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At last! Snow in the east!

post #1 of 19
Thread Starter 
It's coming, folks! Real snow for Friday afternoon and continuing through Saturday - maybe half a foot in the valleys. No, it's not what's been happening at Solitude and Steamboat - but hey! When a skier's hard up, six inches is appreciated!
post #2 of 19
Out here it might rain friday if we are lucky!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111:
post #3 of 19
Rain rain rain in CT and MA....
post #4 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by oboe
It's coming, folks! Real snow for Friday afternoon and continuing through Saturday - maybe half a foot in the valleys.
Hey, did you order that for me? I should have a great week next week. Yay!!!
post #5 of 19
come to colorado.

We just got 20+ inches
post #6 of 19
Jay might get up to 14 inches by the end of tomorrow. Let's hope it's even more than that! It's been known to happen...

Thatsagirl
post #7 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by nealric
come to colorado.

We just got 20+ inches
Out in Cali we just got about the same.

Cheers!
post #8 of 19
Thread Starter 
Change in forecast: Jay WILL get a bunch, but in this neck of the woods, six inches including ice pellets is what they'll be serving.
post #9 of 19
We've got rain, and lots of it so far, up here in the Great White North (Ontario).
Please God, give us some snow.
post #10 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by nealric
come to colorado.

We just got 20+ inches

you westerners are so cruel sometimes....
post #11 of 19

Let it snow

Here's hoping that you get lots of snow out East.

It has been dumping heavily out West 20-42" for the past few days. Lake Tahoe should be good this weekend. However, I am concerned about the temperature with highs forecasted in the 50s.

www.snowstats.com/statereport.cfm/CA.htm

California
Snow Report

Resort* Surface New Base Note
Alpine Meadows Ski Area PP 50 - 78
Yosemite's Badger Pass Plan to Open 12/17
Boreal Mountain Resort PDR 46 - 58 42" past 3 days
Soda Springs PP 50 - 80 19-24" past 72 hrs
Donner Ski Ranch Reopen 12/10
Homewood Mountain Resort PP 32 - 70
June Mountain Plan to Open 12/11
Kirkwood PP 80 - 110 31" past 72 hrs
Mammoth Mountain PDR 52 - 72
Bear Valley Mountain Resort Open Sat/Sun; Dec 08: 14" new
Northstar-at-Tahoe PP 26 - 72 31" past 3 days
Sierra-at-Tahoe PP 39 - 76 37" past 3 days
Mt. Shasta Ski Park PDR 18 - 48 40" past 5 days
Squaw Valley USA PP 28 - 84 42" past 3 days
Sugar Bowl Resort PP 72 - 96
Tahoe Donner Downhill Plan to Open 12/10
Mt. Baldy PP 12 - 24
Heavenly Ski Resort PDR 22 - 40 35" past 72 hrs
Snow Summit HP 18 - 36
Snow Valley Ski Resort PP 12 - 36
Mountain High Resort HP 18 - 30
Bear Mountain Resort HP 18 - 36
Dodge Ridge Reopen 12/10
Sierra Summit Mountain Resort Reopen 12/10; Season Total: 60"; Dec 07: 18-26" new
post #12 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by ski03
Here's hoping that you get lots of snow out East.
thanks man

when I heard Squaw got close to 100" I almost threw up - all I can say is enjoy it guys and think of us easterners....when you are skiing in 7 feet of powder :

why doeeeessssss itt alwayyyyyyyyssssssss raiiinnnnnnnn on meeeeeeeeeee
post #13 of 19
godwinaustin - Where did you hear that Squaw got close to 100"?

I am curious since as far as I am aware of, Squaw ONLY got 44" from this last storm. The previous storm around Thanksgiving dropped about 19".


http://www.squaw.com/winter/snoreport.html

Squaw Valley USA Daily Report

TODAY'S CONDITIONS
08:45AM, Friday, December 10, 2004
TEMP: WIND: SKIES: BASE: NEW: SNOW:
EL 8200 44° SW, 15-35
Ridges: 40+ Partly Cloudy 85-100” - Packed Powder
Groomed

EL 6200 30° SW, 5-10 Partly Cloudy 26-35” -” Powder
Groomed
Wet Packed + Crust

Storm Total: el 6200´ - 22” , el 8200´ - 44”



http://www.squaw.com/winter/snowfall.html

Squaw Valley USA
2004|2005 Snowfall Tracker
03-04 |02-03 | 01-02 | 00-01 | 99-00 | 98-99

REPORT DATE 24 hr NEW SNOW
(inches - as of 6am) SEASON CUMULATIVE TOTALS (inches)
6200' 8200' 6200' 8200'
12/09
0"
12-14"
60
126

12/08
8-10"
12-14"
60
113

12/07
10-12"
12-16"
50
100

11/28
5-7"
4-6"
38
85

11/27
2-3"
8-10"
32
79

11/25
0-1"
2-3"
29
69

10/26
10"
18-24"
28
66

10/20
16"
36"
18
42

9/26
1-2"
4-6"
2
6
post #14 of 19
www.snowsource.com suggested that they were getting reports from the summit of squaw at 100"
post #15 of 19
Thread Starter 
Northern Vermont now curtailed to 4" plus rain, with 6"-12" from the townships to Tremblent. At least someone nearby is getting blessed - not locally, though.:
post #16 of 19
godwinaustin - Thanks for the clarification. We were talking about two different things. I was referring to new snowfall and you were referring to base depth.

Still, 100" base depth at 8200' elevation combined with 44" new snowfall is a good thing.


http://www.snowsource.com/

The "winter typhoon" buried the mountains of Idaho, Wyoming and Utah, including Sun Valley, Jackson Hole and Alta/Snowbird, with up to 3 feet of dense, base building powder. In Colorado, Steamboat will end up with almost 2 feet while ski areas to the south will get less. Montana continues to duck big early season snows. In the Sierras, the Lake Tahoe ski areas were plastered with three feet on upper slopes, but the storm ended as rain on lower slopes where there was still a net gain of over a foot. Dramatic elevation differences in snow depths with Squaw Valley CA reporting 33" at 6,000 feet and 100" at 8,000 feet. Snow levels are up in the Cascades following a 1-2 foot plus dump. 27" at Mount Bachelor OR was followed by rain.
post #17 of 19
Still nothing where I'm at in VA. But the guns have finally fired back up after a two week hiatus. Works for me at the moment.
post #18 of 19
Oboe, Glad to hear that your getting some snow back there so far things here have been pretty good( knock on wood. this last strom to hit was kind of wierd some places go ponuded and other just ok Littel ol Sundance resort got it good with over four foot of snow. Oboe I have been mising your insightful ski reviews. whats up with that?
post #19 of 19
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the remark, Utah. While I still demo skis, it has occured to me that equipment is trumped by technique, skill and conditioning. Also, since I've been fortunate enough to have skied with some of EpicSki's finest and also with the team at Smugglers' Notch, I've learned that I have a lot to learn. I might post a review or two, but basically will warn the reader to consider the source.

Today I had a group of four alleging that they were "level 6/7" - father and 13 year old son, and a husband and wife. They all knew each other, and all three adults were employed in "high power" work. I can tell you right now, their equipment had nothing to do with my assessment of their respective skiing styles and skills, and I believe each would have the same technique challenges regardless of equipment. Given the option, I'd rather have the technique and skill of a PSIA Level III than the best equipment in the world. That said, it's more fun to ski on high quality, appropriate equipment, and like people, skis all have their own strong points, week points, irritations and pleasures. I'll always be a gear nut! I just want to keep that in perspective.
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