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Steamboat Jan 10-12 pukin' nukin' and it ain't done yet

post #1 of 25
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I've had my driveway plowed twice today and its still nuking big-ass light downy flakes at 3:45pm.  Skied knee-high with occasional waist deep shots all day and with the free refill policy, I can't wait to hit them again tomorrow AM.  5 foot drops are like easy going poofs as the blower just splashes.  Anything North facing is deep. @tam we did Weasel trees and some other great stuff off that area today that was crazy deep and fun.  The funnel under Priest Creek was the deepest this AM and where dropping off the little rock out crops was waist deep. 

 

If I had to guess its getting damn near a 2' day.

 

Cheers to all! 


Edited by Finndog - 1/12/14 at 2:56pm
post #2 of 25

Well, I have my raincoat ready for tomorrow. I hate you. ;)

post #3 of 25
Nuking here in Winter Park too! Woo hoo!!!


Didn't have knee-deep today but the skiing was.... Pretty pretty pretty pretty... Pretty good.
post #4 of 25

HEY YOUZ GUYS...

:worthless

post #5 of 25

Finndog what's the weather like heading into next week and how long will you be there?  Leaving Tuesday night EWR-DEN driving up to Steamboat Wednesday afternoon.  I have a feeling after all this snow next week is going to be clear and dry.  I know the trails will be in awesome shape but was hoping for some fresh powder.

post #6 of 25
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Originally Posted by Finndog View Post

. @tam we did Weasel trees and some other great stuff off that area today that was crazy deep and fun.  The funnel under Priest Creek was the deepest this AM and where dropping off the little rock out crops was waist deep. 

 

Glad to hear.  Today was actually the first powder day I've missed in years... I was about 1500' underground in a mine instead!  But I'll be up there first thing tomorrow so maybe see you up there (bright blue jacket, grey helmet).

post #7 of 25
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Originally Posted by Finndog View Post
 

I've had my driveway plowed twice today and its still nuking big-ass light downy flakes at 3:45pm.  Skied knee-high with occasional waist deep shots all day and with the free refill policy, I can't wait to hit them again tomorrow AM.  5 foot drops are like easy going poofs as the blower just splashes.  Anything North facing is deep. @tam we did Weasel trees and some other great stuff off that area today that was crazy deep and fun.  The funnel under Priest Creek was the deepest this AM and where dropping off the little rock out crops was waist deep. 

 

If I had to guess its getting damn near a 2' day.

 

Cheers to all! 

 

 

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Originally Posted by bumpfreaq View Post

Nuking here in Winter Park too! Woo hoo!!!


Didn't have knee-deep today but the skiing was.... Pretty pretty pretty pretty... Pretty good.

The kind part of my soul says Whooo Hoooo! :yahoo:

 

Lets pretend that I don't have a wicked part of my soul and just go with the Whoo Hooo!

post #8 of 25
Is Steamboat doing better snow-wise right now than the Summit county area? It looks like both are doing decent but, just from reading reports online I keep getting the sense that Steamboat is doing better.

Headed to CO on the 20th of Jan for a few weekdays and am trying to decide between the two areas.
post #9 of 25
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Originally Posted by gores95 View Post
 

Finndog what's the weather like heading into next week and how long will you be there?  Leaving Tuesday night EWR-DEN driving up to Steamboat Wednesday afternoon.  I have a feeling after all this snow next week is going to be clear and dry.  I know the trails will be in awesome shape but was hoping for some fresh powder.

 

 

one never knows what will fall from the sky   Im here till the 18th, then back on the 27th.  

post #10 of 25
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@gores95 

 

forecast starting tonight....

 

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...HEAVY SNOW IS EXPECTED WITH THE NEXT WINTER
  STORM. WIDESPREAD SNOWFALL IN THE RANGE OF 1 TO 2 FEET IS
  EXPECTED...WITH UPWARDS TO 30 INCHES ABOVE 9000 FEET FOR EXPOSED WEST
  FACING SLOPES. SNOW DRIFTS IN EXCESS OF 3 FEET WILL NOT BE
  UNUSUAL.

