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trent last won the day on September 8 2015

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About trent

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    Twin Cities
  • Home Mountain/Resort?
    Afton Alps - but "alps" is false advertising
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    stay-at-home dad
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    182 Coiler NSR; 177 Coiler VSR; 162 Donek SL
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    Deeluxe Track 700
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  1. sorry, late warning... there will be psia certification sat and sun this weekend (maybe snowboarders too). lots of groups of instructors doing drills, teaching, etc. basically, taking up the whole hill, standing in stupid spots. just. like. ski. patrol. does. anyway, it could be bad, it could be fine. for the most part, they'll probably be talking a lot in groups, but when they're doing something on the hill, you might have a few runs of frustration. good news is that the d-team is done for the season, so that's 150 less racer kids on the hill. you'll still have to deal with us ussa bozos, but we're only on hill 2.
  2. afton will be bonkers on hills 1,2,3 and maybe 7 both sat and sun this weekend. last races of the year for d-teams. kids and gates everywhere.
  3. heads up! ussa racing sat and sun at buck. the front will be swarming with kids and gates everywhere.
  4. thanks for a fun day! too bad the snow wasn't very carve friendly, but at least the hill was actually open this week! because i can't figure out/too lazy to research how to add photos...... photos
  5. afton should be mostly clear of racers this weekend. ussa kids are at giants all weekend, d-team kids are at coffee mill on sat, and welch sunday. chair 2 may still have some racers, but 1, 3, and 7 should be free to play on (unless there's some event i don't know/care about).
  6. i agree that it suck the good runs are covered in gates..... but mud is absolutely right. better to have the hill closed than have all the jerrys coming through the course, or worse, cutting across the course. i see it all the time, even with the hills roped off. it will be crowded with race practices tomorrow. i'll start on a board, but may not be on one long depending on what's available. smart kids will also have other options in their car. bobble, you've been warned. again.
  7. RESCHEDULED!!!! next week, weds feb 6. i had enough below zero temps this weekend at ski races in lacrosse. plus looks like welch and wild have posted they're closed tues - thurs this week. the other hills will probably follow suit. (afton has cancelled beer league racing sun-weds already). now go enjoy the (barely) above zero temps today. -trent
  8. good news! ussa races at welch, and d-team at troll on saturday. that's about 300 less kids to set race courses set on chair 1,2, 3, and 7 sat morning! there will still be some race training, but should be minimal.
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    just a heads up. ussa ski racing all weekend at welch. we'll be on lookout and bakki.
  10. it's almost that time of year again. let’s all go outside to play! when: weds, feb 6, 2019 9:30am - ? where: afton alps www.aftonalps.com lift tickets are $52 on the preferred program, $57 not on the program. There’s also a 3-day option for $114. https://www.aftonalps.com/about-afton-alps/3-pack eats: bring your lunch, or money to purchase food. as usual, there will be plenty of homemade food from the sugar group. who: invite everyone you know who carves, wants to carve, likes hanging out with carvers, wants to wish bobble a happy 70th birthday, or just wants homemade caramels at lunch! see you on the hill! -trent
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    MES 2018

    wow, what a fun day! thanks everyone for coming out to play! thanks to bob and dave to taking, and posting, some picts. sorry i was so lazy this year that i didn't: start a thread here; check the thread here; take picts; take video. nor did i give my safety speech. at least i still bring plenty of sugar and make kissy faces at bob when he's taking picts. ;-) i'd say i'll do better next year, but if it's blue skies and awesome snow again, the only thing i can promise is sugar overload. too fun carving AND seeing! -trent
  12. LOL! i gotta check bomber more often! nice one bobble!
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    MES 2017

    thanks y'all for another fun day! i got the 1300 picts down to 500+, then 54 of the best. my internet sucks and took a few hours just to load the 54 images. i'll get the rest posted soon. in the meantime, here are the ones uploaded so far: https://goo.gl/photos/wYesyZeFH85sqYoZ6 -trent
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    MES 2017

    rescheduled for weds feb 1. let's hope for much better snow conditions! hope the new date works for everyone's schedule. -trent
  15. trent

    MES 2017

    ugh. the snow absolutely sucks right now. i was at afton all weekend, and it's way too soft to hold any sort of aggressive carving. sure, we COULD right more upright, but that isn't the picts i posted above! ;-) let's reschedule. i'm checking with afton right now on the next few weds to make sure there isn't any big events on their calendar. once i hear back, i'll reset the date. right now, i'm hoping for weds, 2/1 as it looks like the snow has a chance to be in decent shape again by then. -trent
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