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post #31 of 125

Drive North to BC

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Originally Posted by igorig
Baker is in bad shape. Where the damn 30-40'' they are reporting?
Igorig: Thanks for the update on Mt. Baker. I've seen their website but was dubious of the claims. I'm trying to avoid core shots on my new skis.

I've noticed limited veracity in snow reporting. Perhaps they find their fattest mogul and measure it.

For what it's worth, the skiing at Sun Peaks, Silver Star and Big White in BC's interior are all excellent - solid 4' to 5' bases with cold, dry snow.

It seems that global warming extends only to the 49th parallel, plus Whistler.
post #32 of 125
The groomers are good here in Sun Valley. They have been blowing snow like crazy and some real snow is on the way.
post #33 of 125
Baker's OK now after the 20" dump on Christmas day. I used my good skis and had no problems. I spent the last two days at Stvens Pass and if you go there you had better have some rock skis. I trashed mine big time there.
post #34 of 125
I think the PNW is finally coming through. At this rate, in another week, we should have some half way decent conditions on Mt. Hood.
post #35 of 125
Whistler is back to better conditions up top.
post #36 of 125
Wow, Sno-Crummy Pass just opened, what a relief. 45 minute drive to ski twigs & rocks, but it's still skiing.

Keep the snow dance going, people. Need more and more and more and more....
post #37 of 125
Just got back from Baker. Don't go without your rock skis and be ready for ice. There was still some good stuff up there today, but it's going fast. Snow in the forecast for later in the week.
post #38 of 125
Baker got a dump but is going bad quickly.
Stevens doesn't really have much snow but is open. Bring your rock skis.
I don't even want to think about Snoqualmie.
post #39 of 125
No words. What a f**** season.
Just saw 7th Heaven is open at Stevens, will check tomorrow. Hope it will not be rock climbing. Happy New Year.
post #40 of 125
Quote:
Originally Posted by igorig
No words. What a f**** season.
Just saw 7th Heaven is open at Stevens, will check tomorrow. Hope it will not be rock climbing. Happy New Year.
It looked OK from below earlier in the week, but there are often big holes in the Rock Garden.
post #41 of 125

No snow, but its sure freak'n cold

It was in the mid-teens this AM and is suppose to be in single digits next week. Too bad we don't have much snow though, just cold cold weather......
post #42 of 125
So, the 7th Heaven is in pretty good shape indeed. I've just spent a day there. It is bumpy as usual and pretty hard but still very enjoyable. Of course I hit my bases but still the runs from top of 7th Heaven are worth of that. Though I'm suspecting in couple of days and without new snow all will be bad.
BTW, when I arrived in the morning(01/03) the temp was -5F. Veeeery coooold.
post #43 of 125
I skied Crystal on Monday the 3rd. Snow was okay in Green Valley and Grubstake under the Chair was not too bad. Some big rocks and stumps showing. Saw somebody cursing after they took a major shot to their bases coming down Green Back. Lots of ice on Lucky Shot. Downhill was okay but I hit some rocks and puts some shallow gauges into my bases. They need some snow badly. A few energetic souls hiked part way up Cambell Basin for some freshies. Weather reports are indicating snow coming on Thursday and possibly Friday. Hopefully we'll get a nice dump. Too bad the Jet stream is so far south this year. Guess it's good for the Tahoe crowd.
post #44 of 125
Hi guys!! I just got back from Sun Peaks!! It was perfect, we stayed there for 4 days.They have more than enough snow for skiing all over the mountain. Weather was cold, it dropped to about 0 degrees on Saturday.
post #45 of 125
I'm going to Sun Peaks in two weeks. I hope it keeps on being good there. It looks like the big dump that was coming may turn out to be only a handful of inches or less. I sure hope I'm wrong!
post #46 of 125
Coverage at Sun Peaks is excellent and it's darn cold here right now, so it should keep up.

Hey, if I remember the last El Nino year in the PNW correctly, April was EPIC. I seem to remember powder turns at Alpental at the end of May. I know it's little consilation, but hey, maybe it'll happen again. Until then, come visit the Okanogan or Tahoe, things don't suck here.
post #47 of 125
It's about 9:30 in the morning and I'm sitting a few miles east of Seattle. Elevation: a couple hundred feet above sea level.

The good news: I'm looking out my window and it is snowing. Now we just need about 5 feet in the mountains!!!!!!!!!!
post #48 of 125
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Originally Posted by spindrift
It's about 9:30 in the morning and I'm sitting a few miles east of Seattle. Elevation: a couple hundred feet above sea level.

The good news: I'm looking out my window and it is snowing. Now we just need about 5 feet in the mountains!!!!!!!!!!
The bad news is I have to drive home in it! It will be worth it though if Stevens and Crystal get at least a foot and I'm not talking Bigfoot.
post #49 of 125
Quote:
Originally Posted by igorig
Baker is in bad shape. Where the damn 30-40'' they are reporting?
Only greens and couple of blues are skiable. Do not go there unless they got at least ~10'' of new.

hmm thats funny cuz I was skiing at baker on the 25th with my spatulas in knee deep all day ..
post #50 of 125
Baker got a bit of snow last night
post #51 of 125
Thread Starter 
Crystal got a measley 3 inches
post #52 of 125
Stevens got 7", and there is another front forecast for Friday night/Saturday morning that should bring more snow.
post #53 of 125
3" on Hood and still snowing...isn't life good?!
post #54 of 125
Bellingham got a bunch of snow last night and this morning and should get a bunch more tonight. The roads are TERRIBLE. Don't go to Baker tomorrow!! I'll do it for you.

Oh, yeah. Don't believe the DOT cameras for I-5. It's lots worse just off of the freeway (really).
post #55 of 125
Got Powder.........
post #56 of 125
Mission Ridge got 13" last night, and 49N in Spokane got 19".... Looks like the east side did better then the west, which is very rare.
post #57 of 125
Good ol' Mt Ashland (on the cusp of the PNW) is thriving. They have 82" at the base, over two feet more than Mt. Bachelor. They have been getting 2 to 3 feet of snow per week since Christmas with no end in sight. My buds down there are complaining about burning their legs out skiing powder.
post #58 of 125
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rio
Good ol' Mt Ashland (on the cusp of the PNW) is thriving. They have 82" at the base, over two feet more than Mt. Bachelor. They have been getting 2 to 3 feet of snow per week since Christmas with no end in sight. My buds down there are complaining about burning their legs out skiing powder.

Is that the resort near the CA/OR boarder off I-5?
post #59 of 125
The I-5 exit for Mt. Ashland is 5 miles from the California border right before Siskiyou Pass. El Nino years always start slow there but usually end in a 2 to 3 month deluge.
post #60 of 125
I should also note that Mt. Bailey (which is near Crater Lake) usually gets dumped on during El Nino years starting in January. They have cat skiing there.
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