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AAAAHHHHHHHHH! DUMPING IN VAIL AND I'M STUCK AT WORK!

post #1 of 17
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Just had to vent.  I'm watching snowfall here in Grand Junction and i'm just dreaming non-stop about what it's like up the hill....                
I've been through all those emotions today.  Thanks snow god.
I need to get my boss to downsize me so I can collect unemployment and just ski.
Edited by guroo270 - 12/7/09 at 1:56pm
post #2 of 17
No need to wonder...it sucks.... what with all the grass and no snow

You can see all the way across the bowl so it's barely snowing.
post #3 of 17
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I have a feeling, barring another storm swirling all AROUND Vail, that by the weekend, this will all be covered.  I hope. 
post #4 of 17
Maybe..... this storm is not looking good for Vail......and that bowl needs about 3-4 feet of snow to get in any semblance of good shape.   I wouldn't count on skiing that bowl for weeks yet....but I hope I'm wrong
post #5 of 17
I have not seen that bowl view on the  Vail webcams before . Where did you get this picture? Agreed , very bare at the moment in need of copious amounts of snow.
post #6 of 17
Don't worry, I skied Abasin and Copper today, yeah, it snowed, a little bit (less than 1 inch) but nothing to get excited about. Maybe Vail was a different story, but both copper and Abasin were really cloudy and very flat light, but very little snowfall. So the good news, you didn't miss an epic day cause you were at work, the bad news, there's still very little snow to ski on.
post #7 of 17
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Originally Posted by TexasSkier View Post

Don't worry, I skied Abasin and Copper today, yeah, it snowed, a little bit (less than 1 inch) but nothing to get excited about. Maybe Vail was a different story, but both copper and Abasin were really cloudy and very flat light, but very little snowfall. So the good news, you didn't miss an epic day cause you were at work, the bad news, there's still very little snow to ski on.

it's still lose-lose.
post #8 of 17
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I have not seen that bowl view on the  Vail webcams before . Where did you get this picture? Agreed , very bare at the moment in need of copious amounts of snow.

That's the wildwood cam view from their site.  I use it to judge how hard it's snowing.  If you can see all the way across the bowl it's barely snowing, if you can just barely see the trees in the foreground it's probably 2" inches an hour.
post #9 of 17
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Originally Posted by UGASkiDawg View Post




That's the wildwood cam view from their site.  I use it to judge how hard it's snowing.  If you can see all the way across the bowl it's barely snowing, if you can just barely see the trees in the foreground it's probably 2" inches an hour.
 


Sooooooo...It's 3'' an hour right now?  Just checked it out.  Can I cry now?
post #10 of 17
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By your lack of response, unlike yesterday, i reckin you are out enjoying this wonderful powder.
post #11 of 17
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Originally Posted by guroo270 View Post

Sooooooo...It's 3'' an hour right now?  Just checked it out.  Can I cry now?

I was just thinking "I remember that picture looking different yesterday. Huh?" and then I realized it's a live feed, not a static picture. At best, this weekend, I am going to get some extremely terrible (compared to Colorado) WROD in PA. *cries*
post #12 of 17
Snowing in Colorado and you had to work.....yawn...
It snowed in Houston the other day and I had to work-that's a big deal! I was tempted to pull out the new XC skis and try to make the national papers but, alas, most of the white stuff was gone by 5 pm....
post #13 of 17
Vail did not get anything from this storm. Definatly under 6".

Now the drive from Glenwood to Wolf Creek was more than worth it today.  Skied lots of waist deep powder today.
post #14 of 17
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man vail is getting hosed.  we got 8 inches in Grand Junction.  Thought about running into play it again and picking up some rock skis.

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Vail did not get anything from this storm. Definatly under 6".

Now the drive from Glenwood to Wolf Creek was more than worth it today.  Skied lots of waist deep powder today.
post #15 of 17
I tried to tell you....storms from the SW do very little for the Northern Mountains.....we need storms from the NW.
post #16 of 17
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I tried to tell you....storms from the SW do very little for the Northern Mountains.....we need storms from the NW.
 

This is quite different from what I am used to in San Jose - Kirkwood.  Rain in SJ = Snow in Kirkwood.
post #17 of 17
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Originally Posted by guroo270 View Post




This is quite different from what I am used to in San Jose - Kirkwood.  Rain in SJ = Snow in Kirkwood.
You won't ever see the kind of dumps they get at Kirkwood at Vail.  The only place in CO that MIGHT get those kinds of dumps are Wolf Creek, Silverton and very occasionally the Boat.  On the plus side the quality of the snow we get is worlds better than the snow at Kirkwood.  Not that I don't like Kirkwood but I prefer 15" of cold smoke to 40" of sierra cement

Look like we setting up for some NW flow over the next couple of days that could deliver a few inches and another SW storm this weekend that could give us another wrap around shot on Sun/Mon.  Right now we every little bit we can get to help build the base. 
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