Page 5 of 14 FirstFirst 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 ... LastLast
Results 101 to 125 of 348
  1. #101
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    the Low Sierra
    Posts
    14,923
    gee

    CalTrans has road info?

    wow

    imagine that

    I didn't believe in reincarnation when I was your age either.

  2. #102
    Join Date
    Nov 2015
    Location
    Reno, NV
    Posts
    636
    Heading down to the eastside to visit some friends. I know itís pretty low tide but was thinking a bike/ski tour mission could be fun but Iím not super familiar with most of the zones. Can anyone point me in the right direction for trailheads/roads to check out based on the current snow levels?

  3. #103
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Galena
    Posts
    757
    Had a fun day Thursday hooking up with Thefrush and doing laps off the top. In just under 2 hrs we got in 14 runs and 16k vert.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	93EC1DAA-B399-48F9-975B-7C456AD39A03.jpg 
Views:	100 
Size:	450.2 KB 
ID:	393259
    Earlier in the day while the sun was out lower Dropouts had some sweet wind blown snow in them. Chasing Alex I did my 1st non stop top to bottom off 23 this season. Working on the fitness!

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	A3B1DC32-537D-4E12-A462-1C359DF8E7E4.jpg 
Views:	92 
Size:	255.1 KB 
ID:	393260
    The the time I left at 3:00 the light was getting flat and vis was tough up high. Good day of skiing overall.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	B103509C-BA7F-4557-854A-38C245E2C5EA.jpg 
Views:	97 
Size:	487.5 KB 
ID:	393265
    How rare is this?!? 5:30 pm at Vons and no waiting at any register.
    Winning!

    Back out for half a day today then back out Sunday. See you on the Mtn. .

  4. #104
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Galena
    Posts
    757
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	C0B09967-1B67-4236-BFE5-948C9149F6E5.jpg 
Views:	114 
Size:	398.5 KB 
ID:	393900
    Welcome to the holidays.

  5. #105
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    the Low Sierra
    Posts
    14,923
    yeah I decided to work the holiday and weekend to avoid that and make some extra cash for when I can enjoy it
    I didn't believe in reincarnation when I was your age either.

  6. #106
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Verdi NV
    Posts
    9,586
    Quote Originally Posted by Eastern Sierra Skier View Post
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	C0B09967-1B67-4236-BFE5-948C9149F6E5.jpg 
Views:	114 
Size:	398.5 KB 
ID:	393900
    Welcome to the holidays.
    I like to see that people having fun and spending money. Keeps the lights on
    Own your fail. ~Jer~

  7. #107
    Join Date
    Mar 2017
    Posts
    203
    We're here too, with a small group of friends. Two of the group are less experienced and they wanted to warm up on a green run, we took Discovery and that line took forever.

    And then we got on chair 1. This may go on the gaper quote thread, one of our less experienced friends said "Oh, shit! This is an actual mountain!" Turns out that she had snowboarded before at her local Wisconsin hill. So it was mostly Broadway and Mambo laps yesterday for us. At one point they wanted to have a hot cocoa, so we peeled off and went to the upper mountain for a few laps and then caught back with them.

    It's still fun to be out here!

    Blowing snow on Stump Alley:



  8. #108
    Join Date
    May 2018
    Location
    NorCal
    Posts
    506
    Skied the past two days. Took one run yesterday morning on my on3p Woodsmans and immediately went back to the car and grabbed Slalom Skis. Fantastic choice. Conditions are firm and crowds are high but skiing is fun. Huge props to the crew for getting things open and chairs spinning. Even though the runs are jam packed the lift lines were minimal (as a single anyway). Tomorrow and beyond is likely to be a complete mess, but I will make the most of it for a few runs at least.

    Side note, Cornice Bowl is almost dangerous levels of firm at the entrance. Watching multiple people slide down the whole thing the past few days.

  9. #109
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    underground
    Posts
    925
    Quote Originally Posted by davjr96 View Post
    Side note, Cornice Bowl is almost dangerous levels of firm at the entrance. Watching multiple people slide down the whole thing the past few days.
    It's best when they slide far enough Patrol can get them from the top of 3

  10. #110
    Join Date
    Mar 2017
    Posts
    203
    The snow was better yesterday, but some runs were pretty busy. Chair 4, Rollercoaster was running, and also chair 10, Gold Rush (Solitude had been an oasis away from the crowds but this put an end to it). After our friends called it a day we went for a few laps. Rollercoaster was fun and mostly empty, with good snow through most of the run.

    We were going to do a few cool down laps in Saddle Bowl which has had consistently good snow. That was a mess! Lots of people choking the entrance to the gully into the back bowl off chair 3, people falling or stopping in the gully, then going all over the place in the bowl. We just went down Andy's Double Gold and called it a day.


  11. #111
    Join Date
    Mar 2017
    Posts
    203
    Well, yesterday was even more crowded. One hour for the drive back to town!

    We are masochistic and we're heading up the mountain again today.

    Our legs are tired, we're probably going to be staying around chairs 4 and 5 to try to avoid the larger crowds. Solitude has some nice, large, soft bumps, I need to practice that.

    We should be fairly easy to spot. Come say hi if you see us!


