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When will your ski area get 2 feet or more of new snow?

post #1 of 31
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I am bored and yearning for snow.  Doing a quick scan of the 10 day weather forecasts for Mammoth Lakes CA, Alta UT, Jackson Hole WY, Mt Baker WA and last but certainly not least, Whistler B.C., significant new snowfall looks pretty bleak, except for Whistler.

 

So, make your best guess when your usual ski area will get another 2+ feet of new snow over a 2-3 day period.  My home mountain is Mammoth, sitting on a 1.5-2 foot base.  My guess is plus or minus a few days of January 1st before it gets to a 4 foot+ base.

 

What does your Magic 8 ball tell you?

post #2 of 31

2009

post #3 of 31

If I knew that.............Pigs could fly.

post #4 of 31
Thread Starter 
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If I knew that.............Pigs could fly.

I am guessing if you KNEW that, then you would share the winning lotto numbers with us too. To early for a guess huh?

post #5 of 31

next best chance is Christmas eve/day but really noone knows.

 

Last year we already had 2 foot plus storms and one 4 foot storm.

post #6 of 31
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Originally Posted by crgildart View Post

2009

Your Magic 8 ball is broken buddy.

 

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Originally Posted by BushwackerinPA View Post

next best chance is Christmas eve/day but really noone knows.

 

Last year we already had 2 foot plus storms and one 4 foot storm.

Of course no one KNOWSrolleyes.gif  But check back in a few weeks and see how your guess panned out.

And ya, last year I was skiing powder in November and that rarely happens for me.
 

 

post #7 of 31
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I am guessing if you KNEW that, then you would share the winning lotto numbers with us too. To early for a guess huh?



To be honest and I'm no Meteorologist.wink.gif It's not going to Snow till after the first week of Jan. in the PNW.

post #8 of 31

Sometime next year.

 

Last December I skied 11 days. nonono2.gif

post #9 of 31
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Originally Posted by liv2 ski View Post

I am bored and yearning for snow.  Doing a quick scan of the 10 day weather forecasts for Mammoth Lakes CA, Alta UT, Jackson Hole WY, Mt Baker WA and last but certainly not least, Whistler B.C., significant new snowfall looks pretty bleak, except for Whistler.

 



I'm not sure where you're getting a forecast for significant snowfall for Whistler. Their forecast is for 13cm, with freezing level jumping up to 1300m.

 

Alyeska is getting snow.

post #10 of 31
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I'm not sure where you're getting a forecast for significant snowfall for Whistler. Their forecast is for 13cm, with freezing level jumping up to 1300m.

 

Alyeska is getting snow.

Like I said, looking at the 10 day forecast, they appeared to have the most potential of the resorts I looked at.
 

 

post #11 of 31

If I knew that, I could be rich.  Clearly there is not a meteorologist out there that knows the answer this year.  

post #12 of 31

The rest of you are all fence-sitting wimps.  duel.gif

 

I am not afraid to make a prediction.

 

January 3, 2012 is the date of the next big snowfall.  It will start out in the Sierra Nevada, build strength in the Rockies, and then blanket Iowa with two feet of snow just in time to utterly screw up balloting in the caucuses.

 

You heard it here first.

 

 

 

 

 

 

post #13 of 31

We got a reported 7cm (3inches) two nights ago at Sun Peaks but outside the snow plot measuring area it was mostly10cm and 15cm in the alpine. Right now SP is reporting 70+cm (2 feet) at mid mountain and 92+cm (3feet) in the alpine. With 101 runs of 122 open we are doing ok but another foot before Xmas is needed to get the rest of the mountain open. SP is a great cruising, not too rocky mountain and is always the place to be in the poor snow years.

post #14 of 31

I'm waiting for the first two inches of natural snow at Bristol...

 

It's a good thing they have awesome snow making.

post #15 of 31
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The rest of you are all fence-sitting wimps.  duel.gif

 

I am not afraid to make a prediction.

