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Yay for my Tahoe trip in a couple weeks!

 

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Yay for my Tahoe trip in a couple weeks!

 



Yay x2

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The past week has brought a remarkable transformation, just in time for President's Day weekend.  Damn Epic Pass blackouts.  I need to get over to Heavenly and scope things out.  Not that we couldn't use a lot more snow, but the conditions that prevailed when I started this thread are no longer apparent.  We remain below normal, but there is actually snow in the mountains and skiing is getting pretty damn good around Tahoe.

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Cirque you really need to get out and ski with us.  

 

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Yay x2



x3

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Today was absolutely phenomenal at Northstar! 6-8 inches of the finest, driest powder you'll ever see in Tahoe. Lots of sunshine but still sub-freezing, so the snow stayed nice. Uncrowded and lots of opportunity for fresh tracks. Another storm coming this weekend.

Thank you to Jim and Phil for helping me with choosing skis last year...Salomon Sentinels. A lot happened in my life last season and I didn't get them on the hill much, but after today's experience, I couldn't be more satisfied. I've never been too successful in powder or crud, but today was one of those breakthrough days. It was the equipment holding me back, way more than I realized, They took the time to respond to my posts, spend time answering my obsessive questions in the store, and put me on exactly what I wanted for a good price.

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Today was absolutely phenomenal at Northstar! 6-8 inches of the finest, driest powder you'll ever see in Tahoe. Lots of sunshine but still sub-freezing, so the snow stayed nice. Uncrowded and lots of opportunity for fresh tracks. Another storm coming this weekend.
Thank you to Jim and Phil for helping me with choosing skis last year...Salomon Sentinels. A lot happened in my life last season and I didn't get them on the hill much, but after today's experience, I couldn't be more satisfied. I've never been too successful in powder or crud, but today was one of those breakthrough days. It was the equipment holding me back, way more than I realized, They took the time to respond to my posts, spend time answering my obsessive questions in the store, and put me on exactly what I wanted for a good price.
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Phil and I skied Northstar too!  Wish we'd bumped into you (not literally)....would have been fun to make some turns.

 

 

post #278 of 297

Is it still gonna be this good in a week? I sure do hope so (Feb 20-26 is my trip).

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Thread Starter 

No significant snow is currently in the forecast.   The Tahoe Weather Geek has spoken:

 

 

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Feb. 16, 2012     

Tahoe's hopes for a snowy holiday weekend are fading by the hour.

A little storm heading our way Friday night now looks like it will stay mostly north of the basin. It might bring us some clouds, but any snow will be showery and limited, with very light accumulations on Saturday.

The cloud cover will likely hang around until Sunday even if it is not producing much.

Another system heading south from the Gulf of Alaska Sunday night now looks even weaker than the first, so we really are looking at a dry weekend and, yes, another dry extended forecast.

Once these two teases pass by, the ridge of high pressure builds again next week and seems likely to hang on for at least several days, if not longer.

This is just not our winter for snow, folks. But it is not over yet. We've still got more than a month of official winter on the calendar, and the chance for some early spring dumps after that. The forecast models are hinting at a change by next weekend. But we have seen too many hints turn into mirages to count on that now.

See www.tahoeloco.com for updates.

 

 

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Yeah, but Tahoeweatherdiscussion holds out some hope for next weekend:

 

 

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The forecast models have been hinting at a cold trough dropping down the West coast next weekend with snow. It showed up in a few runs of the GFS yesterday and last night and then backed off again today. If the pattern is going to flip I would expect the models to flip-flop over the next several days until they get a handle on it. More tonight. BA

 

Plus, it's going to stay fairly cold for the next few days so the north-facing slopes should hold good snow.

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So, how much did we  they get?  We've been at this so long I feel I'm involved.

 

Seg, did you mount your carvers? or..at least take them out of the box? Now is the time for to get a dumpage.



 

 

Ah, I missed this. They have been removed from the box, and put in my car (don't want them to get lonely), but they are still in plastic. I decided for full effect that i need to bring them to Tahoe next week, so I am not mounting them until I get there. I think I can fit three pairs in my bag if I do it this way.
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how will you get them home? wink.gifyou can  store them in my ski rack; I'll keep them from getting lonely.

 

If the bindings are to come on and off, I have a tap, as do some shops, that makes a re-usable bore.

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Ah, I missed this. They have been removed from the box, and put in my car (don't want them to get lonely), but they are still in plastic. I decided for full effect that i need to bring them to Tahoe next week, so I am not mounting them until I get there. I think I can fit three pairs in my bag if I do it this way.


 

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how will you get them home? wink.gifyou can  store them in my ski rack; I'll keep them from getting lonely.

