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    MAKE TAHOE DEEP AGAIN ~ 2016/17 OFISHUL SNOW/FOOD/WHINE & STOKE THREAD

    Welcome... Back!

    This year, we have no clear indicators in ocean surface temps or overall global patterns. It could be great or it could be teh suck or just average (which worked out pretty well last year). No doubt the tiniest snowfall will be hyped just as much as the supposed benefits of massive development. Mother Nature may be waiting on the election to decide how to treat us. Whatever happens in politics, it's going to snow somewhere, sometime and you better be ready. Help your bros and sistahs stay fired up by posting stoke and positive vibes.

    Get good karma:
    Keep Squaw True Development affects us all. Help shape it in accordance with local values, not bureaucrats and investors from out of the area.
    Tahoe Backcountry Alliance Collective action so that the Powers That Be can hear backcountry users speaking up about winter access.
    One Reno Mount Rose Anti-colonial kickstarter working to keep Mt Rose ski area local and responsive to skiers. Volunteers needed!


    Support Mag Projects First:
    Unofficial Alpine ~gone2alpine~
    About Lake Tahoe ~powdork~
    powdork.com ~powdork~
    Match Stick Productions ~huckasoreass~
    Liftopia ~Evmo~
    Powdiction ~321~
    Snow Bunny Ski Freak ~Jim S~
    Slay The Gnar ~Skier666~
    Powder Happy ~Ottime~
    The Gnoll Credo A novel by Spats ~Spats~
    Patch Skiing ~Vets~
    Food/Treat Map One stop shopping! ~Consigliere~
    Arcade Apparel ~Alkasquawlik~
    PM Gear ~splat~



    CA East Side BC Thread ~213~
    Eastern Sierras ~DrPete
    Sonora Pass Thread ~mikey b


    Just like last year, if you have suggestions, links, find bugs, or random thoughts let it flow. Hopefully this can become a useful tool that will only get better next year!

    08/09 Tahoe Thread
    09/10 Tahoe Thread
    10/11 Tahoe Thread
    11/12 Tahoe Thread
    13/14 Tahoe Thread
    14/15 Thread
    15/16 Thread


    *** Those who are interested can pour over the maps below, or you can get the NOAA Radio version of the weather forecast while you pinch your morning loaf! *** ~guermo~


    Or, short cut to the Weather Geek! ~The Dad~





    Thanks Guys!
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    Even sometimes when I'm snowboarding I'm like "Hey I'm snowboarding! Because I suck dick, I'm snowboarding!" --Dan Savage

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    ROAD CONDITIONS

    ~The Dad~
    www.beatthetraffic.com - good maps for Bay Area and SAC 'to


    WebCam Quick Links:
    Tahoetopiea You Pick 'ems
    Truckee I-80 You Pick 'ems


    TRAFFIC / ROAD CONDITIONS

    California DOT 800-427-7623 (800-GAS-ROAD) or 916-445-7623

    Nevada DOT - Highway Controls Summary 511 or 877-687-6237 (877-NVROADS)
    nvroads.com

    CalTrans California Highway Condition Report hourly all highways summarized (California DOT) www.dot.ca.gov/hq/roadinfo/Hourly

    CalTrans - Lake Tahoe Region Conditions www.dot.ca.gov/cgi-bin/roadlt

    CalTrans Chain Control - Chain On/Off Areas CalTrans D3 Maintenance (location, elevation, distance) http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist3/departme...ChainOnOff.pdf
    www.dot.ca.gov/dist3/departments/mtce/



    ACCIDENTS
    California Highway Patrol - Traffic Incident Page (select area - Truckee, Sacramento, Bishop, etc.)


    Nevada Highway Patrol - Current Road Closures and Incidents



    WEBCAMS

    Magnifeye CalTrans & Resort cams

    Tahoetopia - Lake Tahoe Web Cams
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    Even sometimes when I'm snowboarding I'm like "Hey I'm snowboarding! Because I suck dick, I'm snowboarding!" --Dan Savage

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    WEATHER FORECASTS & SNOW CONDITIONS + BACKCOUNTRY INFO


    Sierra Avalanche Center


    Fx:
    Tahoe Daily Snow (BA(Tahoe Weather Discussion))

    Mammoth Weather/Mammoth Snowman from the Dweeb


    SNOTEL Data:
    Check out the handy snotel app from ~buildackicker~
    Android

    ~ja_surf~
    Carson Pass
    Heavenly
    Echo Peak
    Fallen Leaf Lake
    Squaw Granite Chief
    Mt. Rose


