Tales from the Hinterland - an ongoing saga

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Tales from the Hinterland - an ongoing saga

Tales from the Hinterland: Part 1, in which we visit Sir Sam

Sir Sams Ski and Summer Resort was the destination today. A little over an hour's drive from SBR HQ, what Sir Sams lacks in vertical, it makes up in interesting and varied terrain, friendly vibe, nice people, no crowds and a "ski anywhere" policy that is very rare in over-regulated Ontario. Telemark Dave and I arrived a bit late but got plenty of runs in, skiing on to just about every chair.


There is only 300 feet of vert but lots of good terrain


Sir Sams is in the scenic village of Eagle Lake.
Who knew about the rhubarb?


The lodge is a classic, with a fantastic deck.
Too bad I had to wait for the telemarker to fiddle with his bindings.


TD cruising down Parkway, with a view of Eagle Lake


We checked out the new "Covered People Mover" lift.
Dave tried a tele turn on the track, to no avail.


Sir Sams has left their old chairs in operation, for overflow on busy days.
This one did not look too inviting today.


TD pointing out the classic hat made of two wool socks.
Sock Hat Guy was completely oblivious, talking on his cell phone.


I think we got about 82 runs in five hours.
Conditions were great and the day was terrific.
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Harvey Harvey
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Hmmm. This raises a LOT of questions.

For one, how DOES Sir Sam escape the crushing grip of Hinterlandian regulation?

And a bigger issue .... how did the Techno-Peasants acquire such advanced technology?

This image has burst my bucolic image of the Hinterlands....



I'm dreaming of a Tales from the Hinterlands SERIES.

One thing is for sure ...

If I had a (skiable) 300-foot hill within 20 minutes of HRHQ South ... life would be a lot more civilized.

This TR is a classic.
"If it's my mountain, I'm installing a fixed grip and telling the lifties to stuff the beginners into chairs as aggressively as they have to, to keep it going full speed." —Brownski
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If it is any consolation, I had fresh Hinterlandian venison for dinner. Not shot by moi, but at least a friend of a friend.

The best thing about the "people mover" was the tunes! I don't even remember what the music was but there were tunes drowning out the clatter of the machine churning underneath my skis.

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Adk Jeff Adk Jeff
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Nice TR SBR, other than the tele disrespect.  Harv, I thought you said somewhere that you weren't good at the sarcasm thing...
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No disrespect intended, it was all true. TD brought several pairs of skis to try out today and on the second set he confessed that he had forgotten to adjust the cables on the "new-to-him" Rossi T4s.
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Sick Bird Rider wrote
No disrespect intended, it was all true.
Just poking fun at a fun TR.  We telemarkers get the "c'mon hurry up" thing from alpiners all the time.
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Adk Jeff wrote
Just poking fun at a fun TR.  We telemarkers get the "c'mon hurry up" thing from alpiners all the time.
Except for me I get it after I get my skis on...
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Keith you're not the only one :)
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Tales from the Hinterland: Part 2, the Hinterlanders Invade!

While Jason was up visiting the Hinterland, a big gang of us Hinterlanders invaded the Excited States and skied at Jay Peak for Christmas Week.

There was this kind of weather:


And then there was this kind of weather:


It was all good! The full report is here.

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Harvey Harvey
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Re: Tales from the Hinterland

OK now I'm totally confused.

Are the eastern townships Hinterlands? All of lands north of the riviere du kanata? Has Jay Peak been annexed by the Hinter Empire?

Or does the mere presence of technopeasantry automatically establish lands as Hinterlandian?

Far as I'm concerned Jay Peak is still a parta the Untied States.  Or maybe it's own country.

Nice report SBR!
"If it's my mountain, I'm installing a fixed grip and telling the lifties to stuff the beginners into chairs as aggressively as they have to, to keep it going full speed." —Brownski
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