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    Quote Originally Posted by kamtron View Post
    No way that Baker could go to being hydro-powered by Bagley creek, since they need > 2 MW to run that place. I'm sure it would be possible to put a power line connection to Glacier but probably really expensive.
    Yeah, none of the creeks flow much of anything in the winter, and the Nooksack won't get hydroelectric generation due to other environmental reasons. Baker and Sulfide won't either because they feed the upper and lower Baker dams.

    Powerlines through the park are a non-starter. So is expansion of the ski area boundary.

    Quote Originally Posted by kamtron View Post
    My feeling is the Howat clan is just going to keep doing the same exact thing they've always done until they go under when the snow level is consistently too high for snow or something else puts them out of business.
    It's always been "if only there were another 1000 feet of elevation", and that's probably what will eventually do them in, but season's passes sold out in under an hour this year. Every single weekend will be a new-transplant gaper shitshow, guaranteed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Striker View Post
    Yeah, none of the creeks flow much of anything in the winter, and the Nooksack won't get hydroelectric generation due to other environmental reasons. Baker and Sulfide won't either because they feed the upper and lower Baker dams.

    Powerlines through the park are a non-starter. So is expansion of the ski area boundary.


    It's always been "if only there were another 1000 feet of elevation", and that's probably what will eventually do them in, but season's passes sold out in under an hour this year.
    Exactly, there is minimal incentive to make any large capital expenditures when you can sell out your capacity easily and the (regulatory and environmental) future is uncertain.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Striker View Post
    Every single weekend will be a new-transplant gaper shitshow, guaranteed.
    I had convinced myself it couldn't get any worse than last year, but I'm sure thats wishful thinking. Especially with our friends to the north back in play.
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    I wonder how many northern friends will buy the seasons passes that were held back for them vs day tickets? Even though the border will be open, it'll still be a pain in the ass.

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    Just chiming in to say that the new lifts theyve been putting in are electric and that is that plan going forward. Still diesel gen powered, but almost half the hp/torque/fuel usage to power a lift from a generator than to have it gear driven. Mechanical loss is a bitch

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Striker View Post
    I wonder how many northern friends will buy the seasons passes that were held back for them vs day tickets? Even though the border will be open, it'll still be a pain in the ass.
    My understanding is that if they are vaccinated, they can come in to the US without a test. The return to Canada does require a test, but they can take it before they even leave Canada if they are gone for less than 72 hours. There is probably going to be a bunch of pressure to ease the restrictions for vaccinated Canadians returning home. Got to get that Costco/TJs run in!

    Probably too much effort to come for one day, but I wouldn't too surprised if all the Canadian Glacier property owners are coming down regularly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeardedClam View Post
    Just chiming in to say that the new lifts theyve been putting in are electric and that is that plan going forward. Still diesel gen powered, but almost half the hp/torque/fuel usage to power a lift from a generator than to have it gear driven. Mechanical loss is a bitch
    They're making 6MW onshore wind turbines these days with multi part blades and modular tower sections, just you know, if Duncan feels like putting a tower climb at the top of his daily snowshoe hike.

    View from the top would be acceptable on nice days and the chunks of ice it would launch off the blades would take care of the overcrowding issue.

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    nice dump Norse
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    Quote Originally Posted by Norseman View Post
    Amazing shots...
    Thanks for posting. I always love seeing your photos of our state.

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    Random q: Sturtevant's anniversary sale: Deals on hardgoods or no? Website without info and don't wanna drive all the way to Bellevue to find out

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    Quote Originally Posted by Huskydoc View Post
    Random q: Sturtevant's anniversary sale: Deals on hardgoods or no? Website without info and don't wanna drive all the way to Bellevue to find out
    Call them?


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    Quote Originally Posted by AK47bp View Post
    Call them?


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    Pshhh. Fine

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    eye speye new snow in the Olympics

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    I hear something about a bomb cyclone going off up around Vancouver Island or something. Sounds intense.

    https://news.yahoo.com/bomb-cyclone-...ycsrp_catchall

    The US Pacific Northwestern states of Washington, Oregon and California have been warned that a strong jet stream over the Pacific Ocean could be about to toss a “bomb cyclone” their way.

    “Bombogenesis is the technical term. ‘Bomb cyclone’ is a shortened version of it, better for social media,” weather expert Ryan Maue has said.
    Some ski company needs to come out with a bad ass powder ski called the Bombogenesis.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toadman View Post
    I hear something about a bomb cyclone going off up around Vancouver Island or something. Sounds intense.

    https://news.yahoo.com/bomb-cyclone-...ycsrp_catchall



    Some ski company needs to come out with a bad ass powder ski called the Bombogenesis.
    Meh, weather sensationalism.


    Although - “Moment Bombos” sound like pretty sick powder / crud PNW ski.


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    We've been staying at Iron Springs this week. Can confirm there was some big surf last night and this morning before we left.

    Scary black sky to the northwest.
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    As we have passed the 18th does anyone know how the snowplow crews and capabilities have been impacted by the vaccine mandate?

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    WSDOT lost 402 employees due to the mandate, including 13 of 17 employees in its Goldendale office. That could have implications for clearing Satus Pass on Highway 97 between Goldendale and Toppenish. Snowplows are also sometimes needed to clear Highway 14, a popular trucking route, which runs on the Washington side of the Columbia River Gorge.
    The majority of DOT losses were ferry workers:

    At the start of work Monday, WSDOT had 6,813 employees. By the end of the day, 402 were gone, roughly 6% of the total work force. Of that number, 358 were fired for refusing to get the vaccine. There were a total of 63 retirements, 19 were previously planned and not due to the mandate.
    ...

    The largest segment of WSDOT employees to lose their jobs falls under the ferry service, which is already struggling to crew its boats.

    The state reports that 132 ferry service employees have lost their jobs, and 121 of them were fired for refusing to get vaccinated. Eight retired instead of getting the shot, and another three retired for unknown reasons.


    https://www.opb.org/article/2021/10/...gton-services/

    https://mynorthwest.com/3193738/wsdo...ccine-mandate/

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    Cliff Mass latest on Bomb Cyclone mania.

    https://cliffmass.blogspot.com/2021/...now-known.html

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    Lookin' mighty frosty out there. Sooooonnn....

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    Looks like WSDOT is planning to close HWY 20 for the winter on November 15th or sooner if conditions worsen. Just FYI if you were planning a Thanksgiving trip to the Methow.

    https://wsdot.wa.gov/travel/highways...s-highway/home

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    Glacier Peak was looking today when flying from Spokane to Everett!
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    If I lived in WA, Oft would be my realtor. Seriously.

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