The official 18-19 "Bitch about the weather" thread

Discussion in 'General Skiing' started by Dwight, Dec 27, 2018.

  1. bbinder

    bbinder Out on the slopes Skier

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  2. BC.

    BC. NEPA ShopRat/Skier Skier

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    This is a bitch about the weather thread....go hijack another thread...:thumb:

    *I heard a rumor that DV is lowering ticket prices, bussing in school kids midweek, and will start to allow snowboarding.....lol :)
     
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  3. Started at 53

    Started at 53 You can call me Jay Skier

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    Don’t believe rumors :)

    We are gonna ski elsewhere this weekend due to DV crowds
     
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  4. dbostedo

    dbostedo Asst. Gathermeister-- Jackson Hole 2020 Moderator

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    Where are you going? Maybe we can gin up some bad weather there so you can participate in this thread properly.
     
  5. Started at 53

    Started at 53 You can call me Jay Skier

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    Not gonna give anyone the chance to jinx me
     
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  6. Lorenzzo

    Lorenzzo Right On The Line Skier

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    I know and the weather is terrible there.
     
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  7. James

    James Skiing the powder Instructor

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    Sounds like Taos may get dumped on tmrw while we get garbage!

    See, did a little of both there.
     
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  8. Blue Streak

    Blue Streak Life is hard. Skiing is easy! Skier

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    Skiing here sucks.
    Nothing to see.
    Move along.
     
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  9. James

    James Skiing the powder Instructor

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    These aren't the snowstorms you're looking for...
     
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  10. Blue Streak

    Blue Streak Life is hard. Skiing is easy! Skier

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    When I first moved to Colorado a long time ago, I marveled at how it seemed to snow 2-4 inches every night, and the sun came out every day.
    Would it be nice to see a big powder day?
    Of course.
    But 2018-2019 has been pretty good to us so far, and it seems to snow a little a lot!
    And FWIW we have been skiing right onto the lifts all week.
    I think we might be suffering from the 2017 Christmas hangover.
    The skiing is very good, perhaps not sublime, but the mountain is wide open.
     
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  11. James

    James Skiing the powder Instructor

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    Officially, you need to work on your bitching skills.
     
  12. Started at 53

    Started at 53 You can call me Jay Skier

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    OK, I am gonna give this a try....

    On Jan. 24th we got too much snow after the grooming and the 5” of powder ended up getting piled up and messed up the normal groomed perfection of DV

    How was that? :) :) :)
     
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  13. James

    James Skiing the powder Instructor

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    Getting better.
    Other talking points:
    • Snow was too dry
    • Hideous clouds, awful visibility
    • Wind. Usually makes things miserable. Always good for bitching.
    • Underneath the perfect corduroy lies an ice layer somewhere - because of previous bad weather. This means the whole, gingerbread house with Hansi skiing in the yard scene, is a house of cards. Scary!
    • The constantly falling snow made getting from the car to the lift a nightmare. Even at Deer Valley, snow was piling up shoulders while the skis carried by the valet got caked.
     
  14. dbostedo

    dbostedo Asst. Gathermeister-- Jackson Hole 2020 Moderator

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    Agreed. I just don't understand what isn't wrong with some people.
     
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  15. Started at 53

    Started at 53 You can call me Jay Skier

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    Sorry that was the best I could do, as the valet gathers the skis from the car under a covered portico and takes them to the slopes, so snow is not a problem prior to booting up :)

    This is getting fun and humorous.

    I did deal with flat light on the 24th as well, hence the Prizm Rose goggles to not have that happen again.
     
  16. Ken_R

    Ken_R Living the Dream Skier

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    Specially Vail, it sucks.
     
  17. James

    James Skiing the powder Instructor

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    You need the Hi Pink Prizm, or Hi Orange non Prizm. There's also a yellow if you like that, many people do, but I dislike yellow. Prizm Rose just isn't bright enough for low light in the east. In the Alps at low light I dislike the odd glow it has to the snow in dim light. Many find it fine in Colo.
     
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  18. Started at 53

    Started at 53 You can call me Jay Skier

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    I’m not gonna ski that low altitude ice in the east :) I am a Western skier ;)

    I do hope you know most of this is tongue in cheek stuff
     
  19. dbostedo

    dbostedo Asst. Gathermeister-- Jackson Hole 2020 Moderator

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    Nope. No one realizes that. I can say with utmost confidence that everyone here is taking all of this super seriously. I mean, we're talking about bad ski weather. This may as well be life and death! I know that my life isn't complete without this thread and I'll be thankful to the day I die to Dwight for starting it.

    Now go ski and let us get back to our bitching. :D

    BTW... it's currently 54 degrees here in Pittsburgh! WTF!?!
     
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    Dwight

    Dwight Practitioner of skiing, solid and liquid Admin Moderator

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    Get off my lawn.

    Because the snow is gone now. :huh:
     

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