Mike89406
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Ski Trip To Northstar (Non Avia) Pics

Thu Feb 21, 2008 2:09 am

Well my 3rd time skiing this winter and it was the nicest weather I have experianced this winter up in the low 50's sunny and I must have covered most of the mountain.

One highlight was the terrain park I was hitting a lot of jumps and loving every minute of it. You could see a lot of good skiers and boarders doing 360's 180's a few skiers were landing backwards and very good at it.

Anyways I only wrecked once off a jump I ha one ski pop off upon landing from a jump one ski and a a pole fell down the superpipe but I managed to retrieve it no problem.

The only caveat was that the snow was hard packed and icy in places.

Anyways enjoy the pics
http://picasaweb.google.com/Mike89406/SkiTripAtNorthstar

And here is my last trip at Squaw iun January for those who didn't see it. Ski Trip To Squaw Valley... (by Mike89406 Feb 4 2008 in Non Aviation)
 
Jaws707
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RE: Ski Trip To Northstar (Non Avia) Pics

Fri Feb 22, 2008 4:34 pm

Very nice pictures. Looks like you had a great time. I just returned from skiing at Squaw and at Heavenly and it was amazing.
 
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RE: Ski Trip To Northstar (Non Avia) Pics

Fri Feb 22, 2008 4:41 pm

Weather looks really nice. Nice pictures. I went to Poconos couple of weeks back and weather was cloudy. Enjoyed the skiing but not good for pictures.

Regards

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BA787
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RE: Ski Trip To Northstar (Non Avia) Pics

Fri Feb 22, 2008 5:20 pm

Nice pictures, I got back from skiing last weekend. I stayed in La Tania, sister resort to Courcehevel in France.

Had a fantastic time and highly recommend La Tania and Hotel Montana

BA787
 
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RE: Ski Trip To Northstar (Non Avia) Pics

Fri Feb 22, 2008 5:23 pm

Great TR. Seems that you had a brilliant time. Cant wait til I will ski again!!
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RE: Ski Trip To Northstar (Non Avia) Pics

Fri Feb 22, 2008 7:35 pm

Hey,

Thats awesome, I actually had a full expense stay for 6 days their last year. My aunt took the entire family, and we stayed in a beautiful suite. 3 rooms, full kitchen, 2 gas fire places, 2 30 odd inch flat panels, and 20.1 inch LCD's in each room, laundry machine and dryer, granite counter tops, wood floors, leather sofa's....Man it was amazing!! The original plan was to ski 2 days, snow board 2 days and the last day pick one or the other, but after my first lesson with a gorgeous brazilian snow board instructor I stuck with snow boarding and by the end of the week I tackled 2 black diamonds, It was a slow and tedious process, but i made it with only one or two small wipeouts.

Anyways being from florida and never seeing snow it was great, I was afraid it was going to be freezing, believe it or not for the week it was 62 degrees so I couldnt have had a better time.

Glad you had a great time,

have they started construction on the Ritz Carlton?
 
Mike89406
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RE: Ski Trip To Northstar (Non Avia) Pics

Sat Feb 23, 2008 1:49 am



Quoting Jaws707 (Reply 1):
Very nice pictures. Looks like you had a great time. I just returned from skiing at Squaw and at Heavenly and it was amazing.

Glad to hear your trip was great I think I remember your post asking about skiing at Lake Tahoe a couple weeks back.

Quoting Nirmalmakadia (Reply 2):
Weather looks really nice. Nice pictures. I went to Poconos couple of weeks back and weather was cloudy. Enjoyed the skiing but not good for pictures.

Regards

Nirmal

Thanks I never got the chance to ski the Poconos but I stayed there overnight once it was beautiful.

Quoting BA787 (Reply 3):
Nice pictures, I got back from skiing last weekend. I stayed in La Tania, sister resort to Courcehevel in France.

Had a fantastic time and highly recommend La Tania and Hotel Montana

BA787

I got the chance to ski Italy over 10 yrs ago it was awesome can't remember what the name of the resort was it was near Slovenia north of Aviano, IT then.

Quoting B747forever (Reply 4):
Great TR. Seems that you had a brilliant time. Cant wait til I will ski again!!

Northstar is pretty nice too bad I havent had much luck with snow conditions it has been icy or wet snow.

Quoting Ffis34 (Reply 5):
have they started construction on the Ritz Carlton?

Yes it looked like alot of work has been done to me at least the building had RItz-Carlton on the outside of it
http://www.boothcreek.com/info/resortdev.northstar.ritz.asp
 
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RE: Ski Trip To Northstar (Non Avia) Pics

Sat Feb 23, 2008 10:24 am



Quoting Mike89406 (Reply 6):
got the chance to ski Italy over 10 yrs ago it was awesome can't remember what the name of the resort was it was near Slovenia north of Aviano, IT then.

Prior to La Tania we had four years of holidaying in La Thuile which is in Italy's Aosta valley. Have to say that despite the 3 vallevsy being more prestigious, I personally found the quality and upkeep of the slopes in La Thuile classes above Courcehevel. The skiing over past 1850 towards 1650 and 1550 is simply amazing though in Courcehevel. We found Meribel to be incredible icy and 1850 just too busy, so we spent most of the week around 1650.


If I get chance I'll upload some pics sometime, I've got some pretty nice shots of Courcehevel Airport

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Mike89406
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RE: Ski Trip To Northstar (Non Avia) Pics

Tue Feb 26, 2008 2:57 am



Quoting BA787 (Reply 7):
If I get chance I'll upload some pics sometime, I've got some pretty nice shots of Courcehevel Airport

BA787

Looking forward to it, I definitely would like to see some shots of Courcheval

Mike
 
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RE: Ski Trip To Northstar (Non Avia) Pics

Tue Feb 26, 2008 3:30 am

Mike, wow what amazing photos!

It sure looks like you had a great time!

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Mike89406
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RE: Ski Trip To Northstar (Non Avia) Pics

Tue Feb 26, 2008 3:16 pm



Quoting Vaporlock (Reply 9):
Mike, wow what amazing photos!

It sure looks like you had a great time!

Vaps

I did have a good time, and I think I like Northstar the most although I havent tryed Heavenly yet.

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