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    Spring Skiing Quality mid April at Squaw/Alpine?

    I'm leaning toward buying the Ikon Pass for next season. If I do, I may try to ski Squaw and/or Alpine Meadows for a couple of days some time between April 13th and 23rd, as I'll be in Fairfax, CA for a of couple weeks. Any thoughts on what to expect given this year's snow pack plus Covid-19...
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    Mountain Collective/Ikon/Epic 2021-22

    Loveland Pass looks interesting. I wish more ski areas accommodated overnight parking; seems cheap lodging is hard to come by, esp. when traveling alone (my ski buddy retired at 60 a few years back, even though he was skiing better than ever). I don't have a rig for overnight winter vehicle...
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    Mountain Collective/Ikon/Epic 2021-22

    Thanks, Tony, lots of great info there. I appreciate you taking the time to share it.
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    Mountain Collective/Ikon/Epic 2021-22

    Thanks, Tony. Do you think smaller resorts may be a better bet for finding powder that lasts more than an hour going forward? There is likely a lot of pent up skier demand that could result in serious lines at the big resorts next season. I'm looking into Indy or Powder Alliance, although they...
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    Mountain Collective/Ikon/Epic 2021-22

    Are these mega-passes too popular for their own good? Lots of stories of traffic jams, long liftlines and powder getting skied off in an hour at the bigger resorts. Even Solitude is being referred to as "Multitude" by Utah locals. I looked into the Indy Pass, which sounds better but entails a...
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    Yosemite, CA Fire Fall 2/22/2021

    Now THAT was crazy, especially for the 2nd guy that "didn't consider himself to be a skier" (and very nearly fell to his death after striking a cable).
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    Yosemite, CA Fire Fall 2/22/2021

    Great pictures, tseeb, and a great writeup. How many mpg do you typically get on a trip like that with your truck/camper setup?
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    Mammoth, Dec. 2, 2020

    [/b] Yea, I'm a big believer in wearing a helmet (and I have been doing so for at least 15 years) but there is some statistical evidence that it may not really prevent serious head injuries among the skiing population: https://www.vpr.org/post/dartmouth-hitc ... s#stream/0...
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    Mammoth, Dec. 2, 2020

    Tony, you continue to raise the bar in your trip reports. Thanks again for continuing to post your thorough recaps with lots of pictures. Re. Ski prep workouts, this one has helped me. Don't start too aggressively or you'll have trouble walking for a couple of days...
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    Mountain Collective/Ikon/Epic 20/21.

    As long as they stay out of the clubhouse. There were some serious Coronavirus outbreaks at ski areas just before the March shutdown. I think gondolas, trams, and bars were suspect.
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    Mountain Collective/Ikon/Epic 20/21.

    Seems even less likely that US citizens will be skiing in Canada next season.
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    (Almost) 95 year old Heli-skier

    I wonder if that helmet has anything to do with his longevity as a skier? https://stories.cmhheli.com/heli-ski/cmh-guest-sets-guinness-world-record/
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    Mountain Collective/Ikon/Epic 20/21.

    Several people say they have gotten emails from Ikon to this effect. Seems to be only for those who didn't use their pass at all. I read about Base Pass, didn't read far enough to see how higher level passes were handled. Here is a link to Mammoth Mountain Snowman search I did to find the...
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    Mountain Collective/Ikon/Epic 20/21.

    I like the resorts on the Mountain Collective list for next season. However, I'm having trouble swallowing their paltry offer of about an 11% credit ($50) toward next season for those of us that didn't use our MC pass at all this season, especially when Ikon is offering 100% credit for those in...
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    Mountain Collective/Ikon/Epic 20/21.

    I had the MC the past few years. I was going to use it in March this year, but Coronavirus shut the door. The only concession I saw MC make so far was a $50 discount for renewals. They had no provision for passholders that didn't further use it this season, nor any refund policy if next season...
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