California/Nevada 2019-2020 Tahoe Ski Resorts/Conditions/Meetups Thread....

Tricia

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That actually looks pretty good for an October WROD at Tahoe!

Is it a single track from the top of Wizard? Dragon's Tail -> Spellbound ?

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It was pretty much what I have outlined in bright red, but Mystic was built up with small park features. That made it nice for those of us who didn't want to duck and hide from jibbers on the edge of the trails.
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I plan on being at Rose first thing on Sunday if anyone wants to make some turns
 

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PSA for No. CA Skiers looking for some ticket deals for going to TGR and Warren Miller movies follows:

I'm probably going to early TGR movie at SF Palace of Fine Arts tomorrow. Perk is a voucher for 2 of 3 day ticket to Bachelor for $109, not valid holidays. See https://www.tetongravity.com/films/winterland/tour/san-francisco-premiere-of-winterland

I bought $20 ticket today for Warren Miller in Campbell for Sat. 11/16 at Sports Basement where I also tried on some boots. I haven't been to one of WME's movies lately, but this one includes Glenn Plake skiing Mustang Powder where I am signed up for my 5th trip in Feb. 2020. Some clips at (sorry for the ad you can eventually skip) and https://warrenmiller.com/vimeo-video/glen-plake-mustang-powder and it's also very first part of clip at https://warrenmiller.com/

Warren Miller includes a lot of perks including a free Mt Ashland ticket that appears to be unrestricted that @mdskier may be interested in and I may be able to use on my way N in Feb, plus a 2fer for Mt. Rose that is only valid through 12/20 and a 2fer for Squalpine not valid weekends or holidays, but looks like it's good all season otherwise. See https://warrenmiller.com/events/ca for CA shows. Tickets also include discounts for Schweitzer, Big Sky, Jackson Hole, Mountain Collective. Eldora, Silverton and 20% off at Sport Basement.

Winter is coming in 3...2...1...
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It sure felt like it. Truck said 19, Mt. Rose said 9. I'm willing to bet it was somewhere close to 9. Very chilly!
@Andy Mink You run a lot of pressure in your front tires. My 3500 RAM Cummins is single rear wheel and I run about 90 in the rears with camper, but my fronts are only @72 psi. My 19.5" tires are rated 4940 lbs each @120 psi.
 
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@Andy Mink You run a lot of pressure in your front tires. My 3500 RAM Cummins is single rear wheel and I run about 90 in the rears with camper, but my fronts are only @72 psi. My 19.5" tires are rated 4940 lbs each @120 psi.
I run 80psi cold in the front loaded or not, per the sticker on the door. They do go up as soon as they warm up. The rears are at 65 cold because I've been too lazy to put them down to about 45 after towing my 5th wheel. I've the stock tires, 235/80-17.
 

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Ok, here is some data on the pre-season in Mt Rose!

It really is a pre-season feel. A few mild runs open with man-made snow, and most people working on shaking out the rust. I took a ME day, got to see the Pugs, @Andy Mink and @JFB (so glad I got to know him, super cool fella).

Caught early breakfast and I was already in a happy place
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The only lifr running, now with RFID, yeah! So much better! Andy was telling me that they opened a little more this weekend. There were four ways to come down (3 in the picture).

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The fourth is through the little ramp that most people using the Lodge side funnel into during the season, leading back to the Lodge side chairs.

In the back of the picture you can see Kit Carson Bowl. They have a pretty interesting base, that apparently comes from NW chair, and covers most of the way from there. We are ready for the one big storm that is still not forecast, but the base is there :D

All in all, for anybody looking to get those legs going, and or getting to the mountain, the option is there. It was good!
 

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Ok, here is some data on the pre-season in Mt Rose!

It really is a pre-season feel. A few mild runs open with man-made snow, and most people working on shaking out the rust. I took a ME day, got to see the Pugs, @Andy Mink and @JFB (so glad I got to know him, super cool fella).

Caught early breakfast and I was already in a happy place
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The only lifr running, now with RFID, yeah! So much better! Andy was telling me that they opened a little more this weekend. There were four ways to come down (3 in the picture).

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The fourth is through the little ramp that most people using the Lodge side funnel into during the season, leading back to the Lodge side chairs.

In the back of the picture you can see Kit Carson Bowl. They have a pretty interesting base, that apparently comes from NW chair, and covers most of the way from there. We are ready for the one big storm that is still not forecast, but the base is there :D

All in all, for anybody looking to get those legs going, and or getting to the mountain, the option is there. It was good!
It was great running into you. (not literally but...)
Chairlift shot with @Philpug, @JFB, @Andy Mink, @Mendieta
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Since it hasn't been freezing at night for several days now, I'll be bringing my spring corn skis with me tomorrow for Rose.
If you see an old fart on freewheel bindings with a white POC helmet, say hi!

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No free Manhattans - I learned my lesson last year.
 

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Since it hasn't been freezing at night for several days now, I'll be bringing my spring corn skis with me tomorrow for Rose.
If you see an old fart on freewheel bindings with a white POC helmet, say hi!

ps
No free Manhattans - I learned my lesson last year.
Ah, nothing says "I drink what I like and don't give a damn what the bartender with the James Harden beard, waxed mustache, manbun, and tight t-shirt says" like a Manhattan.
 
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I was looking at my winter photo album from last year and see that we're sitting in pretty much the same situation at the moment.
October 2, 2018
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November 9th, 2018
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November 16, Opening day Alpine Meadows
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Same day at Squaw Valley
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And magically, November 22, 2018 at Mt Rose
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Tricia

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Since it hasn't been freezing at night for several days now, I'll be bringing my spring corn skis with me tomorrow for Rose.
If you see an old fart on freewheel bindings with a white POC helmet, say hi!

ps
No free Manhattans - I learned my lesson last year.
I'll be missing it again, but perhaps @Philpug can do the honors.
This is where Phil learned about Ba-Da Bing cherries. Now he's hooked.
We also need to get a new shot of this grouping with the Pugski.com Govino glasses.
Photos October 19, 2018
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