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Wow, are you kidding me?

post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 
Just checked the Snowbasin web site and it said "29 in. since midnight and its still snowing". I have to go to bed now - sweet dreams everyone!
post #2 of 16
Same storm that left 42 inches in 24 hours at Sierra at Tahoe and 38" at Kirkwood. Some spring, huh?
post #3 of 16
I skied there on Saturday......nice MTN !!!!

You lucky dog !!! Enjoy the pow..pow !!
post #4 of 16
Thread Starter 
Here are a couple of shots from today. 29 inches of new and it was real good early. Kudos to the Snowbasin Patrollers - they really earned the keep today. Bombs going off all day, fractures and sloughs enerywhere.


post #5 of 16
That stuff is great; bluebird pow. Ski patrol really tore up that slope looker left in the first picture, but every line in that pic is money. Utah skiers are describing endless laps of untracked wind buff and pow, closures in the canyons. What a year.

Another storm came onto the West coast tonight. A thunderstorm hit at about 4:00 PM tonight and its raining since. That will bring snow here above 4500 feet. I just waxed the skis again. Its strange how little I have skied on groomed snow this winter. In March 22 of 31 days snowed. The law of averages is scaring me as we approach 200% of normal snowfall here. I'll try to snap some pics tomorrow, but I am skiing sheltered tree runs since it is storming.
post #6 of 16
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Originally Posted by Cirquerider
Ski patrol really tore up that slope looker left in the first picture,
Those tracks down lone tree in that pic are from some poachers from back east who claimed they didn't know about avy ropes and signlines. The sheriff explained it.
post #7 of 16
Apparently more money than I thought :

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Originally Posted by zion zig zag
Those tracks down lone tree in that pic are from some poachers from back east who claimed they didn't know about avy ropes and signlines. The sheriff explained it.
post #8 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by zion zig zag
Those tracks down lone tree in that pic are from some poachers from back east who claimed they didn't know about avy ropes and signlines. The sheriff explained it.
Here's hoping the sheriff also explained fines and jail time.
post #9 of 16
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Originally Posted by zion zig zag
Those tracks down lone tree in that pic are from some poachers from back east who claimed they didn't know about avy ropes and signlines. The sheriff explained it.
This brings up an intersesting subject. On numerous East Coast forums, and even on this one, you see discussions regarding poaching closed runs. It seems that for EC skiers, especially the more powder obsessed, they find it an acceptable practice to duck ropes. I'm not going to go off here on whether that is right or wrong, but I think that sometimes EC skiers heading West are just doing the same thing that is *somehwhat* acceptable where they are from.

Powdr
post #10 of 16
Thread Starter 
The slopes in that 1st picture openes at about 2:00pm and were shralped by the end of the day. Strawberry on a wind hold this AM and NoName also opened up today. Untracked for a little while. I love when you turn in this stuff and watching the slab chunks shoot out ahead of you.
post #11 of 16
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Originally Posted by Powdr
This brings up an intersesting subject. On numerous East Coast forums, and even on this one, you see discussions regarding poaching closed runs. It seems that for EC skiers, especially the more powder obsessed, they find it an acceptable practice to duck ropes. I'm not going to go off here on whether that is right or wrong, but I think that sometimes EC skiers heading West are just doing the same thing that is *somehwhat* acceptable where they are from.

Powdr
There are people at every resort, east or west, and from every locale, east, south, whatever, who disregard the rules. In several NE states they have laws against this practice, just like out west.

While avalanches are not a big problem, although it does happen, every winter skiers/riders duck ropes, get themselves lost and the local S&R has to do their thing.

Poaching closed runs is not acceptable anywhere has been my experience. Any data or articles to back up your claim that "east coast skiers find it an acceptable practice to duck ropes" other then some posts on some forums?
post #12 of 16
Ducking lines can get you in big trouble "back east." (I live here so its kinda weird to use the term back.)

A few years ago some people ducked a line over at Loon. Three people went in, fell on ice and slid. Two died. Ski patrol had to risk their lives fishing them out. Not good.

The lines are put there for a reason. It may not be obvious from where the line is placed. If its there don't duck it.
post #13 of 16

Loon

The story I heard was that one wiped out on a open trail above the closed one, fell and slid under the rope and was knocked out and later died of injuries. The other two took off their skis, walked down, both fell, one was killed and the other seriously injured. They sued the mountain for not sufficiently marking the trail as closed, but lost the case.
post #14 of 16
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Originally Posted by JHrefugee
...Poaching closed runs is not acceptable anywhere has been my experience. Any data or articles to back up your claim that "east coast skiers find it an acceptable practice to duck ropes" other then some posts on some forums?
Yeah, post #6 in this thread.
post #15 of 16
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Originally Posted by Powdr
Yeah, post #6 in this thread.
The plural of anecdote is not data. When I lived in Colorado some of the worst poachers I knew had "Native" bumper stickers on their cars.:
post #16 of 16
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Originally Posted by steelman
Here are a couple of shots from today. 29 inches of new and it was real good early. Kudos to the Snowbasin Patrollers - they really earned the keep today. Bombs going off all day, fractures and sloughs enerywhere.



Must..go...to...Utah...now...
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