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    Remembering When Skiing Meant War...

    And I am not referring to the Great '80's Snowboarder skirmishes..

    10th Mountain Division skis resurrected!
    They were just rotting away in the yard...


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    In the 1990's Karhu was making a touring ski called the 10th Mountain Backcountry Ski. It was named for the hut system in Colorado which was named for the famed US Army unit. My pair had a faux woodgrain finish, reminiscent of the skis used by those soldiers.
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    The ‘standard issue’ 10th mountain skis, however, were all painted white.

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    That's cool. I'm not a skier myself but am a former service member and lifelong resident of NY. Whiteface mountain was the final peak I climbed for the 46 ADK high peaks and its ski area was developed by 10th Mountain veterans. I walked down the men's Olympic downhill section on my way off the mountain which confirmed that my not having taken up skiing was a wise choice. I can't imagine strapping skis on my feet and going down something like that. I'd friggin kill myself.
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    Early 90's I was skiing in Kirkwood while Marines from the nearby mountain warfare training center were out on the slopes. They were clearly in the first phases of their training ...

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    I'm not familiar with the history of the 10th Mountain Division, but I am a fan of Skiing and anything skiing... so if they were part of the history in making skiing possible, then hats off!

    I have been skiing since I was little and fell in love with the sport ever since. I have skied all over California/Sierra Nevada's, Oregon's Mt Hood, Vermont, Upstate NY, and Maine
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    Cool old military skis. Yours or a relatives?



    Snowboarders are knuckle dragging apes who have no business being on ski slopes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SPlKE View Post
    Cool old military skis. Yours or a relatives?



    Snowboarders are knuckle dragging apes who have no business being on ski slopes.
    Are you from 1987? No one in real mountain towns give a sh¡t about that anymore. Great riders are great riders, regardless of the tool. Gapers are gapers, whether on skis or boards. Get over it, or go to Deer Valley.
    Snowboards created everything that is fun about new skis.
    I have been doing both for 40 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rideit View Post
    Are you from 1987? No one in real mountain towns give a sh¡t about that anymore. Great riders are great riders, regardless of the tool. Gapers are gapers, whether on skis or boards. Get over it, or go to Deer Valley.
    Snowboards created everything that is fun about new skis.
    I have been doing both for 40 years.
    1987? Yeah, and several years earlier.

    Also, I ski on crappy icy crowded stupid pocono mountains that have groups of dumb incompetent skiers and boarders and ridiculously narrow trails with hairpin turns... the hairpin turns which are where most of the snowboarders I encounter choose to form groups and just sit down to party for a while, blocking 70% of the trail until ski patrol comes along and shoos them away.


    Hey, don't get mad. If I had know you also rode boards, I would have omitted the last sentence from my post. Peace, brother!

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    Quote Originally Posted by craiger_ny View Post
    That's cool. I'm not a skier myself but am a former service member and lifelong resident of NY. Whiteface mountain was the final peak I climbed for the 46 ADK high peaks and its ski area was developed by 10th Mountain veterans. I walked down the men's Olympic downhill section on my way off the mountain which confirmed that my not having taken up skiing was a wise choice. I can't imagine strapping skis on my feet and going down something like that. I'd friggin kill myself.
    i grew up skiing at Whiteface, aside from the lousy east coast conditions, it rivals many notable ski areas in the west. Significant terrain and vertical drop. I’ve met a few WW2 10th man veterans

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    I feel sorry for you guys that have to ski little mini hills w/ crap snow. I grew up skiing Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows.
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    Shutup, cx.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cxwrench View Post
    I feel sorry for you guys that have to ski little mini hills w/ crap snow. I grew up skiing Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows.
    You man those teeny resorts that get concrete rain? ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by cxwrench View Post
    I feel sorry for you guys that have to ski little mini hills w/ crap snow. I grew up skiing Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows.
    ah...I learned to ski at Alpine Meadows why back when I was knee high to grasshopper
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