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- December 4, 2015 at 9:56 am in reply to: Up to Date Tahoe snow conditions and powder stashes report #786803
Kind of a disappointing storm. But what can you expect from the forecasters right b4 the weekend. 3 inches lake level. Go in to the heave for the views and safety meeting on snow today
North Shore has just under a foot from the storm. 10″ measured at my house in Tahoe Donner, elev. 6550.
I’ll take’em. I haven’t had a set since I upgraded to the tesla a while back and sold my Mr. Chomps. PM me on how to complete the deal.
This is a fairly succinct summary. http://snowboardmag.com/stories/jeremy-jones-higher-premiere
The crowds were pretty relaxed and it was a great time. We got there early and had a great spot near the front on the KT terminal side. I almost felt like I should be lining up for a powder day, LOL! Good to see old and some new friends as well. Finally met BCrider as well, nice to meet you Chris!!
The movie was a great swan song for Jeremy, and more introspective about his career in snowboarding, what motivates him, and how that has changed over the years. Oh yeah and some pretty damn heavy lines with high exposure and consequences.
Overall a great flick and messages, I had some wanderlust afterwards for sure.
I can see using it a lot for sidecountry or even inbounds at Alpine Meadows. I use one of my splits a lot in bounds. There are plenty of quick traverses that would be great to half transition and side step or traverse (no skins) rather than fully transition or posthole. Lock down allows that.
Now we just need a snowy season – I’ll even take an average season at this point, the last three have been so damn dry…
Cannot wait! Me, family & friends will all be there. Mountain biking, swimming in the dog days of summer and the world premier of Higher, what a weekend it will be!! :disco:
Godspeed, fellow splitter… My thoughts and prayers to his young family.
Sunrise in TD is a good suggestion, but may still be pretty low tide. Another suggestion would be NW aspect of Castle. Nice tour in, not too steep plus you can kick back at Peter Grubb for lunch. It’s all above 8K too which would help with the recent snow level. The hut is just under 8K.
This article really doesn’t add anything to it. Snowboarding is not going to die off. No way.
The only point I agree with is the marketing of snowboarding. It really is just focused on kids leaving us older types out. A lot of people do lose interest when everything is marketed at kids, park rats, and people pushing the limits. That is something skiing figured out.
It seems like there are starting to be more tiny rippers on the slopes. For the longest time, people started their kids on skis. With the riglet boards, it already appears there are more snowboarding families out there getting some. This could be a good image in comparison to all the other stuff.
The future of snowboarding at 5. I absolutely love the looks, comments, expressions she gets on the hill railing past skiers 3x her size.
But – and I wrote this to a skier friend who pointed me to the article – “The BIG thing the article misses is that none of the resorts are incentivized to teach the littlest kids. its NOT because the kids can’t do it, its because its very UNPROFITABLE to have 2x the instructors to guide the groms through the first phases versus one instructor and 2X the kids in a ski lesson. Its as simple as that! Burton has been nibbling at this with the Riglet parks and now school gym class dryland programs, but they and the other large OEMs need to invest at the resort level to make sure there are new riders and for the rider parents to see it is not “necessary” to start them on skis, no matter how young. You see how hard it’s been to get Keira coaching we fought to get it at N* and Squaw was hesitant until seeing her ride (sort of like the late-80s all over again). Yet everyone at Squaw knows her now and you’ve seen firsthand how many people stop us to tell us how awesome it is to see a little one absolutely ripping at her age.
Lastly, snowboarders typically ride more days per season than than skiers. Case in point, I have 17 days so far in a season with no snow – a lot of skiers I know haven’t even used their pass yet. Snowboarding isn’t going anywhere….”January 16, 2014 at 3:21 am in reply to: (postponed) 2014 Tahoe SplitFest and Splitboard Games #674247
Ill be there. Whos bringing the snow? better have a mountain bike/flyfishing option to cover all bases this season
This…some of the trails should be dry, the east shore likely is, Sawmill in Truckee is low enough to not have a lot of snow. Flyfishin’ might be good too…
Link not working for me?
