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  1. tseeb

    Mammoth, CA May 15, 2024

    I paid under $3 in Wells, NV (midway between Elko and UT) during my return from Snowbird on 3/16. It was $2.99 credit less 5 cent discount I get from Pilot RV card. I didn't buy any gas in UT during trip. Savings on gas in part of NV close to Lake Tahoe has been reduced over last couple of...
  2. tseeb

    Retirement Road Trips

    No adverse weather predicted in next week+ at Tahoe. Highs in upper 60s/very low 70s with lows in 40s. From Tahoe, it's a more interesting (and shorter and faster) drive to continue N from Reno on 395, then 139 to go to Lava Beds National Park before getting to Oregon where Crater Lake is not...
  3. tseeb

    2023-24 Season Recap

    I didn't see anything from @jamesdeluxe who started it last year so I'm doing it. I didn't want to admit that May 15 was my last day of the season as I said I could be doing some hike-to on Carson Pass, but I was mostly saying that to not jinx myself and get hurt. Days: 47 vs. 46 last year...
  4. tseeb

    Suggestions for staying at Heavenly

    Wondering how it worked out for you, realizing your trip was before the big storms in early March. Somebody on SkiTalk is asking Heavenly and before I give them advice, I would like to know what you thought.
  5. tseeb

    Mammoth, CA May 15, 2024

    On Wednesday, I loaded chair 2 closer to 730 opening than Tuesday after spending night in SUV a couple hundred feet off Scenic Loop. A couple of vehicles parked close enough to me that I drove through some snow to leave vs. trying to backup in before 6 AM light with some fog on windows. Many...
  6. tseeb

    Mammoth, CA, May 13-14, 2024

    I started not much after 735 after leaving So. Tahoe about 445 with a stop for $4.22 regular in Minden (it’s $6.99 in Bridgeport) and a coffee and at very smoky rest stop just before Scenic Route turnoff to Mammoth to brush my teeth. I’d skied two Stumps and a Cornice before meeting up with...
  7. tseeb

    Palisades Tahoe, CA May 13, 2024

    Still posting without keyboard as I didn’t bring my laptop which was repaired so it works (slowly) plugged in but does not charge battery. My original plan was to ski Palisades two weeks ago on the Mon after KIrkwood closed (to avoid drive home with I-680 closed for maintenance about 30 miles...
  8. tseeb

    California Spring 2024

    Palisades filled their parking and had some big lines. First two photos are from SkiTalk. Part of Funitel line. KT22 line taken after it started loading. Photo from friend who lives a couple of miles N of Truckee. On Fri he told me he was only expecting 2” @6K. I told him OpenSnow said 4-8”...
  9. tseeb

    California Spring 2024

    Palisades reports 6” new at base and up to 26” at top. “Expect delayed openings due to snow safety.” KT was the only lift running on Saturday and Alexzn said it was awful. I80 had chain control and Eastbound closed for a while due to spinouts. We are running heat this morning for first time in...
  10. tseeb

    California Spring 2024

    After closing Alpine side and Red Dog and Resort chairs plus Base to Base gondola (provides access to KT) and a minor lift or two, Palisades is down to 11 lifts including Funitel and Tram while Manmoth has 8 chairs plus Lower and Upper gondola. Does that count as 9 or 10? Not sure that snowmelt...
  11. tseeb

    Kirkwood, CA April 28, 2024 (closing day)

    They could have easily gone a couple of more weeks and if they had as many people there as they did their last day (or two), they probably would have. No photos and still posting without a keyboard as laptop in for repair of charging port. We had to squeeze into narrow spot between two vans to...
  12. tseeb

    Palisades Tahoe, CA April 27 and 29, 2024

    Monday, April 29 was the first day Palisades changed hours to 8-2. They were only Tahoe ski area still open and had closed their Alpine Meadows side, Red Dog and Resort lift after Sunday. A nephew is working on Summer concert venue being rebuilt behind Harvey’s casino so I invited him to overlap...
  13. tseeb

    Palisades Tahoe, CA April 27 and 29, 2024

    Saturday, April 27 I’m having trouble with power connector on laptop I usually post from so this is from iPhone and may be updated someday. My Senior Tahoe Value Pass is blacked out all Saturdays at KIrkwood and Northstar so I drove an hour to Palisades and parked near to and loaded Red Dog at...
  14. tseeb

    Kirkwood, CA April 23-26, 2024

    Another best laid plans...I planned to go to Palisades Alpine on Friday, April 26. Then not sure whether it was serendipity or worse problem, but I ended up back at Kirkwood today and it was great! I had a delay due to a self-inflicted vehicle problem that required professional help and resulted...
  15. tseeb

    Kirkwood, CA April 23-26, 2024

    Yesterday was the hardest freeze in about a week so you wanted to be on the E-facing or groomed until noon. Groomed Sentinel was firm in morning and groomed Wall, necessary to ski the top of it to get to Eagle Bowl, was very firm and getting scraped off into early afternoon. It was the first day...
  16. tseeb

    California Spring 2024

    Maybe a better title would be CA Spring 2024. Seems like Palisades is trying hard this Spring to have more than Mammoth. Lifts scheduled for today at Mammoth 8 + gondola vs. 15 at Palisades + Funitel & Tram and 6 at Alpine (counting Subway and Meadow, but not counting carpet or Base to Base...
  17. tseeb

    Kirkwood, CA April 23-26, 2024

    The best laid plans...Within an hour of my previous post friend I was staying with at Kirkwood got up with beginning of a cold. Overnight freeze was stronger than Mon/Tues/Wed with low well below freezing. He rode with me to Kirkwood and skied 9 runs on E-facing Cornice, including one into...
  18. tseeb

    Kirkwood, CA April 23-26, 2024

    Wednesday April 24, my second Wednesday in a row at Kirkwood. We skied from 935-320 with about a 45 min lunch break at table outside closed umbrella bar and had to move into sun as shade got too cold. There was much better overnight freeze than Tuesday. Runs of the day were an early close-in...
  19. tseeb

    Kirkwood, CA April 23-26, 2024

    Tuesday, April 23 I returned to Kirkwood after three days at home where I got my tires rotated (free and keeps mileage warranty), pulled weeds for a couple hours, took dogs for two walks and saw my son and his girlfriend every day and had dinner with them twice. I went to my appt. on Monday...
  20. tseeb

    Kirkwood, CA April 17-19, 2024

    "EpicMix is not always accurate" is an understatement for Kirkwood this season, but maybe some of the missing lifts last week were due to no line so I usually breezed under the EpicMix scanner. More likely is that some lift never were counted. Surprisingly, the new-to-me Avocet watch you sold me...
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