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Great! .... and I think you still owe me a "Friskies" dinner?


 

Bud, for you money will be no object - I will open up some cans of Fancy Feast!
 

post #92 of 122

Wow Big Sky is getting dumped on!! Come on La Nina!!!

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We're supposed to get a lot of snow this week. 

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Great! .... and I think you still owe me a "Friskies" dinner?


 

Bud, for you money will be no object - I will open up some cans of Fancy Feast!
 


You are too good to me Little Bear!  Make sure the litter box is minty fresh before I come over!  

 

big storm to hit Sierras on Friday!  Darn, I will be in Mammoth then..... I may get snowed in....whatever will I do?...

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This picture was taken at the base yesterday before today's big storm hit.  Today's storm is expected to dump 2 feet or more and there are more storms lining up behind it.  Looks like a great season to hit Big Sky.

post #96 of 122

Shhhhhhhhh Rio!!!! Don't tell anyone :)

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Shhhhhhhhh Rio!!!! Don't tell anyone :)


For some places I'd worry but not Big Sky.  Its 'Can't get there from here.' locale keeps the place from getting overran.  Anyway, why would anyone want to go to Big Sky with Mt. Baker projected to get over 1000" of snow.

post #98 of 122

Thats what i like to hear. They can keep their unskiable 1000 inches.

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Honestly, with the early snows, and the fact that Snowbowl isn't planning on opening until the 27th,  I might just go on an adventure out to Big Sky come Turkey Day.

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Still looking like the SkiDawg family is going to hit Bridger and BS for a couple days each in either Feb or late Mar....angling for late Mar but Feb is looking like it gets the nod right now

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Plans are finalized: Will be in Big Sky 2/1/11-2/6/11!!

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Still looking like the SkiDawg family is going to hit Bridger and BS for a couple days each in either Feb or late Mar....angling for late Mar but Feb is looking like it gets the nod right now


Normally I'd volunteer to show a fellow bear around Bridger but I'm a bit leery considering where you went to college has a rather Bohemian liberal reputation best exemplified by being home to the B-52 and REM.

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Still looking like the SkiDawg family is going to hit Bridger and BS for a couple days each in either Feb or late Mar....angling for late Mar but Feb is looking like it gets the nod right now


Normally I'd volunteer to show a fellow bear around Bridger but I'm a bit leery considering where you went to college has a rather Bohemian liberal reputation best exemplified by being home to the B-52 and REM.



Then you'll be robbing yourself of skiing with one of the most rockin'est Bear families around.........c'mon Rio, set aside your Dawg bias and show da SkiDawg family around.  But if you do, be careful, .......his girls are known to kick butt and take names!

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Wow huge storms hitting all of the west!! Another 12+ inches over the next 2 days at Big Sky!!

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Still looking like the SkiDawg family is going to hit Bridger and BS for a couple days each in either Feb or late Mar....angling for late Mar but Feb is looking like it gets the nod right now


Normally I'd volunteer to show a fellow bear around Bridger but I'm a bit leery considering where you went to college has a rather Bohemian liberal reputation best exemplified by being home to the B-52 and REM.



Then you'll be robbing yourself of skiing with one of the most rockin'est Bear families around.........c'mon Rio, set aside your Dawg bias and show da SkiDawg family around.  But if you do, be careful, .......his girls are known to kick butt and take names!


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My wife is a UVA grad if that helps....

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Still looking like the SkiDawg family is going to hit Bridger and BS for a couple days each in either Feb or late Mar....angling for late Mar but Feb is looking like it gets the nod right now


Normally I'd volunteer to show a fellow bear around Bridger but I'm a bit leery considering where you went to college has a rather Bohemian liberal reputation best exemplified by being home to the B-52 and REM.



Then you'll be robbing yourself of skiing with one of the most rockin'est Bear families around.........c'mon Rio, set aside your Dawg bias and show da SkiDawg family around.  But if you do, be careful, .......his girls are known to kick butt and take names!


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My wife is a UVA grad if that helps....



Okay, as long as she doesn't order hummus to go with our apres ski beers.

post #107 of 122
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I'm scheduled to be there March 12th - 20th - might be able to change to fit others schedules. I'll add another temptation. We have a condo right at the base area and would love to have ya'll over  for a little after ski get together.


Right on!! do I need a sleeping bag for this 8 day get together or do you have enough linens for us all?
 

post #108 of 122

 

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Okay, as long as she doesn't order hummus to go with our apres ski beers.

Am I the only one catching the irony, of this sort of thing coming from someone who lived in Eugene? Rio, didn't you go to school in the hippy Mecca ? wink.gif

 

 

post #109 of 122
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Okay, as long as she doesn't order hummus to go with our apres ski beers.

Am I the only one catching the irony, of this sort of thing coming from someone who lived in Eugene? Rio, didn't you go to school in the hippy Mecca ? wink.gif

 

 


I lived most of my life in Ashland, which is similar to Eugene in political orientation (though a bit further from reality.)  I never lived in Eugene but my sister did and my niece & nephew do so I visit Eugene at least once a year.  I attended Oregon Straight for two years but ended up switching major and finished up at Southern Oregon.

 

One of my favorite friends at my last job is from a small town in North Carolina she describes as a mix of Mayberry and Hazard County......she said it is always the people in the neighboring county that are from the movie Deliverance.  She got her MBA at UGA and was very quick to let everyone know what a progressive, artsy-fartsy town Athens is.

post #110 of 122

How much snow do you guys think Big Sky has received this season already? It seems it has been snowing everyday for like the past 3 weeks.

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That's hard to tell.  They are claiming a 35" base at mid-mountain so they've probably got double that so far.  The 35" is before this latest storm hit; the new storm is suppose to add a couple more feet & more is on the way.

 

Bridger Bowl has a 43" base already (once again before the latest storm) and is opening the day after Thanksgiving.  I've been here 11 seasons and this is the first season its opened in November.

post #112 of 122

Curious as to why Big Sky is not totally open. Only 30% open with this much snow???

post #113 of 122

It's a BIG place.

post #114 of 122
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Curious as to why Big Sky is not totally open. Only 30% open with this much snow???



My hunch is three reasons.  The first is the crowds are almost nil so they don't want to spend the money opening up everything.  Another is that even at 56" the upper mountain will be rocky.  The last reason is the severe winds that ripped through the area before the local resorts opened probably stripped a bunch of the snow off the upper mountain......its most likely sitting in the Headwaters Chutes at Moonlight right now.

post #115 of 122

My plans changed. I'll be skiing the 20th thru 26th. Anyone who is out that week let me know and we'll get together. Invitation to gather at our place still stands - Arrowhead condos at bottom of Silverknife.

# 1 reason for less than 100% open terrain - "How many empty chairs doe it take to be ENOUGH EMPTY SPACE"? If you've never been to BS on an off peak weekday you just will not believe how few folks might be on the mountain. 

post #116 of 122

Here are some photos from earlier this week.
The above-tree-line skiing is gradually improving - yes, it has been very wind-affected this season. The coverage in the trees has been excellent since the mountain opened.
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post #117 of 122

What happened to this idea?

post #118 of 122
Thread Starter 

Not enough critical mass, I warrant. 

post #119 of 122

I was really interested in this but its close to the Gathering.  Perhaps we can vote the Gathering to be at Big Sky next year, or say......Tahoe?

 

post #120 of 122
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I would favor either location. The timing was dependent more on expected epic snowfall in SW Montana than the Gathering dates. 

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