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  1. #176
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ottime View Post
    They had the lower mountain bike trails and shuttles, as well as lifts 1,2,3,5, 23 & Gondola open for skiing last Memorial Day. For reference. Seemed like a perfect time for dual sport.
    Quote Originally Posted by hutash View Post
    It all depends on snow levels and amounts.....
    Thanks! Ikon pass has me scheming and dreaming with the unlimited Mammoth days. Just have to wait for the kids to get out of school.

  2. #177
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    Just moved into a new house in Old Mammoth area and last night was one of the windiest nights I can remember. Sleepless night of house shaking wind and thoughts of trees coming down on the house. Heavy wind effected snow and no sleep, I guess I will sit today out.

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    wow this weekend was good. awesome storm skiing off chair 12 sat, every inch of a 2 foot pow day on sunday with blower in the trees off chair 22 in the morning and prime windbuff off 5 in the afternoon.

    damn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bbrianburke View Post
    wow this weekend was good. awesome storm skiing off chair 12 sat, every inch of a 2 foot pow day on sunday with blower in the trees off chair 22 in the morning and prime windbuff off 5 in the afternoon.

    damn.
    Not exactly blower pow. Closer to maritime pow but still very deep. Thighs we're burning by lunch. Trees under 8 was the spot Sunday afternoon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KillerMonkey View Post
    Not exactly blower pow....
    yeah, a little grabby for sure. still smilin' all day though!

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    Mostly Sierra cement, but sweet where it was buffed. Avi 3 was exception.

    Had 30ish feet of a 90ish foot tree co.e down last. Right where my car was parked a couple hours earlier. Glad I decide to move. Blocked most of Horseshoe until the plows came along. Heard a crash in the night and thought it was a massive roof shed. We had a wee bit o wind last night

    I agree it is a constitutional right for Americans to be assholes...its just too bad that so many take the opportunity...
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  7. #182
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    Tail Time!

  8. #183
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    Drove down early yesterday morning and skied til closing. Mondays winds and warmer air made for some thick, crusty snow in spots. It skied much better when it was untracked, then it got a bit funky.
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    Face of five just after opening.
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    Got to the top of Five and waited, hoping the closure off the back towards nine would open. Daves untracked.
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    That's where I want to head to.
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    As soon as patrol pulled the closure, I hauled as for the tail. After a sketchy traverse out, I was all by myself. Should I go here?
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    1st run
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    Looking back up my line. Thick pow, but way less wind affect.
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    Ride back up ch 9. Going right back to the tail.
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    Passed by "Field of Dreams" totally untracked.
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    2nd run. Still haven't seen anyone else out there.
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    Jumped on ch 9 and as I got off the Top had just opened.
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    This time I headed all the way out to the end and skied just to the left of "Old Faithful".
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    At the bottom of my line I cut right and got a shot looking up at "Old Faithful". Nice.
    Did one more lap on the tail after that and then headed for the top. Got four fresh laps on the tail, never crossed a track or saw anyone else. Kind of a mixed bag up high, parts of it were good and parts were super chunked out. Winds built thru the afternoon and Daves got good right before closing.

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    Nice shots ESS!

    Did you get a look at the noids? I'm wondering if they slid. I'm hoping this storm really sets the base up. I'm heading up Thursday morning for four days.
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  10. #185
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    Glad you got the tail good, I stuck to the other side of the mountain, Climax, P4, Hemlocks, and although it was fun it wasn't amazing. Skied like 4 inches, but fast and smooth. The noids well at least P4 pretty much fully slid. Snowing again this morning

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    Quote Originally Posted by Long duc dong View Post
    Nice shots ESS!

    Did you get a look at the noids? I'm wondering if they slid. I'm hoping this storm really sets the base up. I'm heading up Thursday morning for four days.
    Didnít ski the noids Tuesday. After spending the morning on the tail I tried to stick to where the wind was blowing the snow around ie Daveís, the hump, skiers left on Climax.

  12. #187
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    ESS - great shots, and thanks for posting!
    Should be on the hill by noon Friday through Monday...drop a note if still down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barnballs View Post
    ESS - great shots, and thanks for posting!
    Should be on the hill by noon Friday through Monday...drop a note if still down.
    Sounds good. I'll be skiing solo as my bro's are working, so if you get out hit me up. I ski out of CL and usually lap 23 or gondola then finish on 22 late in the day. My plan is to ski all day Friday and head back to Reno that night as the crowds roll in. Decent little storm rolled thru yesterday and I'm guessing 10" to a foot of new snow today with clearing skies. I'll post some pics this evening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barnballs View Post
    ESS - great shots, and thanks for posting!
    Should be on the hill by noon Friday through Monday...drop a note if still down.
    PM sent w/ cell number.

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    Sun is out as yesterday’s storm left 1ft+ over the upper Mtn. Snow was lighter and less wind effected than the past couple days. Great runs again in the tail first thing in the morning.
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    Fun factor was high this morning.

