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Re: Western Weather 2016-17

Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:18 pm

I was just making a Trump joke ... graph.html

You're not going to pin Marc down he's just going to keep denying he's wrong , you proved your point, he's not going to agree,

Re: Western Weather 2016-17

Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:18 am

Whitefish Mountain closed 4/9 with 6" of new. One last powder morning to end this fine season. Over 400" fell on the Big Mt. summit this winter.December, February, and March recorded > 90"of snowfall .
Even though I missed 40 days to injury, it was a great time skiing with old and new friends.

Now its time for a ski bums holiday, I'm heading down to the Wasatch for Alta's closing weekend, then on to the Sierra's and Cascades. Hope to meet and ski the APP!!!!

Re: Western Weather 2016-17

Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:17 am

Just give me a shout.

Re: Western Weather 2016-17

Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:22 pm

And me when you get to Mammoth. We have a long way to go this season.

Re: Western Weather 2016-17

Tue Apr 11, 2017 7:12 pm

I'm thinking of skiing Snowbasin thursday, bought a ticket for Snowbird for Friday and I figured Alta's for the weekend
I'll be at Mammoth 4/18 through 4/20.
If any of you ski nuts want to meet up text me at four of six 250 1051.

Re: Western Weather 2016-17

Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:33 pm

Good timing for Mammoth's last week of full operation. It will still be worth an encore in May or beyond if you're still traveling.

We plan to be at Mammoth April 19-21, but we wait for the weather forecast before finalizing.

Re: Western Weather 2016-17

Thu May 18, 2017 3:15 pm

Powerful storm hitting Colo. All the way down here into Denver... Possibility of huge storm totals exists. Legit pow day at the Basin... too bad I70 is shut down.

Even sticking to road surfaces in Boulder

9" morning report... This picture is what has fallen SINCE that report.

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Even better if Copper were open. They have (hidden in the pic) numbering up to 24" on their snow stake.

Re: Western Weather 2016-17

Tue May 23, 2017 10:03 am

They are up to 30+" in 6 days for Abasin at this point. Things should dry out and warm up for a couple days then more unsettled weather returns for a few days heading into the holiday weekend.

Abasin is extending the season to June 11 at this time and hinting they could go further into June.

Aspen is re-opening a single lift on the top of Aspen Mountain for memorial weekend (130 acres of skiing), but with the rather short and bizarre hours of 10am to 2pm. Access will be via up/down loading on the Gondola.

Re: Western Weather 2016-17

Thu Jun 08, 2017 11:10 am

Time for some final Analysis Paralysis of snow.

Below are the two Colorado basin's I primarily track since that's where I mostly ski. As you can see, not disaster seasons, and at times great snow (eg Dec & Jan), but pales in comparison to much of the western US this past year. Still a decent season in a lot of respects and glad that we did get some snowy periods in the second half of the year in spite of too many warm spells in between. We'll call it roughly average in the big picture.

best represents: Eldora, Loveland, ABasin, ~Winter Park

best represents: Keystone, Breck, Vail, Copper, Beaver Creek
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