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When I reached the top of the mountain at Snowbowl today at 1pm, the thermometer at the top read 5 degrees below 0. Montana is being dumped on by wind and cold piped straight down frmo the North Pole or thereabouts. Oh, and we've also got some snow of the very dry variety, and in some places it wasn't even wind packed. I had a great day!

When I left tonight, the temperature at the lodge was 10.2 degrees below 0..........and dropping! Anyone else skiing in it?
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Originally Posted by volantaddict
Anyone else skiing in it?
I wish I was.

Yesterdat at 1pm our temp was in the upper 60's.:
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Originally Posted by volantaddict
When I reached the top of the mountain at Snowbowl today at 1pm, the thermometer at the top read 5 degrees below 0. Montana is being dumped on by wind and cold piped straight down frmo the North Pole or thereabouts. Oh, and we've also got some snow of the very dry variety, and in some places it wasn't even wind packed. I had a great day!

When I left tonight, the temperature at the lodge was 10.2 degrees below 0..........and dropping! Anyone else skiing in it?


Single digits at Alta all day Thursday. Kept the snow dry and my nose wet!
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thinking of jamaica

not today, skiing. -22 at the summit, -14 at my house, we'll see if it warms up a little but sure is pretty! hope the truck starts1 If you go up have a great day, is it warmer way down south your way??
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I skied a bit yesterday in full Arctic regalia, but had the WRONG wax still on my skis (originally thought I would be gatekeeping, so it wasn't an issue I had thought to address) AND in spite of being extremely toasty everywhere else, my feet were arguing about the cold. In fact, at the summit yesterday it was negative 18 and about 20 mph winds. I did take four runs, but began to wonder what the crack and explode point was for plastic ski boots.

Today it's 15 degrees colder at my house than it was yesterday at the same time. The trees are popping, the deck is making popping noises and my huskies are inside instead of running around in the yard.

But I still plan to take a few runs.
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wow

sibhusky - you rock! have fun out there
I'm paying bills:
post #7 of 17
-15 this morning in Bozeman when I walked the dog. Bridger is reporting -20 & is delaying opening due to the cold. Fortunately, Big Sky is on the cusp of this cold front & should be skiable by Sunday.
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Well the 10am reading at the summit was 20 below, up seven degrees from 7am, and so I'm wolfing down my breakfast so I can go skiing. A late start I know, but it was a late night last night.
post #9 of 17
Glad to see it's cold everywhere. I will be freezing my arse off tomorrow.
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I will be freezing my arse off at Breckenfrige
post #11 of 17
Home sick today, can't wait to see temps at work tomorrow in the Fraser Valley.
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I salute you, sir!

It is 3 below at Crystal today and I'm not going there. No how, no way.

I'm going to be skiing at Whistler on Monday, though, so I hope this block of ice we're trapped in starts to chip away soon.
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For Montana that's not really cold. The last time we spent a few days in Bozeman skiing Bridger it was -40. Half the cars in the motel parking lot would not start but my Wyoming hardy Landcruiser worked like a champ. Definately skied "cold smoke" the days we were there.
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Originally Posted by montana mags
sibhusky - you rock! have fun out there
I'm paying bills:
I took a few runs, not my usual quota. It was minus 10 at the Outpost when I arrived. Winds were low, so not as cold feeling as yesterday. Summit temps when I arrived were minus 20.

I'd put blue wax on, so was able to actually move downhill today. Still wore Arctic conditions ensemble. Was able to survive five chair rides or so before toes were cold if I left the buckles undone for the chair rides. (I need Hotronics.) Only issue was searing sensation in one nostril which had me a bit concerned, but that was the only skin exposed, so naturally it had "issues". Views gorgeous and slopes empty. Left early because nose issue getting worse.
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-35 degrees F. today skiing. Very rigid crystals......Get'm up on the edges and they'll do just fine.
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Glad to see it's cold everywhere. I will be freezing my arse off tomorrow.

My daughter and I are heading to Cascade Mountain in WI first thing tomorrow morning. It's supposed to be -21 tonight and a high of 6 tomorrow. It's time to get out all of the clothes we've been bringing to keep warm. My daugher is 9 1/2 and is a little "heat factory", she's never cold. We'll test that tomorrow. It's a 200 mile drive so I've got a lot of the toe and hand warmers packed. If it was a month earlier I'd stay home but here in the midwest we've only got about another good month and they just got 6 inches of new snow yesterday. As they say a bad day skiing beats a good day at home!
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They didn't run the chair lifts today because of the cold. The ticket checker who was decidely unoccu[ied today told me it was because the lift machinery at the top wouldn't function. I believe he was telling me what he'd been told, and given the archaic lifts we have it may be true.

The Sunrise Bowl T-bar was working however, and needed to be, as the North American Freestyle Championships (those who didn't make the Olympics) were going down (moguls today).

I arrived shortly after 1pm and was surprised to see the Griz lift sitting idle, but once I learned the situation, I decided it would be better to ski some t-bar runs than not skiing at all. After all, the sunrise t-bar is 500 verticle feet, which some mid-easterners would drool over (no boilerplate, just very cold breakable crust with some wind slabbed super dry powder in places.

When I got to the top of the t-bar, an aquaintence on ski patrol, who rode up behind me, suggested that I could hike the rest of the way up Sunrise Bowl to the trail (about 50yds and 100 verticle feet) and access "Go Big"; I did so four times today, and found some good turns. I also skied Sunrise bowl a few times, and traversed over to the bottom half of Mogul Alley a couple of times, while also taking the chance to watch the mogul skiers rip the course a bit. I finished by hiking to the top of Mogul Alley as my last run. Despite subzero temps I worked up quite a sweat. I'd estimate about 600' vertical hiked, and 5100' skied; it was a great afternoon. :
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