Still debating what skis to take out the first day. While I did have the Bonafides and Kastles freshly ground..the Kastles do have a few hot box cycles and I an most sure I want to waist that on marginal conditions. I am thinking my silver bull-it's.
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2012 / 13 Tahoe Weather, Discussion & Stoke Thread - Page 4
Poll Results: Should we lock 2012-13 season stoke thread after Labor Day?
5 Total Votespost #91 of 125211/13/12 at 6:58am
80% (4)Yes - After Labor Day is a good time to get on to the next season
20% (1)No - I'm not done with this season yet
Gear mentioned in this thread:post #92 of 125211/13/12 at 9:10amThread Starter
The pre-Thanksgiving storm appears to be gathering momentum. It could be a real base builder at the perfect time. Some models are showing as much as 5 straight days with at least some snowfall, starting this Friday.post #93 of 125211/13/12 at 9:24amQuote:
hmmm off Tues-Wed-Thur next week, that might work out.post #94 of 125211/14/12 at 7:09am
POWDER ALERT- HEAVY SNOW FOR THE SIERRA AND EVENTUALLY FOR THE NORTHWESTpost #95 of 125211/15/12 at 12:51pmQuote:
Ummm... December 2 is a Sunday. Not gonna happen. Unless they make it for Thanksgiving, they will open on a Friday or Saturday.Quote:
Where did you find that release?post #96 of 125211/15/12 at 1:15pmThread StarterQuote:
Yeah, I thought that was strange too and I'm guessing it'll change to November 31 (more likely) or December 1. Especially since the coverage is better now than it was last year in early February.post #97 of 125211/15/12 at 1:18pm
HV, KW, and NS have now queued up information on their sites about the minimal terrain actually opening. Tired of looking at my skis up against the wall, had an inclination to drive up either Friday or Saturday. However have enough patience that will leave it to the convenience of area locals and instead I'll wait for the current set of approaching storms to make that worthwhile. May be next Wednesday as I have a day of PTO setup before the holiday.post #98 of 125211/15/12 at 6:51pm
Nice soft groomer skiing the last couple days at Northstar, probably Heavenly tomorrow and the next day, Kirkwood on Sunday.
This storm, who knows..obviously its gonna fall a little wet but I would think it would be a great net gain, especially up high. There is still some decent base considering the sun did its thing on that nice fluffy stuff. I would imagine next week at this time there will be a great offering of terrain, especially for November. Fingers crossed.post #99 of 125211/15/12 at 7:51pmThread Starterpost #100 of 125211/16/12 at 12:39ampost #101 of 125211/16/12 at 4:49ampost #102 of 125211/16/12 at 5:05amThread Starterpost #103 of 125211/16/12 at 8:43am
Well, what we do know is that Alpine's Far West teams were supposed to start training on Kangaroo yesterday. I presume they did. I can't head up until this afternoon, so my kids' first day will be tomorrow.post #104 of 125211/16/12 at 4:15pmpost #105 of 125211/16/12 at 4:48pm
Detailed reports say snow level will be 7000ft+, which is higher than lake.
Any liquid is welcome considering last season...post #106 of 125211/16/12 at 10:49pm
I skied Northstar for a couple hours this morning before going to work. It was misty at Mid Mountain while it was snowing at the top of Vista. The snow we were skiing was incredibly good for early spring conditions.post #107 of 125211/17/12 at 6:34ampost #108 of 125211/17/12 at 7:45am
Orion was open down to the dipper chair at heavenly yesterday, nice long run....I hear they will open dipper today, it looked like it just needed a good grooming. Whatever (little) that came down yesterday up there was all snow, at least where they are skiing...up high.
Talked to a mtn ops guy that said they plan on opening the Cal side next thursday, theyv'e blown on ridge and down to powderbowl. I'm hoping he's right because that would make the parking situation a lot better, not a fan of using the gondi for access.post #109 of 125211/17/12 at 9:30amThread Starterpost #110 of 125211/17/12 at 10:10pm
Can't speak to the rest of Tahoe, but it straight rained all frickin' day in Truckee and at the base and mid-mountain region of Northstar. I went through 4 sets of gloves between 10 am and 4 pm.
