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post #421 of 554
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Originally Posted by GettingThere View Post

I'll be up at Northstar this sat and sun (I'm these most if not all weekends).  I'm usually up by Zephyr around 8:45 (have to drop off my kids to their programs).  I'd be up for meeting up with fellow bears for some skiing as usually when my ski buddy is not around I end up skiing alone.  

 

PS:  TC - I think I met you briefly - I did the 2 day camp with Bud and Bob at Rose during the gathering, and was skiing with Bob's group on Tues when you joined in for a few turns.

 

 

I'd love to meet up with you and yes you did see me at Rose.  

Lets figure on 8:45 ish at Zepher base. I'll be wearing something bright. biggrin.gif
 

 



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Originally Posted by ScotsSkier View Post

 

Mt Rose have tightened up their policy on windholds this year.  Above 35mph (IIRC) Blazing Zephyr and Northwest shutdown.  Lakeview has been used this year as an alternative when NW is on windhold.  Unfortunately it is a long slow cold chair!!
 

 



If they're not on wind hold Thursday, I'll be there working the women's program. 

 

post #422 of 554
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Originally Posted by Trekchick View Post

I'd love to meet up with you and yes you did see me at Rose.  

Lets figure on 8:45 ish at Zepher base. I'll be wearing something bright. biggrin.gif
 

 


Great - I'm grey pants and a (unfortunately) bright yellow/green jacket.

 

post #423 of 554
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Originally Posted by Trekchick View Post

 

 


If they're not on wind hold Thursday, I'll be there working the women's program. 

 


Yeah, if the storm hasn't hit I will be there training in the morning, will look for you

 

post #424 of 554

I was up there until about 1.  Skied with some women from the pink chase in the morning, and even got some first tracks in the chutes when they opened.

Considering how wet this snow is, it skied pretty darn well. 

 

Sorry I missed you. 

 

post #425 of 554
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Originally Posted by shima View Post

I'll be at Northstar this weekend, sounds like it should be a good weekend for skiing :)



 



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Originally Posted by GettingThere View Post

I'll be up at Northstar this sat and sun (I'm these most if not all weekends).  I'm usually up by Zephyr around 8:45 (have to drop off my kids to their programs).  I'd be up for meeting up with fellow bears for some skiing as usually when my ski buddy is not around I end up skiing alone.  

 

PS:  TC - I think I met you briefly - I did the 2 day camp with Bud and Bob at Rose during the gathering, and was skiing with Bob's group on Tues when you joined in for a few turns.

 

 



 



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Originally Posted by Trekchick View Post

I'd love to meet up with you and yes you did see me at Rose.  

Lets figure on 8:45 ish at Zepher base. I'll be wearing something bright. biggrin.gif
 

 


 

My plan is to be there Saturday morning.  But if it looks more like rain than snow, I may bail. 

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I have high hopes for cold temps and snow........... Bring it!


 

 

post #426 of 554

Saturday is probably going to be the best powder day of the season so far with temps dropping tonight and a couple feet of new, light snow falling overnight. Winds are not supposed to be very strong either most of the day tomorrow so visibility should be good. With a heavier, stickier base that has fallen this past week (and another foot during the day today) and fluffy, lighter snow falling tonight it should be truly epic tomorrow.

post #427 of 554

I'm still waiting for those colder temps 'cause it's been warm and drizzly all week in Truckee.

 

The snow wasn't terribly bad today at the lower elevation resorts (Northstar). I actually found it to be quite silky higher up, but slushy and wet lower on the mountain.

post #428 of 554

Straight to the wood for me tomorrow, its looking like a fantastic few days ahead. Its been a fantastic few days also. Heavenly was similar to Northstar I suppose in that the bottom was kind of heavy but damn did I have a blast today skiing the upper 2/3 of the mountain. Do people not like to ski in the snow here because it was maybe the only time I can recall all season seeing so many empty chairs on the dipper lift.

 

It's also kinda nice to drive 5 minutes down the road, ski powder, yet not have to shovel...I hate shoveling!!!

post #429 of 554
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Originally Posted by snoseek View Post

Straight to the wood for me tomorrow, its looking like a fantastic few days ahead. Its been a fantastic few days also. Heavenly was similar to Northstar I suppose in that the bottom was kind of heavy but damn did I have a blast today skiing the upper 2/3 of the mountain. Do people not like to ski in the snow here because it was maybe the only time I can recall all season seeing so many empty chairs on the dipper lift.

