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post #61 of 108

Sun Valley deal--$40 lift ttickets Jan. 22nd, half price lodging.

http://www.flysunvalleyalliance.com/ski-for-air-day/

 

I would love a Sun Valley report. The snow totals are amazing for that area. 

post #62 of 108
Anyone going to JH end of this month? Bf and I will be headed there for almost a week.. Landing January 29th and we leave Feb 4th. Just purchased our lift passes today for the JHole Pass. We've both never been, but he's much more of a seasoned rider than I am. He's been all over, me? Not so much but looking forward to the ride out that way. Looks like they're getting slammed with snow. 🙏🙏🏂🏂
post #63 of 108

We've had these great get pounded with snow then clear and cold cycles this Winter.

 

Look like it's going to be cold for the next few days, at least through the weekend.  Skiing is great though.

 

The mountain was crazy good on Wednesday.  Again, Teewinot → Apres Vous → Teton was the winner.  I got in a Teton and at least two untracked Casper runs before the crown from either of the gondolas got to up.  Wow, it was great.

post #64 of 108
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Anyone going to JH end of this month? Bf and I will be headed there for almost a week.. Landing January 29th and we leave Feb 4th. Just purchased our lift passes today for the JHole Pass. We've both never been, but he's much more of a seasoned rider than I am. He's been all over, me? Not so much but looking forward to the ride out that way. Looks like they're getting slammed with snow. 🙏🙏🏂🏂
I am planning to ride JH Feb 1 and 2. Weather permitting. Flying to Slc previous weekend to hit Snowbird first. Both areas look like they are having a good year.
post #65 of 108
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I am planning to ride JH Feb 1 and 2. Weather permitting. Flying to Slc previous weekend to hit Snowbird first. Both areas look like they are having a good year.

Ahhh you suck so bad lol!! We've been watching how much snow SLC/PC has been getting... if only we had gone THIS year instead of Feb 2016 lol. But it was my first time on the west coast and did great there, so looking forward to JH :) One of my bf's friends is moving just North of PC this Summer so we have someone to visit ;) I also have a friend who just purchased a condo in PC last year but he won't let us rent it from him when he's not there, oh well! :) 

 

Message me if you want we can always meet up, drink, grub, riding.. We both snowboard and he's been snowboarding much longer than I have over 10 years but I've only been riding for 2 years but this is my 3rd season. Have fun!!

 

--L

post #66 of 108
Sounds good. I'll pm you when the day nears. We should take some runs together. I am a snowboarder too btw
post #67 of 108
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Sounds good. I'll pm you when the day nears. We should take some runs together. I am a snowboarder too btw

Definitely. Sounds good we will be around! Our place we're staying at its about 10 mins from JHMR. We will be riding off and on ask day. I've only been out once this year and wasn't the best conditions with all new gear again. Be nice to meet some new people!! Happy shredding ☺️🏂
post #68 of 108
I've got a buddy that comes out for a month or so every year, he came out last week as we got pounded here in Utah. He went up to Big Sky earlier this week and is in Ketchum tonight.

I got texted this pic from the Best Western Tyrolean, wishing I had picked this week to tag along instead of Telluride this weekend. (Although I'm hoping we get some snow at Telluride sat-tues.)

post #69 of 108
Great skiing! Today was awesome! Tomorrow will be incredible.
post #70 of 108
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Great skiing! Today was awesome! Tomorrow will be incredible.


Agreed!  Today, I think, produced some of my most fun turns in several seasons.

 

Just great.

post #71 of 108
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Agreed!  Today...produced some of my most fun turns in several seasons.

 

Just great.

 

You bet!  Yesterday was really the most fun I've had in several seasons.  We skied as a family too!  The snow was just great- super light w/ almost no wind.

 

Edit: it's being called  Fat Tuesday

post #72 of 108
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You bet!  Yesterday was really the most fun I've had in several seasons.  We skied as a family too!  The snow was just great- super light w/ almost no wind.

 

Edit: it's being called  Fat Tuesday


Okay, we had to go out of bounds to get it, but today I had some "lifetime" turns.  

 

We've gone beyond best-in-the-last-few-seasons all the way to "Whoa! Those were some of the best turns of my life!."

 

I hope everybody else is having fun.  We sure are.

post #73 of 108
Loving it here in Jackson! Snow is coming down now.. Had some yesterday .. And don't want to leave Saturday lol. Great conditions so far and getting some of the powder higher up top the mountain. ❄️❄️🏂🏂
post #74 of 108

This was last Tuesday out of bounds off the Tram.

 

Cold smoke!

post #75 of 108

Looks like power is out at Jackson Hole resort until Monday at the earliest (Feb 13).  Wind storm knocked down several poles.  I wouldn't want to be working their customer service lines right now.:(

post #76 of 108
Grand Targhee must be salivating.
post #77 of 108
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Grand Targhee must be salivating.

 

Except in one of the other threads it was mentioned that the pass is closed too between Jackson and GT. So a lot of people can't get over there.

post #78 of 108

How many Jackson Hole hotels have backup generators and how many lifts have diesel motors either as primary or power failure backup (other than evac motor)?

post #79 of 108
seems like guests are being asked to leave teton village asap, there are major safety concerns, cold, winter storm watch, lots of people, no power... not a good combination
post #80 of 108
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seems like guests are being asked to leave teton village asap, there are major safety concerns, cold, winter storm watch, lots of people, no power... not a good combination


With no power in Teton Village at all, guests are going to be losing power on their phones and other electronic means of checking on updates.  Repairs could take a week because of how many poles must be replaced in some way.  More snow will make work difficult.

 

From the JH website update on 2/8/2017:

 

" . . . JHMR is seriously enforcing no uphill travel this week and asks everyone to stay off the mountain. JHMR will be issuing refunds for all visitors, but at this time, we do not have a location to process those refunds. . . ."

