Skied my new-to-me 175 Fischer Progressors the past two days at Alpine. Perfect. (The skis, in the context of the conditions, that is.)
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2011/12 Tahoe Weather & General Discussion - Page 6post #151 of 55412/18/11 at 9:51pm
Gear mentioned in this thread:post #152 of 55412/18/11 at 10:29pmQuote:
How were the crowds (if any) for being the first Sunday during the Christmas season?
Dennispost #153 of 55412/19/11 at 6:49amQuote:Originally Posted by ScotsSkier
You nailed it Dav - time for another Scotsskier sale - check out some of my gearswap offerings!!!
ski of the season so far - 165 Race stock slalom!.
Kinda funny today at Rose watching all the cool kids sliding all over the place on 100mm+ skis - while race skis - GS and SL (I used both) simply rocked!
I skied Rose on Friday and Saturday for a bit then got out on Saturday about 1. I wasn't rocking SL's but my Viva 8.1 were just the ticket for the conditions. I was still amazed at all the crazy fun shapes I saw out there.post #154 of 55412/19/11 at 7:09am
Let's hook up for a run today, any Bears at Alpine. Look for me, black and white clothing, Stockli XL's.
(hey, was in line with 2 pairs of XL's. that is rare. I wonder if Dad was one of them)post #155 of 55412/19/11 at 7:41amQuote:
Haven't even scraped them yet. Not enough vertical, too many crowds, and just getting my legs back.post #156 of 55412/19/11 at 8:59amQuote:
Good to hear, I have a new pair of Viva 8.1s waiting for Mrs Scotsskier this season so hopefully she likes thempost #157 of 55412/19/11 at 10:20amThread Starter
Well, I asked for some action shots as opposed to people just standing around on their skis, looks like that's going to happen...Quote:post #158 of 55412/19/11 at 5:49pmQuote:
I probably saw you today. I was out teaching all morning then took a couple runs after lunch before calling it a day. I'll be out tomorrow also, but teaching all day. Back on Friday. I've got a white helmet, graying red beard, gray pants with an AM logo and either a red jacket if I'm teaching, or a mustard color or green jacket if I'm free-skiing.post #159 of 55412/19/11 at 6:51pm
Well here I am in Denver, storage unit cleaned out, the next 130 days off with a kwood and tahoe value pass. I'm no weatherman but I still say its gonna come, just need to be patient. Meanwhile I think I'm gonna make a little trip south from here tomorrow.post #160 of 55412/20/11 at 7:41amQuote:
Are you sure it was not 2 pairs of SS Pros with the brown leather topsheet that look just like XLs of the same year?
I was one of the SS Pros and was skiing with a buddy who was also on SS Pros.post #161 of 55412/20/11 at 6:27pm
Will do Alpine with my kids tomorrow morning. Blue-Green jacket, brown-gray pants, black helmet. Will be skiing either a Bones or LPRs. Have nothing skinnier in my quiver these days, maybe I should have bought a cheap pair or carvers at the end of last season when everyone thought that they were totally useless, huh?post #162 of 55412/22/11 at 9:05am
I skied a couple of hours at Heavenly yesterday. All of the mile long groomers down to East Peak Lodge on the Nevada side were in good shape. The skiers were mostly concentrated on those runs, but it really wasn't all that crowded. There was a long line at the Gondola at Heavenly Village. The Stagecoach parking lot at The Ridge is still reasonable, not packed like it is mid season. There was no one on the California side. You can get there from Nevada, but not vice-versa. Only Ridge Run was open via Sky Chair. But hey, doing laps on Ridge with it all to yourself isn't a bad thing! Nothing like dialing in fundamentals on groomers to get my season off to a good start.post #163 of 55412/22/11 at 9:25amThread Starterpost #164 of 55412/22/11 at 12:39pmThread Starterpost #165 of 55412/22/11 at 2:23pm
Grey with Orange flames = XL Grey with Yellow flame = Scott Schmidt. I saw some guys with Scott Schmidt's in the line, one was tele. SS Pros are newer than the flame topsheet year model (which is around 2007) I believe. I'll look for you. Stockli-Tahoe meetings are standard.
Quote:post #166 of 55412/27/11 at 8:50pmThread Starter
The next major storm to hit Tahoe will be.... ?
