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  1. #3726
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    Ya I guess I'd prefer that of the 4 options, but I'm still firmly in the no gondy camp. I guess it's a win for Sierra Watch, but Im unclear the level of happiness this warrants

  2. #3727
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    Crescent Moon Couloir is sketch AF right now. So much crust hidden in there.
    TLDR; Ski faster. Quit breathing. Don't crash.

  3. #3728
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    Quote Originally Posted by AKbruin View Post
    Any advice on the optimum descent time for south-facing corn right now? Thanks in advance.

    I'll likely be at Squaw or Alpine some this weekend with the kids and our newly minted Ikon passes, which I'll mostly likely regret purchasing as soon as an Audi Q8 needlessly cuts in front of me to steal a parking spot. Say hey.
    the window didn't seem to close today but less freeze tonight and warmer tomorrow plus inversions i'm not even sure it will freeze tonight at some elevations
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  4. #3729
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    OMG THE GONDOLAZ ARE COMING!

    The least exciting major project in Tahoe of my lifetime...

  5. #3730
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    Free beer at Rose for pass holders. This is not a joke. Skiing is not bad either.

  6. #3731
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    Quote Originally Posted by skier666 View Post
    OMG THE GONDOLAZ ARE COMING!

    The least exciting major project in Tahoe of my lifetime...
    Iím going to be uncool and say Iím all for it. For example, the weekend before last thereís no way I was going to take the shuttle back over from Alpine and meet up with you (wondergrass madness), but I definitely would have hopped in the gondy and enjoyed a KT lap on my way.

  7. #3732
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    OFFICIAL TAHOE 18/19 STOKE, CONDITIONS, WEATHER THREAD

    ^^^that is kind of my thought. No eggs in this basket, but in spring, I could see starting at AM and finishing on KT.

    Just read KW re opens for Easter weekend, with no Chair 10? Seriously, wtf Vail. Come afternoon on spring, 10 is where you want to be. Even my 7 year old knows this. Fuck Vail. But they will keep TC going. Chair 7 will be almost as bad as Tamarack and Dipper late in the day.

  8. #3733
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  9. #3734
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    Up high today we encountered a couple inches of new snow with up to a foot of wind blown that was slabby, we retreated to lower elevation/lower angle and found the butter

    shakyknees with a look of approval



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  10. #3735
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    Quote Originally Posted by TahoeBC View Post
    Up high today we encountered a couple inches of new snow with up to a foot of wind blown that was slabby, we retreated to lower elevation/lower angle and found the butter

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    Are those the 11s in the background?

  11. #3736
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    Quote Originally Posted by meter-man View Post
    oldgoat, based on the map, the alignment for Alternative 4 appears to run east (not west) of the Nose ridge. Looks like it'll cross KT just above the Fingers, go up Nose ridge, plant a tower on Coleman's, and then unload at that flat area between the top of 75 and the patrol shack.
    Right you are--you looked at the map more carefully than I did. While I don't often ski the Nose--for some reason it never appealed to me--putting towers on it strikes me as only slightly less sacrilegious than putting them on West Face. Of course I don't know where the towers will actually be so maybe I'm bs-ing about nothing.

    As far as eliminating crowding on storm days there are a lot of ways to do that--upgrading Oly Lady (hell, just running Oly Lady), high speeds on RD and SC--the RD has been in the "planning" phase for a while, running a lift to the ridge above Horse Trails to a point just before Light Towers (oh wait, they had a lift there and took it out). All of these are things that would cost less than the gondola and would improve the skiing experience immensely. The gondola is not about the skiing experience, it's about using our money to help Alterra make more money.

  12. #3737
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    Quote Originally Posted by hercule33 View Post
    Are those the 11s in the background?
    Yup

  13. #3738
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    OFFICIAL TAHOE 18/19 STOKE, CONDITIONS, WEATHER THREAD

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    Direct lookin burly
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    It goes skiers left around trees this year
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    All about the spring panels
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  14. #3739
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    Good times at Rose yesterday with a can't miss combo of fun spring skiing with a good corn session early on, warm weather, free beer, and a band that could cover everything from Pink Floyd to The Cure.
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    Outlaw with rippable corn right down to the parking lot first thing in the morning.
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    As the snow started to slush up the Chutes had some fun turns. Coverage is amazing for this time of year. Bummer they're shutting down in two weeks.
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    Want to stoke your pass holders?? Give them all you can drink free beer that lasted all day. Tons of different micro beer choices to be sampled. My fav, Battle Born Beer, which you're looking through here.
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    The beers were flowing, the band was playing, and the party was on. Good times.

