Forums Current Conditions Utah UTAH 2012-13 Conditions Viewing 20 posts - 1 through 20 (of 297 total) 1 2 … 15 → Author Posts October 23, 2012 at 5:26 pm #577448 Snurfer 1448 Posts Time for the annual conditions thread… It looks like the northern end of the Wasatch got the better of last nights storm, with PowMow and Snowbasin looking very white, and more precip forecast throughout the week! I’m always torn between early stoke and wanting it to melt to fall another (colder) day. Its hard not to feel conflicted in this way considering the lingering facet and rain event layers of recent years. Ah, but who am I kidding, I’m still going to go look at snow this afternoon and romanticize seasons past and future. Cheers and Happy 12/13 Snurfing :headbang: Shark Snowsurf Chuna Voile V-Tail 170 BC Voile One Ninety Five Spark R&D Arc October 23, 2012 at 5:36 pm #660341 mej 81 Posts I wouldn’t be surprised if Ben Lomond and Snowbasin end up with 2+ feet by the time its all said and done on Friday. Eden at 5300′ has already gotten 2″ of water and 4″ of snow. Tony Grove has 15 inches, and that’s at 8300 feet. I bet the peaks in that area are close to 2 feet already since the storm started as rain at Tony Grove. Thinking of heading up there to check it out. October 24, 2012 at 12:53 pm #660342 chase_e 81 Posts I drove past the snowbasin area yesterday and in to the ogden valley. They got dumped on. nws SNOTEL is reporting almost 1.5 inches of water at the benlomanId site. I am probably going to head out tomorrow to basin and use their runs to gain.access to higher terrain. Spot forecast is calling for another 3/4 of an inch of moisture tonight/tomorrow. Prob not enough to get any turns, but more than enough to get out and enjoy some touring. Stoked to see the white stuff falling :headbang: October 24, 2012 at 3:36 pm #660343 Snurfer 1448 Posts I went out running/scouting game trails in BCC yesterday evening and while there was no snow, I was stoked to find some much better approaches to some fun lines. Particularly a direct line to Reynolds that is also very runable for the weirdos among us that are into that sort of thing. Anyways, I’m keen to get out and do some skinning up north this weekend if the snow holds, but I’m otherwise going to try and stay out of the sharks for the time being. Shark Snowsurf Chuna Voile V-Tail 170 BC Voile One Ninety Five Spark R&D Arc October 24, 2012 at 10:48 pm #660344 buckchow 356 Posts Game on folks! mar123 mej buckchow October 24, 2012 at 10:54 pm #660345 chase_e 81 Posts @buckchow wrote: Game on folks! mar123 mej buckchow 😯 alright, I am DEFIANTLY going out tomorrow! I will be solo if anyone up north wants to join. October 24, 2012 at 11:01 pm #660346 nickstayner 700 Posts Awesome! October 24, 2012 at 11:19 pm #660347 UTAH 830 Posts :rock: Siiiiiiiiiiiiiick! Can’t wait to ride with you guys. October 24, 2012 at 11:38 pm #660348 Snurfer 1448 Posts Way to go fellas! Looking forward to the weekend. :clap: Shark Snowsurf Chuna Voile V-Tail 170 BC Voile One Ninety Five Spark R&D Arc October 25, 2012 at 3:00 am #660349 wasatch surf 979 Posts so this is what it feels like to be a weekend warrior :nononno: October 25, 2012 at 4:31 am #660350 KR 159 Posts Nice turns Bucky and Matt! Went up into LCC this morning, and… Strike two! There was 4″ on the ground, while another 2″ accumulated throughout the morning. I guess I was a bit early… I did get to witness what could be the season’s first direct action slab avalanches, sliding on a perfect bed surface: Watch out, starting zones are being reloaded… Here’s to another season! :drinks: October 25, 2012 at 3:58 pm #660351 mej 81 Posts Thanks for posting the pics Bucky. Great day for sure. Quite strange to be starting the first tour of the season at 6500′ in the brush zone. Noticeable difference in the snow above 7500′. Above that level was an awesome dense base to keep you off things. Below that the snow was prone to the dreaded persistent grass layer. Collapsing was felt on this layer. 10 inches of snow held 3 inches off the ground by the grass. It snowed all night up there, so i bet today is even better. October 25, 2012 at 4:10 pm #660352 Snurfer 1448 Posts Got up early to play in the snow with the pooch, broke trail (Millcreek road in 4×4) all the way to Big Water lot. Snow was deepest around Alexander basin TH with approx 8″ at the road. Despite the appearance of the slushy road spray, the snow on the ground was very low density smoke. It was snowing sideways on the approach to Dog Lake, where realizing I actually have a job I turned back and headed home. Shark Snowsurf Chuna Voile V-Tail 170 BC Voile One Ninety Five Spark R&D Arc October 25, 2012 at 6:43 pm #660353 Snowvols 291 Posts Does anyone think the snow will be worth heading north on Saturday for? If so anyone want to join? Hoping to get an early start. October 25, 2012 at 7:21 pm #660354 Snurfer 1448 Posts @snowvols wrote: Does anyone think the snow will be worth heading north on Saturday for? If so anyone want to join? Hoping to get an early start. I’m be keen to get out early Saturday if things hold. PM or txt me 😀 Shark Snowsurf Chuna Voile V-Tail 170 BC Voile One Ninety Five Spark R&D Arc October 25, 2012 at 7:37 pm #660355 KR 159 Posts @kr wrote: Nice turns Bucky and Matt! And Dave! (sorry about that) October 25, 2012 at 10:53 pm #660356 powslasher 9 Posts If the forum rookie at Grassroots could figure out how to post an image he would. It has been pretty good in N Utah for only one dump.. light dry and bottomless. Scrapin a little dirt here and there. Much better off on a powsurfer than snowboard IMHO because of surface area and float potential ..I might be a little biased :thumpsup: http://instagr.am/p/RMkKokDhRA October 26, 2012 at 12:50 am #660357 wasatch surf 979 Posts @snurfer wrote: @snowvols wrote: Does anyone think the snow will be worth heading north on Saturday for? If so anyone want to join? Hoping to get an early start. I’m be keen to get out early Saturday if things hold. PM or txt me 😀 I could be interested in tagging along October 26, 2012 at 3:28 am #660358 PowderAssassin87 7 Posts Might go skin tomorrow at dawn up at Brighton, if anyone is down? October 26, 2012 at 7:13 pm #660359 chase_e 81 Posts I got out yesterday to snowbasin. Hit the upper parking lot about 930, it was dumping snow. probably 2.5 feet in spots at that elevation. Trail breaking the first 1/4 mile wasn’t a very nice intro to the season. (boy am I out of shape) Then the snowcats made their way up and I caught onto there tracks. Made it to the upper lodge in no time after that. Boy was it DEEP. I would put it at 40 inches with drifts to 50. I was wishing I had some steeper slopes, with not much base and whisper light snow It was rough going on the low angles. Over all got some NICE face shots. Not a bad way to start out the season. This picture is a mid mountain, 7200 ft or so. Viewing 20 posts - 1 through 20 (of 297 total) 1 2 … 15 → You must be logged in to reply to this topic.