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    The Vail Nastar rocks. With a dedicated poma lift for it, you can race to your heart's content. The staff is top notch, always friendly, and it just "feels" good, kwim? The course is well maintained, is always well set and takes into account terrain changes.

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    I am luck to say i have a friend that is the manager at Monteneros which is the base of the godola in Lions head. I love Vail! Its so huge with the front side the back bowls and blue sky basin. With that said the Nastar course looked very lame and I didnt even think about running it. Just my 2 cts

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    Quote Originally Posted by drpete View Post
    With that said the Nastar course looked very lame and I didnt even think about running it. Just my 2 cts
    Hey Pete:

    Lame compared to what? confused0077.gif

    I am guessing that you have never kicked the wand at Vail?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JTBear View Post
    Hey Pete:
    Lame compared to what?
    Compared to Hanson Hills.... Bear, apparently you've never shredded the gnar that is the frontside face of the largest vertical drop in Crawford county!!!
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    The Vail course is a lot of fun. My home mountains are Vail and Beaver Creek, and I would MUCH rather race Vail. You've got to race the heck out of it and ski it well to get a gold. Platinum is tough to get there. If you race the Vail course well you know it, so it's a great course for working on your technique.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drpete View Post
    I am luck to say i have a friend that is the manager at Monteneros which is the base of the godola in Lions head. I love Vail! Its so huge with the front side the back bowls and blue sky basin. With that said the Nastar course looked very lame and I didnt even think about running it. Just my 2 cts
    I too, am surprised you'd make that comment without racing it.

    How does a NASTAR fan avoid taking a cruise or two on that course? Perhaps the mesmerizing back bowls were too much to resist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JTBear View Post
    Hey Pete:

    Lame compared to what? Attachment 26

    I am guessing that you have never kicked the wand at Vail?

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    Nope never raced there. It reminded me of a small hill near home called treetops. It has a gradual slope with little undulation and just looked too mild for my taste.

    To be fair I dont often participate in Nastar when skiing other resorts. Maybe I am just expecting too much.

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    I have never been to CO.

    I would love to go to Vail.

    But I didn't run the Nastar at Jackson Hole because I spent all 3 days in the trees. I couldn't get enough of the trees. BTW Jacksons Nastar looked like a blast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kanakry View Post
    I have never been to CO.

    I would love to go to Vail.

    But I didn't run the Nastar at Jackson Hole because I spent all 3 days in the trees. I couldn't get enough of the trees. BTW Jacksons Nastar looked like a blast.
    The thing I love about Vail is if your not with some one who knows the mountain you can literally get lost. I have skied it for a total of 7 days (3 this year and 4 last year). I am now just getting to understand which chair takes me to which runs. Thats pretty cool. You gotta make a trip to Vail

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    I've always said that you could go to Vail for an entire week and yet, be hard-pressed to ski every run, once!! It's that BIG!!
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