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Yes ! Ribbon of Death is underway !

post #1 of 24
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ok, only those with that duck's insurance would ski this, but it's just another sign that we're all a little closer to swishing, carving and a possible faceplant.

http://www.skiloveland.com/

http://www.skiloveland.com/snowmaking/

(and yes, i do have a snowskiing problem).
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post #3 of 24
Boy, they must be impatient! In a couple weeks it could be covered by real snow anyway.
post #4 of 24
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Originally Posted by UtahPowderPig View Post
Boy, they must be impatient! In a couple weeks it could be covered by real snow anyway.
they will beat snowbird by a good bit I bet... In factI predict Brighton and Alta will beat snowbird too.
post #5 of 24
LOLOL.... that's what we call the front side of Lake Louise here in Alberta. I didn't realize it was such a common term.
post #6 of 24
So... who will be first!?
post #7 of 24
You western people kill me.

We in New England are hoping for snow by Thanksgiving (yeah, right), and if not then at least we expect, no pray for, something from the sky by Dec 25th. Maybe. Most of it at that point will still be home-made, dense, impenetrable, and ... well, white. Under cloudy and COLD skies.

I gather you westerners are looking for real snow soon, soft like a down-filled pillow, right? Like a nice soft couch, right?

Drat. Must admit to jealousy. May we feel righteous in our dilemma of having less snow and harsher climes? Perhaps it makes us faster. Or by necessity more technical. OR more inclined to complain, as here?
post #8 of 24
hopefully by St Patty's day ... OK OK Valentines

Usually it's a good year if I get a few on the ribbon around turkey day ... then it's all downhill for the rest of the year.
post #9 of 24
Best September that I can remember, ever. Warm, dry and sunny - that doesn't mean winter won't be cold, right.

We need water to fill the snow making ponds. The tail of a huricane usually does it for New England.

The West looks warm too?
post #10 of 24
I hate you people. It's 85 and hurricane season in my month-new home of the gulf coast. Thank God I'll be home in time for southeastern ski season.
post #11 of 24
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I hate you people. It's 85 and hurricane season in my month-new home of the gulf coast. Thank God I'll be home in time for southeastern ski season.
hey, i "feel your pain". in my neck 'o the woods(Houston), it snowed about 5 hours all of last year, but you gotta keep a positive outlook. i found a way to ski 25 days from Houston with 10 days of vacation a few years ago.

if you love skiing as much as i do, you'll find a way; even if tied into a non-ski state. i mean, just think; you could have grown up on the gulf coast, never known skiing and be a nascar fan(no offense meant to nascar fans).
post #12 of 24
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The West looks warm too?
High of 42 today up on the hill. Hiked up to 5200' and it was down in the mid 30's at 2pm.
post #13 of 24
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Originally Posted by LiquidFeet View Post
You western people kill me.

We in New England are hoping for snow by Thanksgiving (yeah, right), and if not then at least we expect, no pray for, something from the sky by Dec 25th. Maybe. Most of it at that point will still be home-made, dense, impenetrable, and ... well, white. Under cloudy and COLD skies.
So true, its pretty much gotten to the point where we just hope for cold enough temps by Mid-december to make a thin, crusty layer of MM "snow":
post #14 of 24
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hey, i "feel your pain". in my neck 'o the woods(Houston), it snowed about 5 hours all of last year, but you gotta keep a positive outlook. i found a way to ski 25 days from Houston with 10 days of vacation a few years ago.

if you love skiing as much as i do, you'll find a way; even if tied into a non-ski state. i mean, just think; you could have grown up on the gulf coast, never known skiing and be a nascar fan(no offense meant to nascar fans).
Right you are Skicougar! I'm always looking for cheap airfare out of Houston to the mountains. There are 21/2 hour direct flights to most major ski areas in the west out of Houston We can leave Lafayette on the early 6:00am flight and be in Steamboat, Summit, SLC or Aspen before noon. Save my air miles all year for these flights. We turn a four day ski trip using only 2 days of vacation working it over a weekend.

However, I doubt I'll be booking an early trip to Loveland to ski that WRD.
post #15 of 24
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High of 42 today up on the hill. Hiked up to 5200' and it was down in the mid 30's at 2pm.
You sound ready.

It's in the 80s again here today.
post #16 of 24
90+ here. Us northerners aren't used to "fall" weather like this!
post #17 of 24
I always expect a WROD by Pumpkin Day at the latest. Mid-Oct is not unfeasible. The frost killed some of my flowers last night and the leaves are changing on my trees. I just received my fall PSIA-RM newsletter. It's time. Fins up!!!
post #18 of 24
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hopefully by St Patty's day ... OK OK Valentines

Usually it's a good year if I get a few on the ribbon around turkey day ... then it's all downhill for the rest of the year.
In a good way!

I have not failed to find at least a couple of ribbons on or before T-day in the NE for the past 15 years. However, I was atop Mt. Evans (CO) last weekend and a few flakes were drifting down. Still a little snow pack left. It was a wonderful thing!
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post #20 of 24
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Originally Posted by skicougar View Post
hey, i "feel your pain". in my neck 'o the woods(Houston), it snowed about 5 hours all of last year, but you gotta keep a positive outlook. i found a way to ski 25 days from Houston with 10 days of vacation a few years ago.

if you love skiing as much as i do, you'll find a way; even if tied into a non-ski state. i mean, just think; you could have grown up on the gulf coast, never known skiing and be a nascar fan(no offense meant to nascar fans).
Hey what'cha know. I'm in Beaumont until December 15th.
post #21 of 24
anyone going to be there around the end of october/beginning of november. I have some Fishers Rc4 that would love to Gaper SL on the ribbon of death.
post #22 of 24
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anyone going to be there around the end of october/beginning of november. I have some Fishers Rc4 that would love to Gaper SL on the ribbon of death.
I'm considering November 10th & 11th in Colorado. If the Bird is open, I'm targeting 14th & 15th in Utah :.

Michael
post #23 of 24
With a La NiƱa weather pattern forecast for this winter, expect more moisture in the Pacific Northwest (and maybe Montana), and drier in the south west (sorry Colorado). If you're headed for Colorado, pick a place with ample snowmaking just in case....

http://www.cpc.noaa.gov/products/pre...churchill.html
post #24 of 24
I want to put a magnetic white ribbon of death on my car.
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