 

January 3, 2012 is the date of the next big snowfall.  It will start out in the Sierra Nevada, build strength in the Rockies, and then blanket Iowa with two feet of snow just in time to utterly screw up balloting in the caucuses.

 

You heard it here first.

 

 

 

 

 

 




I hope so it will keep the old neo-con republicans away from voting.

post #16 of 31

Agree with Bob Peters. Don't see much chance of a pattern change until 2012. but starting to look like there could be one around new Years. I'll say Jan. 2.

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I hope so it will keep the old neo-con republicans away from voting.



Ooh -- I'm with you, buddy, but duck.  

post #18 of 31

Here is an interesting article posted to on the snow about the La Nina weather patterns. Hopefully the storms shift North sooner than later, and early Jan brings lot's of snow to the Sierras, Rockies and PACNWEST. Possessing little knowledge of weather patterns I will not hazard a guess but rooting for the early January pattern shift.

 

http://www.onthesnow.com/news/379/a/105372/wheres-the-snow-and-whens-it-coming

 

Lee

post #19 of 31

In wisconsin we might get one storm of about a foot a year, otherwise its just a couple of inches at a time for a grand total of about 50 inches... So far it snowed about 4" in mid november and nothing since.

post #20 of 31
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So, make your best guess when your usual ski area will get another 2+ feet of new snow over a 2-3 day period

 



Next full moon.  Guaranteed!

 

post #21 of 31

Could you be a little more precise like will it be AM or PM?
 

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Originally Posted by Bob Peters View Post

The rest of you are all fence-sitting wimps.  duel.gif

 

I am not afraid to make a prediction.

 

January 3, 2012 is the date of the next big snowfall.  It will start out in the Sierra Nevada, build strength in the Rockies, and then blanket Iowa with two feet of snow just in time to utterly screw up balloting in the caucuses.

 

You heard it here first.

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

post #22 of 31

Never.  

post #23 of 31

Mid January--------Alta

post #24 of 31
Thread Starter 

Damn 10 day forecast has 0 snow and many 50 degree days forecasted for Mammothfrown.gif  Damn Global Warmingz.  Now I will be skipping my second paid for trip of the year on next Thursdaymad.gif

post #25 of 31

Next Thursday at kicking horse it will snow 2', cause that's when I'll be there. 

post #26 of 31

Monday?  Two feet not likely but this forecast is down in town.  I can hope that Sunday will be more snow than rain up at 5K on the mountain.  I will drive up early Monday morning and check it out for a few hours.  I'll take two inches of natural on Monday as long as they have some decent terrain open. 

 

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Tomorrow

Jan 1

Monday

Jan 2

Tuesday

Jan 3

Wednesday

Jan 4

Thursday

Jan 5
Showers

Showers

Snow Showers

Snow Showers

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

Mostly Cloudy

Mostly Cloudy

Hi:
55°
Lo:
24°
Hi:
28°
Lo:
15°
Hi:
20°
Lo:
14°
Hi:
31°
Lo:
23°
Hi:
37°
Lo:
29°

 

post #27 of 31

We finally seem to have some snow, but still under a 2 foot base and the bottom of the mountain.  That's not a problem for most of the area it affects, tho, because they are pretty good at clearing the rocks out here.

post #28 of 31

2 days ago.  Crystal Mt. WA has gotten 28" over the past 3 days, Which is close enough yahoo.gif.  Been home for the Holidays from NE Utah and just got lucky.  It is almost time to go back to Utah for some more groomer zooming.

 

Would try and bring some back to Utah, but it is Northwest powder so you probably would not want it.  

post #29 of 31

Sorry guys, just upping my post numbers.

post #30 of 31

 

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Would try and bring some back to Utah, but it is Northwest powder so you probably would not want it. 

 

I'll take it. Better than no powder in all circumstances.biggrin.gif

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