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post #61 of 83
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Originally Posted by surfacehoar View Post
 

Revelstoke is forecasted for over 3in precip over the next 7 days.  They are projecting approx. 20-30 inches in town over the week. Typically double that at tree line. Also 12 of the next 14 days should have new snow. Skiing in the interior BC is quite good right now. 

 

Having said that, if it were me, I'd go to whitewater.  

 

Revelstoke does have a great looking forecast. I am kind of anxious to put Scummit County behind me. Just to say I've done it. So that way when I talk negative about it, I can have first hand experience :)

post #62 of 83
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Having said that, if it were me, I'd go to whitewater.  
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I'll be at WW Friday and Red Monday. If you'll be around, I'd love to take a run?
post #63 of 83

Maybe another time, I won't be in the area.  I hope it's good for you. 

post #64 of 83
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Originally Posted by loinlover View Post
 

I am coming for your powder sooner or later.

@loinlover haha when you return home after your trip, tell all your friends that Montana sucked and encourage them to visit Beaver Creek instead.

post #65 of 83
Big Sky or Grand Targhee. They are have an amazing snow year. Have you not seen Martin Bells' pictures of Big Sky? Easy decision in my mind.
post #66 of 83
Big Sky
SNOW REPORT FOR SUNDAY, JANUARY 19TH

Last updated at 9:04am MST
0"
Since Lifts Closed
0"
Last 24 Hrs
0"
Last 48 Hrs
5,448
Acres Open
Snow Depth: 41" Mid Mountain / 61" Upper Mountain Surface Conditions: Packed Powder / Machine Groomed

Grand Targhee
Grand Targhee Resort Weather Report
Latest Update: 1/19/2014 5:57:44 AM
Chief Joe Bowl
24 HOURS TOTAL-5AM TO 5AM ..... 0
TOTAL SINCE LIFTS CLOSED ......... 0
TOTAL UPDATE SINCE 5:00AM ....... 0
BASE ........................................... 75
TOTAL SNOWFALL ...................... 197

Whitefish
Reported Jan 19th at 10:58AM:

Conditions Groomed, Packed
Open Runs 102
Night Skiing Tonight
Terrain Parks The Fishbowl has something for every ability

Summit (6,817ft/2,078m)
Settled Base 83"/211cm
Overnight Fresh 0"/0cm
24hr New Snow 0"/0cm
Total Snow to Date 168"/427cm
Last 7 Days 0"/0cm
Temperature 24°F/-4°C
Visibility Clear - Good
Wind Light
post #67 of 83

I just left Big Sky this morning, having spent the previous three days skiing there. I would not have called it amazing snow. If you go, bring your rock skis. And sunscreen. 

post #68 of 83

You always need rock skis.  

post #69 of 83

My bases took a beating.

post #70 of 83

They've got these SHARP rocks just floating around all over.  Different kind of rock there.  

post #71 of 83

That they do, plus they have bare spots in the middle of the runs right now.

post #72 of 83
I'm just going off by what I've been hearing. Haven't been to Big Sky since 2011 (the glory year). Montana and Wyoming are having better seasons than CO, and UT, correct?
post #73 of 83
You can't really go by states. Different altitudes within a state, different exposures, etc. Even local to me, there are widely varying base levels.


But generally, some REGIONS, are doing much better than others.
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post #74 of 83
Alta or DV - can't stand riders.
post #75 of 83
There's people who pick destinations based on conditions, others who pick on resort amenities or terrain and those who pick based on who they're going to be skiing with.
post #76 of 83
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Originally Posted by Toecutter View Post
 

I just left Big Sky this morning, having spent the previous three days skiing there. I would not have called it amazing snow. If you go, bring your rock skis. And sunscreen. 

I'd go back to Big Sky in a heart beat.  Amazing snow and dam good runs.

post #77 of 83
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Originally Posted by Jbird1991 View Post

I'm just going off by what I've been hearing. Haven't been to Big Sky since 2011 (the glory year). Montana and Wyoming are having better seasons than CO, and UT, correct?
 

Big Sky was better than Bachelor, that's for sure. I still enjoyed the skiing, I just would not have termed the conditions "awesome." I'm pretty much a snow snob though so my definition of awesome includes complete ground coverage and fresh snow. I think it helps to keep expectations realistic lest someone be disappointed when they arrive. Caveat emptor.

 

Big Sky had temps reaching the 30s by mid-day so the southern exposures were getting cooked. The northern exposure formerly known as Moonlight Basin stayed in the shade a lot longer and the snow stayed lighter.

post #78 of 83
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Originally Posted by voghan View Post
 

I'd go back to Big Sky in a heart beat.  Amazing snow and dam good runs.

 

 

Voghan, were you there this past week too?

post #79 of 83
My expectations of snow are relatively low haha I live in Indiana. Although we are having a great snow year. To bad it is all corn fields.

What do you mean formally known as moonlight? Did big sky buy them out?
post #80 of 83
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Originally Posted by Jbird1991 View Post

My expectations of snow are relatively low haha I live in Indiana. Although we are having a great snow year. To bad it is all corn fields.

What do you mean formally known as moonlight? Did big sky buy them out?

 

Yes, it's all subjective and relative. 

 

Big Sky bought Moonlight last August so now on one lift ticket you can ski both areas -- really cool.

 

I was unsuccessful at boarding the lift to the Yellowstone Club though, LOL.

post #81 of 83
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Originally Posted by sibhusky View Post

There's people who pick destinations based on conditions, others who pick on resort amenities or terrain and those who pick based on who they're going to be skiing with.

 

 

Then there are hard to please people like me who take all of the above and then some into account!

 

It's even harder for me as a never skied out west "virgin" who wants his first trip to be special but would like to experience most of them at least once in my lifetime!

 

Anyhow, I'm in the same boat as the OP but adding Canada into the mix...

 

Changing my vacation tomorrow from first week in February to sometime in the second half of February or early March...

 

Since I'm going it alone  ;(  and don't have somebody to split the lodging costs with the $35 a night HI-hostels in Banff or Whistler and the reasonable airfare into Vancouver or Calgary is definitely a draw.

 

Think I could do a lot worse

post #82 of 83
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Originally Posted by Toecutter View Post
 

 

 

Voghan, were you there this past week too?

I was there after Christmas when they got 44" in their last storm.  There was plenty of snow coverage where I skied there and the weather was in the high 20s/low 30s.  It also snowed while we were there.  

post #83 of 83
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Originally Posted by voghan View Post
 

I was there after Christmas when they got 44" in their last storm.  There was plenty of snow coverage where I skied there and the weather was in the high 20s/low 30s.  It also snowed while we were there.  

 

Nice timing.

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