  12. #112
    Join Date
    Apr 2021
    Posts
    14
    Quote Originally Posted by davjr96 View Post
    Side note, Cornice Bowl is almost dangerous levels of firm at the entrance. Watching multiple people slide down the whole thing the past few days.
    Saw some boarders yesterday just sit down at the top and plow the first half. I donít get it. Stuff to skierís right was much better, very plush. Coverage was thin at times and my bases look pretty scarred ówill be picking up some ptex I guess

  13. #113
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Truckee & Sonoma
    Posts
    13,417
    Quote Originally Posted by priapism View Post
    Saw some boarders yesterday just sit down at the top and plow the first half. I donít get it. Stuff to skierís right was much better, very plush. Coverage was thin at times and my bases look pretty scarred ówill be picking up some ptex I guess
    Thatís a smart move compared to just dropping in and going for a ride. When the top of Cornice is like that Iím always thankful to have two sets of edges on my feet vs one.
    I ski 135 degree chutes switch to the road.

  14. #114
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    SoCal
    Posts
    6,227
    Haven't been a boarder for quite a while, but seem to recall you have a lot better heel edge control if you keep your butt low but off the ground. Once you plant cheeks on the snow, it's a choppy/erratic ride. (As is staying up too straight and not bending the knees on steep slopes, which might be what those boarders were doing before they sat down.)

  15. #115
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Paper St. Soap Co.
    Posts
    2,823
    What are the odds that Eagle express will be still running mid April? Looking at lodging that can walk to lift, April 10-16.

  16. #116
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Cruzing
    Posts
    11,298
    We lodged over by Eagle last spring. First week of April and it was running. They try to keep it going until Easter typically. It was getting thin-ash last year, but not really. My son and I would enjoy the end of day water skiing slush run back to the base. It was winter up top and very spring down low.

    Thinking of making a run with my son for some skiing next Saturday. Do ya'll think it will be smaller crowds, seeing we just had a holiday and there is not really any snow?

  17. #117
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Cruzing
    Posts
    11,298
    Quote Originally Posted by 1000-oaks View Post
    Haven't been a boarder for quite a while, but seem to recall you have a lot better heel edge control if you keep your butt low but off the ground. Once you plant cheeks on the snow, it's a choppy/erratic ride. (As is staying up too straight and not bending the knees on steep slopes, which might be what those boarders were doing before they sat down.)
    Not if you have ass crampons.

    But yeah, you can't engage an edge while ass on the ground. No leverage. Lean too far back into the hill, and the edge pops out. Kind of like back seat skiing.

  18. #118
    Join Date
    Mar 2017
    Posts
    203

    Mammoth 2021-2022 snow mandate thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by 406 View Post
    What are the odds that Eagle express will be still running mid April? Looking at lodging that can walk to lift, April 10-16.

    I checked the ski app and as of this past April 5 chairs 9 and 25 were still spinning, but I also seem to remember that it was their last weekend and that skiing was going to be out of Main Lodge and the Mill after that. (Edit: I remember what happened: the following weekend was the last weekend for those chairs, but we were not going to be there, so it was our last ride of the season in them).

    Also, I was talking to an old salt from Mammoth this past weekend, and he was saying that anecdotically, large snow dumps in October (like what we had) mean a dry spell after and a short snow season.

    So, mid April may not be good for skiing out of Eagle. This, of course, is mere speculation on my part.

  19. #119
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Eastside Til I Die
    Posts
    2,018
    Skied Sunday & yesterday. Man did we get lucky with those early season storms and the recent cold nights allowing them to blow snow. Still decent skiing to be had across the mountain but the sharks are really starting to come out.
    ((. The joy I get from skiing...
    .))
    ((. That's worth living for.
    .))

  20. #120
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Paper St. Soap Co.
    Posts
    2,823
    Thanks for the Eagle lodge info guys, perhaps that is why prices are slightly reasonable.
    Looks like they kept both open until April 28 in 2019, so I might roll the dice. I would fine walking back if bottom half of eagle is melted out.

  21. #121
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    At the beach
    Posts
    16,531
    Quote Originally Posted by Fofo View Post
    Also, I was talking to an old salt from Mammoth this past weekend, and he was saying that anecdotically, large snow dumps in October (like what we had) mean a dry spell after and a short snow season.

    So, mid April may not be good for skiing out of Eagle. This, of course, is mere speculation on my part.
    Looking at the below history, there is little evidence to support his comment. But with last season in mind I am not real optimistic.

    Name:  Screenshot 2021-12-01 121014.png
Views: 481
Size:  23.8 KB
    Name:  Screenshot 2021-12-01 121103.png
Views: 452
Size:  29.9 KB
    Name:  Screenshot 2021-12-01 121214.png
Views: 446
Size:  19.8 KB
    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.
    That is why I like dogs, more than most people.

  22. #122
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    the Low Sierra
    Posts
    14,923
    how dare you fuck up someoneís opinion with data
    I didn't believe in reincarnation when I was your age either.

  23. #123
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    At the beach
    Posts
    16,531
    Right? I hate those guys...
    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.
    That is why I like dogs, more than most people.

  24. #124
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    the Low Sierra
    Posts
    14,923
    fkn truth sharing A holes
    I didn't believe in reincarnation when I was your age either.

  25. #125
    Join Date
    Mar 2017
    Posts
    203
    Oh, this is great information! Thanks!! Yeah, it's always much better to go with actual information than with someone's perception.

Posting Permissions

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