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A Subaru with chains got stuck in the parking lot.

I'm up at Bachelor for a bit and it is basically bottomless.
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Hahahahahahaha.......was up yesterday,ridiculous. Maybe when it stops snowing in April a guy could go skiing. Going to try Hoodoo Friday.
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This Afternoon: Periods of snow showers. High near 23. Southwest wind between 10 and 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 7 to 11 inches possible.

Tonight: Periods of snow showers. Low around 19. South southeast wind 9 to 14 mph becoming west southwest. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 5 to 9 inches possible.

Friday: Periods of snow showers. High near 22. West wind between 11 and 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 4 to 8 inches possible.

Friday Night: Snow showers likely. Cloudy, with a low around 17. Southwest wind between 8 and 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Saturday: Snow likely. Cloudy, with a high near 21. South southeast wind 7 to 11 mph becoming west. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Saturday Night: Snow likely. Cloudy, with a low around 15. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Sunday: Snow showers likely. Cloudy, with a high near 20. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Sunday Night: Snow showers likely. Cloudy, with a low around 17.

Monday: Snow showers likely. Cloudy, with a high near 24.

Monday Night: Snow likely. Cloudy, with a low around 19.

Tuesday: Snow likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 26.

Tuesday Night: Snow likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 18.

Wednesday: Snow showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 24.
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I wish some of this would make its way to the mid-atlantic, all our local resorts are already running low, and next 10 days are forecast for temperature in the 40s with occasional rain.

One of the worst seasons that I've seen except for the New Year's dump that melted later.
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It hasn't really stopped snowing here since the beginning of December!! This is the best season that most can remember.
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Ugghhhhhhh......No skiing today. Road closures.
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Originally Posted by slider View Post
Hahahahahahaha.......was up yesterday,ridiculous. Maybe when it stops snowing in April a guy could go skiing. Going to try Hoodoo Friday.
Yeah, when its that heavy its brutal given the lack of pitch on most of the runs...this is where a rockered fat ski really helps.
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It hasn't really stopped snowing here since the beginning of December!! This is the best season that most can remember.
Don't come to Bachelor, 'cause if you do, you won't be feeling that way! Too much snow here, and unless you have a super-wide rockered ski or the equivalent (like Max), you are out of luck. Yesterday, the only one of us who had any fun at all was a guy on a pair of Sollie Lab's that were 107 underfoot and 197 in length. Everyone else was just getting stuck, and we left after a few runs, as there was no point: go straight, as fast as you can, get stuck in waist deep snow if you hit any sort of deep patch or wind lip at all, wriggle free, get going again, and with any luck, make it back to the lift without getting stuck once again. Great fun, unless you like to turn or go more than 5mph.

Flat mountains suck! Anyone want our snow for awhile? We have plenty to go around, and it could be put to good use somewhere that actually has pitches over 20 degrees. I would head up to Crystal, but the roads are a mess. Can't wait until we get back to a "normal" storm cycle with less than 12" a day, which is about the ski-able limit around here without special skis. This is the first time I can remember in years that several dumps have hit us with this much snow though, which is why I have held off in buying a super-wide or rockered ski.

I am praying for a huge eruption that builds this mountain up. Maybe I will come back next year, a huge lava flow would have come out of the mountain, and the runs will be magically transformed to skiable 40 degree pitches. Of course, it would wipe out the lift infrastructure, so maybe I shouldn't wish for it.
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Hahahahahahaha.......was up yesterday,ridiculous. Maybe when it stops snowing in April a guy could go skiing. Going to try Hoodoo Friday.
Hoodoo will be closed until the Hwy is back open on the West side. NPR/OPB is saying it may be closed all weekend, although the Hoodoo website said it may be as soon as late today. At least Hoodoo has more pitch, a solid 30 degrees down the backside. Willamette is also a good bet: lots of pitch there, but a drive. I have skied there on a really deep day and the upper half and backside were great! Lots of steep (over 40 degree) trees!
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16" yesterday. Over 100" for the week now. And we have slope!!!!

Unfortunately, it will be a total zoo tomorrow...fortunately, I know a few lines where the mortal masses won't go.

90% of the days I've skied this year have been powder days. Un***********beleebabull.
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16" yesterday. Over 100" for the week now. And we have slope!!!!

Unfortunately, it will be a total zoo tomorrow...fortunately, I know a few lines where the mortal masses won't go.

