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post #31 of 46

8" reported this AM at Steamboat....   Ulhr appears to be returning seemingly as a result of the offering to Ulhr we had about a week ago

 

 

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post #32 of 46

Here is the 10 day snow model.  Looks promising for all ski zones and the North East. Hoping for a White Christmas week in Vermont.

 

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post #33 of 46

Sacrificial skis are always good.

post #34 of 46
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Originally Posted by Pete No. Idaho View Post

Inland PNW is now getting some cold weather and snow.  Lookout Pass Ski area on the Mt. Idaho border got 10 inches for friday and snowed another 6 during the day.  Made for  GOOD powder day.  ...  We are pretty much ignored.

 

Pete, if we are ignoring you it's not because we don't know you're there or don't believe the skiing is good in the northern Rockies. On the contrary, your pics of Big Sky were a big factor in deciding where to put my ski budget this year. biggrin.gif The Montana chamber of commerce thanks you enthusiastically.

 

No. If we're ignoring you it's because we just don't want to think about it. We can't get there ... at least not on a whim. ("Oh, by the way, Hon, don't wait up for me. I'm going to pop on over to Idaho for a couple days. Pete says the snow is good there right now.") If you're not sure what I'm talking about, let's do a moccasin-trade thought experiment: Pretend you are sitting in the parking lot at Lookout. Now pretend there is no snow whatsoever. It's fifty degrees and raining. Meanwhile there is tons of snow at Saddleback, Maine. Skiing is great there. And you have three or four days off! Starting tomorrow! Yee ha! Now get on your smartphone and start figuring out how you are going to get to Saddleback, how much it will cost, and what all the logistics are. Are you still going? wink.gif

post #35 of 46
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Here is the 10 day snow model.  Looks promising for all ski zones and the North East. Hoping for a White Christmas week in Vermont.

 

 

 

Nice! I think you made my day!

post #36 of 46

Been way to warm and dry here in central Wisconsin till today.  Getting 5 inches of snow today and low temps so snow making every day all week. 

 

Packers play tonite in snow against a dome team, will be great to watch the game!  GO PACK!
 

post #37 of 46
Billy:
By Dec 25 the cold will be set in place. This winter will be great in the NY and NE. At least 4 major storms too.
A. Tomba
post #38 of 46
Finndog:
Keep sending those positive waves. As you well know. There is nothing better than a perfectly carved turn followed by another.
Thanks!
A. Tomba
post #39 of 46

Fixed it! biggrin.gif  good stoke, thanks 

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Finndog:
Keep sending those positive waves. As you well know. There is nothing better than a perfectly carved turn in 2 feet of fresh followed by another.
Thanks!
A. Tomba
post #40 of 46
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Originally Posted by qcanoe View Post

 

Pete, if we are ignoring you it's not because we don't know you're there or don't believe the skiing is good in the northern Rockies. On the contrary, your pics of Big Sky were a big factor in deciding where to put my ski budget this year. biggrin.gif The Montana chamber of commerce thanks you enthusiastically.

 

No. If we're ignoring you it's because we just don't want to think about it. We can't get there ... at least not on a whim. ("Oh, by the way, Hon, don't wait up for me. I'm going to pop on over to Idaho for a couple days. Pete says the snow is good there right now.") If you're not sure what I'm talking about, let's do a moccasin-trade thought experiment: Pretend you are sitting in the parking lot at Lookout. Now pretend there is no snow whatsoever. It's fifty degrees and raining. Meanwhile there is tons of snow at Saddleback, Maine. Skiing is great there. And you have three or four days off! Starting tomorrow! Yee ha! Now get on your smartphone and start figuring out how you are going to get to Saddleback, how much it will cost, and what all the logistics are. Are you still going? wink.gif

 

No doubt about it.  I do understand your predicament.  Just can't prevent myself sometimes.  Supposed to snow here all week, Fri. was a 10 inch powder stay really nice for this early. I will take my camera next time and take some pic's.  Loved Maine when I was there an October about 6 yrs ago, saw  a nice Moose for a moment thought I was back in Idaho.  Hope you get some snow, it is early.  All of us here just get a LITTLE antsy this time of year.

post #41 of 46

Back in the fall I read a forecast that said a big part of New England would have 'normal' or colder temperatures, but the Catskills would be unusually warm, along with the mid-Atlantic states.

 

45 degrees and rain at Hunter doesn't seem right for this time of year. .

post #42 of 46

Here in the Banff region of Alberta we're having epic early season conditions.  Some of the extreme terrain that often isn't open until February has been open since the end of November.  The conditions last year were phenomenal as well... it's just like the old days.  Come up and ski us icon14.gif

post #43 of 46
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It's been raining steadily for three days in central/upstate NY.  The streams are rising. There is nothing good in sight for us for our forecast. Not cold, not snow, nothing good. If this rain were snow we would have a couple feet in the past few days. 

 

Even up into the Adirondacks the weather is warmer and wetter than normal for this time of year. 

 

If our local hill can't open for Christmas week they might be looking at refiling their bankruptcy - going from Chapter 11 (reorg) to Chapter 7 (liquidation). I could even see them shutting down for good in January if we can't get some snow and consistent cold temps. 

 

F u old man winter you old ba-tard. F.U.

post #44 of 46

Stowe is reporting 9" in the past couple days, Sunday River is reporting more like 15", Sugarloaf is reporting 20".  Might not be good everywhere, but the snow is falling.  Go storm chasing!

post #45 of 46
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Originally Posted by KevinF View Post

Stowe is reporting 9" in the past couple days, Sunday River is reporting more like 15", Sugarloaf is reporting 20".  Might not be good everywhere, but the snow is falling.  Go storm chasing!

Just came back from a day at the Loaf. They got a ton of wet snow from this storm. Was still snowing there at three o'clock ... slush in Kingfield, rain in Farmington. They have a great start on a base now. Plus the skiing today (and yesterday at the River), was fantastic. Think Sunday river may have gotten rain today, though.
post #46 of 46

We skied powder days both yesterday and today in NH, while the forecasters mostly called for rain. The slopes were barren while the skiing was sweet.

 

I personally think a big part of the problem is the damn weather forecasters, and that they should be fined for being wrong when it ultimately hurts the economy (can't suspend or endanger their certification - since they have none). 

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