Whatever happened to Ski Ledouche? And other memorable snowjournalists

ciscokidciscokid expert
edited January 20 in NELSAP Forum Posts: 2,245
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: 1,134
    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
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    Don't remember SLD
  • ciscokidciscokid expert
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    I Missdaeast
  • bousquet19bousquet19 advanced
    edited January 20 Posts: 267
    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
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    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
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    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: 1,134

    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: 19
    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
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    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: 253
    SLD was funny. Wasn't he also the monoskier?
  • ciscokidciscokid expert
    Posts: 2,245
    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: 2,134
    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 advanced
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    ciscokid said:

    Forgiveme but didn't Ned Boll pass?

    Unfortunately I seem to recall that also.
  • ChrisChris intermediate
    Posts: 27
    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
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    Sorry Sled
    You da eclair man
  • jaytremjaytrem advanced
    Posts: 170
    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
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    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: 27
    SJ is 18 years old ... we started in late 1999
  • catamount82catamount82 novice
    Posts: 19
    Anyone heard from Woodcore? Will always remember and revisit his trip report to Bobcat during their last year of ops.
  • bousquet19bousquet19 advanced
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    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
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    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: 2,116

    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


    ISNE-I Skied New England | NESAP-the New England Ski Area Project | SOSA-Saving Our Ski Areas - Location SW of Boston MA
  • ciscokidciscokid expert
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    Woodcore posted on April 9 on the Park City lift question, ( assuming he's the same Woodcore)12 total posts. He used to be a prolific trip reporter like Sam the Newenglandskier.

    I'm wondering if Mapnut is ok, I have a feeling he's sitting on a beach somewhere all winter.( or travelling around the world)

    Come to think of I haven't seen Ibrake4tbars post recently.
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    Oh, don’t think for a minute that I’m not around! ;))
  • mapnutmapnut expert
    Posts: 896
    Hi Kid, I'm fine and have been looking in here, but didn't go skiing this year.
  • ciscokidciscokid expert
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    mapnut said:

    Hi Kid, I'm fine and have been looking in here, but didn't go skiing this year.

    No worries Map, just glad to hear your ok.

    Now who else are we missing?

    Oh yea, where has Missdaeast been besides California? Her granddaughter ought to be screamin' down the slopes like SkiRay's
  • SpruceSpruce intermediate
    Posts: 34
    Steamboat1 is another one I don't see in the forums anymore. I know he used to stir the pot on other outlets but from what I remember he was rather tame and insightful here.
  • marcskimarcski advanced
    Posts: 253
    mapnut said:

    Hi Kid, I'm fine and have been looking in here, but didn't go skiing this year.

    This is an oxymoron, Map. You can't be fine yet not ski all winter. :).
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