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post #31 of 55
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This ski forum has a Politics and hot topics area in the supporter lounge where you may just find that there are a lot of us who do care. If you care to take this discussion up you are welcome to become a supporter and continue it there.

Now! Whos meeting me on the hill to ski on man made snow this weekend?
post #32 of 55
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Yeah but what your are not saying about Steamboat is that it's snowpack is running about 75% of normal, as is justt bout all of the West, PNW & Front Range, excepted.

Powdr
Yeah, it really sucked, skiing in the trees with snow up to my knees and virgin powder everywhere. It sucked so bad. My snowboarding friend went off a nice 5' drop and sunk into the pow so deep I had to pull him out, It was terrible. BTW, 8" in the way over the next day or so.
post #33 of 55
I have to say that I skied yesterday and today, and both were great days. May rain tomorrow and Saturday, but there may be a bit of snow Sunday and Monday in VT. Keep your fingers crossed!
post #34 of 55
I just put out my snowguage..... but it's raining on it.
post #35 of 55
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I thank you for the invitation but Id prefer to keep my money where it belongs and that is paying for my season pass besides no matter how much you want to obscure the truth its obvious that this bears (no pun intended) directly on skiing and has almost nothing to do with politics so even if you want to pretend its a political discussion its actually a skiing discussion. So you are saying that we have to pay to discuss skiing is that right? I guess you really are upset about not having any snow where you are and you have to take it out on those who raise obvious truths even if they are ugly ones and even if you do want to pretend they are just politics. I hope you get some snow soon.
post #36 of 55
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All I will say on the issue beyond what Ive said is that the Devil has a bunch of advocates backed by lots of money and they spend a lot of that money issuing junk science pseudoskepticism for people to wonder about. Its hard to believe that anyone with a fair amount of science knowledge and the knowledge of human history including the post-industrial era would try to play devils advocate here because the proof is solid.

Whether you want to drive a Prius is your call hombre.
Well, definitely getting warmer -- they're not growing wine grapes yet in Britain like they were during the time of the Romans, so it's still a lot COLDER now than a couple thousand years ago, but getting warmer. There've been articles about the current season being the warmest since 1300 (I've seen it variously reported as season, year, etc. and am too lazy to look up the exact proof of the statement, so for all I know it's not the warmest since 1300). I guess the Vikings had one heck of an industrial base then that was cleaned up to allow it to get colder in the interim?

Bottom line: global warming sucks for skiers and riders, but is great for skateboarders and surfers. How much should skaters be asked to subsidize skiing in the event that there were even anything effective they could do to protect the ski season? Why not spend a lesser amount of money on building more skateparks and call it a day? :
post #37 of 55
I hope you do join soon. It's a worthy cause and it's only 20.00 friggin bucks.

And I do agree with you. Global warming is now like a discussion on evolution in 'these here united states'.

Furthermore, I spoke to an instructor from Jiminy (not Stache or skiprob). He told me that today was the best day so far this season - April conditions!
post #38 of 55
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[snip]Global warming is now like a discussion on evolution in 'these here united states'.[snip]
Naw, I believe in evolution, I aint no fool.

Teleboarding Im not so sure about, I may have had too much nutmeg in my coffee that day and dreamed it. (Just joking Telerod, I actually expect some of the funky wet snow has probably been good for teleboarders whove been able to get to it on the EC this year.)
post #39 of 55

Global Burning

We have Global Burning here:




Last year was bleak here until a big late season dump at the end of February.
post #40 of 55
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If it EVER does snow this season in the East I think the first thing we will all probably do is run outside and stick out our tongues like a bunch of 5 year olds.
I was skiing at Wachusett last Saturday with the kids. It actually snowed for about and hour while we were on the hill. Only got 1/2" at best, but I've never seen such smiles on everyone (including myself). We were all sticking our tongues out on the lift
post #41 of 55
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I thank you for the invitation but Id prefer to keep my money where it belongs [... rant ... rant ... rant ...] So you are saying that we have to pay to discuss skiing is that right? [... rant ... rant ... rant...]
Dude ... get a therapist!

First, no one said you had to pay to discuss skiing. But for the record, *someone else* IS paying for you to have the privilege to post here. Someone has to pay to keep the lights on, be thankful a few more enlightened souls are willing to forgo an overpriced lunch in the ski lodge to keep this place up and running.

It was merely *suggested* that there was a forum that was more appropriate for discussing the topic. Hey ... I've seen other boards where the mods would delete the thread and ban everyone involved. TrekChick and the other mods here are some of the most reasonable, laid back folk around.

