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post #121 of 135

Boom Bap!!

post #122 of 135

Monday Oct. 3rd, 2010

Consecutive Month: still 46

Days for the 2010/2011 Season: 175

Location: Mt. Lola, CA

Conditions: Mad crazy overcast, quick-fast flurries of hail, rain, and off-the-nuts-windejo action extreme

 

Arrived at the Jan Michael Vincent Memorial Bridge of Danger somewhere around noonish and immediately got pelted with rain and even some hail. The skies were dark grey and the tree tops were hunchbacked from Mom's Nature's foul breath. Drove to an alternate spot, but alas no change in the weather and no snow there, so back to the bridge, where I suited up semi-winter stylee and began hiking. Passed two mountain bikers who kicked my hiney on the way up and passed me just as I hit the summit on their way down. I swear one of them was Scott Schmidt. While the rain and hail had stopped, the wind kept on keepin' on. Surprisingly, the snow was smoove like buttah spread on hot toast. 6 runs with turns = 2/10/10/7/12/8 and a mellow hike out. 

 

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post #123 of 135

Dookey, Stev, 4ster, and the like.........

If your next season starts when you're skiing on fresh snow, then your ski day count for 2011 is about to end.....

http://blog.skiheavenly.com/2011/10/03/basin-is-abuzz-with-rumors-of-first-snow/

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post #124 of 135


El Niño, La Niña or El No-no.  I don't care as long as there is snow, and snow is now expected above 7000'.   See: http://www.ktvu.com/news/29385123/detail.html
 

Here is the official El Niño page for anyone who cares:  http://www.elnino.noaa.gov/ and the latest NOAA La Niña article link: http://www.noaanews.noaa.gov/stories2011/20110908_lanina.html

 

 

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Originally Posted by Trekchick View Post

Dookey, Stev, 4ster, and the like.........

If your next season starts when you're skiing on fresh snow, then your ski day count for 2011 is about to end.....

http://blog.skiheavenly.com/2011/10/03/basin-is-abuzz-with-rumors-of-first-snow/

Snow-Forecast.jpg



 

post #125 of 135

and so it ends...and begins again.

 

at least 2" of new snow was just woken up to at my family cabin in Tahoe/Donner...about to figure out where to go to make first turns for 11/12.

 

boo

yaa

!

post #126 of 135
 

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SALT LAKE CITY HAS ISSUED A
WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM
THIS EVENING TO 3 PM MDT FRIDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO
LONGER IN EFFECT.

* AFFECTED AREA: THE WASATCH AND WESTERN UINTA MOUNTAINS OF
NORTHERN UTAH...ALONG WITH THE WASATCH PLATEAU AND BOOK CLIFFS.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: STORM TOTALS OF 10 TO 18 INCHES ABOVE 8000
FEET...WITH 4 TO 10 INCHES BELOW 8000 FEET
 
 
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JF
post #127 of 135

My 2011/2012 season started at noon today. Post-holed Sunrise Bowl at the top of Tahoe/Donner (it's the bowl underneath Donner Ridge, which is the next mountain above the T/D Ski Area).

 

Snow was knee deep in spots. Very heavy. Very chunky. Very breakable. Very much survival skiing with gorilla pizza turns and lots of falling (I'd go to make a turn, break through, and then snag my tips on sage brush or buried trees).

 

Best volley was 6 linked turns down at the bottom where it was a bit clearer under the snow.

 

Back at the cabin and what snow accumulated down here is already melting and the sun is out.

post #128 of 135

just skied a couple runs up at Marmot Basin. First turns of 2011/12 season have started!

post #129 of 135

wouldn't that make this the wrong thread then?wink.gif

post #130 of 135

I suppose so, Although i really haven't stopped skiing since last season... duel.gif

 

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wouldn't that make this the wrong thread then?wink.gif



 

post #131 of 135
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just skied a couple runs up at Marmot Basin. First turns of 2011/12 season have started!



You seem to go the Marmot a fair bit (and it isn't close). What is the draw?

post #132 of 135
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Originally Posted by manchester81 View Post

You seem to go the Marmot a fair bit (and it isn't close). What is the draw?



Well, you probably know i live in Whitefish. But during most summer's, and the occasional winter, i go up and stay with my brother who lives in Jasper. (He lives with me some winters also). I guess we do it because its a way to ski new things. As for the draw, it's the most deserted place i've ever skied at, due to the fact it is in the middle of nowhere basically. And even though it's rare to see other skiers off piste, the lifts are fast. The terrain is also challenging inbounds, and they have a slack out of bounds policy. It doesn't get as much snow as Whitefish though.. so i'd call that a drawback.

post #133 of 135

Cool.

 

I have only been to Jasper in the summer, but it is a nice little town. I haven't skied Marmot though. I am closer to Sunshine, Lake Louise, Castle, Fernie, and Kicking Horse....and Revelstoke is about the same distance).

 

A lot of competition for the Calgary wallet. I should check it out though....

 

The Alberta hills aren't the snowiest, but they hold snow better than most places.

 

 

(Sorry for the derail guys)

post #134 of 135
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Originally Posted by manchester81 View Post

Cool.

 

I have only been to Jasper in the summer, but it is a nice little town. I haven't skied Marmot though. I am closer to Sunshine, Lake Louise, Castle, Fernie, and Kicking Horse....and Revelstoke is about the same distance).

 

A lot of competition for the Calgary wallet. I should check it out though....

 

The Alberta hills aren't the snowiest, but they hold snow better than most places.

 

 

(Sorry for the derail guys)



Honestly, I like Marmot more than The Lake, but Sunshine is probably a better mountain if you have a beacon. It is a pretty far drive from Calgary, but if you don't want the crowds that plague Lake Louise and SSV and Fernie, it's a good mountain. Castle is alot better mountain though.

 

post #135 of 135

little late to post  but hit Hood on Sept. 30, along with ski teams form utah, montana, BC and colorado.DSC_0011.JPG

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