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A Bright Side to the Slow Season Start

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The forums are filling up with "where the #@$! is the snow!!?"-type threads, and rightfully so. But there's at least a little silver lining.

 

I got my first day on Saturday, and while it was far from epic, there actually was a ton of fresh powder despite no storms for a pretty solid two weeks. The base is so low that people pretty much gave up on looking between the runs, but the powder was there if you didn't mind getting the scrapes (and possible endo). Again, not epic blower, but plenty of untouched lines with about six to eight inches of nice powder.

 

So, stay positive, pull out a pair of old beaters and spend a little time looking...you might find more goods than you think.

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Originally Posted by JoeUT View Post

The forums are filling up with "where the #@$! is the snow!!?"-type threads, and rightfully so. But there's at least a little silver lining.

 

I got my first day on Saturday, and while it was far from epic, there actually was a ton of fresh powder despite no storms for a pretty solid two weeks. The base is so low that people pretty much gave up on looking between the runs, but the powder was there if you didn't mind getting the scrapes (and possible endo). Again, not epic blower, but plenty of untouched lines with about six to eight inches of nice powder.

 

So, stay positive, pull out a pair of old beaters and spend a little time looking...you might find more goods than you think.



Um .... or not.  http://www.erh.noaa.gov/nerfc/graphics/snowmaps/html/snow_depth.html redface.gif

 

[edit: fixed broken link]

 

Pretty thoroughly brown here so far.


Edited by qcanoe - 12/17/11 at 4:54pm
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I was at Bikes & Skis Unlimited down in Greenfield, Ma, today getting Kneebindings mounted on my wife's skis, and I was moaning about the lack of snow.  The guy said, well, it didn't really snow last year until after Christmas, and then it wouldn't stop snowing.  So I have hope.  It may be a rabbit's foot kind of hope, but knock on wood that it isn't.

 

 

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Yeah, I reckon it's not true everywhere, but people are even bitching about lack of snow here in Utah. Definitely a slow start, but if you look around, there's plenty of quality. And seeing as how last season skied from November to July, can't really complain if it's a down year.

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Nice map. The typical storm track is pretty obvious there.  You UT/CA people just need to move it over about an inch and a half, and you'll be golden.
 

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Nationwide:  http://www.wunderground.com/US/Region/US/2xSnowDepth.html



 

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