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post #361 of 1519

Wow was looking at the snowfall history for Kirkwood and it looks like back in 2008 it started snowing on Jan 21 and did not quit until Feb 4th. For a total of over 12'0. For those who booked a ski vacation during that week it would be a hard one to top. For those who live there it must have been an amazing week. Were they able to keep the roads clear to get up to the resorts.

post #362 of 1519
Squaw is skiing great right now, tons of good snow all around Shirley, and it was surprisingly fluffy and 3D. You definitely need rock skis to take full advantage, but overall it's better than most of the time last year.
post #363 of 1519
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but overall it's better than most of the time last year.

 

Umm... there's not enough lifts spinning for that to even be possible.

post #364 of 1519

http://meteocentre.com/models/get_anim.php?mod=gemglb&run=00&stn=PNMPR&map=na&lang=en&mode=latest&yyyy=latest&mm=latest&dd=latest

 

 

Tahoe is in for a big dump and a great Christmas season - good for local businesses !!!

post #365 of 1519
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Umm... there's not enough lifts spinning for that to even be possible.

It's not about the number of lifts, it's about the quality of the snow:-)
post #366 of 1519

Agreed alexzn, Squaw is skiing well.  I had a surprisingly great first day on the slopes today.  The cold temperatures and snow making along with nature snow have produce some great early season conditions.  Watching the storms for next week, trying not to get jitters...

post #367 of 1519
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Squaw is skiing great right now, tons of good snow all around Shirley, and it was surprisingly fluffy and 3D. You definitely need rock skis to take full advantage, but overall it's better than most of the time last year.

 

I went into Shirley last week and didn't think it should have been open, it was down right scary. I must have hit 20 rocks on just one run, so I made two runs like an idiot. Hopefully, it has gotten better then that, however it had no place to go but up.  

post #368 of 1519
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Agreed alexzn, Squaw is skiing well.  I had a surprisingly great first day on the slopes today.  The cold temperatures and snow making along with nature snow have produce some great early season conditions.  Watching the storms for next week, trying not to get jitters...

 

You may have to force the kids to miss school next Monday.  ;-)  Sunday is certainly looking good but I bet the upper mountain doesn't open that day.

post #369 of 1519
Actually been avoiding Shirley. Heard the same.
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I went into Shirley last week and didn't think it should have been open, it was down right scary. I must have hit 20 rocks on just one run, so I made two runs like an idiot. Hopefully, it has gotten better then that, however it had no place to go but up.  
post #370 of 1519
If storm on Thursday pans out maybe more of lower mountain will be open. KT would be good too. I'll be at Squaw wind or no wind.
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You may have to force the kids to miss school next Monday.  ;-)  Sunday is certainly looking good but I bet the upper mountain doesn't open that day.
post #371 of 1519

Booked tickets today for a trip that was originally going to just be Mammoth... but I decided to use my MCP a bit more... so I'll be skiing at SV/AM March 21st and 22nd. 

 

:ski  :yahoo: 

 

A bit early to throw this out there, but I'd love to meet up with some folks if anyone is around on that Monday and Tuesday.

post #372 of 1519
for the past 3 weeks we've had storm after storm and we now have more snowfall wensday, Thursday,friday, Saturday Sunday,and Monday. ive already been to sierra once this year and conditions were actually quite freaking nice. This year looks like a good one! but let's not get ahead of ourselves.
post #373 of 1519

Er, Know they don't use the  R  word.

But was yesterday afternoon wet with something that was not snow. ?

Minds are Inquiring.?

 

Snow flurries likely today since our foothill  area became cooler -got rain last night & today.

post #374 of 1519
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Squaw is skiing great right now, tons of good snow all around Shirley, and it was surprisingly fluffy and 3D. You definitely need rock skis to take full advantage, but overall it's better than most of the time last year.

 

I went into Shirley last week and didn't think it should have been open, it was down right scary. I must have hit 20 rocks on just one run, so I made two runs like an idiot. Hopefully, it has gotten better then that, however it had no place to go but up.  


Doh!

I've only been out 4 times so far this year, but haven't skied anything that requires p-tex yet. 

post #375 of 1519
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Er, Know they don't use the  R  word.
But was yesterday afternoon wet with something that was not snow. ?
Minds are Inquiring.?

Snow flurries likely today since our foothill  area became cooler -got rain last night & today.

I was out at Alpine all day and there was just intermittent flurries with a ridiculously strong winds, still had fun on the open terrain off Roundabout. Can't speak for other areas though...
post #376 of 1519
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Doh!

I've only been out 4 times so far this year, but haven't skied anything that requires p-tex yet. 

 

Did you go to Squaw?  Shirley on Friday was OK.  The coverage on top is very good but there are still a lot of obstacles on the lower part.  IMHO, The trail with the best condition right now is Red Dog/Far East Express.