    WEATHER & SNOW CONDITIONS ~Skis4Fun~


    NWS - Area Forecast Discussion (Reno)

    NWS - Area Forecast Discussion (Sacramento)

    NRCS National Resources Conservation Service - National Weather & Climate Center - California SNOTEL Sites


    MesoWest Station Interface - (data varies by sensor but may include precipitation accumulated; snow water in; Max & min - wind speed, wind gust, temp; etc.) Nearby Stations (Sensors - usually hourly readings) by radius Univ UT Dept Meteorology (50 mile radius from Squaw Valley, choose preferred Region & then Product - Station Locations, select station from map & then select Nearby Stations)

    Squaw Valley SQWC1 8200 ft

    Carson Pass CXSC1 8500 ft


    CDEC sites ~mmcpheet~

    North Tahoe:
    Ward Creek (Alpine Sherwood side)
    Squaw Valley Gold Coast
    Tahoe City Cross

    I80 Westslope:
    Meadow Lake (North of I80 westslope 7200)
    Huysink (South of I80 westslope 6600)
    Blue Canyon (I80 westslope 5280)
    Lake Spaulding (I80 westslope 5150)


    South Tahoe/West Shore:
    Echo Peak 5 (North of 50 near Upper Echo Lake)
    Fallen Leaf Lake
    Rubicon Peak 2
    Lake Lois (Desolation NW of Dicks/Jacks)
    Heavenly Valley
    Hagans Meadow (West of Freel Peak)
    Horse Meadow (South of Freel Peak)

    50 westslope:
    Forni Ridge (North of 50 7600)
    Alpha (North of 50 7600)

    Towards Kirkwood:
    Schneiders (between Sierra @ Tahoe and Kirkwood)
    Carson Pass
    Forestdale Creek
    Caples Lake
    Silver Lake
    Mud Lake

    Some Backcountry Info
    Sierra Avalanche Center - Know before you go. Also consider donating or attending one of their many events.

    http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/rev/avalanche/
    When the "Forecasts" tab is open, click "Snow Level Forecasts." Really cool charts that show whether the snow level is likely to dip below the passes (or lifts or trailheads) in the near future. ~LightRanger~
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    Even sometimes when I'm snowboarding I'm like "Hey I'm snowboarding! Because I suck dick, I'm snowboarding!" --Dan Savage

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    WEATHER MAPS


    Loops:
    University of Washington Maps


    NOAA Satellite IR Images (These are HUDGE pics so I just linked them): ~POWPIG~

    1) 00Z GOES IR Satellite Image, Near Pacific
    2) 00Z GOES IR Satellite Image, Broad Pacific

    Maps:











    Infrared Loop:


    Water Vapor Loop:


    (click images for the pages you can see these maps in motion... and the stills should update themselves too!)









    Precipitation Forecast:







    5 Day Precip Forecast:
    ~SCUTSKI~







    Temperature Forecast:



    Inches of Water Expected:
    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_IQLvcpWBM9...h/untitled.bmp ~woodsskier~
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    These belong here:

    Quote Originally Posted by bodywhomper View Post
    Saw some Caltrans plows getting transported last night.....

    Quote Originally Posted by TahoeBC View Post
    Kirkwood 9/13/16





    S@T Westbowl 9/13/16
    Quote Originally Posted by meter-man View Post
    Not that anyone skis at that dump formerly known as Squaw anymore, but they're claiming an opening as early Nov 11!! (Nov 11-18 to be precise). http://squawalpine.com/events-things...alpine-meadows Speaking of runaway hype trains...


    I know everyone is wetting the bed with the heavy heavy dusting going on right now in the Tahoe area...but I'm surprised I haven't heard more about the Mt. Rose sale and proposed purchase effort.

    Here's an article about a group of folks trying to buy Rose and "keep it local" or whatever. http://www.sierrasun.com/news/busine...ose-ski-tahoe/

    Anyone know anything about these benevolent humans saving Rose from Vail Corp?? I mean, "Keeping Rose Local". One Reno? https://www.facebook.com/oneRenoMtRo...SEARCH&fref=nf

    Quote Originally Posted by lepistoir View Post
    From a Rich friend of mine:


    Can you do a little Promo assist?

