Squaw Valley, CA 1/22/2020

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Re: Squaw Valley, CA 1/22/2020

Postby tseeb » Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:30 pm

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Re: Squaw Valley, CA 1/22/2020

Postby Tony Crocker » Wed Jan 29, 2020 2:07 am

How new is the Gasex at Squaw? I'm not sure I remember it, last skiing there in 2017. As we have discussed, there are a ton of Gasex installations in the Alps.
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Re: Squaw Valley, CA 1/22/2020

Postby tseeb » Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:10 am

Read the story from Oct. 2017 in link at top of page for details on Squalpine's Gasex. Story includes: "In 2015, we were the first and only California ski resort to install this technology and now we have the most of any resort in North and South America." You are correct there were not many in 2017.
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Re: Squaw Valley, CA 1/22/2020

Postby Tony Crocker » Wed Jan 29, 2020 10:24 am

tseeb wrote:we have the most of any resort in North and South America

Replacing Las Lenas at the top of that list. I noticed 4 of them there in 2015.
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Re: Squaw Valley, CA 1/22/2020

Postby jollyturns » Tue Feb 18, 2020 7:27 pm

sierra_cement wrote:I haven't yet figured out how to track my vertical at Squaw/Alpine. I will ski there 3-4 days more this season.

I was also considering an altimeter but not sure if I can get one for < $100 that will be accurate enough to make it worth buying.

My best day so far has been 30k vertical lapping the Stagecoach area of Heavenly where the wait was only 4-5 chairs most of the day.


The maker of Jollyturns here. Check out our ski/snowboarding apps for iPhone and Android, it tracks vertical at all the ski resorts we have in our system.

https://jollyturns.com/

If you have an iPhone and have cell phone service at the resort, the app will automatically start recording a GPS track for the day. On Android you do need to turn on recording manually. When you're done for the day and leave the ski resort's area boundary, tracking stops automatically. Make sure you download the resort where you plan to ski for the tracks to be recorded.

Battery utilization is not too bad with newer phones. I ski 8+ hours a day and end up the day with 30-40% juice still left in the phone. Just make sure you keep it in a pocket close to the body, so that it stays warm during very cold days.

Another useful feature is that you can see where you and your friends are on the ski resort's map, as opposed to a Google Map type map.

We're working on improving the statistics to show you more detailed information, like lifts you took, and ski runs you came down on.

BTW, if you see missing information or outdated maps at a ski resort, please send us an email, we'll fix it promptly.
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Re: Squaw Valley, CA 1/22/2020

Postby tseeb » Fri Apr 03, 2020 3:17 pm

The correct spelling is Gazex and some homeowners near Alpine Meadows don't like the up to 110 decibels they make.
https://www.sfchronicle.com/sports/arti ... 170149.php

The only problems I had before this season wearing my Avocet watch on outside of jacket on wrist , even in some heavy wet storms, was a tendency to get scratched and if I did not remove it before removing jacket it ended up on the ground a couple of times. It must have gotten wet inside at Mustang this year as altitude display faded out for a while and when it returned it showed an altitude of over 50K. I emailed guy who changes batteries and said it probably needs re-calibration (which is part of battery service). I'll hold off sending it in until Fall since battery barely last two years and if I sent it in now, it would fail before end of 2021-22 season.
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Re: Squaw Valley, CA 1/22/2020

Postby Tony Crocker » Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:07 pm

The Avocet is not fully waterproof, so I never wear it outside on a jacket. I was AT skiing at Mt. Rainier Sunrise with Patrick July 2, 2012. Wearing a T-shirt I lost my balance while removing a skin from a ski and plunged my arm with the watch into slushy snow. The numbers on the watch almost immediately started freaking out, so I had to send it for repair when I got home.
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Re: Squaw Valley, CA 1/22/2020

Postby tseeb » Sat Apr 04, 2020 9:48 am

jollyturns wrote:The maker of Jollyturns here. Check out our ski/snowboarding apps for iPhone and Android, it tracks vertical at all the ski resorts we have in our system.

https://jollyturns.com/
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BTW, if you see missing information or outdated maps at a ski resort, please send us an email, we'll fix it promptly.
I didn't notice the post from jollyturns until today and also didn't realize they were from the same County as me - I thought they were British. The accuracy of their lift info looks great for the couple of Tahoe ski areas I checked. I'm not sure that my phone could handle running app at Heavenly or Kirkwood where my phone uses a lot of battery searching for cell signal.
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