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    How is the nose feeling man? When I saw you at...

    How is the nose feeling man? When I saw you at noon there was a significant patch of discoloration on it from the cold. Hope it made it through the rest of the day unscathed.

    The lady insisted I...
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    yeahman, my apologies for not seeing your message...

    yeahman, my apologies for not seeing your message earlier. Was only able to ski the last parts of the day today.

    Bad news is that the temps crusted-up the lower faces below 7k earlier this week. ...
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    The bowl certainly did not get as much as...

    The bowl certainly did not get as much as lookout, but it was great skiing nonetheless.

    Plenty of untracked areas still at 3pm, and some of the turns off the top were nice and deep.

    Fingers...
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    Sportman's Ski Haus in Kalispell & Whitefish...

    Sportman's Ski Haus in Kalispell & Whitefish might have your answer.

    Root, glad to hear that today delivered the goods for you. Will be up there for most of the day tomorrow.
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    Was up in the flathead this weekend, hoping to...

    Was up in the flathead this weekend, hoping to get some of the storm action at the 'tail. 2 feet of snow and -10F later and they've been closed all weekend. Fack.

    So in lieu of skiing, went to...
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    Going to try and snag some laps in the afternoon...

    Going to try and snag some laps in the afternoon tomorrow if work is manageable. Cat in January should be up there too for the day, since he's road-tripping across the state.


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    ^ Didn't know you were up there today. I managed...

    ^ Didn't know you were up there today. I managed to sneak away from work for a quick lunch-break lap.

    Rain certainly janked the lower mountain, and things got very dusty-crusty as you descended....
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    Happy Friday all. 267626 Looks like we...

    Happy Friday all.

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    Looks like we might be getting that needed refreshment up high. From NOAA:


    "SNOWFALL AMOUNTS: Widespread 3-6 inches of snow is expected across
    the valleys of...
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    Despite the crowds, today was a $$$ refresher for...

    Despite the crowds, today was a $$$ refresher for the mountain. Crust got covered pretty well, and the bowls skied well.


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    Praying for the storm to slow a little. Friday...

    Praying for the storm to slow a little. Friday might be a day for a late show to work if this plays out in our favor.


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    Snuck up for a single lunch break lap today, and...

    Snuck up for a single lunch break lap today, and I have to agree.

    You must've got there after me, since the last 100 yards was somewhere between icy and mashed potatoes. Really the kind of snow...
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    High pressure is due to set in for the coming...

    High pressure is due to set in for the coming week. Let's see how june-uary goes this year.

    Managed a couple pictures of the bowl this past week:

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    Also managed to sneak a...
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    Sunday was... interesting for sure, but fun....

    Sunday was... interesting for sure, but fun. Coverage was good up top, though I did not not venture into the trees much yet. Soft all-around, and saw a lot of high spirits.

    Getting down again......
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    Amazing shots! Fine time it was for the...

    Amazing shots!

    Fine time it was for the bindings to have broken, knowing I was so close to that.


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    Broke down while at work this morning, so at...

    Broke down while at work this morning, so at lunch I loaded up the gear into the car. When the time came I dipped out from work with the goal of checking the bowl out. By then the road has melted to...
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    Hell yeah man! Quite the setup you got going on...

    Hell yeah man! Quite the setup you got going on there- Do you love it/hate it?

    Getting the BC gear readied up over here. This storm seems to be the green light.
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    I could see the most desperate being able to do...

    I could see the most desperate being able to do that.

    It's usually a decent place for pre-season turns, partly due to the fact that it's basically all-grass on the lower half of the mountain....
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    If the storm forecast plays out, you may be able...

    If the storm forecast plays out, you may be able to snag some turns way up high late this week.

    I'm not holding up my hopes until we get closer to Thanksgiving.
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    They seem like a real piece of work, per their...

    They seem like a real piece of work, per their website.

    Like this one at the bottom of the page:

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    A couple people are commenting about this on...

    A couple people are commenting about this on Snowbowl's facebook page.
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    More towers up now, but I'm still skeptical. ...

    More towers up now, but I'm still skeptical.

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    Weather ain't looking too favorable for building this week either.
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    A NW MT/Northern Rockies thread would be pretty...

    A NW MT/Northern Rockies thread would be pretty dope, and it'd cast a wide enough net to bring together the threads of stoke. The SW MT thread seems to be a good example to follow.

