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  1. #101
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    Quote Originally Posted by dfinn View Post
    That dude in the green jacket looks like he is hating life.
    LOL. Makes my jaw ache just looking at him.

  2. #102
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    I thought we had a nice start to things here in the PNW but this thread is just ridiculous. Nice work all

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    October snow. The season is doomed. Again.

    Don't you remember last year?

    I can't believe you people are happy about this.

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  5. #105
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheMessenger View Post
    October snow. The season is doomed. Again.

    Don't you remember last year?

    I can't believe you people are happy about this.
    Weather happens. Worrying about it is for losers. Praying about doesn't buy you much more.
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  6. #106
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheMessenger View Post
    October snow. The season is doomed. Again.

    Don't you remember last year?

    I can't believe you people are happy about this.
    Don't make me do this.

    09/10
    October: 42
    Season 585

    2008/2009
    October: Not listed
    Season 696

    2007/2008
    October 53.0"
    Cumulative season total
    2008-04-30: 701.5" / 51.77" water equiv.


    2006/2007 (Historic bad year across the country)
    October: 24"
    Total: 401.0

    2005/2006
    October total: 10 inches
    Season Total: 637.5

    2004/2005
    October 2004 total: 122.0"
    Season total: 697.5"


    There is almost no correlation between the October snowfall amount within the last 5 years and the total seasonal average. As I have said I feel strongly that this year is very similar to the la nina of 2007-2008.

    When I checked the SST anamoly maps this morning they were almost identical to the similar maps in october 2007. So...yea...i'd prob be out there skiing and having a ood time and not crying about what this means. 'Cause it don't mean shit long term.

  7. #107
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheMessenger View Post
    October snow. The season is doomed. Again.

    Don't you remember last year?

    I can't believe you people are happy about this.
    Translation:I should just go kill myself now, as there clearly is no hope for me.

  8. #108
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trackhead View Post
    Translation:I should just go kill myself now, as there clearly is no hope for me.
    That would be for other reasons.

    Johnny's only sin was dispair

  9. #109
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    Made it up to Alta yesterday for some EARLY turns. Well worth the effort.

    "I just looked down to see if I was wearing my seatbelt, and I'm sitting at my desk in my room."
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  10. #110
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    I am impressed, you worked hard to get to that line.

  11. #111
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigdude2468 View Post
    I am impressed, you worked hard to get to that line.
    I never said it was A LOT of effort.
    "I just looked down to see if I was wearing my seatbelt, and I'm sitting at my desk in my room."
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  12. #112
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    Quote Originally Posted by lionelhutz View Post
    Don't make me do this.

    09/10
    October: 42
    Season 585

    2008/2009
    October: Not listed
    Season 696

    2007/2008
    October 53.0"
    Cumulative season total
    2008-04-30: 701.5" / 51.77" water equiv.


    2006/2007 (Historic bad year across the country)
    October: 24"
    Total: 401.0

    2005/2006
    October total: 10 inches
    Season Total: 637.5

    2004/2005
    October 2004 total: 122.0"
    Season total: 697.5"


    There is almost no correlation between the October snowfall amount within the last 5 years and the total seasonal average. As I have said I feel strongly that this year is very similar to the la nina of 2007-2008.

    When I checked the SST anamoly maps this morning they were almost identical to the similar maps in october 2007. So...yea...i'd prob be out there skiing and having a ood time and not crying about what this means. 'Cause it don't mean shit long term.
    I agree there's no correlation. But, I also have to note that last year's 585 is misleading. We had a good spring, which made the numbers look good, but the winter was really shitty, with long dry stretches, rotten snow, and the occassional blockbuster storm that provided too much snow for the unstable base.

    I think we'll do fine this winter.

    I'm jealous of all those who got out on this storm, with the exception of the guy who injured his patella, who has reminded me why it's a good idea to sit out the first storm or three.

  13. #113
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    Quote Originally Posted by skiski View Post
    but the winter was really shitty
    some serious lack of perspective with a comment like that. were you in a different Wasatch or does your attitude just suck?

