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Poll Results: Favorite weather for skiing

 
  • 5% (6)
    Sunny, warm, spring snow
  • 32% (35)
    Sunny, cold, 4" of fresh
  • 17% (19)
    Partly cloudy, moderate, following a big storm
  • 30% (33)
    During a big storm, socked in, cold to moderate
  • 14% (16)
    Other (describe)
109 Total Votes  
post #61 of 81
Quote:
Originally Posted by offpiste
Dark, pounding, stormy days with free refills (when your tracks fill up between runs). I have good gloves, a helmet liner and my boots fit correctly so, temps are not a concern.

And no boot heaters guys and gals. Just to show the importance of a good bootfit.

Peace
one of the primary benefits of spending several years learning bootfitting from a top flight bootfitter (Brian Eardley at Ski Center in Wash DC) is that I don't have to worry about keeping the feet warm or having a bad boot fit. my feet always are warm, even if the Fahrenheit is in the negatives.
post #62 of 81
Quote:
Originally Posted by ryan
i'm ready to ski now.

not saying they're my favorite condit's BUT sometimes i REALLY like when it's freezing, the wind is howling, and the snow falls sideways like shrapnel. something about having the mountain pretty much to yourself and being able to stay pretty comfortable in harsher conditions.

skiing blind can be quite the adventure.

but where the poll is concerned, i'll take my spring corn and sunny skies with a couple beers, thanks.
Yeah, not my favorite, but I like being out in blizzards sometimes too.
post #63 of 81
Quote:
Originally Posted by offpiste
free refills (when your tracks fill up between runs).
Never heard that one! My kind of day too. Too often the wind will pick up towards the tail end of a good dump and mess up the snow. "Bluebird day after a storm" is sometimes just a euphemism for windpacked, drifted snow. Skiing in a blizzard is my idea of nirvana.
post #64 of 81
I'm happy if the light's not so flat that I can't discern land from sky.

I'm happy if I'm not concerned about the words "wind chill factor" and wishing I had full-face neoprene.

I'm happy if the snow isn't so played out that "grooming" consists of converting ice to snow-cone filler.

Any other set of conditions is fine...
post #65 of 81
Rio and Gonzo,

Where do you guys ski?? Big Sky??
post #66 of 81
Get ready for yet another cliched response from the Montanans. :
post #67 of 81
I was just looking at a map to see where Rio and Gonzo are from and I saw big sky on the map. I'm just wondering where they ski?


Dave
post #68 of 81
Quote:
Originally Posted by course9x
I was just looking at a map to see where Rio and Gonzo are from and I saw big sky on the map. I'm just wondering where they ski?


Dave
Actually I don't think either of them are skiers. They just like to talk smack. There's only 1 state between us. Don't make me come over there.
post #69 of 81
Thread Starter 
Rio and Gonz can be found hucking the cliffs most weekends at Beef Trail.

: is such a hackneyed emoticon, miles.
post #70 of 81
Actually, I'd think Rio and Gonz ski at different mountains, being as they are about 3 hours from each other. And I know Gonz doesn't want any New Yorkers where he skis.
post #71 of 81
Sibhusky,

I'm not from the city, where I live, i'm sure it's similar to MT.
post #72 of 81
Yeah, maybe, but Gonz doesn't want anyone not living in MT to ski in MT.
post #73 of 81
Oh, and neither do I.
post #74 of 81
Quote:
Originally Posted by MilesB
Get ready for yet another cliched response from the Montanans. :
I disavow any knoweledge of skiing in Montana, some of the state's residents travel elsewhere for skiing, but the flat landscape and dearth of snowfall make the state utterly unsuitable for such an activity, so put out of your mind any rumors that it happens here. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
post #75 of 81
Don't forget the fog.
post #76 of 81
Quote:
Originally Posted by course9x
Sibhusky,

I'm not from the city, where I live, i'm sure it's similar to MT.
BWAHAHAHA!
post #77 of 81
Quote:
Originally Posted by Harry_Morgan
BWAHAHAHA!
Well a bit more uproarious than my reaction, but it did rate a smirk.
post #78 of 81
I LOVE blizzards, A good massive 'noreaster is much appreciated. Low temps and high winds. I like to feel protected in my gear, plus this weather keeps the lightweights off the mountain.
post #79 of 81
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mom
Big, fat flakes coming down hard, so only the diehards come out and when you get in the trees it's like a silent cathedral, no one around and totally quiet except the occasional distant whoop or giggle.
Although you can't really ski then, I love walking around, especially in the light of the full moon, seeing the huge shadows that really big flakes make.
post #80 of 81
Quote:
Originally Posted by volantaddict
I disavow any knoweledge of skiing in Montana, some of the state's residents travel elsewhere for skiing, but the flat landscape and dearth of snowfall make the state utterly unsuitable for such an activity, so put out of your mind any rumors that it happens here. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
Do you just send them to Lookout, so they're not really in any state?
post #81 of 81
Any weather except rain! Bluebird. Cloudy. Zero vis. Warm. Bitter cold. If Im skiing it's all good!
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