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Postby cvd » Thu Dec 06, 2007 11:29 am

Thinking of getting one of these, I'm gonna get some skiing in this year and this looks like a good deal:

http://www.snowbomb.com/tahoecard/
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Postby Moji » Thu Dec 06, 2007 12:00 pm

Thanks I thought about that card but never checked it out closely. REI will give us good ticket discounts to the same resorts. and if you come with me and the boys you get the $10 off at Northstar or Sierra Tahoe anytime because they have passes. Gotta stand in line though , which is a slight drawback.
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Postby cvd » Thu Dec 06, 2007 12:10 pm

Oh, I forgot about REI.

Man, tickets are sure expensive these days (topping 70 bucks some places)!

http://www.slidingonthecheap.com/prices/
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Postby Moji » Thu Dec 06, 2007 12:42 pm

Nasty I KNOW!.. last year was such a low snow year, and there have been ownership changes and megablastic "improvements" at the resorts. 7 of the local North side resorts are now owned by the same company. So the increases from last year to this are phenomenal. As if it wasn't a rich person's sport already. I hope to spend lots more time backcountry.. even if the boys are groomer and park dependent!
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Postby cvd » Thu Dec 06, 2007 1:06 pm

Hmm, I don't think I have the right kind of skis for the backcountry - can I just put randonee bindings on my downhill skis?

Or I could get these: http://www.rei.com/product/745069
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Postby Moji » Thu Dec 06, 2007 2:22 pm

huge discussions can be had re randonee vs tele, vs touring. I wonder if these might be a little long for you? Maybe not. but no you won't get much from a downhill ski in backcountry conditions. then there's the boot.. now we're talking investments.... oh cvd.. another area for gear acquiring... uh oh. :D
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Postby cvd » Thu Dec 06, 2007 2:47 pm

Maybe I should do this (seems to include gear rental) and see if I like it:

http://www.alpineskills.com/bcsm_intro.html
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Postby Moji » Thu Dec 06, 2007 3:04 pm

yeah! I love AS but it's not Bela and Mimi anymore. this looks fun, there are a few of those out there, MAS another good one. If they go as far as providing sleds it would be really great! hmm 15th huh, I bet backcountry will sell us some gear afterwards
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Postby Dodrill » Thu Dec 06, 2007 8:57 pm

I love my tele gear. But its tough on the thighs making big tele turns with a heavy pack, so AT is better for that. However, I find tele gear much more comfy. I have a hard time paying for tickets anymore.
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Postby cvd » Fri Dec 07, 2007 6:42 pm

Just seems like AT would be easier for someone used to resort skiing.

Moji, what kinds of skis do you have?
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Postby Dodrill » Fri Dec 07, 2007 6:43 pm

You are correct.
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Postby Moji » Fri Dec 07, 2007 11:54 pm

I have a new pair of salomon ten eighty twin tips and a pair of volkl womens 5 stars. I use the 10/80's in the trees and powder where the others sink. the vokls are tight carvers for the groomers, They are both very new but I'm thinking of selling both pairs and getting an "all mountain" (wtf is that) set up, I'd better hurry up
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Postby cvd » Mon Dec 10, 2007 9:59 am

Hmm, this is kinda girly, but $200 seems like a good price for 2 days of tele instruction:

http://www.babesinthebackcountry.com/details.php?prodID=62

First weekend in January. ASI has a into to backcountry skiing course that weekend, too.

Moji, you interested in any of this?
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Postby Dodrill » Mon Dec 10, 2007 2:13 pm

Babes in the backcountry for $200? What a bargain. I'm in. :lol:
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Postby cvd » Mon Dec 10, 2007 3:30 pm

<makes face> :P
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