Slopesquad 16-17: How many days so far this season?

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  1. ScotsSkier

    ScotsSkier USSA Coach Pugski Ski Tester Industry Insider

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    Day 1, mammoth, Thursday 17th. I had heard some horror stories about skis getting destroyed so started out on a rea rock pair. Turned out it was actually pretty decent. Chair 3 and broadway quite reasonable cover so switched to a half decent 188/30 nordica GS pair and let em rip
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    Day 2 Friday 18th. Opening day at mt rose. Pretty limited but racked up a few laps on an old fis slalom. Felt good to be back " home"
     

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  2. StoicDude

    StoicDude Booting up Skier

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    Day 3. 1 skin up Bonanza at Rose last month. Then rose on Friday and today. Probably Tamarack Peak tomorrow.
     
  3. Prickly Jones

    Prickly Jones Jetsetting Curmudgeon Skier

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    I got up on Saturday morning and drove down to the coast to close our summer place, and took my last swim in the Med. Sunday drove up to the mountains to notch first day of the season. It's raining up there now to 2000 meters though, so the next weekend's unclear. The top at 3000 should be getting snow, but we'll have to see.


    Looking pretty soupy right now at about 1900 meters:
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    This is an image from the Swiss side looking up the back side of our hill, must be about 2300 meters. The artificial lake there wouldn't normally be frozen yet, but it would be a good sign if there were some ice on it:
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  4. John Webb

    John Webb mdskier Skier

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    0 days. Maybe soon. Alpine Meadows opens Wednesday (not good-only Kangaroo chair is open.)_
    BA says Sugarbowl got 27 inches, Boreal 24 inches, Mt Rose 19 inches. Others missed with less than a foot.
    rain on top of 6 inches on south shore.
     
  5. nay

    nay low C turns Skier

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    2 @ Luv.

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  6. Read Blinn

    Read Blinn lakespapa Skier

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    Day one, Okemo. Looking not so bad! :daffy:
     
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  7. jwaltz

    jwaltz Skier Skier

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    Super Fun night tonight at boreal. First day of the season
     
  8. SKI-3PO

    SKI-3PO Getting off the lift Skier

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  9. Carl

    Carl At the base lodge Skier

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    Hopefully this week! Got to try on the new Salomon X Max 120's.
     
  10. coskigirl

    coskigirl Out on the slopes Skier

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    Day two at Eldora today. Gotta hand it to them, they have 3 routes down from Cannonball/Challenge and 1 from Sundance. Never waited behind more than 5 chairs.
     
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  11. AaronFM

    AaronFM Booting up Skier

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    Day 1 at Cannon! Wet opening day, but more coverage than last year.
     
  12. Old boot

    Old boot Putting on skis Skier

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    TWO DAYS!!!
    Both at Whistler/Blackcomb
    Second day it was dropping on us all day long. (over 12" from mid up, was rain, wet snow in the village but up top was light and wonderful)
     
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  13. Jilly

    Jilly Lead Cougar Skier

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    Day 2 here too. Tremblant holding up well.
     
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  14. Ecimmortal

    Ecimmortal Putting on skis Skier

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    1.....Mount Hood Meadows. Challenging conditions, but fun to be back on the snow.
     
  15. surfsnowgirl

    surfsnowgirl Going into my 3rd season as an instructor Skier

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    Just one day so far at mount snow on thanksgiving. Not crowded and nice mostly soft conditions.
     
  16. Trout Bum

    Trout Bum Booting up Skier

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    4...The first 4 days Whistler has been open and it's been epic early season skiing 76"of new POW in last 7 days.

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  17. ADKmel

    ADKmel Instructor & Ski Bum Skier

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    whiteface nov 2016 2.jpg 2 Days in Nov..
    Nov 24 Okemo- early season boiler plate & death cookies
    Nov 26 Whiteface - top to bottom soft snow, bumps in the pm. A real Ski day.. and we left early (racers took over) got 13,395Vert in 5 runs.. Love, love love Whiteface..
     

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  18. Read Blinn

    Read Blinn lakespapa Skier

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    Journée numéro deux, Okemo. The snow had improved some. Heard it was better yesterday.
     
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  19. Trout Bum

    Trout Bum Booting up Skier

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    5 and counting After another 8-10" of new snow, the storm that dumped 7 feet has finally petered out. Tomorrow we start the long drive back to Trout Land and more familiar slopes. All in all hard it's to envision a better start to the season.



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  20. AaronFM

    AaronFM Booting up Skier

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    Day 2 at Cannon. Snow was a lot firmer than Friday, but it softened up a little by the afternoon.
     

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