Check Out Our Shop
Page 29 of 29 FirstFirst ... 24 25 26 27 28 29
Results 701 to 724 of 724

Thread: SoCal Kick-Off

  1. #701
    Join Date
    Jan 2018
    Posts
    692


    Sent from my Pixel 6 using Tapatalk

  2. #702
    Join Date
    Nov 2016
    Posts
    1,433

    SoCal Kick-Off

    Just moved to SD last summer and been lurking on this thread. Been traveling for skiing but gotta to get to the local hills at some point. Looks like big bear is closed for the weekend but snow summit is still open. Is it worth it? How’s parking/lines this time of year? Thinking of doing a surf and ski in the same day for my birthday this weekend

    Edit: or is baldy a better move?


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    Last edited by PeachesNCream; 04-19-2024 at 09:37 AM.

  3. #703
    Join Date
    Aug 2019
    Posts
    55
    Quote Originally Posted by PeachesNCream View Post
    Just moved to SD last summer and been lurking on this thread. Been traveling for skiing but gotta to get to the local hills at some point. Looks like big bear is closed for the weekend but snow summit is still open. Is it worth it? How’s parking/lines this time of year? Thinking of doing a surf and ski in the same day for my birthday this weekend

    Edit: or is baldy a better move?


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    I went up to Summit last weekend. If you're just looking to blast groomers and hit small/medium jumps, its great for that. I got to the lot at 730 and had a primo parking spot, lift lines were basically non-existent all day. If you're looking for fun off-piste terrain, Baldy's a way better bet.

  4. #704
    Join Date
    Jan 2018
    Posts
    692
    Snow summit is better piste skiing than big bear ,(they'll shuttle between the two), can be worth it for sure to get your fix for a couple of hours, but I haven't made it out there this season.

    Baldy is better fall line and steeps and is also skiing well right now w good pack and warm temps, not what I would say good for kids/families, I think my kid at 7 is a year or two away from being able to deal there and have fun

    Sent from my Pixel 6 using Tapatalk

  5. #705
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Paper St. Soap Co.
    Posts
    3,350
    x2, go to Baldy if strong intermediate or above. It will look bleak from parking lot, but better after you ride up chair 1.

  6. #706
    Join Date
    Nov 2016
    Posts
    1,433

    SoCal Kick-Off

    Thanks for the info all. Baldy it is. Excited to do the California thing and ski and surf in the same day.

    Says it’s going to be 70 degrees on Sunday. Is that real? Going to be complete sticky mush?


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    Last edited by PeachesNCream; 04-19-2024 at 12:42 PM.

  7. #707
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Paper St. Soap Co.
    Posts
    3,350
    NOAA claiming 60 at 8500 ft in the San Gabes for Sunday. I just put spring wax on my skis on the chance I end up going to ski area. You might want to plan a sunset surf and ski earlier in the day...40 and clear overnight should firm things, but lots of sun this far south mid April. But not much flat on chair 3, I don't recall sticky snow being an issue and have skied there in May.

    Planning Baden Saturday with a buddy.

  8. #708
    Join Date
    Nov 2016
    Posts
    1,433

    SoCal Kick-Off

    Good call on the evening surf and I’ll make sure to hit chair 3. Thanks man


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  9. #709
    Join Date
    Jan 2018
    Posts
    692
    From today, starting to get some bumps down the gut of emilies


  10. #710
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    LA
    Posts
    18
    Baldy was fantastic today, great conditions everywhere and still a solid base. Only thing to add not in bry's photos is that the traverse out from South Bowl now has 2 dry stretches.

  11. #711
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Posts
    3,279
    Today was classic spring slush at Baldy.

    I got to the lot at 145, and did about ten laps on Thunder. Nice and slushy, but not too grabby. Herbs was fun, although getting interesting in spots, Emiles was great under the lift, and Emiles bowl was awesome.

    The coverage is insane. I'll be back tomorrow afternoon

  12. #712
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    The San Pornando Valley
    Posts
    695
    Yo
    I got my Vans on but they look like sneakers.....

    Telemarktips.com

  13. #713
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Paper St. Soap Co.
    Posts
    3,350
    Baden was pretty good yesterday. Coverage great, staying too warm at night for top to bottom perfect corn skiing.

    Also planning Baldy ski area today. Red Salomon qst, green pack, black pants. Likely just a blue freeride systems fleece.

  14. #714
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Paper St. Soap Co.
    Posts
    3,350
    Fun day at Baldy today. Good conditions other than South Bowl proper had some breakable crust that got me.

