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  1. #1076
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eastern Sierra Skier View Post
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    MT Rose, Slide parking lot is full. I got here just before 9:00 a.m. and it was almost full then. I was hoping that a few more people would have their passes blacked out this weekend. Business is good.
    Rose doesn't have blackouts this holiday. Ikon today and tomorrow. Epic just today.
    Saw in email that Rose has "preferred parking" on Slide side, for 2+ carpooling, close by lift and lodge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TurxSki View Post
    Rose doesn't have blackouts this holiday. Ikon today and tomorrow. Epic just today.
    Saw in email that Rose has "preferred parking" on Slide side, for 2+ carpooling, close by lift and lodge.

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    Dude,
    Your totally right on that. I thought Roseís Value pass, which says non holiday, was blacked out this weekend. It ainít. No wonder itís so busy. Oh well, Iím outta here. I got in 6 fun runs in The Chutes. Miller Time trees still had pockets of fresh snow as did the treeís next to Chaos.


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  3. #1078
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    Rose Zephyr opens 8AM this weekend.

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    Today was fairly
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  5. #1080
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eastern Sierra Skier View Post
    Dude,
    ...Miller Time trees still had pockets of fresh snow as did the treeís next to Chaos...
    I think Rose was basically unaffected by the rain event around New Years that some other Resorts suffered.
    That is what is showing up now as a layer of Glare Ice under recent snow.



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  6. #1081
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    The Official 19/20 Tahoe Ski Snowboard Thread. Plus bonus Bootfitting Recs!

    With some settlement over night lower angle terrain skied fast and fun, lots of pillow popping today





    SAC report of a full burial yesterday

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    ALERT: if you sled or ski Negro Canyon or Sunrise Bowl--CHP was writing parking tickets today for anyone parked along Donner Lake Rd from the bridge to the I80 ramp. Area is marked no parking. The must have written 2 dozen tickets. I didn't notice if anyone was ticketed in the little pull out area downhill from the bridge.

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    New touring boots this AM. (Corey at Sports Hub is rad.)

    Took them for a test run in SRB. Glacier Way TH was the busiest I've ever seen it. Probably combination of holiday and sketchy forecast. Maybe also because it was 12:30 versus the usual 7:30. Snow still good.

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    Luther Pass Ski Resort was quite busy today. I rolled in at 6 and when leaving around 9 there must have been 20 cars at the pullout.

    Went to Sierra at Tahoe after that for the first time. Fun mountain despite holiday weekend tourons and even managed to find some fresh (albeit warm) turns on the backside.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TahoeBC View Post

    SAC report of a full burial yesterday

    https://www.sierraavalanchecenter.or...ependence-lake
    Gee, who could have seen that coming? I really try not to judge, but...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TahoeJ View Post
    Gee, who could have seen that coming? I really try not to judge, but...
    Avy problem is greater than the hazard rating. Saw so many parties in the BC today it is hard to imagine it was "all safe" even if most remained safe and sound. Slab Avalanches are really no joke. That full burial is nuts guy almost recorded his own demise. THIRD skier on a face with tracks then poof!
    I'm cool with this, as long as you Kirkwood Bro Brah's stay away from Heavenly when 88 closes- TahoeBc

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    Super scared of this PWL, went out to go find it in the woods. Layer is definitely there and running on the rotten facets under the rain crust. It's not propegating well, but the slab is very consolidated. I would still be really worried in complex steep terrain, especially with hidden trigger points that this could rip from.

    Got one good break in my NE below treeline pit at 8k near Carson Pass today, ECTN27. But most of the test column didn't go at all
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  14. #1089
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    Quote Originally Posted by NakedShorts View Post
    Avy problem is greater than the hazard rating. Saw so many parties in the BC today it is hard to imagine it was "all safe" even if most remained safe and sound. Slab Avalanches are really no joke. That full burial is nuts guy almost recorded his own demise. THIRD skier on a face with tracks then poof!
    Considerable is pretty high. And the level at which most deaths occur.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NakedShorts View Post
    Avy problem is greater than the hazard rating. Saw so many parties in the BC today it is hard to imagine it was "all safe" even if most remained safe and sound. Slab Avalanches are really no joke. That full burial is nuts guy almost recorded his own demise. THIRD skier on a face with tracks then poof!
    Just to be clear: Iím not judging the decision to ski in the BC that day (Iíve skied on both high and considerable days). Iím judging that they specifically skied where they did with all of the information that was available. Thatís just asking for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TahoeJ View Post
    Just to be clear: Iím not judging the decision to ski in the BC that day (Iíve skied on both high and considerable days). Iím judging that they specifically skied where they did with all of the information that was available. Thatís just asking for it.
    I have re watched the drone videos again. It's like rider 2 just set the timer for his buddy to trigger. It's always the Hazard not the Rating! Especially when it gets slabby. Requires extra procedures and precaution.
    I'm cool with this, as long as you Kirkwood Bro Brah's stay away from Heavenly when 88 closes- TahoeBc

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    Quote Originally Posted by TahoeJ View Post
    Gee, who could have seen that coming? I really try not to judge, but...
    Agreed. I toured all day yesterday without incident, but we stayed off of the obviously wind loaded rollovers above steep slopes leading into terrain traps. In my uneducated opinion, the issue there was not related to the PWL, though. That slide could have happened anytime after a regular windy storm.

    Props to those guys for posting, though. They were prob so stoked to be getting the "footy" that they didn't take the abundant safer lines. However, having video of the whole thing helps us all to learn and make better decisions.

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    plenty of safe skiing to be had

    and easy to find unsafe skiing too

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    donít just think about the Hazard and the Rating

    looks around and consider the Consequences

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    Quote Originally Posted by ~mikey b View Post
    plenty of safe skiing to be had

    and easy to find unsafe skiing too
    For me personally, it's some of the moderate days that I find scary because there's more of a grey area in your decision making (like when there's a PWL but the odds of triggering it are highly unlikely - a few years ago in CO we triggered multiple slides with ski cuts on a low day with a PWL, which seemed weird). People take issue with the phrasing of "Considerable" but I'm not sure what's a better word to present it properly. Maybe just get rid of the names and stick to a 1 - 5 scale? Is 3 out of 5 more ominous than Considerable? Probably not. I've also read arguments to not even have a rating so people are forced to actually read the specific hazards but I think that approach is probably too generous towards human nature.

    Anyway, this next storm looks like it will come in on the heavy / wet side which is exactly what we need right now.

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    +++vibes to Squaw / AM

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    Maybe somebody will do a FACETS assessment of the Independence Lake Incident.

    For me, big honkin rocker touring skis are great with this type of hazard because lower angle lower consequence terrain can be ďfun,Ē compared to the daze of yore.

    I always find it interesting when the NWS offices (and BA) are saying different things. Hopefully, the sac office is more correct about precip later this week.

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    Report of death of Patroller at HV , in Motts, from a ski related injury.
    https://www.carsonnow.org/story/01/1...lated-incident

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    Fuck! That fits the description of westcoastpowderhound (i think that's the user name). Nothing on his FB though. But he is 36
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    Quote Originally Posted by bodywhomper View Post
    Maybe somebody will do a FACETS assessment of the Independence Lake Incident.

    For me, big honkin rocker touring skis are great with this type of hazard because lower angle lower consequence terrain can be “fun,” compared to the daze of yore.

    I always find it interesting when the NWS offices (and BA) are saying different things. Hopefully, the sac office is more correct about precip later this week.
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