New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Warm Weather Skiing

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 

Greetings...just getting back  into skiing after about 30 year layoff. Teenage daughter has fallen hook, line & sinker and dragged me back in. It's great to see the new technology. I started in the 60's with lace up leather boots and beartrap bindings..so shaped skis are a thing of beauty.

 

Question for those experienced - its been pretty warm here in the Midwest the last week -10days, daytime highs in the 50-60's, lows in the mid to upper 30s. Local areas are still reporting a good base, but I can't imagine the snow is worth a darn, i.e. pure slush. Daughter is begging to go out this weekend, but I don't think its worth it....

 

What thinks you ?  Is a day skiing in slush better than not skiing at all ?

 

Let me know your thoughts.


Thanks

post #2 of 12

slush is epicly awesome. second best condtions after powder.

post #3 of 12

I agree, slush can be a total blast.  Get out there this weekend and have fun.

post #4 of 12

Thirded...  Skiing in slush is awesome.  When it suddenly freezes up again -- that's when you have a problem.  But slush itself rules.

post #5 of 12

I'm going to have to be devil's advocate here. Slush can be fun, but it can be the worst crap you've ever ridden. It depends on just how long it's been warm. I know toward the end of spring out in the Rockies, when it starts getting toward closing time, the slush is just awful. It's more water than snow, you barely move in it and sometimes come to short, body-wrenching stops. That's typically my indication to hang up my snowboard and start hiking/biking.

 

That being said, I don't know a thing about Midwest skiing/conditions. If your daughter really wants to go, I'd just go for it. So what if it's not the best--some of the most fun days are those sunny spring days when it's 60 degrees and you realize: "damn, I'm skiing. Life is good." Worse comes to worse, let your daughter ski, grab a beer and enjoy the weather out on the patio.

post #6 of 12

The best spring skiing is when it freezes at night, & is sunny & warm during the day.  As soon as the frozen slush begins to thaw, till you just can't take it anymore is the best.  Even the early morning on frozen groomers can be fun as long as your edges are sharp & it's a sunny day.

 

JF

post #7 of 12

Don't know where you're from, but I'm in Chicago and I ran up to Wilmot yesterday and it was spring corn, a lot of fun. Now there is a bunch of snow coming across Wisco... go somewhere and try it, you'll have fun!

post #8 of 12

Spring skiing is great until there are ponds between you and the lift.  It is still way better than NOT skiing for sure.  And, if you're having a tough time just hang out and watch your kids from in front of the lodge.  It's likely to be great weather for just hanging outdoors. 

 

 

 

 

 

post #9 of 12

the phrase "warm weather" is a class 1A buzz kill this time of year. you have broken a sacred trust just posting it. have a heart, man. midwest, warm weather, jeez.

post #10 of 12


 

Quote:
Originally Posted by JoeUT View Post

I'm going to have to be devil's advocate here. Slush can be fun, but it can be the worst crap you've ever ridden. It depends on just how long it's been warm. I know toward the end of spring out in the Rockies, when it starts getting toward closing time, the slush is just awful. It's more water than snow, you barely move in it and sometimes come to short, body-wrenching stops. That's typically my indication to hang up my snowboard and start hiking/biking.

 

That being said, I don't know a thing about Midwest skiing/conditions. If your daughter really wants to go, I'd just go for it. So what if it's not the best--some of the most fun days are those sunny spring days when it's 60 degrees and you realize: "damn, I'm skiing. Life is good." Worse comes to worse, let your daughter ski, grab a beer and enjoy the weather out on the patio.


I love slush, but I agree it has to be able to drain.

post #11 of 12

well the storm last night took care of any slush.

 

even before that, the conditions were still pretty good for Michigan.

 

crunchy in the morning, then soft, then really soft.    repeat the next day.

post #12 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by BushwackerinPA View Post

slush is epicly awesome. second best condtions after powder.



I whole heartedly agree, especially when it include big slushy bumps.



 
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: General Skiing Discussion