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post #31 of 56

Yep. Very unfortunate. always a week away. But I'm there in 5 days. Will concentrate on eating and drinking with a smattering of sking thrown in. Better than work.

post #32 of 56
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Originally Posted by Maui Steve View Post

Yep. Very unfortunate. always a week away. But I'm there in 5 days. Will concentrate on eating and drinking with a smattering of sking thrown in. Better than work.

 I wouldnt worry. The Utah resorts have gotten about the usual amount of snow for this time of year so they are skiing pretty normal for the date from what I hear and they are gonna get more snow before you arrive. 

 

The situation is vastly different in Colorado where if I were going on the dates you mentioned I would completely cancel my trip and go somewhere else. 

 

If I could choose any resort in the Country to go now it would probably be Grand Targhee in Wy. but the SLC resorts would make the short list. 

post #33 of 56

Yes, it should be ok by the time I get there. At least in the Cottonwood Canyons. PC areas with lower elevation are more suspect. Unfortunately, for various reasons, I have to ski PC areas first couple of days. But will definitely still be better than work.

post #34 of 56

Just booked a trip to the Alta Lodge for a week starting 12/7.  Though the weather pattern does not look anything as good as Jackson Hole and Grand Tarhee, it sure beats the pathetic trip I had booked and can't cancel to Steamboat over Christmas.  Hoping to get some good turns at Alta/Bird next week.

post #35 of 56
Heard PCMR got 4 inches today
post #36 of 56

For Mt. Baker.  Not sure how much is predicted to fall because I'm lazy and don't want to do the math.

 

Just remember this when you're trashing the snow on the West Coast (and remember, the coast is where the ocean is).  At least we have it.

 

Sorry, but I had to gloat.

 

 

  • TonightSnow. Low around 26. Breezy, with a south southeast wind 21 to 24 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Total nighttime snow accumulation of 6 to 10 inches possible.
  • SundaySnow showers. Temperature rising to near 30 by 8am, then falling to around 24 during the remainder of the day. South wind 9 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 8 to 12 inches possible.
  • Sunday NightSnow showers. Low around 23. South wind 11 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 5 to 9 inches possible.
  • MondaySnow showers. High near 29. South wind 11 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 5 to 9 inches possible.
  • Monday NightSnow. Low around 25. Breezy, with a south wind 15 to 22 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 10 to 14 inches possible.
  • TuesdaySnow before 10am, then rain and snow. High near 35. Breezy. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 9 to 13 inches possible.
  • Tuesday NightSnow showers. Low around 22. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches possible.
  • WednesdaySnow showers likely. Cloudy, with a high near 27.
  • Wednesday NightSnow showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 18.
  • ThursdaySnow showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 26.
  • Thursday NightA chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 17.
  • FridayA chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 25.
  • Friday NightA chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 19.
  • SaturdayA chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 25.

 

post #37 of 56
Gloat on, Posaune, you'll get yours. For now, we'll be dining on your leftovers.

NWS Cottonwood Canyons report is calling for 8 to 12" tomorrow night, and it's supposed to be dense. At this point dense sounds good to me, although that measly couple of inches of medium powder over the chopped up groomers was a nice break. Bad news: it's a warm one, so snow levels are pretty high and there's going to be some rain at the bases. Worse news: the chance of getting time off this week is pretty low unless I go in tomorrow.
post #38 of 56

Im about to leave on a road trip In 10 days, and Im trying to figure out where the best place to go is. Im thinking Jackson/Targhee and BigSky.

 

Where would you guys go for this mid-december? 

post #39 of 56

Either there or the PNW.  Where you leaving from?

post #40 of 56
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Originally Posted by SkiSafe View Post

Im about to leave on a road trip In 10 days, and Im trying to figure out where the best place to go is. Im thinking Jackson/Targhee and BigSky.

 

Where would you guys go for this mid-december? 

Grand Targhee no question. It has the best coverage and best snow top to bottom at the moment and will for the next few weeks at the very least. Jackson Hole is still a bit thin due to the lower elevation and terrain that requires a lot more coverage. Big Sky is still pretty thin overall also. 

post #41 of 56
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Either there or the PNW.  Where you leaving from?

Colorado. If i was going to drive to the PNW  id just go to Revelstoke or Whistler...

post #42 of 56
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Grand Targhee no question. It has the best coverage and best snow top to bottom at the moment and will for the next few weeks at the very least. Jackson Hole is still a bit thin due to the lower elevation and terrain that requires a lot more coverage. Big Sky is still pretty thin overall also. 

