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Trip Report Astro's Get Epic 2016. Vegas. Pk City. Beaver Ck. Vail. Breck.

Discussion in 'United States' started by Astro66, Nov 21, 2015.

  1. absentskier

    absentskier Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Keep it classy Astro :thumbs: LOL
     
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  2. Astro66

    Astro66 Still looking for a park in Thredbo

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    Will do mate.

    Same best wishes to your family. Have a blast in SP mate.
     
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  3. Astro66

    Astro66 Still looking for a park in Thredbo

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    Thanks Ducky and AS. No Astro feats done without over the top passion. LOL
     
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    benchives Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Awesome stuff elvis!
     
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  5. Donza

    Donza Pool Room

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    @Astro66

    Why didn't you dress up?
    ;)
     
  6. MisterMxyzptlk

    MisterMxyzptlk Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    That's a hunka hunka burnin' luv right there baby
     
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  7. Donza

    Donza Pool Room

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    get me a double bacon triple jelly fried sandwich
     
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  8. CarveMan

    CarveMan Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    They have antibiotics for that.
     
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  9. Astro66

    Astro66 Still looking for a park in Thredbo

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    So out on the strip tonight before the huge crowds hit for tomorrows NYE party.

    Bellagio Fountains.

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  10. Astro66

    Astro66 Still looking for a park in Thredbo

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    Excalibur where we are staying. Caesar's Palace and Paris.

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  11. Legs Akimbo

    Legs Akimbo Grumblebum Ski Pass: Gold

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  12. Astro66

    Astro66 Still looking for a park in Thredbo

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    Well no Eiffel Tower but completed the Honeymoon buy taking Mrs Astro on a Gondola Ride at the Venetian.

    Having a great time but wow Vegas is expensive. I think it would have been cheaper to take Mrs Astro to the real Venice. LOL

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  13. Astro66

    Astro66 Still looking for a park in Thredbo

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    Happy New Year from The Strip in Las Vegas. We were on the cnr of Las Vegas Blvd and Tropicana.

    And the fireworks we could see, were coming off Planet Hollywood and MGM Grand.

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  14. Astro66

    Astro66 Still looking for a park in Thredbo

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    Then New Years day we travelled to Hoover Dam and took the Dam Tour.

    Extremely interesting and an amazing feat. Shame it's construction claimed over 100 lives.

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  15. Astro66

    Astro66 Still looking for a park in Thredbo

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    From the power station. But amazingly only one of the 17 turbines was working due to the lack of water.

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  16. Astro66

    Astro66 Still looking for a park in Thredbo

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    We then walked along the road bridge for some amazing views of the dam.

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  17. Astro66

    Astro66 Still looking for a park in Thredbo

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    Then on the drive out, some beautiful views of Lake Meade.

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  18. Astro66

    Astro66 Still looking for a park in Thredbo

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    So our next leg was a day trip to the Grand Canyon.

    Absolutely stone dead true. The first time I went to the edge and looked over. I went weak at the knees. What an amazing sight.

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  19. Astro66

    Astro66 Still looking for a park in Thredbo

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    And today capped off another amazing view of nature. Bryce Canyon. What a thing of beauty.

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  20. Seafm

    Seafm Too far from the snow Ski Pass: Gold

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    You wouldn't think such a barren looking place would actually get snow. Great pics @Astro66 keep them coming.
     
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  21. CarveMan

    CarveMan Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    A lot of the good skiing in the US is in a high desert. Thats why the snow is so dry.
     
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  22. Astro66

    Astro66 Still looking for a park in Thredbo

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    First ski day tomorrow. :woohoo:
     
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  23. DidSurfNowSki

    DidSurfNowSki One of them Ski Pass: Gold

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    You actually ski? Since when?
     
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  24. K_Bird

    K_Bird One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Have you picked up your Epic pass yet @Astro66? How did it go?
     
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  25. Astro66

    Astro66 Still looking for a park in Thredbo

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    Pick it up in half an hour. I'll let you know. :thumbs:
     
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  26. DbSki

    DbSki Old n' Crusty

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    Rip it up mate, have fun.
     
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  27. Astro66

    Astro66 Still looking for a park in Thredbo

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    Just presented passport. Epic passes issued.