Edited by hellside - 12/7/15 at 11:30am
post #377 of 1519
Thread Starter 

It's starting to feel very different than it has in the last few years.  Can't remember the last time I saw an extended forecast that looked like this, even all of the ones that fizzled out.  Game on.

 

post #378 of 1519
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I was out at Alpine all day and there was just intermittent flurries with a ridiculously strong winds, still had fun on the open terrain off Roundabout. Can't speak for other areas though...


Was skiing at Heavenly Sunday.  Really windy also.  Snow in the trees off stagecoach was in very good shape assuming you had your rock skis on.  Nobody skiing there that day.

post #379 of 1519
Yes. The conditions are (have been) very nice. Having rock skis increases your options a lot, but there are some areas on the mountain where you can get full-on Squaw skiing.
post #380 of 1519

Soft and sticky snow at Rose today. It was windy enough that on some of the lower-angle stuff I still had to pole along, but I also need to wax my skis so it was just a big ol' mess. They shut down NW Magnum in the early afternoon due to the wind. Coverage is pretty decent, all things considered. Off-piste is still a gamble, and the face runs are thin-ish, but for the most part the snow is compacted enough so that you won't dig in and uncover new obstacles. As long as you keep an eye out, you shouldn't have to take care of extended repair work. It doesn't look like I have any new damage to my skis, at least.

post #381 of 1519
If anybody wants to ski at Rose, they are doing $20 tickets for people that come up with pass holders until the 19th of December. If anybody wants to go, PM me and we can meet up. I'll be there tomorrow and Sunday most likely.
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Er, Know they don't use the  R  word.

But was yesterday afternoon wet with something that was not snow. ?

Minds are Inquiring.?

 

Snow flurries likely today since our foothill  area became cooler -got rain last night & today.


Yep this stuff i posted is wrong as pointed out by Mitch Markey for Alpine.  The cold weather and lack of rain has been great for preserving good snow so far this December.

there were top wind holds at Alpine, Rose and Squaw. Squaw hold included Red Dog. I'd suspect same at Heavenly.

 

Oops (Edit) maybe wrong for yesterday but unofficialalpine.com says Alpine had light drizzle today till 10:30 am.

post #383 of 1519
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If storm on Thursday pans out maybe more of lower mountain will be open. KT would be good too. I'll be at Squaw wind or no wind.

 

I'm thinking Jay is right on the money, Friday afternoon there may be a window to open the mountain up, but winds kick up again Saturday and snowing hard on Sunday. I would bet Monday to Tuesday for the whole mountain. I will be working, so won't be out there, but glad to see the forecast. 

post #384 of 1519

Five or six feet by Monday doesn't suck, and will eliminate the need for rock skis: http://www.opensnow.com/dailysnow/tahoe

post #385 of 1519

Looking at the satellite this Tuesday morning shows a 150 knot jetstream west to east pile driver about a thousand miles west that at this point means it is a sure thing we will get hammered.  All the storms to this point in the season have been minor to piddly.  I like how this is a two banger with the first storm laying down a dump warmer at the bottom to adhere to rocks still sticking through then a second cold windy storm leaving 20F degree temps in its wake for days that is sure to make for optimal mid winter surface conditions.   Will have the best mid December conditions in several years.

post #386 of 1519

Sweeeeeeeeeet.  Heading up this weekend coz of Squaw ski team for my boys (who knows if it will be cancelled either day due to winds) and then I'll be up in Tahoe Dec 18 through Jan 3.  Really hoping we get decent holiday snow on top of what falls this Thursday/Sunday.  Christmas week 2012 was great - that was the last good Christmas week dump for sure.

 

Jay, Monday should be money.  Wish I could take the day off...

 

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It's starting to feel very different than it has in the last few years.  Can't remember the last time I saw an extended forecast that looked like this, even all of the ones that fizzled out.  Game on.

 

post #387 of 1519

The GFS has gone full on "crazy uncle" with 6ft plus on the crest by monday. Euro more reserved with about 3-3.5ft

 

Jet blue still offering a 69 dollar nonstop from JFK to Tahoe on Sat. Ill be on it :D

post #388 of 1519
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Yep this stuff i posted is wrong as pointed out by Mitch Markey for Alpine.  The cold weather and lack of rain has been great for preserving good snow so far this December.
there were top wind holds at Alpine, Rose and Squaw. Squaw hold included Red Dog. I'd suspect same at Heavenly.

Oops (Edit) maybe wrong for yesterday but unofficialalpine.com says Alpine had light drizzle today till 10:30 am.
Yup you're right, I think I jinxed us. Definitely got some light showers yesterday.
post #389 of 1519
can anyone report on how the weather is in south lake Tahoe right know.
post #390 of 1519

1st STORM IS ON ITS WAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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