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Silver Conditions - 2015

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 

Thought I would start a new thread for this year.

 

I haven't been up to Silver since Friday (hit Wardner from the top finally), so I don't have an update but I did notice they finally put up the Kellogg Peak webcam:

 

http://webcams.silvermt.com/webcams/kellogpeak.jpg

 

Nice little box they built (side board and back board) to 'catch' all the snow. Not really an accurate snow stake, but gives you an idea of conditions either way.

post #2 of 11

Was up yesterday, 1/24... let me say this. If we don't get some snow soon, Im not sure how much longer the mt will remain open. It was mid 40's all day, humid, and their are many bare spots emerging all over the high traffic groomed trails. Slushy, fun, spring snow conditions though! Its supposed to get even warmer throughout the week :(

post #3 of 11
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Originally Posted by Fr8dawg View Post
 

Was up yesterday, 1/24... let me say this. If we don't get some snow soon, Im not sure how much longer the mt will remain open. It was mid 40's all day, humid, and their are many bare spots emerging all over the high traffic groomed trails. Slushy, fun, spring snow conditions though! Its supposed to get even warmer throughout the week :(

 

 

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post #4 of 11

Skied Silver Friday 1/30.  Arrived late on purpose, started skiing about 1030. Everything pretty frozen up and hard.  Sunrise was ok but a lot of dirt, rocks showing.  As the day moved on the skiing was better but still pretty hard.  Silver Belt was best run, Gold was ok, North star and Northern Lights were ok after about noon.  Coming b ack from chair 4 Centennial was closed, we did it anyway and it was very hard and not groomed.   If you have zero experience on ice you may want to avoid.

 

Actually had a nice day skiing in the sunshine despite the snow.  Had nacho plate and a pitcher on the balcony in the warm sunshine and it was quite nice.

post #5 of 11

I am staying in Spokane for a few days next week before going up to Revelstoke. I plan to ski next Wednesday and Thursday at the local Spokane areas. 49, and Mt Spokane are both closed and out. Schweitzer only has the front side open and dirt patches clearly showing on the webcams, is more expensive even with discounted tickets and a bit further to drive so they are out. Silver and Lookout seem to have done considerably better this year with snow than any of those places so I had planned to ski both places. HOWEVER, both yesterday AND today Silver has had only lifts 1 and 2 open giving access to only 1 side of Kellogg Peak. That side of Kellogg Peak looks like it is only about the size of chair 1 on the front side of Lookout meaning that it is really small.

 

Are running chairs 1 and 2 at Silver normal and can I expect that they will do that next week? If they do only run chairs 1 and 2 would I be better off just hitting Lookout two straight days or doing 1 day at each even though only a fraction of Silver will be open? BTW All but one trail are closed off chair 1 at Silver. I have been to both mountains 1 day. In the past.   

 

I do see that Silver will be closed on Wednesday so for sure I will going to Lookout that day. 

 

Should I ski both days at Lookout or 1 at each assuming Silver only has partial operations?  

post #6 of 11
Thread Starter 
I'd do one at each, small chance Silver will open back up Chair 4 this weekend after the little bit of snow. More forecast for late next week?
post #7 of 11
Thread Starter 
3/1: Silver was actually decent today, seems the snow helped things recover from the last time I was up a week and a half ago. Many, but obviously not close to all bare spots a few weeks ago are covered again.

Wardner still closed, even though people had boot packed and traversed to half lap it. Patrol didn't have a good reason for closure..
post #8 of 11
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Silver closing for the year on Sunday (closed Sat too). Not sure if they'll let us ski on Leadman weekend or not.

 

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 Operating Sunday 3/29 9am-3pm. Saturday weather is looking pretty nasty but Sunday looks like a fantastic sunny day to enjoy some skiing, boarding and chilling on the patio with a Hawaiian Luau themed BBQ and patio party! Lift tickets will be just $29 and current pass holders from any other ski area can get a ticket for just $19. Additionally, current Silver Mountain Pass Holders can bring a buddy for just $19. This is our last planned day of operations for the season so make sure to come on out! Leadman 2015 is on and pending enough snow coverage there will still be a ski leg. Get your entry in soon as early discount registration ends April 14th.
post #9 of 11
Thread Starter 

Looks like Lookout is closed for the season too, now. Anyone going up to Silver on Sunday?

post #10 of 11
Thread Starter 

Anyone doing Brewsfest this year?

post #11 of 11

Hi Mike, probably not on brewsfest.  Been playing a lot of golf and fishing - reading all the global warming El Ninoooooo  crap and biding my time in the garden with my 35 yr landscaping project.

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