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  1. #51
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    FYI, Baldy plans to only run chair 1 for skiing on Friday, assuming stability allows it.

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    pretty exciting to see socal on opensnow's powder chase!

    still sitting this one out, but exciting none the less.

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    Iím in the PNW and the powder is in LA. Waterman may open soon too.


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    I'm wanting to try out my new shift bindings prior to some planned Jan road trips, so thinking Baldy ski area Sat or Sun. Sunday seems like it might be less of a shit show. But if they get everything running today. Hopefully CHP will be enforcing 4x4/chain/# cars, at bottom of road.

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    #1 and 2 running, working on 3.
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    One and done with Big Tim.
    Skied Morgans Grove over to Bentleys Dream and called it a day.
    Usual Baldy with lifts buried but expected it.
    Snow players were parked in the road again.


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    Did you guys skin up or take the lift? How's the snow quality? See any natural slides or control work with results?

    Will probably go up tomorrow - early.

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    Rode the lift up.
    A local was skinning up and making better time than us.
    Lift line was over a hour easily.
    I heard 2 hours.
    Loading every other chair.
    True 36 inches on the hill.
    They were throwing hand charges which I never seen happen before.
    Upside down pow, you want to be on top of it for sure.

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    Maybe the pow will be better higher up on Thunder.

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    Beats working I guess

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    Wow, that looks like bigger crowds than when tickets were free. Thanks for photos looks good up there, glad they got 3 going, hopefully the turns were worth the wait.

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    Thanks for the photos. I miss Baldy

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    Dear California: Please send some of that up North to Montana.

    That rocks, though. Stoked for you guys! Enjoy!!!

    Been cracking up watching the national news and seeing all the morans acting like it's the freaking apocalypse instead of celebrating like us weirdos.

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    ^^^yeah, glad it turned out that this year was our year not to go to MSO for xmas.

    Baldy ski area was fun today. 2nd customer loading chair 1 just after 8. Few laps on 2, before thunder opened. Chair 4 around 10. Finished with few laps on 1. Wind buff, old powder and hot powder turns. Legs done around 1:45. No crowds. CHP had road closed for uphill traffic, so drive down not bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcski View Post
    Thanks for the photos. I miss Baldy
    QFT

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    Has anyone taken the team and skied the terrain around San Jacinto Peak before? Thinking about heading out there on the 1st.


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    ^ Pretty sure 406 did a year or two ago, check the last few SoCal threads.

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    San J gets skied often, and there have been quite a few reports here. Seek and yee shall find.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abcdethan View Post
    Has anyone taken the team and skied the terrain around San Jacinto Peak before? Thinking about heading out there on the 1st.


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    Quote Originally Posted by abcdethan View Post
    Has anyone taken the team and skied the terrain around San Jacinto Peak before? Thinking about heading out there on the 1st.
    Terrain is very mellow(except snow cr), so I only go up that way when all other options are out. NE slope of Jean peak is best for storm or soon after storm powder. SE slope of San Jacinto can have nice corn, but takes a lot of snow to fill in. Nice views from the top. ~3 mile slog on flat to get to each, following hiker path can be easier, but longer distance. Last year the road to the tram washed out, I think 2015 was the last time I was up that way. Make sure to get first or second tram and expect to see wilderness rangers, so have whatever paperwork they require these days.

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    Thanks.


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    A couple POV videos from Baldy ski area 12/28/2019, for some monday morning motion sickness :-)

    Final run off 4 as the snow was heating up:


    Finished the day with four laps on chair 1, final run:


    Fun day!

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    looks fun 406, nice one.

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    Very nice 406!

    I'm back east right now, but I should be able to get a couple of Baldy days when I get back, probably Friday and maybe one this weekend. With the swell lining up the way it is Friday could be a surf AND ski day.
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    Thankyou 406 for the videos.
    Happy that thick pow has consolidated to manageable levels to the parking lot.
    Chair 4 looked untouched.

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