2016-17 Tahoe Ski Resorts/Conditions/Meetups Thread....

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  1. Mendieta

    Mendieta Master of Snowplow Moderator

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    Yeah, there is a cold front that will stay a day or two, then you are on your own :) My rule of thumb is 50F / 10C, That's where it gets funky. Rather, when temps clearly cross that boundary. Oh well, such a Blessing to have ANY snow at this time of the year. AN hour is an hour. My biggest issue is driving 7 hours or 8, if I will perhaps ski 2. It does make it a tough decision ...
     
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    Tricia The Velvet Hammer Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    This was posted on Sugar Bowls pass holder page.
    Meanwhile, check out the web cams and how much snow is there. http://www.sugarbowl.com/webcams
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    But, all good things must come to an end. May 7 was our last day for the historic 2016-17 season and Sugar Bowl is now closed until next season.

    We received a whopping 795" of natural snowfall, the most again of any resort in the Lake Tahoe region! This past season is now officially "the wettest winter in the Northern Sierra in over a century" breaking the former record year of 1982-83.

    All of that snow made for incredible conditions all season long , but at times, it also made for some challenging travel and on-mountain conditions. We can’t thank YOU, our guests enough for the commitment and support you showed Sugar Bowl this year, during the good times and not-so-good times! This California-family-owned-resort is humbled by your choice to spend precious time with friends and family here enjoying this unique resort and experience with us. While you are off enjoying all summer has to offer, the Sugar Bowl team will be working to improve the resort for your first visit next season. Look for new snow removal and snow grooming equipment, a major renovation to the kids ski school experience and an updated Nob Hill Café next season, among numerous other enhancements.
     
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    Mendieta Master of Snowplow Moderator

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    It is so sad that they have to close with so much snow.

    OTOH, I totally get it. It is hard not to operate at a loss in late spring: most income would come from ticket sales, and most of the people who ski well enough to he able to ski in the spring hold a season pass. Or would feel funky paying too much for a couple hours of skiing, tops.

    Now, how is @Stev 's article on patch skiing coming along?

    :popcorn:
     
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    TonyC Putting on skis Skier

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    It looks like Liz and I will be at Squaw June 2. We will be skiing Mammoth starting May 28 but are rafting the North Fork American on June 3. Can anyone local make a guess how long Siberia will be skiable? I'm guessing Headwall's days are numbered because its base is so low and sun exposed.

    I note Squaw will be weekends only after June 4. Once KT22 is no longer skiable I think Alpine is the better spring mountain, but obviously KSL thinks differently.
     
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    Tricia The Velvet Hammer Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    Caltrans moving mountains of snow Ebbetts Pass/ SR 4
     
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    Siberia could make it to 4th of July. I'm planning to go to Squaw tomorrow and will let you know what I find. Tonight may be last hard freeze until 5/31 if you believe weather.com's 10-day forecast for Squaw's base. While that forecast is for the base, they often get inversions where upper mountain is warmer.

    You can ski North Bowl, Hogsback and better part of the Face of Headwall using Siberia and Reverse Traverse and cutting back to bottom of Siberia. It requires a moderate hike to top of Headwall after traverse from top of Siberia. But that requires Squaw to have Reverse Traverse open which means more area to patrol and possible conflicts with Palisades which are usually weekdays only. I've seen both open on my limited Squaw days the last couple of years, but that's not usually the way it's done.

    If anyone will be at Squaw Thursday or Mt Rose Friday and want to get together, send me a PM. Saturday at Squaw is also possible.
     
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    That had occurred to me. Is that similar to hiking up to Wipe Out/Drop Out at Mammoth when the gondola is running but 23 is not?

    At any rate I want to keep tabs on Squaw's progress for Patrick from Ottawa, who is probably coming out here for June/July as he did in 2006 and 2010. Patrick has skied every month since October 2005, a feat I suspect is unique for someone living in the East.

    I can't tell whether Patrick (MadPatSki on Epic) is registered here. Is there an alpha sorted list of all members by screen name?
     
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    Here you go... http://forum.pugski.com/members/list

    We were hoping to make it back to Tahoe to ski this weekend but got stuck here in Colorado with 2-3' of fresh. Light a candle for us, please.
     
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    Bobalooski Getting on the lift Skier

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    The sacrifices you make for the good of the group...
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    Wait, did I shave my legs for this? :roflmao:

    Ok, if I do make it to Rose, I will hang out with @Bobalooski . He cares

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    NEXT WEEK..I promise...:hug:
     
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    Al's blog mentioned Pali's terrain has reopened and that the lift will be open the next 3 days. That should make up for most of that terrain being closed last weekend.
     
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    Ok, I hate to quote myself, but I just checked. The hourly whether forecast is for temps to be at that level at 9am. Ouch! Not great, but I thought I would share in case it helps others in planning.
     
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    Leo, this morning the face runs on the Rose side stayed reasonably firm till after 10. I was skiing them quite happily on a 190/35 GS ski. Skiers left of KC also held a reasonable surface
     
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    Actually most of the terrain was open everyday through Mother's day for (at least) part of the day.
    Pali wasn't fully closed until afternoon on Sunday.
    @SBrown and I hiked from the Cornice to Pali but opted to ski Slalom Slope instead because the snow was sooooo good and no one was going there. In fact, several people in our group skied Pali through Sunday.
    I'm betting East wall below the traverse and land of the giants skied great today.
     
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    Is this a CA or CO forum?

    Skied Rose until 2 pm today after skiing Squaw until 3:30 yesterday. Did 10 laps into Chutes and set off some small, slow moving sluffs in PM that ran for a while.

    Rode chair with patrol director, who said his legacy is opening Chutes 13 years ago. He expects Sat to be Chutes last day as a (light) freeze predicted for Fri night, then no freeze until after Memorial Day.
     
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    Interesting. That doesn't stop the steeps at the top of Mammoth from opening. I would think the Chutes would have a similar stable coastal snowpack. Sustained warm weather just backs up the closing hour at Mammoth.
     
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    Hope to be at Rose on Sunday for a few AM runs.
     
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