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  1. Thatís a good move in the long term. Hope it...

    Thatís a good move in the long term. Hope it provides inspiration for other nearby resorts to do the same.


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  2. Where does this happen? Itís somewhat unusual to...

    Where does this happen? Itís somewhat unusual to see even one other skier in the high Sierra on most days in the spring.

    Even a place like the saddlebag lake drainage, with the road to the lake...
  3. I feel like we need a plague. O wait... ...

    I feel like we need a plague.

    O wait...


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  4. The Official 19/20 Tahoe Ski Snowboard Thread. Plus bonus Bootfitting Recs!

    Case in point: https://time.com/5869788/national-parks-covid-19/

    This could just as easily have been about the east shore of Tahoe. To me, the saving grace of our national parks is how empty it...
  5. I think thereís only three places in the entire...

    I think thereís only three places in the entire continental US that you can drive to 14k (white, Evans, pikes), unless Iím mistaken.

    I think a lot of non-mtb biking users of the backcountry (both...
  6. The Official 19/20 Tahoe Ski Snowboard Thread. Plus bonus Bootfitting Recs!

    I honestly had no idea that this was the case. Like I implied, I donít even own a bike. That is indeed pretty much the whole friggen range. Consider me edumacated.

    And 4wd is slang for four wheel...
  7. The remoteness of the high Sierra alpine, the...

    The remoteness of the high Sierra alpine, the difficulty of access in many amazing places, and the lack of bike traffic is one of my favorite things about living in this range.

    Iím a climber not...
  8. CHP was posted up turning cars around at gstaad...

    CHP was posted up turning cars around at gstaad headed up to the bottom of Sherwood this mornin. Said it was cuz of resident complaints


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  9. I thought they were closing schools and offices...

    I thought they were closing schools and offices to slow the spread of this new virus thingy, not to give everyone time off to drive a couple hundred miles for a surprise ski vacation.



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    We drove down and went ice climbing instead. Ice...

    We drove down and went ice climbing instead. Ice was in good shape


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    Anyone skied around bridgeport recently? Thinking...

    Anyone skied around bridgeport recently? Thinking of heading for hulk or kettle peak early next week and lookin for conditions/coverage beta.

    I heard it's mostly bottomless powderskiing and skins...
  12. Thread: The FIFTY

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    Oh damn, knowing the people I ski with theyíd...

    Oh damn, knowing the people I ski with theyíd drink it for sure.

    Classic example of the scarcity heuristic trap.




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  13. Thread: The FIFTY

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    Iíve been burying my emergency supply of hop...

    Iíve been burying my emergency supply of hop water in snow on the way up.

    Am I exposing myself to unnecessary risk not carrying this all the way to the top? Itís worked out so far but maybe Iím...
  14. Or have humans just gotten dumber? Sent...

    Or have humans just gotten dumber?


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    Thank you OG. This is the the truth. Sent...

    Thank you OG. This is the the truth.


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  16. Gotchya thanks for that Sent from my iPhone...

    Gotchya thanks for that


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  17. Did you watch the skier trigger it? Sent...

    Did you watch the skier trigger it?


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  18. ^ Post control Sent from my iPhone using TGR...

    ^ Post control


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  19. Try Alices Market in the squaw village Sent...

    Try Alices Market in the squaw village


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  20. Bingo. Thank you. It takes WAY more work to...

    Bingo. Thank you.

    It takes WAY more work to schlepp materials out to a boundary and run a rope line at the beginning of the season than it does to send one or two people out to bump up and buff...
  21. Not sad at all. Takes a TON of work to get a...

    Not sad at all. Takes a TON of work to get a mountain like Kwood open for the season. Theyíve had one day since the storm stopped to get everything going. Give them a few more days before you start...
  22. No experience at a major tahoe resorts gets you a...

    No experience at a major tahoe resorts gets you a whopping $14 an hour. Going to take you close to a decade to break into the $20's.

    Good times.
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    Skied north peak on Tuesday... sun cups are...

    Skied north peak on Tuesday... sun cups are getting pretty yuge but avy debris was minimal along the west side of the lake. Still getting a decent refreeze and we found okay skiing in the coulior.
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    Does this mean women are equal now? Sent...

    Does this mean women are equal now?


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  25. OFFICIAL TAHOE 18/19 STOKE, CONDITIONS, WEATHER THREAD

    Red dog at 10ish then KT round 11:30. Siberia and front side of emigrant in the afternoon.

