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    They say a picture is worth 1000 words

    try and guess which 4 letter word i keep muttering to myself.....it's not the word rain either.
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    same here. 8C and not expected to be below freezing for another 2 weeks. nothing but warm fronts being sent across the atlantic.

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    Same here in the upper Midwest. We have snow on the hills, but with no regional snow cover, the temps are not getting down to where they need to be. The ten day forecast temps keep getting revised upwards, the opposite to last year, where with great regional snow cover, the forecast temps were always being revised downwards.

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    That SUCKS.

    We're going through a similar wave here in Vancouver- what little snow we have is being eroded by rain showers.

    That's one of the reasons why I dig this sport so much- the weather factor makes each sliding day unique.

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    We have been the exactly the same way until this week. Got our first snow last night and will have cold temps until Saturday. Sunday will be warm again though

    Had a 2 hour snowball fight with the my kids and a few of the neighbors this morning in celebration of the white stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by orser506 View Post
    try and guess which 4 letter word i keep muttering to myself.....it's not the word rain either.
    Thanks for sharing.

    We are lucky here at Cypress Mountain http://cypressmountain.com/ and we sudn't complaining for what we thought lack of snow (comparing the year b4). We've been riding on JJA since Nov 8 on mixed Man Made Powder + fresh snow which is best condition for HBer. Last Monday we had 30CM snow dump and now SBer can also enjoy. The Visibility might be an issue but at least the snow condition is real good.

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    In Greece we might not have a lot of money but we sure do have a lot of snow,all the ski resorts have close to 1 meter snow coverage!

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    Having the same problem out here in Oregon. We had some snow around Thanksgiving (which allowed the resorts to open) and not much to speak of since then.

    We are finally getting a decent storm this week but it is falling mostly as rain.

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    yep.

    Today was the 1 year anniversary of the chairlift falling off the tower at Sugarloaf, Maine. There is no snow cover on that trail today. Last year there was a decent base and 20" of fresh for the unfortunate to land on.

    Winter is taking its sweet time getting here.
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    The new Skyline lift is pretty nice though Jack. My new favorite lift. I have to say that despite the lack of natural snow, Sugarloaf has good conditions.

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    It's been puking in Banff this week - the conditions should be excellent out there this weekend - but it's still unseasonably warm in Calgary. A few of us were going to bunk off work and head to Fernie today - I'm happy we didn't, it's currently 5C and raining. That should make some nice ice on the lower mountain.

    I was thinking this morning that I'd like it to get cold now.
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    Slow "winter" in Tahoe too.

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    Ditto

    I have the NASTAR Pacesetter Trials (skis) at Windham next week racing against AJ Kitt and it will likely be the first time this season I've been in the gates. Doesn't bode well.

    I'm a former Meteorologist. Okay, it was a LONG time ago. This season's weather sucks!



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    Snowing 2nd day, here.
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    Mont Tremblant's in decent shape

    Just got back from 6 days at Tremblant. They did a pretty good job with the man made stuff up to the day after Christmas, then we got 8 inches of fresh and the last two days were great (but cold/windy). Couple of pics or it didn't happen ...

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    the resort (taken from the cabriolet)...

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    16 Inches of New, 56" Base Mt Hood Meadows

    It was a good weekend for new snow. I avoid weekends, let alone holiday weekends. Base was needed. Best Christmas present ever!!
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    As of this week we are basically Fugged here in southern New England With out a doubt this is the latest start for me since the 90s.
    We have a couple cold days in this coming week hopefully snow makers can load up some piles on those days.
    Here are the temps out to the 9th, the lows are barely enough to make snow with no natural stuff in the forecast

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    Colorado River Valley snowpack at 65% of average

    I was at Buttermilk yesterday. It only had a 19 inch base with a lot of sticks/debris in the tiehack area (new lift is nice though). Best area in my neck of the woods is Powderhorn with a 31 inch base. No snow in the forecast for next 7 days. Temps are running 10 degrees above normal.

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    warm!

    48 degrees in Utah today. Ugh! I was out in jeans and a t-shirt and felt comfy. But for it being January 2, I am not smiling.
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    Apparently the best riding at Buttermilk today is in the half pipe. Go figure.

    The weather forecast for Calgary tomorrow is 13C (58F). I'm thinking that our Nakiska session the weekend after next might end up being a Banff session - no snow in the local forecast this week ...
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    -14 C today. And finally some decent snow making...until the weekend when its going to get warm and rain again.

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    Winter is MIA

    Christmas week was an absolute disaster at Sugarloaf. We had just about every weather and surface condition except the good stuff. Warm temps, cold temps, wind hold (a full day), rain, fog, you name it. The silver lining was that there were a few days of sun and no wind, but there was basically no carving to be had. There was no snow on the mountain other than the snowmaking and the remnants of a 7 inch storm from 3 weeks ago. Vacation week crowds meant anything carveable was scraped clean by 9:30am, and then it was sugar-on-concrete. Apparently the upper mountain got 4-5 inches of new snow Sunday night. Woo hoo, we were gone by then.

    But I am even more blown away by the scene at Squaw Valley these days.

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    The only really good thing has been those windy days when it was warmer. It always seems a good wind will evaporate the snow melt rather than leaving it to turn to ice over night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Allee View Post
    The weather forecast for Calgary tomorrow is 13C (58F). I'm thinking that our Nakiska session the weekend after next might end up being a Banff session - no snow in the local forecast this week ...
    we lucked out at sunshine on thursday w/ 18cms fresh, w/ similar accumulation the day previous. great day. yesterday in vancouver was decidedly springlike however w/ more rain forecast on an already sparse base. ugh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xy9ine View Post
    we lucked out at sunshine on thursday w/ 18cms fresh, w/ similar accumulation the day previous. great day. yesterday in vancouver was decidedly springlike however w/ more rain forecast on an already sparse base. ugh.
    There was plenty of snow around Lake Louise this weekend too. More forecast for this week - Banff is definitely better off than most this year.
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    Winter is MIA

    Hey Jack , your link to your pic is not working.
    I almost took my family to sugarloaf for Xmas,the only reason we didn't go was we couldn't rent a place that accepted pets. Guess i lucked out.
    I finally got 2 days on snow , not in a row , and not full days.
    Somewhere a couple years back , i heard / read that within 20 years, give or take , there will be very few ski resorts left. Kinda thought it was hogwash then but ....
    Were supposed to get scattered flurries Saturday,

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    This lousy weather has me second guessing my trip to CO and SES...what a year to start building boards...grumble...

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    Big Sky has a new campaign to poach frustrated Coloradans. I'm new to the area here in Summit County, but carving on the groomers here is at least tolerable, sometimes outstanding.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ExcelsiorTheFathead View Post
    Big Sky has a new campaign to poach frustrated Coloradans. I'm new to the area here in Summit County, but carving on the groomers here is at least tolerable, sometimes outstanding.
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    The local paper's website pulled the story just minutes ago, but I found the press release on Big Sky's site. I fixed the link in my post above. (The sudden disappearance of the news article is mysterious and guessing at the cause is worthy of wild speculation.)
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