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post #1 of 26
Thread Starter 

Anyone elses home mountain not getting any snow? Usually mine is open by now, but this year it's a no go. With no new snow in the forecast. Frusterating

post #2 of 26

It's because I started tuning my skis in October...

post #3 of 26

We have been getting an inch or two here & there at Snowbasin, but nothing significant.  Temps have been great for our ultra high tech snowmaking system, so conditions are great on the few runs we have open.  2300' vertical ain't bad to get the ski legs going.  I have seen worse this time of year.

JF

post #4 of 26

One other spot - the whole east coast

post #5 of 26
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Originally Posted by vsirin View Post

One other spot - the whole east coast



Yep, really depressing.. Skis were tuned and waxed over  and over, preparations and training all year and now - nothing... We need the snow and the cold here now..... In the east the season doesn't extend like in the west if there is significant precipitation later.mad.gif

post #6 of 26

We are starting week three of skiing at Sun Peaks and it hasn't snowed in about a week so there are not too many powder turns to be had without hiking. There are about 85 out of 122 runs open. For the past 20 years Sun Peaks has had a systematic summer grooming program that pays huge dividends this time of year. Rocks have been picked or dynamited, weeds cut, grass planted and stumps have been banded except on the steepest runs to hold snow.biggrin.gif

 

I will be cross-country skiing today though because it is "Toonie Day" at Sun Peaks ($2 plus a Food Bank donation gets you a $74 lift ticket if you live in the Kamloops B.C. region). Schools close, one day a year people show up in their 70's gear and every standard rental ski (read:cheap ski) on the mountain is rented out. Many of the closed runs have good snow at the start of the run and very sketchy at the bottom, but it doesn't matter as they will all get skied. Locally it is known as "Body Pack the Ski Hill Day".

post #7 of 26

We just had a great snowfall this weekend in Omaha. I've gone snowshoeing the past 2 days. Local skiing opens Saturday.

 

(the wife)

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post #8 of 26

They are calling for 1-3" here but unfortunately its all rain.  Even when the daytime highs struggle to get out of the 30's we can't seem to get nighttime temps low enough to allow for meaningful snowmaking.  frown.gif

post #9 of 26
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Originally Posted by cstreu1026 View Post

They are calling for 1-3" here but unfortunately its all rain.  Even when the daytime highs struggle to get out of the 30's we can't seem to get nighttime temps low enough to allow for meaningful snowmaking.  frown.gif


I live in the Midwest -- believe me, I know that scenario!

 

Fortunately for us the temp is 16 degrees today (10:00am).

 


Edited by MidwestPete - 12/5/11 at 8:02am
post #10 of 26

The weird part is when they call for highs around 40 and the lows are only 10-12 degrees less with clear skies.  That just doesn't seem right.

post #11 of 26
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Originally Posted by cstreu1026 View Post

The weird part is when they call for highs around 40 and the lows are only 10-12 degrees less with clear skies.  That just doesn't seem right.



I am guessing it is cloud cover and humidity. Clouds keep the temps cooler at day, but you want it to be clear at night so it can get colder.

 

I blow snow at my home as a hobby - so you want clear nights.

 

Sounds like you do have the clear skies, so are the winds from the South?


Edited by MidwestPete - 12/5/11 at 9:35am
post #12 of 26
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I really wish more mountains would do stuff like that ( remove rocks/ stumps.)

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Originally Posted by DanoT View Post

We are starting week three of skiing at Sun Peaks and it hasn't snowed in about a week so there are not too many powder turns to be had without hiking. There are about 85 out of 122 runs open. For the past 20 years Sun Peaks has had a systematic summer grooming program that pays huge dividends this time of year. Rocks have been picked or dynamited, weeds cut, grass planted and stumps have been banded except on the steepest runs to hold snow.biggrin.gif

 

I will be cross-country skiing today though because it is "Toonie Day" at Sun Peaks ($2 plus a Food Bank donation gets you a $74 lift ticket if you live in the Kamloops B.C. region). Schools close, one day a year people show up in their 70's gear and every standard rental ski (read:cheap ski) on the mountain is rented out. Many of the closed runs have good snow at the start of the run and very sketchy at the bottom, but it doesn't matter as they will all get skied. Locally it is known as "Body Pack the Ski Hill Day".



 

post #13 of 26

Tahoe is bone dry right now and looks to remain that way for a few more weeks.  But whatever, it seems like whenever that happens it follows up by hitting really hard, so I'm just crossing my fingers for the end of the month.

post #14 of 26

so is mt crescent open?

post #15 of 26
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I really wish more mountains would do stuff like that ( remove rocks/ stumps.)



 



I'm glad they don't here, it makes the ski terrain more interesting. On the other hand, it's a rare year we don't have the 4 feet needed to open by the end of November.

 

We've got 100% coverage, and the skiing is c=decent...but I'm already spoiled. Took today off because it wasn't better than decent.

post #16 of 26

Things may be looking up.  There is a 50/50 shot at the local hill opening a few runs on Sunday.  The downside is there is no significant snow making weather in the long range forecast.  I just hope they can get enough down to be 100% open before I take off for Christmas.

post #17 of 26

deer valley has 21 trails open and the snow is excellent...

post #18 of 26

Just skied DV this afternoon on Quick Start. Beautiful weather and groomers were in good shape. Was definitely fun for the day and perhaps one more day, but definitely need some storms to open up more terrain. Better than work though.

post #19 of 26

They are still cranking out snow as I type this and I can see from tracks from snow cats on one of the webcams.  I think tomorrow is going to be a go!

post #20 of 26

If your are desperate, burn a pair of skis to appease ULLR - or just consider the ski season for most mortals will begin in January (fewer rocks).  

 

 

 

 

(MAMMOTH)

post #21 of 26

Snowbowl is about to get 15+. Already 68 inches of snow this year.

post #22 of 26

Hunter Mountain opened on Saturday December 10th.  Snowmakers worked tirelessly and as of right now there are 6 trails open for much anticipates skiing and riding on the East Coast.  Mother Nature may be snoozing but the Hunter Mountain snowmakers are definitely not!

post #23 of 26

this has been as bout as bad as i remember. though I've only been skiing for 8 years. the snow just won't fall and we have rain today so all that man made stuff is getting washed away.

 

shucks.

 

post #24 of 26

The worst season I recall from the last 21 years on snow was the year the local hill opened on December 26th.  I also remember my second year on snow they closed before the end of February because of warm, wet weather.  Other than that they have done a tremendous job keeping the hill open for 3+ months out of the year.  I am just hoping winter does finally arrive in a big way real soon.

 

post #25 of 26
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It's because I started tuning my skis in October...

 

I knew there was someone to blame.  I did not touch mine until yesterday.  BTW I claim credit for the little bit of snow we are getting now.  I washed the car a couple of days ago.  Heading up to the Big this morning for a few runs.

post #26 of 26

Me, too. 

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