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post #1 of 23
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Monday, April 2, 2007.

10"-plus of new snow at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and snowing as of 6:00am this morning.

Nobody (and I mean practically NOBODY) on the hill.

It was just like the old days.

I was cutting traverses this morning. Nobody had been to the places I was going. Do you have any idea how RARE that is on a powder morning at a major ski resort in 2007?

I wasn't just getting untracked, I was getting whole SECTIONS of the mountain untracked. Flip Point in Laramie Bowl? I was the first. The #2 Alta Chute? I was the first.

At 10:30am, I floundered through all the new snow to cut the Cirque traverse. Any of you who know the Cirque at Jackson Hole know that it's a HUGE area. I was alone - as in zero, zilch, none ski tracks on the entire Cirque.

It was fantastic.

You all can return to baseball and golf now. We're still skiing. :
post #2 of 23
Yep, should have brought out the camera today, no one would believe me. We supposedly had 6" yesterday and 6" more today. Why it was better than knee deep and packing my face on some turns is beyond me. Guess the report was just an April fool.

Cold too!
post #3 of 23
Thanks for reminding us why it's good to be you
post #4 of 23
I've always wanted to post this...



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post #6 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by newfydog View Post
That is disgusting.

But in reality, I had some good crud skiing yesterday, so I cannot complain.
post #7 of 23
Bob -- doesn't anybody in Wyoming own a camera???
post #8 of 23
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Originally Posted by KevinF View Post
Bob -- doesn't anybody in Wyoming own a camera???
Ahhhh... turnabout is fair play, I see.

HOWEVER, considering that I probably own the record for posting photos on this site, I don't apologize for not having a camera along today.

I was skiing alone (in every sense of the word), anyway, so it would have been kind of hard to get any photos. Also, the light was dead flat and it was a pretty yucky-looking day, so the photos would have been terrible.

You'll just have to take my word for it.

And if you don't, I can live with that.
post #9 of 23
This is Jer speaking the tropical zodiac of Taurus begins on April 20th three days after the new moon.
post #10 of 23
Bob, I'm happy for you.

Oh, by the way....Red Sox got beat bad.
post #11 of 23
You want pictures! 4-2-07 Mt. Bachelor,Oregon


post #12 of 23
The snow doesn't impress me one bit.

Is that a pint of Bachelor Bitter????

OK. I'm Jealous!
post #13 of 23
The beer is a homebrew by Mattitude it was yummy. The skiing was so-so.
post #14 of 23
Yeah just saw the storm report, 17 inches for jackson.. you guys beat the GHee by a good bit too. We only got 1inch from the same storm.
post #15 of 23
Holy crap, I guess our trip was one day too short. We were watching that snow on the ride to the airport yesterday... Oh well, we still enjoyed the inch the previous day and all the gaper costumes.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bob Peters View Post
Monday, April 2, 2007.

10"-plus of new snow at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and snowing as of 6:00am this morning.

Nobody (and I mean practically NOBODY) on the hill.

It was just like the old days.
post #16 of 23
OK OK,
Sugarloaf MAINE just reported 7 inches with another foot expected by Thursday. It is not over for NE either!
http://www.sugarloaf.com/daily.html

Only difference for us in New England is:
we are never alone on the mountain...
post #17 of 23
ARGHH! I wish I had known! I need to be more national when looking at the weather, I just assumed that winter was over everywhere!

I did get to ski several thousand feet of corn today, so that helps, but powder would have been spectacular.
post #18 of 23
30 inches at Big Sky since Sunday night and It was great today with all of that fluffy stuff on the ground and blue skies overhead!
post #19 of 23
That sounds so great! April powder rocks. I've been thinking about the Epic-Tgr thread and our propensity to post dorky pics of our kids snowplowing as opposed to ourselves hucking huge cliffs. Who cares?- I love hearing about stoke, wherever it is. We had to cut our own traverses here at PCMR after one storm (I may have missed a couple, don't think so) and there is nothing like hitting a familiar inbounds bowl first and alone. Great descriptions. Pics are always nice, but you have to stop to take them. Words are just fine. Any more great pow days, I want to hear about them. You got steeze, Bob man, whatever that is....
post #20 of 23
the weather channel has been going bat sheet tonight over the storm for the NE and Maine in particular. Sigh.
post #21 of 23
Bob, I guess you'll just have to live with the powder as we know JH is not a great place for spring corn.

Of course, next you'll be posting pictures of some sweet corn fields off the pass in a week or two. :

It's 25 with a few flurries coming down on the daffodils here in Ann Arbor. My season is over (unless I bring my skis and we hike for a few turns this summer : ).
post #22 of 23
my only consulation is that I skied 18" of fresh last week when you guys somehow missed that reach around that the rest of WY got nailed with. spring is the best for skiing pow - glad to hear you got some.
post #23 of 23
Sugarloaf reporting 30 inches and counting, Stowe and Sugarbush about 24. And the snow guns are even blowing at Belleayre with 3 new inches. Time to shift the season over a month.
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