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.
2016-2017 season [Inland Northwest group]
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.
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.
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.
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.....
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.
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.
Skied MLK day and the next. Monday was very nice with sunny skies and enough skiers to work up some of the groomers. Tuesday was definitely firm and fast and a ghost town. Took a fall on Tall Paul and then went down again on Why Not and lost both skis. Think I need to ski those kind of conditions more aggressively, miss one turn and you're in trouble.
They reported snow on Wednesday and yesterday, did the snow thaw? Current conditions in relation to last Monday and Tuesday?
Anyway, HUGE change between Tuesday and Thursday.
Thursday, Silver Mt. is basically groomers only. Wed. skied South of Border out on Bear Grass and snow variable, ok on top, heavy on bottom-not really worth the long traverse out.
Today groomers skied good, worked on some technique, sorta still coming back from last years collision. Skied with Coomba and had some good runs. Gotta call Spokane Mike and see how he is doing, haven't seen him on the hill. Anyone seen Mike ?
Sunday was a bright blue day with mild temperatures and the whole town showed up. This is the view from Flower Point towards the back country area of Canyon Creek.
Skied Silver on Thursday. Cold and windy at times. Must have been really windy over night as there were bare hard areas and other places with deep wind packed snow. That wind packed snow does not ski like powder, definitely takes more aggressive turning to break through. Wardner traverse was tough going and then turned out to be wind blown with pockets of deeper snow, not worth the effort to get there, otherwise a fun sunny day with next to nobody there.
Hang in there sibhusky, more snow is coming.