 

It's also kinda nice to drive 5 minutes down the road, ski powder, yet not have to shovel...I hate shoveling!!!



Will there be the base after the rain? That is what scares me.

post #430 of 554
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Will there be the base after the rain? That is what scares me.



It's been mostlysnow at Kirkwood this week. It's dumping as we speak! You guys need to get down here sometime soon!

 

Even the base of Stagecoach was mainly snow all day today, although pretty heavy and wet. Definintely a net gain.

 

 

Edit-its snowing pretty good right now at my place (lake level)

 

post #431 of 554
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It's been mostlysnow at Kirkwood this week. It's dumping as we speak! You guys need to get down here sometime soon!

 

Even the base of Stagecoach was mainly snow all day today, although pretty heavy and wet. Definintely a net gain.

 

 

Edit-its snowing pretty good right now at my place (lake level)

 


I have to work at noon tomorrow in Truckee. First chair...ski to 11:30 rush into the shop. 

 

post #432 of 554
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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post


I have to work at noon tomorrow in Truckee. First chair...ski to 11:30 rush into the shop. 

 



I'm thinking your morning will be better than you think. Temps are dropping pretty quick now it looks like, lets hope they drop some more....

 

post #433 of 554

 

Left Redwood City at 1:45, picked up a friend in Davis at 4, made it to Start Haus to pick up one of my kids' boots at around 6:45, and got to Alpine around 7:30.  Chain controls were from Kingvale to DLI, but 80 was backed up almost to 20, so we hopped on 40 from Cisco to Soda Springs, by which point it was moving well enough.  Too many idiots who didn't understand the importance of leaving more stopping distance in slippery conditions, and who seemed to think that riding the ass of the car in front of them would somehow shorten their trip.
 
Looks like we're getting a couple inches an hour at 6500' in Alpine.  NOAA is calling for two feet overnight.  Scraped the Bibby Pros.
 
Rock and roll.
post #434 of 554

Damn, Sam!  ;-)

 

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post #435 of 554
Thread Starter 

Heavenly - woah!

post #436 of 554

What have the temps been like?  Looks like a recipe for disaster, surface too warm for that much new snow.

post #437 of 554
Thread Starter 

Yes, word is the snow pack is very unstable this morning.  Be safe out there.

post #438 of 554

Was right there when they dropped the rope to Mott today! Possibly the single best run of my life but also one of the scariest inbounds. It was pretty sluffy!!!

 

Quite a wait lapping the mott chair, other than that the last couple days were a couple of the slowest I've experienced at the Heave all year. Dipper/Sky were both ski on...

post #439 of 554

Know folks who can are out skiing now, and more power to em, ;-), but looking forward to more reports when time permits. Curious what it actually was like to ski at the various Tahoe areas this weekend, how much coverage has actually improved, etc.

post #440 of 554

I skied with Gettingthere, Shima and the gang at Northstar the past two days.  I'd safely say that the snow was fluffier than I'd expected and, at minimum, boot top high, at maximum thigh deep.

 

Didn't really stop to take many pictures as we were on the powder hunt.  

 

Here is one taken at the end of the day today by Shima,

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post #441 of 554
Wow, that sounds great! A friend drove up to Sugar Bowl today, got out about 2pm. Said his pole sunk in to the handle!

Might finally be time to fashion some powder cords! ;-)
post #442 of 554

Just back from an unbelievable weekend.  Drove up to Truckee Friday afternoon.  6 hours from the South Bay.  80 was a mess, mostly drivers in sedans paying the chain monkeys to install chains to get over the pass.  Friday night it was puking snow in town.  Wet stuff.  

 

Saturday, we were in line for first chair Summit Six at Alpine.  Probably grabbed tenth chair and I had 4' untracked all to my self in Alpine Bowl.  Thanks to Phil for the recommendation on the Hellarado.  That ski absolutely killed it in the deep.  Sherwood opened around 11:30 and by 2 everyone was in getting drunk for St Patty's so we had it all to ourselves.  No line.  

 

Heard from fellow skiers that an avy hit on Alpine Meadows Road about 9 and backed up traffic all the way to 80.

