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  1. #1
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    TAHOE: LAND OF THE SNOWFLAKES -- 17/18 STOKE

    Welcome... Back!
    The last two winters have been good and exceptional, respectively. The drought years are a fading memory. This year is still unknown. But weather is always up in the air (ha!). So, we need to be there for each other. If it's not snowing, someone is having fun somewhere or wants to blast resort management after waiting hours in traffic for a mountain that is rained out. We are all subject to powerful men's choices but we have the power of many if we only band together. So lift each other up. Post that hilarious vid of your buddy crashing, but buy him a beer afterwards. If it is snowing, we all deepen our enjoyment by building excitement and sharing joy afterward. So let's face whatever this winter has for us as a community. Bring on the snowflakes!





    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
    16/17 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~


    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[/QUOTE]
    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~
    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:









    Inches of Water Expected:
    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_IQLvcpWBM9...h/untitled.bmp ~woodsskier~
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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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    Page top.

    Bitches.
    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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    Nice timeing,

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    Own your fail. ~Jer~

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    Jumping into the thread for the season. First time on page one! Anybody get some freshies today?? haha

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    Should revive the trails nicely!

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    Awesome drive up 267 today. Winter on one side and summer on the other.

    Here's a little Tahoe footage in this ad:


    Also:

    Quote Originally Posted by old goat View Post
    Some of us aren't ready to say goodbye to 16/17--a year the likes of which some us will never see again.
    I hear ya. I think while we wait for more snow, it would be awesome to post best-of footy there, especially anything from the megastorm.
    Last edited by lepistoir; 10-20-2017 at 08:48 PM.
    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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    Out of my cast in six weeks. Hoping to play in the snow again soon.

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    It's about fucking time. Hopefully winter wasn't jinxed because this thread was not started after the September 21 snow. Whatever...if a little less snow brings a little less hype and a lot less traffic, I'll be happy. Tired of summer responsibilities and ready to be a ski bum again...

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    Heading out to find some in the morning. I'm ready for a new year.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by gone2alpine View Post
    It's about fucking time. Hopefully winter wasn't jinxed because this thread was not started after the September 21 snow. Whatever...if a little less snow brings a little less hype and a lot less traffic, I'll be happy. Tired of summer responsibilities and ready to be a ski bum again...
    I'm thinking our patience will be rewarded. Better than jumping the gun I say.

    After a nasty MTB crash a few days ago over some rocks that left me limping back to my house in TD covered in blood and pushing my bike and leaning against it so I wouldn't fall over and pass-out, I think I'm ready for the forgiving surface of snow. It was nice to wake up to this the next morning even if it will all melt off.


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    "Method Man" Patch, Round Top.
    First schussed by 3 SLT snowboarders (thanks for setting the boot-pack!) and then by moi and Powdrhound.

    inch-to-4-inches of fresh over refrozen, bullet-proof, corrugated moonscape...tres interesting for sure.

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    "Man, we killin' elephants in the back yard..."

    http://www.blizzardsportusa.com/

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    Parent's just bought a house in North Lake. My sister lives up there, she had a baby, and now my parents want to "up and move" from the east coast to be apart of everything.. Beyond stoked, for my new niece(gonna be a ripper) and the house. They avoided my main concern for the house, they didn't "overpay", which is nice to hear. I will be helping a bit with mortgage ("surprise son, we want no less than $300 a month if you want to enjoy!!"), so I will definitely be getting some use out of it this season and in future seasons. Gonna hop on that Mountain Collective Pass.

    Finally I can get in deep at Squaw/Alpine (lived on heavenly for 2 years, rarely made the drive) and get to know the fun.

    Hopefully I can ski with some of ya'll.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dookey67 View Post
    ...inch-to-4-inches of fresh over refrozen, bullet-proof, corrugated moonscape...
    Be careful Mang. Don't get banged up.
    Although I guess you patch skiers still have your skillz up to speed...

    Personally, Imma gonna eaze into it.
    Waiting to see if Rose Wrod pans out.

    ...Remember, those who think Global Warming is Fake, also think that Adam & Eve were Real...

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    MOAR SNOW NEEDED

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    Quote Originally Posted by TurxSki View Post
    Be careful Mang. Don't get banged up.
    Although I guess you patch skiers still have your skillz up to speed...

    Personally, Imma gonna eaze into it.
    Waiting to see if Rose Wrod pans out.
    Yeah. Ya don't want this.



    At least I'm 4 weeks post op. I'll be ready for the holiday spread.

    And I'll be for sure eases into it this year. Gonna hang a bunch with my son me thinks.

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    Doesn't show up for me inside of TGR (but shows the link in my email)


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    Won't be living in Tahoe this year.. but will probably make it down a few times. Ill just thread myself here to stay up to date. Will most likely ski KW, SquallyPine, Sugar Tits, and do some touring.

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    Skied this today:

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    "Man, we killin' elephants in the back yard..."

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    Quote Originally Posted by skier666 View Post
    This should go here...

    That was rad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dookey67 View Post
    Skied this today:

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    lol two or three weeks ago I skied that as well plus the tiny frozen patch on the backside of Castle (lookers left)

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    Larry Ellison just bought Cal-Neva for 38.5 million. It will be nice to see the old place back on track to refurbishing. Maybe they tear it down and start over who knows.

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