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post #31 of 55
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Originally Posted by JayT View Post

Tahoe / Mammoth is going to go off the second half of January.  It has to snow.  Just wait.


I hope you are correct.  Looking at the 8-14 day forecasts for Mammoth, Alta, Ut and Jackson Hole made me want to cry, as there isn't any significant dumpage in the forecasts.frown.gif  I have already passed on two paid for trips to Mammoth, have another scheduled about the 20th and I am suppose to be in UT for a week starting on the 27th.  I guess I totally jinxed myself buying two new pairs of skis for the season and booking a bunch of trips early on.  At this point, I am just praying it dumps for my week in Tahoe on Feb 20 or the season will be a total waste for me.

post #32 of 55

Latest with no skiing since 1980, altho I did lose most of two different seasons due to injury. SE PA is open, but with so little at Elk and Phil's favorite, Blue, it's not worth even a 80 min. drive. The daily reports from Stowe are encouraging and I'm thinking about heading to VT week of 1/23. Any good lodging deals at Stowe b/c of slowness?

 

Huhh, I did my right ACL 7 years ago (at the first ESA East) when I was 62. Also a little cartilage tear and MCL strain. Went to a great surgeon in Philly, got a cadaver tendon transplant, did my PT religiously, surgery at beginning of February, back on my road bike by late April, had a full season the next year using a custom brace, now I don't even think about it. Sooner you get it done the sooner it'll be usable.

post #33 of 55

Nothin in NC. I got a few days in at Christmass in Ontario and a day at Whistler so far. Am heading to Korea in a few weeks and am planning on packing the boots.

I wish us all luck ( was a good year for LS to choose to teach in Ontario)

 

post #34 of 55

Well, it was a great weekend here in Southern New England for Mountain biking. Softens the blow a bit.

 

Looking forward to my 4 days at Smuggs in cpl weeks; assuming, like Stowe, at the very least it will be 'good enough' , but might veer toward "F%$* Yeah!!"

 

Going to hit up some groomers in Southern Vermont next weekend.

post #35 of 55
Eight inches of new snow at Copper Mountain yesterday, with similar amounts in most of Colorado's northern and central mountains. Conditions have changed, and there's snow again in the forecast for Wednesday.

Could be a sign that the weather patterns are changing, as the long-range forecasts had predicted.

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Best regards,
Bob
post #36 of 55
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Originally Posted by JayT View Post

Out west, why the heck would I fly to the east when I could go to BC or Whistler or even Jackson Hole or Alaska?  So... yeah, that won't happen.


Pssst!  Don't tell anyone, but Whistler is in BC.

 

Even our locals are being luke warm about getting to the mountains and we have 125" of base.  The year is low-normal but the buzz is about the places that don't have snow, so it bleeds over to the general public here.  It's OK by me.

 

post #37 of 55

Meanwhile back on the Ranch. Oregon is struggling to keep it's head above water. Only 2 Mountains have enough base to ski on. Any warming and or holiday ski vacation crowd will take the base down to rocks again. Kind of like

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post #38 of 55
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Originally Posted by butryon View Post

Bummer on the ACL.

seasons not DOA, I am just amped after last year starting the first part of November. I have blown so much money on college, going the first week or two because of no snow and then either flunking out or getting W's because it started to snow after two weeks of classes. Its coming! two weeks, just go pay your tuition, or sell your powder skis. I do feel bad for the shops. Rec./casual skiers are all taking back their xmas gifts in exchange for golf clubs and donuts. I hope they get even fatter.



 

 

Busting on rec skiiers? 

You might as well just go the ski bum route now...Flunking out because it snows?  Yeah, just go full ski bum now. Save your (or your parents) money. 

Im sure we will see you back here in a few years bitching because you dont have insurance. 

post #39 of 55
Thread Starter 

yeah but at least he will be doing what he likes! 

post #40 of 55

My (obvious) point was to go to Whistler or other parts of BC.  I'm aware of where Whistler is located.
 

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Originally Posted by Posaune View Post


Pssst!  Don't tell anyone, but Whistler is in BC.

 

Even our locals are being luke warm about getting to the mountains and we have 125" of base.  The year is low-normal but the buzz is about the places that don't have snow, so it bleeds over to the general public here.  It's OK by me.

 



 

post #41 of 55
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Originally Posted by JayT View Post

My (obvious) point was to go to Whistler or other parts of BC.  I'm aware of where Whistler is located.

 

You're right, it was obvious.  I was just trying to be annoying.  It seemed to work.
 

 

post #42 of 55

Been skiing in the Poconos each weekend, but mountains may run out of water credits and then there is no man-made snow either.

