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Just got off the phone with the resort that I work at... the season is over frown.gif. The last 3 days have been around 15 degrees Celsius. We went from full blown winter to closed with no snow in a matter of 4 days. I'm crushed... I was so looking forward to skiing in the warm temps this week. Oh well, have to look on the bright side: Sunday was the most fun day at work of the entire season. Skiing in shorts and a t-shirt, snowball fights on the hill... I'll miss this season. Anyone else in the same boat?

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post #3 of 19

Here in the midwest most resorts are done as well.

post #4 of 19
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Ec, do you know how much I hate you right now?biggrin.gif Also, this year seems to be an anomaly in terms of the end of the season. I don't think I have ever skied in weather as warm as the last couple days. Our ski hill is built on the floodway around our city (135 ft vertical), so when the spring melt begins, the bottom of our lifts usually end up underwater, ending the season, even though the snow lasts for another two weeks. This usually happens before the warm weather. All I know is that lots of resorts will be hit hard by this early melt taking away the revenues from spring break.

post #5 of 19

Yeah, crazy year indeed. I skied perfect corn snow last Friday morning here in WI (mid-30s temps), the resort closed end of the day on Monday due to 60-70 degrees forecasted through the week after Saturday & Sunday being in the 60's. Never seen it make such a dramatic change in a few days time.

 

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And today, Tahoe is preparing for a 6 ft storm.  Flights from the midwest come into Reno every day...........just saying. 

post #7 of 19
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No perfect corn here. By the end of Sunday, you could tuck the whole hill (not very much, I know), stay in that tuck, and the friction would stop you before you hit the lift line. Moguls were fun though :)

post #8 of 19
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Originally Posted by Trekchick View Post

And today, Tahoe is preparing for a 6 ft storm.  Flights from the midwest come into Reno every day...........just saying. 



Be careful.  A boatload of snow piling up on top of terrain that has been above freezing for  the previous couple of days can be extremely unstable.. just sayin'  heed any warningswink.gif

post #9 of 19
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Originally Posted by lonetree View Post

Yeah, crazy year indeed. I skied perfect corn snow last Friday morning here in WI (mid-30s temps), the resort closed end of the day on Monday due to 60-70 degrees forecasted through the week after Saturday & Sunday being in the 60's. Never seen it make such a dramatic change in a few days time.

 


It's crazy!  I take it your also a Cascade Mountain skier.  My daughter and I were up there on Saturday.  The webcam pictures look horrible.

 

See you next season!
 

 

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Yeah I get a pass at Cascade as I live nearby. I typically only ski for 2-4 hours at a time, as I get bored. I wish I would have taken a picture Friday morning, the corduroy looked awesome. I only skied until about noon, but it was great spring conditions. I can imagine it was bad by Saturday & Sunday though, maybe even Friday night after the snow was all sloughed off & it was all ice.

 

post #11 of 19

I ski at Lutsen in Northern Minnesota and it too went from being great to being brown in one week.  forecast here for teh week end - sunny and temps around 78 F.  I think last week end was my last.  Luckily I have a week at Big White in Kelowna BC next week where temps are still cold and its still snowing. 

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Wow, you know it was huge when Lutsen goes that fast! I would imagine everything in northern Michigan would be done too then, after just getting a couple of feet of snow about a week ago.

 

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This is just bizzare.  2 years ago we thought we had a really warm March, but this year is way beyond.  Is pretty typical to get a warm day or two, but a 14 day stretch of temps in the 60-70's is unheard of in the Upper Midwest.  Needless to say records being set every day.  81 in Traverse City, MI this week?

 

That said, the big resorts in Northern Michigan are still open with most of their terrain this weekend.  Nubs, Boyne, Crystal.  I think they've got enough snow to keep a few runs open for another week.  Heck, Nubs has their spring Mardi Gras for next weekend. Boyne has their Carnival weekend this week.

 

This is so strange especially after the mega-dump two weeks ago.  I thought we were going to be setting-up for a nice March.

post #14 of 19

It blows -- 2 weeks ago I was skiing here in the Midwest -- now this past week it has been hitting 80 degrees everyday. It doesn't help hearing everyone going on about how nice it is.  I turned on our air conditioner Monday.

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ll probably be getting about another 60 ski days..maybe more. The past 2 weeks have been non stop, and it's just getting good.

 

Pic from today.

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Its been a rough year in Colorado.

 

At Sunlight, it went like this...

 

6" of snow the day after opening day.

No other snow all of December.

No snow in January until late January, when they got 15 inches. Of course, I was skiing Steamboat that weekend, and Steamboat got both less snow and a lot more people skiing it.

February- pretty dry first half, but at least some minor accumulation. Last week of the month it snows 25", and it finally seems like the season is getting going.

End of February, a lot of the good lines on the mountain have adequate coverage.

March- No snow, 50-60*temps every day.  Its beyond what is normal mid-april conditions in terms of slush, and what's worse is that there just isn't a base to melt through like most years.

 

I'm very sad.

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The smaller local hills in New England are all starting to wind down. Some of them barely got going this winter.

I've given up hope for a massive Nor'easter as it looks be ~70 for the next week or so. Time to dust off the golf clubs.
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Upstate/Central NY is done. Our local mtn - Greek Peak - was supposed to be open today for pond skimming day, but sent an email out yesterday that they were closing yesterday afternoon.  Totally sucky winter here.  We were planning to go to Stowe and Jay today to ski this Sunday, Monday, Tuesday -- but with 70 degrees forecast at Jay tomorrow we decided to bag it and call this season done.  Spent last night looking in vain for affordable flights to Reno. 

 

Put wax on the skis and put them up for the summer today. Started bike riding this past week. 

 

Uncovered the pool yesterday. Neighbor took the hard top off his jeep today. WTF winter? WTF. 

post #19 of 19

Greek Peak?  I'm surprised the other mountains in the region let it even open!

 

Be careful - the news is reporting the lifties are stiking again!

 

The others on the forum can surely do better than this.   

 

 

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