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by martin2007
Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Randonee (AT) vs Telemarking?
Replies: 12
Views: 2718

Re: Randonee (AT) vs Telemarking?

Cope346, I see you're from Montreal. Beautiful city, we're here right now enjoying the music. Andinista seems as unbiased as a telemarker can be, and I believe he's right on. About 5 years ago I started tele skiing at resorts, Tremblant first, soon followed by Colorado where I now spend a good part ...
by martin2007
Fri Apr 19, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Thank you...
Replies: 6
Views: 2426

Thank you...

That's it, I'm back home in Canada after an amazing ski season in Colorado and Utah. Now on to an equally fantastic paddling season, I hope. Thank you to site administrators for your work in keeping the site going, and to all the contributors who kept the discussion going and helped build an interes...
by martin2007
Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Trip Report Archive
Topic: Deer Valley, Utah
Replies: 6
Views: 4023

Re: Deer Valley, Utah

Yesterday, Brighton on hard pack, today Alta/Snowbird on softer snow. I went in at Alta, and went through the staffed gate at Snowbird to sample the big Basin Bowl at Mt. Baldy. Fisheater, you're right, the terrain is something else. Gorgeous. Great pitch. Variety. The sun warmed up the 1" fresh pow...
by martin2007
Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Trip Report Archive
Topic: Deer Valley, Utah
Replies: 6
Views: 4023

Re: Deer Valley, Utah

Today held some surprises. I left Park City with no solid plan, though I had booked a rental unit in Cottonwood Heights, closer to Salt Lake. I decided to drive past my scheduled late-afternoon booking outside of Salt Lake City and continued up to Solitude (a ski resort) to get a late-morning start ...
by martin2007
Sat Mar 23, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Trip Report Archive
Topic: Deer Valley, Utah
Replies: 6
Views: 4023

Re: Deer Valley, Utah

An update: I'm made about 6 tele sightings in three days so far at Deer Valley. We got some more snow in dribs and drabs, so conditions improved. It's Saturday, so I'll let the crowds fight it out today and I'll explore a little. About your question, Al, I spend more time down here each subsequent w...
by martin2007
Sat Mar 23, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: New rant... Backcountry/wide skis and telemarkers
Replies: 30
Views: 8796

Re: New rant... Backcountry/wide skis and telemarkers

This thread contains much more truth than is healthy for developing fetuses, adolescent boys and girls, and all of their middle-aged and geriatric imitators. And for the ski industry as a whole. Make that the entire outdoor sports industry. And Fashion. And Attitudes. And Culture. And the Economy of...
by martin2007
Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: Trip Report Archive
Topic: Deer Valley, Utah
Replies: 6
Views: 4023

Deer Valley, Utah

Gorgeous drive yesterday afternoon and this morning from Steamboat Springs, CO. to Deer Valley, Utah. Breathtaking scenery the entire way along HWY. 40. I skied Deer Valley today. It's enormous. March Break, too, with all that that entails. I've never seen so many instructors and so many individuals...
by martin2007
Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:28 am
Forum: Trip Report Archive
Topic: Blocked by Cow!
Replies: 1
Views: 1123

Blocked by Cow!

Went for a BC ski on a favourite 2-hour circle route today adjacent to the Fraser Experimental Forest in Grand County. Bluebird skies, temps between -3 and -6 C. My wife set out to do a trail along the creek on wooden Grasshoppas, and I started out climbing up battered tracks on the well-used unplow...
by martin2007
Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Seeking Advice on NTN
Replies: 22
Views: 3884

Re: Seeking Advice on NTN

Thanks to all so far for your insights. Harris, your "badass" tone of 30+ years of tele experience kindled some of the doubt that lingers in my gut at this stage. I'm conscious of how easily and quickly this 4-year-old late-arrival tele-adventure could be interrupted or ended. You've got 30+ years o...
by martin2007
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Seeking Advice on NTN
Replies: 22
Views: 3884

Re: Seeking Advice on NTN

No, Al, I haven't started looking at boots. The good news is that I'm happy skiing on what I've already got. All my stuff is duckbilled from plastic Synergies to Excursions to T3's to leathers. Kind of like one system for versatility of switching boots and skis around. So I will definitely rent an N...