 

Hope that doesn't happen to the breweries.

post #43 of 55

Killington, with all the gun snow, has a decent although small mix of trials. My wife said Saturday was excllent with empty lift lines and yesterday also empty but quickly becoming icy. Due to prostrate surgery 3 weeks ago, I will not be able ski until February so if I had to pick a season to be poor, this would be it.

 

Finn - I have a trip to Steamboat planned 2/4-11. How's it look there ?????????????????

 

Falcon_O aka Charlie

post #44 of 55

Keep it up, CO!! Finally some snow this past weekend. Several more feet are needed to really shape things up though.

post #45 of 55

We ran the A/C in the house and cars all weekend.  Not much cooler up in the mountains, but another cold front is headed here fast thank GAWD!. 

Blow baby blow!!!!!!!

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post #46 of 55

I should not have made the Jelly Donut comment, sorry.

For what its worth, I am fully self sustainable with insurance and all( and still ski 5-7 days a week). Before I offended the obese, I was more or less trying to say that it will snow but the ski industry is taking a big hit. I do want lots of people to learn how to ski, fat or not. Some of these people will make a choice to change their lives for the better and be more than a rec. skier, which will increase their health and quality of life. I just wish they would keep their new gear and not swap for golf clubs or donuts. Maybe take their ski lessons over spring break, boost my local ski area's economy and stay open longer due to the late arrival of snow. I am being selfish here because I love using the chair for BC access into May, and spring is traditionally when we get all our snow anyway. Recreational skiers fund this sport and introduce our future rippers to the good life. Donut eaters raise everyones insurance to the point of having to work two jobs to keep your family going.......Less skiing, or none. Sorry I offended the rec. skier, but the obese can suck it.

Ryon 

post #47 of 55

Im not FAT!

 

Just filled out nicely.

 

:-P

post #48 of 55

Stratton was pretty good on Sunday, no crowds so even better on my scale!

post #49 of 55

Over, did you say over

 

 

 

post #50 of 55
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Originally Posted by Finndog View Post

To me, its still very early in the season and no real cause to panic as one or two good storms can turn a mountain around. but given the current weather are you already thinking about other sports or planning on that Caribbean vacation?  Shop guys, is your shop treading water?  At what point do you think if we don't get snow we hit the DOA mark? 



In Europe we had a slow start too. Everybody was thinking it would become a poor year. Buying tickets to fly to the US because it would be a La Nina year (I did too).

BUT... then Powder Alert # 8, 9 en 10 followed quick after each other and we had over 200cm snowfall in 48(?) hours. It is really winter now in the northern alps (Italy is still dry).

So don't give up hope. What hasn't come down yet stil has to come biggrin.gif. At least I hope! Would be a major bummer to fly to Utah to go hiking...

post #51 of 55

I was riding up the lift Saturday at Berkshire East here in Mass and I snapped this pic- something about the whole scene was just surreal.  Totally incongruous.

 

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I don't know what to say about any of the weather, but this image flips me out.

post #52 of 55

Storm coming for the East tonight and tomorrow calling for 3-7' in Southern VT. Hopefully this is the start of a change in the pattern!

 

Going to UT in mid-February and keeping my fingers crossed. Right now Okemo has a deeper base that PCMR??

post #53 of 55

 

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Originally Posted by NYSkier55 View Post

Storm coming for the East tonight and tomorrow calling for 3-7' in Southern VT. Hopefully this is the start of a change in the pattern!

 

Going to UT in mid-February and keeping my fingers crossed. Right now Okemo has a deeper base that PCMR??


 

Three to seven feet should do wonders for the Southern VT resorts  (sorry, couldn't resist) wink.gif 

 

Yes, keep your fingers crossed (or whatever else works for you) as UT is still waiting for winter to arrive.


Edited by NeedToSki - 1/11/12 at 10:31am
post #54 of 55

Way up north its been funny. Cold them warm. A fair bit of snow though. The problem is it gets above zero at leat once a week then back to -10 or so. Got 30+ days in so far but Im holding off with my time off untill the Feb and march dumps to get another 30 or so. PowderKing.com up hear has been getting very good powder days. I would say Ive got 10 days of Powder in at least knee deepers. Only one waist deep day then it rained the next day!! Not normal for one of the coldest Cities on the Planet Ill tell ya! We did manage a few -45 days last week. That was normal. But then again maybe im not for even living hear!!biggrin.gif

post #55 of 55

Hunter has been good, got six days there already, and this past weekend they got some natural snow and have been making around the clock.

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