    I mean, right...
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    And rarely worth it these days, unless you're...

    And rarely worth it these days, unless you're bringing BC gear.
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    Oh man, growing up I remember there were some...

    Oh man, growing up I remember there were some horrid seasons for the bowl. My cousins in Missoula would constantly bitch about it, and more often they'd drive up to ski Big Mtn vs. the other way...
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    Yeah, comparing Snowbowl to Lookout Pass is much...

    Yeah, comparing Snowbowl to Lookout Pass is much more difficult when you take into account that Lookout is close to the Couer d'Alene-Spokane region. They have to compete, and have done a very good...
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    Man, I only deal with Ronnie once a year, and...

    Man, I only deal with Ronnie once a year, and that's when I pick up my pass. She a bitch, but she been no trouble to me at all, so I'm fine with it. when the lift goes it'll be a different game for...
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    Have heard mixed feelings on the new chair,...

    Have heard mixed feelings on the new chair, definitely some negativity towards increasing traffic on TV mountain.
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    You're on.

    You're on.
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    Especially when the forecast is for a weak...

    Especially when the forecast is for a weak el-nino.

    I need to keep snow off the mind for another couple months. Not healthy to start getting delusions of grandeur.

    However I'd bet a Bloody...
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    That's great and all, but last year they were...

    That's great and all, but last year they were banging on and on about the new lift before going silent for months. Then they announced at the end of October that it wouldn't open for the season....
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    With Lolo peak sporting a temporary streak of...

    With Lolo peak sporting a temporary streak of white this morning, my mind got turning to other things at work... namely whether or not Snowbowl's lift expansion will finally be finished?

    This...
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    Mmmm Bloody Marys

    Mmmm Bloody Marys
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    Adding to wordbird's TR on Trapper, the Barker...

    Adding to wordbird's TR on Trapper, the Barker Lake Basin was a solid Sunday adventure. Managed a couple photos too.

    The hike to the lake was easy-enough on foot, and the snow flurries combined...
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    I know, crazy right? Slithering down the run-out...

    I know, crazy right? Slithering down the run-out was velvety and sublime.
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    Went for a skin up Snowbowl's West Bowl yesterday...

    Went for a skin up Snowbowl's West Bowl yesterday afternoon with wordbird. As for conditions:

    Top Half: The snow we got last weekend has been consolidating with the recent free-thaw cycles. Yet...
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    I concur with the above statements: Wednesday...

    I concur with the above statements: Wednesday brought the goods lap after lap, with the Meadows delivering creamy goodness all morning. Lots of stoke and great attitudes to be found amongst the...
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    My guess is that they are getting ready for the...

    My guess is that they are getting ready for the series of events coming up. The telemark dual slalom starts this weekend, and the Gelande cup is the following weekend too.
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    The Bowl and area has seem some of the warm temps...

    The Bowl and area has seem some of the warm temps in the past couple weeks, but luckily the higher terrain has managed to have some of the goods.

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    Though wind slabs and deep slabs have...
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    Finally met a mag on Friday's pow day. Wordbird...

    Finally met a mag on Friday's pow day. Wordbird is a good shredder, and made some fine turns with him before I had to dip out for work.

    The pow turned to mashed potatoes on Sunday. The northerly...
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    We've had a number of good days at the Bowl so...

    We've had a number of good days at the Bowl so far this season.

    That said, we're definitely in need of a colder storm cycle to roll through again.

    Today's conditions were like skiing a...
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    Word. Definitely planning on the p-lot being...

    Word. Definitely planning on the p-lot being crowded through the weekend/New Year. Lookout, LT, and the Disco might bleed some of the crowds away if we all get dumped on.

    Yet even on the busiest...
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    NOAA's forecast discussion is touching on some...

    NOAA's forecast discussion is touching on some interesting notes for the rest of this week:
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    It certainly felt way more dire only a week ago,...

    It certainly felt way more dire only a week ago, and some of the south-facing runs were completely bare on the lower part of the mtn. The pineapple punch we got was certainly a setback, but even from...
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    All hail Snowbowl's white ribbon of death! ...

    All hail Snowbowl's white ribbon of death!

    But in all seriousness, while it's been a rough start to the season for the bowl I managed to get some fun laps in Sunday. Still a little bummed at the...
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