Pacific NW/AK/BC 2018/19 Inland PNW (Wa.- No.Idaho -No Mt.)

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    Pete in Idaho Out on the slopes Skier

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    Coomba and I skied Silver today (tue) and it was good. 5-6 inches of light dry powder. Couple early runs on chair 3 were good. Best snow of the day was in the Meadows. Fun morniing, keeping up (trying) to keep up with Coomba wore me outs. Small crowd, very cold but snow was excellent, sun even came out in the afternoon.
     
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    Sibhusky Making fresh tracks Skier

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    Anyone heard anything on the Lookout Pass expansion recently?
     
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    Should start cutting/logging runs on the expansion as soon as weather allows this spring. Two chairliffs summer of 20 and a new lift replacing chair one with a new bigger capacity lift this summer. New area opening; Fall-Nov. of 20-21 season.
     
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    You were crushing it Pete!
     


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    Ordered new skis this morning. Elan ripstick 96 got demo's for $440.00 can't wait but will have to I guess.

    Start 2nd day of "work" tommorrow at Silver being a Host. First Saturday I have been on the Mt. or any Mt. for that matter.
     
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    Skied Sat. as Host had a fun time. Snow was good, cold but no wind. Pretty big crowd but after lunch almost everyone in the lodge.
     
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    I wasn't planning on going today. Yesterday they hadn't opened the upper mountain and I expected the same today. But they opened the upper lifts at 10:50 and I ran right over. Stupendously beautiful day.

    View of the summit from Flower Point

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    View towards Glacier from the summit.
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    Beautiful Sibhusky looks like it may be time for a road trip.
     
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    Have a few more. Of course, we are about to go back to "standard visibility" starting tomorrow.
    The Ant Hill with a truly gorgeous blue sky.

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    Nothing like sub zero temps to keep the ants away.

    Big Ravine, same day.
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    Looking from Inspiration to East Rim today. It was warmer (like 6-12 degrees) and the morning sun loosened the snow from the near trees. The trees in the distance will lose their snow in the afternoon.
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    Sat. skied Silver today as a HOST. Snow was firm with about 1 in. on top. Groomers skied good. Chair 4 was best. They don't want me to ski off piste etc. so can't tell ya was was like. Guess I am a company shill on Sats
     
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    Saw this today and thought it should be here.

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    Thanks Bad Bob neat poster. Jackass is still there Chair 4 at Silver Mt. Skied Jackass area yesterday in about 4 inches of very good powder fun time and no one else there.
     
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    Anyone ski Lookout today, reporting 7 inches after being closed on Tue ? I was going to go but foound out it was, "4 cans of food and free for Wed". That stopped me.
     
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    Skied Silver today Fri. Groomers were good. Off piste depending on where was ok in places. Small crowd in am and medium later in the day.
     
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    49* North was outstanding spring skiing today. The groomers stayed good all day, no wind, about 50 at the top (saw bugs flying up there). If you looked for the shade you could find firm snow all the way to the bottom. Still about 14' at the top.

    Best Spring Skiing I have had for a very long time.
     
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    Sounds the same as here. ^^ Snow has been loosening at around 10:15 and continues until some of it is total goo and becomes sticky. We can still ski a full day with reasonable snow, but you'd better be good at knowing where it will be.

    Weather is changing, so things will be different soon.
     
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    View of the skier-triggered avalanche (inbounds). There was also a naturally-triggered inbounds avalanche a few days before, fortunately after sweeps. So, two inbounds in under a week. Ski patrol has initiated additional avalanches near that first one that was natural. Closed areas are now not just East Rim and Hellroaring Basin, but also Evan's area and this area, Haskill Slide. I'd guess 50% of the terrain.

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    Just outside of bounds, Half Moon has also slid, along with Skook Face.
     
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