 

 

this is what I mean  Thumbs Up 

post #11 of 25
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Originally Posted by Finndog View Post

@gores95
 

forecast starting tonight....
Code:
* SNOW ACCUMULATION...HEAVY SNOW IS EXPECTED WITH THE NEXT WINTER
  STORM. WIDESPREAD SNOWFALL IN THE RANGE OF 1 TO 2 FEET IS
  EXPECTED...WITH UPWARDS TO 30 INCHES ABOVE 9000 FEET FOR EXPOSED WEST
  FACING SLOPES. SNOW DRIFTS IN EXCESS OF 3 FEET WILL NOT BE
  UNUSUAL.


this is what I mean  icon14.gif  

Where is that forecast from?
post #12 of 25
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Where is that forecast from?
Heaven
post #13 of 25
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Here it is!

 

http://forecast.weather.gov/showsigwx.php?warnzone=COZ004&warncounty=COC107&firewxzone=COZ201&local_place1=&product1=Winter+Storm+Warning#.UtHHgnllaDE

 

 

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 5 PM
MST MONDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND JUNCTION HAS ISSUED A
WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW...WHICH IS
IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 5 PM MST MONDAY. THE WINTER
STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* TIMING: SNOW WILL INCREASE RAPIDLY LATE TONIGHT AND CONTINUE ALL
  DAY SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT. SNOW WILL TAPER OFF TO OCCASIONAL
  SNOW ON MONDAY. THERE WILL BE PERIODS OF HEAVY SNOW AND
  SIGNIFICANT ACCUMULATIONS.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...HEAVY SNOW IS EXPECTED WITH THE NEXT WINTER
  STORM. WIDESPREAD SNOWFALL IN THE RANGE OF 1 TO 2 FEET IS
  EXPECTED...WITH UPWARDS TO 30 INCHES ABOVE 9000 FEET FOR EXPOSED WEST
  FACING SLOPES. SNOW DRIFTS IN EXCESS OF 3 FEET WILL NOT BE
  UNUSUAL.

* WINDS: SNOW WILL BE ACCOMPANIED BY STRONG GUSTY WINDS...REACHING
  45 MPH ON SUNDAY. THIS WILL CAUSE SIGNIFICANT BLOWING AND
  DRIFTING SNOW.
post #14 of 25

On behalf of all of us in lands less blessed this season, I'd like to say I hate you... 

 

:)

post #15 of 25
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On behalf of all of us in lands less blessed this season, I'd like to say I hate you... 

 

:)

 

 

I love you too!  :D   and we have a lot of western exposed areas!  

post #16 of 25
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Originally Posted by spindrift View Post

 
On behalf of all of us in lands less blessed this season, I'd like to say I hate you... 

smile.gif


I love you too!  biggrin.gif    and we have a lot of western exposed areas!  
And an airport nearby =)
post #17 of 25
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@bumpfreaq 

 

Hows the start of the day looking there?  

 

Here's what we have at 7am, it didn't really start snowing until about 5am! 

 

post #18 of 25
Didn't start here until about a half an hour ago. Right now I'd say it's significant but not nuking yet.

Storm day baby!!
post #19 of 25
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near sideways snow at my house. could mean wind hold on lifts.  

 

Cheers, surf well my friend.  Did you christen your Pow boards? 

post #20 of 25
It's an easy inch+ per hour here but no wind yet.
post #21 of 25
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Just hold on to your skivvies, it's coming in hard and fast!  It just needs to get over the divide. 

post #22 of 25
Hanging in the car right now. Still puking gently but pretty darn crowded. I'm betting folks are going to clear out early today and leave a whole lot of pow for me to ski. My legs are sort of toasted from the last few days so I've got to make the most of the laps I get today.

Go Broncos Yeehaw!!!
post #23 of 25
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weird day here for sure! Stopped snowing by 9:30, fierce winds, 

 

Finally got a picture or 2.  (sorry for the ginormous pictures!) 

 

 

 

 

post #24 of 25
Sigh
post #25 of 25
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so its snowed another 16-18 in the past 48 hours and seemingly heavily overnight but with 30mph winds who knows what fell but we are again expecting another 5-10 today. I thin the winds are going to be a factor for sure .  

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