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PostPosted: Sun Dec 17, 2006 3:43 pm 
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Finally got out in the BC today - Mt.Rose area (of course). Hourglass Bowl is in good shape with 8" of light pow on a firm base - minimal obstacles down the main gut, but prolly more off to the sides.

The problem is the run-out back to the car. Many many buried beasties to get you and your board. I've never seen it so thin - very October/November-like. In the relatively short run-out I managed to almost break my thumb, almost break my leg, almost ruin my Prior beyond repair, and gathered about $50 worth of base welds.

So be careful out there. I'm prolly sticking to the resorts and/or heading north to Lassen/Shasta until we actually have a base.


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Good to know you got out KS, but sounds pretty meager still.

I should have called ya to go north.


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Conditions above 8500 nice 4"-8" fluff on firm to breakable crust. Did some resort riding, and some near-bounds exploring as they opened up some stuff for the first time this year.

Coverage low was sketchy, bigtime... The last couple storms dumped really, really light arctic fluff where there was less than 12" of firm coverage before. In many cases this fluff was on top of dirt/rock/trees... Thin coverage = no coverage in many places as you could just blow that fluff out of the way...

Around 7.5k to 8.5k was interesting. The new snow was not bonding too well to the last rain/ice layer yet on Sunday, especially on the northern aspects... lotta sluffage.. The fresh snow wasn't slabbing up at all due to the cold though, so consequence was low. Evidently with clear warmer temps the last day or so it's getting better, but I'd still be suspect of that layer for short while, especially as that last "fresh" bonds to itself faster than that ice layer.

Anyway, a good time was had up higher. Good tree riding with minimal damage to the old rock board. Better storm slated for Thursday starting warm and ending cold. Should fill in stuff a bit better.

Might bust out the splits with my wife over Christmas break if the weather holds up... Keeping fingers crossed...

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Found the same stuff at Sugar Bowl. I need to practice some patience with this season, a small drop to a hidden rock as well as the other minefields out there gave me the worst base shots on my NS yet.

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Hey snownskate - how was coverage around Judah and Lincoln OB when you were there. Did you peak over the other side?


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Judah was socked in when I was riding it, Lincoln OB towards Disney was starting to look good (that place looks like a riot of fun, never ridden there) Couldn't see back there today but I'm guessing with the recent 24" at top it's got pretty good coverage.

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Did *our*lass the last 2 days. Effin fun. Saw a dude on a winterstick split. Anyone ? I have to think *arson *ass has some goods too.


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Winterstick split = powderjunkie.

Looks like Thursday's another pow day, anyone game?


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Or else Kern Barta. I can't imagine there are too many other Winterstick factory splits in the Tahoe area...

I'm in for Thursday, hopefully, but possibly Friday. Is it still meager up there, or is the coverage reasonable, finally?

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Not me.

Eco knows we were pow hunting around Donner. Found short S facing gullies filled with pow. yum. 8) It turned pretty gloppy by mid-afternoon though.

Coverage still very meager most everywhere. The winds thursday night f'ed up a lot.

I would think the snow around Carson blew away.

Next storm looks nice. :D

What the hell is everyone doing for New Years. PN and I need a place to crash and party and ride this weekend.


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The wind here is effin roaring today. 65mph+ and increasing!! Yesterday things were getting scoured. After today, who knows where the goods are gonna end up. Prolly just more rounding of the same grains.
All I know is I'm gonna be riding. Its worth the 30min drive. Bootpack is already set. No need to waste the stick off skins yet here.


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3snowboards wrote:
The wind here is effin roaring today. 65mph+ and increasing!! Yesterday things were getting scoured. After today, who knows where the goods are gonna end up. Prolly just more rounding of the same grains.
All I know is I'm gonna be riding. Its worth the 30min drive. Bootpack is already set. No need to waste the stick off skins yet here.


Were you the guy Eco and I saw on snowshoes last Friday around Hourglass/Proletariat?


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Kirkwood plans on opening the backside today. This is a good sign. They claim about 2' of snow so far from this storm. That's 24" to Tim Cohee's wife, but prolly 18" to the rest of us. :lol:


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