Forums Current Conditions Montana Bozeman Thread 2012/2013 Viewing 20 posts - 41 through 60 (of 181 total) ← 1 2 3 4 … 8 9 10 →Author Posts October 29, 2012 at 10:31 pm #656769 H.R. Flufnstuf 97 Posts @nickstayner wrote:Anyone gotten out yet?No-fatal slide north of Bozeman: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/10/29/3-skiers-partially-buried-by-avalanche-in-montana-1-injured/ October 29, 2012 at 11:17 pm #656770 nickstayner 700 PostsSaw that. Glad everyone’s OK. Just issuing a friendly reminder that early season in SW Montana is especially hazardous. Combining the weak snowpack, low coverage and the unbearable psyche of the masses to get out and shred (especially in the north Bridgers since you can usually still drive your car a good ways up into there) is pretty much a recipe for disaster! Here’s the GNFAC report for anyone interested: http://www.mtavalanche.com/images/12/avalanche-no-name-bowl-overview November 1, 2012 at 10:15 pm #656771 nickstayner 700 PostsJust wanted to share a sweet southwest Montana weather resource that my friend Casey devised: http://winter.junkfunnel.com/It basically compiles the data from all the snotels and mountain weather stations for the mountain ranges of southwest Montana and displays them on one page, in an easy-to-read graph. Definitely saves me some time from going between bookmarks. Enjoy! November 1, 2012 at 10:16 pm #656772 samh 726 PostsI was trying to find this link a couple weeks back, thanks for sharing again, Nick.– Sam-- samh.net November 1, 2012 at 11:30 pm #656773 fall liner 2 PostsGreat site!!! thank you November 2, 2012 at 12:58 am #656774 nickstayner 700 PostsCool, thanks guys. Sam, I think I’ll put a direct link on my site if you (or anyone else) ever lose it again. November 2, 2012 at 2:42 am #656775 samh 726 Posts @nickstayner wrote:Cool, thanks guys. Sam, I think I’ll put a direct link on my site if you (or anyone else) ever lose it again.Please do. I e-mailed myself the link with some keywords so I can remember it but a link on your site seems like a good idea anyway.-- samh.net November 2, 2012 at 1:32 pm #656776 nickstayner 700 PostsLink is up. Definitely keep an eye on Casey’s site as we move into winter. I know he’s currently working on some cool stuff for it. November 6, 2012 at 2:17 pm #656777 nickstayner 700 PostsFacebook/Twitter page for Southwest Montana Winter Weather is up, just in the nick of time! It’ll update twice a day, with thresholds for new snow (>1″), high wind(>20mph), and cold temps (<0). Give 'er a like! http://www.facebook.com/SouthwestMontanaWinterWeather?fref=ts November 6, 2012 at 3:00 pm #656778 samh 726 PostsLiked.-- samh.net November 8, 2012 at 5:03 pm #656779 websherpa 34 PostsHey all. New to the site and splitting. I’ve been snowboarding for 15 years, slowshoeing and a boot packing for 4 years so I’m not a complete novice in the BC but expect to get out more with appropriate equipment now. Haven’t really seen much BC in MT since moving here 2 years ago and didn’t get out at all last year due to the crazy snow pack, general demotivation and again equipment. Looking forward to meeting someone of you and contributing in the discussion here. To that end this looks to be a major storm rolling in…Anyone seen what the old snow has done the past couple weeks? I’m optimistic the warmer temperatures aided the creation a strong base layer for the future snow to sit on, but I don’t have any on snow time substantiate these hopes. November 8, 2012 at 5:12 pm #656780 samh 726 PostsI will be snowboarding this weekend methinks!Websherpa – be sure to sign up for the GNFAC daily email (http://www.mtavalanche.com/) Also, check out the awesome condition tracking tools at http://winter.junkfunnel.com-- samh.net November 8, 2012 at 5:32 pm #656781 websherpa 34 Posts @samh wrote:I will be snowboarding this weekend methinks!Websherpa – be sure to sign up for the GNFAC daily email (http://www.mtavalanche.com/) Also, check out the awesome condition tracking tools at http://winter.junkfunnel.com Thanks. I’ve been on the GFNAC email since day 1 in MT. Just got linked to the other weather site earlier this week. November 11, 2012 at 3:23 pm #656754 websherpa 34 PostsWent up to Bridger yesterday and will again today. Not much to report stability wise. Stayed on lower angle meadows since coverage just isn’t that deep yet. Stable or otherwise there seems to be opportunities to hurt yourself out there. I’m heading back today, so maybe I’ll dig a quick pit and see how the old/new snow is bonding. Maybe try to find some wind slabs as well to mess around with.I found this video which shows a pretty high energy slough. It seems to me the old/new snow here isn’t bounding well but the new snow isn’t quite strong enough to create a larger slab avalanche.[youtube:eaa53g2t]9GVmfWLs5Rc[/youtube:eaa53g2t] November 11, 2012 at 9:08 pm #656782 nickstayner 700 Posts @websherpa wrote: Stable or otherwise there seems to be opportunities to hurt yourself out there. Priceless. I’m just as psyched as the next shredder to start getting after it, but I’ve been riding for a long time and the lion’s share of ski/snowboard injuries I’ve seen have occurred during early season. It’s also the only time I have been seriously injured while shredding.I now tend to employ the “2 foot rule” and wait until there’s about 24″ consolidated snow at most of the snotels around here. Seems to work pretty well for me. November 12, 2012 at 12:27 am #656783 samh 726 PostsMy buddies and I called off our planned snowboarding trip for today after we surveyed the conditions while XC skiing yesterday. Goods things are on the horizon – no need to put core shots in my board (or worse, my face) in subpar snow.-- samh.net November 12, 2012 at 12:30 am #656784 samh 726 PostsIf you need some SW Montana stoke the entire Radbots film is up on Vimeo.-- samh.net November 12, 2012 at 2:20 am #656785 websherpa 34 PostsWent up to bridger bowl but didn’t get out of the car. Wind was the story and it looked boilerplate from the car. My old lady wasn’t fired up on the prospects of hiking for shallow likely rock hard snow so we just went out for a drive instead of a hike. Totally different story from yesterday. Major wind activity up there. There was fresh surface hoar in my tire tracks today from last nights cold and calm spell. Hard to say if it formed up on the hill as well, but I wouldn’t be surprised. November 14, 2012 at 12:22 am #656786 H.R. Flufnstuf 97 PostsThis, from TGR: Deadly Winter – A Look At A Yearlong Avalanche Cycle In Montana http://www.tetongravity.com/blogs/Deadly-Winter-A-Look-At-A-Yearlong-Avalanche-Cycle-In-Montana-6463593.htmFrom the article:During 2011-12 season, the GNFAC saw the second highest number of avalanche incidents in its 22 years of operation. A total of 51 incidents were reported throughout the season, three resulting in fatalities. This number represents southwest Montana; the total number of avalanche incidents throughout the state was much higher. In fact, Montana (tied with Colorado) had the highest number of fatalities out of any state in the nation with seven fatalities.*boldface added. November 14, 2012 at 2:55 pm #656787 nickstayner 700 PostsThose photos are something else. Jeezus. Good reminder of how bad it can get. Viewing 20 posts - 41 through 60 (of 181 total) ← 1 2 3 4 … 8 9 10 →You must be logged in to reply to this topic.