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Is your local or favourite ski hill receiving snow yet?

post #1 of 34
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well whistler has some new snow:

http://www.whistlerblackcomb.com/weather/cams/index.htm

 

and my local ski hill mt cypress has had 20cm over the last few days...sure it's only a 'dusting' but still is snow nonetheless....driving into work today looking at those gorgeous north shore mountains with fresh white crowns just made me smile.

post #2 of 34

Big Mountain has had 46" in the last week.  Unfortunately the official opening date is Dec 4th.

 

http://www.skiwhitefish.com/snowreport.php

post #3 of 34

Two of my local mountains are opening in just over a week.  Nakiska on Nov. 5th and Sunshine Village on Nov. 11th.

post #4 of 34

I don't think China Peak got any yet.

post #5 of 34

Oh yeah..... well hunter, ny has all the cold weather items you need....in their kitchen freezer....

 

mid 70's and I think I'm going to shoot someone soon..

post #6 of 34
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Originally Posted by brownie_bear View Post

Big Mountain has had 46" in the last week.  Unfortunately the official opening date is Dec 4th.

 

http://www.skiwhitefish.com/snowreport.php


Does it always open that late?

post #7 of 34

Red Lodge Mountain, my home area, has zip so far.  Big Sky, where I will be December 10-12 definitely has snow although you can't tell how much from the web cams.  Also appears that Bridger Bowl has snow but their website doesn't say how much they have or else they're hiding it.

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Originally Posted by brownie_bear View Post

Big Mountain has had 46" in the last week.  Unfortunately the official opening date is Dec 4th.

 

http://www.skiwhitefish.com/snowreport.php



When does it close typically? I wish most mountains would shoot for a Thanksgiving opening and close a little later.  December 4th is a wee late, but October is a wee early.

post #9 of 34

This was a question relative to Big Mountain.

 

It does now.  Ever since "new management" took over, they've got their eye on the dollar.  This is the third year of not attempting to open by Thanksgiving.  As it turned out the last two years, Foley had evidently been on the phone with Ullr and they couldn't have opened anyway.  This is first year that might be an issue since the policy change.  Their thinking was that they never made a profit anyway and spent a lot of resources trying to open by turkey day, often missed that opening in spite of their efforts, etc.  So, they stopped trying to open before the first week of December. 
 

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Does it always open that late?

post #10 of 34

At least the conditions should be great for opening day.  Unlike Sierra Summit last year which had 1 run open.

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Once again this is about Big Mountain.  They close sometime in April.  Last two years it's been sort of early, first weekend in April.  This year, probably due to the La Nina forecast, it's the second week.  I know last La Nina they closed 4/6 and IT WAS A CRIME.  We had a foot of fresh snow that day and I think there would have been a lynching if the lift had closed at day's end even one minute early.  There were hundreds of us at the bottom all trying to take just one more run.  God knows how they cut it off!
 

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When does it close typically? I wish most mountains would shoot for a Thanksgiving opening and close a little later.  December 4th is a wee late, but October is a wee early.

post #12 of 34

New Bridger Lift, Oct. 26: 

102610dailyphoto.jpeg

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Mike Douglas and friends on Blackcomb glacier yesterday via heli

 

http://twitpic.com/31dsbv

 

http://www.whistlerblackcomb.com/video/index.htm

 

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Saw that people are hiking for turns and getting the goods in VT and WY.  Anyone hiking out west and getting some?  Dry runs down south.  Hiked up a few last Saturday.  Temps are hitting 32 at night.  Anyone walking up in Tahoe, Mammoth or the Eastern Sierra for some rock skipping?  Is the snow sticking a week later in Tahoe?

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Nice!  Beauty eh.
 

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Mike Douglas and friends on Blackcomb glacier yesterday via heli

 

http://twitpic.com/31dsbv

 

http://www.whistlerblackcomb.com/video/index.htm

 

post #16 of 34

For every norm (la nina) there is an abberation.  I will keep hoping until the lady sings.

 

Anyone in CA or UT hiking for some slides?

post #17 of 34

Posted this on some other thread, but this one seems more appropriate:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqg5Zac7dxg&feature=player_embedded

 

some guys already capitalized on this:

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Dang youtube firewall.  Hood? Bachelor?
 

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Originally Posted by VladL View Post

Posted this on some other thread, but this one seems more appropriate:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqg5Zac7dxg&feature=player_embedded

 

some guys already capitalized on this:

post #19 of 34

I fly back and forth between Fresno and Las Vegas all the time.  It appears to have only snowed once so far a few days ago.

post #20 of 34

Stowe got 25" on the top of Mansfield about two weeks ago. It stuck around for about a week or so, now with 60+ degree temps and rain, it's gone again. Nice to see while it was there, though.

post #21 of 34

Barely.

 

Today, working on the patrol cabin at the top:

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The evening commute:

IMG_1929.JPG

 

Patience is required.  La Niña does not favor the southwest.  

post #22 of 34

Mt Hood, specifically Mt Hood Meadows
 

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Dang youtube firewall.  Hood? Bachelor?
 


 
post #23 of 34

Snowy range looks like it has had snow from saturday to yesterday, not really sure on the depth havnt been up that way but the peaks are gorgeous. I would guess a foot or so, big storm comin everyone cross your fingers.

post #24 of 34

White Pass WA has 30 in up the top! Mission ridge has about 12in, unfortunately, this week is kind of warm and precious white stuff is melting down, but next week is looking promising. Mission Ridge WA made an official announcment of their opening day being November 26, right after thanksgiving, so I am getting my skis ready!

post #25 of 34

No snow in Indiana yet! lol....

post #26 of 34

Killington is open and with some pre-winter action snow going on in the East.  It's 42* here in Troy and that probably means low 30s at the high elevations.  Snow on and off today and tomorrow.  Cold next week for snow making.

 

Killington has installed a set of stairs and catwalk to allow skiers to get from the top of the North Triple (glade chair) back to the top of the k-1 gondola for down loading.  In the past, opening had to be delayed until there was coverage from top to bottom.  I hear that the stairs are not that bad a hike.  The lodge at the top is serving food while the lodge at the bottom of K-1 is not - last I heard.

 

I'll take it.  November skiing in the Green Mountains is always a pleasure.

post #27 of 34
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well whistler has some new snow:

http://www.whistlerblackcomb.com/weather/cams/index.htm

 

and my local ski hill mt cypress has had 20cm over the last few days...sure it's only a 'dusting' but still is snow nonetheless....driving into work today looking at those gorgeous north shore mountains with fresh white crowns just made me smile.

 

It annoys me that Cypress is still quoting there Mid Mtn snow depth as 20cm! They're always quick to add to the snow fall and depth but never seem to decrease it. There's a reason the local mountains don't have webcams. Bring on the snow...

post #28 of 34

No. No snow here.

post #29 of 34

Yes!

post #30 of 34

Looking good for the Cascades starting today.  Snow in the forecast every day all week.  Here it comes!!

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