Recent Images In This Thread
- brandAlpine Meadowstagged by Trekchick, 1/9/15
- itemHeavenlytagged by Trekchick, 1/9/15
- itemKirkwood Mountain Resorttagged by Trekchick, 1/9/15
- itemMt. Rose - Ski Tahoetagged by Trekchick, 1/9/15
- itemNorthstar-at-Tahoetagged by Trekchick, 1/9/15
- brandSquaw Valleytagged by Trekchick, 1/9/15
- itemSquaw Valley USAtagged by Trekchick, 1/9/15
- topicTahoe Traveltagged by marznc, 9/26/14
Related Forum Threads
- Schedule & meet points for the week of The Gathering Last post on 3/5/12 at 10:42am in Getting Together, Gatherings and Let's Go
- Tahoe Gathering Guides & Demo Days: Last post on 3/2/12 at 5:42am in 2012 EpicSki Gathering - Tahoe
- Spending Christmas in Sacramento Last post on 10/23/13 at 12:38pm in Resorts, Conditions & Travel
- Outside Magazine’s 2012 Ski Resort Rankings Last post on 11/7/12 at 7:44am in Resorts, Conditions & Travel
- 2012 / 13 Tahoe Weather, Discussion & Stoke Thread Last post on 9/9/13 at 5:07pm in General Skiing Discussion
2016/17 Multi-Pass Options
Last edited: 10/17/16
- Squaw Valley Unofficial GuideLast edited: 7/17/15
- An Unvarnished Guide to Dining at SquawLast edited: 1/16/13
- Northstar California Unofficial GuideLast edited: 10/16/13
- Squaw Valley & Alpine Meadows - A PictorialLast edited: 9/21/13
Great performance , tecnica design is outstanding
The Cyclic is now in its 4th season with the only change being the top sheet graphics each year. No reason to change this ski, it is nearly flawless. Wider tip with rocker, camber, and tail rocker...
Nord-Dobe-Spitfire Pro EDT. GOD-HELL !! This is another ONE. Smooth. Damp. Grip. NO Chatter -At All. Warp-Drive. Nice transition from slip to grip. BIG SWEET SPOT. These were also the...
This is my home resort so I admit, I'm biased. But, I have been skiing seriously at Sunrise since 2009. It's located in the White Mountains of eastern Arizona. The main towns in the area are...
The mountain was almost lost a few years back, but the rally was made and it seems on solid ground. A very relaxed atmosphere and a nice lodge. Excellent crowded weekend escape from Sunday...
2014 / 15 Tahoe Weather, Discussion & Stoke - Page 36post #1051 of 25391/28/15 at 12:31pm
Gear mentioned in this thread:post #1052 of 25391/28/15 at 2:55pm
At AM this morning the 4 inches was more like 1 in most places. Maybe 4 inches in a few drifts and mogul troughs on the south facing stuff. They did get enough snow to groom Wolvy saddle again. There was a strong east wind blowing snow from the upper bowls into the Wilderness--skiing should be great there but it's a long walk back. The groomers skied like they have been skiing--various degrees of firm, with fresh man-made on the lower mountain. Judging by the very light crowd I wouldn't expect mobs this weekend.post #1053 of 25391/29/15 at 4:13pm
Great post... http://opensnow.com/dailysnow/tahoe/post/3347
Sure, coverage sucks right now, but it's important to keep perspective. The season is less than half over, Feb/March are typically big months, and there are people who don't even have the option to go skiing.post #1054 of 25391/29/15 at 4:25pmThread Starterpost #1055 of 25391/29/15 at 4:27pmQuote:
Even though there's no home team, it's a reason for a get together.
I'm sure most of the bay area ski folks, as well as other social organizers like the ski buses, are yielding to the superbowl party over a tahoe trip for groomers.post #1056 of 25391/29/15 at 5:47pm
Brief piece on Snow making on market place. Mostly features White Pass, WA.
A stretch of unusually balmy weather caused headline writers and outdoor enthusiasts in the Pacific Northwest to nickname the normally snowy month of January "Juneuary." Skiers at White Pass, where the terrain ranges from 4,500 to 6,500 feet elevation, had to look out for rocks, ice sheets and brown patches as they navigated the lower slopes.
But snowmaking machines aren't a cure-all. The White Pass Ski Area machines were shut down this week because it was too warm for them to work.
