Sun Mar 13, 2005 5:06 pm
Sun Mar 13, 2005 8:21 pm
Sun Mar 13, 2005 8:49 pm
Tony Crocker wrote:I would have expected Upper Silver Fox, Upper Primrose, the Upper Cirque chutes and the north facing lines on Gad 2 like Gadzooks, STH and the nearby trees to still have dry winter snow. Getting there might not have been easy. I just found out that Al Solish fell and dislocated his shoulder on the windswept path between Hidden Peak and the top of Little Cloud.
By my experience Snowbird rarely has the chronic winds of Mammoth. And even at Mammoth there is usually somewhere leeward of the winds. I would definitely have checked out the tree shots on Gad 2.
Sun Mar 13, 2005 9:24 pm
Sun Mar 13, 2005 9:35 pm
pam wrote:Yo Guido!
How come you didn't post any pictures of the hot chicks you were skiing with today? Not even the one I tooki of you & list abused Sharon!! What's up with that?
Mon Mar 14, 2005 9:38 am
Sunday 13 Mar 05:
A strong cold front swept through overnight, plunging temperatures into the single digits and mid-teens, and those looking for corn may want to look at lower elevations and take a book while waiting for things to soften. The northwest winds slacked off from yesterday?s blustery 30-45mph speeds to a more reasonable 15-20mph and that trend should continue throughout the day. Before heading out today, throw a quick file across those edges and then take a hard look at your dental insurance.
Monday 14 Mar 05:
It must be bad out there. No one even called or emailed to complain about the conditions, so it?s just me and the crickets down here at the office. In case there are a couple diehards still out there, skies are clear and temperatures above 9000? are in the single digits. Most areas picked up a trace to two last night, with the orographically-favored Park City mountains receiving 2-4?. Winds are less than 15mph out of the northeast.
If you?re out scratching around on the dust on crust today, watch for sluffing of the new snow once it?s activated by the sun. Otherwise, a slide for life on the slick crusts may be the only other problem to keep in check.
Mon Mar 14, 2005 1:48 pm
Mon Mar 14, 2005 2:38 pm
Tony Crocker wrote:I think you got another one on a January visit 3 years ago.
Mon Mar 14, 2005 3:49 pm
The prevailing impression is that the snow comes in big dumps, followed by sustained clear weather. The monthly snow data does not support that impression. Volatility of monthly snowfall in the Wasatch is fairly low, whereas the high volatilities in the Sierra do support a similar impression there.
Mon Mar 14, 2005 4:40 pm
jamesdeluxe wrote:A belated thank-you to Marc for taking all the lousy winter weather away from the East when he moved to SLC.
jamesdeluxe wrote:Sounded to me like Marc just wanted to (justifiably) vent.
Mon Mar 14, 2005 5:28 pm
Tue Mar 15, 2005 2:00 am
jamesdeluxe wrote:Who would believe that (according to a friend on another board) Solitude would have honest-to-goodness ice yesterday? Guess what: bad ski weather happens, even in the Cottonwoods.
Tue Mar 15, 2005 6:18 am
Admin wrote: I'm apparently rapidly becoming a spoiled local.
Tue Mar 15, 2005 8:14 am
jamesdeluxe wrote:Admin wrote: I'm apparently rapidly becoming a spoiled local.
Ah... an issue that hasn't been adequately addressed! Selling out FTO's hard-earned East Coast roots by moving west for the "easy powder" and top-to-bottom high-speed lifts at Alta/Snowbird: a true Faustian pact!
Tue Mar 15, 2005 1:54 pm