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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:10 pm 
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Also anyone tried lobster gloves? Wondering if they will help my kids hands stay warmer


i feel like these would get in the way

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:13 pm 
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bluegrasshole wrote:
Also anyone tried lobster gloves? Wondering if they will help my kids hands stay warmer


No personal experience myself. I've heard some people say that they are similar to mittens, but the dexterity is still not nearly as good as gloves (obviously)


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Buy the Costco box of hand warmers. Put them in his gloves EVERY time, whether it's 5 degrees or 40.
Not worth hearing them bitch...


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phellow wrote:
Buy the Costco box of hand warmers. Put them in his gloves EVERY time, whether it's 5 degrees or 40.
Not worth hearing them bitch...


This is what I do for Mrs JW69 and JW69 JR.

my feet have started to sweat, so I need to wear toe warmers in my ski boots, mostly when skiing in PA. The runs aren't long enough to work up enough heat to keep my feet warm when its below 25.

When I'm in Vermont, I don't have the problem even on the coldest of days because I'm working a lot harder skiing longer runs with much more vertical.


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im freaking out bc i need to buy new gear for BOTH KIDS


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phellow wrote:
Buy the Costco box of hand warmers. Put them in his gloves EVERY time, whether it's 5 degrees or 40.
Not worth hearing them bitch...


My kid also bitches about his hands being too hot sometimes, I’m fucked either way


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:16 pm 
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what gear do you need Garrison ?


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garrison wrote:
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im freaking out bc i need to buy new gear for BOTH KIDS

How old are they? I have three myself.


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garrison wrote:
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im freaking out bc i need to buy new gear for BOTH KIDS

If you had a little girl, I've got Top Notch hand-me-down stuff that has been outgrown.


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Top Notch ? never heard of that brand. Is it better than Columbia or TNF ?


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phellow wrote:
garrison wrote:
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im freaking out bc i need to buy new gear for BOTH KIDS

If you had a little girl, I've got Top Notch hand-me-down stuff that has been outgrown.


and i would happilly take it and appreciate it


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what gear do you need Garrison ?


the older one needs every single thing: gloves, coat, pants, helmet, hubby got him used boots and used skis.

actually- maybe the younger can fit into some of bro's hand me downs...

it's all very overwhelming, especially near xmas

i have already told henry he was getting what he needs for xmas presents.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:57 pm 
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steepandcheap is your friend.

get on backcountry and pm me a list of the stuff u want. I'll call my guy and see what he can do.


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yeah, i know, thank you.

im just overwhelmed at the moment when it comes to their ski gear


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Top Notch ? never heard of that brand. Is it better than Columbia or TNF ?

Not sure why I capitalized it.
I believe her outfit is Obermayer that she just outgrew.
And she's not into the hand-me-down Spyder gear her sister outgrew because it's purple.
But I'm pushing her on that end.

Gar - you really need to hit the spring incremental sale at Sturtevants in the spring.
I outfit them for 50+% off when they need it. Just need to buy in April instead of November.


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sand423 wrote:
But I really just want something I can mess around on when it snows... Last year I was looking on craigslist but would have to buy boots and everything...

I don't know if my wife has extra boards still. I'll ask her, but she may have gotten rid of them before the move.


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I hear stellar things about the Newport Ski Swap here, esp for kids.

It was however last weekend


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:10 pm 
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Fellow if those pants are a size 7 I will make Louis wear them


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Go buy the lil dude some new clothes. E’s pants and jacket both have rip seams so when he gets bigger they expand. I think they are Bon Fire


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lol
if they fit...


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Ski day #1 baby!!!


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Shred the gnar... soooo jealous!


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 11:20 am 
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hubby toured baker yesterday
5 feet of fresh pow


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JIMMYWILSON69 wrote:
Shred the soooo jealous!


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Good first day, it was like spring skiing. Kinda wanted to kill the kid. He just couldn’t grasp that large sections were closed and we couldn’t go/do certain areas.


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An older guy I sometimes ski with always says "Any day with snow under your feet is a good day"


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Any day of skiing is a better day at work.


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This too


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Anyone have a rec for a 4-pair ski rack? Preferably less than $200? Found a couple on Amazon with decent price/ratings, but figured I'd ask.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:42 pm 
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maki-
where are you skiing this weekend?


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Less than $200?? Don't know. I put my skis inside because I can (we're only a fam of 3). I'd personally get a box carrier. More expensive, but better than leaving the skis exposed to the elements IMO.


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def get a hippie coffin. road crap on the bases is no fun......

hopefully snoqualmie will be open when I get back from so cali.


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I suppose that's another option. Perhaps the better option.


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Crap those things are expensive.


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I think you get a decent one for like double what you are looking to spend.


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Yeah - that seems to be what I'm finding. +/-$400.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:18 pm 
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fingers crossed it opens soon

have you done the: take central express over, cut over to silver fir and then cut to the wildside chair?

there are a bunch of good, longer runs over there


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JIMMYWILSON69 wrote:
I think you get a decent one for like double what you are looking to spend.


this kinda makes me laugh

"hey i need a good ski rack for less than $200"

"here's a good one for $400"

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Sure :lol:

Just trying to educate the man. The way I think I'd rather spend a little more money and get a better product. He's looking to transport/protect probably $2000 or more of gear. In my mind, $400 is a decent price for proper transport.


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JIMMYWILSON69 wrote:
Sure :lol:

Just trying to educate the man. The way I think I'd rather spend a little more money and get a better product. He's looking to transport/protect probably $2000 or more of gear. In my mind, $400 is a decent price for proper transport.


oh for sure and i'm not doubting the advice, the exchange was comical

i have a ski rack for the top of my SUV (not a hippie coffin) and after seeing the damage the elements did to my skis, i bought a ski bag and wrap the shit out of them before throwing them up on the roof.

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I guess Denise needs the attention more


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I’ve got a bunch of time to burn before Jan so I’m takig 4 days off to ski during the week.

Stevens reopened yesterday


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nice

got two free passes that Stevens this year because hubby bought a new car @ Carter


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Those are weekday season passes right? You can upgrade them. Finally done with Snocrummy?


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 3:56 pm 
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lol, day passes

hubby will not change areas


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Y’all got any recommendations on where to ski in Switzerland?? Going there soon


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The Alps?


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Yes but specifically... I heard Matterhorn is great


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The hill we got passes at opens tomorrow. Had a meeting scheduled for tomorrow AM that got cancelled. Will have put in a 55+ hour week by the end of tonight. Giving serious consideration of playing hookie and getting in some turns.


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I didn't ski there (I was there in spring after closing) but the Grindelwald area looked spectactular.
As did Reutte Austria.


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