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post #151 of 155
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Originally Posted by tball View Post

Looking back at this same thread from last year, it was June 5th that this brutality happened to the Ramrod bumps:



That was Wed 6/5 before they reopened on Friday 6/7.  Last snow report was 42" on Sunday and they lost about 15" in the week following.


With a 61" base yesterday on 6/1/2014 vs. a 44" base on 6/1/2013, we are about a week better off than last year.   Hopefully that means Ramrod bumps will be open this weekend, and harvesting stayed until next week.  We'll see...


OMG, this makes me want to cry!!! And it's making me wonder if I can somehow swing a day off on Friday.


I'm trying to figure out if it's too warm to have the dog in the car since I don't have anyone to watch her this weekend. (That's where my temperature question actually came from. I know the base is taking a hit.)

post #152 of 155
Yes on the dog, too warm.

Keep in mind we discussed sometime earlier on another thread when a snowpack goes isothermic and is basically at freezing temp all the way through. According to Tony C., that happens at around 36", and then you are in full on melt-out.

I think this is why A-Basin is holding up relatively better. Yes, the base was higher this year than last, but it has been warmer this May ever since the cycle turned mid-month. Over two weeks at 50F+ and the pack only lost 20" or so. You see it totally crater in tball's chart along these lines last year.


They still might harvest the bumps for base coverage at the lift (but Exhibition first?) but I think Ramrod has a shot to make it to Father's Day weekend if it can cool off a bit, which it is supposed to. Probably depends how much we lose this week through Thu.
post #153 of 155
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Al posted an update on his blog:



Monday, June 2, 2014


Extra Innings

Today is the first quiet day around here in quite some time. It feels a little weird. Well, Friday we will get things rolling again. Going into an extended season like this takes a lot of extra work especially by the snowcat drivers. Over the coming weeks they will be focused on preserving our main snow corridors. This involves a lot of dozing and moving of snow. The guys will be consolidating snow in key areas to make it last as long as possible. This is a very slow, time consuming and expensive process, but a big part of the deal in summer skiing. We will keep as much of the terrain around Black Mountain Express and Lenawee Mountain Lifts open as we can. We will continue to have several features open in the Terrain Park. I look forward the weekend fun.
post #154 of 155
^^^^uh oh. Bump slaughter.
post #155 of 155

Getting wet out there



Voluntary evacuations requested because of flooding in Montezuma

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The Summit County Sheriff's Office is asking for a voluntary evacuation of Montezuma because of flooding.

The Sherff's Office said on Twitter that Monetzuma Road would be closed to all vehicle access starting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Montezuma, which has about 65 residents, is on the Snake River above Keystone in eastern Summit County.

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