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Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
Dec 22, 2012 - 01:01pm PT
I've been skiing on the Palisade Glacier as early as mid-April and as late as late July. For optimal conditions you've gotta watch the snowpack and pick the right conditions. But yeah - you can reliably ski corn every year.

I would say that the best time for corn is probably mid-to-late June, before the suncups appear and get too gnarly. Believe me, trying to ski frozen sun cups before the afternoon thaw is a thrash. (:

Norman Clyde's favorite area was Rock Creek - much easier access (trailhead at 10,000 feet) and lots of rolling terrain.

Palisades in April - full-on winter conditions
Credit: Sierra Ledge Rat

Palisades in June - sometimes not much different than winter
Sam Mack Meadow in early June
Sam Mack Meadow in early June
Credit: Sierra Ledge Rat

Some outstanding breakable crust in May
Palisade Glacier
Palisade Glacier
Credit: Sierra Ledge Rat
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Dec 22, 2012 - 01:04pm PT
this last season,, you would have been skiing on more scree than snow...
east side underground

climber
Hilton crk,ca
Dec 22, 2012 - 01:22pm PT
Credit: east side underground
"winter conditions in April"....... my favorite time of year
east side underground

climber
Hilton crk,ca
Dec 22, 2012 - 01:28pm PT
Credit: east side underground
stoke for sliding...
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 22, 2012 - 03:39pm PT
Thanks for the pics SLR! Looks like a fun zone. Not exactly sure what Bruce is on about.. There is usually plenty of corn around here in the late spring early summer. I'm usually too busy climbing by that point though..

Allright, I managed to get a few laps in yesterday, before we headed down to squish for Perry's do.

We got 15cms overnight.



I didn't get many pics, but this was last run.




Pillows=Love.





Heaven on earth!





First person this season. Gotta love it!
kunlun_shan

Mountain climber
SF, CA
Dec 22, 2012 - 04:49pm PT
I'm just hoping for lower winds tomorrow.

briham89, I'm wondering if you are snowed in a Kirkwood right now. 3 feet of new in the forecast there today, another 3 feet tomorrow. Should be amazing conditions when it clears up Christmas Eve..... then more snow in the forecast. And its staying COLD though all of these events.

http://snowforecast.com/resorts/4350-kirkwood-mountain-resort
briham89

Big Wall climber
san jose, ca
Dec 22, 2012 - 04:55pm PT

briham89, I'm wondering if you are snowed in a Kirkwood right now. 3 feet of new in the forecast there today, another 3 feet tomorrow. Should be amazing conditions when it clears up Christmas Eve..... then more snow in the forecast. And its staying COLD though all of these events.

Unfortunately I had pretty bad luck. I slept in my car last night....it consisted of sort of sleeping because my car kept shaking from the insane wind. I woke up this morning and it was snowing and blowing even harder than yesterday. They had guns going all over the place so I was hoping the wind calmed and stuff would open. 9am rolls around and no chairs are moving. I also check hwy 88 status and it is closing at 10am (I have to be home tonight). I wait around a little longer to try and get in at least one run, but nothing is moving and I reluctantly drive home :( after all that waiting I wish I could be there tomorrow and Monday, but unfortunately have to be done on LA for xmas....oh well

Looks like they only opened 7 today....god damn all that untouched snow on top is going to be deepppppp when they get it opened.

Btw mike those pillows are rad!!
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Dec 22, 2012 - 05:16pm PT

Looks like they only opened 7 today....god damn all that untouched snow on top is going to be deepppppp when they get it opened

oh boy oh boy...Monday looks like it.... yippee, the couple days rest was nice, but this cannot be denied!


Susan
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 22, 2012 - 05:42pm PT
Too bad Briham!! Sometimes you gotta pay your dues to get the goods and sometimes it just doesn't work out. Too bad you couldn't wait it out. I love living at my resort, sleeping in my bed and being 5 minutes from the lift. To think we almost moved south this year! I grew up doing the drive every weekend, so I really appreciate the effort it takes.
wilbeer

Mountain climber
honeoye falls,ny.greeneck alleghenys
Dec 22, 2012 - 09:39pm PT
finally gettin some up here
finally gettin some up here
Credit: wilbeer
great info slr,im hoping to ski at least 4-5 days in the sierras,maybe camp.dmt and cragman turned me on to elderberry canyon on mt tom,depending on conditions ,that ones a go.i have been to eastern sierra twice, 1980 and 1981.i never skied,nor climbed then.but not this time ,after some skiing i plan to climb for a week down towards the valley.then head to orange county,to meet my wife at her sisters place.great pics too
Jstod

Trad climber
North Vancouver
Dec 22, 2012 - 10:56pm PT
Bruce -it rocked! Rumour has it a ST lurker who was out on DP today will post up a shot or two of one of our intrepid group dropping into the "dadoir"

A few doomsday dawn patrol shots :)

GF and Ziff
GF and Ziff
Credit: Jstod

On top the "dadoire"
On top the "dadoire"
Credit: Jstod

In the Dadoire
In the Dadoire
Credit: Jstod

Howe Sound
Howe Sound
Credit: Jstod

Fun outing!
gf

climber
Dec 22, 2012 - 11:31pm PT
Nice Julian! a pleasure to get keel-hauled on the skin track and the slopes by you yet again-look forward to the next round.
Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
Dec 23, 2012 - 08:34am PT
Jstod, now that's what I call tree skiing!
mojede

Trad climber
Butte, America
Dec 23, 2012 - 09:08am PT
Sooo proud of my son Ladd for Yesterday:

They opened up the back-side of Discovery and we got to drop into 3 untracked Black Diamond runs for the first 3 runs of the day--it was knee deep for me in most of the places...


Ladd with his Lego Superpipe Cutter :-&#41;
Ladd with his Lego Superpipe Cutter :-)
Credit: mojede


Ladd just turned 8 and is 43" tall--kid's got potential
thekidcormier

Gym climber
squamish, b.c.
Dec 23, 2012 - 11:58am PT
That Lego pipe dragon is rad!
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Dec 23, 2012 - 12:05pm PT
It just won't stop snowing, this is ridiculous! My legs say stay in bed but another 20cm means riding before night shift is inevitable! Almost 140cm in the last 7 days with freezing levels way below valley bottom, man we are lucky.

Kid, maybe if u were a good boy this year Santa will bring u your own lego super pipe dragon:-)
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Dec 23, 2012 - 12:14pm PT
Enjoy it - the next week looks really good for temps but not tons of new. The big news is they're starting to build a case for a pineapple toward the new year. 50 /50 maybe at this point.

http://wxmaps.org/pix/avnmr.144hr.html

I heard on the snooze that that ski hill over on the island already has a snowpack of 4 meters - and thats before christmas!
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Dec 23, 2012 - 12:20pm PT
Yeah the Washing machine has gotta be close to digging their chairs out if they've had temps anything like ours. That place gets nailed.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 23, 2012 - 12:58pm PT
Dad says 420cm as of this morning on washout. I'm stuck in the city today... Might get one in this afternoon... Thanks for the pics jstod! Much appreciated!
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Dec 23, 2012 - 05:44pm PT
From the KT webcam at Squaw.



Four feet of fresh and they drop the rope on the fingers? Sick! Today must have been great for the early chargers!
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