  14. #114
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    Quote Originally Posted by skiski View Post
    reminded me why it's a good idea to sit out the first storm or three.
    Always some grassy slopes go to schralp I suppose - as I did - but I see where you're comin' from. I think I saw Gnar, Provo and Co walking out yesterday, but didn't understand what kind of devastation went down until I saw those pics. Nice work early season!

    That north side run looked tits, I normally don't see that many tracks back there on a February pow day...

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    I DON'T THINK SO........

    Quote Originally Posted by lionelhutz View Post
    2006/2007 (Historic bad year across the country)
    October: 24"
    Total: 401.0
    from mid jan through june, it was an amazing season in the northeast.

    come to think of it, all winters are good out here. just got to know where to
    go and when to go there.

    tough to imagine a less than stellar season in the wasatch.

    rog

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    Quote Originally Posted by icelanticskier View Post
    from mid jan through june, it was an amazing season in the northeast.

    come to think of it, all winters are good out here. just got to know where to
    go and when to go there.


    rog
    Kinda makes you think dunnit...

    Does Alpine Zone have an alias?

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    Quote Originally Posted by eleventyfive View Post
    Kinda makes you think dunnit...

    Does Alpine Zone have an alias?
    you're a genius. or rog is greg.

  18. #118
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheMessenger View Post
    October snow. The season is doomed. Again.

    Don't you remember last year?

    I can't believe you people are happy about this.
    I think some of you missed the point. The point wasn't October snow vs. cumulative snow during the season. Remember the avy cycles last season?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trackhead View Post
    Translation:I should just go kill myself now, as there clearly is no hope for me.
    There is never any hope.

  20. #120
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    some very noice, high quality eye candy in her thus far
    "... she'll never need a doctor; 'cause I check her out all day"

  21. #121
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    Sure does feel good to get back out in the powdah!


    Tony Pavlantos on some mini golf lines today. Lots of trailbreaking for lots of shredding. Reached some pretty high speeds in ski mode too... always very scary

    No instabilities noted, but I did find plenty of ground facets around vegetation... lets hope it keeps hammering down!

    Here's some shots from our first turns on 10.26


    The struggle.


    Photo: Andrew Miller


    And ofcourse, sunrise in the clouds. It would get so deep at times, we had to resort to mixed rock and ice climbing on the couly walls to get around the bottomless pits.


    Other times, we... uhhh... got stuck. We couldnt help but laugh the whole way up. We thought about taking the shoulder but didn't want to drop in on a big ol pile o rocks. Little did we know...


    First line of the season! Coulda sworn in was mid winter!

    Last edited by ZachClanton; 10-28-2010 at 09:29 PM.

  22. #122
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lone Star View Post
    some serious lack of perspective with a comment like that. were you in a different Wasatch or does your attitude just suck?
    Despite the ok spring, most old timer locals consider last year one of the worst in memory. You just haven't been here long enough. The only positive thing that I can say about last year is that we were really, really lucky more people didn't die.

    Quote Originally Posted by TeleThor View Post
    I think some of you missed the point. The point wasn't October snow vs. cumulative snow during the season. Remember the avy cycles last season?
    DING DING DING DING DING!!!

    We have a winner!!!

    Congrats to Telethor for seeing the big picture.
    There is more to a season than a series of storm totals.

    October snow, while relatively common is never a good thing.

    Props to all you who got after it right away. Hope you had fun. It may be the last reasonably safe skiing to be had for quite a while. Lets hope not.

  23. #123
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    zach man, you need verts. they help, a lot. Sick shots you guys put together.

    as far as october storms, its pointless to speculate about future snowpack. Nobody can guarantee the weather right? Just remember what's there and what happens to it as time goes on. high pressure next week, not a good start.

  24. #124
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    Yea Ian, I used some today for the first time and they were definitely a game changer! I would've honestly been stoked to not see snow till december and keep on climbin, but if it snows, i'm there. We'll see what happens right?

  25. #125
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    Go with the flow and quit worrying about it. Most every year in the Wasatch gets REALLY good at some point.

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