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  1. #24726
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    Quote Originally Posted by goldenboy View Post
    People just need to wait till spring this year. Snowpack everywhere seems "F'ed in the A".

  2. #24727
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    Colorado Weather Discussion Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by North View Post
    I dug a 2m pit today, and didn't hit ground until 260cm. All but the top 20cm was finger hardness or more. Granted, I don't dig a lot of pits, but that's never happened before. What a strange season. Wind transport is crazy.
    This is one reason pits are of dubious value - especially single pits - I bet 300’ away there was 50cm with 1/2 of it depth hoar.

    Digging a pit in the one huge wind drift won’t tell you anything other than what’s happening in that one wind drift.


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    Keystone is fucking lame. But, deadly.

  3. #24728
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kinnikinnick View Post
    This is one reason pits are of dubious value - especially single pits - I bet 300’ away there was 50cm with 1/2 of it depth hoar.
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    I generally agree, and spatial variability is one of a few reasons I don't dig often. If I dig more than a hand pit, it happens at the end of the day after the skiing is done. This allows me to get some global snowpack info on a zone, and remove pit interpretation from that day's decision-making process completely.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kinnikinnick View Post
    Digging a pit in the one huge wind drift won’t tell you anything other than what’s happening in that one wind drift.
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    In this case, the entire zone is the "one huge wind drift" and given that multiple probe locations on differing elevations and aspects produced notably similar data, I think it's reasonable to extrapolate some basic but useful assumptions. Far from "won't tell you anything" IMO.

    #weather

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    Colorado Weather Discussion Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by North View Post
    I generally agree, and spatial variability is one of a few reasons I don't dig often. If I dig more than a hand pit, it happens at the end of the day after the skiing is done. This allows me to get some global snowpack info on a zone, and remove pit interpretation from that day's decision-making process completely.



    In this case, the entire zone is the "one huge wind drift" and given that multiple probe locations on differing elevations and aspects produced notably similar data, I think it's reasonable to extrapolate some basic but useful assumptions. Far from "won't tell you anything" IMO.

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    Uh. Sort of. There are the couple big open drifts then a few pockets in the trees. Some of it is low angle and then there are some smaller steeper pockets.

    Pit data can’t hurt unless you start extrapolating it broadly when it’s only limited in reference - ie start think it’s all 2m deep and solid underneath.


    But I wouldn’t know 1st hand this year as I am on injured reserve.



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    Keystone is fucking lame. But, deadly.

  5. #24730
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    Go to the ski area, backcountry is gay

  6. #24731
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    Quote Originally Posted by kailas View Post
    Go to the ski area, backcountry is gay
    Pretty much

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    260cm pit... were you bored? Cold?
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  8. #24733
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    Quote Originally Posted by Summit View Post
    260cm pit... were you bored? Cold?
    Quote Originally Posted by North View Post
    I dug a 2m pit today
    Buddy of mine just took his L2 so he's all hyped on snow science, and we were too worked to ski more laps, so I humored his request. Glad I did - I thought it was pretty interesting data.

  9. #24734
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    Snowing in Denver. Lol

  10. #24735
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    It was pounding for a while. Just got on the bus, driver said he was running thirty minutes behind and it was the worst he'd ever seen it.
    "fuck off you asshat gaper shit for brains fucktard wanker." - Jesus Christ
    "She was tossing her bean salad with the vigor of a Drunken Pop princess so I walked out of the corner and said.... "need a hand?"" - Odin

  11. #24736
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    I know we haven't had that much snow, but usually by this time they are kind of in stride. How much did D get?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkiBall View Post
    I know we haven't had that much snow, but usually by this time they are kind of in stride. How much did D get?
    About an inch at my house on the west side of Denver, hahaha

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    The overwhelmed freeways in Denver are becoming useless on a normal day. Add an inch and we’re like Atl.

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    2 inches in an hour in Lakewood right as rush hour was kicking in. Denver rush hour lasts longer than an hour.

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    everyone thinks that just because you live in colorado you know how to drive in snow

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