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post #1 of 10
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My local ski area closed for the season today. How depressing. It just dawned on me that if I can't book a last minute trip out west, I may not make another turn for 9 months! What the he!! am I going to do now?
post #2 of 10
Don't despair.
Mt. Bachelor OR, will be open until Memorial Day.
Mamoth Mountain CA, likely even longer and possibly several other Tahoe area resorts as, well.
Timberline OR Likely through the summer.
Not sure about Creted Butte, CO.
Then there is always Chile and New Zealand.
post #3 of 10
As of a week ago, the season ending carnival at our local hill was on for Sunday. Halfway through the week, they moved it forward, to Saturday, due to threat of torrential downpours. Satuday morning arrived, with hearvy rain, and they simply decided to call it a year, and close. They were also closed Friday, due to heavy rain. Although they have had a great year, with their earliest ever opening, the ending was extremely unsatisfying. Arrgghh!

The only bright spot is an impending Spring Break trip to SLC with the son. Hopefully, there will be an abundance of that trademarked "best snow on earth."
post #4 of 10
Its dumping outside my window
post #5 of 10
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Originally Posted by 12CSki
My local ski area closed for the season today. How depressing. It just dawned on me that if I can't book a last minute trip out west, I may not make another turn for 9 months! What the he!! am I going to do now?
Just heard on the radio this morning that Tahoe has had 2-solid weeks of heavy snow. 2 solid weeks of powder days. They interviewed a gal from Squaw and she said they're putting away the snow guns for the season and that the base at the top was over 230." She said they should have no problem staying open through May.

Then the local guys said that it wouldn't be a stretch to say that it's possible that they could realistically stay open through June if the temps remained on the cooler side of averages.

I was at Squaw yesterday and two guys from Colorado told me they had never experienced such great powder conditions. They had been there for 4 days and it hadn't stopped snowing...

So, book those tickets for May or even June... But then again, there could be a heat wave in Tahoe next month and wipe out all of the base. With the weather, anything can and will happen.
post #6 of 10
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Originally Posted by 12CSki
My local ski area closed for the season today. How depressing. It just dawned on me that if I can't book a last minute trip out west, I may not make another turn for 9 months! What the he!! am I going to do now?
Start waxing your skis for next year. Twice a week.


And don't go postal.
post #7 of 10
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Originally Posted by BigE
Start waxing your skis for next year. Twice a week.


And don't go postal.
A great advice!! I think I'll start doing that :-D. I can't stand my skis sitting there, not being used :-( I feel your pain, 12cski...hang in there!!It's raining today, and it's supposed to rain tomorrow, too, but it's going to SNOW on Friday, here!!! There's still hope; actually, it seems from what everyone has said, that there's always hope! There's somewhere you can ski, always!!! :-)
post #8 of 10
go to the Let's Go Colorado thread.
post #9 of 10
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Just booked a trip to Vail April 5th to the 9th. I feel a little better now. Going to take the kids for their first trip out west.
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[quote=12CSki]Just booked a trip to Vail April 5th to the 9th. I feel a little better now. Going to take the kids for their first trip out west.[/quote

COOL!!!! Have a great time!!!
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