90% of the days I've skied this year have been powder days. Un***********beleebabull.
This thread is worthless without pictures Harry.
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Hoodoo will be closed until the Hwy is back open on the West side. NPR/OPB is saying it may be closed all weekend, although the Hoodoo website said it may be as soon as late today. At least Hoodoo has more pitch, a solid 30 degrees down the backside. Willamette is also a good bet: lots of pitch there, but a drive. I have skied there on a really deep day and the upper half and backside were great! Lots of steep (over 40 degree) trees!
Maybe alittle Avy control around Hogg Rock area? Cancelled Race training Sat. @ Hoodoo and Will Pass wouldn't be a bad idea. If things don't settle down soon,road trip.
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Ummmm... bite me! It's POURING and 40+ degrees here in the mid atlantic. It'll be 50 tomorrow with more rain forecat for next week. I think I wanna cry.
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We've gotten 6 feet of new snow in the last 6 days in the WA Cascades. So much, that the passes and ski areas closest to Seattle are closed.
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I will think of you guys when I am sidestepping patches of ice in the Catskills tomorrow. Send some our way. We are starting to lose trails.
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Ummmm... bite me! It's POURING and 40+ degrees here in the mid atlantic. It'll be 50 tomorrow with more rain forecat for next week. I think I wanna cry.
About 34 and semi-freezing rain here -- "wintry mix", the weather report says. And I'm going to Wachusett tomorrow (yes, I'm that desperate to get on the slopes.) Not enough time to go to even the closer NH mountains tomorrow.

Hopefully they'll be able to make some snow after midnight when the rain/sleet stops and the temperatures drop below freezing...
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I just looked at the 15 day for SW Pa. Yuck! Its gotten to the point the past couple of seasons that when it finally gets good you have to grab it while you can and ski your brains out , because winter weather can't sustain itself. On a brighter note snowcountry.com says we will see colder temps return later in Feb. Maybe too little to late. I'm lucky , I'm heading out to Vail late next week but live and die with conditions at the local hill. Hopefully we can catch a break and get it going again.
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Harry, the Winter Ride ski bus program that brings all the kids to Baker has been cancelled for tomorrow. They're afraid of losing a kid in a tree well. It may not be the zoo you expect, though the hounds will be howling. I'm already warming up my vocal cords. The crud will be good too after the powder is gone at 9:45.
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Originally Posted by dawgcatching View Post
Don't come to Bachelor, 'cause if you do, you won't be feeling that way! Too much snow here, and unless you have a super-wide rockered ski or the equivalent (like Max), you are out of luck. Yesterday, the only one of us who had any fun at all was a guy on a pair of Sollie Lab's that were 107 underfoot and 197 in length. Everyone else was just getting stuck, and we left after a few runs, as there was no point: go straight, as fast as you can, get stuck in waist deep snow ,
OK, it was a bit deep, deep enough to get me thinking about special skis, but I did a morning on metron ex's, got stuck only twice. (Dead stop in the middle of ed's garden).

Two augers in and 1000 great turns. I'll take it.
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Did you leave some for tomorrow.
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OK, it was a bit deep, deep enough to get me thinking about special skis, but I did a morning on metron ex's, got stuck only twice. (Dead stop in the middle of ed's garden).

Two augers in and 1000 great turns. I'll take it.
I only weigh 150lbs. That could have something to do with "an inability to maintain momentum". You also may have been there later. On Wednesday, it was great after around 12:00, when I could keep my speed up by skiing some tracked-up stuff, then diving into the deeper stuff, then back into the crud. 1st run, though, was interesting: I had to stay in the snowboarders track in front of me, in order not to get stopped cold. It was like running a bobsled on skis, but it got me to the bottom eventually. I was stuck a good 5 minutes just off the lift though. The day got better as time went on.

3 weeks ago, we had a near-perfect day, with 18" of dry freshies, but on top of somewhat consolidated-fresh snow. It was the perfect amount: enough to keep your speed up and turn at will. I am hoping for a day or 2 of sun, to consolidate the current snow, then a new, nice and light dump. It will be money that day.
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Avalanches closed several of the mountain passes here in Washington the last few days.

I been at work out on a boat otherwise i would have been stuck up at the pass after they closed it.

Just been nutz up here.
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Harry, the Winter Ride ski bus program that brings all the kids to Baker has been cancelled for tomorrow. They're afraid of losing a kid in a tree well. It may not be the zoo you expect, though the hounds will be howling. I'm already warming up my vocal cords. The crud will be good too after the powder is gone at 9:45.
It was fabulous today. Sun, powder, and not that many people for a powder Saturday in Feb. The crud was great!
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