    Will work at all USA resorts.
     
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  28. CarveMan

    CarveMan Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Pics aren't loading. :p
     
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  29. K_Bird

    K_Bird One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Thanks @Astro66! Enjoy it. Looking forward to the photos :)
     
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  30. Astro66

    Astro66 Still looking for a park in Thredbo

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    Yeah, yeah I'm trying. LOL

    Currently on the phone with internet provider. Internet is shagged. :headbang:
     
  31. 'H' Jones

    'H' Jones One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Awesome pics Astro, great job :cheers:
     
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  32. DidSurfNowSki

    DidSurfNowSki One of them Ski Pass: Gold

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    Ski pictures or it didn't happen ;)
     
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  33. Astro66

    Astro66 Still looking for a park in Thredbo

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    So I'm here at Park City.

    Did a quick reckie of the mountain. This resort is MASSIVE.
    Was overcast and very warm today. Inversion going on. Snow was soft. But not bad to ski on. Heavy off piste. Supposed to get cold and snow heavily Wednesday and Thursday.

    Technician coming tomorrow for internet. Can only get text out till then. Sorry bro.
     
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  34. skichic

    skichic A Local

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    Coming in a bit late. But OMG I love it!!!!!
     
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  35. DidSurfNowSki

    DidSurfNowSki One of them Ski Pass: Gold

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    Maybe :)
     
  36. Astro66

    Astro66 Still looking for a park in Thredbo

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    Yeah Southern Utah getting lots. 2 feet they reckon. Northern Utah not as much. But there's heaps here already. So even 20cm would be a great top up.

    I thinking the warm today and tomorrow will need covering over once it re-freezes.
     
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  37. CarveMan

    CarveMan Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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  38. benchives

    benchives Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Siiiiiiiiick
     
  39. Astro66

    Astro66 Still looking for a park in Thredbo

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    Snowing on and off all day today. Sun came out in the afternoon. But Young Astro had a boot crisis. So we only got out in the morning, whilst it was still overcast. Great morning though.

    Loving the new skis. They edge like I'm on railroad tracks. It's making me ski properly. :headbang: :D

    Still having internet issue. But I managed to get a couple of photos to upload. Video's might have to wait till we leave Park City.

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  40. TOFF

    TOFF Im kind of a big deal Ski Pass: Gold

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    Had lunch at that place in the pic of young Astro several times.
    If the suns out sitting on the balcony is lovely.

    Enjoy
     
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  41. Astro66

    Astro66 Still looking for a park in Thredbo

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    That's the Lodge we are staying at directly behind us. It's about 10 steps to the snow.

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    Up infront of Bonanza Chairlift.

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  42. Astro66

    Astro66 Still looking for a park in Thredbo

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    :woohoo: Managed to get a video to upload.

     
  43. CarveMan

    CarveMan Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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  44. Normo

    Normo Mostly Harmless Ski Pass: Gold

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    Dem new skis are cutting back your turn rate! :D
     
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    'H' Jones One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    I enjoyed Park City, but loved parts of Canyons, check it out too. CM will know all the good spots from his time there.
    Turkey Chilli in DV also......damn....major jealous !
     
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    CarveMan Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    I am hoping that Vail fixes up PCMR - I lived ski-in-ski-out to PCMR for 4 seasons and clocked up a total of about 5 days there - vastly prefer Canyons and DV.

    The lifts are all in the wrong spot, the runs are off-camber and it never feels like you can lap a good area, it always feels like you're 'getting somewhere'. DV is great groomers and powder skiing in the trees, Canyons has some great steeps and lots of 'adventure skiing' on the LHS of the trail map through all the tunnels and past the houses etc which is fun with kids.
     
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    DbSki Old n' Crusty

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    Astro carve !
    It's fun eh
     
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    Telemark Phat Pass the butter Ski Pass: Gold

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    Astro, which knee did you do your ACL?
     
  49. Astro66

    Astro66 Still looking for a park in Thredbo

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    Damm carve skis. LOL

    These skis cut awesome railroad tracks. Looks fabulous. :thumbs:
     
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    Astro66 Still looking for a park in Thredbo

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