Still, McCarthy credits his small collection of "snow guns" for his ability to open on time and stay open. "Every time we go by these, we want to give them a hug," McCarthy says.post #1057 of 25391/29/15 at 6:10pmpost #1058 of 25391/29/15 at 8:41pm
Noticed some subtle statements last couple days and finally one of them mentions the below. By this point NWS forecasters that try to make sense out of several global atmospheric models are quite shy to suggest any wet in the long range. Below does provide some hope within our gloom. In any case our California weather has a way of occasionally being totally unexpected so one can never condemn a winter. Rather well recall how the 6 year late 80s drought ended with a dry dry 1991 leading up to the end of February then...Miracle March
snippet NWS SF/Mont Thursday evening
THE EXTENDED MODELS SHOW A MORE SIGNIFICANT TROUGH IN THE PACIFIC BY
THURSDAY AND FRIDAY AND AGAIN SHOW THE RIDGE BREAKING DOWN AND
RAINFALL MOVING INTO THE AREA. THIS EXTENDED MODEL RAIN ON DAYS
7-10 HAS SHOWN UP SEVERAL TIMES THIS MONTH AND NEVER
MATERIALIZED. UNTIL IT GETS CLOSER AND REMAINS IN THE MODELS
CONSISTENTLY AND PERSISTENTLY...IT IS DIFFICULT TO PUT TOO MUCH
STOCK INTO THIS IDEA OF RAIN MOVING BACK INTO THE AREA. WILL
CONTINUE TO WAIT AND SEE...WITH OPTIMISTIC HOPES...BUT THE HARSH
REALITY OF THE PERSISTENT RIDGE IN MIND.post #1059 of 25391/29/15 at 9:26pmhttp://www.exined.org/skiing-schools
Here are some great prices for ski tickets and it's for a good cause too. $60 at Northstar, $40 at Sugar Bowl and Squaw and Alpine.
pay attention to the dates.post #1060 of 25391/29/15 at 11:53pmIt has begun.
50% off all winter gearpost #1061 of 25391/30/15 at 9:19ampost #1062 of 25391/30/15 at 9:23ampost #1063 of 25391/30/15 at 9:34ampost #1064 of 25391/30/15 at 9:41ampost #1065 of 25391/30/15 at 11:15amQuote:Originally Posted by hellside
50% off all winter gear
Here is the list of excluded brands (boldface is mine):post #1066 of 25391/30/15 at 11:58am
The exclusion list is not accurate. I was there, and bought some from the list for 50% off. They have a FAQ board in store that basically states exclusion items are non-snow items. I know I could just bought stuff and turn around selling them for a profit on internet if I want.post #1067 of 25391/30/15 at 12:01pmQuote:Originally Posted by hellside
The exclusion list is not accurate. I was there, and bought some from the list for 50% off. They have a FAQ board in store that basically states exclusion items are non-snow items. I know I could just bought stuff and turn around selling them for a profit on internet if I want.
what did you get?post #1068 of 25391/30/15 at 12:20pmpost #1069 of 25391/30/15 at 1:02pmThread Starter
Alpine today was skiing... fine. I'm officially done until it snows. People are talking about the potential storm late next week and I don't know why - if anything it's going to rain.
Time to book a flight to Colorado or Utah or somewhere.post #1070 of 25391/30/15 at 1:35pm
Alpine did ski fine today. Softer than it has been--clouds last night kept the temps too high to make snow. Snow farming to keep Wolvy Saddle groomable. If it stays too warm to make snow at night the summit/roundhouse runout won't last long--doesn't look like there's much snow to farm. I suppose one's outlook depends on whether one has a pass (obviously) and how far one has to drive. Is it worth the drive from the Bay--probably not for most people.post #1071 of 25391/30/15 at 2:00pmpost #1072 of 25391/30/15 at 3:18pm
going to the beach tomorrow but then,
wetometer splashing up to my ankles now...
FINALLY SOME HOPE ON THE DISTANT HORIZON...AS THE ECMWF AND GFS
REMAIN WITH A FAIRLY CONSISTENT SOLUTION OF RAINFALL ARRIVING BY
LATE THURSDAY INTO FRIDAY. BOTH SHOW THE RIDGE BEING SUPPRESSED
WELL SOUTH AND THEN THE PATTERN BECOMING MORE CONDUCIVE FOR STORM
SYSTEMS TO PUSH INTO THE BAY AREA. HAVE INCREASED POPS
CONSIDERABLY IN THE FAR EXTENDED PERIODS AND IF THE SOLUTIONS
REMAIN CONSISTENT THIS COULD BE OUR FIRST RAIN IN QUITE A LONG
TIME. THE LAST MEASURABLE RAIN IN DOWNTOWN SAN FRANCISCO WAS DECEMBER
24 2014. WILL HAVE TO CONTINUE MONITORING THIS AS IT IS PROMISING
BUT THERE IS QUITE A WAYS TO GO UNTIL IT ARRIVES.