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    Overcast skies and tired legs are combining for a later start today. Couple more pics from yesterday and then I'm out the door.
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    Hangers opened yesterday for about 5 hrs. Did one lap thru it. Super narrow and boney in the throat. This was late in the day after it closed due to excessive slide slipping. Zoom in and the rock reef in the throat is clearly visible. Decent turns after the choke.
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    Looking West off the top Mammoth late in the day. Never get tired of this view.
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    If you're like me and find yourself frequently on the top of a mountain wondering what your looking at in the distance here's a great web sight,
    http://www.heywhatsthat.com/
    Go to the "new panorma" tab and it lets you put yourself anywhere and shades everything that you can see in red. This is a screen shot from the top of Mammoth and what you can see along with the distance. Check it out.

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    A few more random pics from around the Mtn yesterday (Friday) that capped off an excellent week of skiing.
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    Overcast skies & tired legs combined for a later start time . Powder bowl early in the afternoon.
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    Gravy chute with decent coverage and flat light.
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    Upper mtn view from the back of ch 1.
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    Light started to get better in the afternoon, with Cornice getting a thin sliver of sunlight on the skiers left side.
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    Spun some laps off 23. Snow was ok, kind of in that in between phase of skied out but chunked up. Needs wind or more skier traffic. Coverage in the Wipeouts is much improved from the low tide conditions just last week.
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    It went blue late in the afternoon so I headed over to 22 for the last hour of the day. Chair line of 22/Viva with good cover and fun winter snow on it. Pick your line for the next pow day.
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    Avi chutes were skiing well with less chunk & funk than the top. Top entrance into avi 2 is deceiving, looks ok from above, it's a rock filled mine field. If you have any regard for your skis, don't do it.
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    Take the alternate entrance. Take two turns into Avi 1, then go hard left. Look for this traverse track. Take your time and you can ski right into Avi 2 with no worries.
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    In Avi 2, looking down & ready to ski. Got the whole thing to my self. It skied well top to bottom. No rocks in the throat.
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    Looking into Avi 1 from the chair. The entrance into it is much easier than AV 2, what isn't visible from above is the rocks thru the choke. The snow in it was sweet.
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    Looking back up Avi 1. Just before the throat check your speed and watch for a few rocks. Once your thru, it's all good. Again, no one else in sight and I never saw anyone else in it while I was there.
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    Last run, Canyon trees still holding a few fresh turns at 4:00 p.m.
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    Liking this! Packed up, got a fish burrito from Salsa's and got on the road. Made it to Carson City on fumes & found the the price of gas had dropped 6 cents in the last 5 days. Very nice. Forecast is looking promising next week. Call in sick, make an appointment with Doctor White, go skiing.

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    Damn, it is dumping this week. I wonder if the top opens by Saturday and where will the extreme winds blow all the snow to? To bad I am blacked out for a weekend trip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leroy jenkins View Post
    I think you'd have an easier time understanding people if you remembered that 80% of them are fucking morons.
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    Skied til closing yesterday (Wednesday) as the latest storm dropped 1-2 ft new snow and brought with it big winds. Lifts were stop and go all day long with some closing, re opening, then closing again. Lincoln Mtn was tracked out by 10:00 a.m. even though Ch 22 never opened. An army of skiers/boarders hiked from Gold Rush and ch 25 and hit everything. Heard an estimate that 500 people did the hike. Insane. Lot more people here than during last weeks storm cycle, but by the end of the day the hill was empty. Got a few pics, but not any good ski ones.
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    Cool cloud on the drive down yesterday morning.
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    Climax thru the clouds early in the day.
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    Last run was in the Blue Jay trees. CL looking empty at 4:15 p.m.
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    Not stoked when I got inside at the end of the day and realized the tip of my Salomon Q-115's was delaminating. Sucks to lose your pow ski in the middle of the storm cycle.
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    Came out of Canyon and it was dumping.
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    Later, walking out from the Looney Bean, still snowing.
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    Vons parking lot after late night food run in case the blizzard hits.

    I don't think the "Blizzard" was that major of an event. Heard some thunder/lightning early this morning. Headed up to CL to see what it's like.

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    The chairs marked are the only things open as of 10:30 a.m. Playing the waiting game. Nothing by noon, I go to June. Rhymes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eastern Sierra Skier View Post
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    The chairs marked are the only things open as of 10:30 a.m. Playing the waiting game. Nothing by noon, I go to June. Rhymes.
    How did the afternoon work out? Did you go to June? Is anything open there? Thanks for the updates!

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    Holy Shit! I can't believe they got the top opened today. Looking forward to some great pics from ESS.
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    Surprising lack of avy action allowed them to get the top open before noon today. Pretty much everything was wind packed except Dragonís Tail and Hemlocks; the latter was by far the best snow I found today.


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    [QUOTE=Rob D!;5564375]How did the afternoon work out? Did you go to June? Is anything open there? Thanks for the updates!

    Hey. Didn’t get to June. Stuck it out yesterday and skied the lower Mtn. Lots of tree runs, as the snow was slightly less wind affected.

    Everything opened today within a few hours. Snow was the same thick, wind packed powder we’ve seen all week. It was the groomed that got really funky this afternoon. It got warm, snow got skied on and really packed down hard. By late afternoon the snow was rippled all over the Mtn. No place to rest your legs. I’ll post some pics later.

    PS-People are pouring into town.
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    Looks like a little refresher Sunday evening. I'm heading up Sunday to ski Monday and Tuesday.

    I agree it is a constitutional right for Americans to be assholes...its just too bad that so many take the opportunity...
    iscariot

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