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    wasatch surf
    979 Posts

    some new updates over at http://www.helifreewasatch.com

    just spent the last few minutes reading their application for a new heli base and i suggest you do too. it’s sadly funny. mainly for lines such as…
    “The many visiting skiers who are excited by the sound of the ski patrol using explosives to minimize avalanche risk will likely find the presence and sounds of the ski helicopter exciting as well.”
    personally i love feeling like i’m skiing in a warzone. maybe i can bring some grenades and blow up an orphanage while i’m at it. that would be exciting.

    oh and i guess helicopters are at the same noise as chairlifts and cars. thats weird cuz i can always hear them taking off at snowbird from across the canyon but i’ve never heard any of the 10-20 somethings lifts at the head of little cottonwood from the same location. i guess i just have bad hearing 🙄

    the wasatch is a three ring circus.

    #625381
    TEX
    2486 Posts

    the wasatch is a three ring circus.

    Amen to that. I think if I lived there I would just submit. I mean its nice to have great terrain right out your doorstep,but when that terrain is served by a shuttle bus and is half an hour from a city with a million people what would one expect? A couple hours to the north and you can find some very nice stuff.
    Quiet, alone,solitude

    The wasatch is not much differnt from Southern California Beaches. As a lifelong surfer I have seen the crowds go from a lot to uncontrollable. What used to be no-no’s in the surf world like dropping in and two people to a wave are now normal in some spots.

    Its people. More of them and more adventureous. You just have to up the ante and go further out.

    Or…….the orchard with the low hanging fruit will always be picked clean on the first harvest

    #625382
    Stagger Lee
    242 Posts

    “Total flights – 1,619
    Number of skier tourers/snowshoers seen in the year – 408″

    WTF? :scratch: They must only count the people they actually land on, or the number of sweaty assholes that are shown to them. I know they’ve seen mine a few times.

    I tried to ask Tyson about this last Sunday but he just acted like he didn’t hear me as soon as he realized I wasn’t “a friendly”. I just wanted to know who they actually count. Do you have to be within a certain radius of their landing zone to be counted or are they supposed to include each and every skier they can see?

    Anybody know?

    #625383
    ehcarley
    411 Posts

    More people=less freedom.

    #625384
    dude_reino
    467 Posts

    Damn…reading this about the Wasatch makes the Front Range seem desolated. 😮

    This seems to be all part of the constant battle of commercialized ski operations infringing on the rights of recreational users in their public land. Powdertothepeople.orgis fighting a similar battle in Aspen, against the commercialized ski-cat guides who are trying to prevent recreational users from tracking their ‘claimed’ powder. It is not helicopters, but it is the same concept.

    #625385
    Snurfer
    1448 Posts

    Indeed, one thing people who don’t venture into the Wasatch back country fail to realize is just how small the range is. If one looks at relief map of the entire Colorado Plateau it becomes painfully obvious when compared to other ranges.

    Shark Snowsurf Chuna
    Voile V-Tail 170 BC
    Voile One Ninety Five
    Spark R&D Arc

    #625386
    lewmt
    570 Posts

    Think I’m kinda loving hillbilly-assed Montana – specially out here in the middle where nobody thinks there’s anything worthwhile.

    More people=less freedom.

    True that

    #625387
    bones get broke
    298 Posts

    @dude_reino wrote:

    Damn…reading this about the Wasatch makes the Front Range seem desolated. 😮

    Reading this makes the San Juans seem like the moon.

    ++vibes++ to the Wasatch, rape sucks. :nononno:

    #625388
    LoganSplit
    8 Posts

    @TEX wrote:

    … A couple hours to the north and you can find some very nice stuff.
    Quiet, alone,solitude…

    Sssshhhhhh! Don’t let the cat out of the bag or soon we’ll have heli’s dropping people off around my neck of the woods. 😥

    Mike B

    #625389

    @LoganSplit wrote:

    @TEX wrote:

    … A couple hours to the north and you can find some very nice stuff.
    Quiet, alone,solitude…

    Sssshhhhhh! Don’t let the cat out of the bag or soon we’ll have heli’s dropping people off around my neck of the woods. 😥

    Mike B

    That’s exactly what I was thinking :banghead:

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