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John M

climber
Nov 13, 2012 - 03:43pm PT
Great description Steve.

Looks like the weathermen are starting to agree that at least Tahoe will get some dumpage this weekend.

http://tahoeweatherdiscussion.com/
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 13, 2012 - 03:47pm PT
After near 20yrs working for Rossignol/Rossignol Race Dept, I have not gotten it out of my system. Let it snow!

I couldn't agree more. . . I'm just about to start my 45th skeezin season and I'm like a little kid. . . so frikken excited.

LET IT SNOW!
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Nov 13, 2012 - 03:52pm PT
My longest lasting love affair has been with snow and skiing. My first ski season started in 1956. I’m standing behind my brother holding his poles (I wasn’t allowed poles) in a wool knicker suit, that get this, was a hand down from my Dad who wore it in the 30’s when he learned to ski.

My brother in front, me behind in wool knickers, 1956.
My brother in front, me behind in wool knickers, 1956.
Credit: SCseagoat



Love the look on my brother’s face as he’s probably thinking, “duh, we aren’t ice skating”. Wish he were still around to give me that look. In high school we were allowed to use touring skis to get to school. Where California schools had bike racks, we had ski racks in the winter!
Not successful yet in transitioning from ice skating to skiing.  Big b...
Not successful yet in transitioning from ice skating to skiing. Big brother wondering, WTF is she doing.
Credit: SCseagoat



Since that winter in 1956 I have only missed 1 full and 2 half ski seasons. Half a season because I was hugely preggers, another half defending my dissertation and a full season when I was on chemo and blood thinners. Even though I thought I could lightly ski that year the doctor said a fall could be fatal because of being on blood thinners. That got my attention.

Now, high tech gear and photogs on the mountains
Not sure my ears are flattened back and I'm not roaring down the mtn.....
Not sure my ears are flattened back and I'm not roaring down the mtn...somethings do get left behind as we move through life.
Credit: SCseagoat


Over the last ten years every time I bought new skis I thought, “ya know this is probably the last pair I’ll ever buy”…but with a ready supply of Advil and Ortho docs that keep honing their skills in putting back together old bodies, my love affair with snow and skiing just might be, just really might be, the one that lasts until “death do us part”


Susan
steve shea

climber
Nov 13, 2012 - 05:09pm PT
Hey eKat do you live in Whitefish? It's one of my favorite ski towns with some great sliding. If so do you know my old ski bud Cody Thompson? She raced alpine for years with Team Breck then skied on the US Natl tele team. Raced tele World Cup for a while. We, Rossignol, sponsored her while on the team. I skied with her a bunch when in Whitefish. The Big rules!
Captain...or Skully

climber
Nov 13, 2012 - 05:14pm PT
TFPU, scSeagoat. That's stoke all the way through.
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 13, 2012 - 05:22pm PT
Hey, SteveShea. . . I don't live in Whitefish, but my local mountain is THE BIG (unless I turn left at 93 and go to Fernie)

The very best part of living up here is being near ski areas that CARE YOU'RE THERE!

I think they should use that line in their marketing!

:-)

Ya know. . . Big's been bought out and now they TRY to call it Whitefish Mountain Resort. . . HA. . . crack me up. . . there are cars driving around town with DUCT TAPE words stuck on the side that say:

IT WILL ALWAYS BE BIG MOUNTAIN!

And, no, I don't know your friend. . . but if you get back up this way please shoot me some E. . . I'd love to connect!
Charlie D.

Trad climber
Western Slope, Tahoe Sierra
Nov 14, 2012 - 08:58am PT
Bump for major weather event heading to our home range this weekend and on into next week. We'll be eating more than turkey Thanksgiving!!!!!
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Nov 14, 2012 - 06:58pm PT



I'm waxin' and just shoveled the bucks out for the season pass. Good thing my buds told me that Nov. 18th was last day to get pass for Kirkwood...new owners this year, different rules I guess.

We'll be eating more than turkey Thanksgiving!!!!!

ummmm....
ummmm....
Credit: SCseagoat


Susan
khanom

Trad climber
Greeley Hill
Nov 14, 2012 - 11:35pm PT
No snow for meee!




A weak weather system will move onshore early Friday and into Saturday, bringing widespread light precipitation to Northern California. Snow levels will range from 6000 to 7000 feet. Saturday, a second system begins to combine with the first and precipitation increases late in the day. This second system is considerably stronger with higher winds and increased precipitation. Winds may gust up to the 30 mph range in the Valley and up to 50-70 mph over the higher Sierra ridges on Sunday and Monday. Snow levels will start out at near 7000 feet then drop to near 5000 feet over the weekend. Unsettled weather will likely continue into next week.



Edit: SCseagoat, I'm digging the history. Thanks!
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Nov 15, 2012 - 07:30pm PT
It's not snowing so much today..
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Nov 17, 2012 - 09:51pm PT
Whistler Mountain opened today with a 10' base + man made on 6 runs. I skipped it. Didn't have my pass yet plus I just can't get all cranked up about crowded groomers anymore..

We did get another 10' during the day though and it's still snowing so i think i might hit up a few runs tomorrow.

Got my pass today.


I've been skiing since I was five, and in high school I switched to snowboarding for powder, and I never looked back.

I moved to Whistler when I got out of high school so I could do stuff like this.

Lapo, Powder Mountain.



Eventually I bought a sled so I could do stuff like this,

Luke Roopin Brohm






And of course jump stuff,

Eric SENDING!


I wish I had the balls to go that big off a hip!


I love snow in all its forms, but powder is the best!!!
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Nov 17, 2012 - 10:50pm PT
Oh Big Mike, NICE NICE NICE.
Anyone with real time, "boots on the ground" info on Bridger Bowl or conditions in Hyalite Canyon in Bozeman please chirp up. I'd like to head up there after Thanksgiving if conditons are good.

Thanks,
Susan
John M

climber
Nov 18, 2012 - 01:33am PT
Looks like its snowing pretty hard at Donner summit.

http://video.dot.ca.gov/
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Nov 19, 2012 - 03:56pm PT
Yup. It's snowing!!
Captain...or Skully

climber
Nov 19, 2012 - 04:06pm PT
Yeah, it's snowing on ya'll, Big Mike, but it's just raining on us. :-(
Snow level at 7000 or so. Aggravatingly normal!
Yarrr.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Nov 21, 2012 - 01:49am PT
Bummer Skully!

It's been snowing for five days here! On and off in the valley.


Today we left here,


Went here,


After work it started to clear up so I went down to green lake.


Last day of outside work for the season!! Stoked! One more day if insides then Blackcomb opening day on thurs!!!
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Nov 21, 2012 - 02:20am PT
Hoping,,,,Hoping....

but not for this:

Oops, with a 40 pound load and night approaching....
Headed towards Dewey Point....that's why we're making pulks this year.
Headed towards Dewey Point....that's why we're making pulks this year.
Credit: SCseagoat

Susan





Captain...or Skully

climber
Nov 21, 2012 - 08:36am PT
D'oh.
It gets better. ;-)
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 24, 2012 - 11:29am PT
Things are looking better on TheBig. . . even though it's sunny to the north of here, raining overhead, and BLACK as the Ace of Spades to the south. . .

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telemon01

Trad climber
Montana
Nov 24, 2012 - 04:44pm PT
Big Mt is shaping up day by day.

Yesterday with my daughter-









(sorry about the runny nose on that last pic)

and today with my wife-





Our attempt at, as you say, "Keeping The Magic Alive"
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