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Re: Southern Idaho skiing

Postby lono » Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:01 am

Enjoyed the video, I've driven by Pebble and Pomerel dozens of times over the years . Pebble has never looked better than your visit,still want to ski it some day, and a low angle storm day at Pomerel sounds fun.
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Re: Southern Idaho skiing

Postby Marc_C » Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:13 pm

Tony Crocker wrote:This point is correct. Admin's TR's from Alta were the go-to source for LCC conditions, updated at least once a week. And they are especially informative during the developing part of the season as terrain is first opened. That developing period has been rather drawn out in 2017-18 and it is both sad and annoying not to see them this year, as we did during the similarly slow starting 2011-12 season.

Maybe those early season days were just kinda uninteresting? Have you noticed that no one else who skis Alta regularly bothers with TRs? Have you also noticed you're almost the only one who cares? A few others have noted the lack, but they're more concerned with the why rather than the content.

Regarding the video, I thought it was one of the better ones in the GA catalog. Too long? Maybe, but I liked the depth of content that is lacking in some of his earlier videos. Splitting into 3 segments might be a good compromise, but then it would lack the continuity of a single 4-5 day trip. Hell, some was even City of Rocks content (one of my fave climbing areas).

As far as video vs text - I don't read most of the wall of text TRs; I just look at the pics and skim, maybe reading a paragraph if there's something of interest. As far as what runs and what lifts you took when and why - frankly I just don't care. The nice thing about Admin's video is that it DIDN'T mention any of that stuff and SHOWED what the areas were like.
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Re: Southern Idaho skiing

Postby Tony Crocker » Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:30 am

MarcC wrote:Have you also noticed you're almost the only one who cares?

You must have missed this thread, which I did not start: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=12563

I may be the only person who uses regular TR's to reconstruct a season history http://bestsnow.net/utahhist.htm but lots of of people want to know contemporary conditions from locals. After all that's the touted attraction of the section, "No-Bull Ski Reports," as opposed to marketing spin from the resorts, which is rampant in seasons like this.
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Re: Southern Idaho skiing

Postby Marc_C » Mon Feb 26, 2018 3:45 pm

Tony Crocker wrote:
MarcC wrote:Have you also noticed you're almost the only one who cares?

You must have missed this thread, which I did not start: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=12563"


I saw it. That's why I said: "A few others have noted the lack, but they're more concerned with the why rather than the content."

Tony Crocker wrote:I may be the only person who uses regular TR's to reconstruct a season history http://bestsnow.net/utahhist.htm but lots of of people want to know contemporary conditions from locals. After all that's the touted attraction of the section, "No-Bull Ski Reports," as opposed to marketing spin from the resorts, which is rampant in seasons like this.

Again, other than Admin, how many Alta locals regularly post Alta TRs here?
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Re: Southern Idaho skiing

Postby Tony Crocker » Mon Feb 26, 2018 4:50 pm

Only one is necessary if the reports are as thorough and timely as admin’s were.

Bill’s Blog at Fernie has a good following even though it rarely includes pictures. Craig’s Fernie blog with pictures was very popular and he got lots of emails when he cut back on his skiing.
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