California/Nevada 2018-19 Tahoe Ski Resorts/Conditions/Meetups Thread....

Discussion in 'General Resort Discussion' started by Jed Peters, Sep 3, 2018.

  1. Shimost Angler

    Shimost Angler At the base lodge Skier

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    In the same boat ,,, what did you decide?
     
  2. Pequenita

    Pequenita Out on the slopes Skier

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    Not sure yet - it may be a game-time decision in the morning. I run pretty solid all-weather tires (that all the guys in at the shop kept calling winter tires) so my concern is less travel and more whether any lifts will be spinning tomorrow.
     
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  3. Shimost Angler

    Shimost Angler At the base lodge Skier

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    Yeah - may come down to the last minute. At dark 30 the pass could be less than ideal so I'm weighing the road conditions even though I have a heavy 4WD and lifts.
     
  4. Pequenita

    Pequenita Out on the slopes Skier

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    Indeed. Visibility is my biggest concern, followed by whether it will be worthwhile once I arrive.

    On the other hand, CalTrans seems to have been closing roads completely this winter more than previously, or running escorts, so driving may not be super treacherous, or I'll have my answer as to whether to drive up when I wake. It's light by 6am. No way I'm getting to the pass earlier than that. Ever.
     
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  5. Philpug

    Philpug Enjoying being back on two skis. Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    @AaronFM will be in town this week. Since Alpine is closing tomorrow and he hasn't skied there, we will be heading there. Squaw on Monday. Then, depending on weather Mammoth Tues or Wednesday.
     
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  6. John Webb

    John Webb mdskier Skier

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    On Friday morning CALTRANS was showing
    chains on 80 for hours when there were none.

    Road was bare over Donner-I should have taken the Prius:(
     
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  7. textrovert

    textrovert Reelin' in the years Skier

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    Alpine in the morning and Squaw in the afternoon today. @oldfashoned and I met @marjoram_sage for a few runs at Alpine too.

    Seconding @4ster 's condition report. Alpine in the morning was firm on the groomers and equally set off piste. It all looked good, but skis were not sinking in. Wolverine Bowl and D8 were okay. Best was the upper half of The Face. After that it got sticky and solid again. Pete's was a chore to come down.

    Switched to Squaw at noon. Much better. Magoo's was decent. Hogsback was great. Visibility/flat lighting was an issue at both AM/SV. Get the low light goggles!

    Conditions look much better in the photos :roflmao:

    Alpine Meadows (right at split into Pete's Peril)
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    Squaw Valley- Magoo's & Siberia
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    Got @oldfashoned just starting his Hogsback descent-
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  8. Pequenita

    Pequenita Out on the slopes Skier

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    Kind of like how the pitch is really steeper than what it looks in the photo. ogwink

    Thanks for the conditions report - I got a few texts in the last half hour with similar info....
     
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  9. John Webb

    John Webb mdskier Skier

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    [​IMG] [ Squaw Alpine Mtn Ops‏ @squawalpineops

    It's official! With the help of these late-season gifts from Mother Nature, KT-22 will stay open through Monday,
    May 27, weather and conditions permitting. #SpringSkiingCapital ]

    Interesting, as I rode up KT-22 on Friday with a ski patroller who knew nothing about this extension.
    He left voluntarily 2 weeks ago for a planned vacation. (Squaw laid off the KT patrollers at that time)
    Living in Tahoe City it was easy for him to return.

    Now that KT-22 lives again for a second week, Yeah ! I bet he keeps working.

    The mothership lives on ! :golfclap: (
    sorry for funky look. I'm not on Twitter)
     
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  10. oldfashoned

    oldfashoned Getting off the lift Skier

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    The groomers at Alpine got better as the day went on. The more skiers that went over them the more broken up they got, and the temp went up also.
    I did make it off piste for a few runs. Lower part of Beaver Bowl above the 3 Sisters there was a decent amount of untracked. Smooth rollers which skied like felt or tight carpet, only sinking in about an inch. Good fun until I lost sight of the horizon! First time skiing induced vertigo.
    Squaw skied much better today, if only because more skiers. That sound kind of funny, skied out for the better:eek:
    Speaking of the viz I used my Oakley prizm rose lens and the worked really well today.

    Somewhere above the 3 Sisters
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  11. Shimost Angler

    Shimost Angler At the base lodge Skier

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    Who's going up tomorrow?
     
  12. Pequenita

    Pequenita Out on the slopes Skier

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    I'm leaning towards Monday, mostly because I think vis will be better, and I'm gambling on not everything opening tomorrow. But, even if everything opens tomorrow, it will stay cold until Monday and still be fun.
     
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  13. Tricia

    Tricia The Velvet Hammer Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    Textrovert beat you to it ;)
     
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  14. 4ster

    4ster Now with more photos! Instructor

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    Looks kinda windy...
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  15. textrovert

    textrovert Reelin' in the years Skier

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    Squaw/Alpine reporting 5" overnight. Alpine has Roundhouse spinning (Summit on wind hold).

    But I'm likely skipping today. Taking a break and will be back for sun & corn :D

    I'm seeing an inch even here at Incline Village too (7000' elevation).
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  16. Pequenita

    Pequenita Out on the slopes Skier

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    @textrovert , how do you embed tweets? I (non-coder) have been trying for 5 minutes to figure out how to embed CHP-Truckee's FB post and just gave up. :)

    Anyway, the post is a photo of somewhere on 80, and looks like pea soup. And winds just kicked up in Sac. So I'm owning my decision.... (talking myself into it, clearly....)
     
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  17. textrovert

    textrovert Reelin' in the years Skier

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    No trick :) I just drop the link right in. It does not look like that till you post. Once the post shows up, it has that embedded format.
    Same for instagram... although I have seen it not work on rare occasions. So maybe the particular tweet you tried posting was similar?
     
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  18. Eric267

    Eric267 Gettin after it Skier

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    ^^
    I've always wondered that also. I just take a screenshot then move the edges in and post as a photo

    Glad I didn't rush over early for the lineup as upper mountain isn't opening till 10. Thinking I'll hold out till tomorrow. Maybe get lucky and sibo/granite won't spin
     
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  19. Pequenita

    Pequenita Out on the slopes Skier

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    Yep. That's my gamble, too. But I would settle for being able to see. :)

    Here's the post (now I'm just testing to see how things look):


    Oh, interesting -- the quasi code for it is bracket MEDIA=facebook bracket post number.... (this is what happens when non-coders try to talk code). So this platform recognizes FB.

    ETA: Oh well. The lifts all look open now....
     
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  20. textrovert

    textrovert Reelin' in the years Skier

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    This seems to be a real cold one coming through for tonight. It was 33°F and snowing at 4800' elevation on 80 just now! Finally turned to rain around 4500'.
     

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