    Rich Meyer
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    The "Ruin & Rose" film is coming up fast! Oct. 1st. (at Squaw Valley - OVI)
    This will be a good time AND a fundraiser for the Tahoe Backcountry Alliance.
    If you would consider doing a little promotion, I would greatly appreciate it.
    Best,
    Rich Meyer

    https://www.facebook.com/events/649023715274439/

    Join us at Olympic Valley Lodge for the Tahoe premiere of 'Ruin and Rose" ( MSP Film!) on Saturday October 1st at 7pm.
    Acclaimed writer/director Ben Sturgulewski joins the award-winning team at Matchstick Productions and their two decades of filmmaking expertise to deliver “RUIN AND ROSE,” an epic creative vision brought to life by the talents of the world’s top skiers. Winter landscapes across the planet contrast seamlessly with a thoroughly-crafted story of environmental apocalypse, shot entirely within the incredible expanses of Africa’s otherworldly Skeleton Coast. Unlike anything seen before, the dreamlike setting of this film sparks the imagination of not only action sports enthusiasts, but anyone with a beating heart.
    Buy your tickets early at Tahoe Dave's, cost $15.00. This is an all ages event.
    Come early for good seats and a killer raffle benefiting the Tahoe Backcountry Alliance.

    Website
    http://tahoebackcountryalliance.org/
    Facebook
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    Skiing, Climbing, & Avalanche Education
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    MOBILE: 510-919-8751
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    Great thread start.

    With all the hubbub going on around No. Lake, I've always fancied this campaign...

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    Ambition is like a frog sitting on a Venus Flytrap. The flytrap can bite and bite, but it won't bother the frog because it only has little tiny plant teeth. But some other stuff could happen and it could be like ambition.

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    Couldn't resist an embellishment

    Quote Originally Posted by drop22 View Post
    Great thread start.

    With all the hubbub going on around No. Lake, I've always fancied this campaign...

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    Even sometimes when I'm snowboarding I'm like "Hey I'm snowboarding! Because I suck dick, I'm snowboarding!" --Dan Savage

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    Awesome thread!

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    MSP "Ruin and Rose" this Saturday at Squaw. 2 showings: 7p and 9p

    Even sometimes when I'm snowboarding I'm like "Hey I'm snowboarding! Because I suck dick, I'm snowboarding!" --Dan Savage

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    Quote Originally Posted by lepistoir View Post
    Couldn't resist an embellishment
    Even better!
    Ambition is like a frog sitting on a Venus Flytrap. The flytrap can bite and bite, but it won't bother the frog because it only has little tiny plant teeth. But some other stuff could happen and it could be like ambition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lepistoir View Post
    Squaw claiming a November 11-18 opening. It's gonna be like 90 tomorrow. So much hype!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by drop22 View Post
    Even better!
    Well it's not Magic but I'm riding the Matterhorn in October.
    bF
    Alpental Indigenous

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    Headed to the beach this afternoon to pray for snow.

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    I feel like we need "Make Tahoe Deep Again" stickers... great thread title.

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    Hey cool. New thread.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ernest_Hemingway View Post
    I realize there is not much hope for a bullfighting forum. I understand that most of you would prefer to discuss the ingredients of jacket fabrics than the ingredients of a brave man. I know nothing of the former. But the latter is made of courage, and skill, and grace in the presence of the possibility of death. If someone could make a jacket of those three things it would no doubt be the most popular and prized item in all of your closets.

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    10/15/16, California Avalanche Workshop
    http://www.sierraavalanchecenter.org...anche-workshop
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    "Strapping myself to a sitski built with 30lb of metal and fibreglass then trying to water ski in it sounds like a stupid idea to me.

    I'll be there."
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    Yup, looks like uh, snow? Is it time to put up a new thread when all the patchskiing patches are gone?

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    Oh, and I like the Tahoe web cameras here: http://www.rntl.net/tahoecam.htm

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    Please, please, please. Another 'average' year is all I ask.

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    OP skis while holding a golden retriever

    the ultimate steeze !!!

    ball till you both quadruple your money at casino of choice!
    Zone Controller

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    That's a sheep. That's how they roll in NZ.

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    oye

    you're right

    not even marginally cool

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    Do I need chains over the pass?

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    Quote Originally Posted by skier666 View Post
    Do I need chains over the pass?
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    Hey guys, I'm really hoping to take my level 1 avy course this year and I'm looking for a little bit of direction. I've done a handful of backcountry trips but all of them were late spring and early summer with no fresh snow and little danger of a wet slide. I have all the necessary gear, based in Truckee and I've checked out the sierra avalanche center website but I don't really know which course provider to start with? I was hoping one of you could steer me in the proper direction. Thanks in advance.

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