    Cover of Dancing Days.

    While I'm bummed Rose is choosing to shut down in two weeks, I get it. Not making any money, staffing is tough this time of year etc. It just seems like such a waste closing with 8-10 ft of snow on the ground. But I do appreciate the party Rose threw and some other ski areas could take note.
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  15. #3740
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    While route #4 isn't the best news, it doesn't look like it would involve anything on the west side (which is great news).

    Looks like it would come up over GS Bowl to a station between the patrol shack and the top of KT.

    This is what I've beean hearing for awhile, and it made me kinda sad when I was up there last Sunday and it was already a crowded junk show up there with only one lift dumping off dweebs.
    Still waiting...

  16. #3741
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    I think the only reason they want the gondy is so they can advertise a big project.

    The good side is that people will get on it and go away from Squaw for awhile.

    The bad side is that people will ride it to Squaw from Alpine.

    A high speed Red Dog would be a way better improvement. For awhile I heard this new alignment might involve moving and upgrading Red Dog, but Iím guessing they bailed on that since it would actually improve the skiing experience.
    Still waiting...

  17. #3742
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    Drove up to Donner Lake Wed. for the first time since I crashed in February. Big cornice at the top of the poop chute on Donner summit. Driving back down to Sacramento yesterday that cornice was at the bottom of the chute, along with a lot of other debris. Sobering. I didn't see any skis or body parts sticking out.;

  18. #3743
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eastern Sierra Skier View Post
    Good times at Rose yesterday with a can't miss combo of fun spring skiing with a good corn session early on, warm weather, free beer, and a band that could cover everything from Pink Floyd to The Cure.

    Want to stoke your pass holders?? Give them all you can drink free beer that lasted all day. Tons of different micro beer choices to be sampled.
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    The beers were flowing, the band was playing, and the party was on. Good times.

    While I'm bummed Rose is choosing to shut down in two weeks, I get it. Not making any money, staffing is tough this time of year etc. It just seems like such a waste closing with 8-10 ft of snow on the ground. But I do appreciate the party Rose threw and some other ski areas could take note.
    Damn nice job on the doing the party right with the local breweries. I see fifty fifty hiding in the corner, who else is to the right?
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  19. #3744
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    Rumor is Alpine will be closing the skiers right side (Roundhouse, Lakeview, Scott, sherwood, ect.) soon to start building the new hot wheels lift...

    Heard from a less than reliable source.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mokomahonah View Post
    Rumor is Alpine will be closing the skiers right side (Roundhouse, Lakeview, Scott, sherwood, ect.) soon to start building the new hot wheels lift...

    Heard from a less than reliable source.

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    That doesnít even make sense though... towers are already there, theyíre just extending it. So theyíre going to dig down 10+ feet to pour concrete on frozen ground when you probably shouldnít poor concrete? (Curious for NickyBís take on this, maybe Iím wrong).

    I mean. We know they will close Alpine on the early side and send everyone to squaw, as per usual.

  21. #3746
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    Quote Originally Posted by powdork View Post
    Damn nice job on the doing the party right with the local breweries. I see fifty fifty hiding in the corner, who else is to the right?
    From what I remember it was Great Basin, Imbib, Common Cider Co, 10 Torr Distilling & Brewing, Fifty Fifty, Battle Born, Revision Brewing Co, Alibi Ale Works, Shoe Tree and a couple more that I didn't get stickers from.

  22. #3747
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    Quote Originally Posted by TahoeJ View Post
    That doesnít even make sense though... towers are already there, theyíre just extending it. So theyíre going to dig down 10+ feet to pour concrete on frozen ground when you probably shouldnít poor concrete? (Curious for NickyBís take on this, maybe Iím wrong).

    I mean. We know they will close Alpine on the early side and send everyone to squaw, as per usual.
    Those towers and foundations arenít sufficient for the new lift (cross arms absolutely arenít wide enough for the chair width increase). So towers need to be removed. Even if you hoped to reuse towers, you have to start by pull testing all towers to 110% new load, and if they donít pass you either get to scramble to engineer a way to add to the foundation, or replace the whole thing. Not something you want to do in June, when youíre supposed to be done in November.


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  23. #3748
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    Have they not announced that Alpine is closing next weekend? As far as I know itís closing for the season next weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by B.Gillis View Post
    Have they not announced that Alpine is closing next weekend? As far as I know itís closing for the season next weekend.
    Just kidding, website for the win.

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    Got an early start due to higher temps last night but the winds locked things up longer than expected today, but only waited about 50 minutes. Both sides of the hill corned up, some pics from today


















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