DSNS's 50th Birthday Bash

Discussion in 'United States' started by DidSurfNowSki, Mar 9, 2016.

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    Astro66

    Astro66 Still looking for a park in Thredbo

    Do ......... or do not. There is no try.
     
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    JoeKing

    JoeKing Part of the Furniture Season Pass Gold

    Yes, Master Yoda.

    LOL
     
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    DidSurfNowSki

    DidSurfNowSki Dedicated Member Season Pass Gold

    That's only because you had longer skis
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    Astro66

    Astro66 Still looking for a park in Thredbo

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    DidSurfNowSki

    DidSurfNowSki Dedicated Member Season Pass Gold

    Leave has been approved.

    Phone call to venue has been made. Only lingering concern is my ability to ski in powder...fark... only seen it 4 days in the 3 years I've been skiing (once in Japan (did not do well), once in Whistler (did better but was suffering with a cold), twice in the USA (skied the bowls quite well - the people I was skiing with said they weren't going to wait for me, I ended up waiting for them on the steeper stuff :D). Guess we'll find out soon enough...

    Moving money around to pay for the deposit.
     
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    Heinz

    Heinz Old And Crusty Season Pass Gold

    Powder is easy. It is the different variations of wind, sun & rain affected new snow sometimes on the same run that need a bit of practice to get used to. In Alaska you will almost certainly encounter some surface sloughing which is a another new experience. Hence my suggestion of a couple of NZ heli days so you can recognise and deal with some of those conditions.
     
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    DPS Driver

    DPS Driver Dedicated Member

    Go hard DSNS. You can't do what you don't try.

    Like the man said, just try to round up a crew of similar ability and it will be the trip of a lifetime.
     
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    DPS Driver

    DPS Driver Dedicated Member

    Got taken out by my own slough this year in Canada while cat skiing. Didn't see it coming and went down so fast it wasn't funny. Well it was funny for everyone else I suppose.
     
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    Undies

    Undies Part of the Furniture Season Pass Gold

    Had a little bit of that myself this year. I like to call it an "Andylanche". Makes me feel great, even if I don't ski great.
     
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    DidSurfNowSki

    DidSurfNowSki Dedicated Member Season Pass Gold

    I can tick one off after I've decided whether to go the Wildberry Cheesecake or the Caramel Torte :)

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    Only 365 sleeps to go.
     
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    dawooduck

    dawooduck Pool Room Season Pass Gold

    Go for it DSNS.

    I saved enough to come with you but I am buying a concrete slab ....... and a horse !!!!!

    One day, 60th birthday 2020, the kids can pay :thumbs:
     
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    LMB

    LMB Part of the Furniture Season Pass Gold

    Happy 49th DSNS! :cheers:

    May every day this year see the excitement build.
     
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    Billy_Buttons

    Billy_Buttons Dedicated Member Season Pass Gold

    Get heaps of time in this year and whilst doing such, get heaps of advanced lessons in too. Long prep is really good. Then when the time comes, even though you'd probably been quite a few months off the sticks, it's like riding that old bike. You will instantly remember how best to do it.

    ....Oh, and happy b'day!
     
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    Charlie

    Charlie Still the most depraved poster here Season Pass Gold

    Nah!
     
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    Nozawaman

    Nozawaman Addicted Member Season Pass Gold

    I am there in week 7 !!!!!!
     
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    DidSurfNowSki

    DidSurfNowSki Dedicated Member Season Pass Gold

    Woot, that's 2 of us. When does it come a Min-Sic ???
     
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    Nozawaman

    Nozawaman Addicted Member Season Pass Gold

    Don't worry about the terrain , if you can ski that run at Breck , you will be ok , but as Heinz mentioned on fly days you do go hard , and it is possible to do 12 runs in a day .
    It will be a good week I have organised 7 mates to come .
    This is some edits from my group last year .








     
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    DidSurfNowSki

    DidSurfNowSki Dedicated Member Season Pass Gold

    That footage... I'm awestruck...
     
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    DidSurfNowSki

    DidSurfNowSki Dedicated Member Season Pass Gold

    An update...

    • I've paid the 50% deposit to Points North.
    • I shopped around for the cheapest airfare online and got Flight Center to match (from that really cute girl I met on the plane coming back from Sydney; she's from Switzerland, skis and thinks our ski fields are novelties)
    • I've organised travel insurance (I'm with HCF and they sell QBE ski insurance at a discounted rate)
    • For the last two months my workday morning routine is to get up before dawn, walk up Mt Taylor (8km) then leisurely cycle into work (13km)
    • Each weekend I try and do something a bit more challenging, eg walk up one of the taller mountains around here (Black Mountain/Mt Ainslie/Mt Tennant/Isaac Pines) or now that the magpies have stopped swooping, ride my road bike (Jindy - Charlotte Pass last weekend)
    Only 4 months to go :woohoo:
     
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    Telemark Phat

    Telemark Phat Part of the Furniture Season Pass Gold

    Endless lunges and squats
     
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    JoeKing

    JoeKing Part of the Furniture Season Pass Gold

    I would be pointing north just thinking about it.
     
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    Marty_McSly

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    Kletterer

    Kletterer Addicted Member Season Pass Gold

    I sometimes do it from the Sulwood Drive side. Might spot you sometime.
     
