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  • Skiing/Snowboarding 09-10: Go West, Young Man!

    It's finally starting to feel like winter here in the UP. Ripley opens on the 12th!

    Anyone lucky enough to get out on the slopes yet?
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    Re: Skiing/Snowboarding 09-10: Go West, Young Man!

    Way to look for the old thread that no one cared about and disappeared into the bowels of the cafe
    @#$% Calgary, Go Oilers Go

    Your mom is so fat that the escape velocity at her surface exceeds 3*10^8 m/s

    Originally posted by Jon
    I'd much rather be in WI.

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      Re: Skiing/Snowboarding 09-10: Go West, Young Man!

      Originally posted by Boosh View Post
      Way to look for the old thread that no one cared about and disappeared into the bowels of the cafe
      The old thread was "Skiing/Snowboarding 2008-09: A Place Where Western Bias is Welcome!" I figured a new season needed a new thread.

      By the way, I won't be joining you in Utah over winter break. I'm gonna go to Montana instead.
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      • #4
        Re: Skiing/Snowboarding 09-10: Go West, Young Man!

        Sadly, I don't know when I'm getting any time on the slopes in this year. If I start my master's program in January, I don't see myself getting up to the family cabin as much as I have this fall. That leaves me with the lame dirt mounds in metro Detroit that they call "ski hills".

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          Re: Skiing/Snowboarding 09-10: Go West, Young Man!

          Originally posted by FadeToBlack&Gold View Post
          Sadly, I don't know when I'm getting any time on the slopes in this year. If I start my master's program in January, I don't see myself getting up to the family cabin as much as I have this fall. That leaves me with the lame garbage mounds in metro Detroit that they call "ski hills".
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          • #6
            Re: Skiing/Snowboarding 09-10: Go West, Young Man!

            The mountain I ski at in the Catskills (go ahead and nag me for calling it a mountain, you lucky westerners) is scheduled to open this Saturday after trying for 3 weeks now, but mother nature isn't being nice yet. Unfortunately I am busy this weekend, but I'm hoping to get 2-3 days in next weekend before finals and heading home for break.

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            • #7
              Re: Skiing/Snowboarding 09-10: Go West, Young Man!

              Originally posted by crazypotatoes View Post
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              Actually, in a few cases, you're probably right. Either that, or that's where they buried all the dead bodies over the years.

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                Re: Skiing/Snowboarding 09-10: Go West, Young Man!

                Originally posted by hockeyplayer1015 View Post
                The mountain I ski at in the Catskills (go ahead and nag me for calling it a mountain, you lucky westerners) is scheduled to open this Saturday after trying for 3 weeks now, but mother nature isn't being nice yet. Unfortunately I am busy this weekend, but I'm hoping to get 2-3 days in next weekend before finals and heading home for break.
                Just because we're in the WCHA doesn't mean we count as "westerners" when it comes to skiing. We get the joys of 300'-600' verticals too. Except for Mt. Bohemia, which gets close to 1000' and has some pretty awesome terrain.

                Originally posted by FadeToBlack&Gold View Post
                Actually, in a few cases, you're probably right. Either that, or that's where they buried all the dead bodies over the years.
                I know for sure Brighton is a garbage pile. I think there's at least one more, but I forget the name.
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                  Re: Skiing/Snowboarding 09-10: Go West, Young Man!

                  Originally posted by crazypotatoes View Post
                  I know for sure Brighton is a garbage pile. I think there's at least one more, but I forget the name.
                  Your choices are Alpine Valley, Pine Knob, and "Mt." Holly

                  Pretty sure it's "Mt." Holly, but maybe I'm wrong. I haven't skied any of that trash (pun intended) since after-school ski lessons in 6th grade.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Skiing/Snowboarding 09-10: Go West, Young Man!

                    Originally posted by crazypotatoes View Post
                    Just because we're in the WCHA doesn't mean we count as "westerners" when it comes to skiing. We get the joys of 300'-600' verticals too. Except for Mt. Bohemia, which gets close to 1000' and has some pretty awesome terrain.
                    Heh, I was just preparing for the Coloradoians that I'm sure are bound to pop up sooner or later. I'm skiing at a 1400 vertical place, but the top in the area is 1600. When I go home I'm hoping to get to Whiteface (Lake Placid) with a few friends.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Skiing/Snowboarding 09-10: Go West, Young Man!

                      Originally posted by hockeyplayer1015 View Post
                      Heh, I was just preparing for the Coloradoians that I'm sure are bound to pop up sooner or later. I'm skiing at a 1400 vertical place, but the top in the area is 1600. When I go home I'm hoping to get to Whiteface (Lake Placid) with a few friends.
                      I'll gladly take 1000+ vert

                      Right now, things are finally looking positive across the Midwest, as most resorts should be able to blow snow starting with today/tomorrow on through next week on a nightly basis... Hopefully that'll get some runs open and they can start getting caught up... To my knowlege, Ski Brule in Da Yoop is the only place open right now, and even they are stretching things...

                      Right now, I am looking at getting out for the 1st time sometime around the 15th or so... Although I have a lovely instructor's meeting scheduled for Saturday... Yay for forcing the stupidity out of a bunch of 16-17 year old Shawn White wanna-be's....
                      It's never too early to start the Pre-game festivities

                      Go Cats!!! GO BLACKHAWKS!

                      Cuck the Fubs... Let's Go WHITE SOX!!!

                      Wildcat Born, Wildcat Bred....

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                      • #12
                        Re: Skiing/Snowboarding 09-10: Go West, Young Man!

                        I'll never understand why so many nerds are so obsessed with snowboarding. Skiing is so much cooler
                        @#$% Calgary, Go Oilers Go

                        Your mom is so fat that the escape velocity at her surface exceeds 3*10^8 m/s

                        Originally posted by Jon
                        I'd much rather be in WI.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Skiing/Snowboarding 09-10: Go West, Young Man!

                          Originally posted by Boosh View Post
                          I'll never understand why so many nerds are so obsessed with snowboarding. Skiing is so much cooler
                          Please - the whole skier/snowboarder rivalry is so 90s.

                          Even though I agree with you. Effing knuckledraggers.

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                            Re: Skiing/Snowboarding 09-10: Go West, Young Man!

                            snowboarders are dangerous. they are usually high. and they go too fast and run into people and other living things. their pants are baggy. they bring their own lunch.
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                              Re: Skiing/Snowboarding 09-10: Go West, Young Man!

                              Originally posted by huskyfan View Post
                              snowboarders are dangerous. they are usually high. and they go too fast and run into people and other living things. their pants are baggy. they bring their own lunch.
                              And they tend to park their asses right in the middle of a run! Just to "hang out and chillax, dudes".

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