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60 freakin degrees

post #1 of 27
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If I don't get to ski soon I am going to snap. It is going to be 60 degrees here in the lowlands of Ohio and neither 7springs, Peak and Peak or Holiday Valley are open yet. I guess my first turns are going to be in Utah the first week of January. Boy do I wish I lived near the real mountains!!

Very aggravated skier.
post #2 of 27
Aggrivation is when you live 30 miles of 5 ski resorts and they are just barely open. $50 for two trails. Give me a break.
post #3 of 27
TWC is saying 60 at Vail over the weekend. That's not good either.

I'm sitting 25 miles from 7 Springs watching it pour.
post #4 of 27
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Originally Posted by Taylormatt
TWC is saying 60 at Vail over the weekend.
Are you sure? It's supposed to be 60 in Denver, but the mountain highs are forecasted in the high 30's for Saturday.
post #5 of 27
I'm pretty sure I saw 60 for Vail coming. I was like huh? when I saw it too.

It is a weather forecast...not always real accurate as we can attest to here in the East.
post #6 of 27
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post #7 of 27

I feel your pain

Just cancelled my trip to Snowshoe this Thursday in hopes of avoiding rain. If I can just get the girlfriend to finish grad school I'm off this coast and heading for the rockies. Just can't take it anymore!:
post #8 of 27
It's no better in the Pacific Northwest.

And rumor has it, we gotta a pineapple express on the way.

Whew boy.
post #9 of 27
Come to the arctic....Chicago. We were only 50 degrees today.

Colder by the weekend and more seasonal temps by next week.

This weather sucks.
post #10 of 27

Adding insult to injury

It was 70+ down here in Hampton Roads. 15-20kt SW winds is an automatic:
- push-out of flight to Upstate NY
- skip-work and go windsurf. What a gorgeous afternoon. That's it for this season though... Skiing is next. I just finished packing, actually... hoping for some decent turns in Nothern VT this weekend to get the legs back a little.
post #11 of 27
I had over 18" fall at my house yesterday. Tomorrow it is supposed to rain, and keep up for several days! Just what we need-Pineapple Express and rain! Starting to remind me of the washout of 2 years ago all over again...
post #12 of 27
Not looking to good for the PNW skiers. 31 degrees @ 5000 feet at 4AM with 3 feet of new snow. Boy talk about slick. Thought about putting a steer axle chain on up in the woods.: This PM a strong South wind is coming up. 60F by Friday. Damn we just started a good base at the mountain of 40".
post #13 of 27
Um the vail report says highs in the 30s for the weekend.

Que estas fumando?
post #14 of 27
I'm not sure if this is the right thread to post this, but....
As I write the wind is howling outside and blizzard conditions exist in the Tahoe area. We are getting the heaviest precip of the season. Snow will continue through Wednesday morning, but snow levels will rise to 8000 feet. Meaning...you guessed it SIERRA CEMENT 3 feet thick on everything. :

This same system is making a bee-line for Utah. Look out in the Wasach. Hope its colder there when it arrives.
post #15 of 27
I clicked on this topic expecting to see something about skiing a 60 degree slope. Slightly disappointed.
post #16 of 27
We are in luck this year. Its in the 30's at night over here in the SF Bay Area. Tahoe has tons of snow. Squaw had opened its cliff jumping on openning day 10/30 and we were there. There is no lift for the cliffs, you have to climb, nevertheless.

Right now, its rainning heavily, that translates heavy snow in the mountains.
post #17 of 27
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Originally Posted by Taylormatt
I'm pretty sure I saw 60 for Vail coming. I was like huh? when I saw it too.

It is a weather forecast...not always real accurate as we can attest to here in the East.
Vail is about to get hammered tonight with snow and the weekend the highs are in the thirties.

http://www.weather.com/weather/local...om=search_city

Keep in mind the town of Vail is fairly low and I assume this is where temps are predicted.

I assure all that it is wintery at every mid-mountain!
post #18 of 27
Like I said, I thought that's what I saw, but didn't believe it myself.