    Reminiscent of last March. Blower. Deep. Really really good.


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    TAHOE: LAND OF THE SNOWFLAKES -- 17/18 STOKE

    Woops
  27. This is completely false. The snowfall is not...

    This is completely false.

    The snowfall is not expected to be ďslowĒ. Itís forecasted to be ďfastĒ over an extended period of time. Wind slabs can produce avalanches every bit as large (or much...
  28. Sustained very heavy snowfall over a 72 hour...

    Sustained very heavy snowfall over a 72 hour period is not going to create high avalanche danger?




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  29. OFFICIAL TAHOE 18/19 STOKE, CONDITIONS, WEATHER THREAD

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=o0_gYlo6T1w

    This is not a video of sylvesters
  30. That video was daydreams, starting on the big...

    That video was daydreams, starting on the big snowfield lookers right of tower 1


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  31. Face proper hasn't been skied since Tuesday night...

    Face proper hasn't been skied since Tuesday night I don't think. I'd imagine you'd find some unpleasant firmness lurking in some crux places at the moment.
  32. You make a great point here

    You make a great point here
  33. Truckee Donner Land Trust and Squaw PUD working...

    Truckee Donner Land Trust and Squaw PUD working to buy the 30 acre Poulsen property. Great news for the valley
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  34. Found that surface hoar (7mm+ in size) buried...

    Found that surface hoar (7mm+ in size) buried about 10 cm down at midday today. Clearly identifiable, upright, and very touchy (CT1). No real slab on it then but that will almost certainly change by...
  35. Hasnít been bad at all just stay away from Gold...

    Hasnít been bad at all just stay away from Gold Coast and big blue.

    Dunno whatís gonna happen after the ikon blackout is over though
  36. I'm with you. I see zero benefit to the resort in...

    I'm with you. I see zero benefit to the resort in making the investment to publish control route atlases public.



    This has not been my experience. Perhaps your son was new at the time and the...
  37. Yes, but not publicly available.

    Yes, but not publicly available.
  38. You'll be fine on these. I have one pair of...

    You'll be fine on these. I have one pair of touring skis (106mm underfoot) that I use for everything from big east side couliors to shasta trips to low angle storm days on the west shore and I've had...
  39. Yeah, the 12/4 SH layer is 10 cm or so down in...

    Yeah, the 12/4 SH layer is 10 cm or so down in the pole creek/squaw valley area and nice and reactive to shovel tilts and ski cuts. It does look likely to persist until we get a warm and/or strong...
  40. OFFICIAL TAHOE 18/19 STOKE, CONDITIONS, WEATHER THREAD

    Looks like it's going to grow even bigger tonight before this next weak system comes through and gently buries it...
  41. I didn't see flags of any color today, the...

    I didn't see flags of any color today, the visibility was pretty low though
  42. Thread: Tuna Tails

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    Yeah, makes sense. I forgot it's late november...

    Yeah, makes sense. I forgot it's late november and a bold time to be running 100 miles offshore to sportfish.

    You guys get a good BFT run this fall? I moved 2500 miles away but I sure do miss...
  43. I do go to coffeebar, but they are the only...

    I do go to coffeebar, but they are the only business in the village that is actually benefitting from this. Just say fuck you to all the other businesses because there's a coffee shop near the free...
  44. Amen.

    Amen.
  45. Seems like a lot of the people frequenting the...

    Seems like a lot of the people frequenting the businesses in the village are pretty pissed about this too. People don't just go to squaw to ski - there's yoga, stores, restaurants, all sorts of...
  46. Thread: Tuna Tails

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    Those are tuna tails - most likely yellowfin or...

    Those are tuna tails - most likely yellowfin or bigeye if you saw this in Hyannis MA this time of year. Guy just got back from the canyons offshore to the southeast... there's usually bluefin close...
  47. It's gonna dump

    It's gonna dump
  48. Wait, so you're saying Alterra doesn't care about...

    Wait, so you're saying Alterra doesn't care about me? Oh, then yeah this makes perfect sense.
  49. They just started (sorta) enforcing it this...

    They just started (sorta) enforcing it this weekend... lax letting people in until a real chairlift opens (sorry papoose) but barricades, signage, and parking peeps were out in force this morning.
    ...
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    "So then does this river go in a circle??" -...

    "So then does this river go in a circle??"

    - Approx. 1 in 5 groups that got in my raft this summer upon realizing the river was taking them away from the bus and their cell phones and wallets
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