What side of the bed did YOU get up on this morning?

About the only thing I agree with in your post was your last line ...

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I hope you get some snow soon.
Can I get an "Amen", Brothers and Sisters?
post #42 of 55
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Originally Posted by OldEasternSkier View Post



Can I get an "Amen", Brothers and Sisters?
Lord let it snow!
AMEN!
post #43 of 55
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Originally Posted by trekchick View Post
Lord let it snow!
AMEN!
Good job brothers and sisters! It's precipitating right now! Oh... wait, never mind...
post #44 of 55
Awomen too!!!

Amen .
post #45 of 55
Amen, and we might start seeing a change by early next week. With a 43 degree lake and temps in the 20s=LES.
post #46 of 55
May the snow gods deliver you into temptation soon!
post #47 of 55
Mid-Atlantic forcast is rain Friday with temperatures possibly reaching the low 70's Saturday. Doh!
post #48 of 55
Steve McCroskey: Jacobs, I want to know absolutely everything that's happened up till now.
Jacobs: Well, let's see. First the earth cooled. And then the dinosaurs came, but they got too big and fat, so they all died and they turned into oil. And then the Arabs came and they bought Mercedes Benzes. And Prince Charles started wearing all of Lady Di's clothes. I couldn't believe it.




The mid-Atlantic was sub-tropic before people lived on the Earth. Hmmmm...weird. Though the pace of change recently is somewhat unsettling.
post #49 of 55
Wow some people get really cranky when they can't go skiing!
post #50 of 55
A new name has been coined for the junk scientists of the world: sciostitutes.
post #51 of 55
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A new name has been coined for the junk scientists of the world: sciostitutes.
This reminds me of another classic word: sorostitutes.

No offense to any Bears out there who were in sororities.

Oh yes, also, when a volcano erupts, it cools the Earth (read below), so let's hope for more volcanic eruptions, folks.

Ash column generated by the eruption of Mount Pinatubo, a volcano in the Philippines Luzon volcanic arc, on June 12, 1991. The climactic eruption of Mount Pinatubo occurred three days later on June 15, 1991, and was one of the largest eruptions of this century. The climactic event lasted about 9 hours and erupted over a cubic mile of rock material. It injected a 20- million ton sulfur dioxide cloud into the stratosphere to an altitude of more than 20 miles. The climactic Pinatubo cloud was the largest sulfur dioxide cloud ever observed in the stratosphere since the beginning of such observations by satellites in 1978. It caused what is believed to be the largest aerosol disturbance of the stratosphere this century, although smaller than the estimated disturbances from the eruptions of Tambora in 1815 and Krakatau in 1883. Sulfate aerosol formed in the stratosphere from sulfur dioxide in the Pinatubo cloud increased the reflection of radiation from the Sun back into space. Consequently, the Earth's surface cooled in the three years following the eruption, by as much as 1.3 degrees ( Fahrenheit scale) at the height of the effect. The sulfate aerosols also accelerated chemical reactions that, together with increased stratospheric chlorine levels from man-made chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) pollution, destroyed ozone and led to the lowest ozone levels ever recorded to date in the stratosphere.
post #52 of 55
Looks like I didnt bring the weather back from CO as I thought I would..


RECORD EVENT REPORT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA 1223 PM EST FRI JAN 5 2007...RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE SET IN BOSTON...
AT 1221 PM...A RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 63 DEGREES WAS SET AT BOSTON/S LOGAN AIRPORT. THIS BREAKS THE OLD RECORD OF 62 DEGREES SET IN 1993. A FINAL RECORD REPORT WILL BE ISSUED LATER TODAY OR TONIGHT WHEN THE DAILY MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED.
post #53 of 55
So back to the thread. Next week looks to be a bit colder and there is a slight chance of a Noreaster, but the cold can't seem to stick around. It hit 60* today, which in and of itself is not unheard of in Janary. But temps have never dropped this season to begin with. This winter is more than unusual. Unless there is a hugh change we are looking at 60 days of ski season going forward. A couple of more weeks of this and the pressure on ski areas will be tremendous financially. We could see early closings.
post #54 of 55
The 2006-2007 eastern ski season is a disaster. It can become less of a disaster if it snows, but it's still a disaster. Last season was awful, this one is worse, and if another sorry excuse for winter follows in the 2007-2008 season, the financial impact could be cataclysmic.
post #55 of 55
Unfortunately Oboe u r right on target !

Three in a row might be the death knell for several marginal operations who have neither subsidiary revenue streams or deep pockets. SAD
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