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Winter is Coming!!

post #1 of 27
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Winter is coming! How do I know? When I opened up my front door I found the Sears winter catalogue on my doorstep. Time to start waxing my skis
post #2 of 27
Bring it on!!

I'm always amazed how the seasons are pushed earlier and earlier to the consumer each year. My dad always says that one day we'll be shopping for fireworks for the 4th and Christmas decorations on the same day.
post #3 of 27
In a way we're 1/2 day through the season so I think you guys+gals should be getting prepare for the winter.

Anyway I have notice though that the summer has being shorter and shorter. maybe it's just me mentally but every year it seem like after we remove all the AC vent covers and within a few weeks the weather turns chilly and my neighbor put up all the lightings around early Nov. and leave them on until feb.
post #4 of 27
What I hate is that when you really need something midseason - it's already been sold out for weeks.

Swimsuits went on Clearance over Memorial Day -- so if the kids outgrow before the summer is over, tough luck finding a replacement:

Same thing with winter coats - don't try to find one in February when you really need it - by then the swimsuits are back:

Xmas decorations come out in August.
post #5 of 27
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Originally Posted by SkiNut
Winter is coming! How do I know? When I opened up my front door I found the Sears winter catalogue on my doorstep. Time to start waxing my skis
Sort of like the Old Farmer's Almanac?
post #6 of 27
Just consider that the gear for the next winter is being presented at the Industry Shows in January and/or February, i.e. in the middle of the PREVIOUS winter.
The 05/06 season is over for the manufacturers now and they already know what they will be producing and offering for 06/07.
Well, that´s the industry. To attack the customer with the next year´s winter catalog in June is really a very early start.

Which reminds me of the date and of the necessity to sit down and write all the gear surveys and characteristics OUR readers will be fed when it´s time.
Two years ago they wanted me to have it done by the end of May. Fortunately enough, the guys are more reasonable now and mid-July (I hope!) will do.
post #7 of 27
We are only something like 2 weeks away from the longest day of the year. After that the days will start getting shorter and cooler again
post #8 of 27
I still wonder, why they do not admit, that everyone can buy the new equip at the latest in Feb, I have seen a many pieces of 05/06 winterware already in December 04. But then the catalogs don't appear until early August, crazy world.

If shops stock it from February, why don't they give it to them 3 month earlier. - Well they probabely have to keep up production all year round - so they have to start producing skis for November/December 06 in August 05.
(My sister once crashed her snowboard in december, sended it in, and got in december already the model for the next season, as Boards and More, had run out of the old ones already - it was a nice exchange 2 years newer model for free - but the snowboard industries actually only exchange their graphics - their boards tend to stay for up to 3 years unchanged!)
post #9 of 27
LOL, you guys are always looking ahead-something I was taught during my years racing too!
post #10 of 27
June 7,05 Mt.Bachelor,Or. And why did they close the resort?:
post #11 of 27
Currently at home for a few days off the road.
I live near the top of Kingsbury Peak,(near boulder lodge at Heavenly) at So. Lake Tahoe.
Last night i went outside for something, and it was SNOWING!!!!!! June 6th, and there was 2 inchs on the ground. Winter is comming??? It hasn't left.
post #12 of 27
Nice to hear that TR as my planning for 2 western trips next year has begun and Tahoe as usual is on my short list. Draw a perfect carve in the snow for me, so at least I'll know what it looks like even if I never get to feel it underfoot
post #13 of 27
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Originally Posted by jgiddyup
Nice to hear that TR as my planning for 2 western trips next year has begun and Tahoe as usual is on my short list. Draw a perfect carve in the snow for me, so at least I'll know what it looks like even if I never get to feel it underfoot
Never say never!!
post #14 of 27
Just read over at www.slrib.com
that the Utah mtns got more snow in the last couple of nights.
I change my prediction that the 'BIRD' will be skiing weekends up to Labor day. Then will have to shut down for two weeks for yearly tram maint..
post #15 of 27
We got an inch of snow yesterday in Cache Valley (4700 feet). My tomatoes are sulking.
post #16 of 27
It is 90 and humid in Michigan today, ugh!!!! I did just book Christmas at Steamboat though!!! Offered the kids presents and toys OR first tracks Christmas morning....I just love my kids!!!
post #17 of 27
snowed like crazy here yesterday, then the sun came out and it all went away. Top of Bald Mountain at DV is still white...
post #18 of 27
In Austria we got the day before yesterday 40-50cm, snow fell down to 1100m, many mountain passes were closed. But only the glaciers are still open.

funny that after a long time with no snow, it snows in NA and Europe at the same time
post #19 of 27
Winter is coming, the goose is getting fat, please put a penny in the old mans hat.....

Alfonse
post #20 of 27
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Originally Posted by Alfonse
Winter is coming, the goose is getting fat, please put a penny in the old mans hat.....

Alfonse

Stop being so goos-ist.
It's not "fat", it's "Big boned".
post #21 of 27
Ah, Fox, I assume you have read 'The Physically Challenged Person of Notre Dame"?
post #22 of 27
Noter Daim as you pronounce it?
post #23 of 27
Yes, a tough language to enunciate, but worth every roll of the tongue to read the kinky poets.
post #24 of 27
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Originally Posted by extremecarver
In Austria we got the day before yesterday 40-50cm, snow fell down to 1100m, many mountain passes were closed. But only the glaciers are still open.
I doubt they were 40-50 cm (as much as 20 inches), it seemed to be much less on TV.
Still, if you´re right than I´m lucky to have left home the day before (Monday).
It will do the glaciers good. I have spoken to the Pistenchef in Kaunertal and they were waiting for the frost to stop the water appearing under the snow and ice in some places that early. This spell of cold weather could and hopefully will prolong the ski season in the summer.
There was even some snow at the German/Czech border crossing Oberwiesental complicating the traffic.
post #25 of 27
it was 40cm max, in the Dachstein region. I think in general not more than 10-20cm. Today at 07:00 it had only 4°C. in Krems but during day time it goes up to 20°C. - forecast for next week are too cold for the time too. I wan't to go mtb-ing in 10 days, shit as last year above 2500m all the transalps are still snowed in.
post #26 of 27

Long hot summer

It was 92 and humid in Chicago today. We are bracing for one of our famous hot, dry summers.

Watched a Nationwide golf tournament today and then played this evening. No problem warming up.

Need to tune my skis and sell them but I am finding it hard to be motivated to do that in my shorts and sandals.

Time to enjoy the summer here.

My son in Reno says that it has been cool there and there is still snow in the high country.

Nawwww, I will concentrate on my ailing golf game for the next few months.
post #27 of 27
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The pic of Mt. Bachelor. Is that a snow board trak messing up that nice run?? Is that your Snow Board track??

MTT
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