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post #31 of 58
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Originally Posted by tetsuma
Well, looks like Baker is finally getting some action...
Opening Day is set at Nov-11th.
David


Opening day is not set at Nov. 11. You are probally a bit confused, they are saying that Nov.11 until opening day the snowreport will be updated daily. There is a good chance that they will be open before that. Duncan wants to get people up there skiing as soon as possible after last winter.
post #32 of 58
It's looking about 50/50 for sufficient snow for an opening between Nov 5 and Nov 10...weather reports look good, but we shall see. Employee orientation is Nov 5, I think they could open by Nov 6.

Regardless, there will be enough to make turns and I shall be there.
post #33 of 58
Whistler/Blackcomb got a nice dusting on Saturday. Looks like this week and into next week will be bringing a lot of moisture and cool temps. Hopefully this isn't a tease for the season but it does look promising.

http://www.whistlerblackcomb.com/wea...tler/index.htm
post #34 of 58
Update now has a 24" base at Baker, with forecasts for continued snow throughout the week. 8-14 forecast looks like more snow, followed by snow.
post #35 of 58
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Originally Posted by karrieann
oh no! God no! Could it really be worse?
Geez, maybe I should rethink that Meadows season pass...
Raining today in PDX, but I know some free heelers cut tracks yesterday at Meadows... so, let's just keep our fingers crossed, cause I just paid for my Meadows pass...
post #36 of 58
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Originally Posted by mtbakerskier
Opening day is not set at Nov. 11. You are probally a bit confused, they are saying that Nov.11 until opening day the snowreport will be updated daily. There is a good chance that they will be open before that. Duncan wants to get people up there skiing as soon as possible after last winter.
Thanks. They changed their website, and instead of saying,
"November 11 - Opening Day ," it says,
"November 11 to Opening Day."

Less confusing now.

Before the 11th is better, too!~
post #37 of 58
I just left the Baker office. The word is that they are planing on an opening mid week next week providing that the forcast holds, and remains favorable.
post #38 of 58
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Originally Posted by mtbakerskier
I just left the Baker office. The word is that they are planing on an opening mid week next week providing that the forcast holds, and remains favorable.
great inside info man. can you schedule an epicski only pre-season ski day?
post #39 of 58
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Originally Posted by mtbakerskier
I just left the Baker office. The word is that they are planing on an opening mid week next week providing that the forcast holds, and remains favorable.
If there is enough snow, I will take off a couple of days from work.
post #40 of 58
It's dumping at whistler. At this rate they should have a pretty good base well before opening date Nov 24th.
post #41 of 58
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Originally Posted by karrieann
oh no! God no! Could it really be worse?
Geez, maybe I should rethink that Meadows season pass...

One should always rethink a meadows season pass when there's so many great pacific northwest ski resorts to choose from. Too many to ski just one.

It's gonna be a good year. I can feel it.

The snow level is going down all week. Will rise briefly to solidify and consolidate the base, then drop back down again. Hopefully it can precip all the way through the cooling warming cooling trend and bond nicely. Then it'll be goin off!!!!!!
post #42 of 58
Blackcomb to open Saturday
post #43 of 58
Bachelor to open Nov.18. Snowing @ pass level last night and Theilsen looked awesome this AM. Time to get into the Winter driving mode. S-L-O-W-D-O-W-N.
post #44 of 58
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Originally Posted by commonlaw
great inside info man. can you schedule an epicski only pre-season ski day?

Sure! The price of admission comes to a set of skins, AT gear, and avalanche beacons. Or bootpack for the knuckledraggers.
post #45 of 58
Seems like they're off to a good start. Whistler apparently has gotten dumped a few times, most recently with 2 feet. They are going to open Blackcomb mtn. this weekend, earlier than exptecte. One of their earliest openings ever.
post #46 of 58
Crystal Mountain is claiming to open this Friday, November 4. That is very optimistic. Usually they wait for a 36 inch base. But they have about half that.... they must be projecting the 36 inches by the weekend.
post #47 of 58
Baker opens Tuesday!!! Current conditions are 40" with 3 to 4 more feet forecast over the weekend.
post #48 of 58
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Originally Posted by Ruxpercnd
Crystal Mountain is claiming to open this Friday, November 4. That is very optimistic. Usually they wait for a 36 inch base. But they have about half that.... they must be projecting the 36 inches by the weekend.
Crystal is in a race with Baker and I believe they will open even with less then optimal conditions just so they can lay claim to "first to open in wa". For those who want to ruin their gear, go to the Crystal opening.
post #49 of 58
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Originally Posted by Harry_Morgan
Baker opens Tuesday!!! Current conditions are 40" with 3 to 4 more feet forecast over the weekend.
post #50 of 58
HERE IT COMES!! As I correctly predicted during the spring, summer, and fall...this seaason will be a bang-up snow year for Oregon. This morning Mt. Hood Meadows had 22" and it's been snowing hard all day. They expect another foot today...more over the weekend...and by Sunday, they should have about 44".

Meadows plans to open Friday 11/11...which is pretty amazing since they're notorious for opening with barely 30"...and styaing open even after the base drops below 20"...but who's complaining? If they have 44" by Sunday...they have 60" by opening weekend.
post #51 of 58
Does anyone put much credence into this forecast?

Scott Braaten's Ski Weather - Ski season weather outlook 06 edition
post #52 of 58
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Originally Posted by Blaise
Does anyone put much credence into this forecast?

Scott Braaten's Ski Weather - Ski season weather outlook 06 edition
Well I don't know if he's right, but I sure like what he's saying about the northern rockies.
post #53 of 58
Back to my split jet stream theory....

Well... we have had snow dumps in the PNW the last week.. so everyone thinks the dreaded snow drought is a bad dream. Now my real weather theory is that our PNW climate is wet and variable. We will get good snow and bad snow.

But looking at the weather today I noticed the split jet stream again. Looking at the pics, notice the split on the jet stream corresponds to the weather shadow on the satellite pic. It is overcast and wet in WA today, but we have a huge pineapple express firehose just north of us that is spilling into our area. The split jet stream we had last year just wouldn't go away. Hopefully, this one will be quite temporary.



post #54 of 58
There's a nice cold front starting to drop down from AS, should hit late Thursday or Friday and cool down the Pineapple for some more snow on the weekend.
post #55 of 58

Mt Bachelor



35" mid-mountain, and more on the way over the next few days
post #56 of 58
Quote:
Originally Posted by Blaise
Does anyone put much credence into this forecast?

Scott Braaten's Ski Weather - Ski season weather outlook 06 edition
Yes and no. Scott is a Meteorology student at UVM who really seems to know his stuff with respect to Northeastern events. I doubt his expertise for our West is as good. Also, this is his first stab at a long-range winter outlook, so take it for what it's worth. That sais, his forecast dovetails pretty closely with those from some of the most respected minds in the business, so it's probably not too far off (if you believe the "experts").
post #57 of 58
Thread Starter 
We bought our first ever season pass for meadows so now its time to stare in wonder at that beautiful mountain as it turns from white to pink and into black before the moon rises up. I went to the state bldg monday to get a snow park permit and they had not yet arrived?! The guy said they probably wouldn't enforce until after Thanksgiving but I wonder? Life is good.
post #58 of 58
Well Mr. Hyak looks like you were dead wrong. Crystal was great this weekend. Not a scratch in my skis and I went everywhere. How was the skiing at Hyak? :
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