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  1. tseeb

    Palisades Tahoe, CA 5/30/2022

    I arrived Truckee about 4 PM on Sun and from I-80 saw dusting of new snow in trees on 9K+ ridge N/NW of Mt Rose. I also heard reports of snow in upper Incline Village and at Palisades. I loaded the Funitel about 8:10 on Mon and shared my first Gold Coast lift with a unicorn. My next ride on Gold...
  2. tseeb

    Palisades Tahoe, CA 5/22/2022

    I left San Jose at 4:20 AM and turned into Olympic Valley 3 1/2 hrs later, then loaded Funitel about 8:30. I started with 4 laps on Gold Coast, stopping to bury my lunch and beer for end of day Funitel download on my first run. Then I did 8 laps on Siberia, starting with a few on busy main...
  3. tseeb

    Palisades Tahoe, CA 4/30/22

    I was in short line for Wa She Shu (formerly Squaw One) chair a few minutes before it opened at 9. I was wearing two thin base layers and a tye-dyed Hawaiian shirt over them, preparing for Kirkwood’s closing the next day. Picture taken by Mamie Grump in mid-afternoon. King Grump in front. His...
  4. tseeb

    Kirkwood, CA 5/1/2022 (Closing day)

    I was at Kirkwood for closing day, starting about 9:15 after parking in no. 1 spot by cat crossing near Timber Creek. The same guy from Sonora as on preceding Tuesday and Thursday pulled in next to me. His youtube channel is Blown Lines (skiing and river running as he is a Mokelumne river ranger...
  5. tseeb

    Palisades Tahoe, CA 4/27/2022

    I was in short line for Funitel about 10 minutes before it opened at 9. Even though staff made sure to open all windows before letting anyone on, I’ll try to remember to bring a mask for it if I return. I started with four different and all excellent groomers on Gold Coast before moving to...
  6. tseeb

    Kirkwood, CA 4/26, 4/28 and 4/29/22

    I started about 9:45 after parking on road near Timber Creek where high-speed low intermediate chair 7 has re-opened (it was closed 2 weeks ago when they were running slow beginner chair 1 instead). There was not a very hard freeze overnight, and some wind out of the SE and light clouds that...
  7. tseeb

    Kirkwood, CA 4/11-12/22

    Monday 4/11/12 Prediction for Mon/Tues went up to 19” of snow at Kirkwood with wind gusts to 125 mph in the Sierra. The wind over-delivered with gusts over 150 mph at top of Alpine. I had snow starting at 4K with chain control starting about 25 miles before Kirkwood, then was delayed for at...
  8. tseeb

    Kirkwood, CA 4/1/22

    I cleaned and closed up cabin and left So . Tahoe at 9:35 and was on Timber Creek lift at Kirkwood an hour later. Friend who had stayed with me and his son who has promoted from liftee at Kirkwood to groomer there and now is on lift maintenance at Heavenly (he skis from lift to lift most of the...
  9. tseeb

    Heavenly, CA and NV 3/30-31/22

    Heavenly, CA and NV 3/30/22 EpicMix says I loaded Gunbarrel at 9:05. Friend driving up from Half Moon Bay got later start than planned and selected Heavenly vs. Kirkwood which he says would only be 5 minutes shorter for him. I was OK with driving 1 mile vs. the 35 (each way) I had the previous...
  10. tseeb

    Palisades Tahoe, CA 3/26/22

    I left San Jose about 4:10 and arrived Palisades about 8. I loaded Red Dog chair at 8:30 to get a couple of runs on my skis before demo event that I'd signed up for started at 9. At the top liftee let me know that lift was only open for racers and coaches. Patrol was OK with me going down either...
  11. tseeb

    Northstar, CA 3/27/22

    I went to Northstar as I was concerned wind from incoming storm would affect lifts at Palisades Tahoe/Alpine or Heavenly. So I stayed at friends house about 15 miles from Palisades Tahoe where I skied on Sat, and about 10 miles from Northstar. I arrived about 8:20 and had to park past E which I...
  12. tseeb

    Kirkwood, CA 3/28-29/22

    Skied Kirkwood from 9-3. I would have gone a little later, but lifts closed for lightning and I shuttled back to my SUV. Predictions 8 days out were for over 20”, but Kirkwood only got an inch and it was dust on crust and hard to avoid firm sub-surface. I rode and skied Timber Creek and Cornice...
  13. tseeb

    Kirkwood, CA 3/13/2022

    After skiing Snowbird and Alta until 12:30 on Sat, then driving 580 miles to SLT, the 45 min from cabin to Kirkwood turnoff felt short. When line of cars entering valley stopped for crosswalk far ahead, I was concerned I was not going to stop in time on very slick road so I went very lightly...
  14. tseeb

    Snowbird and Alta, UT 3/12/2022

    Lonnie and I started with Wilbere about 9:10. The route to Gadzoom using Bryce’s was roped off so rather than flat route to Gadzoom, I returned to Wilbere and lost Lonnie. We re-connected on Baldy after he took a lap on already busy Little Cloud and we each took one on Baldy. We caught the rope...
  15. tseeb

    Snowbird, UT 3/10/2022 (with a little Alta)

    Lonnie and I started with Wilbere not much after 9. Snowbird reported 12” new, but most of that fell during previous very snowy and somewhat frustrating day when there was 15” new. I found some deep powder on every run. Lonnie and I caught rope drop into Middle Cirque which had been open on Wed...
  16. tseeb

    Kirkwood, CA 2/3/22

    It was my 4th day this season at Kirkwood and first day I was there for most of the day. Kirkwood must have really been hammered by NE wind on Tuesday and Wednesday, when I heard they only ran chairs 5, 7 and 11 (plus probably beginner chairs 1 and 9). I parked in corner of lot closest to chair...
  17. tseeb

    Northstar, CA 2/2/22

    From Heavenly Twitter Feed 2/2/22 7:58 | Open @ 9:00 AM Forecast @ 9,000 FT :Sunny L4° H21° F, E-NE winds 30-35 MPH, Gusts 55mph. Winds will impact lift ops. 9:00 | LIFT UPDATE: All 9 AM scheduled lifts are now OPEN, with the exception of Dipper, North Bowl, Gondola, Tamarack, and Big Easy which...
  18. tseeb

    Heavenly, CA and NV 2/1/22

    I was not in line early, but still loaded Gunbarrel 12 minutes after 9 AM opening. I'd added a base layer on bottom, but could tell from wind blowing over top of chair that I should have also added vest I'd left in car (or quilted liner that I left at cabin and that I will use today). I took...
  19. tseeb

    Kirkwood, CA 1/31/22

    I had anniversary gift for my wife to pickup in Livermore (we were ~30 min too late driving through on actual anniversary). Rather than make a special trip, and do a wine tasting at Wente and/or another winery in area, I tried to pack and leave home at 8:30 and get to Livermore when place opened...
  20. tseeb

    Heavenly, CA and NV 1/11-1/13/22

    Tuesday 1/11 was first day where crowds went away after initial line to get up Gunbarrel and short lines on Ski and Dipper from about 10-11 disappeared. It was my wife's first day of the season as she didn't want to gear up for the less than 2 hrs. I skied at Kirkwood on way up on Mon. We met...
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