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New Years at Stevens Pass

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I realize that Tahoe, Utah and most of the rest of the country have had a tough time with not enough snow.  I hope things turns around, soon.

 

Those of us in the Pacific Northwest been more fortunate; other than cold dry weather the first three weeks of December, we've had a good season so far.  I have been able to ski every weekend since the November 18 opening date.   Stevens Pass has received 6" overnight, with a 63" base and a total of 156" of snowfall so far, and more on the way.  I think the "low snow cover" warning signs are ready to come down. 

 

I celebrated New Years Eve by skiing till 10pm (Stevens is open for night skiing Thursdays-Mondays).  Here's the view from in front of the lodge when we arrived.

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 Then returning to ski New Years Day.

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Life is good.  I hope Tahoe gets lots of snow in time for the Gathering.

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We're mowing the grass and watering the landscaping here.

 

I think it's time Desiredusername became "MoreTahoeSnow" devil.gif

 

 

We're getting desperate.

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Nice pics!

 

I spent New Year's Day running on a perfectly dry bench trail in shorts. SUBMIT

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I had to look at that second picture for quite a while before I realized it's from Tye Mill.

 

It is, isn't it?

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Might be a few more out of staters headed to the PNW if the snow pack doesn't improve else where. Record crowds at Stevens on Dec. 30th. But I guess when the ski area reports 15" of fresh, that is to be expected. Just hope this brief warm front gets out of here real quick, and gets back to cold temps, and snow...

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Might be a few more out of staters headed to the PNW if the snow pack doesn't improve else where.

Nah, won't happen.  We've got a bad rep and they'll just keep going places with no snow because they heard that it rains here.  It does, too: Baker is closed today due to heavy rain and strong winds, though it's also reporting a base of 100".
 

 

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Shhhh......why are you telling people about Stevens..... already too crowded!

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I had to look at that second picture for quite a while before I realized it's from Tye Mill.

 

It is, isn't it?



Very good.  Yes, it's Tye Mill, taken from the start of Crest Trail, right when it branches off from Skid Road.  BTW, that's me in the back, very middle of the pic, after hitting a not-too-bad mogul run on the upper part of Roller Coaster.

 

Cirquerider, funny thing:  beforeI went to Schweitzer they hadn't had any new snow in 3-4 weeks.  It snowed while I was there.  I figure the locals have me to thank.  Since I'm planning to come to the Gathering, maybe that's when the snow will come, too.  If you want to pay me tribute (as yet undisclosed amount of $$, or maybe a pair of Bones/Cochise/Watea 98/DPS 112 or 99),  I'll see what I can do about making that happen. wink.gif

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by Posaune View Post

Nah, won't happen.  We've got a bad rep and they'll just keep going places with no snow because they heard that it rains here.  It does, too: Baker is closed today due to heavy rain and strong winds, though it's also reporting a base of 100".
 

 



Right, raining at Stevens now. Wet, heavy snow. Sucky snow here in the PNW. Move along. Nothing to see here....

 

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