 

For more, check out this thread:

http://www.epicski.com/t/149723/jackson-hole-closed-until-at-least-2-13-17-wind-damage-means-no-power-at-teton-village-and-on-slopes

post #81 of 108

So is there power in the town of Jackson and at Snow King?

post #82 of 108
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So is there power in the town of Jackson and at Snow King?


There is power in Town and SK is open.  Right now all the roads out of the Valley are closed.  There is no way to get to Targhee.  It doesn't matter though, my friends who were skiing there posted, without pictures, that the skiing sucked and you should tell all your friends.  Teton Pass has been closed for 3 days and isn't projected to open for another 2 days.  The pictures I've seen from Teton Village are incredible.  17 steel transmission towers buckled and collapsed dumping the power lines onto the Village Road.  I just made it out of there on Tuesday.  I was a few miles past where the lines went down when I lost my radio station (because of the power lines).  Ten more minutes at the bar and I would have been there without power for at least 6 hours.  Snow King will be miserable skiing today as it is raining pretty steadily in Town right now.

post #83 of 108
I'm in Sun Valley right now and Baldy is closed for the second day in a row due to high avalanche danger. I wonder how long it's been since that happened. Dollar is still open but that got rained on yesterday.
post #84 of 108
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I'm in Sun Valley right now and Baldy is closed for the second day in a row due to high avalanche danger. I wonder how long it's been since that happened. Dollar is still open but that got rained on yesterday.


I was just about to post about Baldy being closed. I think this is the first time in the fifteen years I have lived here.As best I remember, it has only closed one day in that period, for power failure.

 

I am too old to go ski in the rain and slop anyway. Hopefully tomorrow.

 

Reason for high to extreme avalanch danger is a lot of recent snow followed by warm temprerature and rain.

post #85 of 108

^^

That blows.    Awful early in the season for the snowpack to go isothermic.

post #86 of 108
Crazy day here at SV. Everyone that was going to go to Jackson came here instead. I've never seen lift lines like this. Also a lot of the kind of skiing you don't usually see at Sun Valley – – young guy cutting too close to you, that sort of thing, and just an awful lot of people on the runs. Very long lines at guest services where people have to get their MCP dealt with, longline for demos, parking nearly full at 8:30. Locals complaining about the influx of people. You can especially tell the crowds weren't local because the Lookout was only half-full during lunch. People who have never been probably want to go to the newer lodges. In general I've been sorry that Sun Valley went on the MCP-- I very selfishly want to keep it to myself, and it is clearly drawing more people in. I had enough of it shortly after lunch, the hot pool at the lodge sounded like a much better idea. And it was.
post #87 of 108
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Crazy day here at SV. Everyone that was going to go to Jackson came here instead. I've never seen lift lines like this. Also a lot of the kind of skiing you don't usually see at Sun Valley – – young guy cutting too close to you, that sort of thing, and just an awful lot of people on the runs. Very long lines at guest services where people have to get their MCP dealt with, longline for demos, parking nearly full at 8:30. Locals complaining about the influx of people. You can especially tell the crowds weren't local because the Lookout was only half-full during lunch. People who have never been probably want to go to the newer lodges. In general I've been sorry that Sun Valley went on the MCP-- I very selfishly want to keep it to myself, and it is clearly drawing more people in. I had enough of it shortly after lunch, the hot pool at the lodge sounded like a much better idea. And it was.

I've always thought of SV as the place I ski to avoid crowds, and by Tahoe standards it has never seemed crowded. I looked at the river run and lookout webcams at lunchtime and they didn't seem unusually crowded.

What constituted long lift lines today? I'd like to know what to worry about as a worst case.

Thanks
Bob
post #88 of 108

Mot much in the way of lines at River Run and Warm Springs except for gondola first thing in the morning.

 

5-10 minutes at Seattle Ridge. Mayday (bowls access) looked worse.

post #89 of 108
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I've always thought of SV as the place I ski to avoid crowds, and by Tahoe standards it has never seemed crowded. I looked at the river run and lookout webcams at lunchtime and they didn't seem unusually crowded.

What constituted long lift lines today? I'd like to know what to worry about as a worst case.

Thanks
Bob

Yes exactly, that's why we come 2-3 times a season too. Mayday had the worst lines but okay, did I spend more than 10 minutes in it...no. But that's a long time for SV! I don't normally encounter lift lines at all. And the runs did feel crowded (okay, again for SV). People were sticking to the upper mountain because the lower mountain got rain Thursday, so people were more concentrated than usual. I heard people complain about the gondola line first thing but I didn't get there until 915 so I didn't see how long it was. So yes it's all relative, it's not what you would see on any given weekend at Whistler, out Tahoe. My comparison is to how SV normally is. But it's an anomaly, the mountain was closed the 2 previous days, so there was pent up demand, plus the Jackson people.
Edited by Christy319 - 2/11/17 at 8:17pm
post #90 of 108
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Yes exactly, that's why we come 2-3 times a season too. Mayday had the worst lines but okay, did I spend more than 10 minutes in it...no. But that's a long time for SV! I don't normally encounter lift lines at all. And the runs did feel crowded (okay, again for SV). I heard people complain about the gondola line first thing but I didn't get there until 915 so I didn't see how long it was. So yes it's all relative, it's not what you would see on any given weekend at Whistler. But it's an anomaly, the mountain was closed the 2 previous days, so there was pent up demand, plus the Jackson people.

Ok, I feel better now. I think 5-10 minutes is considered empty at squaw or north star. And I prefer lapping challenger to the bowls anyway. I was there for the first week of January, looking forward to a slightly warmer trip starting Thursday.

Thanks
Bob
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