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

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

  1. dbostedo

    dbostedo Asst. Gathermeister-- Jackson Hole 2020 Moderator Team Gathermeister

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    Hmm... pretty sure you're doing this thread wrong...
     
  2. jack97

    jack97 Getting off the lift Skier

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  3. firebanex

    firebanex Getting off the lift Skier

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    It's been -35f for a while now.. we might get to ski this coming Sunday, supposed to warm up to -15f. I'm starting to have some withdrawals.
     
  4. Johnny V.

    Johnny V. Half Fast Hobby Racer Skier

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    Finally! Natural snow overnight and below freezing temps for the next week or so! Guns are going at the local hill and best of all-NO RAIN IN THE FORECAST!
     
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  5. dbostedo

    dbostedo Asst. Gathermeister-- Jackson Hole 2020 Moderator Team Gathermeister

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    Um... I don't see any bitching in that statement. Please read the rules...er... thread title. ;)
     
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  6. Started at 53

    Started at 53 You can call me Jay Skier

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    Is it ok if I bitch about my sore back when I sit back on the chairlift from riding the lift so much lately? The first chair or two in the morning is not fun when I sit back against the back rest. OUCH!!!
     
  7. Jilly

    Jilly Lead Cougar Skier

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    Haven't skied since New Years Day....now it's going to be around -20C for the weekend. Ahhh January in Quebec!! At least we have snow not rain like Johnny V. says!
     
  8. dbostedo

    dbostedo Asst. Gathermeister-- Jackson Hole 2020 Moderator Team Gathermeister

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    I think you could claim that the cold weather and chair is making it worse and get away with it.
     
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  9. Started at 53

    Started at 53 You can call me Jay Skier

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    But it was not cold the past few days, it is colder today with a high of 33 tho
     
  10. DanoT

    DanoT RVer-Skier Skier

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    It has been a milder than normal winter. The mountain has had some snow turn heavy on the lower mountain and fog lower down the mountain than normal, snow levels are a bit below normal and it has even got a degree or 2 above freezing in the Sun Peaks village on occasion. It has even drizzled in the village for a few hours earlier this winter.

    OK here is my legit bitch about the weather: I stay down the valley and a thousand feet below the mountain and my driveway is slightly uphill and 600' long, it is raining/melting right now and every time it gets right around freezing I have to put chains on my AWD Volvo XC70 to get out and up the driveway.

    I have just licensed my 8500lb 4X4 Dodge diesel with truck camper and I will soon find out how it does on the driveway. If the driveway gets soft I might just put chains on the truck and try ripping up the ice layer a bit.:D

    And also, every time I sand my 600' driveway by hand, it snows shortly afterwards negating my work. Oh wait, that has made for some pretty decent skiing and my latest driveway sanding produced a 20cm/8in day yesterday. Ok, forget that you just read this paragraph.:duck:
     
  11. Johnny V.

    Johnny V. Half Fast Hobby Racer Skier

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    Seeing as how it's January 10th, we should have been fully open long ago, so I guess that's the bitching part.................sorry to interject a little optimism............:D
     
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  12. Ogg

    Ogg Getting off the lift Skier

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    735C9113-23AD-4B11-BFE7-470835280E26.jpeg This morning at Killington.
     
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    Dwight

    Dwight Practitioner of skiing, solid and liquid Admin Moderator

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    High of 0F this weekend and low of -13F. At least Wed night won't be too cold to enjoy this.

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  14. Jilly

    Jilly Lead Cougar Skier

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    -28C at home today. Don't want to know what it is at the top of Tremblant.
     
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  15. graham418

    graham418 Out on the slopes Skier

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    Its probably warmer there!! On Sunday , Tuktoyaktuk was warmer than Collingwood
     
  16. Andy Mink

    Andy Mink I am a half fast skier. Moderator Pugski Ski Tester

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    It's not snowing again at Tahoe.:P
     
  17. James

    James Skiing the powder Instructor

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    When wind comes around and blows a foot of snow away it's almost enough to wish they'd just flatten it with the groomer to keep snow in the trail. .

    "I'm sorry maam, it was necessary to destroy the powder in order to save it"
     
  18. James_T

    James_T At the base lodge Skier

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    Ya....Ottawa area barely had snow at Christmas. Most ski areas not 1/2 open. We finally get a "dump"...COLDEST SNOWSTORM in 100 years! -40C windchill! Too cold to ski...the wind is brutal. Heading to Tremblant tomorrow night. Looking to warm up somewhat. Should be good!
     
  19. Carolinacub

    Carolinacub Yes thats a Cubs hat I'm wearing Skier

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    Were finally opening to the top here in Western NC,
    I patrolled on Sunday and on my first run I was checking out one of our Nice easy greens and about 2/3 of the way down I did a nice easy turn and the friggin wind knocked me over. The wind was exactly following the direction of the chairs going uphill so the ride up was ok and we didn't have to do a wind hold but coming down hill was absolutely brutal. even if you strait lined the run there were times it would almost stop you in your tracks.
     
  20. James

    James Skiing the powder Instructor

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    We talking 40-50mph?
     

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