Tag: Skiing

Snowing big flakes

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It’s funny how certain small things can really touch your memory. The weather forecastera were wrong. Didn’t heat up instead, stuck at 0C and huge flakes started to fall. Sun set and the glow of the sodium street lights here leaves a beautiful glow. Reminds of me of long ago when I took a dear…

Whistler Skiing

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Arrgh, this is so complicated. I love the small resorts like “Sun Peaks”:http://sunpeaksresorts.com and who likes the fact that the US dollar is now less than the Canadian dollar, so prices are 30% higher, still the kids friends are all going up there, so I have to follow them. Here are some relative bargains up…

Giro Omen and Fuse Helmet Sizing and Pricing

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The “Giro”:http://giro.com website doesn’t help very much when it comes to sizing. I found tht I fit nicely into a Large Fuse or a Medium/Large Omen. “MBStores”:http://mbstores-store.stores.yahoo.net/gifuskiandsn.html has a good size chart and it shows the Fuse at 14.5 oz. | Model Name | S | M | L | XL | XXL | |…

Epic Powder

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SkiWashington.Com. Got up on Friday to Snoqualmie (conditions were just OK, it was kind of too warm and the powder was wet, but lots of fun), but Saturday was awesome at Crystal. The boys and I skied black diamonds all day and found lots of powder still around. Larry over at skiwashington did even better……

Read it and weep…

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SkiWashington.Com. OMG, it is like heaven, but today, here are the snow reports. Powder everywhere including 45 minutes outside of Seattle if you can believe it. The net is that there is between 10 and 13 *feet* of snow at these resorts and about two feet of powder just about everywhere. Go skiing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! | Ski…

Skiing Magazine on Powder Skis

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Skiing Magazine and its sister Ski Magazine make it super hard to find things. They have a slow site and the indexing of data is strange. So here is a more convenient index for those looking for powder skis. What Skiiing calls Big Mountain Experts: * K2 Seth Pistol. 179cm, 128/95/118, $750, Speed 3.95, Off-Piste…

Spring Skiing

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Mt. Baker Ski Area 2005-06 season. With a 200 inch base, Mt. Baker is a good choice. Actually most places should be good for spring skiing. Crystal will stay open through March. There are bunch of good places to stay that are quite reasonable for an overnight. Say leave on Sunday, ski in the afternoon,…

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