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post #1 of 16
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Now don't get me wrong, We are still skiing this Sat at Sugar Bowl and have 3 days at Mammoth next week and then more spring in the Tahoe range as best it can, BUT it's a sad day today because its 80 degrees and time to move the shorts off the top closet shelf and into the drawer that all winter long has housed the ski clothing. So how many of you are feeling a bit blue
out west. Don't get me wrong, we have had a WONDERFUL run, especially compared to many others ie PNW. We started our first day in costume, Halloween day at Sierra at Tahoe and so far 19 days on the snow. I know it ain't nothin compared to those 50 days and more by some of you, but, for my wife and I a best yet! It's just so sad to move all those long johns and fleece to the closet, boo hiss.

Hope that you all have a great spring, and thanks for the daily threads, I love em.
Mark
post #2 of 16
I hear ya ! Last Saturday I started my seeds for the garden and pulled some of the winter veggies out (yep year round here) and cut the grass for the first time this year. It was 68*.

Now Monday-----gusts to 70mph and snow/sleet/rain and a few small tornados pretty close to here and we are running 10* below average for the last few weeks.........and expected to be all this week.....go figure.

HOWEVER----I wait 49 weeks every year for these 3 weeks in the spring when I venture west.........and I'm lovin' moving those long johns to the travel bag. Watch for the daily updates, I'm out the door 4/1-----no foolin !
post #3 of 16
Hey Mark, no need for the blues. Spring skiing is in full swing, and IMHO, is the 2nd best skiing there is (apart from pow pow). Sun, warm weather, beer on the veranda, cuties in bikinis; what's not to like?

If the snowpack is good, as it is in your region, the skiing itself can be a hoot. Some wide skis, a bit of wax and sunscreen; you're good to go!

I've still got a week to Tahoe and a week to Banff in the works. The best is yet to come!
post #4 of 16
Welcome to Alpine Meadows.

post #5 of 16
Its 8:30 in the evening, temperature 74 degrees, very nice sitting out here (1000 foot elevation) on the balcony, glass of wine, stars. We are in spring skiing mode, and things are holding up great at 7000 to 10,000 feet. Sunscreen, Ray Bans, uninsulated shell, and fat skis on spring corn on a 10 foot + base. Meanwhile, I'll enjoy the wide open windows and blue skys. Pretty hard to fight mother nature, and next week temperatures are forecast to drop below normal. LIfe is good, enjoy. Besides, mkevenson you live where some of the best wine in the world is waiting to be brought to the slopes to share with fellow bears. Hope to see you soon!
post #6 of 16
Don't worry to much. Tahoe usually gets atleast one good late dump, so there may still be a powder day or two left.
post #7 of 16
Hmmm, bummer.

5 degrees here on the ME coast this morning, another 12-20inch storm predicted for tonight
post #8 of 16

cold and snow

Yep. 10degrees here, and snow clouds brooding in Vt.

It looks like it's gonna be a fine spring ;-)


CalG
post #9 of 16
Tonight 6" expected, tomorrow another foot. We may have had a slow start, but ... Spring Skiing? Not just yet. Wheee---haaaaaaa!!!!!
post #10 of 16
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Originally Posted by Uncle Louie
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HOWEVER----I wait 49 weeks every year for these 3 weeks in the spring when I venture west.........and I'm lovin' moving those long johns to the travel bag. Watch for the daily updates, I'm out the door 4/1-----no foolin !
Down south we're already wearing shorts and t-shirts! Ah, the aphrodisiac aroma of sun tan oil! But the best part is I'm packing the winter ski clothes for 9 days in CO also! It can't possibily get any better!!!
post #11 of 16
The temprature at Snoqualmie Pass yesterday was 56 degrees and I'm still waiting for the season to start!

http://hyak.net/cam/index.html
post #12 of 16
Mr.Hyak ... I clicked to check out pictures and scrolled thru your photo for this year. I am sorry. Kind of looked like our north country over new years and for the first part of Jan. Truly that looks like what a large sucking sound would look like. Ugh. I had no idea it was THAT bad, although I guess Whistler is not much better.

But: update for NH/ME skiers.... this could dump up to 2 feet by tomorrow night!!!!: Wahooooooooooooooooo!
post #13 of 16
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Originally Posted by Jurisproodenz
Mr.Hyak ... I clicked to check out pictures and scrolled thru your photo for this year. I am sorry. Kind of looked like our north country over new years and for the first part of Jan. Truly that looks like what a large sucking sound would look like. Ugh. I had no idea it was THAT bad, although I guess Whistler is not much better.

But: update for NH/ME skiers.... this could dump up to 2 feet by tomorrow night!!!!: Wahooooooooooooooooo!

Yea, this has been a very pathetic season, that's for sure. We were so used to being spoiled to where I wouldn't really go out unless we had 6" or more fresh. This year we barely had 18" on the ground max and we usually average around 7'-9' on the ground by Feb at my cabin. I was not a skier/boarder during the previous poor snow season of 80/81 so this is by far the worse I've been through. I figure it was just our turn and I'll be glad when its over. At least we do have year-round snow on the volcano's if I want to go drive an hour or so and hike, which I may just do in a month or so.

The bad snow seemed to be pretty much limited to WA from the north part of Oregon (Mt Hood) up to south BC (Whistler). All the WA resorts were limited and/or never even opened this winter. Except for Mt Baker, none of them opened 100%.
post #14 of 16
I hate it. I hate it. I hate it. I feel cheated out of my winter. I am not ready for 80F until june. I don't like spring skiing. Yes, 20+ days this year - starting with a powder day at Boreal on 10/28. But still - i could use more. i am going to alta/bird next weekend. lets see how that pans out.
post #15 of 16
Well, I did see my first halter-topped and shorted woman on the Gondola at Steamboat last week.

But, yeah, let this "winter" be gone in the PNW... the NE has it made right now.

Now if I can get a biz trip to Australia/NZ in the summer.... hmmmmmmmm
post #16 of 16
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Originally Posted by mkevenson
Now don't get me wrong, We are still skiing this Sat at Sugar Bowl and have 3 days at Mammoth next week and then more spring in the Tahoe range as best it can, BUT it's a sad day today because its 80 degrees and time to move the shorts off the top closet shelf and into the drawer that all winter long has housed the ski clothing. So how many of you are feeling a bit blue
out west. Don't get me wrong, we have had a WONDERFUL run, especially compared to many others ie PNW. We started our first day in costume, Halloween day at Sierra at Tahoe and so far 19 days on the snow. I know it ain't nothin compared to those 50 days and more by some of you, but, for my wife and I a best yet! It's just so sad to move all those long johns and fleece to the closet, boo hiss.

Hope that you all have a great spring, and thanks for the daily threads, I love em.
Mark
boohoo...try living in the southeast...about time the rest of the country got the short end.
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