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chipper_shredder

Social climber
outinthecuts
Topic Author's Original Post - Feb 12, 2019 - 12:37pm PT
SO, SO AWESOME !
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https://snowbrains.com/the-top-10-deepest-ytd-snowfall-totals-in-north-america-right-now-2/?fbclid=IwAR0wQLbDI2trR25qUyVOHwOJLSXws2XDMOx1DlVQuXLEywpOw86qOPzbd4s


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Bargainhunter

climber
Feb 12, 2019 - 01:46pm PT
When Bishop locals talked about skiing Basin's couloir flat out to the Horton trailhead or Mt. Tom's Elderberry Canyon down to the sagebrush, I was incredulous. Kind of hard to imagine that in sweltering 100F summer temps, but now I'm a believer.
zBrown

Ice climber
Feb 12, 2019 - 03:32pm PT

If you need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows

https://www.mammothmountain.com/cams/summit-cam
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
Nothing creative to say
Feb 12, 2019 - 03:33pm PT
We'll be tearing ACLs well into July and August!!! :)
G_Gnome

Trad climber
Cali
Feb 12, 2019 - 09:35pm PT
Just wait two more days!
Jamesthomsen

Social climber
Mammoth Lakes, California
Feb 12, 2019 - 10:45pm PT

Last week in Mammoth. Then we had another few feet and it's starting to snow now, with an estimate of 2-3 more feet. July should be great Spring skiing.
Scole

Trad climber
Zapopan
Feb 13, 2019 - 09:54am PT
It looks almost as deep as winter of 1976. We measured 27' on the ground in Walt's Ghetto. You guys are in for some deep snow, its still only mid February and most of Mammoth's snowfall is Feb/Mar.
MarkWestman

Trad climber
Talkeetna, Alaska
Feb 13, 2019 - 10:02am PT
That photo reminds me of winter of 82-83 in Mammoth. Massive drifts in town, 25 deep corridors getting into the condos. Spring skiing that year was off the hook.
10b4me

Social climber
Lida Junction
Feb 13, 2019 - 10:08am PT
That photo reminds me of winter of 82-83 in Mammoth. Massive drifts in town, 25 deep corridors getting into the condos. Spring skiing that year was off the hook.

yeah, that was a huge year.
norm larson

climber
wilson, wyoming
Feb 13, 2019 - 10:56am PT
That is so great! Now get out there and ski it.
Larry Nelson

Social climber
Feb 13, 2019 - 11:08am PT
Is the winter of 69 the only one with it's own bumper sticker?
MarkWestman

Trad climber
Talkeetna, Alaska
Feb 13, 2019 - 12:19pm PT
Some shots from winter/spring/summer '83. Ok maybe it wasn't 25' deep in town, but it was still massive!





aspendougy

Trad climber
Los Angeles, CA
Feb 13, 2019 - 01:45pm PT
Nice to get all this snow. It may slow down the renovation and re-opening of Tioga Resort.
WBraun

climber
Feb 13, 2019 - 01:48pm PT
Tioga Resort will probably get crushed again.
aspendougy

Trad climber
Los Angeles, CA
Feb 13, 2019 - 02:03pm PT
Yeah, unfortunately you may be right. The footprint there is so tiny, a small flat spot at the bottom of that sloping ridge. Anyone with even a cursory intuitive sense of snow pack physics can see there will always be a vector pushing both downward and outward.
justthemaid

climber
Jim Henson's Basement
Feb 13, 2019 - 10:40pm PT
Couple more pics from Mammoth '83 storms- we showed up from LA to find our house on Evergreen completely buried.
Only the peak of the roof showing.


Had to do some epic tunneling to get down to the front door.

neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Feb 13, 2019 - 11:58pm PT
hey there say, justthemaid...

ohhhhhh myyyyyyyyyyyyyy.... :O


say, how was the house, inside... ?
just curious...
iced? etc?

thanks for sharing...


thanks, all for chipping in here, too...
justthemaid

climber
Jim Henson's Basement
Feb 14, 2019 - 05:55am PT
Yes Neebs- the house was completely buried under that pile of snow^^^ Pretty weird being inside the house. I was a little kid at the time- there was a narrow ice cave/chamber that completely surrounded the house about (under 20 feet of snow). It was total kid-heaven having your own ice cave for the winter. ;)
Bad Climber

Trad climber
The Lawless Border Regions
Feb 14, 2019 - 06:54am PT
Hey, Maidy, thanks so much for digging up those pics. Wow!

BAd
Fat Dad

Trad climber
Los Angeles, CA
Feb 14, 2019 - 07:17am PT
Wow. Makes me wish I had still had the knees to ski (at least the R one). Recently started snowboarding with the kids but so not a backcountry tool. Mark mentioned Baldy, which is getting plastered, though that is having other unintended consequences since people are having some difficulties getting up that steep narrow road in the snow.

Good thing I didn't have Bishop plans until late March...
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