Up to 34" by Thursday!
SILVER MOUNTAIN - Ski Conditions (2014) - Page 2
Thurs Feb 13th. I didn't go today because I figures 1 in. wouldn't heal the mt., my friend Jubil went and reported: Very good, for the lst 100 ft of vertical. Other than that variable conditions reached a new level with sheet ice on top of powder and very bad conditions on the bottom of everything. I asked him how much snow would heal the trouble the rain brought and his reply was 8 inches. Going to the Golf show tommorrow and then the hockey chiefs game in the eve. Be careful if you ski Fri.
Hiked Wardner 4 times yesterday. (best snow is up high!) There was obviously more snow than 1" on the report (not sure who does the ski report at Silver but they are terrible). Skiing the wind blown was fun, everything else required a bit of concentration:
50mph winds and an extended gondola ride. Unbreakable crusts on S aspects with wind blown. Breakable (but skiable) crusts on most other aspects. I'd say only 6-8" is needed to heal, the surface is pretty smooth underneath. Looks like that 6-8" probably will come today and if not Saturday night.
Bad timing, like to ski with ya, taking off for Big Red cat thur/fri/sat. Snow is good, c overage is good. Skied 5-8 in of fresh today and quit at noon when the holiday crowds arrived. Silver has basically been receiving 3-6 in every day now for a week. Been good.
I don't know how familiar you are with silver so if you're not let me know pm and I'll give you a run down.
Sunday Feb 16th. I absolutely never ski on Presidents Day weekend - in tahoe that is. Silver today was great early. 5 to 8 inches depending on where you were.
Started in TE trees-good 5 ", Dog Leg and Moonshine 8" very good, Rendezvous 4" fun, Tall Paul trees 6-8 inc hes, Northstar trees 6 in., SOB depending on where 6-8 inches and very good. Grreat morning. Quit at noon went in for a beer and lunch, not a seat in the whole lodge so got a few beers and ate lunch and had a beer on the Gondola ride down. Lodge was packed with people and nice to see Silver making some $.
Skiing was very good. Jeff, Jubil and I had a great morning.
Face shots and waist deep turns by the afternoon. Meadows was healed at 230pm yesterday. Lower 4 starting to fill in and am able to hit some of my stashes down there.
Tue 18 Feb. Skied Silver with Spkmike today (yep I was behind him almost all day) I did lead down SOB and it was really good 1130 and never passed another skiers track Another crowded powder day in No Idaho. Good snow, lower TE's was very good, Northface glades skied good. Nice morning.
Wed Feb 19th. A really awesome day at Silver. 6-8 of powder, no people and great skiing. To summarize the day, at 2:00 in the afternoon we ventured over to So. of the Border and made 3 runs in untracked, virgin snow that skied beautiful. Really good day. Make us No. Idaho skiers really appreciate what we have when you can ski untouched powder at 2 in the afternoon.
And the was good too.
Looks familiar Mike, ditto on skiing Tue and I am sure you had a good time today also.
Just keeps getting better everyday! Coverage is outstanding, snow is soft and abundant.
Thursday was another storm day.. must of picked up 6-8" during the day. We skied the heck out of Silver yesterday, capping it off with a run down 16-1 and riding the rock spine above the traverse.
Today is free ski day, so most of the resort will probably get tracked out. But… only two other tracks down the top of Wardner when patrol swept behind us, so plenty of fresh will remain up there probably even for the weekend.
Ditto, Thursday was poor, lots of snow and it was Mank almost everywhere. Forecast looks good for this week.
ATTENTION. Schweitzer folks, hows it looking for powder ? Silver and Lookout will be closed Tue and Wed so thinking of Schweitzer Tue or Wed any opinions???
Sleeper pow day. No crowds and plenty of fun snow even after my fluoro overlay wore off. Probably 4-6" of fresh on soft snow underneath, a few death cookies from the melt to avoid.
Wardner was fogged in until about 30 minutes before the rope went up. That or SOB is probably the place to go for fresh tomorrow. (I did not ski SOB, just a guess from the crowds)
Mike, any prognosis on Thurs ?
Friday looks like a possible storm day, might be better skiing.
@Dane are you going to make it out this way this season?
First day of Spring brought blower powder and faceshots. Best quality snow since our storm week in mid-February. Skied from 9-3 without a break, endless fresh lines everywhere you look.
Nice to see Pete, Jeff and Haley up getting the goods!
Two laps into Wardner: (mine are the pretty ones in the middle haha)
Didn't do any inbounds skiing except a couple laps under Chair 3. Warm, spring conditions.. BBQ going on the deck. North facing pockets still had soft snow, but a bit heavy. Mainly went to break in my new AT boots (boy are they a soft flex lol)
Edited by spknmike - 3/26/14 at 2:19pm
silver Sat 4/19. Skied good, 3-4 in of creamy powder on top. Had a friend from Texas with me so only skied a little powder on the edges but was good. Mike looked for you and missed ya, talked to your wife in the cafeteria hope you had a good day. Doing Leadman next Sat and that will probably do it for me. Pretty good year had better and have had worse.