2019-20 Race to Open

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Re: 2019-20 Race to Open

Postby Tony Crocker » Sun Nov 17, 2019 3:57 pm

tseeb wrote:Alta has pushed back planned opening from Nov 23 to Nov 29 according to sNoBrains. Not a good sign.

So will admin whine when I exclude Alta's 40 inches of October snow from season totals later?
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Re: 2019-20 Race to Open

Postby snowave » Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:01 pm

things are starting to look more promising for a change in the pattern to a stormy west around the end of the month.

Wolf Creek looks to get hit this week with up to 2 ft +.
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Re: 2019-20 Race to Open

Postby EMSC » Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:48 am

Interestingly, Aspen & Snowmass pulled in their opening dates by 5 days (to Nov 23). Granted not a ton will be open there, but still points out that Colo has had it pretty much the best in the western US this fall.

Steady if slow increases in terrain opening and a big chunk of the Oct snowfalls have mostly stuck around in Colo (esp N facing) which I think will still get things open sooner once the snow does start to fall again. Only time will tell with first storm coming up shortly...
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Re: 2019-20 Race to Open

Postby Tony Crocker » Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:49 pm

EMSC wrote:Steady if slow increases in terrain opening and a big chunk of the Oct snowfalls have mostly stuck around in Colo (esp N facing) which I think will still get things open sooner once the snow does start to fall again.

I decided to go for OpenSnow's All Access this season. Joel has an automated comparison of snowpack at SNOTELs nearest to ski areas vs. long term average. A-Basin is exactly on that average now, which is what I would expect with 40 inches in October and zero since then.

EMSC wrote:Interestingly, Aspen & Snowmass pulled in their opening dates by 5 days (to Nov 23).

The Gothic Snow Lab ~25 air miles south had only 20 inches in October and no base remains from that, so those openings will be strictly manmade WRODs.

EMSC wrote:Colo has had it pretty much the best in the western US this fall.

No question about that, but it's less a case of Colorado being good and more a case about how dry it has been everywhere else.

By this weekend Wolf Creek should be the standout in the western US.
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Re: 2019-20 Race to Open

Postby Marc_C » Wed Nov 20, 2019 4:49 pm

Man, if y'all only put this much effort into the stock and bond markets!
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Re: 2019-20 Race to Open

Postby jamesdeluxe » Thu Nov 21, 2019 8:21 pm

Marc_C wrote:Man, if y'all only put this much effort into the stock and bond markets!

I believe that Marc C is the last remaining Utard to post in the FTO forum.
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Re: 2019-20 Race to Open

Postby EMSC » Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:21 am

Marc_C wrote:Man, if y'all only put this much effort into the stock and bond markets!


I don't recall saying that I didn't...
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Re: 2019-20 Race to Open

Postby Tony Crocker » Sat Nov 23, 2019 5:18 pm

EMSC wrote:
Marc_C wrote:Man, if y'all only put this much effort into the stock and bond markets!


I don't recall saying that I didn't...

Me neither. I did retire at age 58. More time for actual skiing too, 65 day average vs. 45 last 6 years before retirement.

In fairness to admin, I'm sure RV options have been far more interesting than ski options this month.
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Re: 2019-20 Race to Open

Postby sierra_cement » Sat Nov 30, 2019 2:22 am

I'm following the snowfall in Tahoe from outside the country. It looks like this will be a year where skiing in Tahoe around Xmas might be good. Our plan was to drive to San Diego but we might ski at Mt. Rose instead. Top to bottom is open. Rose has a nice option to upgrade to unrestricted pass even if you bought the restricted pass. We will wait for a few more weeks before deciding.

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Majority of the runs from the Main Lodge are OPEN!
Open to the TOP - 7 days a week!
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