New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Pattern change out West? - Page 2

post #31 of 43

I'm sure there's some fun to be had. I skied there a couple of weeks ago. Had some fun on the groomers. Hard to imagine that much off piste stuff will be much good. But all you can do is all you can do. A couple of decent storms would turn it around.Just don't see much on horizon. Things change though. Thankfully.

post #32 of 43

Here is something to really worry about.

http://www.squaw.com/snow-report

a 3" base on top.  that's truly coal in the stocking for Squaw

post #33 of 43
Quote:
Originally Posted by SnowbirdDevotee View Post

What?  Catherine's is open,  Supreme is open. Little Cloud and Gad II are open.  Even Honeycomb Canyon appears to be open.  That's plenty of skiing. 
 



 



 

roflmao.gifroflmao.gifOpen and worth skiing are two very different thingsroflmao.gifroflmao.gif

post #34 of 43

http://www.crh.noaa.gov/images/bou/showimages/JAN-FEB-MAR_2012_Outlook.pdf

 

Here is the why and what may come...forecast does expect above average chances for la nina type pattern for NW Colorado, which would apply to Utah as well, for Jan to Mar.

post #35 of 43

Honeycomb was open for one, maybe two days.  It is closed now, and probably shouldn't have been opened in the first place as there was more than a couple of feet of snow to begin with.  The natural bases are really bad right now.

post #36 of 43
Quote:
Originally Posted by JakeTheBuckeye View Post

Honeycomb was open for one, maybe two days.  It is closed now, and probably shouldn't have been opened in the first place as there was more than a couple of feet of snow to begin with.  The natural bases are really bad right now.



Although yeah, the base depth sucks, Honeycomb has been open for a week and is still open. 

post #37 of 43

Well lets hope we get a large dump. I am traveling to Vail from the UK on 20th January. I skied whistler last year and it was epic and was hoping Vail would be the same.

 

Anyone now the amount of snow needed to get the Back bowls open?

post #38 of 43
Thread Starter 
Tried to change Aspen trip to Whistler but plane change fees made it not worth it. For better or worse we will be in Aspen on 1/14. Don't need miracles just a decent storm or two prior to our arrival to freshen things up!
post #39 of 43
Quote:
Originally Posted by gores95 View Post

Tried to change Aspen trip to Whistler but plane change fees made it not worth it. For better or worse we will be in Aspen on 1/14. Don't need miracles just a decent storm or two prior to our arrival to freshen things up!


I think you'll be ok.  Aspen's a great town and you will have fun either way!  Where you staying?

 

post #40 of 43


Really?  That's strange, I know it was closed on Friday.  Just checked Solitude's website and it says it's closed today as well.

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by BobMc View Post



Although yeah, the base depth sucks, Honeycomb has been open for a week and is still open. 



 

post #41 of 43
Quote:
Originally Posted by JakeTheBuckeye View Post


Really?  That's strange, I know it was closed on Friday.  Just checked Solitude's website and it says it's closed today as well.

 



 



How did you know it was closed?  The website has claimed it was closed all season, they haven't updated that part of the page.  If you'll notice down in the "message board" portion of the snow report they correctly list it as open.  The lift hasn't opened yet this season, but the canyon has been open since Dec 17th.  (Of course it doesn't open till after 10am or so and closes at 3pm, possibly you just miss-timed it?)

 

PS  Just cause it's open doesn't mean I recommend skiing it, heh.  (It's a bit boney)

post #42 of 43

Yeah, I wouldn't recommend skiing it either. I ski there all the time, but may have spaced the gate hours on Friday.  Doesn't mean I would have skiied it if I could have!  :)

post #43 of 43
Quote:
Originally Posted by NayBreak View Post

http://www.crh.noaa.gov/images/bou/showimages/JAN-FEB-MAR_2012_Outlook.pdf

 

Here is the why and what may come...forecast does expect above average chances for la nina type pattern for NW Colorado, which would apply to Utah as well, for Jan to Mar.



 

 

Thats a whole lot of pages to basically say there's a 33% chance for higher precip., and a 50/50 chance for colder temps. I'm just hoping things return to normal, and central CO gets some decent snowfall.

 

The temps here in the PNW have spiked and we are getting some precip but its the wet, non snow kind of precip at the moment. Should switch back to snow this evening. Fingers crossed! However, I don't think the incoming storms are forecast to break to the south after crossing the Cascades.

 

I'm thinking Tahoe and the Sierras need to get hit, and a storm track due East to slam into the Wasatch and the Rockies. I know you CO and UT Bears don't care where the strom comes from, just that it comes.

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Resorts, Conditions & Travel