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post #451 of 463
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Originally Posted by skiNEwhere View Post

I-80 open now that the half inch of snow has been removed from the road.....

Glad my rendezvous with wife in Denver/DIA was yesterday, not today.

 

By the way, where is your post bragging that you skied Corbet's twice on Sunday?  You-da-man!

post #452 of 463

I am sorry for all of you who THINK you had fresh snow today but...

post #453 of 463

Skiers from Tahoe shouldn't be smug... ;-)

post #454 of 463
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Originally Posted by segbrown View Post
 

Skiers from Tahoe shouldn't be smug... ;-)


Not smug......just had a great time with the snow at Jackson Hole...sure was better than Tahoe, and enjoying the rest of our journey.  

post #455 of 463

Aspect had nothing to do with recent conditions.  

 

Tony Crocker, if you look at our winter, it is a statistical outlier for sure.

 

Every snow event has had a rain component, while not unheard of, 7 rain events in one winter is VERY unusual. 

 

Look at mean temps in January and tell me how that stacks up against the long term average.

 

When it hasn't been warm, it has been pretty cold, so you get heavy pow, followed by mank followed by some 

spring skiing in winter, followed by a frozen ocean.

 

As we keep saying here, at least the coverage is great!

 

Anyone left at the gathering should check out the Gelande Quaffing tomorrow, starts on the commons at 4:20pm

 

Head over to the Village Cafe afterwards and have a beer and maybe ring the bell.

post #456 of 463
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Originally Posted by skiNEwhere View Post

To those returning to Denver, I-80 is closed. There is no way for me to get from rock springs to Laramie frown.gif

Edit: US 191 is also closed, so no detour through Craig. Roads aren't even that bad, just a little snow packed

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Ha! I was stuck too. Any chance you were in a BMW SUV with a box on top?
post #457 of 463
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Originally Posted by Tony Crocker View Post
The latter statement is absolutely false. If I were to schedule an event at Tahoe far in advance, late February/early March is is probably the statistically safest time.  The season up through the week before that Gathering turned out to be dismal, and it required a top 10% snowfall week to bail it out.  If that were my event I'd be heaving a sigh of relief rather than expressing dismissive arrogance.

 

 

Edit:  I got asked to correct the record, it seems that Mr Crocker was at this event.

 

 

I was at that event, I don;t think you were.  Stats being stats,  can I send you the bill for the chains I had to buy to get our rental car...admittedly not the best snow car.. to the venues. 

 

Statistically I didn;t factor that into my budget.  It just happened. 

 

Your stats should allow a reimbursement no?  They are in great shape only used 2 times on a buick sedan with an old guy driving.

 

first afternoon at Alpine meadows on our boarding passes  was probably worse then the east coast that same year, snow wise and a fun but certainly not great snow day at Squaw....although as i recall it did snow all day long.  needed to buy said chains to get back to our house. Mt Rose was fantastic as was Northstar.  we had to leave after that to ski Cannon and Bretton Woods on the weekend. 

 

awaiting an address to send my reimbursement form.

 

warm regards

 

SJ


Edited by skier_j - 3/4/15 at 8:39am
post #458 of 463
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Originally Posted by supergaper View Post
 

Aspect had nothing to do with recent conditions.  

 

Tony Crocker, if you look at our winter, it is a statistical outlier for sure.

 

Every snow event has had a rain component, while not unheard of, 7 rain events in one winter is VERY unusual. 

 

Look at mean temps in January and tell me how that stacks up against the long term average.

 

When it hasn't been warm, it has been pretty cold, so you get heavy pow, followed by mank followed by some 

spring skiing in winter, followed by a frozen ocean.

 

As we keep saying here, at least the coverage is great!

 

Anyone left at the gathering should check out the Gelande Quaffing tomorrow, starts on the commons at 4:20pm

 

Head over to the Village Cafe afterwards and have a beer and maybe ring the bell.


Here are some photos from the 2008 Gelande Quaffing World Championships - highly recommended:


That white building is now the hole next to the tram btw (at least I think it was - been a while since it wasn't a hole)

post #459 of 463
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Originally Posted by Trekchick View Post
 


Not smug......just had a great time with the snow at Jackson Hole...sure was better than Tahoe, and enjoying the rest of our journey.  

 

Not on those days it wasn't.  It actually looks like winter now with lake level snow and everything.  ;-)

 

But I'm glad you guys got your powder in Utah to make up for it.

post #460 of 463
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Originally Posted by skiNEwhere View Post

To those returning to Denver, I-80 is closed. There is no way for me to get from rock springs to Laramie frown.gif

Edit: US 191 is also closed, so no detour through Craig. Roads aren't even that bad, just a little snow packed

f91ba3a281eb4c74b465c0523372279e.jpg

Ha! I was stuck too. Any chance you were in a BMW SUV with a box on top?

Nope, suby outback. The road through Craig was closed as well. Unfortunately I missed the opening of I-80 by about a half hour so I had to weave through miles upon miles of the semi-trailer 2 lane Congo line. Should've taken me 8.5 hours to get home, took 13.

And lol JamesJ....thanks for the kudos! I think I did mention it a couple of pages back.
post #461 of 463
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Not wanting to :deadhorse:,  I deleted my post !

 

 

post #462 of 463
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Originally Posted by skiNEwhere View Post

Nope, suby outback. The road through Craig was closed as well. Unfortunately I missed the opening of I-80 by about a half hour so I had to weave through miles upon miles of the semi-trailer 2 lane Congo line. Should've taken me 8.5 hours to get home, took 13.

And lol JamesJ....thanks for the kudos! I think I did mention it a couple of pages back.

Ah. I was hanging at a gas station and had seen the BMW a few times in my wanderings around the town. He got word somehow of the opening (not sure how as the website wasn't updated and the text hadn't come yet) and honked at me to tell me it was open as he flew out of the parking lot. I was lucky to get on the front end of the opening but I saw a similar Congo line westbound. It took me 13.5 vs 8 on Saturday when I drove up.
post #463 of 463
Well after all the talk about how bad things are out here and why one should stay in knitting, conditions at Grand Targhee were simply excellent. You'd never know they were seemingly only one step above Tahoe this year.

Fantastic mountain. Great snow, fun place to ski and not crowded. Beautiful views. Targhee was just what we needed after being so tired we contemplated spending a day just looking for moose. One showed up at the end of the road and that started a great day even if first turn was at eleven.

Kudos to Targhee for their kids area that's one of the best I've seen with learning trees and lots of fun stuff. Thanks to MararitaMarcia for pointing it out and taking me over there.

All in all today at Targhee was much needed skiing therapy that brought out the beauty of the sport.
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