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  • #586093
    K Dan
    66 Posts

    powderjunkie, I dig the freezing level contour map.
    Where’d you get it?

    #586094
    powderjunkie
    1669 Posts
    #586095
    Ecobrad
    2068 Posts

    I’ve been to that site but never checked out the freezing level map. Sweet. So what’s up with the beta on current conditions?

    #586096
    dishwasher-dave
    460 Posts

    the conditions suck…it’s wicked warm, and i think it’s raining pretty much up carson pass.

    supposedly its’ gonna get colder for the weekend.

    #586097
    Ecobrad
    2068 Posts

    Thanks, DD. That’s what I expected. Sounds like the snow level will be lowering to lake level. 4 inches above 7,000. Sounds like we’ve got potential for some series dust on crust.

    #586098
    knucklesplitter
    340 Posts

    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.

    #586099
    powderjunkie
    1669 Posts

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

    I should have called ya to go north.

    #586100
    NoKnees
    336 Posts

    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…

    Greg - NoKnees

    #586101
    snownskate
    140 Posts

    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.

    #586102
    powderjunkie
    1669 Posts

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

    #586103
    snownskate
    140 Posts

    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.

    #586104
    3snowboards
    82 Posts

    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.

    #586105
    Ecobrad
    2068 Posts

    Winterstick split = powderjunkie.

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

    #586106
    SanFrantastico
    1514 Posts

    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?

    Putting the poo in swimming pool since 1968.

    #586107
    powderjunkie
    1669 Posts

    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. 😀

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

    #586108
    3snowboards
    82 Posts

    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.

    #586109
    knucklesplitter
    340 Posts

    @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?

    #586110
    knucklesplitter
    340 Posts

    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. 😆

    #586111
    3snowboards
    82 Posts

    @knucklesplitter wrote:

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

    No Snowshoes here. I was using crampons though. This morning tam looks sweet.

    #586112
    powderjunkie
    1669 Posts

    Blew like hell yesterday. Snow was transported to west and southwest slopes. Slabs were forming. East and northeast slopes were scoured. Low down in the trees were areas that were waist deep from the last two storms with not much compaction.

    Eco and I hit up Castle and found some protected stashes.

    Chased Zeller’s around for a bit. 😀

    Still a good day to be out. KS, we missed ya.

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