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    DidSurfNowSki

    DidSurfNowSki Dedicated Member Season Pass Gold

    Come up for the Christmas get together up there.
     
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    Kletterer

    Kletterer Addicted Member Season Pass Gold

    Will do if i am in town then.
     
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    Doonks

    Doonks Let's cook! Moderator Season Pass Gold

    Tell us more about the girl ;)
     
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    DidSurfNowSki

    DidSurfNowSki Dedicated Member Season Pass Gold

    If I survive this Alaska trip in one piece, I promised to go see her about Europe in 2018 :p
     
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    Doonks

    Doonks Let's cook! Moderator Season Pass Gold

    Should make that "in Europe about 2018"
     
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    DidSurfNowSki

    DidSurfNowSki Dedicated Member Season Pass Gold

    6am Dec 15th at the summit if you're around.
     
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    luvthabumps

    luvthabumps Addicted Member Season Pass Gold

    Didn't see this update - been tooing and froing about going back as one of the guys I went with has a group of 3 going there in Week 6. I've already booked too many trips though from Jan - April (35 nights booked at Whistler, a week in Palm Springs for Modernism Week and I'm trying to fit a 4 day trip to Revvie in there as well :eek: ) so I'm going to have to say no to him :( Taking his 24yo daughter as part of the crew - she rips.

    DSNS - heaps of core and leg work is the key. The first drop in is daunting but as soon as you get on the pitch you'll find it come every naturally. They'll suss you out over the first day and reshuffle groups if they need to (and can) then they'll just gradually up your game, depending on how hard you want to push yourself.

    Make sure you use the sauna (it's awesome after a long day) book a massage and get in quick as she books out fast. Very jelly - you'll have a blast !

    @Nozawaman are you there Week 6&7 or 7&8?

    I will be back there one day though, that's for sure.
     
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    Nozawaman

    Nozawaman Addicted Member Season Pass Gold

    I'm back for 7 !!!!!
     
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    luvthabumps

    luvthabumps Addicted Member Season Pass Gold

    Oh, for some reason I thought you were there for 2 weeks.

    Hope both you guys get a killer week!
     
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    DidSurfNowSki

    DidSurfNowSki Dedicated Member Season Pass Gold

    Just a tad over 2 months before wheels up :woohoo:

    I'm flying via Seattle both ways so I've booked overnight accommodation near the airport. Just need a few more long bicycle rides in the legs and I'll be as ready as I'm ever going to be. I must admit to some nerves about where I'm going.
     
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    Jacko4650

    Jacko4650 Active Member

    Nerves, fear, apprehension - it's all good. You know you are alive! Your trip looks like you will diving into the deep end; no quicker way to learn. I am very envious and inspired. Have a great trip?
     
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    DidSurfNowSki

    DidSurfNowSki Dedicated Member Season Pass Gold

    This trip is getting closer and closer.

    It was too hot and windy this weekend to do anything outside so I amused myself with some indoor activities.

    I stuck some ski trail maps up on the wall

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    I bought a pair of gloves and sent them onto Alaska as they don't ship to Oz.

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    And I bought a walky talky set

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    6 weeks and counting :)
     
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    LMB

    LMB Part of the Furniture Season Pass Gold

    Wow!
    That's gone fast!
    Can't wait for your TR!
     
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    DPS Driver

    DPS Driver Dedicated Member

    Need some skis :);)
     
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    DidSurfNowSki

    DidSurfNowSki Dedicated Member Season Pass Gold

    Yep, will be using a combo of Kikus, Katana’s, Shiros and Kiru’s.
     
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    DPS Driver

    DPS Driver Dedicated Member

    Ha ha, very good.

    Sounds like the Points North rental fleet. They wouldn't have seen many rocks.

    I'm so jealous. I knew getting remarried and having a second bunch of kids would bite me in the arse at some point. I'm at that point.
     
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    Nozawaman

    Nozawaman Addicted Member Season Pass Gold

    They give you walkie talkies there .
     
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    DidSurfNowSki

    DidSurfNowSki Dedicated Member Season Pass Gold

    Bit late now...
     
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    JoeKing

    JoeKing Part of the Furniture Season Pass Gold

    Breaker one nine this here's the rubber chicken.
     
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    Normo

    Normo Dedicated Member Season Pass Gold

    Duckie...........but

    10:4 Good Buddy! :D
     
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    JoeKing

    JoeKing Part of the Furniture Season Pass Gold

    Let that f***er roll, ten four.
     
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    JoeKing

    JoeKing Part of the Furniture Season Pass Gold

    We just ain't-a gonna pay no tourist visa.
     
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    Normo

    Normo Dedicated Member Season Pass Gold

    A cab-over Pete with a reefer on
    And a Jimmy Haulin' hogs...........

    (They don't write 'em like that anymore!)
     
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    Normo

    Normo Dedicated Member Season Pass Gold

    Ooooops.........We went "Off Topic"......:nono:
     
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    Kletterer

    Kletterer Addicted Member Season Pass Gold

    Dont worry Tonester we can use em in Austria..... um maybe.
     
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    person s

    person s Old And Crusty Season Pass Gold

    we got us a convoy!
     
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    DidSurfNowSki

    DidSurfNowSki Dedicated Member Season Pass Gold

    41 more days until wheels up :woohoo:
     
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