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

Discussion in 'General Skiing' started by Jed Peters, Sep 13, 2016.

  1. Rainbow Jenny

    Rainbow Jenny Getting on the lift Skier

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    I have "obligations" at MM this weekend.
    Trish, when are you and Phil coming down?
     
  2. Philpug

    Philpug Gathermeister--Utah Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    Not sure. We want to, we have MCP's to use up. I don't see us getting there before we go to Colorado but maybe when we get back.
     
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  3. Philpug

    Philpug Gathermeister--Utah Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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  4. Mendieta

    Mendieta Master of Snowplow Skier

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    Dilemma! I was thinking of perhaps trying Sugar Bowl this Saturday (never been there). Would anybody be around this Saturday, and willing to share a few runs? (pinging @Bobalooski since we chatted about this early this season)

    fI I do, I think I will get tickets online today, they have a small discount that puts them at 93. I was hoping for something cheaper, but it seems it won't happen. And I am curious about the cross skiing there, whether there are mild trails where my wide could have something to do if we do get passes.

    Anyways, if this doesn't fly, I would be at Rose, and I am assuming I could tailgate with you guys on the way back

    Cheers!
     
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  5. TallGuy

    TallGuy Booting up Skier

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    If somebody with a season pass can hook up with you at SB on Saturday and they have remaining "friend" discounts they can get you 50% off the lift ticket price. I won't be there on Saturday and don't have friend discounts left, so I can't help you on the price or with a tour. However, I can tell you that a Royal Gorge cross country trail does connect with the base of Disney on the Village side. It is a pretty flat trail that goes all the way through the meadow and over to the main Royal Gorge entrance. I doubt it will be groomed, though, because Royal Gorge officially closed last Sunday. If you go to the Royal Gorge website you can see a trail map and how it connects with Sugar Bowl.
     
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  6. skibob

    skibob Out on the slopes Skier

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    Even if you ski sugar bowl, from SB to N* is what, 20 minutes?

    I'm highly likely to attend. Will have to consult with the boss on the plans before I commit 100%

    Meantime, here is a link for anybody who is uncertain of exactly where Phil means. If you click this link on your phone and then navigate, it should get you to within 100 yards and then just look for the banner:

    https://www.google.com/maps/place/3...5!3m4!1s0x0:0x0!8m2!3d39.275288!4d-120.123458
     
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  7. Bobalooski

    Bobalooski Getting on the lift Skier

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    Sadly, won't be there this Saturday. :(
     
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  8. Tricia

    Tricia Trekchick Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    When we get back from Colorado, sometime before or on Memorial Weekend.
     
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  9. Jed Peters

    Jed Peters World's Most "Okayest" Skier Skier

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    Could be just held at Squaw Valley in June. :)
     
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  10. Pumba

    Pumba Booting up Skier

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    I would LOVE to be there. I've never been to a tailgate party!...Will there be cornhole?!?

    Does anyone have any tips on where I can get discount Northstar tickets? I'm also able to buy any unused "buddy passes" or the like. I just can't imagine spending the 120+ when I could use my MCP at Squaw/Alpine....Another idea would be to meet you guys at the tailgate after I ski at Squaw/Alpine....How late do these parties go?

    This is very exciting.
     
  11. Andy Mink

    Andy Mink Experience level may vary during the run Skier

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    @Jed Peters , I thought of you today as I was rag dolling down the Chutes at Rose. Seriously, "don't hit a tree"! I got very lucky, I think. Pretty scary stuff.
     
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  12. Philpug

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    Phil & @Andy Mink on Beehive
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    Next Run Andy got a bit mroe adverturous, here he is at the top of Wasp...
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    Here is the Avi debris Andy ended up in at the bottom of Wasp, he slid, rag dolled and tumbled pretty much the whole way, a good 100+ yards. It's always the 6th turn that gets ya.
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  13. Andy Mink

    Andy Mink Experience level may vary during the run Skier

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    You know it was good when take an assessment, give the ok, then wonder if you caused the avalanche.
     
  14. ProLeisure

    ProLeisure Booting up Skier

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    I skied a few hours this morning at Squaw. (9:30 AM to 11:30 AM). It was really firm and anything off-piste was pretty much unskiable. I didn’t ski yesterday, but heard it described as “cream cheese powder with wet sloughs throughout.” That description seems accurate after seeing what the conditions were like today. Yesterday’s cream cheese and sloughs were frozen solid this morning.

    Groomers were firm, but fun. Starting later would have been better. I ended up mostly staying on the groomers. I did hike the Palisades because Main and National looked so good… from the chair. Besides the patrolman’s boot marks in the snow, I was the first one up. The only chute open was National so I skied it. I probably should have done Kitchen Wall since it had been getting sun for a few hours. After skiing National I looked back up and couldn’t even see my tracks it was that firm.

    I figured East Bowl might be good so I headed down to KT, but when I reached the top of the chair, access to that part of the mountain was closed.

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    Slot and Light Towers off of Headwall


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    Granite Chief
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    The Funnel



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  15. Mendieta

    Mendieta Master of Snowplow Skier

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    That's why I only turn right

    :micdrop:
     
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  16. Mendieta

    Mendieta Master of Snowplow Skier

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    Thank you for sharing, beautiful pics, and welcome home! Glad you made it down the frozen chute. That would kill me for sure :)
     
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  17. skibob

    skibob Out on the slopes Skier

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    Wondered why Spiral Mountain is your favorite resort. Do you turn left in the Southern Hemisphere?
     
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  18. textrovert

    textrovert Getting on the lift Skier

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  19. Mendieta

    Mendieta Master of Snowplow Skier

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    Affirmative. El Espiral, Valle del Porrazo, Mendoza. Stupid Coriolis force.
     
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  20. Tricia

    Tricia Trekchick Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    Your first 5 turns were really good.
    All it takes is one bauble and you're Raggedy Andy.
    Way to ski it out and live to ski another day. Next year you'll be skiing that chute like a pro!
     

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