Whatever happened to Ski Ledouche? And other memorable snowjournalists

ciscokidciscokid expert
edited January 20 in NELSAP Forum Posts: 1,994
Remember that character? And weedywart
Amongst others
All these French trip reports brought back memories of Ladouche
Waiting for the arrival of one of snowjournals charter members ( Ibrake4tbars)brings up memories of yesteryear on sj1.

What fond memories can you conjure up ?

Some of these guys had me in stitches

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  • lotsoskiinglotsoskiing expert
    Posts: 975
    SLD was by far my favorite... the others got too snarky and dug in too hard to their anti-Magic or anti-Cannon or "ski area" versus "place to ski" pulpits for my taste. SLD was just plain funny. Likely just someone puttin' us on, but was entertaining.
  • ciscokidciscokid expert
    Posts: 1,994
    Don't remember SLD
  • ciscokidciscokid expert
    Posts: 1,994
    I Missdaeast
  • bousquet19bousquet19 advanced
    edited January 20 Posts: 255
    ciscokid said:

    Don't remember SLD

    If I recall correctly, Ski LaDouche's first post went something like this:

    "Hi American buddies!  I am happy to welcome myself to your little corner of the internet"
  • ciscokidciscokid expert
    Posts: 1,994
    Sorry way past my bedtime waiting for the dynamic duo to arrive to the Cisco ranch
    Couldn't even figure what sld was in my own titled thread
    Hope I can ski tomm
  • joshua_segaljoshua_segal expert
    Posts: 1,998
    Maybe I'm just boring, but I like this forum because the commentary is friendly, polite and intelligent.  I do not miss any of the characters mentioned above.  If one likes that sort of thing, it's available on Alpine Zone.
  • lotsoskiinglotsoskiing expert
    Posts: 975

    Maybe I'm just boring, but I like this forum because the commentary is friendly, polite and intelligent.  I do not miss any of the characters mentioned above.  If one likes that sort of thing, it's available on Alpine Zone.

    Agreed, though SLD was not spewing bile, just funny stuff
  • catamount82catamount82 novice
    Posts: 18
    Ski-La-douche was genuinely funny. Haven't seen sledhaulingmedic here in a while. Hopefully he's riding a T-bar eating an eclair  somewhere.
  • joshua_segaljoshua_segal expert
    Posts: 1,998

    Ski-La-douche was genuinely funny. Haven't seen sledhaulingmedic here in a while. Hopefully he's riding a T-bar eating an eclair  somewhere.

    I don't think sledhaulingmedic (Ned) ever joined SJ2.0.  He patrolled at CM for a number of years but haven't seen him for a very long time.
  • marcskimarcski advanced
    Posts: 212
    SLD was funny. Wasn't he also the monoskier?
  • ciscokidciscokid expert
    Posts: 1,994
    Forgiveme but didn't Ned Boll pass?
    I'm sorry after getting whacked by the Sun Valley original Hemlock chair dismounting with Ibrake4tbars

    Trip report soon
  • joshua_segaljoshua_segal expert
    edited January 21 Posts: 1,998
    ciscokid said:

    Forgiveme but didn't Ned Boll pass?
    I'm sorry after getting whacked by the Sun Valley original Hemlock chair dismounting with Ibrake4tbars

    Trip report soon

    Wow!  I had not heard that, but a check of Ned's linked-in page (https://www.linkedin.com/in/ned-bolle-rn-emt-p-3302a03a) shows that it has not been updated recently.  That being said, I could not find an obit.  Anybody know anything more?
  • jaytremjaytrem intermediate
    Posts: 87
    ciscokid said:

    Forgiveme but didn't Ned Boll pass?

    Unfortunately I seem to recall that also.
  • ChrisChris intermediate
    Posts: 26
    sledhaulingmedic (Ned) is very much alive ... I communicated with him a few days ago.  You may be thinking of Brian O. who passed ... I hate to think about it, but we've lost a few good SJ friends over the years.
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    Which of our SJ friends have passed on? Hopefully this isn’t too morbid a list but it might be nice to remember those that once contributed to this board.

    IBRAKE
  • ciscokidciscokid expert
    Posts: 1,994
    Sorry Sled
    You da eclair man
  • jaytremjaytrem intermediate
    Posts: 87
    Chris said:

    sledhaulingmedic (Ned) is very much alive ... I communicated with him a few days ago.  You may be thinking of Brian O. who passed ... I hate to think about it, but we've lost a few good SJ friends over the years.

    Good to hear that Chris. I'm thinking of somebody else who I'm pretty sure was a patroller. Sorry Ned, my bad, but glad to hear your still with us.

    I'll ski run for Brian today, along with the others we've lost (at Jack Frost).
  • joshua_segaljoshua_segal expert
    Posts: 1,998
    Chris said:

     ... I hate to think about it, but we've lost a few good SJ friends over the years.

    I think SJ is about 15 years old, maybe more.  The actuarial tables, unfortunately, are working against us :-(

  • ChrisChris intermediate
    Posts: 26
    SJ is 18 years old ... we started in late 1999
  • catamount82catamount82 novice
    Posts: 18
    Anyone heard from Woodcore? Will always remember and revisit his trip report to Bobcat during their last year of ops.
  • bousquet19bousquet19 advanced
    Posts: 255

    Anyone heard from Woodcore? Will always remember and revisit his trip report to Bobcat during their last year of ops.

    Ditto Catamount.  I reread that TR several times and enjoyed his posts.

    Woody
  • ciscokidciscokid expert
    Posts: 1,994

    Anyone heard from Woodcore? Will always remember and revisit his trip report to Bobcat during their last year of ops.

    He posted very few times here recently
  • ski_itski_it expert
    edited February 1 Posts: 1,926

    Hmm I can't find any. And u said the same on this similar thread and he ain't on there either...

    http://snowjournal.nplas.com/discussion/comment/5550/#Comment_5550

    although someone says somewhere he's(she's?) over on AZ


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