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post #31 of 57
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head on over now! plenty of fresh left and more on the way this week. 



 



I heeded this advice.  The leftovers were quite tasty.  It's like the whole mountain was gravy and we were biscuits.

 

I'll be back on Thursday.

 

post #32 of 57

Just came back in from my 3rd walk this evening and between what is still falling and what's expected to fall, there should be fresh face shots for everyone through Friday.

 

Finndog, after I sent that text from DIA this morning I could never have imagined how this week would be lining up. Quick lunch with my daughter at DU with sunny 50 degree temps, then crawling through Rabbit Ears a few hours later in whiteout conditions should have been a good indicator.. Snow packed but in good shape, and it hasn't stopped.

 

Day #1 begins tomorrow on BMX 108s...

 

(side note...if anyone should ever doubt the prognostication powers of Finndog, I'm going on record to say back in early February he called for the dump this week. His words "I hope it pukes on you" will be forever etched in my brain, like the first run tomorrow morning. 

post #33 of 57

WOW!!! NJoy the POW fellow Bears. Great report....as it happened!

The Steamboat Vortex is ON! Wish I could steal away for this, but it ain't happening.

Been there several times, wake up and have 7" at the base area, then ride up and find 2 feet of PUFF.

Being from SoFLA, I would recommend a snorkel.

And yes, wait to do any surgery for as long as you can stand the discomfort. My shoulder has been on hold for 4 years, though I do miss golf.

The rehab times are long,

 

post #34 of 57

Sitting here in Winter Park, the 80-100mph winds are rattling the windows.  Making the drive back up to the boat sounds like a real good idea, except that I don't think my legs could cash the checks that my eyes would write.  I think today will be a slackish day then it's back to the boat on Thursday.

 

Man, yesterday was pretty darn good!  We mostly skied cut up pow but it was so soft and deep!  Did manage to find plenty of crotch and belt deep (I'm a fairly tall dude) shots in the trees.  Visibility was very challenging most of the day but ya know, the trees at SB are fairly hospitable =)

post #35 of 57
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Sitting here in Winter Park, the 80-100mph winds are rattling the windows.  Making the drive back up to the boat sounds like a real good idea, except that I don't think my legs could cash the checks that my eyes would write.  I think today will be a slackish day then it's back to the boat on Thursday.

 

Man, yesterday was pretty darn good!  We mostly skied cut up pow but it was so soft and deep!  Did manage to find plenty of crotch and belt deep (I'm a fairly tall dude) shots in the trees.  Visibility was very challenging most of the day but ya know, the trees at SB are fairly hospitable =)



 

Happy for you bump. Figure out where those winds will be depositing the snow for later today or tomorrow and you might end up needing a snorkel.

post #36 of 57

Good on ya' Bump. You sure that your legs can't cash that check? Whatever you decide on, I'm sure that you'll make the most of any opportunity. See you soon and drive safely.

post #37 of 57

^^^Thanks, Baz.  The winds seem to be abating here.  Guess it's time to head to the mountain and see what kind of balance my legs have today =)

post #38 of 57

Warm temps moved in and consolidated all the snow into really heavy wet stuff.   Still fun skiing up there, but super heavy thigh-burner snow, my legs are shot.  But lots of snow = fun no matter how you cut it.

post #39 of 57

Have you had any wind issues yesterday and today? Up in SE Wyoming its been SCREAMING!

 

post #40 of 57

Isn't it always screaming wind in Wyoming? wink.gif  It's windy up top, but not enough to shut down any lifts just yet.  Definitely going to create some dangerous wind slabs in the bc but lifts are still spinning and it's bearable wind to ski in.

post #41 of 57
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Isn't it always screaming wind in Wyoming? wink.gif  It's windy up top, but not enough to shut down any lifts just yet.  Definitely going to create some dangerous wind slabs in the bc but lifts are still spinning and it's bearable wind to ski in.



LMAO.  I went to school at the University of Wyoming and grew up in Cheyenne.  I remember one day, crossing Prexies Pasture, that the flag was laying limp against the flagpole.  I couldn't remember ever noticing that before.

 

Mike

 

post #42 of 57
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LMAO.  I went to school at the University of Wyoming and grew up in Cheyenne.  I remember one day, crossing Prexies Pasture, that the flag was laying limp against the flagpole.  I couldn't remember ever noticing that before.

 

Mike

 


WYOWINDSOCK.JPG

 

post #43 of 57

smile.gif Great pic segbrown!

 

I used to live in Lander.  Not so windy there.

post #44 of 57

Haha, not always windy, but we've had a few really bad days (yesterday and today) and a few really good days (no wind on the day of the 27" dump). I havn't been up to the ski area today but im guessing its all drifted thick crap. Glad to hear steamboat can keep the lifts spinning! I think its finally winter, I hope it sticks around long enough for some good summer skiing.

post #45 of 57
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You sure that your legs can't cash that check? 


Ha!  Good call, Baz.  Got 19k' at the Jane today.  It got warm here too.  The bottom 1k' or so definitely got a little moist.

