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#1 KittyKindBud

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Posted 28 October 2011 - 11:59 AM

6 inches of snow fell on Killington Mtn last night!

#2 Lazy Lightning

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Posted 28 October 2011 - 12:25 PM

We're gonna be up form some NE skiing this winter - it'll be nice to have some ski-friends to hit the slopes with!!! :jamguy:

#3 August West

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Posted 28 October 2011 - 12:56 PM

the state truck went by for the first time last night. most of the green and the trees are white this morning.

#4 MeOmYo

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Posted 28 October 2011 - 12:58 PM

straight up winter here yo

couple inches, ice, cold, woodstove going

#5 Jambear

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Posted 28 October 2011 - 02:08 PM

Whooooo HOOOOOO!!!!:Phishfolk:

The guns are firing!!!

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#6 deadheadskier

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Posted 28 October 2011 - 02:17 PM

word is they will open tomorrow.

people have already hiked for turns.:Phishfolk:

#7 Deadshow Dan

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Posted 28 October 2011 - 04:38 PM

crazy stuff, for sure. Enjoy the snow

Time for me to hit the beach :)

#8 scarfire

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Posted 28 October 2011 - 07:13 PM

hoping to be spending the winter up in VT again if my bromley job comes thru. it will be INDOORS this year. :ura1:

hate the winter but love the riding!!! :mrgreen:

#9 upsguy

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Posted 29 October 2011 - 02:37 PM

Lots of leaves still on the trees here in Albany. Four to eight inches of snow expected tonight. Could be trouble with downed trees and power lines. I like the snow and all but a little more fall here in the valley would be OK with me.

That being said....seeing that pic of the guns running sure makes me want to make a few turns.:clapping:

#10 wheels

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Posted 29 October 2011 - 04:06 PM

In Colorado Arapahoe Basin, Loveland, & Wolf Creek chair lifts are already spinning.:jamguy:
http://www.goski.com/

#11 KittyKindBud

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Posted 31 October 2011 - 02:03 PM

We're gonna be up form some NE skiing this winter - it'll be nice to have some ski-friends to hit the slopes with!!! :jamguy:


Here are some Kind Bud Apres Ski Dates:

Sat Jan 14 Castle Rock Pub - Sugarbush 3 - 6 PM

Sat Feb 4 - Green Mtn Lodge - Sugarbush North - Mount Ellen 3- 6 PM

Friday Feb 10 - Towers Lounge - Jay Peak Ski 6 - 9 PM

Saturday Feb 11 - Wild Boar Tavern - Bromley Mountain - 3 - 6 PM

Sat March 17 - Towers Lounge - Jay Peak - 3 - 6 PM

More to come.........

#12 nancykind

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Posted 02 December 2011 - 09:18 PM

ouch!

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#13 lostchord

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Posted 02 December 2011 - 10:12 PM

:lol: Unfortunately that's how things are looking right now! Sugarbush is only going to have 1 trail open this weekend, and it's only on the upper half of the mountain. This SUCKS :bang:

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Posted 02 December 2011 - 11:18 PM

warmest november on record! :eek:
could be a warm winter

#15 deadheadskier

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Posted 03 December 2011 - 06:28 AM

If I weren't so busy with work and school and have zero time to ski, I'd be super pissed right now. Really hoping for some good snow right after New Years when I have 8 days off from both.

#16 lostchord

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Posted 03 December 2011 - 09:43 PM

Yup, I'm pretty damn pissed about this. I've been trying to make myself feel better by searching the internet for some positive news about the weather somewhere. Best I came up with was that it will be an overall warmer winter, but snowfall should be average. We just need to get through this slow start. We may give the white strip of death a go at Sugarbush tomorrow. I don't care if I ski it 5 times and go home. I just want to ski!

#17 Jambear

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Posted 03 December 2011 - 10:38 PM

I am pretty pissed.

So far the winter blows.

Anyone coming to Stowe for NYE ryan Montbleau?

#18 deadheadskier

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Posted 04 December 2011 - 06:22 AM

Anyone coming to Stowe for NYE ryan Montbleau?


I wish. I've got a bedroom at a buddies in the village with my name on it whenever I want it, but I have to work. :bang:

#19 Jerky

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Posted 04 December 2011 - 12:18 PM

going to rmb show hoping for some snow by then!!!!

