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Viking9

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There was an Ikon ad on the gas pump at the local Chevron today in So Cal.
Awesome, so much more room for activities !!
 

dbostedo

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I was looking at mine the other night and thought, "They got that sticker very wrong!".
Given some of the mad dash for powder videos out there, complete with some bad behavior (stepping or skiing over others skis, pushing and shoving, etc.), I'm thinking they might have gotten it right. Of course, when I see what some others do to try to get untouched runs, I've always figured that "if that's what I have to do, I guess I just won't ski those runs".
 

mdf

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Given some of the mad dash for powder videos out there, complete with some bad behavior (stepping or skiing over others skis, pushing and shoving, etc.), I'm thinking they might have gotten it right. Of course, when I see what some others do to try to get untouched runs, I've always figured that "if that's what I have to do, I guess I just won't ski those runs".
And, it looks like those in the front of the pack have to straightline to keep from getting run over. What a waste to straightline powder!
 

dbostedo

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Given some of the mad dash for powder videos out there, complete with some bad behavior (stepping or skiing over others skis, pushing and shoving, etc.), I'm thinking they might have gotten it right. Of course, when I see what some others do to try to get untouched runs, I've always figured that "if that's what I have to do, I guess I just won't ski those runs".
And, it looks like those in the front of the pack have to straightline to keep from getting run over. What a waste to straightline powder!
To play my own devil's advocate, if "no friends on a powder day" just means you don't wait around for the person who overslept, or the one who's always heading into the lodge to futz with something (that's a technical term - futz), then I'm all for it. As long as everyone is at least friend-ly, despite having "no friends".
 

mdf

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To play my own devil's advocate, if "no friends on a powder day" just means you don't wait around for the person who overslept, or the one who's always heading into the lodge to futz with something (that's a technical term - futz), then I'm all for it. As long as everyone is at least friend-ly, despite having "no friends".
Yeah, that is actually what I always thought it meant. It is the response to, "why didn't you wait for me?"
 

Jerez

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So ours finally arrived last evening. I have to admit I thought it was kind of cute. Our granddaughter will love the stickers and map and the graphics were nicer than last year IMO. The sew-on patch and pointless luggage thingy with no place for an address seem like a waste of money, but maybe others will feel differently.

FWIW, I also think there are friends on a powder day. You may not wait for them, or they for you, but you are all so happy that an instant community of friends appears. Of course, we are spoiled here by having a local hill that doesn't get the same feeding frenzy that the bigger places do, so the vibe is perhaps nicer.
 

Wilhelmson

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So ours finally arrived last evening. I have to admit I thought it was kind of cute. Our granddaughter will love the stickers and map and the graphics were nicer than last year IMO. The sew-on patch and pointless luggage thingy with no place for an address seem like a waste of money, but maybe others will feel differently.

FWIW, I also think there are friends on a powder day. You may not wait for them, or they for you, but you are all so happy that an instant community of friends appears. Of course, we are spoiled here by having a local hill that doesn't get the same feeding frenzy that the bigger places do, so the vibe is perhaps nicer.
We need a volunteer (not me) to gather everyone's patches and wear them on a onesie.
 

Crank

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I bought my Ikon a couple of weeks ago, just before they went up to $799. Nothing has come in the mail yet.

Couple things re. no friends on a powder day. First, I once ditched a buddy at Red Lodge after his 3rd flailing fall. I was ahead of him and pretended I hadn't seen it. I think we were both happier as I got to seek out and ski whatever I wanted and he didn't have the pressure of trying to keep up or worry about holding me back.

Also, and I have been on both sides of this - snaking your friend's line. One time I had stopped and was contemplating a nice, untracked line directly below me. MY "friend" Bill cut right in front of me and chewed up my line! Years later I pulled the same move on him. Revenge is a dish best served with untracked powder!
 

cbk

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I'm just trying to figure out what this little doo-dad is? It's sticky on the back, but it's not a sticker...

 
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