I’ve seen a kiddo solid board though this year as his daughter is rockin’ one @ Squaw (my daughter is on the same team) and they look pretty durable in comparing this years low tide wear/damage to her board versus my daughter’s chicklet.
What a great, fortunate turn of events! Great job, you’re a true HERO! :headbang: :bow: :thatrocks:
noaa.nws.gov, but I am very biased :wink:. I like Byran at opensnow.com for the Tahoe forecasts. Between the forecasts discussions, sat coverage, climatology at NWS Sacto and NWS Reno and opensnow that covers a lot. But I like to poke around other weather places like http://squall.sfsu.edu/crws/jetstream.html for jetstream maps too.
Looking better, keep it coming! I need to make the decision on Sunday whether to bring the split or not, so I’ll be watching this storm closely!
Thanks, I’m sure I’ll get weather updates, but I’ll count on bringing the solid then. Picked up some discount Smuggs tix online regardless.
Sad, but could happen to anyone anytime, pre-season or not. Sounds like they can regulate during “pre-season” operations, but not before? Hopefully they will put a policy in place like Sugar Bowl then.
Do you really have to walk? They still sell the one Chair ride, Right?
As far as I know they do.
I used to skin Alpine pre-season, but after a tragic incident last winter, that is no longer allowed. Hats off to Sugar Bowl for making the effort to allow uphill access.
When did this change? Not sure they can stop you pre-season, as it’s leased public land and they don’t have authority to enforce anything before their operating period. What was the incident, I missed it?December 10, 2013 at 5:51 pm in reply to: Better to savor the mystery or surrender the secret? #673054
I think pics and general location are more than OK. Growing up in the Ice Coast, everyone was super protective of their stashes (especially summer harvested glades) to the point of being super dickish when inquiring about beta, but personally I never got it. I’m all for solitude, but generally everyone I’ve met in the BC while on tour is pretty stoked to be outside, getting fresh air and skiing/riding. Those are the type of humans I actually want to be around. As nickstayner said, most resort skiers/riders are not going to work for the reward of a line.
Posting of TRs, new zones are inspirational to me in getting out and enjoying my own backyard, as well as fantasy land for far flung snow-travel. And if that travel happens, well then maybe I’ll know who to reach out for to get beta, or even better meet someone new for a tour.
I think the pit posts of snowpack details that accompany some TRs is an invaluable resource when combined with the local avy forecasts too.
With Google Maps, exploration is as close as your nearest PC/tablet/phone. :twocents:
How’s the BC shaping up in Northern VT? Any locales seeing better coverage than others? Coming to visit my brother for the holidays and hoping there’s enough coverage to bring the split as well as a few days at Smuggs. We always do Teardrop, would hope to get out to Bolton, the Hump or other places.
For the Stowe/Smuggs vicinity, pay attention to the snow stake. http://www.uvm.edu/skivt-l/?Page=depths.php
I generally start poking around in the BC when it gets to around 40″ or so.
16″ isn’t gonna cut it, I’m prayin’ for VT – Tahoe too b/c we’ve been dry for 3 seasons.
How’s the BC shaping up in Northern VT? Any locales seeing better coverage than others? Coming to visit my brother for the holidays and hoping there’s enough coverage to bring the split as well as a few days at Smuggs. We always do Teardrop, would hope to get out to Bolton, the Hump or other places.October 30, 2013 at 8:36 pm in reply to: Anyone ridden Jones Solution/flagship and Hovercraft? #655625
so what tends to be your go-to board for a day in the BC when you know you’re going to have mixed conditions (ie. not all nice deep pow)? i love my solution split, am debating whether to add a hover split to the quiver – will i really use it that often? (i don’t have the luxury of just going out on pow days).
I would say the Solution. I swapped my hover for a hover split over the summer more as a means to replace my in-bounds powder stick for the split version. My home mtn is Alpine/Squaw and being able to rip a pow day inbounds then use it as a split to access the hike to + sidecountry via the ridge lines was my goal. If I am headed for a full day in the BC, I would grab the Solution.