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Re: Padded Seat Update 16/17
« Reply #175 on: 04/07/17, 04:24 PM »

Sweet lil Friday riding with friends on soft snow and mild air.
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Re: Padded Seat Update 16/17
« Reply #176 on: 04/08/17, 06:58 PM »

Surfed Silver this morning through the sun breaks and snow showers until the chair went tits up at 2, then scuttled over to Alpental for the remainder of the afternoon. Lower mtn had softened playfully without much stickyness but everything above the Fan was still locked-up tight. One white knuckledragging lap down l'Internationale was enough for me, although I did find the turns in Snake Dance to be of acceptable quality. Tomorrow's shaping up to be a great training day, see you on the slopes!
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Re: Padded Seat Update 16/17
« Reply #177 on: 04/09/17, 07:58 PM »

2 loaded right away, Nash Gate swung open around 9:30
With no reason to stay inside the ropes, we found ourselves repeatedly on the outside of them
Enjoying the outdoors in Washington on a gorgeous spring day with a sufficient amount of new in which to play
Bell to bell was the call, with a last run all the way from the top of 5456 for some 261 proper fun
Thanks to everyone who came out to have fun in the sun!
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Re: Padded Seat Update 16/17
« Reply #178 on: 04/10/17, 09:28 AM »

What a bonus day, with sun/snow/Nash gate
Wish I had my GoPro on, but didn't think it would be THAT good
So just one shot, of my first 2 laps in the bowl
Before I was 3rd down DD, and 1st down GS > Big Trees



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Re: Padded Seat Update 16/17
« Reply #179 on: 04/16/17, 07:34 PM »

Good weekend of powder to slush with a little bit of everything between and a nice mix of clouds, flurries and full-on sun!
Excellent company, solid attendance and hopefully enough excitement and fun to make it through another operations-less workweek.
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Re: Padded Seat Update 16/17
« Reply #180 on: 04/16/17, 07:55 PM »

Don't forget Alpental is open tomorrow! $150+ for country club skiing with other friends of NWAC.
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Re: Padded Seat Update 16/17
« Reply #181 on: 04/17/17, 07:59 AM »

could use a few people to groom the slopes.
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Re: Padded Seat Update 16/17
« Reply #182 on: 04/17/17, 05:03 PM »

A classic weekend at the Alp
Snow, sun, slush and fun
But still a cloud overshadowed
the weekend, knowing
a friend is gone

For Morgan:

https://vimeo.com/213555366
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Re: Padded Seat Update 16/17
« Reply #183 on: 04/22/17, 06:42 PM »

LongBoardDay turned out real nice. Everyone got down un-harmed after a full day on super straight skis. Soft snow conditions needed boarder grooming, stayed dry.
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Re: Padded Seat Update 16/17
« Reply #184 on: 04/23/17, 06:25 PM »

much less harder but a tad bit more wetter.
Good Folks showed up and Nash got groomed.
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Re: Padded Seat Update 16/17
« Reply #185 on: 04/26/17, 04:08 PM »

Mental prep commencing for Cinco de Alpy
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Re: Padded Seat Update 16/17
« Reply #186 on: 04/26/17, 07:21 PM »

many moons ago, after a cinco far far out, a taco truck appeared in LoT4.
The Kindest gentlemen made dozens of burritos for folks as we straggled out of the b/c and back to reality. That was the coolest finish to any other Padded Seat closing that I have ever attended.
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Re: Padded Seat Update 16/17
« Reply #187 on: 04/30/17, 06:48 PM »

All snow from Sessel up and a fine mix below to the highway
with a light crowd and intermittent afternoon sunbreaks
made for a nicer day than expected, even without access beyond the gates

0 training days left... see you Friday!
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Re: Padded Seat Update 16/17
« Reply #188 on: 05/05/17, 05:42 PM »

Upper Gate Open Little Wet Great Snow EZ Parking Tons O cops.
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Re: Padded Seat Update 16/17
« Reply #189 on: 05/05/17, 08:41 PM »

Upper Gate Open Little Wet Great Snow EZ Parking Tons O cops.
+ El Sol made an appearance for last chair

As for the last part, cup your beverages and all will be okay this weekend
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Re: Padded Seat Update 16/17
« Reply #190 on: 05/06/17, 07:08 PM »

"Stay outta Trash Can" is advice well-heeded
Unless you're in the company of a dozen instructors

Nobody went for a swim, but I wouldn't do it again
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Re: Padded Seat Update 16/17
« Reply #191 on: 05/07/17, 07:35 AM »

For all the friends in P4, here is the Winter of 2016-17:

https://vimeo.com/216352852

See you later today for the last day!!
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Re: Padded Seat Update 16/17
« Reply #192 on: 05/07/17, 09:47 PM »

thanks for the words with Q today, Griff.  Good Ski Stuff Too
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Re: Padded Seat Update 16/17
« Reply #193 on: 05/07/17, 09:51 PM »

Absolutely crushed today. Great LoT4 gathering! Great to see all the regulars plus.
Congrats to Crispin for getting back on snow and getting his boots back. Skied around Silas and the rest of the pugetopolis powder techs today too. Absolutely crushed today.
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Re: Padded Seat Update 16/17
« Reply #194 on: 05/07/17, 11:19 PM »

Bigly sun. Bigly crowd. Bigly gathering of like-minded k00ks in Lot 4 & out-n-about. Got enough laps today to keep my whistle whetted until December. Firm start necessitated some hot laps on Sessel - unfortunately just as the corn blossomed so did the lines. 20-30 mins for chair 2, depending on your initial angle of attack - the annual snowball fight started in earnest at the bottom around 330 and kept going until quarter past 4 up top. Good company out the upper gate for one last lap w/ plenty of "scenery" on the descent to the bottom(s) Wink
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Re: Padded Seat Update 16/17
« Reply #195 on: 05/08/17, 08:39 AM »

thanks for the words with Q today, Griff.  Good Ski Stuff Too

My PLEASURE. Got to keep the kids safe. The kids ski vision is skewed because of us. Both Q and G are used to going places that few ever see, period. Danger lurks in those places. But when you have been skiing those places since age 6, it seems normal and safe. It's not.

Love the kids. Have a great spring and summer. Yesterday was AWESOME!!!
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Re: Padded Seat Update 16/17
« Reply #196 on: 05/09/17, 03:23 PM »

Word!
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