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Crystal Mt. last weekend 6/30 - 7/1

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Crystal will be open this weekend, Sat 6/30 and Sun 7/1, Gondola and Green Valley. They had hinted earlier they might be open for July 4th, but nothing more about that on their website. 

 

Regardless, this will be the last weekend of the lift-serviced ski season (for Washington, at any rate.  I'm not planning any camps at Timberline).   

 

Anyone up for a last-day-of-the-season-get-together?  Apres-ski BBQ in the parking lot?  I'm planning to go on Sunday; I personally like the idea of skiing in July.  If there's a number of people who can only go on Saturday I'm OK with that too. 


Edited by DesiredUsername - 6/26/12 at 8:43pm
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Crazy that you're still skiing while so much of the rest of the country is experiencing fire danger.  

Enjoy your snow wealth!!

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58f in Seattle today. Summer is officially broken.

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58f in Seattle today. Summer is officially broken.

What do you expect? It is not  the 5th of July yet.

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58f in Seattle today. Summer is officially broken.


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What do you expect? It is not  the 5th of July yet.

 

I have to admit, June's the one month where PNW weather really starts to get on my nerves.

post #6 of 28

There's a reason they call it June-uary

post #7 of 28
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Sooooooo........

 

rather than bitch about the weather, which I also do, especially when it rains hard on a day where I had an outdoor party planned  hissyfit.gif, let's celebrate the last weekend of skiing, by skiing.

 

C'mon.  Do I gotta do this on my own?  'cuz I will.

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Sooooooo........

 

rather than bitch about the weather, which I also do, especially when it rains hard on a day where I had an outdoor party planned  hissyfit.gif, let's celebrate the last weekend of skiing, by skiing.

 

C'mon.  Do I gotta do this on my own?  'cuz I will.

 

Fair enough.  smile.gif

 

I'd love to make it up there with you this weekend but unfortunately I can't.  If you go, have a great time.  Nothing bad at all about skiing in July.

post #9 of 28

Mt Bachelor is opening for the next three days, skiing on the top half for three days, 6/30 thru 7/1. Actually got about 4" of new snow earllier this week. Gotta love it.

 

P.S. I love telling everyone this, the days now are getting shorter, (longest day is what, 6/20 or 6/21?) summer is over and winter is just around the corner biggrin.gif

post #10 of 28

My buddies and I will be there Sunday, assuming it doesn't rain. I have a teal helmet, probably lime green/black soft shell top if the weather isn't wet, if there are showers, bright red jacket. We will be having beers at the Summit house area picnic tables outside. If it rains for sure, we will bail out. We don't ski in the rain.

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Sooooooo........

 

rather than bitch about the weather, which I also do, especially when it rains hard on a day where I had an outdoor party planned  hissyfit.gif, let's celebrate the last weekend of skiing, by skiing.

 

C'mon.  Do I gotta do this on my own?  'cuz I will.

Would if I could, but got a house to pack so I can't.  nonono2.gif

 

Have a great time,  We will get in some turns next season.

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My buddies and I will be there Sunday, assuming it doesn't rain. I have a teal helmet, probably lime green/black soft shell top if the weather isn't wet, if there are showers, bright red jacket. We will be having beers at the Summit house area picnic tables outside. If it rains for sure, we will bail out. We don't ski in the rain.

 

I'll look for you.  I have a red helmet, shell with orange, green and blue squiggly lines on a black background, alternately an avocado green primaloft-type jacket. Usually have a black backpack.  When the helmet comes off I have my Epicski cap on.


Edited by DesiredUsername - 6/29/12 at 4:43pm
post #13 of 28

I'd try to go, but I already made plans to hike Mount Si on Sunday.

Have fun!

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I would love to see a TR from someone who skied Crystal this past weekend. 

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I have to admit, June's the one month where PNW weather really starts to get on my nerves.

 

 

Welcome to Jularch! Was sailing yesterday and, damn, it was just butt cold. 

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Welcome to Jularch! Was sailing yesterday and, damn, it was just butt cold. 

Take heart!  Summer is officially scheduled to start in only 3 more days, July 5th.  

 

Crystal skiers; inquiring minds want to know how it was Sunday.

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Actually, I'm calling it July-uary.

 

Driving into Seattle from north, it ws raiing the whole time and was looking glomy.  The rain stopped at downtown and it was cloudy all the way to Crystal.  Crystal Mt road was foggy, but we carried on and visibility was OK at the base, better at the top of the Gondola.

 

I was skiing pretty much from 9am until 2:30pm.   A little bit of fog and mist in the morning, but sun breaks by 10am. The snow was actually pretty nice; since it wasn't sunny all day nothing was really slushy so there wasn't the grabbiness I experienced the last time I was there.   A lot of people seemed to show up around 11am or later.  In the lift lines we were all pretty much agreeing that it was as good a day to end to the season as you could get, as far as the skiing conditions.

 

There has been a lot of snow melt in recent weeks, bare patches where they were snow-covered a week or so ago. Coming off the Green Valley chair you had to herringbone hike up a section, which created a bottleneck. 

 

We did a few runs in the morning traversing accross the top of Green Valley bowl to get to Upper Ferks, which was really nice snow, must have been groomed. To the skier's left Green Valley had good snow coverage, to the skier's right it was pretty much bare everywhere. Weird. What was also weird was the snow color, dirty looking stuff pretty much everywhere. There's red algae that flourishes in warmer wet temperatures. 

 

Otherwise there was plenty of room to ski, albeit a few bare sections to maneuver around. Getting to Grubstake was a bit of a chore, traversing around rocks, bare, patches and trees, to get to the few good sized moguls that were near the chairlift line. I had more fun on West Face, dropping down near the base of the Green Valley chair.

 

Not sunny enough or warm enough to really feel like the end or the season, only a few people skiing in shorts or bright colorful clothing. 

 

But that the hell, 9 months in which there was lift-serviced skiing available (November 19 to July 1).

 

I'll post some video later.

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Did I hear correctly on the national news that you all are getting snow this morning? 

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Did I hear correctly on the national news that you all are getting snow this morning? 

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Actually, according to the radar it's snowing only on top of Mt. Rainier.  Summer begins on Thursday, I can hardly wait.

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Did I hear correctly on the national news that you all are getting snow this morning? 

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Actually, according to the radar it's snowing only on top of Mt. Rainier.  Summer begins on Thursday, I can hardly wait.

 

Even at 14,000' that's not typical for July.   This has been a wet and cool spring/early summer, even for around here. Some rain last night and this morning, it's supposed to clear up and be sunny or partly sunny the rest of the week.  Not very warm, though, high's in the low 60's today, maybe low 70's by the weekend in Western WA.   Eastern WA, OTOH, will have low 90's by the weekend. 

post #22 of 28

Crazy stuff, eh? 

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We would happily share 1/2 of our for 1/2 of Colorado weather.  Win - win smile.gif.  

 

It is 60 degrees at my house right now about 300'.

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Did I hear correctly on the national news that you all are getting snow this morning? 

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Radar on the lunchtime news showed rain/snow mix in the high elevations near Idaho/Canada border.

 

38F right now on top of Schweitzer. It's July, right?

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Julyuary

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OK, here's some video, first time playing with the Contour.

 

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OK, here's some video, first time playing with the Contour.

 

 

Upper Furks looked so good, Green Valley has some really fun places.  Good job with the new camera too.

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OK, here's some video, first time playing with the Contour.

 

 

Nice job with the video. Way to get some July turns in! :)

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