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J64TWB



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2021 8:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://go.theflybook.com/Book/680/e6bd82a8-73ed-4fb1-ad07-2617f9d8102c/3775?_ga=2.130353482.498680586.1613679881-371371064.1613679881#/base/680/e6bd82a8-73ed-4fb1-ad07-2617f9d8102c/listview

Rent the whole mountain.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2021 9:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Flyin Ted back in Texas ... thatís a relief !!
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2021 10:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

J64TWB wrote:
https://go.theflybook.com/Book/680/e6bd82a8-73ed-4fb1-ad07-2617f9d8102c/3775?_ga=2.130353482.498680586.1613679881-371371064.1613679881#/base/680/e6bd82a8-73ed-4fb1-ad07-2617f9d8102c/listview

Rent the whole mountain.


There you go! It is extraordinary skiing! I used to hike and ski a lot of that terrain before the area was built. So, skiing there now is a bit of a bittersweet experience. Still, one of the best ski experiences one can get when the conditions are good.

One doesnít need to be an extreme skier to ski that mountain. Thereís some hard stuff, but Iíve gotten in more trouble on Crested Butte than Silverton Mountain. Itís a bit of hype. Anybody who can put down turns on black diamonds at most western areas can ski it...
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techno900



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2021 8:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I will be in Telluride tomorrow for a week of skiing. Never a lift line more than a couple of minutes and most of the time, no lines. Few if any day trippers there. This year with limited lift tickets = never a wait for a lift.

I have skied Calif (8 areas), BC (1), Utah (5), Colorado (15), Vermont (2), West Virginia (1), New Mexico (1) and NC (2). Telluride is one of the best, but I am not off-piste anymore. I started at Mt. Baldy in Calif. in 1960 - wood skis, cable bindings, and hiking boots and a $4.50 student lift ticket.


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J64TWB



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2021 9:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why would anyone fly their daughters to a country full of rapists, druggies, killers and murderers and leave them there? Just doesn't make sense.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2021 10:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

J64TWB wrote:
Why would anyone fly their daughters to a country full of rapists, druggies, killers and murderers and leave them there? Just doesn't make sense.


https://www.reddit.com/r/LeopardsAteMyFace/comments/ln498c/running_away_with_your_loved_ones_to_a_better/
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2021 11:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

J64TWB wrote:
Why would anyone fly their daughters to a country full of rapists, druggies, killers and murderers and leave them there? Just doesn't make sense.


Good question...I guess they don't teach that at Harvard Law School..
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2021 11:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

techno900 wrote:
I will be in Telluride tomorrow for a week of skiing. Never a lift line more than a couple of minutes and most of the time, no lines. Few if any day trippers there. This year with limited lift tickets = never a wait for a lift.

I have skied Calif (8 areas), BC (1), Utah (5), Colorado (15), Vermont (2), West Virginia (1), New Mexico (1) and NC (2). Telluride is one of the best, but I am not off-piste anymore. I started at Mt. Baldy in Calif. in 1960 - wood skis, cable bindings, and hiking boots and a $4.50 student lift ticket.


Enjoy! But lift lines all over the West are bigger than they have ever been. IKON passes have sold out all Western ski areas, and it seems everyone is skiing this winter. And, all lifts are operating around 50% chair capacity ..
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J64TWB



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2021 11:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stay safe from covid.

Grew up skiing in Wisconsin. Yes you can get a first rate education skiing the Midwest. At age 6 took the chairlift to the top of Taos above the clouds and cried the whole way down (1968). Lace leather boots, Cubco bindings. Sure there are magical days out west in deep powder but some of my best memories are skiing east coast ice or the frigid Midwest hills. I don't know why, they are all just photographs in the mind. Probably more to do with the people on the trip. Donít have to be a snob to have fun. Some of my best windsurf memories are lazy cruises on calm Lake Michigan.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2021 11:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I live in Cottonwood Heights. Politics be dammed. ;*)

I have to relate a quick story from my semi-youth though. Back in the
early 80s the Wife and I and our 2 babies were touring Californiia in an old pop-top Volkswagen bus (you know the rounded version). We were parked
(and camped) somewhere on the San Diego bay and I was laying on the
bed with the back hatch open to the water with the warm breeze blowing through the vehicle as the sun was going down with my kids at arm. I
remember thinking life didn't get much better, and maybe I could live there.

California, it might be nutty, but it's also pretty nice.

-Craig


boggsman1 wrote:
Correct...Tahoe drives can be a nightmare. To the point that I'd consider moving. I've considered Cottonwood Heights, UT...but I couldn't handle the politics. Colorado is a candidate too, but my wife cant hack the winters. Oregon is a candidate but the skiing is lame, and winters are depressing. So, I deal with the traffic, and frenetic d-bag lift lines. Covid has cleaned out the traffic a lot, and I hope work-from -home makes its more permanent..
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