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post #1 of 18
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Wow I can't believe that the end of the season is already in sight.  It looks like the cold weather ha finally broken and the temps will be in the 40's and 50's next week.  Baring any huge rain & wind events the temps won't be a problem since local hill has 6-7 feet of man made ice cube but I am only anticipating 3 more weekends after this one.frown.gif

 

With that said this has been a pretty darn good ski season.  With a little luck I can hit 40 days this year which is a mark I haven't hit since getting married in 2003.  I had one of the best ski days ever 2 weeks ago at Powder Mountain when I didn't ski a groomed run and barely crossed another set of ski track all day.  I am still in hopes of getting back to Utah at the end of March if the airlines and my wife cooperate. 

 

So how has everyone else's season been so far?

post #2 of 18

Rt50 and Rt33 from Xenia to Timberline, WV is about 5.5 hoursbiggrin.gif

If you don't get to Utah could be a bunch of us at this, it's a fun way to close local season:

 

Mar 18-20, 2011

Snowy Luau Festival

Snowy Luau Festival is a long standing Timberline tradition which has grown each year to the current reputation as the biggest festival in the region. The family oriented weekend features authentic Hawaiian music by the annual appearance of Gordan and the Aloha Band, Polynesian dancers, pig roast on the deck and a huge bon fire. There will be prizes for the best and most unique costumes and downhill races. Saturday night there will be a fireworks display on the summit of Herz Mountain and a torch light parade flowing like lava from the top of the mountain to the base lodge. Then still more Hawaiian music and followed by even later rhythm and blues music until 2 am. There is no cover charge for any of the performances.

post #3 of 18
Thread Starter 

That's a possibility and it sounds like a good time.  I have some friends that are headed there at the end of March.

post #4 of 18

Our season is just getting really fired up. I'll talk to you again in May when it ends. Actually scratch that. It never REALLY ends.

post #5 of 18
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Well one season ends and the next begins.  Fortunately I have several other hobbies to keep me busy (and drain my bank account).

post #6 of 18

Man why would you start talking about the end of the season in early/mid February? That's just bad form.

post #7 of 18
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Man why would you start talking about the end of the season in early/mid February? That's just bad form.


Yeah,  it's like the stores advertising "back to school" sales in July.nonono2.gif

Around these parts, there is no remind people about the end of the season until you show up at the lift ticket window and find out it's the last day.cool.gif

post #8 of 18

Things really fired up today, with 2"+ falling per hour. should be 18" new for tomorrow AM.

post #9 of 18

Yeah... I'm scared for my trip to Jay and Tremblant starting next weekend for the week. A forecast of some ice and rain all that... yikes

post #10 of 18
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Quote:
Originally Posted by JoeUT View Post

Man why would you start talking about the end of the season in early/mid February? That's just bad form.


Yeah,  it's like the stores advertising "back to school" sales in July.nonono2.gif

Around these parts, there is no remind people about the end of the season until you show up at the lift ticket window and find out it's the last day.cool.gif



 Haha, I def. know what ya mean. I get so depressed when I see those ads.

post #11 of 18

I ski more after MLK day than I do before usually.  I preger to ski after the crowds die down and the ticket prices drop.  It's nice to drive right up to the lodge at 9:30 am then have most of the mountain to myself..  I also think that will be the best time to really work with my kids when the snow is hero and the temps are also forgiving.  Bring on  the corn!

post #12 of 18

I got the heebies when I saw the title--I skied through April last year and will do the same this year.  We're in another warm cycle until Thursday, when it looks like snow all over again.  My plan is to stop skiing just in time to catch the peak wildflower bloom in Canyonlands, which should be a doozy this year, wet as it's been.

post #13 of 18
In SoCal the weather has been so odd over the last 12 months. We had the coolest summer I can remember, then a bunch of rain in Nov and December, which luckily gave us a 17 foot base at Mammoth, but the last 30 days has been Spring time warm and it has melted down to 14 feet and less in spots. Normally, I do most of my skiing Feb through May. I sure hope Father Winter shows back up soon as I am getting worried I may be done at the end of March or early April if it doesn't get cold and start snowing again in the Sierras.
post #14 of 18

  it hit 60 here today and 40s and 50s forecast for all of next week and then rain so yea there are probably only a couple of weekends left. time to ski somewhere else and extend the season a little longer.

post #15 of 18
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The worst part is that the local hill rarely closes for lack of slow but rather lack of profits.  It seems once the snow melts in peoples' yards they stop thinking about skiing because that 2 or 3 inches inches makes all the difference when the local hill has 6-7 feet.  rolleyes.gif

post #16 of 18

26" over the weekend, and forecast for 6" each day this week. 160" base. Winter's just getting going.

post #17 of 18
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It's looking like I am going to get back to Utah towards the end of March.  I just hope the change in the weather here means the snow is returning out west, especially the Wasatch. 

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The worst part is that the local hill rarely closes for lack of slow but rather lack of profits.  It seems once the snow melts in peoples' yards they stop thinking about skiing because that 2 or 3 inches inches makes all the difference when the local hill has 6-7 feet.  rolleyes.gif



That's what separate the men from the boys.

Also too quick on the trigger.

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