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post #31 of 54
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The low at Lookout and Silver was 38 degrees-66 degrees on my deck today-should I go down and check my golf clubs in January ?

post #32 of 54
Deep slush going on here. Watched an avalanche pass just 50 yards in front of me while showing Pacobillie around. Won't even go into the adventure that I subsequently had, but we're all in one piece. I'll sleep good, but some question as to whether Advil will make me operational tomorrow. redface.gif
post #33 of 54

Targhee?

 

Best snow sure isn't here...

post #34 of 54
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Originally Posted by anachronism View Post

Targhee?

Best snow sure isn't here...
Really heard it was from the net. Feb. forecast, just got shot in the foot.
post #35 of 54
Sun Valley was a lot of fun this weekend, kinda spring like but everything held up. But with temps in the high 30s/low 40s all week, not sure if it will stay nice.
post #36 of 54

It rained hard at Bridger yesterday but it never got as warm as predicted today. With our dense snowpack we ended up with beautiful spring corn reminiscent of Cascade corn. Its not cold smoke but it was still fun in its own way. Sadly, unless we get some new snow we're in for some nasty Cascade cement later this week when it cools. 

post #37 of 54
Picture from yesterday's slide. The debris field and I were below what is visible in the picture due to the nearby trees blocking that angle. Hellroaring Basin is closed.

post #38 of 54

hope your better. 

Very nasty surprise inbound slides. With warm temps I avoid cornices but sure wouldn't have anticipated a slide coming down Hellroaring

At least its not down to the dirt and I take it no one was hurt seriously.

post #39 of 54
I wasn't hurt. Just exhausted from extricating myself from the mank. I wasn't even really frightened, but I was a bit "concerned" about the lack of cell service and the thought of not getting myself dug out of the cement before the sun went down. Don't take your skis off when the snow is heavy and there is no "bottom". Recipe for feeling like you've been Jimmy Hoffa'd.
post #40 of 54

Deep slush. Was there a rain event?

 

Wet Slab? In January? That can't be normal, right?

post #41 of 54
It rained overnight. This weather is decidedly not normal.
post #42 of 54
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Originally Posted by dakine View Post
 

According to Ski Central the three resorts with the most snow in North America.

 

1. Grand Targhee

2. Nubs Nob

3. Boyne Mountain

 

http://www.skicentral.com/newsnow-skireport.html


I am surprised Jackson Hole is not up there.  BTW the east coast is getting SLAMMED with 2-3 ft

post #43 of 54
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Originally Posted by chemist View Post
 

Probably Niseko.  They've had 300" since the start of the season.

300 CM which is about 120 inches.  My friends are headed there in 4 weeks.  I'm headed to Squaw in a few days.  Might be in for some concrete :(  

post #44 of 54
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Originally Posted by dakels View Post
 

300 CM which is about 120 inches.  My friends are headed there in 4 weeks.  I'm headed to Squaw in a few days.  Might be in for some concrete :(  

 

Welcome to EpicSki!  Note that the post you responded to is a year old... 1/19/15.  Good luck at Squaw! OpenSnow is predicting some good snow on Friday. You might want to check out this thread : 

 

http://www.epicski.com/t/142587/2015-16-tahoe-weather-discussion-stoke-bring-on-el-nino/660#post_1964910

post #45 of 54
Oops. Thanks dbostedo
post #46 of 54
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Originally Posted by chemist View Post
 

Probably Niseko.  They've had 300" since the start of the season.

 

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Originally Posted by dakels View Post
 

300 CM which is about 120 inches.  

 

Nope.  As of my post date, 1/19/15, they had about 760 cm, which converts to 300".  Their total snowfall for that season (14-15) was 1144 cm = 450".

 

I can understand how you missed my post date -- happens to all of us.  But even thinking it was this season, your numbers still don't work -- had you merely taken the time to go to Niseko Now on 1/19/16, you would have seen that their season-to-date snowfall was 538 cm =  212" -- which would have given you a hint that what was going on here wasn't a mere unit conversion ;).    As you'll soon learn, if you're going to presume to correct someone here, you'll want to check your facts first ;).    The better post would have been to simply ask: "Sorry, I'm seeing 212" on Niseko Now -- how did you get 300?"


Edited by chemist - 1/21/16 at 9:52am
post #47 of 54

Too answer the question asked. The best snow is under your skis, it has to be better then sitting here during lunch at work. I'll be on snow tomorrow at this time.


Edited by Max Capacity - 1/25/16 at 3:58am
post #48 of 54
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Originally Posted by Max Capacity View Post
 

Too answer the question asked. The best now is under your skis, it has to be better then sitting here during lunch at work. I'll be on snow tomorrow at this time.

... and we are to believe that you check this site at while at work only on your lunch hour? C'mon mister, we're all skiers and know what time it is when it comes to that. :)

post #49 of 54

Sorry didn't see the date.  I got my info from http://www.niseko.ne.jp/en/weather/hanazono.html

My friends are going to Niseko in about a month so I was watching that.  What site are you looking at?  On Snowjapn is also shows 

Niseko Grand Hirafu & Hanazono
Top - 300cm

 

Again, apologies for correcting you on a year old post.  

 

When does it snow the most in Niseko?  What's their season like?  Better early or late?

 

thanks

post #50 of 54
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Originally Posted by dakels View Post
 

Sorry didn't see the date.  I got my info from http://www.niseko.ne.jp/en/weather/hanazono.html

My friends are going to Niseko in about a month so I was watching that.  What site are you looking at?  On Snowjapn is also shows 

Niseko Grand Hirafu & Hanazono
Top - 300cm

 

Again, apologies for correcting you on a year old post.  

 

When does it snow the most in Niseko?  What's their season like?  Better early or late?

 

thanks


Hi dakels. Thanks for the apology :).  Note that the 300 cm figure quoted in your link is for snow depth, while I've been talking about cumulative snowfall.  As you would expect, barring some very unusual wind effects, the former is typically significantly less than the latter because of some combination of compaction, melting, and sublimation.  

 

The site I'm looking at is: http://www.snowjapan.com/japan-daily-snow-weather-reports/niseko-now

 

According to Tony Crocker, who is both a ski-area-snowfall expert (see his site, bestsnow.net), and has been to Niseko, "Best time to visit is January and first half of February.":  http://www.epicski.com/t/131029/advice-on-japan-niseko-or-hakuba#post_1809471

 

Other than what I've posted, I know very little about Niseko. If you want more info., I'd suggest going to the International section and reading through the threads about Niseko -- you'll probably find a wealth of information; and if you have any further questions you could either post in one of those threads or start your own.  Hope this helps!

post #51 of 54

good info thanks Chemist!  

post #52 of 54
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Originally Posted by Pete No. Idaho View Post

The PNW is really under El Nino every time it snows it rains.  This am 8 " of new and it was 36 degrees and raining.  Where's the best snow - feeling it is time for a road trip.

Under my skis /thread
post #53 of 54
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Under my skis /thread

 

On top of my skis.:D

post #54 of 54
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Originally Posted by Rich666 View Post
 

... and we are to believe that you check this site at while at work only on your lunch hour? C'mon mister, we're all skiers and know what time it is when it comes to that. :)


Busted....;)

 

Hey  its actually one minute before work starts right now,

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