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2016-2017 season [Inland Northwest group]

post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 

 Anybody been up to lookout yet?  I plan on getting up there next week. Sounds like the season is getting off to a good start.

post #2 of 16
Thread Starter 

Great way to start the season, Lookout reported 8 " overnight and it snowed most of the day.  Only the front side was open, but excellent conditions for December 4.

post #3 of 16

No entry's here for awhile so thought I would butt in.


Just started skiing again and have been 6 times, 4 to Silver and twice to Lookout.  Both have good snow now and I think Silver is under reporting summit pack depth.


Last Friday skied with bud John and Ari from LA.  Tried the Meadows at Silver and was good about 6 inches of good powder.  I didn't realize it but the Assay Rd. out of the Meadows has been widened and groomed and was basically a beginner run out and downhill all the way.  This only means one thing, more people will be skiing the Meadows so will have to hit earlier int the morning.  South was good.  Had a good day.  Felt my confidence coming back after my 2/1/16 impact with a tree.


Looks like next week could be some really good powder skiing - hoping the weather guys are right for a change.

post #4 of 16
Have been out 14 days. Skipped about nine days at Christmas. Most of the time it's been really cold, diamond dust weather. Haven't really gotten my legs back yet, and that break didn't help. Today:
post #5 of 16

See it is really crowded too.  Nice skier view, plenty of snow, no tourists, sunshine.  Oh well someone has to live up here and ski.Thumbs Up

post #6 of 16

Sunday 1/8 ski'd Silver today.  Claimed 4 inches and yes in places 4 in was correct.Best skiing was Bootlegger.  Groomers were fun with about 2-3 in on them.  got up there early and didn't start to get "silver crowded" until 1130.  Lodge packed. Tomorrow if we get enough snow should be great.

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Monday l/9 ski'd Silver today.   Reported 7 inches and that was right on with some places deeper.  Was surprised how fast chair 3 and 4 got hammered.  Bootlegger hammered by 1000.  Did find some very good snow of the R side of 2 in the trees, Heaven trees, and of course South.  Good day.  Snow wasn't smoke and wasn't goop but had a real nice turning consistency and filled in Xmas punded areas pretty well.

post #8 of 16

Tue 1/10 skied Silver Today.  Reported 6 inches but the Meadows was more like 14 inches.  Great powder and no people.  Great day and great skiing.

post #9 of 16
I feel like I need to join in so you don't get lonely.

Skied 1/6, 1/8 and 1/10. Fresh snow, great conditions. Started frigid this season, but it's slightly warmer now.
post #10 of 16
1/11. Another frigid day, -8°F at the lift shack as I got to the top in the AM. Nice and empty, blue bird day.

Early AM crowds at the summit:


View of East Rim from Inspiration:

Looking at these pictures, I don't think there is a single human in any of them.....
post #11 of 16

Love the pictures.  I will have to stop and take some shots one of these days. Stayed home today and plowed and shoveled, shoveled and plowed. I see you are really crowded too.

post #12 of 16
Thread Starter 

loving the season so far, been out eight times.  Four days each at Silver and Lookout, it just keeps getting better.   Haven't had conditions like this past Monday and Tuesday in a long time.

post #13 of 16

Thur 1/12 Skied Silver today. Powder pretty well hammered so skied groomers. Groomer crew did a really good job, especially on Sunrise which which was groomed better than I have ever seen. Fun day, cold but nice in the sunshine, small crowd.

post #14 of 16
1/13. Warmer, about 7°.

post #15 of 16

 Sibhusky.  see your runs are really crowded - I always say if you are worried about people coming up behind you -  you just need to go faster.  Obviously doesn't apply here.


Silver on saturday MLK weekend.   Lift lines were unusually long stood in one for 30 seconds.  But the lodge was packed.   Groomers fun took a lesson from Ernie Silva and spent most of the day working on balance and short leg long leg.  Fun day.

post #16 of 16
MLK Day. A few people showed up.

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