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    Whitefish MT, March 20 - 22, 2023 - Perfect Spring Skiing

    Nope. No bare spots at all and, as you can see from our pictures, the snow was good. I think cold, clear nights really helped as well. Nighttime and early morning temperatures in town were high teens to low 20s while we were there. I'd been monitoring the weather and Whitefish's snow report...
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    Patrick's Streak, Ski Travel Priorities

    I'm subjected to monthly CBC labs. Over the years I've noticed that when it has been less than 6 or so days since return from a western ski trip, my hemoglobin has been noticeably above baseline. When it has been more than that, it is been within my usual range for baseline.
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    Patrick at Mt. Baldy, May 19, 2023

    Gang of Four tops that lineup for me. Entertainment! is one of my all-time favorite albums. IMHO it’s one of those rare perfect albums. It never gets old, never ceases to surprise me on close listening, and it never fails to get my pulse up at least a little bit. Even after 44 years, Andy Gill’s...
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    Winter Park, CO April 9, 2023

    In March we drove past a sign in Darby, MT that advertised "skull bleaching." I'll admit I had to think about that one for a moment. The sideways-mounted ski rack is unique in my experience. How long does you son's race season go?
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    Big Sky, MT (+ COVID Recovery), Mar. 22-25, 2023

    This is purely anecdotal, but I used to hear a lot about Big Sky from other Minnesota skiers, likely because it's one of the closer Western resorts with decent snow to drive to from the Twin Cities. The Ikon pass makes little sense for flat landers that don't have tons of time for destination...
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    Western Weather 2017-18 and Later

    Sorry about the back. Riding with back pain sucks. I'd love to see more from Brundage and your corner of Idaho. How was the skier density this winter?
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    Targhee March 20, 2023--best trail names of all time

    When I was in 3rd or 4th grade my family skied one day at Mt. Snow which had a trail called "The Jaws of Death." (I just checked the trail map and it appears the run has been renamed "Jaws.") I don't remember if we skied past a sign or if I found it on the trail map, but I do remember I really...
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    Heavenly, CA and NV April 3 and 5, 2023

    Nobody on this board gets pix of lightly-tracked snow as good as tseeb's!
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    Lost Trail, MT March 24, 2023 - Country Club Powder Day

    I’ve only encountered that moniker on this board.
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    Discovery, MT, March 25-26, 2023 - Back-to-Back Powder Days

    It really wasn’t as tedious as it sounds. We gave ourselves two days to get out there, seven on the ground, and two days to get back. Even with some of the poor road conditions on the drive out and back, it was really only a day and a half going out, and a day and a half coming back without any...
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    Discovery, MT, March 25-26, 2023 - Back-to-Back Powder Days

    Oh yes. I did the storm driving, but she got most of the after-dark driving, which was a big help.
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    Discovery, MT, March 25-26, 2023 - Back-to-Back Powder Days

    After skiing until the lifts closed at Lost Trail on Friday March 24, we drove to Philipsburg, MT. In light of the weather and the advice of locals we took a longer route to avoid Hwy 569. Lodging options are limited in Philipsburg. We stayed at the Kaiser Hotel where Tony and Liz stayed...
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    Lost Trail, MT March 24, 2023 - Country Club Powder Day

    After three days of spring skiing at Whitefish we headed south to chase predicted snow, first to Lost Trail on Friday 3/24, and then to Discovery over the weekend. It snowed less overnight than the forecast had predicted. LT reported just three inches in their morning snow report. However, with...
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    Whitefish MT, March 20 - 22, 2023 - Perfect Spring Skiing

    A couple of months ago, my wife and daughter and I decided to ski Montana and/or Fernie and Castle over spring break. We picked the region for its low-hassle factor, with an abundance of quality skiing in resorts with comparatively-affordable lift tickets, low skier density, free parking not far...
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    Discovery, MT, Mar. 27-29, 2023

    The two bowls off Limelight offer a multitude of runs that are not just seriously pitched, but also easy to efficiently lap with just one lift ride and no, or very little, traversing. My ski area count isn’t particularly high, but it is difficult for me to think of another area I have skied with...
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    Great Divide, MT, Mar. 26, 2023

    The MRG single chair safety bars do not fold down and have never folded down. Instead they are connected to the foot rests and both face straight forward when open and rotate inward to close, so Liz may have been right.
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    Kirkwood, CA 3/9/2023

    My point is NOT that a brand new Telluride or Palisade might be easy to steal. Let’s review. Hyundai/Kia sold a “couple million“ cars in the U.S. that really could not be simpler to hotwire. They are so simple to steal because a technology that had been industry standard for many years was...
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    Kirkwood, CA 3/9/2023

    I sure as %$&*@# wouldn’t consider the Palisade/Telluride. Read the news. Even if those models are not silly easy to steal (I don’t know if they are or not) the fact that Hyundai and Kia put such a simple to steal ignition system in any of their cars and then refused to recall all cars...
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    Mustang Snowcat, BC 2/18-20/23

    Don’t let tseeb fool you. He was consistently in the middle of the pack and, Sierra skier the he his, once again skied the wind slab we encountered just below tree line on day 3 better than any of us.