 

If the bindings are to come on and off, I have a tap, as do some shops, that makes a re-usable bore.



 



 

 

Well, I haven't looked that closely, but the bindings attach to a plate so I figured it wouldn't be too hard to take them off. Or, if they do bring the snow, I might allow someone to babysit them for the rest of the season. Subject to a dry spell, here, of course; then they must be shipped to their proper home immediately. So far so good, we have a few inches a day predicted for the next week....
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Finally as of this still droughty 2/19 Sunday morning, latest NWS long range forecasts are firming up the good probability of a strong cold front with well below usual snow levels moving into California moving in next weekend.  

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Finally as of this still droughty 2/19 Sunday morning, latest NWS long range forecasts are firming up the good probability of a strong cold front with well below usual snow levels moving into California moving in next weekend.  



God, let's hope so. 

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It looks cold but it also sorta looks dry. I'm no meteorologist so who knows.

 

Man last week was good at Kirkwood early on!

 

With the current forecast I once again got in the car and road tripped. This is the third time in just over a month! Pow Mow, Soli, Alta and then on to Colorado for a few. As you can see I'm not a very patient person!!!!!

 

 

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Yeah, the good news is the cold front.  The bad news is that the models suggest little or no moisture to precipitate.  Late week hints at promise.

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 I decided for full effect that i need to bring them to Tahoe next week,


You're welcome.

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The models changed.  Looking for a foot of snow.

 

SHORT TERM... 
  CURRENT WATER VAPOR IMAGERY DEPICTS A DEEP LOW PRESSURE TROUGH SYSTEM 
  SWEEPING SOUTH ACROSS THE WESTERN U.S. TODAY. THIS SYSTEM HAS 
  INCREASED MOISTURE OVER THE SIERRA AND GREAT BASIN WHILE HEIGHTS 
  AND TEMPERATURES HAVE DROPPED THIS MORNING. LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS 
  HAVE BEEN OBSERVED IN THE TAHOE BASIN AND TRUCKEE MEADOWS. THE 
  MAIN AXIS THE TROUGH WILL BE PASSING OVER NORTHERN CA/NV LATER 
  TODAY AND WILL PROVIDE THE DYNAMICS NECESSARY TO PRODUCE SOME 
  ACCUMULATING SNOW IN THE SIERRA AS WELL AS FAR WESTERN NV. 
   
  H700 TEMPS ARE ALREADY AT -11C THIS MORNING AND WILL CONTINUE TO  
  DROP AS THE TROUGH AXIS MOVES OVERHEAD LATER TODAY. THE COLD AIR  
  ALOFT WILL INCREASE INSTABILITY WHICH WILL AIDE IN SNOW SHOWER  
  DEVELOPMENT. THE BEST CHANCE FOR SNOW WILL BE IN THE SIERRA NORTH OF  
  HIGHWAY 50 AND UNDER THE DEFORMATION ZONE OF THE EMBEDDED LOW AS IT  
  PASSES OVER WESTERN NV. GOOD CONFIDENCE THAT A SNOW BAND WILL  
  DEVELOP LATER THIS MORNING IN THE DEFORMATION ZONE, BUT NOT EXACTLY  
  SURE WHERE. THEREFORE, DID NOT ADD ANY AREAS TO TODAY`S WINTER  
  WEATHER ADVISORY AND CONTINUED IT FOR TAHOE AS IS. SNOW LEVELS ARE  
  CURRENTLY AT VALLEY FLOORS AND WILL REMAIN THERE THROUGH THE DAY  
  WITH LIGHT ACCUMULATION POSSIBLE IN WESTERN NV VALLEYS. 3 TO 6 
  INCHES EXPECTED AT LAKE LEVEL IN THE TAHOE BASIN WITH UP TO A FOOT 
  POSSIBLE ABOVE 7000 FEET.
post #290 of 297

It's snowing at our rental house in Tahoe Vista!

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I got a solid foot at my house, elev 6330' on the North Shore. Will this fix the conditions on the hill, no. However, it is a start. Skiing might be decent by Thursday. 

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Looks like Winter is finally starting??

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Suffice to say I won't be posting motorcycle trip reports from the Sierra for quite a while.  It is nuking!

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Suffice to say I won't be posting motorcycle trip reports from the Sierra for quite a while.  It is nuking!



Are you coming up to ski?  We have a bed for you.  Although you may have to share it with Ziggy.

 

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I'd love to...my knee not so much.

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I'd love to...my knee not so much.



We have duct tape.  We can just tape it back together and you'll be good as .......silver!

 

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Maybe with Opedix?
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