Your most memorable winter

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MarcoLowe
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Your most memorable winter

Post by MarcoLowe » Tue Sep 28, 2021 2:34 am

Hi guys, let’s throw back a little bit and share when and how your most memorable winter happened. Me first, it was a really cold winter season and on that one day, I finally nailed skiing.

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Re: Your most memorable winter

Post by joeatomictoad » Tue Sep 28, 2021 5:59 pm

My most memorable winter...
A "New England Ski Tour" turned into an "International Ski Tour" due to a freaky warm winter season. When in doubt, keep going north.



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Re: Your most memorable winter

Post by Montana St Alum » Wed Sep 29, 2021 2:49 pm

I grew up on the east coast and skied New York and New England.
In 1970, I took off for Big Sky country to go to school at Montana State University.
My first winter there can best be described as an epiphany!

The powder - quality, depth consistency - there were people who, jokingly, would wear a snorkel. You often had to wear something over your mouth to keep the powder out of your lungs from the face shots. The lack of crowds. The terrain. Almost like those YouTube videos where a deaf person gets a cochlear implant and hears their loved ones for the first time.

We joked about identifying someone who skied at Bridger Bowl around that time as having "Bridger Bowl Hands", where they had to keep their hands up so the powder wouldn't drag the baskets so much.



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