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Still Snowing Here

post #1 of 42
Thread Starter 
Not trying to brag or rub it in; just trying to inject some positivity into this message board. We're still getting hammered with snow storms and cold temps are forecast in the long range.
Keeping our fingers crossed that it doesn't turn to rain on Christmas day like last year!!
http://www.snow-forecast.com/resorts....0to3top.shtml
(ignore Friday night's temp forecast - looks like some kind of glitch).
long range: http://www.theweathernetwork.com/wea...2.htm?CABC0322
post #2 of 42
Shaddup.
post #3 of 42
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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post
Shaddup.
Yeah. What are you doing in front of your computer anyway?
post #4 of 42
so Who cares --It ain't here
post #5 of 42
Yeah, well it's 55 degrees and sunny here.

It's just plain mean to tell us this :
post #6 of 42
Colorado bound on Saturday with snow forecast all 3 days I'm skiing

Oh and where's that Whistler place at again:
post #7 of 42

W/b

I'll be there in Jan...keep it coming!!
post #8 of 42
I'll be there on Friday. The forecast looks excellent. Then I'll have to put up with Saturday and Sunday at Baker. They will have had even more snow than Whistler. Too bad.
post #9 of 42
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Originally Posted by Posaune View Post
I'll be there on Friday. The forecast looks excellent. Then I'll have to put up with Saturday and Sunday at Baker. They will have had even more snow than Whistler. Too bad.
Baker's gonna have an epic kind of a weekend with all of that orographic snowfall that we don't get in Whistler. And the cold temps will make it pretty insane too. Bring your snorkel, buddy!
http://www.nwac.us/products/SABNW
.....notice the water-equivalent amounts for Baker!! 1 inch equals about 10 inches of snow!!!
post #10 of 42
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Originally Posted by Beric in Whistler View Post
Baker's gonna have an epic kind of a weekend with all of that orographic snowfall that we don't get in Whistler. And the cold temps will make it pretty insane too. Bring your snorkel, buddy!
http://www.nwac.us/products/SABNW
.....notice the water-equivalent amounts for Baker!! 1 inch equals about 10 inches of snow!!!
That link is my snow Bible. They are really accurate.
post #11 of 42
Thread Starter 
Wow - another whopper is upon us with over a foot expected in the Valley bottom this time. Looking good through xmas week too, with cold temps between now and then. So far doesn't look like another rainy xmas ahead.
Posaune - Whistler gondola 8:15 tomorrow - be there. Blackcomb was amazing today (especially Secret Chutes, lower Pakalolo and The Bite).
post #12 of 42
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Originally Posted by Beric in Whistler View Post
Wow - another whopper is upon us with over a foot expected in the Valley bottom this time. Looking good through xmas week too, with cold temps between now and then. So far doesn't look like another rainy xmas ahead.
Posaune - Whistler gondola 8:15 tomorrow - be there. Blackcomb was amazing today (especially Secret Chutes, lower Pakalolo and The Bite).
Sounds awesome-wish I was there, send some to Colorado!!!

WTF when I lived in the PNW, El Nino years were warm and dry!!!
and the few time I skied Whistler it rained at the bottom (sometimes the top too)
post #13 of 42
We're supposed to get some snow,

Next Wednesday!
post #14 of 42
Tons of fresh pow at Sunshine on Wednesday and its still snowing.
Shaping up to be a great weekend and great season.
Check out the cam and pics at www.skibanff.com
post #15 of 42
woohoo I love salt in my open wounds...
post #16 of 42
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Originally Posted by Beric in Whistler View Post
Posaune - Whistler gondola 8:15 tomorrow - be there. Blackcomb was amazing today (especially Secret Chutes, lower Pakalolo and The Bite).
Beric, I'm showing up on a bus with a bunch of Lawyers from around B'ham (I'm not a lawyer, just a guest) and I have no idea when we'll get there, though I doubt that it will be before 8:30. If you have a Motorolla-type radio tune it to 7-19 and maybe we'll meet somewhere. I'll have mine on.