Good news is that my new boots--Technica Inferno 130's--did not leak.post #111 of 125211/17/12 at 10:13pmThread Starter
Dookey - how much more snow do you think we need for Comstock to open and/or trails like Burnout on the back side? Any chance by next weekend (if the rest of this storm delivers actual snow as expected instead of rain)?post #112 of 125211/17/12 at 10:15pmQuote:
I skied in the morning before I went to work. All I got to say is, thank goodness for derimax.
Glad to hear your Tecnica Infernos were dry too.post #113 of 125211/17/12 at 11:10pmpost #114 of 125211/18/12 at 7:28am
With warm storms one really needs to go to highest Tahoe areas above 8k.
KW at 4pm yesterday the resort was only reporting 6-8 inches (base-summit) of wet snow, The nearby Caples Lake CDEC site at 8000 feet which always has a bit less precip showed 0.37 inches of precip with temps during that day time snow of 32F to 36F so it was likely often wet at KW 7.8k base. Then at Caples CDEC 0.82 inches precip 29F to 33F overnight after that. So this morning KW is now reporting 14>16 inches additional overnight with 6am temp of 27F boosting their base to 2>3 feet.post #115 of 125211/18/12 at 8:09am
Rained pretty much all evening and turned to heavy, gloppy snow around 10 pm (give or take) in T/D. Woke up to about an inch on the rail of the back deck. The plows haven't even been out, so that leads me to believe we didn't get much down low.
Will be interesting to see/hear how higher elevations fared.post #116 of 125211/18/12 at 10:28pmQuote:
unofficially speaking: a lot.
sadly, at least at lower elevations here on the North side of the lake, this "monster" storm dubbed "Brutus" was a bust. Nothing but rain Fri/Sat/Sun, albeit with a wee bit of wet, sludgy snow Saturday night. To put it another way, what snow we did get was so meager that the plowers didn't even do their rounds Sunday morning in T/D and the warm temps pretty much insured that what had accumulated was melted out by late afternoon/early evening in most spots. again, this is just lower elevation, so i can't speak on what fell up Donner Pass way or at the upper mountain areas of say Squaw or AM.
honestly, we're gonna need a bigger, more serious dump and then some to get a really nice base. we're also gonna need some colder temps.
right now conditions have been spring snow without the benefits and joy of actual sunshine.
reports from the ether have made South shore, specifically KW, sound like they scored some decent snow, but then again I don't believe everything I read or hear and often feel that some of the buzz is just pre-season hype coming from weekend warriors who take a few inches and elevate it into a veritable godsend of powder.
the bottomline is that i will believe it when I ski it and I'm still waiting to ski it!post #117 of 125211/19/12 at 7:56am
This storm was pretty much all snow on the actual part of Heavenly that's open right now, I'm not real great with estimates but will say that it did a good job covering stumps and rocks. Definitely thick snow but I thought it was pleasently skiable, may or may not have done a little low angle love tree poaching and it may or may not have been the best run of the day or year for that matter. Vail resorts is out in full force up there trying to be enforcers so be warned.
The biggest issue with Heavenly right now is access to the mtn is via the gondola and all the skiing is off Dipper/Tamarack. A stiff breeze and the whole place shuts....all of it. Both weekend days had issues with this, Sat shutting down early, sunday opening late. Also the slope congestion was pretty bad I thought. I'm assuming they want to blow some more snow before opening Dipper trail, this would have eased the crowding on Orion's, not sure what they're waiting for, looked like plenty of snow to me but then again I say most of the top was good to go via natural-that's my least coast roots showing.
going back up now, thinking the next few will be nice and quiet!post #118 of 125211/19/12 at 12:23pmpost #119 of 125211/19/12 at 12:33pmThread Starter
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