#20 KittyKindBud

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 01:11 PM

On Saturday Jan 14 and on Sat Feb 4 The Kind Buds are playing 2 gigs each day at Sugarbush-

Jan 14 they play an apres ski at Sugarbush North from 3 - 6 PM - then at 9 PM they play SlideBrook Lodge & Tavern - this is a fun place - good vibe - rooms to rent for the night are cheap and clean too......

On Feb 4 The Kind Buds play CastleRock Pub from 3 - 6 PM and then at 9 PM SlideBrook Lodge & Tavern again.....its fun, fun , fun!

#21 wheels

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 01:04 AM

:lol: Unfortunately that's how things are looking right now! Sugarbush is only going to have 1 trail open this weekend, and it's only on the upper half of the mountain. This SUCKS :bang:

Colorado still is waiting too! Arapahoe Basin has been open for weeks and weeks but is still sort of weak with like 5 runs open!:rolleyes:

#22 Deadshow Dan

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 03:10 AM

I know they got dumped on just outside Santa Fe

#23 Heady

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 03:12 AM

I know they got dumped on just outside Santa Fe


yeah we did. and check out the Taos ski report:

Snowfall Amounts:
2" in the last 24 hours
27" in the last 5 days
43" base depth

We just had a great storm. Did some riding today, not on the mtn though :mrgreen:

#24 wheels

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 03:27 AM

I know they got dumped on just outside Santa Fe

Yeah...Britt told me she had a great day at Wolf Creek and rode a great deal of the terrain there. I never had the oppertunity to ski at Wolf Creek when I lived in Colorado but I think it's one of those areas where it's like anything goes...just be careful!:rotf: I miss skiing the Colorado passes like Loveland & Berthoud.:cry1:

#25 Heady

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 04:28 AM

Her timing sounds good. I know wolf creek just got slammed. I'm only 4 hours away, I'll be going this winter hopefully, especially on college days when it's like $30

#26 Deadshow Dan

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 04:53 AM

Yeah, my friend skiied Sunday at Taos, said conditions were excellent

#27 KittyKindBud

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 12:46 PM

Tomorrow night the temperatures are going to be below freezing - time to start the snow machines!

#28 lostsailor17

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 01:12 PM

Just got my new powder skis on ebay!! Plan on using them at Snowbird and Alta this season.

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 01:36 PM

I'm anxiously awaiting for the season to get going! My 4 year old is taking lessons every Saturday at Bolton, which will give me a few hours to ride by myself. Woo hoo!!

Also looking forward to some Kind Buds at the mt. this year. :dance:

#30 Ravn

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 01:41 PM

I love to watch people ski

I don't think I'll ever try it though

2 knee surgeries were enough for me!

have fun y'all and be safe!

#31 Heady

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 01:57 PM

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:mrgreen:

really gets good around 2:10

#32 wheels

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 05:04 PM

Just got my new powder skis on ebay!! Plan on using them at Snowbird and Alta this season.

Brand new powder skis for Little Cottonwood Canyon! That sounds like an epic plan! Who makes the skis you bought? Post pictures and shit! I live vicariously through you skiers. Skis now a days are not anything like what I was skiing on before my injury. I had these slightly parabolic Solomon 191cm. skis that were perfect for me a couple of those Colorado winters.

#33 lostsailor17

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 10:17 PM

Hey wheels! I got last year's model of the Dynastar Legend Pro Riders, brand new. These will be the widest skis i've tried, 115 mm at the waist. Now that I'm out West, I felt it would be worth it to have these in the quiver for that day after the big storms dump. I've been a loyal Dynastar fan since the first pair I bought around ten years ago. This is the second set of Legends that I'll own.

#34 Jambear

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Posted 11 December 2011 - 09:19 PM

Hey Kitty......Did you get in touch with Sal at Moguls saloon or John at Baja Burritio/Chalet Killington?

We want you guys to come to Killington this season.

Looks like i will need to head up to the Big K to get my tune on prior to Montbleau at Stowe on NYE weekend.:pimp:

Just went all thru my gear and got it ready.

Now where is the snow?
Time for the fluffy white in the face!

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Time to tackle the White Strip of Death!! :cool:

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#35 Heady

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Posted 11 December 2011 - 11:13 PM

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Fun little video from our day at Taos yesterday.. I was playing teacher, but don't worry, I still got my runs in..