  15. #715
    Join Date
    Nov 2016
    Posts
    1,433
    Ski and surf was a success. Baldy is an awesome little mountain. Entered in the little slalom race they had but there were some dads and older guys that probably swept the podium. I’m sure I looked sloppy out there. Made it back for a sunset surf. Was warmer on the mountain than in SD.




    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  16. #716
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Posts
    3,279
    Hit Baldy again on Sunday. It was pretty similar to Saturday.

    Nice and slushy, classic spring conditions. I found the Emile's area to be the best. Saturday I also got some nice lines down Herb's. It is pretty awesome to get to ski Herb's in late April.

    We will see just how long the snow lasts. The snow in Emile's will be good for a couple of weeks. The question is whether they will be able to load the lifts.

    "Have you ever seen a monk get wildly fucked by a bunch of teenage girls?" "No" "Then forget the monastery."


    "You ever hear of a little show called branded? Arthur Digby Sellers wrote 156 episodes. Not exactly a lightweight." Walter Sobcheck.

    "I didn't have a grandfather on the board of some fancy college. Key word being was. Did he touch the Filipino exchange student? Did he not touch the Filipino exchange student? I don't know Brooke, I wasn't there."

  17. #717
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    454
    I posted in tech talk but am gonna check here too. Anyone comfortable with binding insert installs that would be willing to help out?

    https://www.tetongravity.com/forums/...inding-Inserts

  18. #718
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Paper St. Soap Co.
    Posts
    3,350
    Waterman for sale. Asking price seems high, but I bet they would take $1.5 million.
    https://www.loopnet.com/Listing/Ange...ge-CA/31185165

  19. #719
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    SF & the Ho
    Posts
    9,537
    Man, that would be really cool. I Hope it lands in hood hands

  20. #720
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Posts
    3,279
    Last weekend at Baldy was insane. Truly classic spring skiing.

    Saturday was a bit cooler, a cloud layer, and there was even some slush crust in shadier spots, but for the most part it was fun, slushy and not grabby. I mostly skied the Emile's area, both under the lift and the bowl and trees. I also got into Goldridge, which was fun. Was on Thunder from around 2 pm to around 430.

    Sunday was similar, but a bit sunnier, so softer. It still wasn't too grabby anywhere I went.

    I avoided that Herb's/Andy's area, as it was pretty much melted out.

    What a weekend, hopefully some of the rest of you guys got some.

    There still should be some stuff to be had this weekend, although I would assume you would have to walk to the lifts.
    "Have you ever seen a monk get wildly fucked by a bunch of teenage girls?" "No" "Then forget the monastery."


    "You ever hear of a little show called branded? Arthur Digby Sellers wrote 156 episodes. Not exactly a lightweight." Walter Sobcheck.

    "I didn't have a grandfather on the board of some fancy college. Key word being was. Did he touch the Filipino exchange student? Did he not touch the Filipino exchange student? I don't know Brooke, I wasn't there."

  21. #721
    Join Date
    Nov 2016
    Posts
    1,433
    Quote Originally Posted by Long duc dong View Post
    Last weekend at Baldy was insane. Truly classic spring skiing.

    Saturday was a bit cooler, a cloud layer, and there was even some slush crust in shadier spots, but for the most part it was fun, slushy and not grabby. I mostly skied the Emile's area, both under the lift and the bowl and trees. I also got into Goldridge, which was fun. Was on Thunder from around 2 pm to around 430.

    Sunday was similar, but a bit sunnier, so softer. It still wasn't too grabby anywhere I went.

    I avoided that Herb's/Andy's area, as it was pretty much melted out.

    What a weekend, hopefully some of the rest of you guys got some.

    There still should be some stuff to be had this weekend, although I would assume you would have to walk to the lifts.
    Are you skiing old JJs?


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  22. #722
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Posts
    3,279
    Yes they are!

    They're a bit beat up, but still fun. As the saying goes, there are rock skis, and there are baldy skis!

    Over the years I have learned never to look at the bases during the day. You hit rocks at baldy, no point in checking bases until the end of the day! The damage has already been done.

    Given the variety of snow baldy gets, and all the obstacles, I like a quick tuning ski which also has some beef underfoot.

  23. #723
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Denver
    Posts
    2,631
    How much snow did Baldy get this season?

  24. #724
    Join Date
    Jan 2018
    Posts
    692
    141" per open snow

    Sent from my Pixel 6 using Tapatalk

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •