Favorite team:Alabama 
Location:Steamboat
Biography:Bama and Miss State Alum
Interests:Skiing
Occupation:Golf course shit
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Registered on:1/18/2009
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re: We are under 100 days from opening at many USA ski resorts - bamafan425
[quote]It was a surreal Steamboat champagne pow day with people cheering, singing, whistling etc. in the lift lines and skiing. The mountain was buzzing with celebrations. [/quote] Man I can't wait for ski season. ...
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re: We are under 100 days from opening at many USA ski resorts - bamafan425
:lol: Fair question. I'm an assistant golf course superintendent in Steamboat Springs in the summer. And in the winter I deliver rental skis for a ski shop. Hopefully I'll be year round at the golf course sometime within the next few years and that's when I really step up my skiing game. My boss...
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re: The Little Golf Course That Could - Sweetens Cove - bamafan425
You won't regret it. Could easily be made into a cheap golf trip outside Chattanooga. ...
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The Little Golf Course That Could - Sweetens Cove - bamafan425
https://nyti.ms/2uZEzm5 A great NYT article on my favorite golf course I've ever played. It's only 9 holes and in a tiny little rural town outside Chattanooga, but it's the best golf experience I've ever had. No fancy clubhouse. No huge crowds. No absurd greens fee. Just 9 of the most fun hol...
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re: We are under 100 days from opening at many USA ski resorts - bamafan425
[quote]Does anyone have a recommendation for early December Skiing? [/quote] What ya looking for exactly? I'd say somewhere in Colorado is your best bet for early season snow, but even that is no guarantee. You can get some good lodging deals. Stay at Keystone, ski ABasin for a cheap getaway clo...
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re: We are under 100 days from opening at many USA ski resorts - bamafan425
Ah yeah. I remember you mentioning that. December and January were so good here. Then nothing rest of the year. But gonna be a record breaker this year. All time snow fall in the Boat! Heard it here first :lol: You should be able to time an easy trip to SLC and hit Snowbird/Alta on the collec...
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re: How is your clubs greens holding up? - bamafan425
[quote] Its like putting on ice out here, always. Southwest Colorado. Even though its monsoon season and it rains a little pretty much every afternoon, it has not slowed our greens even a littl[/quote] Gotta love Colorado weather. Perfect for growing grass. ...
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re: We are under 100 days from opening at many USA ski resorts - bamafan425
I have used PowderProject. It's good resource to scout some zones and more popular backcountry lines. Doesn't always give the easiest or best route, but it's a good starting point. Nothing beats Topo maps and route finding skills. I waited until spring snowpack consolidated last year to go backc...
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re: We are under 100 days from opening at many USA ski resorts - bamafan425
Can't wait! First time not having an Epic pass in two years. Just didn't use it enough to make it worth it. Spent all my days using that pass at ABasin. So I went with: Steamboat + Winter Park pass (3 days at Crested Butte & Deer Valley) ABasin midweek pass Silverton unguided pass My bos...
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re: How is your clubs greens holding up? - bamafan425
DryJect should disrupt play very little tho. That thing is pretty impressive. ...
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re: Steamboat Music Fest 2018 tentative lineup announced... - bamafan425
Anywhere around the base area is gonna be short walking distance. Even some of the further off slope places are not a far walk from the festival. Most places have shuttles, and probably will have extra shuttles running for the fest. The Grand is the primo location, but I imagine it'd be pricey c...
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re: Grateful Dead - bamafan425
Phil and Bobby played "Jack O' Roses" part of the Terrapin Suite last night. Hope audio surfaces soon....
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re: Steamboat Music Fest 2018 tentative lineup announced... - bamafan425
:lol: That's actually very possible. A few other Tiders around town....
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re: The National - bamafan425
Their cover of Terrapin Station and whole work putting the Day of the Dead album together is pretty impressive. The over-the-top criticism is a bit much to basically say you don't like the singer. :lol: ...
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re: Steamboat Music Fest 2018 tentative lineup announced... - bamafan425
Steamboat local here. Haven't been to the music fest but happy to answer any questions about the town, lodging, and what not. Work at ski rental place, so could help out with that as well. :cheers:...
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re: Ski trip for 3? - bamafan425
There's a few shacks around the mountain. I know of two right outside the side country gates past the rope. If ya book for Steamboat, shoot me an email. My username at gmail. I work for Ski Butlers in the winter. We are a rental delivery service. We do the boot fitting and everything at your lod...
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re: Ski trip for 3? - bamafan425
[quote]Steamboat is great for kids, has a great ski school program, and you can fly into Hayden and shuttle 20 miles to the mountain. Depending on your city origin, you can get direct flights. Only thing I dislike about steamboat is its small. [/quote] Small and flat, but I love this mountain. W...
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re: 2016-2017 Season long ski thread. All are welcome. - bamafan425
I haven't been to Brighton, but I freaking loved Solitude. Empty lines. Amazing terrain. Not many groomers, but when I was there the pow was too good for groomers anyways. I think there is a pass that covers both, but I could be wrong. ...
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re: Aawwww Yeah--Phish Summer tour begins!! - bamafan425
[quote]It is awesome, but needs to stay as the only time played to retain its legacy. [/quote] I typically agree. I like Phish staying away from the Deads catalog, and get the specialness of it Briton played once. But Jerrys 75th while playing the Bakers Dozen woulda added to the Terrapin legacy....
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re: Aawwww Yeah--Phish Summer tour begins!! - bamafan425
They shoulda thrown in 'Terrapin Station' on August 1 for Jerrys birthday. Their version from 1998 from this date is pretty stellar. The crowd in the recordings is in awe. An awesome listen. ...
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