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  1. #4176
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    Great stoke and what a season. Powder skiing around Memorial Day is awesome. Tahoe can be so fickle, with many low snow seasons and then some amazing ones that remind you that when itís good, Tahoe has some of the best skiing in the world.

  2. #4177
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    fairly blower for late may i'd say
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  3. #4178
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    Drove by KW yesterday evening. Looks like they got 8-12Ē there. So caked.

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    It didnít look like blower, but I also didnít look like mank. I imagine it was stellar up high. Mammoth was fairly blower at 10k yesterday afternoon.

  4. #4179
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    Kirkwood was great top to bottom yesterday, see pics I posted on previous page

  5. #4180
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    Just got back from schussing Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe with Thudder and Corky.
    Top half of the mountain was silky smoove.
    Lower half was cowboy stance inducing, death-wedge stem christie turn-styled sludge.
    No lift lines, though. And minimal crowds...scored fresh turns on each of my 3 runs.
    Window there was probably 6-to-8 (we started skinning around 8:30)...
    "Man, we killin' elephants in the back yard..."

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  6. #4181
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    north-facing early was fun...

    Rose area





  7. #4182
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    Any Reno dinner recommendations? My midwestern mother is in town.

  8. #4183
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    Attempted round top this morning.
    The peak was in a cloud which made the snow really wet.
    On the apron, lots of avie debris
    From this morning!

    Can't see where it's coming from, hoped not from the crescent.

    Skinned higher, yep from the couloir.

    Found a safe spot to transition, roller balls and wheels coming down every 5 minutes.
    Then they stopped, so I'm good to go?

    As I'm putting my skis on the pack, i hear an airplane near by.

    Then i look below and it's the avie coming down the couloir, noisy. Not an airplane!

    That's all it took to convince me to abandon my plans.

    Skied by braille, and it got clear at the lake.

    Not my best day.


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  9. #4184
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    Seems like you can always avoid trouble on Round Top if you just go up and around. No need to climb and ski the dogleg if it dodgy. You oughta be able to figure it out long before you get up into it

  10. #4185
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    Went over to Heavenly yesterday just to get a few last south lake lift served turns. The whole bus ride over from the cal lot and back just sucks balls, shitty small buses that I can barely get my legs in/out and difficult to get in and out of the bus with your gear. East peak lodge bathrooms were all out of toilet paper and they could not even bother to provide water there. Prolly a lot to do with the weather but really no closing day vibe going on. Had more fun mountain biking yesterday than I did skiing.

  11. #4186
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    Well, that is the Vail show for ya. Could have had top to bottom powder runs at their other resort nearby, but instead opted for running shuttles and access lifts. Go figure.

  12. #4187
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    Squaw was pretty meh first thing yesterday. With warm temps and the upper mountain socked in, my son and I just lapped Saddle to Mountain Run for some smooth slush groomers. Ended up staying on KT all day and only the steepest, most skied runs like West Face and Chute 75 skied well. The snow that fell the day prior with minimal tracks skied like glue and was HORRENDOUS. A bit sad KT is now closed but I guess Summer is coming?

  13. #4188
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    Quote Originally Posted by gnarbro365 View Post
    Any Reno dinner recommendations? My midwestern mother is in town.

    I have had solid meals at:
    Brasserie St. James
    Midtown Eats
    The Stone House

    One of these days I will hit Campo, Granite Street Eatery, Kauboi Izakaya, and Lulou's...
    "Man, we killin' elephants in the back yard..."

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  14. #4189
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    Happy Birthday dook

  15. #4190
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    Quote Originally Posted by ~mikey b View Post
    Happy Birthday dook
    Likewise!
    ☆Hippy B/d Dawg☆
    ...guess you're an OG maggot by now...
    Thali in Reno is cool, if you like Indian family-style food/serving.

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  16. #4191
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    Quote Originally Posted by TahoeBC View Post
    Went over to Heavenly yesterday just to get a few last south lake lift served turns. The whole bus ride over from the cal lot and back just sucks balls, shitty small buses that I can barely get my legs in/out and difficult to get in and out of the bus with your gear. East peak lodge bathrooms were all out of toilet paper and they could not even bother to provide water there. Prolly a lot to do with the weather but really no closing day vibe going on. Had more fun mountain biking yesterday than I did skiing.
    Happy Bday to all!

    Did not get a Vail pass this year but skied Heavenly a few times. The skiing on those days was fantastic (thanks Ullr) but the drop in operational quality was shockingly apparent. Long lines for tickets, shuttles were a joke where walking was a better option, lifts broke and the mountain opened slower than before. Vail used to try with Heavenly (timely openings, prompt comfortable shuttles, free cookies, plenty of staff) but now it is run like a lower tier Vail resort (Kirkwood, cough, cough).

    Next season will be interesting especially with the ICON pass competing for their season pass holders for a second year in a row.

  17. #4192
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    Did an evening quick bang on "Sunrise Bowl" in my hood today (Tahoe/Donner).
    Hit one of the many melted-out skin tracks at 6:15, was at the top by 6:35, then hung out drinking beer ("Juice Nukem" IPA from Moonraker Brewing) til 7:30 to let the sun dip behind Castle Peak and give the snow a chance to set-up.
    Banged out a single run on some smooth, speedy-and-slick soft-serve.
    Methinks this is the call for now since we're not really gonna get a serious freeze/thaw corn cycle anytime soon: either hit stuff hella early in the AM (like 5 or 6) or hella late in the evening (7:30ish).
    But what do I know?
    "Man, we killin' elephants in the back yard..."

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  18. #4193
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    great skiing and sledding yesterday above 9000!
    rodeo/bronco side was def better but even the main bowl below the tower was nice smooth pow until about 2

  19. #4194
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    snow was surprisingly still consolidated around 3:00 today at carson pass. steeper n facing had boot top penetration but lower angle was pretty decent although the t-storms got me out of there quick.
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  20. #4195
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    Really fascinating CHP vid on the December Tallac incident where John Morrison was injured on the front chutes.

    https://www.facebook.com/chp/videos/...oup_highlights
    sproing!

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  21. #4196
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    ^that was excellent
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  22. #4197
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    Really cool. Forgot all about that fall off Talac. Still can't figure how he survived it

  23. #4198
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    absolutely amazing that is skiing again already after that

  24. #4199
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    Cinders & me are at SV today.
    *holla if you know our steeze*


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  25. #4200
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    Quote Originally Posted by gimpy View Post
    absolutely amazing that is skiing again already after that
    He's back on skis already??? Woah. That's crazy / impressive.

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