and Reno NWS
CONFIDENCE IS INCREASING FOR AN ATMOSPHERIC RIVER TO REACH THE WEST
COAST BY FRIDAY. HOWEVER, THE NORTH-SOUTH LOCATION OF THE
ATMOSPHERIC RIVER AS IT REACHES THE WEST COAST REMAINS UNCERTAIN (IT
IS A 7-DAY FORECAST). FURTHERMORE, A VERY STRONG RIDGE OVER THE
SOUTHERN TIER OF STATES IS LIKELY TO INTERACT AND STEER THIS
ATMOSPHERIC RIVER TO THE NORTHEAST AS THE TROUGH MOVES ONSHORE. THE
CURRENT CONSENSUS OF MODEL GUIDANCE SUGGESTS PRECIPITATION COULD
SPREAD NORTHEAST ACROSS PLUMAS-LASSEN-MODOC COUNTIES FRIDAY WITH
LOCATIONS TO THE SOUTH IN THE LEE OF OF THE SIERRA STAYING MOSTLY
DRY. AT THIS TIME, THE MOISTURE APPEARS TO BE PRIMARILY SUBTROPICAL,
SO EVEN IF PRECIP DOES REACH THE SIERRA IT WOULD MORE LIKELY BE RAIN
WITH SNOW LEVELS REMAINING ON THE HIGH SIDE. JCM/MJDpost #1073 of 25391/30/15 at 3:29pmpost #1074 of 25391/30/15 at 5:15pm
There you go, Squaw just announced passholder appreciation month, free ice skating at the top plus the following weekely benefits. I like the optimistic offer of free hot belt wax :-)
2 - 8
It's a very happy hour with a $1 Coors Light or fountain drink. Passholder happy hour is from 3:30 - 5:30pm at Squaw Valley locations: KT Base Bar, Plaza Bar, and Pocket Bar. Alpine Meadows location: Last Chair. Limit 1 per passholder per day.
9 - 15
It's a great way to wrap up your day on the slopes. From 3:30 - 4:30 at the KT Base Bar or Plaza Bar at Squaw Valley and the Last Chair at Alpine Meadows, we'll have a delicious assortment of free appetizers for you.
16 - 22
Each passholder gets one free hot belt wax. Just show your pass at Squaw Valley or Alpine Meadow's tuning centers to receive this offer. Passholders can apply wax credit ($5) toward a different tuning service.
23 - 26, & 28
Enjoy an hour of tubing on us at SnoVentures. Valid for one hour per passholder during operating hours. Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note that free snowtubing is not available on Friday, February 27.post #1075 of 25391/30/15 at 8:39pmpost #1076 of 25391/30/15 at 10:41pmpost #1077 of 25391/31/15 at 1:24amQuote:
jdleuck, better check if they still do free birthdays. I was at Homewood 2 years ago on my birthday and got no deal but friends
wanted to go there. (Diamond Peak had free birthday skiing then)post #1078 of 25391/31/15 at 10:57amQuote:
If that AR hits Tahoe and is packing any sort of punch it will hammer the snow at the ski areas, but we do need the water. Agggh..
I keep telling myself I'm not going until it snow, then I find myself at the mountain, truck seems to drive its self there.post #1079 of 25391/31/15 at 12:57pmpost #1080 of 25391/31/15 at 4:45pm
I was at Squaw today. The groomers are running very well considering the heat the last few weeks and lack of snow. That supposed 4 inches earlier this week went a long way to keep the groomers operating but there isn't anywhere to go after you get bored. We did 4-5 laps on Shirley Lake and a few runs on Mountain Run and called it a day. I couldn't believe they actually had Granite Chief open today. Headwall was closed. Sibo wasn't groomed.
Photo below is underneath the Squaw One chair which was running today. I saw algae in one of the ponds and two hikers hiking up the hill. Time to drink loads of Ullr.
This thread is locked
- 2014 / 15 Tahoe Weather, Discussion & Stoke
Gear mentioned in this thread:
- Squaw Valley Unofficial Guide
- › All mountain twin tip plus park ski? 12 minutes ago
- › 5-year plans for Alta and Snowbasin 14 minutes ago
- › Cons and Pros. Atomic Vantage cti 90 vs Nordica Enforcer 93 19 minutes ago
- › North American snow watch 2016- snow reports needed! 39 minutes ago
- › Dreamin' about ski season 48 minutes ago
- › Ski Instructor Demo: Short video of TDK skiing in St Anton 50 minutes ago
- › Christmas cancelled, trip moved to mid-Feb. Suggestions please? 51 minutes ago
- › Are 4 Snow Tires Needed on a Front Wheel Drive Car 54 minutes ago
- › 2016-2017 Northern Michigan Ski Weather Forcast 1 hour, 2 minutes ago
- › Help me analyse some of my turns? 1 hour, 10 minutes ago
- › Tecnica Diablo Race Pro 110 Ski Boot - Men's by CowTown
- › 2015 Head Cyclic 115 Ski by snokat
- › 2014 Nordica Dobermann SLR EVO Ski by g-force
- › Sunrise Park Resort by mitchsb
- › Black Mountain of Maine by Maineac
- › Camden Snow Bowl by Maineac
- › Mt. Abram Family Resort by Maineac
- › Shawnee Peak Ski Area by Maineac
- › Chepelare by Tom Tough
- › 2014 K2 AMP Charger Ski by Jhernon
- › Undeterred Courage: An Interview with High...
- › Park City 2.0
- › Forsake Sneakerboots - The Convergence of...
- › Feeder Hill Highlights - Snow Ridge Ski Area...
- › EpicSki Interview with James Niehues
- › 2017 Nordica Women's Santa Ana Skis
- › 2017 Nordica Men's Alpine Ski Collection
- › Head Joy Collection - Women's Skis Done...
- › 2016/17 Multi-Pass Options
- › Learn to Ski in Summer