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Glad I didn't plan to be in Vail this weekend!

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Originally Posted by scootertig View Post
This is not a good thing...

aaron
Some years we don't have early season snow. It is not un-typical!

We have no snow here in Aspen either. We open next Thursday maybe.

It WILL snow it just may not be for a couple more weeks.
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Originally Posted by scootertig View Post
This is not a good thing...
...perhaps glass half full. I read positive vibe from the same article:

“…Last evening a cold front dropped into the region producing the first significantly cold temperatures for snowmaking.

"We are very confident that with the big drop in temperatures, and indications of a strong shift in the weather pattern that we will open with a very good snow surface next week,” said Bill Jensen, chief operating officer of Vail Mountain. “It appears that the first major winter storm of the season is headed our way next week as well, which is very good news for our Thanksgiving holiday guests who may even experience a powder day.”

Sure, timing is everything, but like LB mentions; It’ll snow…
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We have no snow here in Aspen either. We open next Thursday maybe.
Just so long as there has been lots and lots and lots of snowfall in Aspen by the time ESA rolls around. :
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Originally Posted by lloyd braun View Post
Some years we don't have early season snow. It is not un-typical!

We have no snow here in Aspen either. We open next Thursday maybe.

It WILL snow it just may not be for a couple more weeks.
Agree. Even in good years, having good coverage at this time, or even Thanksgiving is "iffy". Wait till you know there was good coverage I think a lot of us got spoiled by the '04/05 & '05/06 seasons.:
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Same situation here at Snowbasin. Supposed to open on Thansgiving but I dont see how. But mabey by next weekend!
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If you haven't noticed, that's the case just about everywhere in the US right now.
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those cold temps lasted one night and one night only. It was sunny and almost 60 today and tonights low may not drop below freezing. Tomorrow should be even warmer.

It will be colder this week starting on Tuesday, however the new models do not look good at all for this supposed storm. It will snow, but at this point I would say 4 inches tops and maybe another 2 or so on Friday. To make things worse, it appears that the following week it will clear out and warm up yet again. This is an awful start, spin it anyway you want, but at this point with the STRONG La Nina setting up, I would say the Central and Southern Colorado Mtns as well as Utah will be lucky to get 70% of normal snow.
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Glad I didn't plan to be in Vail this weekend either.
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Vail should open tomorrow, but with only one run. There is ZERO snow below say 11k. Sunny and 64 on Monday and today was suppose to be colder but currently sunny and 60. I will be stunned if Vail gets 150 inches this year. Horrible pattern in place.
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Vail should open tomorrow, but with only one run. There is ZERO snow below say 11k. Sunny and 64 on Monday and today was suppose to be colder but currently sunny and 60. I will be stunned if Vail gets 150 inches this year. Horrible pattern in place.
You wanna take some wagers on that 150"
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The Denver area is getting hit today but does anyone know if Vail got some?
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The Denver area is getting hit today but does anyone know if Vail got some?
You could check their snow report......www.vail.snow.com
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Originally Posted by MTskier View Post
I will be stunned if Vail gets 150 inches this year. Horrible pattern in place.
You're an idiot. 150"? Dude, go back to Montana.

And please save your whinin' about the weather for TGR- we all know you do plenty of it over there.
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...with the STRONG La Nina setting up, I would say the Central and Southern Colorado Mtns as well as Utah will be lucky to get 70% of normal snow... I will be stunned if Vail gets 150 inches this year. Horrible pattern in place.
With Vail at 345" for the year so far, you must be really stunned.
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A pretty funny thread, in retrospect. Thanks for resurrecting it.
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Yes, good job, especially since Steamboat has 420" as of today and expect more this week and then again later next week.

http://www.steamboat.com/index.aspx
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Aspen is haveing a 25 year record season we are over 350"s since november.

We may need to bring this thread back again next year to quiet the pessimists.
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OOpps! Make that 426 as of 5 AM AND it's dumping again.... 21" to go to hit the all-time record
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A pretty funny thread, in retrospect. Thanks for resurrecting it.
Agree. Skied Vail yesterday [Thursday] and had a blast backside in glade and tree. Great snow and conditions demonstrating well Vail’s 352 YTD.
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MTskier sure has been quiet.
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10" more today, 436 and piling http://www.steamboat.com/index.aspx
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OOpps! Make that 426 as of 5 AM AND it's dumping again.... 21" to go to hit the all-time record

Even w/ 75" ytd snow(not meaningfull stat by itself) Steamboat is IMHO not half the mountian that Vail is.
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Even w/ 75" ytd snow(not meaningfull stat by itself) Steamboat is IMHO not half the mountian that Vail is.
I'd rather ski the boat with 16" than Vail with 8" but if both have 16" .....I'll take Vail or even better Beaver Creek:
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The Beave is better than Vail in oh so many ways, imho. Don't get me wrong, it's an absolutely massive, impressive ski hill. But I prefer Beaver Creek.

Of course, for me, absolutely nothing beats Mary Jane. That's where it's at. For trees, drops, and bumps, it doesn't get much better in CO (at least from the mountains I've skied -- Copper, Cooper, Breck, Vail, Beave, Steamboat, Loveland, A-Basin).
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I didn't realize this thread had turned into a pissing match over which mountain was better? I like Steamboat not just for the skiing but the towm, the summer and cool vibe. You can keep the plastic village of BC and Vail.
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