 

I'll be back at the 'boat tomorrow but I'll be on my own.  Anyone want to meet up?

 

 

post #46 of 57
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Ha!  Good call, Baz.  Got 19k' at the Jane today.  It got warm here too.  The bottom 1k' or so definitely got a little moist.

 

I'll be back at the 'boat tomorrow but I'll be on my own.  Anyone want to meet up?

 

 


Sure, get off the gondola, take a left over the edge is Whiteout. Go down Whiteout and head up the Storm Peak chair, ski down past Four Points and hit Nelson's run and head back up and do Twister, Tornado and then head over to Storm Peak. Hike up a little ways by the weather station and hit Christmas Tree chutes.

 

I'll be there in spirit only but i'll be thinking of it the whole time.
 

 

post #47 of 57
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Sure, get off the gondola, take a left over the edge is Whiteout. Go down Whiteout and head up the Storm Peak chair, ski down past Four Points and hit Nelson's run and head back up and do Twister, Tornado and then head over to Storm Peak. Hike up a little ways by the weather station and hit Christmas Tree chutes.

 

I'll be there in spirit only but i'll be thinking of it the whole time.
 

 



 

Lars, this is really, really close to the route we took to start the day yesterday.  I never ski the 'boat or Drunken Frenchman without thinking of you.

post #48 of 57

There is no better place to be when it's puking freaq. Was in Colorado the 9th thru the 13th. Were you there?

post #49 of 57
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There is no better place to be when it's puking freaq. Was in Colorado the 9th thru the 13th. Were you there?



 

I woulda looked you up!  I've only been here three days so far...... good days!

post #50 of 57
Thans for posting that video. I was about 50 people back in line for first tracks. They say the line extended back to Sportstalker. I've been skiing SteAmboat for 21 years and the last time I experienced conditions like this was Jan. 96. Island 5'5" and couldn't see or breathe 90% of the time. now I not only have the memories but I've replayed your video several times. I'm in the boat for another week and doing powder cats on Monday ,I can't believe it will come close.
post #51 of 57

Not to beat a dead horse because I'm sure people are sick of hearing about how awesome Monday was, but I have to post up a link to this video too.  It's not mine, but it's the best video I've seen yet from Monday.  And the guy in this video is a pretty tall guy.  Yes, this is exactly what it was like:

post #52 of 57


i dont live in the mountains or any where near, but for you guys that do how many times a season (or is it not that often) do you encounter these conditions?
 

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Not to beat a dead horse because I'm sure people are sick of hearing about how awesome Monday was, but I have to post up a link to this video too.  It's not mine, but it's the best video I've seen yet from Monday.  And the guy in this video is a pretty tall guy.  Yes, this is exactly what it was like:



 

post #53 of 57


Lived her 10 years and have only missed 1 or 2 big powder days in that time (none with totals remotely close to Monday), and in that time I have never had anything really that close to what Monday was.... and I've had a lot of reeeeally big powder days (definitely a few 20"ers, too many to remember 12-19" days).  Yeah '96 was big here too, so some of the longtimers have had a day or two like Monday, but no that's not commonplace.  Now that's for here.  Can't speak for other mountain towns and other states, but for Colorado, these conditions don't happen often.  It wasn't just the depth because for many places 27"+ isn't out of the norm, but it was the lightness of the snow... it was soooooo light.
 

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i dont live in the mountains or any where near, but for you guys that do how many times a season (or is it not that often) do you encounter these conditions?
 



 



 

post #54 of 57


is there any where in the world that has regular big fluffy dumps like this?
 

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Lived her 10 years and have only missed 1 or 2 big powder days in that time (none with totals remotely close to Monday), and in that time I have never had anything really that close to what Monday was.... and I've had a lot of reeeeally big powder days (definitely a few 20"ers, too many to remember 12-19" days).  Yeah '96 was big here too, so some of the longtimers have had a day or two like Monday, but no that's not commonplace.  Now that's for here.  Can't speak for other mountain towns and other states, but for Colorado, these conditions don't happen often.  It wasn't just the depth because for many places 27"+ isn't out of the norm, but it was the lightness of the snow... it was soooooo light.
 



 



 

post #55 of 57
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is there any where in the world that has regular big fluffy dumps like this?
 



 



ALta/Bird...but not this year.  Niseko Japan seems to do well.  It's all a gamble unless you can travel at the last minute.  I'm glad this one worked out for me.  It's usually dumping the day after my vacation ends.

 

post #56 of 57
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Originally Posted by rossymcg View Post


i dont live in the mountains or any where near, but for you guys that do how many times a season (or is it not that often) do you encounter these conditions?
 



 


Damn......that vid is crazy

 

 

post #57 of 57
Thread Starter 

dont forget BC, they get plenty of big days. 

 

I am sure will TAM will agree even a day with a foot fo super blower over a good base of settle but soft snow is pretty frickin amazing. The trees up there get a lot of snow that blows in and settles. A day with a foot means finding 2 foot pockets. there are several areas that act as basins and collect a lot of snow......

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