I'm going to go with January 11th just as the PNO shifts to negative and our weak La Nina gets underway. That's right, you heard it here first.post #167 of 55412/27/11 at 8:59pmQuote:
Well, that would be quite the birthday present for me!post #168 of 55412/27/11 at 9:20pmQuote:
Good contest question. Let's define a major storm as at least 15" in 24 hours as measured at Snotel Site 784 Squaw Valley at 8029 feet. That is actually a pretty small storm by Tahoe standards.
January 11 sounds pretty good. I'll take January 13. Shall we start a pool? Winner buys a round at the Gathering.
post #169 of 55412/27/11 at 10:15pmpost #170 of 55412/28/11 at 6:29ampost #171 of 55412/28/11 at 11:18amThread Starter
Desperate times. I feel bad for a lot of the local businesses up there - must be hurting with all of the people who cancelled their vacations.
Quote:post #172 of 55412/28/11 at 11:24ampost #173 of 55412/28/11 at 11:30am
I have friends who get really pissed at Squaw when they lift the blackout for a holiday or something, like they did several times last year, New Year's day for one. They, or course, bought the Gold pass and do NOT want to see our sorry, cheap a$$es out there when they are expecting small (blackout) crowds. They're like: why buy the gold pass if the bronze keeps getting more days? In fact, with so little terrain open, all the special interests, gold and platinum, are even more territorial. Friendship carries very little weight in these desperate times.
post #174 of 55412/29/11 at 4:26pm
I heard that Squaw suggested that their employees should not freeski during the holiday week to leave more terrain and snow for the paying guests. There is zero chance of pass blackouts being lifted and there is not much to look forward to. If I didn't have a gold pass I would not have been skiing this week. If MLK weekend blows up, then people who bought silver passes made a good call.post #175 of 55412/29/11 at 5:30pm
I have gold pass and I really want to go ski but it just does not seem worth it to spend more money and time to drive all the way up. Thank you for the daily update.
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I heard that Squaw suggested that their employees should not freeski during the holiday week to leave more terrain and snow for the paying guests. There is zero chance of pass blackouts being lifted and there is not much to look forward to. If I didn't have a gold pass I would not have been skiing this week. If MLK weekend blows up, then people who bought silver passes made a good call.post #176 of 55412/29/11 at 5:59pmpost #177 of 55412/29/11 at 6:58pm
Northstar, Heavenly, Alpine Meadows, and (don't count out) Mt Rose seem to have the best snow. Northstar has done the best job of opening up(and maintaining) enough trails to disburse the crowd. I skied at Mt Rose today. The snow at Rose is holding up well, but a few more warm days like today and there will be some impact on skiable terrain.
Do your snow dance folks. This is getting brutal!post #178 of 55412/29/11 at 8:11pmQuote:Originally Posted by Sinecure
I probably saw you today. I was out teaching all morning then took a couple runs after lunch before calling it a day. I'll be out tomorrow also, but teaching all day. Back on Friday. I've got a white helmet, graying red beard, gray pants with an AM logo and either a red jacket if I'm teaching, or a mustard color or green jacket if I'm free-skiing.
Or just look for the worst outfit on the hill.post #179 of 55412/31/11 at 7:09am
Conditions this week have been wonky, to say the least.
Thursday at Gnarthstar was spring slush.
Friday it was scraper (the omnipresent "kchhhhhhhh!" sound was wafting all quadrophonic off the hill as you rode up the lifts, plus it was windy, and we even got a quick/fast flurry of big snow flakes (short-lived as it was, it definitely brightened spirits and had kids (and adults) sticking their tongues out to catch the elusive flutterings).
Oh yeah, lots o black ice on the roads (I actually spun out into some shrubs and a ditch off of Alder Creek the other evening going 25!).
Be safe out there.post #180 of 55412/31/11 at 9:28am
I was at Mt Rose the past two days. Thursday was nice spring skiing, super warm temps (50's), which brings visions of things falling apart. Friday was windy enough that things were on wind hold.
I taught one lesson with students nearly blowing over, but still had a big smile and lots of desire to ski.
This is really weird.
Can you believe that we skied in 2' of powder a year ago today? Its really something, eh?
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