Ask for Phil.
post #17 of 42
I hope to be up in Whistler for my 3rd tour of Whistler duty over MLK weekend... Be ready cause their will be a huge turnout of greeks and nongreeks from here at U of WA...
post #18 of 42
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Originally Posted by Beric in Whistler View Post
Wow - another whopper is upon us with over a foot expected in the Valley bottom this time. Looking good through xmas week too, with cold temps between now and then. So far doesn't look like another rainy xmas ahead.
Posaune - Whistler gondola 8:15 tomorrow - be there. Blackcomb was amazing today (especially Secret Chutes, lower Pakalolo and The Bite).
I was up at Whistler last year from the 20-23rd. Miserable rainy conditions all the way until the 22nd. A huge storm that night made for unbelievably great conditions the next day, which happened to be my last there. Life is cruel.
post #19 of 42
Oh ya baby.......pass the salt please
http://www.skibanff.com/conditions/snow_report.php
post #20 of 42
Keep it coming! I will be at Whistler in March:
post #21 of 42
I think I'm gonna learn to love el nino!!!!
post #22 of 42
I was at Whistler yesterday. Most of the lifts were closed and the wind was howling at the Roundhouse, though it was reported that there was no wind on Blackcomb.

Even though most lifts were closed, after about 11:00 there were no lines to speak of. The snow was wonderful and we had the hill to ourselves a lot of the time. Great day!
post #23 of 42
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Pic from last Friday....

Sorry I wasn't able to post this pic earlier, but Thursday night's storm knocked out our internet service for the last 5 days! 50 cm (20 inches) new overnight, making an epic day at Blackcomb. Sorry to hear you picked the wrong side that day, Posaune.
This photo was taken under the lower Jersey Cream chair....
http://www.skilovers.com/dcf/User_fi...d62072674d.jpg
post #24 of 42
I hope that forecast is accurate, I'll be hitting Whistler next week, the 28 - 30th.

Some friends of mine called me from Mt. Baker today. They said it was a mixture of rain and snow up there today. According to the NWAC forecast, snow levels are going to be higher than I would've thought they'd be this coming week given the forecasted temps in the lowlands. I'll be at Baker on Saturday and Sunday, hope conditions are good then.
post #25 of 42
We talked with some of our friends on Mercer Island today (just outside Seattle), they are going on their fifth day without power. Must have been some storm.
post #26 of 42
Well, now that you mention it - worst I've seen in my 39 years. I have never seen so many trees down nor have I been without power for as long. Only about 36 hours at my house, but I live inside the city limits where storm induced power outages are rare. Some of the outlying areas won't have power 'til the weekend, or over a week total. Conditions were perfect for bringing trees down with torrential rainfall that caused flooding and totally saturated everything just a few hours before the winds kicked in. One lady drowned in her basement when it flooded so quickly that the rising water held the door closed and she couldn't get out.

Only so-so for the skiing as the main part of the storm was very warm and kicked the freezing levels up over the top of most of our mountains during the main precipitation event. Freezing level fell down to almost sea level in the wake of the front's passing, but by then only about another 8" - 1 foot of snow fell. Made for interesting skiing on Saturday with wind-scoured ice on the ridge tops and boot to knee deep cream in the gullies and bottoms of leeward slopes over the bulletproof rain crust.
post #27 of 42
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Only so-so for the skiing as the main part of the storm was very warm and kicked the freezing levels up over the top of most of our mountains during the main precipitation event. Freezing level fell down to almost sea level in the wake of the front's passing, but by then only about another 8" - 1 foot of snow fell. Made for interesting skiing on Saturday with wind-scoured ice on the ridge tops and boot to knee deep cream in the gullies and bottoms of leeward slopes over the bulletproof rain crust.
Sorry to hear about the spike in your freezing levels down there - that storm stayed totally as snow with non-stop snow in the valley here in Whistler.
Speaking of storms, the town of Stewart, B.C. (near the Alaskan panhandle) has had over 4 feet of snow since Sunday and it's still dumping! Shames Mtn. not too far from there has had over 6 feet of storm snow and would be pretty amazing right about now!
http://www.shamesmountain.com/mountain.html
post #28 of 42
Beric, do you actually live in Whistler year-round? Or just a place up there for the winter season?
post #29 of 42
That is too funny, ski resort closed due to snow!!!!

Living in Cleveland, no problems like that here. Saving lots on heating bills and lift tickets at ohio "hill" I could practice on for CO trip next month.
post #30 of 42
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Originally Posted by Beric in Whistler View Post
Speaking of storms, the town of Stewart, B.C. (near the Alaskan panhandle) has had over 4 feet of snow since Sunday and it's still dumping! Shames Mtn. not too far from there has had over 6 feet of storm snow and would be pretty amazing right about now!
http://www.shamesmountain.com/mountain.html
I think with 6 feet of snow that it would be time to bring out the new Austrian innovation for really deep powder. It's called "Der Schnorkel".




When not in use, it fits nicely in the ice axe loop on your pack.

Kaj

PS Please also notice the handy clip for attaching to your goggles.
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