So this season required a trigger to start the thread.
What prompted me to do it?
Was it the 96 degree temperatures here in Placer County, home to Squaw Valley USA?
Was it me sitting in my swimsuit typing this next to the pool?
Was it the tent sales this weekend and the anticipated new ski...
Snow is forecasted for tonight through Monday night above 6500’. Let’s hope this is a repeat of last year. And keeping my fingers crossed, it may help with all of the fires around here and get rid of this damn smoke. No good having snow in the mountains when you can’t even see them.
Here are a few pics to get those who would tackle The Big stoked for this season's upcoming Gathering:
First you need to check in here:
Enjoy the views while you wait for the slot that Patrol assigns you.
It's time! Head through the Gate and stay to the right!
Get ready to drop in...
Hmmm. Since the Tour de Big Bear is over and the chances of El Niño are increasing and MM started the new Mammoth thread, I figured we might as well get this one started also. El Niño is often good to So Cal - not always - but often so ... start those snow dances!
Bob and I will be skiing...
I just read that NOAA is predicting a 70% chance for an El Nino for the 2018/19 winter season. While it is rather early, and they will be updating in a months time, is it too early to start the conversation?
Who here puts a lot of faith into these predictions? What are your experiences as to...
I need some additional stoke when the next trip is far away. Please share your favorite ski instagram or ski blog.
I’m following my countryman Mattias Hargin (Powder, WC, fitness, travel and food)
Tonight is the night before my first ski day of the season.
I'm nervous. Butterflies in my stomach.
Rock skis or good skis?
How will the crowds be tomorrow?
Will I still enjoy skiing? Or will I get bored an hour in and try to find a different hobby?
(Note to self: Doctor say to lose weight...
Mount Snow will have 14 trails open this weekend - more than any other resort in the East.
Planned terrain for opening day includes top-to-bottom skiing on:
Additional trails planned for Saturday include:
I've heard many reasons why skiers hit up ski movies every fall.
Last night, we attended the Warren Miller Entertainment movie, Line of Descent.
The movie was definitely the focal point of the evening, but one thing I notice every time I go to one of these ski stoke movies is that there are a...
Doesn't appear to be a thread like this yet.... So it got down to 34 degrees this week in DC, it's almost November, my skis are back from waxing and tuning, and I'm watching the World Cup race from Solden. Seems like winter is almost here!
They're already skiing in Colorado, Oregon...
soSo tis the season.... the ski show. Some are great and some are just not. Did you go, where and what was your impression.
Me - Ottawa ski show. $8 to park the car, no other fees. So fill up the car! Venue...great place except there was also the Women's Show and a Wedding Show on in the...