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Still Snowing at Snowbird

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Thread Starter 

Photo of the day for Tuesday, May 16, 2011:

 

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Snowbird is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  Great last weekend, may be better this weekend.  This is taken on the plaza at about 8000 feet.  I would assume it it deeper up at 11,000 feet.  We've had an amazing year in Utah.

 

 

 

 

 

post #2 of 20

Still snowing in Tahoe as well, so probably more on the way for UT this week.

JF

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Holey moley.

 

post #4 of 20

Little Cottonwood is one of the Mecca's...  Fantastic year...

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I scored a couple passes, so a buddy and I went up to Snowbird this past Friday.  Horrible conditions, WAY too slushy.  Not sure if the weekend was any better.  But I bet this Friday is gonna be fantastic!

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I was there last Friday too.  Mineral Basin early then multiple runs on Little Cloud which softened up about 1130.  The melting and wind had made Regulator and Little Cloud perfectly smooth.  Each run got a little softer.  I quit about 2PM.  I agree, the bottom was too mushy but up top was pure ego snow. 

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Originally Posted by hep4186 View Post

I was there last Friday too.  Mineral Basin early then multiple runs on Little Cloud which softened up about 1130.  The melting and wind had made Regulator and Little Cloud perfectly smooth.  Each run got a little softer.  I quit about 2PM.  I agree, the bottom was too mushy but up top was pure ego snow. 



Sounds nice.  I wanted to go up first thing, but my buddy thought it'd be too icy, plus he had a work conflict.  We didn't even get up there until about noon, and left by 2:00.  I had a feeling we should've opened it up.

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Originally Posted by Alta Dude View Post

I scored a couple passes, so a buddy and I went up to Snowbird this past Friday.  Horrible conditions, WAY too slushy.  Not sure if the weekend was any better.  But I bet this Friday is gonna be fantastic!


 

I bet hiking for turns right now would be awesome. The sun will hit this stuff hard this time of year even though the clouds.

 

slushy is fun, do you have fat ski/ can you actually ski?

 

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I'll be there Friday-Sunday.  If anyone wants to take a run send me a pm?

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Snowbird report for this morning:  24hr:14" 48hr:16" YTD:734"

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Drove all day yesterday from Long Beach to Park City with new mountain bike. Naturally, it's snowing this morning. Looks good for sking though. Can't believe it's May 18.

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I bet hiking for turns right now would be awesome. The sun will hit this stuff hard this time of year even though the clouds.

 

slushy is fun, do you have fat ski/ can you actually ski?

 


Been skiing for over 35 years, so yeah, I've got that covered.

 

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I never thought I would say this, but is it ever going to stop snowing? May 19. Still snowing in Park City. But nothing open until tomorrow. I know. Hike for your turns. Not set up for it. Tomnorrow has definite possibilities at Snowbird.

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Latest from the Bird:

All lifts and terrain are closed Monday 5/16 through Thursday 5/19. No uphill hiking or touring on mountain is allowed for safety reasons. Snowbird has received more than 30" of snow this week. Due to the unusual amount of spring snow and the forecast for continuing precipitation, hours of operation and available terrain for Friday, 5/20, are TBD. Depending on the overnight snowfall, if Snowbird is able to open for skiing and riding Friday the terrain will be limited. This report will be updated when new info is available.

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Latest from the Bird:

All lifts and terrain are closed Monday 5/16 through Thursday 5/19. No uphill hiking or touring on mountain is allowed for safety reasons. Snowbird has received more than 30" of snow this week. Due to the unusual amount of spring snow and the forecast for continuing precipitation, hours of operation and available terrain for Friday, 5/20, are TBD. Depending on the overnight snowfall, if Snowbird is able to open for skiing and riding Friday the terrain will be limited. This report will be updated when new info is available.



yeah thats going to be a pain in the ass to control with no skier compaction the past couple days.

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Everyone I know is foaming at the mouth to get up there. It will be "compacted" in an hour.  ROTF.gif

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New update:

Due to the unusual quantity and density of this week's snowfall, Snowbird will not open for skiing and riding today, Friday, May 20. We are hoping to be open this weekend, depending on weather and snow conditions.

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New update:

Due to the unusual quantity and density of this week's snowfall, Snowbird will not open for skiing and riding today, Friday, May 20. We are hoping to be open this weekend, depending on weather and snow conditions.

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go skinning, if you dont have skins, you should rethink how you go skiing. 

 

 

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I went last Saturday, May 14th.  No complaints about the snow, even got some corn-like stuff under the Little Cloud chair.  With the tram down, it was awkward getting around, and you had to hike through the Basshole.  Why they weren't running the conveyor belt, I don't know.  A little rain in the morning turned into alotta rain about 2 PM, and they shut everything down quick when the thunder started.  I would expect similar conditions this weekend.  Still able to ski down to the bottom, with no dirt in sight!

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Actually, I have been pricing skins and AT bindings. Problem is I am usually by myself and am hesitant on any backcountry/sidecountry excursions as a result. Why don't you move back to SLC? Then we could hook up. biggrin.gif

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