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01-13-2012, 03:17 PM #151
So the official word is, the evil persistent high pressure system that sat off the coast is now finally moving south. This means the upper states (WA through the Kota's) will resume a better than average snow pattern.
This season is real similar to 95-96 if I am remembering right. And it was an epic late season.
Keep your fingers crossed, and keep those fatties waxed."You'll never regret listening to and trusting yourself. But, you'll never have enough money if that's what you pursue as your means to get what you want out of life." -Gaijin
01-13-2012, 04:28 PM #152
Nope, not at all like 95-96. We had a LOT of snow.... I mean a LOT of snow early in the year of our lord 1995/96. Like nearly 100 inches in October alone.
That was the initial season of the Lone Peak tram and when we finally got the sucker built and opened we were skiing everything possible on about day 3.
I will still remember skiing Castro's face down and over the Beard on day 3 and absolutely marveling that such a steep convex roller could hold so much snow.
That was an epic season for the stability that so much early season snow brought to us. After October we had a big Nov. and a big December. All in all it was one of the best years I can remember on Lone Mountain.
But, back to this predicted pattern change. Averages are created by balancing our the extremes. So far this has been an extremely stingy winter. Time for the pendulum to swing.
And if it does, all those slide paths off of Wilson Peak and Mt Chipperfield and Dudley Peak will finally demonstrate how that got as big as they are. In my 20 years here I have yet to see a really big avalanche cycle and I have seen a lot of big avalanches. This one could be a honey.
01-13-2012, 05:58 PM #153
01-13-2012, 10:09 PM #154
Great story Bunion, funny how certain times get imprinted in your mind. I hope this year ends like 02-03, but all seasons being different who knows what's in store. If we do get pounded it certainly would be exciting to see a big avalanche cycle. Maybe I'll take pictures of the slides instead of ski if I'm still a gimp by then."The skis just popped me up out of the snow and I went screaming down the hill on a high better than any heroin junkie." She Ra
01-14-2012, 05:26 AM #155
Funny you should bring up 2002/03. That is what this season reminds me of.
Little to no snow through Christmas, barely scraping by. I was between working at Big Sky and the opening of MLB and was doing finish carpentry at the Y/C and managed to get laid off about mid-Jan.
Then it started to snow and snowed a shit ton. To the point that you could ski off the summit towards the Otter slide and keep going right all the way over the Yeti traverse and into Liberty Bowl.
I skied every day for about 40 days until I got hired at the Y/C to patrol the remainder of the season.
One of my best seasons in a long time.
01-14-2012, 09:47 PM #156
01-14-2012, 10:55 PM #157Registered User
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stuff to kill time up Hyalite. Brutal year so far but it's about to change. 2000/01 was this bad but that was cuz the jet stream was split all winter. This year it has just all run north, it's on it's way now...... stay safe out there, it's gonna be pointless in the backcountry for a long while. that climb is cleo's, just to the right of twin. my facedork page is below and it is actually kinda cool if u like fish.
01-14-2012, 11:16 PM #158
whats the prob with summit?? is it still there?
01-15-2012, 02:40 AM #159
Everyone I know wants to go on a killing spree, there is only one cure..."The skis just popped me up out of the snow and I went screaming down the hill on a high better than any heroin junkie." She Ra
01-15-2012, 03:05 AM #160
killing spree? uh summit i mean? i kid.step off the A, bro.
01-17-2012, 07:25 AM #161
I'm just going to leave this here ...
Originally Posted by Winter Storm Watch;
There's a very good chance I'm skiing Thursday and/Friday. Plus John Wayne and the Pain are playing Friday and Saturday at Whiskey Jack's. http://www.jonwayneandthepain.com/
01-17-2012, 08:18 AM #162Registered User
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01-17-2012, 12:24 PM #163
mmmmmmm....sssssssnnnoooooowwwww...... fuckin love it. so my birthday is tomm, and at blacktail if you show up with your id on your bday, you ski for motherfuckin free!! and its a wednesday, and it's been nukin up there since yesterday, (they're closed mon-tues). stayin at some po-dunk lodge in lakeside tomm night and skiing what is sure to be an all-time day at bigmtn on thursday!! woot-woot!! the only shitty part about this whole scenario is none of my worthy ski buddies are available to go, so this very well may be a solo venture. If any mags skiin big on thursday and see a fool in an orange arcteryx shell rockin sumos, hollla for change and we'll do safety meetings, beer, and shred.
01-18-2012, 09:55 AM #164
Forecast looks to be holding!
Big Sky and Bridger could both get pounded.
01-18-2012, 10:14 AM #165
Oh boy, I'm ready, I'm ready. Let it dump.If the shocker don't rock her, then Mr. Spock her. Dad.
01-18-2012, 10:53 AM #166
01-18-2012, 01:41 PM #167Beartooth Jong
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Woke up to an ambient temp of -20 this morning, with wind chills supposedly being around -50. The predicted high for today is like -9, but the "warmest" we've seen at the office here is -14. Been snowing all day. So freaking stoked!
After skiing all weekend at Red Lodge (Friday through Monday), enjoying a moderate powder day Monday, and now plummeting temps, I am so freaking stoked! I did not mind shoveling my driveway one bit this morning.
Bring it! LET IT SNOW!
01-18-2012, 03:06 PM #168
And then there's this: http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick...&FcstType=text
Powder boner. I haz it.
01-18-2012, 03:09 PM #169
This looks like a very favorable pattern for Big Sky. Similar set up to when there was such consistant snow in 05-06.
Landfall over Central Oregon/Washngton then arcing over to a WNW flow by the time it gets here. Hopefully only a few more days of full on R,I,C,E for me."The skis just popped me up out of the snow and I went screaming down the hill on a high better than any heroin junkie." She Ra
01-18-2012, 03:17 PM #170
snowbowl picked up over a foot so far and its still dumping.
its even nuking in town!Cheap gear for Mags at Backcountry Freeskier
01-18-2012, 03:19 PM #171
Nuclear winter at Snowbowl and Lookout. Epic liftlines, too.
01-18-2012, 03:21 PM #172
01-18-2012, 05:04 PM #173
nuking in the queen city, the rock sported eight overnight with atleast four to five today, while there were maybe 30 cars in the parking lot and it aint stoppin anytime soon welcome to the party ullr, glad you could make it
01-18-2012, 08:32 PM #174
All wind, no snow so far at Lone Mountain.
So far not even a reach around.
01-18-2012, 10:30 PM #175
Wow, I guess this season biblical storms pushing in off the Northwest will nuke all of western Montana, skip right over Bridger again, only to hammer fucking Billings? What. The. Fuck. is. Going. On. This is some serious fucked up shit the likes of which I have never seen or imagined before. Not like I can ski now anyways, but come on, give us a respectable fucking base by fucking Februry, what the fuck is it gonna take?