53’s Journey

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    Started at 53

    Started at 53 You can call me Jay Skier

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    23* pitch, so not straight down, but it is a constant pitch, so the only thing to stop me was the cat track crossing it.

    Rest assured I am thinking about my binding settings.
     
  2. Philpug

    Philpug Enjoying being back on two skis. Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    Were you disrespecting Little Kate? I hear she can be a b!tch ;)
     
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    Started at 53 You can call me Jay Skier

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    Judging by that fact that I am wearing two knee braces and on crutches, I think she disrespected ME!
     
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    KingGrump Most Interesting Man In The World Team Gathermeister

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    Looks more like she kicked your A$$.
     
  5. Lorenzzo

    Lorenzzo Right On The Line Skier

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    To get to Little Kate one takes a longish green run with soft, manicured snow and then turns to the right to access steeper, much firmer, south facing Little Kate which has some almost blind step transitions. So it is an ass kicking trap, particularly for improving skiers transitioning from beginner to intermediate. I wasn't with him at the time, I was off on really frozen, wind affected two day old snow in Ontario Bowl.
     
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  6. surfsnowgirl

    surfsnowgirl loves soft bumps, trees and ungroomed Skier

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    Well little kate indeed sounds like a little bitch. Heel fast!!!!!!!
     
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    KingGrump Most Interesting Man In The World Team Gathermeister

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    Wait, WTFH.
    What is all these crap about blind traps, ice and frozen bad snow. Isn't DV supposed to be the land of milk and honey.
    Now, I have to think twice about going there this season.
     
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    dbostedo Asst. Gathermeister-- Jackson Hole 2020 Moderator Team Gathermeister

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    It's gotta be all that infamous DV ice that they never talk about. :eek::D
     
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    KingGrump Most Interesting Man In The World Team Gathermeister

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    Hell, if they are hiding all that ice and crap, I would not be surprised if they are hiding a whole bunch of snow boarder on the hill also. :nono: :D
     
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    Started at 53 You can call me Jay Skier

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    I kicked her a$$ the day before, but I think she got more than even. I’ll slap her around a bit when I am back up on my skis

    I keep telling people that Colorado is a much better place to be, DV sux.... I’d avoid it at all costs ;)

    Don’t believe the hype!!! I also had to wait in a lift line last week.... I think once for 2-3 minutes. Good thing they have on-the-hill wifi so I could answer some emails ;)
     
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    Started at 53 You can call me Jay Skier

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    None sighted so far, but I’ll be sure to clothesline them with a ski pole if I do ;)
     
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    Lorenzzo Right On The Line Skier

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    About two days a year DV suffers through less than perfect conditions. Also, a few of the snow boys for Little Kate were sick that day so there wasn't as much ongoing microgrooming.

    Yes we filled out written complaints.
     
  13. Lorenzzo

    Lorenzzo Right On The Line Skier

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    Yeah but at least we got to hang with the Mahre bros while we waited.
     
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    Mendieta Master of Snowplow Moderator

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    Service is not the same anymore. I also hear the ski valet is offering prosecco these days. The audicity of serving anything beneath vintage champagne!

    :D
     
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    Wait... what?!? :eek:
     
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    Started at 53 You can call me Jay Skier

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    They are regulars at DV
     
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    Pat AKA mustski Making fresh tracks Skier

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    T-Square Terry Moderator Instructor

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    You can use skier type -1 and you will get a lower setting. I’ve used -1 for many many years. Skis stay on and come off easily when "needed."

    Since my last crash (fell getting off the lift :( ) and follow on meniscus surgery I now wear Don-Joy braces on both knees. They are tiger striped orange and black. :D

    Heal well, have fun.
     
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  19. Kneale Brownson

    Kneale Brownson Out on the slopes Instructor

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    My one day at DV they had put away the groomers just before a freezing rain. First time I ever skied groom so frozen I could not get an edge into it
     
  20. mdf

    mdf entering the Big Couloir Skier

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    I tried that briefly, but the hinge on one got stuck behind the band on the other . Yikes!
     

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