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  1. #76
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stairmaster View Post
    Sweet fuck
    Yeah, and it's actually the forecast for the ski area, not for Mt. Baker the 10,781' mountain. Crazy.

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    looks like a recipe for NARSID to me.

  3. #78
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leavenworth Skier View Post
    Yeah, and it's actually the forecast for the ski area, not for Mt. Baker the 10,781' mountain. Crazy.
    Yeah, I don't fall for those pow chaser alerts that report on the top of Mt. Baker.

    Just heard of two missing snowboarders

    http://www.bellinghamherald.com/news...184530568.html

    Doesn't sound good

  4. #79
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    Stevens was fun today. But as the day went on very heavy below about 4800, too heavy for my 95 underfoot early season skis. Scoped surprisingly decent coverage on the back.

    Hogs running on and off to transport trollers setting up the hill.

  5. #80
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    Making the trip to Baker for opener. If half of that forecast materializes it will be an amazing start. So stoked to go straight to the new pow sticks with little concern of damage and see how these Q's ride... giddy-up horsey's!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CascadeLuke View Post
    Making the trip to Baker for opener. If half of that forecast materializes it will be an amazing start. So stoked to go straight to the new pow sticks with little concern of damage and see how these Q's ride... giddy-up horsey's!!
    You and the entire wwu campus.

  7. #82
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    Probably, but figure better than Xtal on 3 lifts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leavenworth Skier View Post
    You and the entire wwu campus.
    Yeah, what do you figure is the over/under on how many of my students don't show up for class on Thursday...

  9. #84
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    Stevens opens tomorrow with Brooks and Daisy. I get they need more snow. Feels like FOMO to me. Lame.
    In constant pursuit of the perfect slarve...

  10. #85
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bandit Man View Post
    Stevens opens tomorrow with Brooks and Daisy. I get they need more snow. Feels like FOMO to me. Lame.
    I bet by the end of the day Hogsback and maybe Skyline open. They just are trying to have a soft opening to keep the hoards from skiing everything down to rocks the first day.

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    Stevens 11/15/17

    Me and the hooch up at Stevens early this morning. They started spinning some of the chairs this morning while I was up there. Ran into 3 other happy folks with a dog.

    Snow was fluffy = Happy.
    Dog was really having a good time too, her first time following/leading me around.
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  12. #87
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    Hurricane Ridge has picked up about 4 feet of snow in the last couple days



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    And... I bet the opener at Mt Dweebus is pretty fun despite the limited chairs. Nukage!




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    Radar looking great. I'll likely do skin laps at West tomorrow with bud Ted and his dog Phoebe

  15. #90
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    Live reports confirm is small crowd, zero clusterfuckage, good skiing, and pounding snow.

    We did get cock blocked by Rainier though. Probably still better than mediocre though.
    Quote Originally Posted by Downbound Train View Post
    And there will come a day when our ancestors look back...........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norseman View Post
    And... I bet the opener at Mt Dweebus is pretty fun despite the limited chairs. Nukage!



    Ugh, anything is better than sitting at my desk right now. I should be up there on Friday and Sat.

  17. #92
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    That 3-5" forecasted for today is sure starting to look more like 6-10"...

    "Pay your nickel and take your chances"
    "they don't groom Alpental, they just move shit around."

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    Quote Originally Posted by pipedream View Post
    That 3-5" forecasted for today is sure starting to look more like 6-10"...
    Telemetry shows 5" new at the pass as of 11AM. Radar suggests lots more on the way and possible convergence at the pass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PNWbrit View Post
    Live reports confirm is small crowd, zero clusterfuckage, good skiing, and pounding snow.

    We did get cock blocked by Rainier though. Probably still better than mediocre though.
    Obviously limited terrain. Top 2/3 of Queens was nice low angle ankle to boot top powder for a bunch of runs - kind of wish I'd brought the Protests. It transitioned to heavier cutup a bit before the lift base. Below Queen, it transitioned to gloppy sticky stuff for the exit. A small price to pay... A delightfully mediocre latte & watching the snow fall at the bottom capped it off. A nice mellow opener.

    Exceeded expectations.

    The one bummer was seeing patrol working on someone who'd wrecked themselves pretty hard halfway down Queens. Looked like their season might have been over before lunch on day one. Felt for the guy for sure. It was a bit of a reminder that between slightly catchy snow and cobwebs - it may be worth easing into things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spindrift View Post
    Obviously limited terrain. Top 2/3 of Queens was nice low angle ankle to boot top powder for a bunch of runs - kind of wish I'd brought the Protests. It transitioned to heavier cutup a bit before the lift base. Below Queen, it transitioned to gloppy sticky stuff for the exit. A small price to pay... A delightfully mediocre latte & watching the snow fall at the bottom capped it off. A nice mellow opener.

    Exceeded expectations.

    The one bummer was seeing patrol working on someone who'd wrecked themselves pretty hard halfway down Queens. Looked like their season might have been over before lunch on day one. Felt for the guy for sure. It was a bit of a reminder that between slightly catchy snow and cobwebs - it may be worth easing into things.
    Dare I ask...how were the groomers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stairmaster View Post
    Dare I ask...how were the groomers?
    Ungroomerd.

    This morning was a blast, so was this afternoon. Great snow on the top of 9 with some fun little areas. By mid day the second half was a great leg conditioner. Plenty of fun to be had with the right expectations. Skied until 2:00, when our legs were willing to acknowledge their early season status.
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    Right on

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    Quote Originally Posted by XavierD View Post
    Ungroomerd.

    This morning was a blast, so was this afternoon. Great snow on the top of 9 with some fun little areas. By mid day the second half was a great leg conditioner. Plenty of fun to be had with the right expectations. Skied until 2:00, when our legs were willing to acknowledge their early season status.
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    Upsidedown pics... Was Pio there with you???

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    Quote Originally Posted by XavierD View Post
    Ungroomerd.
    This. ^^^^

    People not comfortable with off-piste skiing or who had carve-specific skis did not seem terribly happy. Fortunately they seemed small in number. It might have been beneficial for xtal to make it clear that the groomers were not groomed before people hopped on the lifts. If they did somehow make that clear, I certainly missed it. Maybe it was in the grooming report - but I suspect most folks - self included - assumed that with all of 3 lifts running the groomers would be, well, groomed... Like I said though - far more fun than expected was had.

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    I bet they didn’t want to scratch the bottom of the groomer
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