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

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

  1. Andy Mink

    Andy Mink Experience level may vary during the run Skier

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  2. John Webb

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    Thanks for digging that out. I've seen the Smoothies sign a few times at top of Granite Chief. Always said Closed.
     
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  3. Jim Kenney

    Jim Kenney wannabe travel writer Skier

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    Thanks from me too Pro Leisure. Beautiful shots. Man does Squaw still have a lot of snow. If they stay open all summer that would be a heck of a thing!
     
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    From The Chutes at Mt. Rose 4/19. Creamy for sure.
     
  5. Tricia

    Tricia The Velvet Hammer Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    Mendieta Master of Snowplow Moderator

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    Yes. Most of them are simply terrifying, from the lift. Except the very first one as you come up. That one, I'm like "I could probably take it on a soft day". The rest, it doesn't cross my mind. But I think that's a good thing.

    For the same reason, I tend to like (and appreciate when others take) pictures across the hill, with trees vertically lined up, because they give you a better feel for the place.
     
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  7. Andy Mink

    Andy Mink Experience level may vary during the run Skier

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    40-55 degrees according to Mt Rose site. Since I can see most of the bottom of your skis, I'd say that's a pretty steep part.
     
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    Awesome video. I think the steep parts are at the very top in the entry points, and this video was created past that?

    Drifting a bit, but it was asked on another thread the other day, but I'm not sure there was a clear resolution. This video is hosted on facebook. That's pretty much the only way to post clips, right? Post on a video service (could be vimeo/youtube/etc) and then embed the remove media from here ... thanks!
     
  9. Philpug

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    Take a look at the resolution now...if that is no different, you might have to click the HD button yourself which is under the settings (cog) button.
     
  10. Mendieta

    Mendieta Master of Snowplow Moderator

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    Ah, but the original question (and my own curiosity) was, really, whether you can take a video and simply upload it to the Pug server like you upload a pic on the spot ... I don't think that's possible, right?
     
  11. textrovert

    textrovert Getting off the lift Skier

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    Videos, especially POV ones, always make everything look like a bunny hill. I watch for the way the little snow clusters roll down as an indication of the steepness.You can really see them moving in this one.
     
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  12. Mendieta

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    Yes, POV captures the speed very well and the terrain very poorly
     
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  13. Andy Mink

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    Goofed uploax.
     
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  14. John Webb

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    The extended SB schedule just has been announced. Apr 23 had been their last date.
    Sugar Bowl will be open Friday - Sunday only, until May 7th

    Judah/Jerome hill area & lodge close April 23. Use Gondola entrance after April 23

    more: http://www.sugarbowl.com/home
     
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  15. skibob

    skibob Out on the slopes Skier

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    How is the snow holding up at N* and other "lower than Rose" elevations with the sun and rain this week? Are opening bell frozen dangerous? Anything worth skiing after noon? Just trying to plan my day tomorrow and sunday . . .
     
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  16. Sean

    Sean Booting up Skier

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    N* has been holding up really well this week. Crispy first thing in the morning then softening nicely by 11 or so on the western aspects.
    Creamy by 0930 on the easterns and the backside ok by 1000-1030 depending on the refreeze temp. I have been shutting it down by 1230 but thats just my preference im sure you could push it to 1330 or better.
     
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  17. ScotsSkier

    ScotsSkier USSA Coach Pugski Ski Tester Industry Insider

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    But you can always use it to advantage. I have a pro picture of me in a DH at mammoth and it looks like a 40 degree slope......till you look at the angle of the posts on the B netting!
     
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    We call it 'optimistic overcompensation of the camera angle'.
     
  19. Andy Mink

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    N* is skiing nicely today. A little crispy opening but softening quickly. Backside is getting really good at 11:30.
    Beer on the deck.
     
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  20. Andy Mink

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    At Monument Glades with @Tricia, Ann, and Ed. 20170421_101447.jpg
     
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