Thanks. Im definately going to hit GT.

post #43 of 56
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Originally Posted by MuchosPixels View Post

Grand Targhee no question. It has the best coverage and best snow top to bottom at the moment and will for the next few weeks at the very least. Jackson Hole is still a bit thin due to the lower elevation and terrain that requires a lot more coverage. Big Sky is still pretty thin overall also. 

 

I was at GT for some tele training this weekend.  The skiing was fantastic on Sat and the lifts were on wind hold on Sun.  Monday should be great if the winds calm down.  JH is getting snow up high and rain in the valley.  I expect to see more terrain opening this week.  There were a lot of skiers from Big Sky in my training.  Sounds like GT is the best option in the region right now.

post #44 of 56
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Originally Posted by mudfoot View Post

I said the snow was coming this weekend, the response to which was "it's always coming starting next weekend."  Well, it's "next weekend and it looks like it'll be storming in Utah and Colorado.  Yeah, it appears he was wrong about the San Juans, but so was the hamster.

 

So that's all it takes for you? Hey, this winter..sometime, it's going to snow, probably Thursday. Could be 12+, or 0.  Maybe I should start up a site asking for $25 dollar donations.

 

The hamster was wrong? Actually, this hamster was right. Lcc got sidestepped, CO got and is getting little to nothing. I got pay pal for donations. 

post #45 of 56

How are things looking compared to last year in Utah?.

post #46 of 56

Whistler, Baker, and Crystal all have good coverage for this time of year. Kind of a no brainer SS. Whistler would be my choice at the moment.

post #47 of 56
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I was at GT for some tele training this weekend.  The skiing was fantastic on Sat and the lifts were on wind hold on Sun.  Monday should be great if the winds calm down.
Jealous.
post #48 of 56
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Originally Posted by markojp View Post

Whistler, Baker, and Crystal all have good coverage for this time of year. Kind of a no brainer SS. Whistler would be my choice at the moment.

Waiting till mid season to go to Whistler and Revelstoke...

post #49 of 56
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Originally Posted by tetonpwdrjunkie View Post

 

I was at GT for some tele training this weekend.  The skiing was fantastic on Sat and the lifts were on wind hold on Sun.  Monday should be great if the winds calm down.  JH is getting snow up high and rain in the valley.  I expect to see more terrain opening this week.  There were a lot of skiers from Big Sky in my training.  Sounds like GT is the best option in the region right now.

 

I'm just envious that you have some tele training. 

post #50 of 56
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Originally Posted by mudfoot View Post

Despite all the flack from you guys, and regardless of where Powderchasers.com gets its intel, he was right on 7 days out about snow arriving this weekend.

Overt pessimism is this year's resort map in the freezer tactic. It does feel like change is in the air...
post #51 of 56
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Originally Posted by markojp View Post

 

I'm just envious that you have some tele training. 

 

It was this years Mountain States Rendevous or MSR.  It's an Intermountain event which is attended primarily by DCL level tele skiers from several divisions.  We even had the newest national demo team member come up from Winter Park.  It's really fun to ski with tele skiers of that caliber and great for my ego that I can keep up and some of them (that don't know me) even assume that I'm going for a Dev Squad spotbiggrin.gif.  Any PSIA tele skier could attend if they wanted, we have even had east coast DCLs show up in the past.

 

There will be a two day PSIA tele steeps event in JH on Feb 28-March 1.  The cost is $60/day including lift ticket.

post #52 of 56

Well, the snow for Wednesday night for northern Utah has been downgraded by NWS at least twice, if not 3 times. Now down to 2-6 inches. If it gets downgraded anymore, there won't be any left.

post #53 of 56
This weekend is looking a lot more reliable. Plenty of time to change, but the pattern itself looks good for the first time in a month.

I was surprised to read that this Nov did not even make it into the top 10 warmest for Denver. The consistency day to day was the killer, that is the pattern that needs to break. For this entire drought cycle. Now.
post #54 of 56
I'll take the crumbs--it'll be colder after Wednesday (snowmaking for a groomer skier like me) and the little bits every few days will help incrementally. But we need a good dump for all youse other guys.
post #55 of 56

Anybody at Alta/bird today/tomorrow. what is it like. with it turning cold and a few inches a day - it can't be all that bad. Plus Supreme is opening this weekend.

Any idea when they might open Little Cloud.

post #56 of 56

Gloat: Whitewater near Nelson, BC, opens Friday, Dec 7. Base this morning was 73". A good start.

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