At least somebody's getting a winter <sigh>
post #19 of 27
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Originally Posted by powderhound24
It is going to be 60 degrees here in the lowlands of Ohio and neither 7springs, Peak and Peak or Holiday Valley are open yet. Boy do I wish I lived near the real mountains!!

Very aggravated skier.
I grew up in the "snowbelt" south of Lake Erie. I left as soon as I could and have never regretted it. I would suggest you do the same....some named powderhound is a dog out of his environment there. What do you do for a living, maybe some of us can help!
post #20 of 27
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Originally Posted by newfydog
I grew up in the "snowbelt" south of Lake Erie. I left as soon as I could and have never regretted it. I would suggest you do the same....some named powderhound is a dog out of his environment there. What do you do for a living, maybe some of us can help!

Then you can feel my pain. I am in the Cleveland area. I have been trying to get the wife to move for years but she has a great job and I decided to go back to school about a year ago. Hard to complain since she supports my obsession and allows me to make several trips a year west and many roadtrips to Holiday Valley.
post #21 of 27
Allows you to make several trips a year? Does that mean she doesn't ski too? That's the real problem. My wife and I are leaving Cleveland permanently as soon as the house sells (the real estate market is almost as good as the skiing here). Luckily for me, she is as addicted to this childish pursuit as the rest of us and can ski anything I can. Cleveland really doesn't seem like the place to be.
post #22 of 27

mistake on the lake

Guys, you've got to get out of there! My miracle came when Dad got sent to an office in Germany and I went from a high school junior in Painesville to a college freshman at the Ameican College of Switzerland in three months. Died and gone to heaven. I remember getting a letter from a friend near Snow Trails saying how tired he was getting psyched up for a race and having it rained out.

I have a friend out here from the Boston Mills (Ohio) area. We did a ski -bike -paddle race to Drake park a few years ago (and won) calling our team "mistake on the Drake" A number of people got the joke. They aren't heading back either.

Three feet of snow here in the last two days.
post #23 of 27

Leaving Cleveland

I lived in Ohio nearly 40 years before moving out west. Never looked back. Used to live in Middleburgh Hts / Berea, and skied and instructed at Boston Mills and Brandywine where I first skied (going back to about 1968). I actually thought water was supposed to be brown or green, and winters cold, dark and slushy.

You will certainly feel some sticker shock if you look at real estate in the parts of the country where people WANT to live, but, its worth it, and it appreciates much faster too. BTW, there are more jobs, and they generally pay better here, assuming you are not into ski bumming full time. Skiing aside (not really), mountains offer lots of recreation, hiking, climbing, camping, rafting fishing etc. We are within 60 miles of Desolation and Mukolmne wilderness areas, 5 to 30 miles of American River, 100 miles from San Francisco and 55 to 80 miles from most Tahoe resorts. We can't live up there (still making a living), but its close enough to count.

I wonder why housing is so in demand. Hmmm
post #24 of 27
Staying cold in Oregon above 5000 feet. We got 24" in the last 24 hours and it's still going. From 19" base to 60" base in 3 days. Got to love it. :-)
post #25 of 27
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Originally Posted by slider
Staying cold in Oregon above 5000 feet. We got 24" in the last 24 hours and it's still going. From 19" base to 60" base in 3 days. Got to love it. :-)
In the 50's today in Cleveland. Might flurry this weekend. No skiing open within hundreds of miles. Got to hate it.

Thanks to all for the encouragement to get out. Can't wait to be not looking back.
post #26 of 27
Thread Starter 
The wife usually makes the west trips with me but is not nearly as passionate about skiing as I am, and not even close to the same skill level. She is very athletic and an intermediate skier, but she could be better if her brain would not get in the way.

Good luck with the sale of your house!!

Where are you planning on moving?
post #27 of 27
The last frontier, Alaska. Either Anchorage or Girdwood, not sure yet. We will decide when we get there.

My wife caught up to me in the last couple of years. Skiing has never been more fun. Her issue was primarily being on a different risk tolerance level.
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