 

Today we hit Sugarbowl.  It snowed the entire time we were there.  Again, in line at Jerome Hill went first chair went up.  Untracked all through Mt Lincoln.  Unbelievable fluffy snow.  Tahoe Weather Discussion saying 20:1 snow ratios.  I was looking for 3-6" but it felt more like 6"-1 foot fell today!  Free refills all damn day.  Untracked runs all over the mountain.  Incredible.  They ran Summit chair today too.  So happy I made it out this weekend.  Feels so good.

post #443 of 554

Very very fulffy at the wood today!

 

The snow kept up all day and was continuing as I left (1hour hold up, accident on 88 i think) . 6 and 10 stopped loading people at some point late in the afternoon. Overheard there was an inbounds slide in Sentinel. I'm thinking tomorrow is again going to be ridiculous, just like much of the week. What a week!!!!

post #444 of 554
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Originally Posted by jc-ski View Post
Curious what it actually was like to ski at the various Tahoe areas this weekend, how much coverage has actually improved, etc.


Awesome.

 

And massively.


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Originally Posted by dmourati View Post

 

Heard from fellow skiers that an avy hit on Alpine Meadows Road about 9 and backed up traffic all the way to 80.


That seems improbable on all counts.  Most obviously, I can't see how it would be possible that 89 was smooth sailing, and then anything happening on Alpine Meadows Road singlehandedly caused traffic to back up to 80. 

post #445 of 554
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Originally Posted by TheDad View Post

Awesome.

 

And massively.


Soooooo sweet to hear that!

 

Thx!  icon14.gif

post #446 of 554

 

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Originally Posted by TheDad View Post


That seems improbable on all counts.  Most obviously, I can't see how it would be possible that 89 was smooth sailing, and then anything happening on Alpine Meadows Road singlehandedly caused traffic to back up to 80. 


Well, the road closed.  Saw this on Alpine's twitter account from Saturday morning:

 

Alpine Meadows Rd is currently closed for snow safety work. Expect 30-45 minute delays.

 

Then a bit later:

 

Alpine Meadows Rd. is now open. Be safe and enjoy!

 

I also heard avy control from about 8 in the morning till after 9 AM though that was probably inside the resort boundaries.

 

Just a data point.  Take it for what you will.

post #447 of 554

"Alpine Meadows Rd is currently closed for snow safety work" generally means that they're doing avalanche control work above the road that is intended to trigger controlled slides at a relatively safe time -- i.e., when the road is closed.

 

I know that they were doing that on Saturday morning.  I was held at the uppermost entrance to the Bear Creek subdivision for 10-15 minutes at 7:30 or 7:40, before they let that line of cars up and moved the closure towards 89.

 

My skepticism is whether 89 backing up all the way to 80 -- 13 miles of cars -- can be blamed on avalanche control work on Alpine Meadows Road.  Traffic is a saturation phenomenon.  Whether traffic is moving on Alpine Meadows Road is certainly a factor, but without other factors, you won't experience that kind of backup.  And while I didn't drive 89 that day (which is one of the reasons we bought a place in Alpine Meadows proper), I'd be very surprised if there weren't a long, slow-moving line of cars turning off towards Squaw.

post #448 of 554
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Originally Posted by Trekchick View Post

I skied with Gettingthere, Shima and the gang at Northstar the past two days.  I'd safely say that the snow was fluffier than I'd expected and, at minimum, boot top high, at maximum thigh deep.

 

Didn't really stop to take many pictures as we were on the powder hunt.  

 

Here is one taken at the end of the day today by Shima,

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It was fun meeting up and skiing with the gang - thanks for a good time! (hellish drive on the way back but the skiing more than made up for it!)
 

 

post #449 of 554
Thread Starter 
Skied Heavenly on Sunday. With plenty of stashes left over from the day before plus another foot of snow, it was deep. Hit Mott when they opened it and as mentioned above, there was some serious sluff to the point that I didn't feel comfortable going back for another lap. But it was sure fun and one of my best runs of the season. Killebrew never opened, as far as I know.
post #450 of 554
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Originally Posted by JayT View Post

Skied Heavenly on Sunday. With plenty of stashes left over from the day before plus another foot of snow, it was deep. Hit Mott when they opened it and as mentioned above, there was some serious sluff to the point that I didn't feel comfortable going back for another lap. But it was sure fun and one of my best runs of the season. Killebrew never opened, as far as I know.

While I've been a bit Northstar'd out, with the new snow, it was like skiing a new mountain, with some of the secret stashes filling in nicely. There was fun to be had, that's for sure.
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