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Where are all the California Skiers?

post #1 of 22
Thread Starter 
So, looking at the snow reports from the Sierra is killing me.  No new snow in Colorado in 3 weeks, and you guys can't even file a trip report on the 60+ INCHES that virtually every resort has received since the beginning of the week?  Supposedly, I'm going to ski the Talons Challenge on Saturday, but Beaver Creek has received 2 inches of new snow.  2 inches.  I feel so deprived.

Mike 
post #2 of 22
They are out skiing!
post #3 of 22
waiting...




watching...




dreaming...




going...

post #4 of 22
If you had 60", would you be sitting in front of a computer on these forums?

I'm pretty sure I'd only have enough energy for eat-ski-eat-sleep-ski-eat-sleep...
post #5 of 22
Been trying to contact my Tahoe ski bud of 30 yrs now for 4 days.  I know where he is:  Powder skiing under Lincoln at Sugar Bowl. No vicarious fresh snow experience until he comes up for air.
post #6 of 22
Among things I've learned during this week's dumping - Don't fall.  It takes wayyyy too long & takes up too much energy digging your way back up.  Gotta do it at least once for grins, until you find out how deep it really is. gotta go rest up for another go.
p.s. It's still snowing.
post #7 of 22
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Originally Posted by 911over View Post

Among things I've learned during this week's dumping - Don't fall.  It takes wayyyy too long & takes up too much energy digging your way back up.  Gotta do it at least once for grins, until you find out how deep it really is. gotta go rest up for another go.
p.s. It's still snowing.
 Ah the difference a year can make.  All that tahoe powder.  Hasn't snowed up here in a long time.  Sounds like fun - heck I know it is fun.
post #8 of 22
Well as a Tahoe local I have doing what everyone else has been doing. SKIING. Ignoring the world except for the wife, kid, dog. Bills are going unpayed, emails unanswered, phone message unreturned. I have no time for that crap, I'm busy skiing. Wake up, shovel snow, load truck, go skiing, come home eat, sleep, repeat.

A truly awesome week of storms with many powder turns and many memories.  
post #9 of 22
Just pulled into Mammoth about an hour ago. They've done a great job keeping the roads clear. A friend of mine skied this afternoon and said it was so deep that you need to watch out for skiing into an untracked patch that is not on much of an incline because you will just grind to a halt. THEN WHAT?? It's thigh deep and they haven't had the top open all week. Probably not tomorrow either, but Sunday should be epic. If you really insist, I'll get back with a report tomorrow night
post #10 of 22
Ummm, think I saw a post somewhere that the top is being opened 9 am tommorow??
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Originally Posted by cosmoliu View Post

Just pulled into Mammoth about an hour ago. They've done a great job keeping the roads clear. A friend of mine skied this afternoon and said it was so deep that you need to watch out for skiing into an untracked patch that is not on much of an incline because you will just grind to a halt. THEN WHAT?? It's thigh deep and they haven't had the top open all week. Probably not tomorrow either, but Sunday should be epic. If you really insist, I'll get back with a report tomorrow night
 
post #11 of 22

A little secret stash I found at noon today after tailing somebody.
post #12 of 22
Chair 23 opened at 2 on Sat, but we only stumbled to that fact at 3. The top and chair 9 opened first thing Sun morning and it was an epic day. The pow was heavy Sierra Cement, more so because it had set up all week. The best skiing was off chair 23 in Wipe Out Chute 3, where wind blown continually filled in the tracks until the wind got to be too much and the top closed at about 2 when it started snowing AGAIN, in earnest by about 3:30. Huge crowds all weekend but all in all, a great weekend.
post #13 of 22
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Originally Posted by cosmoliu View Post

Chair 23 opened at 2 on Sat, but we only stumbled to that fact at 3. The top and chair 9 opened first thing Sun morning and it was an epic day. The pow was heavy Sierra Cement, more so because it had set up all week.
 
The heavy snow probably had nothing to do with the fact, that the wind was howling across the summit all week and probably packed it pretty well. Naa, it has to be because it is Sierra Cement.
post #14 of 22
Thread Starter 
My daughter and son-in-law (who reside in San Diego) wanted to go to Mammoth last weekend for the festivities.  The cheapest lodging they could find was $800/night.  Talk about a "powder premium."

Mike
post #15 of 22
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waiting...



Jan 26, 2009

Hi Bears:

Kind of spooky.  Reminds me of the scene in Godfather II when Fredo is about to be executed.  Same gray skies, gray lake, boat dock, snow capped mountains and guys sitting on the dock.  "Every time I put my line in the water ...",

Back to the 60+ inches and enjoy.

Think (more) snow

CP
 
post #16 of 22
 

Where are all the California Skiers?


Buying helmets. 

post #17 of 22


getting burried
post #18 of 22
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A little secret stash I found at noon today after tailing somebody.
 

you didn't find it, they did, and you tailed them. were you invited on the posse, or stealthily trailing?
 
good farming of low angle pow.
post #19 of 22
I was up at Mammoth last Monday and Tuesday - not great Monday morning, but by the afternoon it was softening up, and by Tuesday everything that was open was getting pretty nice - knee deep, mostly crud - they opened 23 late Tuesday, it was still dumping,  mid-thigh crud, but not too set up yet.  It was a lot of fun but my legs were fried by that time.  Round two is coming (supposedly) next weekend - another few feet of snow.
post #20 of 22

Here is where I was all week....  Thigh deep powder steeze in North Bowl trees at Heavenly






post #21 of 22
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Here is where I was all week....  Thigh deep powder steeze in North Bowl trees at Heavenly
He said "California Skiers"  you Sir are from Nevada!





post #22 of 22
Ha!  Just semantics...  I did, however, spend some time on the California side of Heavenly, if that counts!
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