Debating on a craigslist ad for a pass to santa fe, I've talked him down to $350

#36 lostchord

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 12:02 AM

How's the season looking so far out your way, Jon? We finally got out to Sugarbush today. Lots of people, and only one trail open, and it wasn't even top to bottom! It was a bit crazy and the snow sucked, so we took a few runs and went home. We need seriously need some snow. Forecast for the week is calling for a few really warm days :bang: Go figure...my first winter in VT and my first time ever with a season pass, and winter just isn't coming!

#37 Jambear

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 02:12 PM

Thanks Sarah!!

Now i can blame the whole slow season start on you.:smile:

#38 Deadshow Dan

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 02:38 PM

Not looking good for my trip up to Bolton or somewhere like that for the days before Xmas - Christmas Eve. :undecided:

#39 Jambear

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 02:40 PM

or for RMB at stowe over new years.:sad:

#40 Deadshow Dan

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 03:14 PM

There is snow in the Tug Hill area (something like 21"). Might head there to XC ski.

I was able to XC on my land this past week. Barely covered, but it was real nice

#41 Heady

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 11:34 PM

How's the season looking so far out your way, Jon? We finally got out to Sugarbush today. Lots of people, and only one trail open, and it wasn't even top to bottom! It was a bit crazy and the snow sucked, so we took a few runs and went home. We need seriously need some snow. Forecast for the week is calling for a few really warm days :bang: Go figure...my first winter in VT and my first time ever with a season pass, and winter just isn't coming!


Now I understand your fb posts! Didn't realize you bought a season pass. I just got a season pass to Santa Fe off craigslist for $325 (worth $569)

you know me, always out for a deal :lol:

Riding Durango Mountain Resort on Sunday. This is shaping up to be an epic year, especially good considering last year I didn't get out ONCE due to my ankle

#42 wheels

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 11:56 PM

How's the season looking so far out your way, Jon? We finally got out to Sugarbush today. Lots of people, and only one trail open, and it wasn't even top to bottom! It was a bit crazy and the snow sucked, so we took a few runs and went home. We need seriously need some snow. Forecast for the week is calling for a few really warm days :bang: Go figure...my first winter in VT and my first time ever with a season pass, and winter just isn't coming!

We are heading into mid-December and a lot of ski & snowboard destinations are still hurting for snow. Hopefully Febuary 2012 you'll blast a run in some back-country trees like these!:v:

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#43 Heady

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 12:00 AM

I don't know about the east coast, but I think the mtn west is off to a good start. NM is having a good year so far.

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 12:08 AM

Now I understand your fb posts! Didn't realize you bought a season pass. I just got a season pass to Santa Fe off craigslist for $325 (worth $569)

you know me, always out for a deal :lol:

Riding Durango Mountain Resort on Sunday. This is shaping up to be an epic year, especially good considering last year I didn't get out ONCE due to my ankle


That is a good deal!!! You always manage to find them :clapping: Sugarbush was running a deal for a $300 season pass if you're between 19 and 29. Kyle's job hooked him up with a pass for about the same price, so we're good to go. We just need it to snow first. I'm happy to hear this season is looking good for you! You deserve it :smile:

And Wheels, I am hoping that will be me by February!! It's gotta snow sometime.....

#45 Heady

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 12:10 AM

We are heading into mid-December and a lot of ski & snowboard destinations are still hurting for snow. Hopefully Febuary 2012 you'll blast a run in some back-country trees like these!:v:

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Wheels is this you buddy??

Sara.. yeah that does sound like a good deal! So life is good in /btown? We should catch up soon

#46 lostchord

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 12:18 AM

Life is fantastic in Burlington :jamguy: Just an example of the awesomeness that is this place....Grace Potter and the Nocturnals provided the entertainment for Kyle's company holiday party :wink:

#47 Heady

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 12:48 AM

ok it's official

GRACE POTTER HAS OFFICIALLY SOLD OUT :lol:

#48 lostchord

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 01:42 AM

This was no ordinary company party to begin with. Take all your notions about what a company holiday party may be like and throw them all out the window.

And yeah, I may talk shit about her and her slutty dresses and her selling out, but I had no complaints about her showing up to play a set :rose:

#49 deadheadskier

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 01:54 AM

I certainly wouldn't complain if I was behind Grace Potter wearing 80s stretch pants in the lift line. :cool:

#50 Deadshow Dan

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 03:29 AM

So I'm thinking that maybe I'll....

wait,

Grace in stretch pants in the lift line?

:cool: