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post #331 of 710
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Snowbowl is up to 8" at 9500' according to Snotel.  Sunrise is reporting 10-14" which means 8".  Storm is definitely over-producing.  :)

post #332 of 710

It was a solid 14-15 at Snowbowl today. Best day of the season for sure, since it was way under-forecasted lines were only maybe 4 or 5 chairs deep. A real Sleeper SaturPowday.

 

I talked with one young lady on the chairlift and she said "This is the most amazing 3 inches I have ever experienced". I completely agree with her. 

 

post #333 of 710
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It was a solid 14-15 at Snowbowl today. Best day of the season for sure, since it was way under-forecasted lines were only maybe 4 or 5 chairs deep. A real Sleeper SaturPowday.

 

I talked with one young lady on the chairlift and she said "This is the most amazing 3 inches I have ever experienced". I completely agree with her. 

 

 

Snowbowl was superb today. They had a couple of inches overnight, then it dumped all morning until 2 ish. Powder and empty lifts on a Saturday, only in AZ!

post #334 of 710
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Looks like yesterday was the day to be at Snowbowl and tomorrow will likely be a good one too.  Today was not so good:

 

post #335 of 710
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Crowds sucked but conditions weren't bad.  The runs I did get were on windblown pow stashes and blastable crud that the Enforcers ate up like it was nothing.  3 ft drifts on Upper Ridge, that wind must've been ripping.

post #336 of 710
Going to a Purg tomorrow. Hopefully this new storm will produce!
post #337 of 710

Still planning on going tomorrow.  My 2WD non-chains may leave me hitch hiking.  If so...I'll have to debate if I take the crud or pow skis.  

post #338 of 710
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Still planning on going tomorrow.  My 2WD non-chains may leave me hitch hiking.  If so...I'll have to debate if I take the crud or pow skis.  

 

Be careful driving up there man.

post #339 of 710
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Still planning on going tomorrow.  My 2WD non-chains may leave me hitch hiking.  If so...I'll have to debate if I take the crud or pow skis.  

 

Not to be a jerk but please don't be that guy. The road to Ski Santa Fe was blocked by multiple cars this morning because of people trying to get up in conditions their vehicles couldn't handle. What was normally a 15-20 min drive took over an hour. It wasn't fun for anyone involved. 

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Not to be a jerk but please don't be that guy. The road to Ski Santa Fe was blocked by multiple cars this morning because of people trying to get up in conditions their vehicles couldn't handle. What was normally a 15-20 min drive took over an hour. It wasn't fun for anyone involved. 
My apologies, I wasn't clear enough. I'm trying not to be that guy.

So if you see a guy parked at the bottom trying to find a ride tomorrow, please give him a lift up the mountain smile.gif
post #341 of 710
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Still planning on going tomorrow.  My 2WD non-chains may leave me hitch hiking.  If so...I'll have to debate if I take the crud or pow skis.  

 

 

There were several cars in trouble going up on Saturday. A few guys got stuck even though the plows were out and several folks slid off the road and had to be rescued. The way down was OK but very slow.

 

Strangely the guys in 2wd family cars seem to make it OK, it's the guys in 4wd trucks that wreck?

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My apologies, I wasn't clear enough. I'm trying not to be that guy.

So if you see a guy parked at the bottom trying to find a ride tomorrow, please give him a lift up the mountain smile.gif

 

Well then much appreciated :). We had some real bone heads out there today. Several times I saw someone get stuck, have people spend time and effort ( I got out to help a couple times) to get them out, to only try and keep going and get stuck 10 feet further up the road.  To be fair the road was really nasty, the bottom couple miles where straight ice. Fell on my ass the first time getting out to help. 

 

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There were several cars in trouble going up on Saturday. A few guys got stuck even though the plows were out and several folks slid off the road and had to be rescued. The way down was OK but very slow.

 

Strangely the guys in 2wd family cars seem to make it OK, it's the guys in 4wd trucks that wreck?

 

Every car I saw stuck today was a 2wd. Several where trucks but they were 2wd ones. 

post #343 of 710
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Hope anyone that went up today made it up there before the storm. I see snow on the mountains outside of Phoenix! I am sure I-17 is a nightmare.
post #344 of 710
Nope didn't make it.  After going about 5 miles in 1.5 hours just after Sedona, I flipped around and drove home.  AZ DOT twitter said the highway was intermittently closed.   

Snow stuck all the way down to just south of Sunset point

Learning experience.  Given the forecast I saw last night at 10pm, I should have driven up  and slept in the CR-V.  Had called ahead to Autozone in Flagstaff and had them hold me a set of tire chains.  Need to call them now and cancel.  

While I don't have Enforcers, would have been a swell day for the freshly mounted Chams 107.  

post #345 of 710
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Nope didn't make it.  After going about 5 miles in 1.5 hours just after Sedona, I flipped around and drove home.  AZ DOT twitter said the highway was intermittently closed.   



Snow stuck all the way down to just south of Sunset point



Learning experience.  Given the forecast I saw last night at 10pm, I should have driven up  and slept in the CR-V.  Had called ahead to Autozone in Flagstaff and had them hold me a set of tire chains.  Need to call them now and cancel.  



While I don't have Enforcers, would have been a swell day for the freshly mounted Chams 107.  



 



Wise move, not worth the risk. I try to get up to Flag the night before the storm just to avoid the I-17 cluster that always happens. They closed Oak Creek canyon and everything is shut down up in Flag.

I used to run these on my 2WD before I got a Suby. I wouldn't trust them too much but they are enough to get you up the ski road or unstuck from the side of the highway.

http://www.amazon.com/Security-Chain-Company-SZ143-Passenger/dp/B000HZFDPU/ref=sr_1_fkmr1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1450128713&sr=8-1-fkmr1&keywords=security+chain+company+low+profile
post #346 of 710

We only have had 36 or so inches so far. It's not as good as people would hope. the mountain got totally blown out today. If you like icy bumps it's really good I guess.

 

Anyways, as mentioned it's not worth the risk, I'm going to stay home tomorrow and post political memes on facebook and catch up on Grey's Anatomy episodes on Netflix. 

post #347 of 710
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We only have had 36 or so inches so far. It's not as good as people would hope. the mountain got totally blown out today. If you like icy bumps it's really good I guess.

 

Anyways, as mentioned it's not worth the risk, I'm going to stay home tomorrow and post political memes on facebook and catch up on Grey's Anatomy episodes on Netflix. 

 

I'm so confused by this I will just leave it alone.

post #348 of 710
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SUNDAY AND MONDAY...THE FIRST IN A SERIES OF LOW PRESSURE
DISTURBANCES AND WINTER CONDITIONS APPEARS PASS QUICKLY ACROSS THE
AREA ON SUNDAY. A BROAD AND COLD TROUGH APPEARS TO BE SETTING UP
OVER THE WESTERN U.S. FOR MUCH OF NEXT WEEK WHICH WOULD BRING COLD
AND UNSETTLED WEATHER TO THE NORTHLAND.

 

Powder for Christmas hopefully.

post #349 of 710

Purg was very good yesterday.  It snowed hard all day long, upper 20s, a little breezy on top.  At the very least, there was boot deep fresh snow on the side of each run, all day. They are finally getting a good base. No one there. On every chair up except one, I was the only person on the chair.  Ski in, ride up. No traffic either, I only had to pass 5 cars on the way up, 4 on the way back (I am not mean enough to post that on the I-70 thread).  Today should be very good, but colder with more wind.  Intermittent snow showers at our house since we woke up this morning.  Lift 8 opens on Saturday, it will probably be crowded but pretty good. 

 

Looks like Wolf Creek has done pretty well with this storm, 23" in 24 hours on their site this morning.

 

Traffic going up yesterday morning:

 

 

 

Deserted runs:

 

post #350 of 710
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^ It is the quiet before the Texans right now.

post #351 of 710
^ It was great while it lasted!
post #352 of 710

Dirty Texan here (;>)) - skied Wolf Creek today... it snowed last night and all day today.  Still snowing when I left.  Wolf reports more than 20 inches.   Great coverage.  

post #353 of 710
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If we keep getting Monday-Tuesday storms I will be unemployed by Feb. 

post #354 of 710
It's going to snow every Tue until April.
post #355 of 710
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New chair opened at AZ Snowbowl today.  The Flagstaff mayor is a gaper.

 

post #356 of 710

But Coleman is a shredder! The gladed work he led is seriously incredible. I'm so stoked for the Chapman era. 

 

Edit: So stoked for the Coleman era, how I got his name right in the first sentence and incorrect in the second one is beyond me. I'll blame it on the apres


Edited by raisingarizona - 12/19/15 at 10:07am
post #357 of 710
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But Coleman is a shredder! The gladed work he led is seriously incredible. I'm so stoked for the Chapman era. 

 

 

I'm coming around. With only 69" YTD snowfall, this is an AGGRESSIVE amount of terrain open, and lots more opens tomorrow.

 

https://www.purgatoryresort.com/snow-report/

 

Around Adaptive training today, I got some good laps on Hades and the advanced runs that feed into 3. I found not great coverage, but just good enough- and I'm not used to stuff at Purg being open in those conditions, and of course never open before Christmas.

 

Groomers skied well. I'm getting closer to being ok with buying a Purg pass next year.

post #358 of 710
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Above the clouds today.
 

 

post #359 of 710
The five day forecast is snow on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and an abundance of Texans!
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Well today was a sleeper powder day at Wolf Creek. Lots of Texans on the Treasure/Bonaza side but absolutely no one on the Alberta side. I think there was maybe 3-4 groups including my friend and I on the lift the whole time. We all just shared in the fantastic snow conditions, everything was skiing fantastic with a few areas skiing much deeper then the 10" they reported today. It should be noted that all the way through last night the reports said cloudy with a 30-40% of snow with accumulations around 1". It was a great day and unfortunately I never stopped to take any pictures.

 

On a different note I spent yesterday on the dark side as boarder. Have only rode a board a handful of times but it's a good time when I am with a group of friends that are all beginner/intermediate. was definitely glad to be on the skis today though. Unfortunately due to some phone snafus I was unable to meet up with @anachronism, hopefully it'll work out better next time.

 

One more side note Wolf Creek still has early season condition warnings everywhere. They have 173" YTD how much does it take to remove those warnings? 

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