  27. There is a 3-day flash sale of early season tickets to Bretton Woods. $22 valid any day through December 15, 2017. This is a price increase from $20 last year. Typically they offer this special at the ski expo in Boston too.
  28. Quiver theory

    ^This.
  29. Best Brewery in Burlington?

    Wish I hadn't limited my question to "brewery". Otherwise somebody might have mentioned Mad River Distillery. But don't worry, we found it anyway....
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